The Heart Of Precious Moments
A Work Of Art, A Labor Of Love
From Paper Napkins To Carved Bronze
“Enter into His Gates with Thanksgiving,
And Into His Courts with praise” - Psalm 100:4
Once inside the vestibule, a set of double doors lead to the Chapel Sanctuary. The exterior doors feature angels with hands clasped in prayer and upturned in praise. For more than one year, Mr. Butcher worked with skilled artisans in the Philippines to design, score, and carve the massive works of art through which millions of visitors have passed through.
Renew Faith, Remember Love, Praise God
Bring the intricate detail of Hallelujah Square home with this stunning replica plaque.
A Tribute To Heaven
After passing through the intricately-carved wooden entry doors, visitors enter the Chapel Sanctuary. The stunning 26-foot floor-to-ceiling hand-painted masterpiece, Hallelujah Square, reflects Mr. Butcher’s deep belief that within each of us is the hope of Jesus Christ. In Hallelujah Square, Mr. Butcher depicts Heaven through the eyes of a child, and pays memoriam to more than 25 children and adults who have touched his heart.
The Beauty Of Stained Glass
Fifteen stained glass windows and murals in the east and west hallways depict the Bible's Old Testament stories and the New Testament lessons. With the assistance of Mr. Butcher's sister-in-law, Annie, the fragile works of art were cut and assembled to fit the designs.
Shipped by truck by Annie and her husband, Jack, from Annie's studio in Redding, California, she claimed two miracles occurred during the trip.
First, after nearly 2,000 miles and 4 1/2 days, not a single piece arrived broken! Second, the couple was still married! Two years after sketching the designs, the magnificent windows were installed.
Tributes To Those Taken Too Early
In the early 1990s, Tim Ryan was a young newlywed with an unwavering faith in the Lord. Shortly following Tim's death in 1994, Mr. Butcher transformed the back room of the Chapel into the Tim Ryan Memorial Room to share Tim's story, along with many others whose lives were cut tragically short.
Use the quiet respite of the Tim Ryan Memorial Room, along with the Books of Remembrance, to help bring a sense of peace and acceptance for a loss of a loved one.
Stroll along the Avenue of Angels, relax in the gardens, and find peace in nature.
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PRECIOUS MOMENTS FOUNDATION
Welcome to the Precious Moments Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with an emphasis in the arts. We are dedicated to keeping the Precious Moments Chapel free of charge for all visitors to enjoy the art and inspiration of Precious Moments Founding Artist, Samuel J. Butcher.
4321 Chapel Road, Carthage, MO 64836 800-543-7975 Chapel@PreciousMomentsChapel.org
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