Community United Methodist Church had a number of factors they had to balance when considering plans for their new sign.

Two in particular complicated the design considerations. First, the City of Monticello had not yet approved new sign code that would allow for a digital display. Secondly, like many churches, the United Methodist Church organization was going through some changes which could affect their Logo.

Think Digital Signs met with the City early on to provide input on the amended code and kept the City informed of the client’s sign design plans in anticipation of the new code being passed.  As a result, CUMC was able to move forward with the planning, designing, and proposal phases in hopes of installing during the following Spring/Summer construction season.  They were ready to move as soon as the new sign code was adopted, and the permitting process was streamlined.

The church’s Facilities Team liked the high-quality look of a back-lit routed aluminum cabinet, yet they wanted to make sure that they would be able to change out the UMC logo without rebuilding the entire ID cabinet if a change was ever needed. Think Digital Signs designed the ID cabinet with a split-face so that if there was to be any re-branding or new logo in the future, that portion of the sign could easily be changed out.

For the electronic messaging center, CUMC selected a higher resolution 3’ x 7’ 10mm EMC (Electronic Message Center) by Watchfire which came with their  proprietary easy-to-use Ignite software for editing and scheduling changes to the sign.

Our church looked at several potential electronic sign vendors and finally selected Think Digital because of their professionalism and eye on detail. Their customer service through the entire process was exceptional and the sign they designed with our input is beautiful. It has provided our church with a beacon to the community for people who are unfamiliar with our church and its location. It is clear that Think Digital Signs takes its profession personally and seriously. Thank you for your outstanding work!

Bryan Tungland, Facility Enhancement Team, CUMC

Project Details

Install Date: August, 2019

Address: 9225 Jason Ave NE
Monticello, MN