The Grape Hall Seventh-day Adventist Church is squarely located in Grape Hall, St. Lucy, as a beacon to give light to its environs and surrounding districts of Crab Hill and Greenidges. The name of the area is derived from the Sea Grape Coccoloba Uvifera.
This tree bears numerous fruit on a stalk which have a resemblance to the fruit of the vine, grown elsewhere and are also edible.
The fruit also shares similar health-giving properties to the vine fruit of the same name.
The tree is cultivated largely for its ability to thrive in sea salty areas and to prevent soil erosion throughout the Caribbean and the eastern seaboard of the US from Florida.
The church shares a similar purpose: to prevent the encroachment of a sea of troubles, to thrive on the salt of God’s holy Word and to hold the body of believers together, by standing against the trials and temptations that draw us away from God and place us at the mercy of the devil.
The logo comprises a shield and its component parts and a sword.
Gold in colour representing Faith in our Heavenly Father and His Word, knowing that His promises are sure, and “all His biddings are enablings.”
Bound by Royal Blue – Truth – God’s Word is truth; also a sign of our loyalty to God and His Word.
On a lesser note, these are the colours of the standard of the country in which we live – Barbados.
The Sword of the Spirit is the Word of God, two edged; cutting both ways: both the speaker and the hearer. It also carries a keen point. Luke 2: 35; Eph. 6: 17; Heb. 4: 12. Jesus was also pierced for us.
All of this is who we are: the Grape Hall Seventhday Adventist Church: by our name we represent the gospel of Jesus Christ which He sent us to proclaim. Let us carry out our God-given mandate.
At the centre of the shield, is a branch bearing three grape leaves and fruit. The leaves are a trio representing Father, Son and Holy Spirit. The leaves are green and simple showing that God is love and life-giving, and “with Him there is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.” They surround the stalk with the fruit, even as God shields and protects His children from the enemy.
They are sharply etched with veins of red, indicating the blood Jesus shed for us. This colour is found throughout the tree and demonstrates how vital the blood of Christ is to our salvation.
The fruit, borne on a stalk or raceme, show various stages of ripeness. This represents the members that make up the body of Christ all at various stages of ripeness but clinging to the hand of God, from whom all blessings flow.
Their primary purpose is to feed others, demonstrating through our living Love, Joy, Peace, Longsuffering, Gentleness, Goodness, Faith, Meekness, Temperance – the Fruit of the Spirit. The Fruit bears the colour of the blood of Christ, purple-red.