What’s with the anchor?
First and foremost, the anchor represents the hope, steadfastness, and peace we have through Jesus. Hebrews 6:19 tells us that our hope in Christ is a promise from God that we can hold onto “like a strong and trustworthy anchor for our souls.” As a result, an anchor was one of the first symbols of Christianity – predating even the “Jesus Fish”. For the early church, an anchor was regarded as a symbol of safety. The anchor portrayed here also has some additional elements that are important to us. The mast for the center of the anchor contains an image of a cross, where our salvation was paid for. The circle at the top, when added to the cross represents arms open in love for each other and the community. The points on the ends of the anchor represent the two points of Jesus’ Great Commandment to all His followers: To love God and love others. Finally, the anchor is a friendly connection to the nautical community that we serve and are a part of – the Connecticut shoreline.