Thursday, October 10, 2013

Prestige Glass Pulpits

Prestige Pulpits

Prestige Pulpits by Prestige Glass International has long been know for it's quality of design and craftsmanship. 

The Prestige Pulpit line offers a wide selection of designs and sizes to choose from. But if you can't find that special design you are looking for, no worries we can custom design the podium that will meet your needs. Whether your desire is a completely unique Church Pulpit or just a modification to one of our standard designs we can help you achieve the vision you have for your place of worship!

What sets Prestige Pulpits apart.

  • High Quality 3/8" Architectural Glass Construction.
  • Deep Etch of your Church Logo
  • Choice of Clear or Tinted Glass
  • Choice of 8 Wood Stains
  • Recessed Castors on all Pulpits & Communion tables.
Matching Communion Tables
Communion Table

You will also find a great selection of communion tables, built with the same quality and craftsmanship as our pulpits. Choose from one of our standard inscriptions such as "Do This In Remembrance of Me" or select your own up to 30 characters in length. Each table is available in 3 standard lengths (40", 48" & 60") or we can manufacture custom height and length if needed.

For more information on any of our Prestige Glass Pulpits please feel free to contact us or check us out on our website

Monday, October 7, 2013

Pew Upholstery

Church Pew Upholstery

Pew Upholstery
Tired of setting on hard church pews?
If so having your pews upholstered is a great way to add comfort to your existing pews.  Pew Upholstery is the process where the seat, and or back can be upholstered using a high density foam core and cover with a commercial grade fabric. The work can be performed on site without having to remove your church pews. Church Pew Upholstery is quite common today for churches that want a new look but don't want to spend the money to buy new church pews. Pew Upholstery can be done for anywhere from 1/3 to 1/2 the price of a new pew. If your existing pews are in good condition there is really no need to replace them, simply have them upholstered. The purchase of new pews whether 30 years ago or today is always a major investment for any church no matter large or small. That is why pew upholstery is a great option for any situation where the pews are still in good condition and just need a little more comfort or a new look.

Do you have pews that are already upholstered?
 Then we can remove the existing fabric and foam if needed and replace with new high density foam and commercial grade fabric on site and make your pews look like they did when first purchased. This will allow you to keep your pews for many more years and extend the life of your investment. The padding that was used 20-30 years ago had a lot of fillers which causes the foam to break down over time and basically turn to dust. The foams used today in pew upholstery are a non-loaded, polyurethanes which typically have a density of at least 2.5 pounds. Using the poly foams and commercial grade fabrics gives a comfortable installation that will last for generations to come.

There is no need to worry about your pews being damaged in the process because the work can be performed on site without removing them from your place of worship. The pew upholstery crew will set up in your sanctuary and upholster the pews in place. Certain types of pews will require them to be disassembled in order to be reupholstered but once complete the pews are then reassembled and anchored to the floor in their original locations. If you are still wondering about the process you can check out our pew upholstery video by clicking the link. If you need more information about having your pews upholstered please feel free to contact us and we will be happy to assist you with any questions that you may have.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Baptistry Heaters

Baptistry Heaters by Church Outlet

Purchasing a baptistry heater can seem like a daunting task but we are here to help clear up the confusion! If you have spent much time looking around the internet for baptistry heaters you have seen websites and blogs that try to discredit one another and make their heater appear more than it really is. This blog post will not do that. We are going to just state the facts so that you can make an informed decision.

All of our heaters are manufactured by HydroQuip of Corona, CA. HydroQuip started in the Spa Heater
BES 6000 Baptistry Heater
business more than 30 years ago and eventually made it's way into the baptismal heater market. Built on quality, safety and durability you won't find a better circulation heater. The BES 6000 series baptismal heater is available in both a 5.5kw (BES 6000) and an 11kw (BES 6005). Optional accessories such as auto fill, auto drain, and the BAPside remote (which allows for remote operation up to 25 feet away from the heater unit) are available. A 3/4 horsepower pump pulls the water from the baptistry and pushes it through the heating element then back into the baptismal for an efficient heating process. No need to worry about rust, the pump has no metal parts and the heating element is protected in a stainless steel housing.

So when you are searching the internet for your new or replacement baptistry heater keep these things in mind.
  1. Is the heater UL Listed? The entire unit not just the individual components?
  2. Does the pump have a minimum of 3/4 HP?
  3. Is the housing for the heating element made of stainless steel?
  4. Is the heater thermostatically controlled?
  5. Does the heater offer a control panel that is plug-n-play and allow for add-on accessories?
  6. Does the baptistry heater have Visual Diagnostics so that you can know if something is wrong?
The other thing to keep in mind is that there are many different names for baptistry heaters on the market (PBH by Piedmont Fiberglass, EQAS by Fiberglass Specialties and CR series by ChurchRite) all of which are manufactured by HydroQuip and are private labeled for these companies. Church Outlet has decided to offer the baptismal heaters under the HydroQuip name so that you know what you are getting. If you go to buy a new car (Ford, Chevrolet, Dodge, etc.) no matter which one you are loyal to you want to know that you are buying the factory name.

If you still have questions about which baptistry heater is right for your baptismal pool then we encourage you to contact us today and we will gladly assist you in the process. Don't let the confusion keep you from buying the safest, most reliable baptismal heater on the market.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Portable Baptistries

Portable Baptistries are excellent for new churches, churches in transitional or non-traditional setting. You can virtually hold a baptismal services anywhere!

We have designed our portable baptistry so that they are easy to use - The Candidate enters via the steps (included with cabinet option), sits on built-in seat inside unit, and is baptized by the Minister, who is standing behind the portable baptistry. is offering our model 6P or 6PXL portable baptismal in a deluxe package which includes:

  • Unfinished Oak Cabinet (with lid, steps & cross)
  • Your choice of tub colors: Blue, White or Bone
  • Wheel Kit
  • Fill / Drain Valve
  • Circulation Heater (plumbed to tub at factory) heats tub in approx. 4 hours and plugs into regular outlet.
Other available options:
  • Lectern
  • Communion Front
  • PPO Finish (required if water to be left in tub for extended period)
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Friday, October 29, 2010

Church Outlet is offering the model 801 worship chair at an unbelievable price. While supplies last you can purchase the model 801 for $33.99. Call today to place your order. Don't wait because at these prices the inventory won't last long. Call 800-736-3113 or email us at

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Steeple FAQ

Steeple FAQ

What size steeple will look right on my building? How can I help minimize wind and weather damage over time? These may be some of the questions bouncing around in your head if you are looking to purchase a new fiberglass church steeple. Church Outlet offers a wide variety of sizes, styles and options. Here are some tips for selecting the right steeple for your church, and an explanation of some of the options available.

What is the Right Size Steeple For My Building?

As a rule of thumb, your steeple height should match the height of your building from the ground to the peak. The width should be approximately 10% of your building width.

What Will the Wind and Weather Do to My Steeple?

Wind loading, Overturning Moment, and Roof Calculations are all terms given to determine how much force a steeple places on a roof. Under calm conditions, a steeple only places weight directly down on a roof surface. However, under windy conditions the steeple is a flat surface that is against the wind causing resistance. This results in uplift and down force. Uplift is on the windward side and is the amount of pressure that is applied to the anchoring system in an upward motion. Down force is on the opposite side and is the amount of pressure that is pressing down on the roof surface. These calculations must be completed by a licensed engineer for your state and varies by location and size of the steeple.

How Can I Protect My Steeple from Lightning?

This is a detail you don’t want to neglect. A burned steeple is not a pretty sight, and difficult if not impossible to repair. We offer a simple solution in our Lightning Protection option. This is simply a solid aluminum or copper rod that extends above the highest point of the steeple. It is connected via a flexible copper or aluminum cable to a solid copper rod that is driven into the ground. Specific details about how the cable is to be routed and the distance that the ground rod is to be in the ground varies by region. You will want to consult your local building inspections department for specific requirements in your area.

What Type of Anchoring is Required?

Steeples are anchored directly to the roof support system. In the case of a truss system, anchor beams are attached across several trusses. A metal or masonry building also has the steeple attached directly to the roof support system. Your building style and material will determine the correct anchoring system. Consult your building contractor and inspection department for the proper anchoring system.

What is a Ball and Cross?

An optional cross may be added to any of our steeples. The ball is used to create a smooth transition from the spire to the cross. The cross may be made from fiberglass, aluminum, copper, or any other material. It is recommended that the cross be made from fiberglass to ensure proper bonding and to reduce electrical conductivity.

How Can I Make My Steeple Look Unique?

To customize or enhance the beauty of a standard steeple you may include decorative panels. These can range from louvers to windows to religious symbols.

Louvers may be false to give the appearance of functioning louvers or they may be operational. Operational louvers may be vented and screened. Venting allows sound or air out of the steeple and screening keeps birds and other things out of the steeple. Speakers, bells, and carillon systems may be added to the inside of steeples with the proper amount of interior clearance.

Windows are available on most models. The window has a fiberglass frame and panes. The glass may be made from plate glass, stained glass, acrylic, or krinklglas. Krinklglas is a faux stained glass available in many colors and styles. It is made from fiberglass and is durable and weather resistant.

What Color/s are available for my Steeple?

The standard color for most steeples is white. However, all units may be custom painted to accent the roof or building color.

If you still have questions about purchasing a fiberglass steeple feel free to contact us or check out our website at