SETTING THESAURUS

CHURCH



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Settings should always be chosen with care. Consider the emotion you want your viewpoint character to feel and how setting choices, weather elements, and symbolism might build a specific mood in the scene, create tension and conflict, or even raise the stakes.
SIGHTS:
An atrium (with informational pamphlets, religious books, a donation box, bulletin boards containing church news and announcements, pictures of past or present clergy members, a table with coffee and baked goods)
Greeters passing out bulletins containing a schedule of the service
Thick wooden doors opening into the sanctuary
A holy water font
A baptistry tank for baptizing people
Polished wooden pews or auditorium seats arranged in rows
Aisles separating the rows into sections
A shelf on the back of each pew holding a Bible and song book
A padded bar for kneeling at a pew
A raised stage area where the pastor or priest preaches
Projection screens where song lyrics or sermon notes are displayed
A pulpit or lectern
An altar with burning candles and arranged flowers
Musical instruments for leading in singing and worship (a piano, an organ, band instruments)
A choir loft
A communion table holding blessed wine and wafers
Religious symbols on the walls (crosses, crucifixes, chalices, angels)
Rosaries
Decorative banners with key scenes depicted from church history
Shiny polished surfaces
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