Voila the logo for the Congregational Church of Boothbay Harbor's capital campaign. The theme was decided before this design came to me, and is "Living Stones" - from a verse in 1Peter 2:5: "Like living stones, let yourselves be built into a spiritual house." Not a simple concept to visualize!
The first idea I had was to make little stones into stick figures. But that turned into M&M's, and I did not think they would raise lots of money to renovate a church. So I finally cut off the addition to the church and set it on a pyramid of stones, that were not square but squiggly like they were alive. Then because we are a harbor, I decided that it should be rising out of water, and be like a lighthouse. It is a popular image.
I have enjoyed making the communications materials based on this logo and the theme, Living Stones. But it has been as enormous amount of work, more than I anticipated. Still, very gratifying...so if you need a logo for a difficult theme or idea, just be in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org.