The stained glass images Julee created for churches and other sites near and far have touched many lives over the years. The windows have set the tone for celebration and contemplation as they add color, movement, and life wherever they are installed. Donna Mae Wiegand of First Presbyterian Church in Cedar Bluffs shared a perfect example: “I was sitting in the pew during communion when I saw the light flowing through Julee’s beautiful window—right through the loaf of bread. It took my breath away!” Holly Gage-Hennecke shared her thoughts about the window Julee created for her church, Northeast United Church of Christ (Lincoln): “I think of Julee every time I enter my church and see her “Welcoming Christ” stained glass window. The sense of movement in the four liturgical windows is palpable. The light moves through them and they dance ribbons of color.”
When Julee was commissioned to create windows for the chapel at the Nebraska Correctional Center for Woman in York, she used a more abstract approach. Since the chapel windows needed to serve a wide range of spiritual needs, Julee created windows, “with twining colors to represent the intermingling threads of life’s experiences, splitting apart, changing, and disappearing for a while.”
In addition to the sacred installations mentioned above, Julee completed commissions for many other Lincoln churches including, Grace Lutheran, Aldersgate Methodist, All Saints Lutheran, Calvary Lutheran, Maplewood Chapel, Newman United Methodist Church, and St. Matthew’s Episcopal. She also created stained glass for churches in Sutton, Cedar Bluffs, Bayard, Arapahoe, Rokeby, Culbertson, Cozad, Laurel, Doniphan and Kearney, all in Nebraska. Her work even found its way to Buffalo, Wyoming, and beyond. (For a complete listing of Julee’s religious work see Julee Lowe’s Stained Glass Religious Installations. Also visit the the Gallery of Julle Lowe’s Religious Installations not included on the Virtual Tour.