Praise Team

Praise Team coordinatorBarbara Morgan

CTL’s Praise Team is made up of a group of ladies who love to praise ADONAI with expressive movements to include dance, flags and even sign language.


Dance Team: our dance team practices regularly every week, learning new songs and dance steps. Not only is it great exercise but it is never time wasted as we are praising ADONAI! We spend a few weeks to months on new dances and are slowly building up a collection of dances to have ready to use at anytime. We are learning a combination of Davidic Dance and Israeli Folk Dance and dancing to traditional and contemporary music.

If you are interested in joining us for exercise and fun while praising the L-RD, just show up at practice! If you want to be a regular dance team member who dances on the High Holydays, etc, you need to be at practices regularly and be able to purchase your own dance shoes and any required garments.

Congregational Dance: we usually do two circle dances on Shabbat at the beginning of the service with simple dance steps so that anyone (including men) can join in! The dance team then leads the congregational dance that we do along the center aisles. Anyone is welcome to join the line and dance around with us!

Flag Team: we are slowly working on building up a Flag team. The colored silk flags are used in a choreographed way, in sync with the music. Each color has a meaning:

  • Red: The blood of Jesus (Ephesians 1:7), Atonement (Leviticus 14:52-53), Sacrifice of Christ’s blood (Romans 3:25), Cleansing, Justification, Love (Romans 8:35-36), Consuming fire, Salvation (Joshua 2:18-21)
  • Pink: Glory, Rose of Sharon, Intimacy, Child-like faith. Tenderness, God’s embrace.
  • Fuchsia: Joy (Isaiah 55:1; Nehemiah 8:10), Right relationship (Psalm 16:11; 32:11), Communion (Song of Solomon 5:1).
  • Orange: Lion of Judah (Revelation 5:5), Praise (Ephesians 3:19), Intercession/Warfare, Passion, Power, Fire of God (Ezekiel 1:4; 8:2), Deliverance (Daniel 3:19-29), Fruitfulness, Joy, Warrior (Psalm 97:3)
  • Yellow: Glory of God (Romans 4:20), Holiness, Eternal Deity, Anointing (Exodus 25:6) Purification (Revelations 3:18).
  • Green:  Life (1 John 2:25), Prosperity (Psalm 92:14), Freshness (Psalm 23:2), At the Throne (Revelation 4:6), Restoration (Psalm 23:2-3), New beginning (Isaiah 27:6 & Romans 6:4), Growth (Genesis 9:3), Health/Vitality (Genesis 1:30).
  • Blue/Sapphire: Law/Commandments (Numbers 15:38-41), Healing, Heaven (Ezekiel 1:26),  Holy Spirit, Priesthood  (Exodus 28:31), Grace (Romans 6:14; Hebrew 4:16), Hope, Freedom, Anointing.
  • Purple: Royalty (Esther 8:15), Kingship (John 19:2), Inheritance, Priesthood, Authority (Ezekiel 27:7)
  • Bronze/Brass: Forgiveness (Numbers 21:9), Sacrifice (John 3:14-15)
  • Silver: Redemption (Numbers 18:15-16), Wisdom, Strengthened Faith, Purifier (Psalm 66:10; Malachi 3:3), Word of God (Psalm 12:6).
  • White: Purity and holiness (Revelation 1:15; Daniel 12:10), Cleanse (Psalm 51:7), Saint (Revelation 3:4), Angels (John 20:12), The Bride of Christ (Revelation 3:4-5), Glory, Light, Holy Spirit (Matthew 3:16).
  • Opal/Iridescence: Cleansing Work of the Holy Spirit, Transparency.
  • Black: Mystery of God (Daniel 2:19; 1 Corinthians 2:7), Darkness (Ephesians 5:11), Mourning (Jeremiah 8:21)
  • Gold: Divinity, Gods Glory (Exodus 37) Praise, Glory and Honor (1 Peter 1:7; Exodus 37; 40:34-35; Revelation 1:13-14), Alter (Genesis 44:8; Exodus 25:10-22; 37:1-6), Majesty (Ester 8:15), Power, Presence
  •  Brown: Humility (Esther 4:3), People (Isaiah 40:7-8), Earth.
  • {This list was compiled from Called to Flag}

Sign Language: we are learning [ASL] sign language to songs for certain occasions. It is so much fun and adds so much expression to your praise to the L-RD!