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Comfort Ye My People

BlogQuilts1.JPGComfort ye my people! On a damp cold day we followed a sign on the street inviting passersby into an annual quilt show, taking place in the local United Church. I assumed I was simply following my wife's curiosity about local crafts into a church basement for fifteen or twenty minutes. But there was no going downstairs and we lost all sense of time. BlogQuilts2.JPG These beautifully crafted quilts were appropriately displayed in the Sanctuary, draped from above and beneath the balcony, between pews, and all around the chancel. The colour, detail, creativity and design brought warmth and beauty in abundance to a wonderful sacred space. The quilts were a reminder of the church at its best - seemingly scrap materiel of various sizes, shapes and colours sewn together as one in a beautiful pattern by the hand of a loving creator redeemer. The only thing warmer than the quilts was the welcome of the United Church Women and the members of the local quilter's guild. Comforters indeed!

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Rev. Dr. Peter Holmes

Peter Holmes, BA, MDiv, DMin is the Minister of the Congregation at Yorkminster Park Baptist Church

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