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Honoring Our Quilters
“All the skilled women spun with their hands, and brought what they had spun, in blue and purple and scarlet material and in fine linen” ----- Exodus 35:25.
For so many generations, the skilled ladies of the Woodsfield church of Christ have labored and created beautiful quilts for our family here. “For where 2 or 3 are gathered together in my name, there I am among them.” ……. they gathered and fellowshipped for over 25 years making quilts for graduates, community members in need, nursing home residents, and even families in India.
What an amazing act of love these women displayed. Our most accurate account has a record of over 242 quilts fashioned for our graduates. It would suffice to say that nearly every member here had a quilt made for them or for their children. Like so many acts of kindness in the church, these ladies never boast or make a big display of their works……. they piled cushions higher, ignored their split rough nails, and endured the stiff necks with not a word of despair.
Many of our quilters have passed on and a few remain with us today. But every single one of them will attest to “a quilter’s quilting friends are some of the dearest, most generous, and most supportive people she will ever know.”
To the best of our knowledge, below is the list of the ladies that have served as quilters: Irene Christman, Inez Lanier, Vivian Hines, Lois Griffin, Blanche Baker, Theica Weddle, Rose Saffle, Wanda Zonker, Gladys Landefeld, Betty Mercer, Wilma Bott, Nada Beardmore, Doris Lude, Ruth Camden and most recently, Cathy Bunting, Mary Henthorn, Goldie Chaplin, Jean Antill and Eleanor Lallathin.
These ladies and their quilts are “knit together in love and attaining to all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the knowledge of the mystery of God.”
A thank you does not seem to suffice for all the labors of love these ladies have crafted over the past years. Just know that we love you and neither you nor your many quilts will be forgotten. The quilts you bound together have bound the hearts of all of us here. You will always be the most beautiful square that makes up the Woodsfield church of Christ quilt.
Children’s Bible Class Update
This quarter’s teaching material is “Loving Hearts & Helping Hands”. We had 25 students in class this past Sunday. If you see a Bible class teacher, be sure to thank them. What a blessing all these students and teachers are to our church.
Last Quarter Teachers: Current Quarter Teachers:
Cradle Roll – Leah Hickenbottom Cradle Roll – Sue Dearth, Bev Jones,
Leslie Carothers Kalista Friday
3–4-year-olds- Olivia Gauding 3–4-year-olds- Sheena Stalder
Paige Gauding Paige Gauding
5 yr – 1st- Paula Eikleberry 5 yr – 1st- Tiffany Jones
2nd- 3rd-Dan & Chris Christman 2nd- 3rd-Tina Jones
4th- 6th Brian Rose 4th- 6th Ian & Kirsten Rouse
7th-12th Keith Jones 7th-12th Eric Carothers
Thank you so much for my beautiful Mother’s Day flowers. They meant so much to me!
Love from my heart, Doris Ady
Thank You - M.A.G.I. Boxes
Thank you to the church, we were able to deliver 37 M.A.G.I boxes for the children this Christmas. Your love to help others is so greatly appreciated.
Keith delivered the flowers to Doris Ady in honor and recognition of her being the oldest mother in the congregation.
Dear Church family,
We want to express our sincere appreciation for the prayers, calls and cards that Missy received when she had her total hip replacement surgery. She is in therapy and doing well.
Love Linda, Melissa, and family
From the family of Geneva Crum: Brothers and sisters in Christ, Thank you so much for the prayers, cards, wind chimes, food and use of the fellowship building. Mom was always so happy working with the church in Woodsfield.
Debbie Haney and family
UPDATE - LOIS KENNEY
Lois Kenney has been moved to Emerald Pointe nursing home in Barnesville and is in room 110. She can have visitors at the nursing home and if you would like to send her a card the address is: Emerald Pointe, Attn: Lois Kenney, Room 110, 100 Michelli St, Barnesville, OH 43713.
Sophie Nalley, the 2-year-old niece of Brent Roth had a successful heart surgery and is recovering.
Dear church family,
We want to express our sincere appreciation for the prayers, phone calls, cards, and flowers during the illness and recent passing of our loved one. The past year has been difficult but your prayers for our family, your love and support gave us strength. Your kindness will always be remembered.
In Christian Love, The Gary Alleman Family