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This beautiful quilt, depicting Bible stories, was made by the children and quilters from St. Mark Catholic Church in Prairieville, Louisiana. Their summer religion program wanted to focus on the unity that Catholics can have with other churches. They taught the children what United Methodists believe and how our denomination helps others in many ways.
The Principal of the summer program, Flory Reynolds, said that so often young Catholics are taught that their religion is the only correct one. She wanted them to learn what good is being done by other denominations and to feel united with them in Christ. Each of the 32 classes received a square and each student contributed to painting part of their group’s square. The quilters at St. Mark’s assembled the squares and quilted this work of art.
The quilt was presented to the Methodist Children’s Home of Southwest Louisiana located in Sulphur, as a gift from the children of St. Mark’s Catholic Church, as a reminder that God’s love, mercy, and grace is for all of His children!
The Children’s Home youth and staff want to thank the children and quilters of St. Mark’s Catholic Church, as well as Rev. Chris Blanchard of Covenant UMC who was instrumental in coordinating this effort.