Here is the Maritime Conference Heritage Quilt I mentioned near the end of my last entry...
This is what we saw in the days leading up to our anniversary service:
Then, during the service, the "doors" were opened to this beautiful sight:
It truly is a gorgeous work of art. "We are not alone" is the first line of the United Church of Canada's New Creed. Below the central celtic cross is the logo of Maritime Conference, and below that that is the UCC crest. Other symbols include wine, bread, star, candles, organ pipes, burning bush, tree, wedding rings, bible, baptism, manger, fish, bells, lilies, dove, casserole (potluck, anyone?!) The side panels reflect the church in both rural and urban settings. I'm so glad I had a chance to see this wonderful quilt, it looks great in our sanctuary! (Alas, it must continue its journey one of these days soon, so we'll have to pass it along to another church.)