Ivester blesses quilts

Quilts are displayed and blessed during worship at Ivester Church of the Brethren

In the spirit of giving, a small group of women at Ivester Churchof the Brethren in Grundy Center, Iowa, reconvened in late August last year to meet regularly to wear their masks and do “piecemaking.”

On the first Sunday in Advent, they displayed their quilts during worship and a prayer of blessing was shared. Fourteen quilts found their way to Des Moines, to be given to newly arriving people from Afghanistan. Twelve found new homes through distribution at House of Compassion in Marshalltown, where residents and immigrants have suffered in recent times, affected by a tornado and a derecho plus all the trials of the pandemic.

It is in such a time as this that our call to service comes to the forefront. —LaDonna Brunk

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