The banners hanging in the Sanctuary this month are from what became a series of “Scripture Quilts” - this set used at Advent/Christmas. The others were used at Lent, Pentecost, and Thanksgiving. They were done many years ago when Bruce Milne was Senior Minister - and joined the banners that once hung on either side of the Sanctuary and those still hanging in the back of the balcony.
Margaret O’Leary, a long-time member of FBC, and an exquisite calligrapher did the lettering for me on this particular set. Unfortunately, the fabric cutting, appliqué and quilting process did not translate her lettering well - I tried hard, but needed her forgiveness!
As well, we later hung the “Christmas Angel”, a very large “stained glass effect” banner in the midst of the organ pipes which was crafted by Linda Werner and myself. When the sound system went in behind the pipes, the banner was retired!
Always, the banners were created with the prayer that they would serve as a prompt to worship our Lord.