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Ministry snapshots - Soft surroundings - Prague UMC


Diana Kinzey was multitasking. She was worshipping at a Methodist church in Belen, Costa Rica, and also thinking of a way she could add to the aesthetics of that space through her passion for sewing, quilting, and embroidery work.

She dreamed of making a worship banner for that church, which was hosting the Stillwater District Volunteers In Mission team that included her.

Six banners now hang in the island church.

Kinzey returned to Prague UMC excited about her concept for a banner based on I Corinthians 13. While working on it, she realized she had not seen the UM cross-and-flame symbol in the sanctuary. Thus, banner 2.

She then proceeded to create banners representing Holy Communion, Pentecost, and Easter, and one with a purple "Pax" symbol. All wording is in Spanish.

The church also did not have paraments. Pawnee and Agra churches donated two sets.

All the items were mailed after a dedication service at Prague UMC during Lent.


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After a VIM mission, Prague UMC member Diana Kinzey launched a project that provided banners and paraments to a church in Costa Rica.


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