Calvary ECW (Episcopal Church Women) will honor the Bishop of North Carolina
On November 21, 2011, The Right Rev. Michael B. Curry, Bishop of North Carolina(Episcopal) will travel to Tarboro to receive a gift, the Quilt-of-Life, from the church women at Calvary Episcopal Church. The quilted wall hanging was the inspiration of one woman, Gloria Wooding, who wanted to do something to mend the brokenness of the world in which we all live. Her purpose for sewing this quilt was to help children in Africa. Her love for children goes back to her early mission work in Viet Nam, where she visited orphanages and attended to infants.
After Ken Lautzenheiszer accepted the call to spear head a campaign for the Diocesan project NetsforLife, Gloria donated the quilt to ECW at Calvary to encourage participation. NetsforLife is a project that addresses one specific goal of the Millennium Development Goals put forth by the United Nations in 2002 to tackle world poverty. It targets the life threatening disease of Malaria. The Bishop of North Carolina, The Right Rev. Michael B. Curry has called the Diocese of North Carolina to help put an end to Malaria in Sub-Saharan Africa. The Diocese has asked each congregation to join this fight by giving mosquito nets, one per member. The cost of one net is twelve dollars. One net will cover and protect three children as they sleep and thus save three lives. The nets will also be used as a first priority for pregnant women to protect them and their unborn child.
With the partnership of the ECW, Ken Lautzenheiser launched the NetsforLife campaign at Calvary. The beautiful Quilt-of-Life that Gloria crafted was placed in the back of the nave of our church and each Sunday morning was a visual and artistic invitation to join our campaign by purchasing one net. Our parishioners have given generously. We surpassed our goal and contributed a total of 341 nets. Since the campaign continues until January, when at our Convention a formal report will be given, parishioners and the community are reminded that they can still support this project through Gifts for Life, the gift catalogue published by Episcopal Relief and Development. In the meanwhile, the ECW at Calvary eagerly awaits Monday, November 21st, when they will honor Bishop Curry with this gift and thank him for his leadership in our Diocese.
Caption Above: Right Reverend Michael Curry, Bishop of North Carolina, Deacon Velinda Hardy, Calvary Episcopal Church and Gloria Wooding member of Calvary Episcopal Church. Bishop Curry was presented the quilt made by Gloria to serve as an inspiration for the continued work on the Nets for Life Campaign. Bishop Curry visited Calvary on the occasion of their annual Luncheon Sale Fundraiser on Monday, November 21.