Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Blessings to Third Baptist Church in Toledo, OH
The Toledo Journal reported the unveiling of an 80 square foot quilt in honor of the 140th anniversary of Third Baptist Church in Toledo, OH. The theme of the anniversary celebration held November 15th was "The Threads That Bind." Represented in the quilt are the church's current Senior Pastor, Rev. Kevin J. Bedford, the pastor of worship and music, Rev. Glenn L. Jones, and all the past ministers of the church. Hundreds of church member signatures are also on the quilt. Lauretta Russell stitched this magnificent quilt!
Displayed in the church were also other quilts in an exhibit titled "Stitches from the Soul-Sistahs." According to the Toledo Journal, those participating in the sewing included: Euneda Liddell, Sandra Page, Beverly Smith, Clementine Bourn, Marilynn Gardner, Safiya Smith, Kentrah Smith, Maleeka Smith, Dee Mabrey, Jeanna Temple, Janet Borton and Margaret Brown.
Personal shout out to Rev. Glenn Jones, who has known me since I was a kid. Congratulations to the Anniversary Chairpersons Carolyn Robinson and Co-Chairpersons Oliver Collins and Lauretta Russell. What a marvelous way to commemorate Third Baptist Church history! Enjoy!