On November 12 children
from all churches were invited to create Christmas
cards to be given with the holiday food baskets
donated to local families by the Lions Club and
Seton Center with the assistance of the community.
19 children from Elias Lutheran Church, Tom's
Creek United Methodist and Incarnation United
Church of Christ gathered in the fellowship hall
at Incarnation United Church of Christ and with
the direction of Susan Allen and Edith Long
enjoyed a card-making workshop. Adult volunteers
were there with a helping hand. 160 cards were
crafted that afternoon and each participant
received a document of recognition for
participating in this "Hands of a Child Ministry."
The Emmitsburg Council of Churches donated funds
for the pizza that was shared by all. Susan Allen,
who spearheaded the project, hopes that it will
become a continuing tradition for community
Susan Allen explains the cardmaking to the
Edie Long and Chris Glass organize the materials.
Chris Glass and Victoria Forrest share a fun
afternoon's work and fun produced 160 cards to be
distributed with food baskets.