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    GENEROSITY: Stawell residents, from left, Vanda White and Elva Raggatt, hang photos for an art installation.

Stawell churches united by artworks

Stawell church leaders are bringing the community together through the power of art throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Stawell Uniting Church co-ordinator Sue Huddleston said leaders encouraged community members to create messages of gratitude to be displayed at the Scallan Street church. 

“We were delighted with the response of the community to our invitation to create messages of gratitude and how people decorated them for our first open art installation of ‘Gratitude Hearts’,” she said. 

“For our next installation, we picked up the ‘Spoonville’ theme, but displaying them was difficult due to the strong winds.  So, we have taken photos and are putting them up to remind us all that we are truly companions on the road together even while we are apart.



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“We are also taking the opportunity to share photos of some of the things we have still been able to do during COVID.”

Stawell and Pomonal Uniting Church members, with the community’s help, have arranged more than 50 ‘Samaritan’s Purse’ boxes to go towards Operation Christmas Child.

Stawell project co-ordinator Jane Delly said the operation was a way to donate shoeboxes filled with toys, hygiene items, school supplies and fun gifts to children in need.   

“The generosity of the community has been overwhelming, with not just the 30 boxes packed, but enough to cover the cost of sending them away and giving a little more,” she said. 

The church is also planning its Christmas art installation and encourages the community to participate.

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