Bethesda Lutheran Church quilters in Eugene have been busy this past year making quilts for the military serving overseas, mostly in war zones. The quilts are cot size (40” x 65”) and most are red, white/tan and blue.

Interim Pastor Mark Gilderhus, an Army National Guard Chaplain, asked the group if they would make 178 quilts for his unit, the 1249th Engineering Battalion headquartered out of Salem, Oregon, they were deployed to Afghanistan in February 2011. All that is asked of the recipient is to send a picture, if possible, in uniform with the quilt.

The quilts are all done, they will be blessed this coming Sunday, June 5 at Bethesda Lutheran Church (Eugene) at services, 8:30 and 11:00 am. The quilts will be displayed starting Friday, June 3rd at 1:00pm in the churches sanctuary. The quilts will then be shipped to the soldiers’ beginning Monday June 6th.

Questions – Ardelle Howell 541-688-1533
Becky Bowman 541-688-5512 (541-743-5512)
Church Office 541-688-9085 M-F 8-4:00pm

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