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Youth Assembly planners call for crosses and quilts


March 24, 2003

Winnipeg, Man.—The Y_MAD (Youthful Mennonite Assembly Planners) team is seeking help from the church at large.

They are looking for quilts and crosses to come from across MC Canada to Youth Assembly, July 9-13.

Whittled and carved pocket-size crosses are needed for St. Catharines. Their use will remain a mystery until the Assembly, when youth will be able to provide delegates with details. Dimensions are to be no bigger than 1 1/2 inches in height and 1 inch across; depth less than 1/4 inch. Cedar wood is preferred. If you can whittle or carve crosses, please contact: Darren Kropf, (519) 273-3249; email:

As part of an on-site service project, Mennonite Church Canada’s Youth Assembly needs double and single sized quilts ready for knotting (including wool for knotting). These quilts will be donated to the relief work of MCC after completion. Youth and adults will be invited to knot quilts together. If you are able to help with quilts, contact: Herb Sawatzky: (905) 468-3313

An additional on-site project will be the construction of skate board ramps and trick boxes to donate to local drop-in centres.