Moravian Star Making

Saturday, July 27, 9:00 a.m. until finished!
Have you ever wanted to learn the art of making paper Moravian stars? Now is your chance. We are replacing the 26-point sanctuary star with a new 5-foot 110-point star. The 26-point star has just two point sizes, square and triangle. The 110-point star has 12 different shapes.

Max Brady of Home Moravian and Willow Hill Moravian will teach us how to make this star. Max has hosted star making workshops at other churches where members and friends each make a few points and by the end of the day if enough people join in, out comes a completed star made by the class. Max makes several stars each year as a gift for baby Jesus and donates them to churches. By teaching others Max is sharing a wonderful talent where class members learn the craft and take ownership for the new sanctuary star.

The class is at New Philadelphia Moravian Church on Saturday, July 27 starting at 9:00 a.m., in the fellowship hall. Max will bring all the items we need for the class. You just need to bring an eagerness to learn this new craft. We hope to have 30-40 people attend. All ages are encouraged with proper parental supervision for the youngest (sharp cutting tools and the like). We will start out with sheets of paper Saturday morning and hope to have a completed star when we leave Saturday afternoon. Many hands make for light work.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Joey Transou, 971-7804, joey_transou@piedmontrealtygroup.com, or Jerry Bumgardner, 765-2331, jerry@newphilly.org.

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Mrs. Rachel Moody Weavil is the Administrative Assistant at New Philadelphia Moravian Church. Follow him on Twitter / Facebook.