On Sunday, April 28, members of the congregation of Estes Park United Methodist Church took part in a “Blessing of the Bears.” The Friendly Stitchers group at the church made these 102 bears to go to Estes Park Health and the Estes Park Police Department. Twenty-four other bears were sent to the Lahaina United Methodist Church in Maui to give to children in crisis after the devastating wildfire in Hawaii.

“We know these bears will be a blessing to kids and people who just need something to hold on to,” said EPUMC Pastor Ann Lantz.

The stitchers also made bags for Crossroads Ministry to give to people who shop in their Market for food and supplies. The group also sewed bags for the church to give to visitors and new members. The Love Knots group made crocheted prayer shawls while the stitchers created fleece prayers shawls.

At EPUMC, we like to live our faith in action! Join us for in-person worship on Sundays at 9:45 a.m. at 1509 Fish Hatchery Road. All are welcome!