A women’s group from our Partner Church, the Unitarian church in the village of Várfalva, in the Romanian province of Transylvania, sent us a gift of embroidered aprons, runners, placemats, and bookmarks to use for fundraising. The bookmarks were sold at the Annual Auction last month. The other items will be sold at a silent auction in the Atrium on December 6 and 13.
Accompanying the gift was a letter from the Várfalva church minister, Rev. Zsolt Barabas. He opens the letter “Dear Friends!” and explains, “In 2012–2013 the Unitarian church in Várfalva realized a very important plan: we managed to renovate the church tower. In this renovation task, the financial support provided by the Main Line UU Church was crucial. Our congregation is very grateful for your support.”
Aware of our Capital Campaign and our repair and renovation plans, Rev. Barabas says he saw “a great chance for us to contribute somehow to your task, and to give something back from the generous help we received from you.” At his suggestion, a group of women, led by Rev. Barabas’s wife, Aliz Barta, gathered weekly beginning last January and created the gift of embroidery pieces. The letter ends, “With this gift, we would like to express that your dreams and plans are important to us too, and to achieve your goals, we wish you strength and energy.”
On December 6 and 13, after each Sunday service, the Partner Church Committee will host a table in the Atrium where you can bid on the embroidery items and sign a Christmas card to the members of the Várfalva congregation. All proceeds from the auction will go to MLUC’s Capital Campaign.