Chris and Selah have found a new home. The action figures based on Mennonite Church Canada’s Advent- and Lent-at-Home resources were awarded to Rebecca and Andrew Stoesz, aged eight and 10, respectively, after a draw held on May 1.
Michelle Stoesz, the children’s mother, entered the draw by responding to an online survey about the material. The Stoesz family are avid users of the “At-Home” worship resources and keep them in their family worship centre, located in their dining room.
When Rebecca and Andrew were asked what they planned to do with Chris and Selah, they were quick to respond that they would use them in their worship centre along with the Advent-at-Home book for 2012 as soon as the season arrives. The children have collected and coloured a stack of Chris and Selah colouring pages, available for download with related resources on the Mennonite Church Canada website (www.mennonitechurch.ca/tiny/1728).
Elsie Rempel, author of the At Home resources, delivered the prize to the Stoesz home on May 30. “I’m happy to know that these carefully crafted action figures have found such a faith-centred home,” she says.
The figures were designed by Megan Kamei, Mennonite Church Canada’s graphic designer, and sewn by Rempel’s sister, Mary Funk.
After winning Mennonite Church Canada’s draw for Chris and Selah action figures, Rebecca and Andrew Stoesz place them in the family worship centre. The action figures are based on Mennonite Church Canada’s ‘At-Home’ family worship resources, written by Elsie Rempel, designed by Megan Kamei and sewn by Mary Funk.