As most of my Disciples friends know, I will have an exhibitor booth at the General Assembly here in Nashville in July. For those of you who don't know, the chalice is the symbol for the Disciples of Christ denomination. You can find more info at disciples.org.
I began making these handcut chalices last year for friends when they admired the one I had made for myself. Then, after our Great Flood of May 2010 in Nashville, I offered them for sale with half the sale price going to fund flood recovery. I took 50 of my chalices to Quadrennial Assembly in June 2010 and with a friend's help sold 43 and raised a total of $1000 for flood victims.
Half the sale price of all my chalices now goes directly to Week of Compassion. Visit weekofcompassion.org for more information on this amazing organization. So, it is my goal to have 200 chalices available for sale at General Assembly. Last week with only a handful ready to go, I began to feel the crunch, especially with VBS and a family vacation coming up before assembly.
I've begun working feverishly to accomplish my goal. Tuesday, I hammered out 24 of the copper design and am proud to say that I now have 83 finished! I can't wait to write that check to WOC! And with that, it's back to work I go...
If you want to beat the GA rush, here are the links to purchase now: