SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WNDU) – Since the start of the Russian-Ukrainian war, residents, businesses and places of worship across Michiana have been trying to help refugees from Ukraine.
The First Presbyterian Church of Elkhart is doing its part to support the people of Ukraine by accepting donations and carrying on an old tradition.
Ukraine’s egg painting tradition, also known as pysanky, comes from the Ukrainian word “to write”, which dates back over 2000 years.
It consists of melting the wax on the egg in a pattern, coloring it in different colors, and then melting the wax, so that the white outline of the eggshell forms a barrier to the dyes.
As Easter approaches, the church says it’s a great time to paint those eggs in the Ukrainian style.
“It’s a serendipity. You know, I had thought about doing this event with people from this church. I’ve done it with other churches that I’ve served, but when things got so dire in Ukraine, I was struck by the fact that it could be a very nice event and also allow us to raise funds for Ukrainians,” said Sally Wicks, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Elkhart
If you would like to donate to the First Presbyterian Church Ukraine Relief Fund, you can send them a check with Ukraine in the memo line.
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