Immanuel United Church unveils new wood sculpture
Immanuel United Church announced a new artistic addition to its grounds on Border Street in Spring.
According to a church press release, the sculpture was crafted from the remnants of a storm-destroyed elm tree's stump. The wood carving features a rising dove on the face of a cross and was carved by artist James D. Phillips. Phillips is known for his wood creations in Galveston and other areas of Texas.
The piece is on the west end of the yard of the United Church of Christ congregation property.
The press release states that the carving exemplifies the experience of the church itself, which was damaged by fire twice in 1953 and 2009.
The church will soon celebrate its 100th anniversary as a parish and is now served by Pastor Ron Krueger. The congregation is involved in many national and international causes and works through food preparation, fellowship activities for seniors and engagement with the Interfaith Hospitality Network.
To properly inaugurate its new sculpture, the parish is planning a Spring Fest in conjunction with the Old Town Springs Wine Fest on Saturday, March 23. The event will feature entertainment for children, music, dance groups, and sales booths that will include plants, gardening items, lawn decorations, home-baked goods and lunch treats.
Everyone in the community is invited to come to the church grounds to see the new wood sculpture and enjoy the family activities.
Immanuel United Church is at 26501 Border St.
For more information, call 281-288-3199 or visit www.immanuelspring.org.
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