Tuesday, November 12, 2013
I was asked by my congregation’s stewardship committee to create a visual to track the progress of the pledging
program. The congregation has deep roots in the fishing industry, carried on with the annual Blessing
of the Fleet. Drawing on that history, I created a sculpture with a fishing net and paper fish.
The fishing net is draped on the three-ring structure used for the other sculptures. I designed
a simple pattern and the Sunday School children created the fish as they learned about stewardship. Each fish represents a
pledge and each Sunday in November the children add more fish to the net as more pledges are counted.