The ladies of Eagle Heights Baptist Church completed their Chrismon Tree and honored long time member, Hilda Robinson as she prepares to move closer to family.
A Chrismon Tree was first developed by Mrs. Francis Kipps Spencer, a member of the Ascension Lutheran Church of Danville, Virginia, in 1957 as a way to remind people of the true meaning of Christmas. A combination of the words "Christ" and "monograms,” Chrismons portray the various symbols of the Christian faith. Over the years, their use has spread to many denominations, and in 2019 a group of women from EHBC had a vision to bring that tradition here. Hilda Robinson, Tamra Huber, and Sammye Barnard travelled to Benoit Union Church in Mississippi to see the handcrafted ornaments on their Chrismon tree, learning about the symbols and providing inspiration to the women of EHBC to make ornaments for their own tree. Over the following twenty months, many women from the church worked to create ornaments to adorn the 12-foot Chrismon tree that is in the commons area of the new building on the main campus. The Chrismon tree contains handmade ornaments as well as two rings of hand-beaded images that represent the Trinity on the upper ring and the life of Christ on earth around the lower ring. The white and gold colors of the Chrismons signify Christ's purity and God's majesty, respectively. The tree is topped with a crown to identify Christ as King of Kings.
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