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Mailbox Ministry


Greeting Cards that Share the Faith

Sue Banker

List Price: $28.00

HARDCOVER , 128 pp , 8.5 x 8.5

  • Morehouse Publishing
  • Mar/2009
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8192-2307-4

Mailbox Ministry provides all the tools for religious card-making: projects, patterns, step-by-step instructions, and inspirational messages (including biblical verses, poems, and inspirational phrases) for all occasions and audiences, adults as well as children. It includes stories and tips for starting up and maintaining a parish card ministry.

The book, similar in format to Knitting Into the Mystery; Fabric of Faith; Bead One, Pray Too; and Pages of Faith, combines inspirational stories with hands-on strategies, ideas, and how-to’s. There are a variety of card designs from simple to more elaborate, for crafters of all abilities and ages.

More than 50 separate greeting cards are fully illustrated in color and photographs throughout the book. Also included are complete materials lists, card-making tips, mailing guidelines, and a glossary.

Sue Banker has written and contributed projects and articles for some 50 crafts-related books, including Better Homes and Gardens Handmade Greetings for All Occasions: 85 Cards, Gift Tags, and Invitations. She has 30 years experience in the crafting field, exhibiting at art and international art licensing shows, and fulfilling the artistic needs of companies, churches, and individuals across the country. She lives in
Ankeny, Iowa.

“In this beautiful and practical book, Sue Banker reveals a connection I had not made before—that in the simple act of sending a homemade greeting card, we are enacting God’s foremost commandment that we love one another.” —Kimberly Winston, author of Bead One, Pray Too: A Guide to Making and Using Prayer Beads and Fabric of Faith: A Guide to the Prayer Quilt Ministry, and an award-winning religious journalist


“Sue Banker has done an extraordinary job of combining her faith and her love of crafting into a book that will bring joy and satisfaction to everyone it touches.” —Carol Field Dahlstrom, president, Creating Together Journal and Brave Ink Press


“Sue Banker has combined her artistic gifts with her deep faith, offering clear and inspiring ways to share the love of Christ through handmade greeting cards.” —Rev. Bob Ward and Rev. Martha Ward, co-pastors, Ankeny First United Methodist Church

Contact: Bill Falvey, 917-373-8510, wfalvey@cpg.org
Church Publishing, 445 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10016

New “How-To” Book Offers Cards for All Occasions and Ministries

(New York, NY) – There are dozens of ways to share greetings of faith, according to popular writer Sue Banker, and a ‘greeting card ministry’ is easily organized within any size church of any faith tradition. That’s the premise of her new book from Morehouse Publishing and it’s available now:

Mailbox Ministry:  Greeting Cards that Share the Faith,
ISBN: 978-0-8192-2307-4  Hardcover Illustrated  $28.00  128 pgs  8.5 X 8.5  Morehouse 
**Review copies, interviews, and excerpts available on request.**

Mailbox Ministry is a complete, how-to guide for creating inspirational greeting cards for all occasions. It also includes stories and tips for starting up and maintaining a church or crafts-group card ministry.

An oversized, illustrated, hardcover workbook, the new book provides all the tools necessary for crafting more than 50 individual faith-based projects, with step-by-step instructions, patterns, and messages, including poems, inspirational phrases, and biblical verses. It is appropriate for all skill levels—children, as well as adults.  Projects include:
Love One Another cards
Matted Cross cards
Rays of Light cards
Sanctuary Symbols cards
Prayerfully Yours cards
Good Reading cards
Glorious and Bright cards
Stamped with Love and Thoughtful Stitches cards
Gifts from Above and Wee-One Welcome cards
Cute as a Button cards
Cute as a Cupcake cards
Dainty Doilies cards
Seasonal Salutations and Musical Rendition cards
Easter Alleluias and On the Hunt Cards
Basket of Blooms cards
Moving Messages cards
Initial Interest cards
Photo Graphic cards
Kid Connections cards
Quilted Expressions cards
Bright and Cheery Blessings cards
Tags All Abloom
Baptismal Celebrations
First Communion Wishes
Spirit Alive cards
Simply Love cards

“In this beautiful and practical book, Sue Banker reveals a connection I had not made before—that in the simple act of sending a homemade greeting card, we are enacting God’s foremost commandment that we love one another.” —Kimberly Winston, author of Bead One, Pray Too: A Guide to Making and Using Prayer Beads and Fabric of Faith: A Guide to the Prayer Quilt Ministry, also from Morehouse Publishing

“Sue Banker has done an extraordinary job of combining her faith and her love of crafting into a book that will bring joy and satisfaction to everyone it touches.” —Carol Field Dahlstrom, president, Creating Together Journal and Brave Ink Press

The author has written and contributed projects and articles for some 50 crafts books and publications, including Handmade Greetings for All Occasions by Better Homes and Gardens. She has 30 years experience in the crafting field, including participation in national and international art and art licensing exhibitions, and fulfilling the artistic needs of companies, churches and individuals across the country.

The new book can be ordered through any Episcopal, religious, or secular bookstore; through any online bookseller, or direct from the publisher by calling 800-242-1918 or by visiting www.churchpublishing.org. 

Headquartered in New York City, Church Publishing Incorporated is the official publisher of worship materials for the Episcopal Church in the U.S., and publishes a variety of trade books through its Seabury, Church Publishing, and Morehouse Publishing imprints.

Tear sheets and/or advance notice of publication is encouraged and appreciated.
 

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