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Remembering World War I through arts, science and spirituality

La Crosse, Wis. (WXOW) – Every month, Bridges United Methodist Church in La Crosse invites community members to get involved in their Messy Church program.

They dedicate their November 11 event to remembering World War I.

Inspired by similar programs in England, Messy Church combines science and art with spiritual aspects.

In honor of the World War I armistice centennial on Sunday, they use various activities to highlight aspects of World War I.

The event is an effort to provide both children and adults a new understanding of The Great War.

“Our projects tonight are really trying to find ways that we can connect with some of the legacy that we have from that time,” Anna-Lisa Hunter, Pastor of Bridges United Methodist Church, explains.

“So we have some projects that involve poppies. We see a lot of grownups wearing poppies on their lapels and on their jackets around this time of year but a lot of us forget why we have poppies.”

They hold Messy Church on the second Sunday of every month. The theme of their next program on December 9 is gift giving. Dinner will be provided.

Peter Lenz

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