A bear created by Mary Beth Broughton sits on a table inside the St. Jacob UMC church. Mary Beth is the group coordinator for the Compassionate Crafters but she also participates in other ministries, including the Bear Ministry, which she created 10 years ago. The Bear Ministry provides stuffed animals to children in need of a bear hug at the St. Joseph’s Hospital in Highland, IL.
A bear created by Mary Beth Broughton sits on a table inside the St. Jacob UMC church. Mary Beth is the group coordinator for the Compassionate Crafters but she also participates in other ministries, including the Bear Ministry, which she created 10 years ago. The Bear Ministry provides stuffed animals to children in need of a bear hug at the St. Joseph’s Hospital in Highland, IL. Megan Braa mbraa@bnd.com
A bear created by Mary Beth Broughton sits on a table inside the St. Jacob UMC church. Mary Beth is the group coordinator for the Compassionate Crafters but she also participates in other ministries, including the Bear Ministry, which she created 10 years ago. The Bear Ministry provides stuffed animals to children in need of a bear hug at the St. Joseph’s Hospital in Highland, IL. Megan Braa mbraa@bnd.com

St. Jacob church program seeks the crafty and compassionate

March 21, 2017 2:55 PM