The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Rubble creations

piano piecesThanks to community support and the creativity of its members, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Brant Beach, N.J., collected more than $90,000 toward reconstruction of its building that was damaged by Hurricane Sandy. A fraction of those funds came from the sale of jewelry fashioned from keys and hardwood salvaged from a damaged piano. It’s called the Parsova (parts of a) Piano Project. Janet Nelson, member and artisan, found beauty in the remains, and the congregation avoided putting it in the trash heap by “upcycling” pieces into ornaments and pins, some of which are sold at two galleries.


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