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Oregon church on a roll to 'Wipe Out Poverty'
[From The Toledo Blade]

There’s a metaphor to be found in the toilet-paper cross that towers over the sanctuary at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Oregon. Just as there are a variety of brands in the plastic-wrapped packages that make up the bars of the cross — Angel Soft and Charmin and Quilted Northern — there are a variety of faith communities that supplied them.

“It kind of represents the way that we’re from all different churches,” said Pastor Julie Beitelschees, who will be preaching beside the cross at St. Paul’s through Easter.

It’s a playful metaphor fit for a playful toilet-paper drive, “Wipe Out Poverty,” that recently brought in 6,421 rolls and counting for distribution through area food pantries. East Region Churches United, a growing collective of multi-denominational congregations in East Toledo, Oregon and Northwood, launched the drive in late January and collected through Feb. 10.

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