In the book of Genesis, man first encountered God in the garden of Eden.
This weekend, some of Macon’s oldest congregations are creating an interfaith, blooming tapestry of floral arrangements inside St. Joseph Catholic Church.
BEAU CABELL/THE TELEGRAPH Rosa Harris and Paula Cacavias, right, arrange flowers and an icon at St. Joseph Catholic Church in downtown Macon on Thursday. The women are members of Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church in Macon.
The Old City Flower Festival is billed as the first, but not the last, as organizers hope to make the show an annual event hosted by different churches.
St. Joseph flower guild members Elaine Schmitt and Steve Gonser were inspired by a Memorial Day event at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Savannah.
Churches of different denominations decorated the church in honor of brother Robert Sokolowski.
The Rev. Allan McDonald, St. Joseph’s pastor, was skeptical that people of other churches would be willing to participate, but he agreed to schedule the festival during the Week of Christian Unity, Jan. 18-25.