Ministry

MOTO IKEBANA!    Sign up for the 2022-23 school year, and create a fresh flower arrangement each month.  This 600 year old art form symbolizes heaven, man & earth, through the lens of a Christian Worldview. 

 Sign up deadline:  August 18, for our September class.  ( This is so we can order our fresh materials. )  

 What?  Moto Ikebana advances the Art of Japanese Fresh Flower Arranging, shares a biblical message and contributes to Christian ministries. 

Who?  Any woman Young adult to 94 and beyond.  ( We have about 70 women who come from as far as 2 hrs away- ranging in age 30+ to 94, nationalities: French, British, Indian, Japanese, and of course many Americans)  

When?  Offered at several class times.  Meet once a month from Sept to May ( Not Dec ) 8 lessons total, in 90 minute classes.  

Moto Class Days and times are:   

Sept 13 Tuesday -afternoon 1-2:30 pm

Sept 13 Tuesday evening 7-8:30 pm

Sept 14 Wednesday morning 10-11:30 pm 

Sept 14, Wednesday afternoon 1-2:30 pm

Sept 14, Wednesday evening 7-8:30 pm 

Cost?  Varies each month, includes flowers. Approx $20-27 each lesson.   Membership of $35 for the school year.  Cash or check only.     

FYI!  Moto Ikebana is a non profit, the proceeds support 8 different Christian Ministries. 

Videos!  You can watch videos of past Moto Ikebana classes on Facebook either Brenda Baird or Moto Ikebana. 

Bring:  A bucket to carry flowers home, Flower Cutters- your choice, A Kenzan=pin holder is the tool needed to create each design, is made of brass and lead.  Cost is $25.   

Containers are a journey and can be as inexpensive as a plastic bowl $6, a casserole dish,  thrift shop find or hand fired pottery.  Sometimes I have containers for sale.  The color and depth 

and form you will discover over time. (or see video’s for examples)  

 Come once and see if you enjoy it.  OR if you travel frequently you can sign up to be a SUB and fill in when someone is absent. Or if you know you will miss about half the year join as a snowbird.     

 In 90 minutes there is a Cultural Feature, Devotion, Prayer, Arrangement review, Time to create your design, Tea, Fellowship, Critique, & Photos.   

We meet mostly on the 2nd week of the month, but sometimes we shift weeks due to elections, holidays, etc.  

 Dates for the 2022-23 school year are:   

Sept 13, or 14

Oct 11, or 12

Nov 15 or 16 (3rd week)

Jan 10, or 11

Feb 7 or 8

Mar 14 or 15 

April 11 or 12

May 9 or 10

 CONTACT -  Brenda Baird  bbaird7@cinci.rr.com or call  513-860-5630 (home phone with message machine.)