Since our last update, Piecework sewers have expanded their ministry. After a meeting with clients from Glory House Recovery Center, four Home Kits were put together for women who have moved to their own apartments, but have limited funds to start up a household. Thanks to Cathy Newcomb and Deacons, each kit had simple household items from kitchen utensils to personal needs items. Piecework made table runners, pot holders, comfort quilts, table toppers, placemats and pillow cases. The director, Rev. Allan Saugstad, was presented a pieced bedspread and 2 boxes of devotionals for the clients from the past Book & Rummage sale at First Presbyterian. He was overwhelmed with the generosity and scope of the gifts.
The fidget blanket ministry began for those with memory loss or autism. Recently, two were given to traumatized foster kids and the parents are helping us develop safe fidgets for these children. Making pillow cases for the Native American Reservations in S.D. has also been developed. Sewers were taught the group the “burrito pillow case method” and over 25 have been sewed and more can be made.
A new ministry is beginning this summer. There will be a sewing classes for kids 8 yrs old to children entering 5th grade from 9-11 am Tues, Wed and Thursday, June 18, 19, 20 and Mon, Tues, and Thursday, June 17, 18, 20 from 1-3 pm for youth in middle school going into 6th-9th grades. Please watch the bulletin for more information. Piecework sewers are available Monday-Wed afternoons for those wanting to sew, fellowship or offer some help to the team. Simply contact Pat Boelman through our church office.
Therefore, my beloved, be steadfast, immovable, always excelling in the work of the Lord, because you know that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.
1 Corinthians 5:58