Tabitha Circle is planning a busy summer. The UM Volunteer in Mission team that was recently at the UMCOR West Supply Depot in Salt Lake City returned to report that the Depot is low on baby items needed for the layette kits that UMCOR distributes to the needy (they recently sent a large shipment to Somalia). Team members Kay Ward, Frey Stearns and Dee Poujade spent their week in Salt Lake City sewing baby gowns, and have returned with patterns for these easy-to-sew items, as well as patterns for baby jackets and diapers.
On Monday, July 23,, beginning at 9:00 am in Room 202, Tabitha Circle will host a church-wide sewing bee, where participants can work on “production lines” to sew these items. Anyone is welcome – from teens to seniors, and non-sewers are also invited to participate. Pattern and fabric will also be available for those who prefer to sew at home. The sewing room will be open until 4 pm, and participants are invited to drop by for whatever period of time works for them. Bring a sack lunch – beverages will be provided.
Knitters and crocheters are also welcome – the UMVIM team delivered 50 hand-knit 50 baby sweaters made by an FUMC member to Utah, and patterns for both knit and crochet sweaters will also be available.
A second “bee” is also being planned for August, date to be announced, and the entire church membership will be invited to participate in a “kit assembly” in Collins after church later this year.
For further information, contact Kay Ward or the church office.