Wednesday, April 19, 2017

A Busy Start to 2017!

Creative Hands members have been busy as the new year began!

January we hosted and helped with a special Ladies Night Out highlighting "Real Options" and the ministry they are providing for those seeking help with unplanned pregnancies, and more.  Along with our women's ministry we provided dozen of baby blankets, clothing and so much more for new parents!

February members helped in sewing hooded blankets that would be donated to Teen Challenge in March.  We made over about 20 blankets.  We have been collecting items to make fishing kits, sewing kits and first aid kits.  Members can work on those anytime we meet for Creative Hands.

March started with our Ladies Night Out hosting "Teen Challenge" when we learned about how this ministry is changing the living of teens, young people, and families through their various programs.  Ladies once again donated much needed supplies to the Teen Challenge community.  We also helped get ready for our Ladies Retreat, preparing treat bags, pins and special gifts to handout at the retreat.

Summer is also here and our church is now gearing up and preparing for our summer programs.  Teachers are getting ready for a week of surveying the galaxy!

Here is a partial of list of what teachers are requesting to prepare for their classes.  An update list will be posted soon.
Paper Towel Rolls
Star Stickers (all sizes and colors)
Solar System Stickers
Large appliance boxes (for teachers to create clubhouses)
Black plastic table covers, sheets or rolls  OR Black/Galaxy Classroom Wall Paper (can be found at Lakeshore Learning)
White Christmas lights (small bulbs)
Anything to help the teachers decorate, check out ideas at Lifeway.

We will also be working on items for the Operation Christmas Child Shoe boxes.  More information will be added in a few weeks. 



Tuesday, February 7, 2017

New Year Updates

Happy New Year!  Can you believe it's already one week into February.  In January we mailed off 3 boxes of scarves to Operation Gratitude, 53 scarves in total!  Operation Gratitude is a wonderful organization that provides much more than scarves.  You can learn more about what they do here.

Also in January, Creative Hands helped in hosting a baby shower for Real Options, where the ladies generously donated dozens of baby blankets and bagfuls of baby clothes and baby items.  If you want to learn more about Real Options and what they are doing for the those looking for prenatal, post abortion care and more, click on the link to right to read about this awesome ministry.  

We are currently have a few on going projects for our members to work on.

Fleece Blankets: Tie style or crochet edged
Baby Blankets: Knitted, crochet, rag styled or quilted
Baby Hats, Booties, Sweaters: Knitted or Crocheted
Wash clothes: These will be donated to both Teen Challenge and Operation Christmas Child
Hooded Towels for Kids
Handmade Cards
Fleece No sew Hats and Scarves

We are always accepting donations, check our our Donation page to see what our current needs are.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Welcome to our Creative Hands Ministry

Our ministry begins another year!  Creative Hands began in 2008 as "Purls of Grace" as a group that met monthly to knit or crochet.  What started out as simple group to knit and crochet prayer shawls has grown into a ministry that now includes card making, putting together sewing & fishing kits, making beautiful fleece blankets, and so much more.  We renamed our group so that anyone could feel welcome to join us and help us create beautiful items to donate to those who need a smile or a bit of comfort. 

We will kick off our year next month on August 9th at 6:00 pm, then help to host our Ladies Night Out on August 11th.  Check out our missions blog here for more details.  

What do we do at our meetings?  The "What We Do?" and "How We Minister to Others" pages will give explain a bit more about our ministry. Currently we are working on sewing, fishing and first aid kits, and other items for Operation Christmas Child Shoe boxes.  We recently finished about 20 lap blankets that we are donating to the Corinthian House here in our area.  In addition, our ladies also work on baby and children's blankets that will be donated to several area ministries.  If we don't have a specific project, some ladies will bring their own projects and work on them.  Come get ideas, learn a new skill or just to spend a little time getting to know a great group of ladies who love serving the Lord with their talents.

We start at 6:00 pm and ladies are welcome to come anytime and stay for as little or as long they like.  You can even bring your dinner!  Questions?  Leave a comment, check out our church blog, or give the church a call.  Looking forward to another year of blessings from our Creative Hands ladies.  


 

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

New URL

I am working on updating the Creative Hands blog, and the first thing is our url address is changing.  It's now chministry.blogspot.com

I will update the dates so you can have a complete list for the 2016 - 2017 year!

Happy Creating! 

Sunday, July 17, 2016

August Begins a New Year!

Creative Hands begins a new year on August 9th! 
Fellowship Hall
6:00 - 9:00 pm

We were so busy last year with blankets, cards, fishing/sewing kits and more!  This year we have a long list of items we want to work on. 

Come join us we would love to have you join us! 

Monday, April 20, 2015

Shoebox Projects Galore!

One thing I do not lack is ideas for Operation Christmas Child, one thing I do lack for Operation Christmas Child is the time to complete all those ideas!  I thought it would be fun today to show you some of the ideas I have been collecting.  Most are easy,  cost efficient, and don't require a lot of complicated supplies. I have been "collecting" them on my Pinterest Board, here are five adorable ideas.  Each one has a link back to my Pinterest page with more information.
No sew portable road play set busy bag
Create your own journey Packet for kids!  Felt, pompoms, cars and more, make an exciting little toy for OCC boxes!

Bobby Pins, Super Glue, and buttons...easy and inexpensive!



foam lacing gift or busy bag
Foam shapes with lacing strings for 2-4 boxes. 

Great Operation Christmas Child idea DIY
Hair bands, use left over ribbon or other type of craft ribbon or supplies and braid a pretty headband.
simple packaging ideas ~ felt bows! EverythingEtsy.com
Felt bows, add to a barrette and you have a cute little item for a girls shoebox!
 



Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Missions Fair & Ministry Update

Join us this Sunday for our Missions Fair immediately following the morning worship.  We will be highlighting several ministries here at Foxworthy, including Creative Hands.  Come learn more about this exciting ministry that creates a variety of items that include Operation Christmas Child, Real Options Pregnancy Center, and our own church family. 


Several years ago we started a little ministry and called in Purls of Grace.  Ladies gathered together to knit and crochet, then we added a quilting and sewing aspect to it, and called it Stitches of Joy.  Yet there were still those who wanted to be a part of our ministry that didn't sew, knit or crochet, so we expanded again adding in more crafting ideas!  Within the last year we have done far more than just knitting a baby blanket or sewing up a simple tote bag we branched out to creating greeting cards, soap making, and putting together sewing kits!  However having three ministries under another name has gotten to be a be a bit confusing.   This summer we have melded all those ministries together and are now just simply "Creative Hands."  Throughout the upcoming year we will highlight different aspects of our ministry.  Currently our ladies are working on knitting & crocheting washclothes for our Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes.  For those that don't crochet or knit, we have soap making items, and simple hair items that don't require any sewing.   Check out our dates listed on the left hand side and consider joining us, we would love to have you!