Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Fall and Winter Activities

Summer has come to an end and before you know it we will be celebrating Christmas!  My how this year is speeding by!  Our ministry is busy finishing up items that will soon be packed into Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes.  Several ladies have been busy sewing little bags, others crocheting washcloths, and other getting the supplies needed to put together sewing kits, fishing kits, and first aid kits.  This coming Thursday our group will be hosting a workstation at our annual "Family Night" where we will get in the holiday spirit as we prepare mailers, candy cane mementos, work on the kits, and more!  

Here is the list of what we are still in need of for this coming Thursday night. If you would like to help out bring what you can to our Family night and we will put them to us.


Empty Bobbins
Needles
Blunt Scissors
Quilting Straight Pins
Tape Measures
Ribbons
Fabric
Lace
Small Match boxes
Gauze pads
Alcohol Wipes
Nail Clippers
Tweezers
Band-Aids (Non Medicated)
Fish Hooks*
Bobbers*
Fishing Line
Sinkers*
Lures*

*These items need to be small or medium sizes so they can fit into the medicine bottles

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.