Thursday, February 24, 2011

Fiber Flock Ministry

A new ministry has begun at Bethany - the Fiber Flock!  The Fiber Flock is a group of people who are interested in knitting, crocheting, or sewing items to be given to folks who are sick, in need, or going through important life passages.

The Fiber Flock meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of every month at 7pm at the church.  We have a group of about 20 people right now - and not all of them are members at Bethany.  We would love to have anyone join us who is interested!  About half of the people in the group are beginners at knitting or crocheting, so even if you have never done either before, but would like to learn, please do join us.  Our youngest member is 8-years-old, our oldest members are grandmothers, and we have all ages in between represented.  So whatever your age, experience level, or gender - we'd love to have you!
Right now we are mostly learning, teaching, and refreshing skills.  But we are looking ahead to our first area of ministry - making shawls, shawlettes and hats to donate to folks we know in the community and the hospital.  We begin each session in prayer, and we begin each project in prayer - praying for the person who will receive that item, whether we know them or not.  The idea is that prayer and love are "knitted" into the very fabric of the item we are making and giving away.

These are some samples that have already been made of a shawl, shawlette (see two pictures above), a chemo hat, a baby hat, and a preemie hat (below).

Please join us or let us know if you are interested!  Our next meeting is March 8 at 7pm, directly following the pancake supper at the church for Shrove Tuesday.  We'd love to have you come eat pancakes with us and stay and knit or crochet a while.
Questions?  Call 828-355-9710 or email:

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