Knit & Sew Group

The Knit and Sew Group generally meets on the 2nd Friday of each month from 9:30 am – 12:00 noon.

September – 2022

We are meeting on Friday, September 9 — 9:30 AM. Please bring your box of Days for Girls sheets you have sewn, your cutting matts, cutters and good scissors. We will be cutting strips for the pads during our meeting. 
Then they will be shipped back to Lincoln for Wendy Rich’s group to complete the kits. 
If you have strips and cannot come to the meeting, please call me — Jan, and I will get them before our meeting. 

August – 2022

Our next meeting will be Friday, August 12, at 10 AM.

Sabrina and her “Day for Girls Project” will be presenting her project and the possibility of our involvement on 
Thursday, August 4 at 10:00 AM at the ChurchCANCELED.
She will bring projects and samples that we could make–and has ideas for working with a group from Lincoln –Common Threads.  We may be helping them with a project. Check them out on line at this link: https://messiah.us/common-threads

July – 2022

We are going to have a meeting for Knit and Sew Friday, July 15 — 10:30 AM to discuss Sabrina Heckens’  request for help with her Girls Scout Project — Gold Star Project –to provide menstrual pads to needy women in the world. 
Please join us with any ideas  you have and suggestions or concerns. 

June – 2022

May – 2022

Our next meeting will be on May 13 at 9:30 AM. Jan will bring treats and do devotions.  Bring your scissors, cutters and mats– we are going to make kits for Sewing for Babies bags with fabric we have — Thank you Gayle for the denim.

April – 2022

 We started two new projects — the fabric volunteers brought will be used. Next Meeting we are going to cut out and make kits for bags for “Sewing for Babies”. We will donate blankets, hats, and some fuzzy toys for Daniel to take when he visits new babies born in the hospital of members of the Church. 

March – 2022

We met on March 11 and cut out fabric baby bibs for charity.

We had fabric that was donated for our use.

Above is Carolyn Seaman and Sue Smith and below is Janice Russell.

February – 2022

This group decided to go with Sabrina Heckens and her Girl Scout Project making and distributing menstrual supplies to girls in need If you would like to look up some information on this topic go to daysforgirls.org/

JANUARY – 2022

The January 14 date has been canceled due to the weather. See you next month.
We will discuss the meeting with Sabrina Heckens about her Girl Scout Project making and distributing menstrual supplies to girls in need If you would like to look up some information on this topic go to daysforgirls.org/

December

We will be going to Mouth of the South for Lunch, 16909 Lakeside Hills Plaza, Omaha, NE 68130on Friday — Dec 10 at 11:00 AMBring a present -value of $2.00 (or less) wrapped for a gift exchange.  

October

Up South Omaha– Knit and Sew is collecting items for  Warm Up South Omaha. They will be collecting item through October 24th. Please see Jan H if you have any questions. They will be collecting the following items:
· Blankets
·  Socks
·  Hats
·  Coats
·  Other warm items

SEPTEMBER

Their first project for the Fall  will be organizing the school supplies for our school bags which go to UMCOR.   There are a couple other projects in the works, too. In November, they will participate in a Craft Fair and sell items to help raise money for our projects throughout the year.  Each member will create items for sale.

School Kits

In some countries, children don’t have books or school supplies. Many have no schoolrooms; classes are held in inadequate or half-destroyed buildings, tents, or even the open air. School kits may be these children’s only educational resources.  School Kit Materials are listed below.  Each School Kit is Valued at $11 per kit.

School Kit Materials

  • 1 pair blunt scissors
  • 3 pads of paper
  • 1 hand-held pencil sharpener
  • 1 30-centimeter ruler
  • 6 unsharpened pencils
  • 1 2-inch or larger-size eraser
  • 1 24-count box of crayons
  • 1 14×16 inch cloth bag

More about UMCOR

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The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to alleviating human suffering around the globe.  UMCOR is a ministry of The United Methodist Church, and our goal is to assist the most vulnerable persons affected by crisis or chronic need without regard to their race, religion, gender, or sexual orientation.  We believe all people have God-given worth and dignity.  Elkhorn Hills UMC supports UMCOR through our mission shares.

UMCOR’s work reaches people in more than 80 countries, including the United States.  We provide humanitarian relief when war, conflict, or natural disaster disrupt life to such an extent that communities are unable to recover on their own.  UMCOR provides these survivors not only temporary relief but long-term education, training, and support.

UMCOR spends 100 percent of designated donations on the projects our donors specify. When UMCOR donors give their time, money, and supplies, they join UMCOR as the hands and feet of Christ.

Click here for more information about UMCOR.