Seward United Methodist Church
Monday, January 24, 2022

Sewing Ministries

There are several sewing ministries going on at Seward UMC.  Anyone who sews is invited to participate.
Listed here are the ministries and links to get the patterns for the needed items.
Little Dresses for Africa - Sew a "pillowcase dress" to send to a little girl. Click here for a link to the pattern.

               It’s more than just a dress! 

               Although clothing is needed, these  little dresses are so much more.  They go as little Ambassadors into the homes and villages where we are able to teach simple lessons clean water, and sanitation and to promote good  health and family skills knowledge. As relationships are formed we are able to identify other needs that can be met through your generosity.


UMCOR relief kits

               Relief-supply kits help provide care for the most vulnerable people during times of crisis.

               Kits help sustain everyday life for people who lack ready access to essential supplies. They provide vital support for UMCOR’s global development work and make a tangible difference in people’s lives

      Click here for instructions for the school kit tote.

      Click here for instructions for the layette nightgown pattern.


Prayer Quilts

               Our prayer quilts combine the gift of prayer with the gift of a hand-tied quilt.

               Each Knot Represents a Prayer
The idea behind these prayer quilts is simple. A heavy thread is used to take stitches through the quilt layers, and the ends are left free to be tied with a square knot. As each knot is tied, a silent prayer is offered for someone in need. The quilt is then given to that person. Prayer is symbolically tied into each one. These "comforters" are a statement of faith, and a testimony to our belief in God and in the power of prayer.

     Click here for pdf instructions for the prayer quilts.



Foster Kids Duffel Bags

 Mission D.B. is a youth-driven project working to eradicate the use of garbage bags for moving foster kids between foster homes and group homes. Your donation will mean the world to one child! Right now to make things easy, kids' precious belongings are tossed into garbage bags. This sends a message to the kids that their belongings are trash and it damages their already fragile self-esteem. We want to eliminate practice in Indiana County and give all kids and youth reusable bags to put their possessions in. The youth on the Independent Living Youth Advisory Board have had to use garbage bags and want to see this changed. Please consider being a part of this important project!
     Click here for pdf instructions to make the Foster Kids Duffel Bag.





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