Forums – Needlework Guild Ministry

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Over the next few Sundays, our forums after the 11 AM service will explore different aspects of the Needlework Guild ministry and its impact.

This Sunday, September 22, we will focus on the Ascension’s Needlework ministry partnership with St Andrews Episcopal Church in Nogales, Arizona to help migrants at our southern borders. One of the biggest challenges facing asylum seekers is how to pass the time as they wait for their hearings. Migrants spend on average 3 1/2 to 4 months waiting on the Mexico side. One way to help out is by sending them sewing supplies. As needleworkers, we know from experience that working with our hands is healing to the body and the soul. Most of the countries from which migrants come have strong traditions of sewing, knitting, and embroidery. Please join us on Sunday September 22nd after coffee hour to help assemble small supply kits of needles, thread, fabric, scissors, and handwritten cards of welcome and love. Once they are made, we will send them down to St Andrews church, and the deacon there will bring them across the border. We will also engage in an informal conversation about creative work, justice and healing.

Sunday, September 29- Stay tuned for a special needlework surprise!

The Ascension Needlework Group meets on the first Wednesday of every month. All are welcome- no experience required!

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