SUM Outreach and Fellowship
PRAYERS AND SQUARES QUILTERS
Would you like to combine quilting, making friends and helping others all at the same time? Join Prayers and Squares! This active group meets every Wednesday and Friday at 12:30 p.m., and the second Wednesday of every month at 7:00 p.m. Beautiful quilts are crafted and provided to people in need, often babies, refugees, drug addicts, street people and Native Americans. They are a long-lasting gift of warmth in more ways than one.
Meetings are held in the quilting room on the second floor of the Annex, the house immediately next to the church. Enter from the parking lot. All skill levels, including newbies, are welcome.
To get started, contact Jan Bennett or just show up.
PRAYER SHAWL KNITTERS
Looking for an outreach project you can do at home? Do you enjoy knitting or crocheting? Join the wonderful people of the Prayer Shawl mission and create something warm for a friend in need! These generously-sized shawls cover the shoulders or legs, wrapping the recipient in comfort, love and the grace of God. Often, a pattern of three stitches is followed, signifying the Holy Trinity. The finished shawls are given to the church for the pastor to bless and deliver to people who are undergoing personal struggles.
To receive a supply of yarn and get started, or to donate money to fund a shawl, please contact Carol Bressor and Carrie Houghton.
SUM More Outreach
Each November, Tom Turkey comes to Simsbury to share SUM love in the form of food. Each of his feathers represents a food item you can bring back the week before the holiday. Tom hangs out in Wesley Hall until all of his feathers are plucked (ouch!). Volunteers assemble Thanksgiving dinner baskets and deliver them to local families who need a little extra help putting food on their tables.
COVENANT TO CARE CHRISTMAS GIVING TREE
There are too many reasons why a child might go without gifts on Christmas day. Perhaps they have a parent in prison, or a mom who barely makes enough money to put dinner on the table. Whatever the case, every December we put up a special tree in Wesley Hall. Each ornament has the name of a gift that a child hopes to receive on Christmas day. Choose an ornament, purchase the gift, and return your unwrapped gift to the tree. We guarantee that you will make a child smile on Christmas morning.