One Stitch at a Time
Saturday, November 3, 2007 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
at Epworth United Methodist Church
6450 Allisonville Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46220
Epworth Stitchers
Arts, Religion
Event Format:
Discussion, Display, Hands-on Activity, Q & A Session, Workshop
Adult of all ages, Seniors, Young adults (18-40)
Cathy Alley, Theresa Arnold, Jane Billheimer, Julie Borum, Jodi Perras

Event Description:

Prayer shawls for hospital patients, blankets for wounded soldiers, layettes for young single mothers—the Epworth Stitchers have made them all. Part of a growing sewing and knitting ministry among many religious faiths, the Epworth Stitchers, members of the Epworth United Methodist Church, will offer a workshop that includes a display, panel discussion, conversation, resource information, and the opportunity to assemble layettes for expectant mothers at an alternative IPS school. The panel, moderated by Jodi Perras, includes Theresa Arnold, educator with IPS Learning Center for Pregnant and Parenting Teens, and Epworth Stitchers Cathy Alleym, Jane Billheimer, and Julie Borum. Participants will explore questions such as the following: What happens to both the giver and recipient when handcrafted items are provided during times of need? What role do prayer and meditation play in the gift’s creation? How has this ministry encouraged a spirit of generosity across cultural, geographic, and generational lines? Participants are asked to bring baby lotion and baby wipes to include in the layettes. Admission is free, but pre-registration is encouraged. Presented by Epworth United Methodist Church, IPS Learning Center for Pregnant and Parenting Teens, and Brownie Troops #1548 and #944.


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