HAND MADE HUGS

DCC PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY



NOVEMBER 20107

Our opportunities for sharing our love with others continues to grow! In the past month we have sent shawls to Montana, North Carolina and shared shawls with those in our neighborhoods. Prayers for others, whether we know them or not, are meaning-ful as we have witnessed through the thank you notes we have re-ceived. This is an amazing group of women being God’s hands in his hurting world. If you know of someone who needs a special blessing please let Gabriele Carll, Betsy Pauli or Mary Yobs know.


For the coming months we will be meeting on Wednesdays. Our November 1st at 7 PM meeting will take place in the Board Room in the church. Please invite a friend to be-come a part of this ministry! Yarn is available if needed!


OCTOBER 2017

The Ladies are off to a wonderful start! To date we have made 295 prayer shawls! This is an amazing group of women. If you know of someone who needs a special blessing please let Gabriele Carll, Betsy Pauli or Mary Yobs know. We have sent shawls to many places in the US and even overseas. This is a ministry of prayer that we find joy in sharing with others, whether a member of our congregation or not.


For the coming months we will be meeting on Wednesdays. Our October 4th meeting will take place in the Board Room in the church. Please invite a friend to become a part of this ministry!



SEPTEMBER 2017

September 7th will be our “Kick Off” meeting for “The Hand Made Hugs”. Come and join us for some light refreshments, conversation and sharing of ideas for enhancing this already amazing ministry at DCC! All are welcome - men and women alike!


Join us at the Parsonage at 7:00 PM! You will truly be blessed in partici-pating in this ministry!


JUNE 2017

Whenever I put my Prayer Shawl on, this is what I feel...


The Hand Made Hugs group has been busy for months, crocheting, knitting and blessing shawls. We have made over 270 shawls since we started in 2013 and given these blessings locally as well as shipping them to faraway places! We pray each time that the love of Christ will be felt as the recipients are wrapped in the shawl.

We will not be meeting again until September 7, 2017.


Have a blessed summer ladies and thank you for your dedication to this wonderful ministry! -Blessings, Gabriele and Betsy



MAY 2017

Our faith provides us with the knowledge that God always holds us in His arms. But sometimes it helps to physically feel those arms around us. Prayer shawls offer us that blessing.


A big thank you to all the ladies of the Prayer Shawl Ministry of DCC, called “Hand Made Hugs” for the many shawls they continue to make, whether crocheting or knitting, that bless our congregation and the community/world at large!


If you know of someone who needs to “feel” God’s love please see Betsy Pauli or Gabriele Carll.



APRIL 2017

The next meeting of the Hand Made Hugs Prayer Shawl Ministry will be on April 6th at 7:00 PM. Please call the office for location. Invite a friend! All are welcomed as we use our hands for God’s work!



MARCH 2017

March 9 at 7:00 PM at the Parsonage! Has God blessed you with creative hands? Can you knit or crochet even the simplest stitch? Come join us as we knit/crochet prayer shawls! Use the gifts and talents that God has blessed you with to bless someone who needs to feel God’s love! We NEED you!! Join us the first Thursday of every month at the Parsonage. We gather at 7:00 PM and have our closing prayer around 8:45. Even if you can only stay one hour, I’m sure you will enjoy the company and the joy of working for Jesus!!!



UPDATE FEBRUARY 2017

Our next meeting will be on Thursday, February 2nd at the Parsonage on the Hill beginning at 7:00 PM. All are welcome to come and join us whether you know how to knit or crochet or whether you want to learn! Although to date, we have been a group of all women, we warmly welcome men to come and join us!


At our last meeting we blessed 8 shawls and since the new year we have shared 12 shawls. We are greatly in need of extra “HANDS” to knit these wraps of love!



JANUARY 2017

We will be meeting on Thursday, January 5th from 7:00—9:00 PM