Knitting Ministries

Caregiving ministries making blankets or quilts for people in special need.

Thread ‘n Yarn Ministries Extend God’s Love (2/19/17)

Posted by on Mar 1, 2017 in EventReport, Knitting Ministries, Ministry: Community & Church | 1 comment

Thread ‘n Yarn Ministries Extend God’s Love (2/19/17)

Colorful Ministry on Display When we arrived in church on Sunday February 19, the altar rail was draped with a huge collection of beautifully knitted, crocheted and quilted items.  Over 75 of them were laid on the altar so that we could lay hands on them in prayer.  These items are used to extend God’s love, through PUMC, through blankets and shawls, to those who are in need. Each item was lovingly created over the last 6 months by the Hooks ‘n Needles ministry and the Scrappy...

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Valentine’s Day Love Appears at PUMC (2/14/16)

Posted by on Feb 15, 2016 in God Moments, Knitting Ministries, UMW | 0 comments

Valentine’s Day Love Appears at PUMC (2/14/16)

The letters “PUMC” stands for “Pitman United Methodist Church”, but they mean so much more than a building, or a particular church, or an institution.  “PUMC” is simply a gathering of people who are motivated by the Holy Spirit to grow closer to God and to extend His love to others.  We are a people who see the Cross and react by reaching out our own arms. In our church on this morning of the day we call Valentine’s Day, the Holy Spirit’s work of...

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Hooks ‘n Needles for God Opens a Mitten Tree (11/28/15)

Posted by on Dec 4, 2015 in EventAnnouncement, Knitting Ministries, Mission: AroundTowns | 0 comments

Hooks ‘n Needles for God Opens a Mitten Tree (11/28/15)

The Hooks ‘n Needles for God group, which uses their talents to create blankets and prayer shawls is collecting gloves and mittens to help needy children keep warm this winter.  Amidst all of the Christmas Decorations in our church, there is a very special Christmas Tree in the rear of the sanctuary:  The Mitten Tree.  Hooks ‘n Needles got things off to a good start by hanging their own items, but there is still plenty of space left on the tree!  If you have any children’s...

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Hooks and Needles for God Pre-Prayer New Blankets (10/25/15)

Posted by on Oct 27, 2015 in EventReport, Knitting Ministries, Mission: AroundChurch | 0 comments

Hooks and Needles for God Pre-Prayer New Blankets (10/25/15)

Hooks and Needles for God is a group that makes prayer shawls, baby blankets, and baby hats.  We are continuing to make and give prayer shawls to people who need a healing touch or a warm hug from God. During the service on Sunday October 25 we laid our latest collection of blankets and shawls on the altar rail and the congregation prayed over them.  These blankets will  be given to children being baptized.  Shawls will be given to people  in hospitals, to shut-ins… to anyone needing an...

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Hooks ‘n Needles Serves up Hugs ‘n Prayers During Sunday Worship (5/10/15)

Posted by on May 22, 2015 in EventReport, Knitting Ministries, Mission: AroundChurch | 0 comments

Hooks ‘n Needles Serves up Hugs ‘n Prayers During Sunday Worship (5/10/15)

On Sunday May 10, the Hooks and Needles for God group filled the altar rail with a colorful and soft array of blankets.  Hooks and Needles makes these blankets to be given to people in times of special need; illness, births, or just when someone needs to know that the church is surrounding them in prayer. During the service, members gathered around the altar rail to pray over these blankets.  The people receiving these blankets is not yet known (by us anyway…), but the prayers were made...

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Hooks ‘n Needles Group Spins Yarn and Gives Hugs

Posted by on Apr 30, 2015 in EventReminder, Knitting Ministries, Mission: AroundChurch | 0 comments

Hooks ‘n Needles Group Spins Yarn and Gives Hugs

Hooks and Needles for God (Crochet/Knit) A new knitting ministry, called “Hooks and Needles for God”  has been surrounding people in our church family with love. Since the end of February 2015, we have given 10 prayer shawls to people who needed a healing touch or a warm hug from God.  These shawls have been prayed over while being made and by our group as we meet.  We have also given out 6 baby blankets to children being baptized and 24 baby hats to the newborns in Elmer hospital....

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PUMC Dedicates Quilts Made for Victims of Domestic Violence (11/9/14)

Posted by on Nov 9, 2014 in EventReport, Knitting Ministries, Mission: NJandCountry | 0 comments

PUMC Dedicates Quilts Made for Victims of Domestic Violence (11/9/14)

The Scrappy Quilters is an outreach ministry of PUMC whose members use their sewing talents to reach people in need of a special touch. During our worship services on Sunday November 9, the altar table (and even the piano!) were covered with quilts and afghans.  These were made by our Scrappy Quilters, and they will be donated to women who are victims of domestic  violence. During the worship services we lifted up these un-named victims and prayed for them.  When they receive and use these...

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PUMC to Make Turbans for Cancer Patients (9/25/14)

Posted by on Sep 20, 2014 in EventAnnouncement, Knitting Ministries, Mission: Beyond our Community | 0 comments

PUMC to Make Turbans for Cancer Patients (9/25/14)

Cancer itself is bad enough, but the treatment also frequently brings the indignity of hair loss. On Thursday September 25, a group of ladies are going to do something about this by making turbans for cancer patients.  We will meet in the gathering room from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM. The American Cancer Society makes these available to the patients at no cost. This has been an ongoing project of the Pitman United Methodist Church for a number of years. If you would like to be a part of this, come...

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Who are The Scrappy Quilters? (9/13/14)

Posted by on Sep 2, 2014 in EventAnnouncement, Knitting Ministries, Mission: AroundTowns | 0 comments

Who are The Scrappy Quilters? (9/13/14)

If you’re in the church on a Saturday morning and you wander around the 2nd floor of the Education Wing, you might run into a bunch of ladies with needles.  No, we’re not dangerous.  You’ll find us sitting around in a circle in the Gathering Room, quilting. Far from being dangerous, we’re working on projects to bring a bit of God’s love into a needy life. Who are we ??? We’re the Scrappy Quilters!!! We meet in the Gathering Room on the second Saturday of...

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