In the summer of 2007 Julie Good and Trisha Duggan attended the "School of Missions" at Epworth by The Sea. There they met a group of women who made and sent garments to the mission field. Julie and Trisha came back inspired and soon organized a group of Pitman Park United Methodist Church women to become involved in making little girls' dresses and little boys' shorts for PPUMC mission teams.
Church members were supportive of this mission and soon a room was set up with donated sewing machines, serger and supplies. New sewing machines and sergers have been purchased from funds made available through XYZ lunch profits and individual donations.
Over the last nine years, hundreds of dresses and shorts had been made and sent to the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Ecuador, Lithuania, Long Island Bahama, and Nicaragua. The clothing was sent with missionaries, construction teams and medical mission teams. Some of the garments have been sent with other church teams.
The sewing group meets on the first and third Tuesdays of each month from 9:30 until 2 PM in the sewing room adjacent to the fellowship hall.
If you need a new purpose, challenge, or some good fellowship fun, come join the group. There is always something to do and it's not necessarily sewing.
For more information contact Ruth Murphree 489-9901 or Julie Good 852–5436.
We pray that as the clothes cover the children's bodies the love of Jesus will cover their hearts.
"When you have done it unto the least of these you have done it unto me" Matthew 25:40