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Dorcas Sewing Ministry

Wednesdays 3:00 - 5:00 PM
Dorcas, a disciple devoted to good works and charity,
sewed clothing for the widows and the poor.
Paraphrased from the story of Dorcas in Acts 9:36-42

The Dorcas Sewing Ministry provides an opportunity for fellowship while making quilts, turbans, children’s clothing and other things for those in need. The group meets upstairs in room #216 of the education wing.

During 2010, 12 bunk bed quilts, 26 large receiving blankets, 30 dresses, and 190 baby hats were made for Journey Partners, a ministry led by Bonnie Dixon. These items, along with some teacher and student supplies, and some birthing kits, were taken to Zimbabwe in June, 2010. See slide show below.
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The Dorcas Sewing Ministry of Millbrook Baptist Church worked diligently for months to make 50 dresses and 50 short/t-shirt sets for us to take to the children of Honduras for our mission trip August 12-21, 2011.

The pastor of Iglesias de Dios (Church of God) opened the doors of his church so we could use it as a distribution site. He and his wife contacted the neediest families in San Nicolas. Naturally everybody showed up. The clothes were placed on the steps that lead up to the podium so everyone could see what we brought. Two of our dearest friends, Mima and her daughter Patti, were very instrumental in helping the children find the right size dress or short set that would fit them best. When I asked some of the girls to put the dresses on so I could take their picture, they were excited to do so. The Dorcas Sewing Circle also made a few dresses for older women which were quickly taken.

Thank you ladies of the Dorcas Sewing Ministry for all your hard work!!!

Debbie Crumpler, Gregg Mealor and Frank Farrell

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Dresses for Zimbabwe               Crocheting Hats               Pressing is Part of Sewing
     Dresses for Zimbabwe                     Crocheting Hats                  Pressing is part of sewing
  Cutting out Dresses    Sewing Dresses    Blankets for AIDS Alliance
     Cutting out dresses                              Sewing a dress                              Patchwork Quilts         

   Quilts for AIDS Alliance   Quilts for AIDS Alliance   Quilts for AIDS Alliance
Several quilts have been given to the Alliance for AIDS Services – Carolina

The sewing ministry recently delivered 15 tote bags with pillows and 45 turbans to the Rex Cancer Center Patient Resource Room.  These items are given to cancer patients when they come for treatments. 
 Turbans                      Tote Bages with Pillows
                       Turbans                        Tote bags with pillows

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