The Busy Bees ministry at First United Methodist Church is a small, dedicated group of women who have been meeting for more years than is known by any of our current members. We meet on Monday mornings and are involved with many projects.
We make quilts, book bags for UMCOR, knit and crochet prayer shawls, hem tablecloths for our fellowship hall, dipped peanut butter and marshmallow Easter eggs for a fund raiser, help members with their needed mending, make curtains for the church and other projects as requested.
Myra, who is 94 does most of our finishing work with small even stitches that are barely noticeable. She is a patient seamstress and takes pride in her work. Christina is our “go to” gal who helps figure out yardage for quilt backs, pick up a dropped knitted stitch, picks up suitable fabric from yards sales and sews a good number of the quilt tops. Jessica is our knitter extraordinaire and an admitted yarn snob. Her stitches are perfect and her patterns unusual. Ann and Susan round out our group by filling in with what is needed.
At noon we break for lunch and enjoy fellowship and Bible Study led by Rev. Lee. It is during this time that we share our joys and concerns and learn more about our sisters in Christ. We eat, we study, we pray.
Our prayer shawls are given to those who are suffering. When they are enfolded in the warmth of the shawl we pray they will feel our love and concern. Our quilts are given to all new babies in the congregation, also they are donated to Ronald McDonald House, YWCA and to our young friends who stay in our church that are in the Family Promise Program. Book bags are filled with school supplies that are sent to disaster areas throughout the world.
Our friendship grows with every stitch sewn, knitted or crocheted as our love for Christ’s children are served. We typically meet on Mondays at 10am, unless otherwise noted on the church calendar. All are welcome to attend.