On March 2, 2005, Sisters 'n Stitches met for the first time and blessed 7 shawls. We recently began our tenth year and will have had the honor of blessing more than 882 shawls for friends, family, and the occasional stranger - now bound to us with yarn and prayer.  Shawls have been presented to those in need of special prayers of comfort and healing as well as in times of celebration and recognition.

We continue to meet the first Wednesday of each month with no elected chairman or slate of officers - only a recorder of recipients.  We truly are a rather "loose knit" group with a far reaching ministry which includes scarves for our graduating seniors, families of crime victims, Arkansas Annual Conference, deployed personnel of our church family and the Warm Up To Winter Tree each Christmas.  Last Christmas, with your help, we donated over 150 items of warmth for children to Methodist Family Health and Our House.
 
We do not do this alone.  Support comes from many who do not meet with us, but donate time and skills to these projects.  Support comes from our church staff who take requests, participate in the blessings and often deliver the shawls to the hospital or home.  Support comes from our church members who donate at Christmas or recognizes a need in our community of an individual or family who needs something visible to remind them of the love of God.

It is our privilege to continue this ministry.  If you feel called to join us, please do.  We can provide supplies, instructions and the fellowship of a small group with abundant joy.
 
       -- Marilyn Vaughan