Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Camarillo United Methodist Women

Hey, ladies...
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   The United Methodist Women (UMW) are participating in "KNIT FOR KIDS", a volunteer movement carried out through Guideposts magazine.  In March 1966, a story about knitting sweaters for refugee children appeared, prompting hundreds of readers to request patterns. Sweaters began to stream in.  Ten years later more than 300,000 sweaters have been distributed to needy children in America and in places like Romania, Turkey, Azerbaijan, and Kosovo, to name a few, creating a caring bond between people from all walks of life who knit or crochet the sweaters and the thousands of children in need who receive their gifts.  Thirty hand-made sweaters have been contributed to Guidepost’s “Knit for Kids” program by UMW members.   The sweaters go around the world through organizations such as World Vision & Feed the Children.  Over 300,000 sweaters have been donated in the past 10 years.  For more information, patterns or yarn, contact Ruth Truman, or go to the website

The UMW also participates in the shawl program, creating "prayer shawls" for persons who are going through suffering.  These can be made from fabric or yarn and are then given to a local person or sent internationally through the UMW Division of the Board of Global Ministries.

Yarn donations are gratefully accepted.  Don't know how to crochet?  For more information, patterns or yarn, contact Ruth Truman.

Lydia:  Meets on the third Monday of the month, 1:30 p.m.
Ruth: Meets on the third Tuesday of the month, 1:30 p.m.
Priscilla: Meets on the third Wednesday of the month, 9:30 a.m.
Martha: Meets on the third Wednesday of the month, 1:30 a.m.
Deborah: Meets on the third Wednesday of the month, 7 p.m.
Esther: Meets on the third Thursday of the month, 9:30 a.m.