Helping Hands meetings and projects

Helping Hands meets at 11:00 am on Tuesday, October 17, 2017. We will meet in the parish hall to work on our fabric closet. Bring a lunch if you like. Food and fabric always means good fellowship. We always welcome new members.

In the future, Helping Hands will offer free fabric to any church member who needs fabric for their various community outreach projects.

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Projects undertaken by Helping Hands

Helping Hands at Church of Redeemer has been meeting for over a year. Our initial purpose was to knit, crochet, or sew prayer shawls for our church family and friends of Redeemer. In addition to these initial projects, we also wanted to do outreach into the greater community.

Mary’s Place

We choose Mary’s Place for outreach in the greater community, as it provides services to children and their families. Initially, we made a few more than 30 tote bags and collected a large amount of personal size grooming items. These initial items were delivered to the Mary’s Place residence in Seattle.

Helping Hands tote bags for the opening of Mary's Place in Kenmore

Then in September 2017, Mary’s Place opened a facility in Kenmore a short distance from Church of the Redeemer. We knitted, crocheted, or sewed tote bags, and also collected personal grooming items, for the Kenmore facility. Helping Hands will continue to make tote bags and collect grooming items for residents.

Additional totes from Helping Hands for the opening of Marys Place in Kenmore

In addition to tote bags, Helping Hands has decided to make colorful pillow cases for the residents of Mary’s Place in Kenmore. The effort will concentrate on making pillow cases with a holiday theme for children. The tote bags and pillow cases will be to ready to deliver in mid-December 2017.

Following the October meeting, the next Helping Hands meeting will be in January 2018. This way we have time for these holiday obligations.

Fabric for outreach projects

Helping Hands will offer free fabric that we have acquired as a group to the members of Church of the Redeemer to use for other outreach projects. A table will be set up in the parish hall on Sunday, October 22, 2017, with the available fabrics.

Church of the Redeemer

Community life at Redeemer centers on worship in the Episcopal traditionArt and music vitally deepen this worship. Our faith expresses itself with service to people, locally to internationally.

Church of the Redeemer is at 6210 Northeast 181st Street in Kenmore, Washington. We are a short distance north of Bothell Way, near the Burke-Gilman Trail. The entrance looks like a gravel driveway. The campus is larger on the inside than it is on the outside.

The Episcopal Church welcomes you.