Saturday morning CEUMC Dress Shop
For the past three Saturday mornings, women from our church have been cutting fabric, sewing seams, attaching pockets and creating beautiful dresses for girls in poverty as part of the international Dress-a-Girl Around the World mission.
The women, who finished more than 140 dresses last year, will continue their sewing on Saturday, Feb. 4 and 11 from 10 a.m.-noon before the dresses will be delivered to the regional distribution center for this mission.
Anyone who would like to join the group for the final two Saturdays, extra help is always needed for sewing, ironing, cutting fabric and just general assistance.
Before this week’s session, a women from Scarborough, who is not a member of the church, saw a story in the newspaper about our church’s dress mission and created a dozen dresses on her own and then gave them to the church, along with additional fabric.
Many of last year’s dresses from our church were delivered to Guatemala by the Rev. Linda Brewster of Grace Missional Communities of Maine.
Throughout 2016, our church was informed as to where dresses they had created were being sent. In one case, the Rev. Ruth Morrison saw a photo of a cat print dress she had made worn by a girl in Senegal.
The Dress-a-Girl Around the World mission has sent over 500,000 dresses to girls in 81 countries.
Click here for more information on the Dress-a-Girl mission: Dress a Girl
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