Crafting Hands, Praying Hearts Group

You may remember that I was trying to organize a group who wanted to share craft and prayer service.  I have been blessed with 2 ladies from my local church!

image by Carmen CS
image, a photo by Carmen CS on Flickr.

Judy and Carol join me every couple of weeks for 2 hours of stitching and prayer.

Any interest in a Skype group?  I have at least one friend in Maryland who would join in…


Crafting Hands, Praying Hearts Mission Statement draft

I’ve been working on material to help me present my craft group to potential members.  Here’s a first whack at a mission statement:

[033/365] 14th September by charliebarker

[033/365] 14th September, a photo by charliebarker on Flickr.

The mission of Crafting Hands, Praying Hearts is to use our creativity and our prayer to help those in need.  We will reach out to those struggling, those hurting, those who are heavy laden, identifying people with specific needs rather than generic problems.  We will do this by making tangible pieces infused with prayer, and then give the works to those people as a token of the prayer.

Wah!  Can you tell I’ve worked in the corporate world?  I’ll try to take another whack soon…

Is NeedlePrayer the Right Name…

… for my handcraft prayer group?  It’s the name I chose for my needlepoint ministry, but it seems like it might be too restrictive now I’m looking to do a group with mixed hand crafters.

NeedlePrayer logo by Carmen CS
NeedlePrayer logo, a photo by Carmen CS on Flickr.

I don’t want the name to scare away people working in other modalities.  Especially young people who may be interested in other crafts.

Please let me know what you think, especially any different ideas – mine seem not quite it…

Prayer: Father, if it be your will, please help me to connect with a variety of hand crafters in prayer and service of your Kingdom.

I hope to be starting a NeedlePrayer group…


… this fall.  I’m seeking people who do handcrafts and would like to try combining them with prayer and service.  I will host the meetings in my house in Plumsteadville, PA, and they are open to anyone, although I have limited space and will need to know how many are coming ;-}

Needlepoint Demonstration by Carmen CS
Needlepoint Demonstration, a photo by Carmen CS on Flickr.

Would you like to join in?  Or do you know someone who would?  It will not be limited to needle crafts; I would welcome any kind of handcraft that you can do at least partly in my living room.  Please pass this invitation on!  Men, women, well-behaved children who do crafts all welcome!

Do you have experience with this kind of group and can you give me help in making sure it works well?

Prayer: Father, if it be your will, please help me to share the joy and fulfillment I have found in NeedlePrayer.