This ministry is vital to our members who are shut-in their homes due to medical conditions/procedures or an inability to travel. We have a team of members who are committed to visiting our shut-ins on a weekly basis.
There is something so special about a handmade quilt. But as special and warm as each quilt is, it is so minute compared to the warmth felt when God wraps His loving arms around you. There is nothing like having the arms of Jesus hold you during times of pain or sorrow. The ladies of HUGS make quilts with love and prayer to minister to hurting people and newborn babies.
HUGS, a prayer and quilting ministry, has given over 200 homemade quilts for joyous occasions as well as to hurting people. We put these names on our prayer board and we keep these folks in our prayers. There are so many hurting people in the world today and as Christians, it is our responsibility and our privilege to let them know that God loves them. God can use anything to speak to people. It is not the quilt we make and give, but rather the prayers and people God uses to make the quilts to minister to hurting people. We also make baby shawls for the newborns in our church. Along with the baby shawl, we give a picture frame with a special poem which has the baby’s name in the poem as a keepsake for parents.
God has blessed our HUGS Ministry in many ways. We welcome all who want to work in this great ministry.
Stephen Ministers are members of our congregation who receive special training to provide one-to-one Christian care to people in our congregation and community who are experiencing grief, loneliness, divorce, hospitalization, disability, job loss, and many other life difficulties.