The MS meetings and acitivities: **The WMS is actively engaged in knitting sweaters & caps for newborns. The sweaters & caps are sent to Jobat hospital in India twice a year. Three years ago, 2 doctors from Jobat India came to Duff’s to explain & show slides about their hospitals, pregnancy programs and not only care for newborns, & new moms but also teaching families how to care for and feed the family. They also explained the difference that our help makes!! Many more babies survive!!!**
Thurs. Oct. 4: 10:30 am at Duff’s . All are Welcome to our Thanksgiving Meeting!! Pat Ganning will be leading the meeting and Joan Law will serve the refreshments. Roll Call: I am thankful for…….
Mon. Oct. 15 is W.M.S. Fall Rally at St. Andrew’s Church in Arthur 10 am: Executive Meeting, 1 pm Fall Rally- ALL welcome!! The refreshments today will be prepared by the ladies from St. Andrew’s Kitchener.
Thurs. Nov. 29: Seniors’ Christmas Community Potluck at Duff’s!! 11:45 am Gathering 12 Noon Luncheon & Games, Entertainment: Ev Winer and Paul & Wendy
Mon. Dec. 3: 9 am Christmas plates will be assembled. If you wish to donate a treat for the plates, YOU are most welcome…small and/or light. (Check with Marion Hunter, if you wish.)
Teddy Bears: We have received 350 knitted Teddy Bears since our Teddy Bear Tea, Oct.28, 2017 and last week, Jan. 31, 2018, 2 more large boxes were delivered to Duff’s…….Hurrah!! We are soooo thankful to have more bears for PEOPLE to take on their missions!! Pat and I are so excited and the bears are soooo cute & cuddly!! WAY to GO Ladies!! Thank you, thank you!!
Volunteers are also Knitting….”Knitted Knockers” for women who have undergone masectomies. These items are special, handmade breast prostheses. The pattern is available from Duff’s.
The WMS or Women’s Missionary Society at Duff’s is a very active group in our church and the church community!!
**We are collecting clean milk bags for Alice McNeish to crochet into sleeping mats. She loves to do this project.
**We are collecting: postage stamps to help people beat Leprosy”.
** We are collecting used eyeglasses or sun glasses for needy people in 3rd world countries.**
**If you would like to help with any of the above activities, please call the office 519-763-1163 for more information and/or patterns.**
- Since the Teddy Bear Tea in Oct. 2017, we have received 10 more small, medium, large & HUGE BOXES of beautifully knitted Teddy Bears,
- SO FAR WE HAVE SENT:
- 300 Teddies with Bea & John Henderson to _______________
- 100 Teddies with Dr. Scholton on his medical mission to _____
- 18 Teddies to ______ with Barb McKay!
- If you like to knit, you are welcome to pick up a Teddy Bear pattern or a Pneumonia Vest & Cap Pattern for newborns in India from the display in the Welcome Room!