Following the example of Dorcas in Acts 9, the Sower’s Sewing Ministry was formed in July 2012. The name is derived from the Parable of the Sower in Matthew 13 with our projects being the seeds that are sown (sewn) for God’s kingdom. Ladies of all ages from Farragut Christian Church and the community meet once a quarter for sewing projects that benefit our community, our nation, and the world. This quiet group has impacted these organizations with their sewing projects:
Angel Wing Ministries - Burial gowns for stillborn infants and pull apart blankets.
Guatemala Mission Trip - 140 pillowcase and t-shirt dresses given away by our mission team.
Project Linus - Dozens of blankets sewn and given to sick children; annually a quilt is made for Project Snowball, a bereavement camp for children who lost a parent in the military or first responder; and crocheted and knitted caps for preemie babies.
Prom of the Stars - Alterations of prom dresses and plus size dresses made for attendees.
Sewing Seeds of Kindness - Pet Pocket Pals given to Children’s Hospital.
Summit Nursing Home - Alzheimer lap mats, pillow cases, walker and wheelchair bags.
UT Hospital - Crib sheets for neonatal unit.
Ben Atchley Veteran's Home - Bibs, pillow cases, and wheelchair bags
Newborns In Need - Bibs, burp cloths, receiving blankets, and stroller bags
Belize Mission Trip 2019 - 50 t-shirt dresses and 50 backpacks sewn; 8 suitcases of fabric and notions donated
Some projects are completed during the meeting while other projects may be taken home and returned at a later date. Our projects are lovingly made and prayed over. All levels of sewing ability are welcome. There are also opportunities for crocheters. If you are interested in joining this group or have questions, please see Barb Knight or Sandy Bumbalough.