First United Methodist Church, Canton
Saturday, October 21, 2017
Welcome in the name of Jesus Christ

Ministries

               
 
                               
 THE FUMC PRAYER QUILT MINISTRY

 
     In the Fall of 2013, a group of committed women came together to launch a new ministry at FUMC.  Some of them had little sewing experience and others were proficient seamstresses.  Together they learned to make simple quilt, each one destined for a recipient in need of prayer;  The idea for the quilt ministry was not a new one.  Before ours began there were already hundreds of churches, several in our local area, who had active prayer quilt ministries.  The ladies at Christ UMC were instrumental in mentoring our new ministry.
     The ministry is operated on guidelines established by the first Prayer Quilt Ministry, which originated at a United Methodist Church in California in 1992.  to read more about the history of the prayer quilt see www.prayerquilt.org.   The process of the quilt is simple.  When a member of the congregation hears of a need, a card is filled out to request the quilt.  Request cards are located in the FUMC Fellowship Hall on the table at the back.  Each potential recipient must consent to receive the quilt.  Their specific need for prayer is recorded.  Once each quilt is pieced, the batting and backing are put on and a binding is sewn around the edge.  Each quilt is finished with cotton ties.  The quilts are hung outside of either main entrance to the Sanctuary to allow the congregation to say a prayer and tie a knot in the cotton ties.  When all of the ties are knotted, the quilt is complete and is taken to the recipient.  The quilt is presented to each recipient as a tangible symbol of the prayers that were spoken specifically for them. 
  
     If you would like to join the ministry, we meet the second and fourth Thursday evenings of each month, at 5:30 p.m. in the FUMC Fellowship Hall.  All are welcome, regardless of sewing experience.  Anyone who can sew a simple, straight seam, please come! You don't have to own a sewing machine or be an expert seamstress. We want you to be a part of this great ministry. Call or email Cathy Dixon for more information. 601-260-4339 dixon.cathy@gmail.com
 
 
 

  
MATURE YEARS.  

   Mature Years is a fun fellowship for senior adults. Meetings are once a month on the first Wednesday, at 2:30 p.m. under the leadership of Jane Rankin, and Lettye Ruth Williams.    You are welcome to attend any of the meetings and we would be happy to have you as a new member of our senior adult activities