Thank you to the MPUMC and greater Beverly/Morgan Park community for your outpouring of support for the Hats (and scarfs) for the homeless. Over 80 handmade hats and scarfs were kitted or crocheted and delivered to the church. Some sent from as far away as Peoria, IL. They were blessed on Sunday, December 16th with the following blessing and will be delivered by our own “Santa Claus” Pastor Dennis, on Saturday, December 22nd to South Suburban PADS, just in time for a Christmas blessing.
Ms. Dorothy Sanders, a volunteer at Living Springs Church/South Suburban PADS, sent a message thanking us for the “Hats (and scarfs) For the Homeless”. She wrote, “They were wonderful. There were so many that I was able to take quite a few of the remaining downtown to the homeless that were actually outside, and sleeping on the ground. They all loved them, and they were greatly needed and appreciated. Your kindness will never be forgotten. Thanks again, and God bless you all”.
During the fall and Advent season, Morgan Park United Methodist Church invited the community to join in knitting or crocheting hats and scarfs, to be given as Christmas donations to homeless shelters, as part of our Advent Outreach Program. All were welcome. We gathered every-other Monday evening at 6:30pm beginning on October 15th, and running through December 10th. Knitters and crocheters that worked on their own dropped off finished items at the church by Friday, December 14th. For more information on future projects, please contact the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org.