The Hearts and Hands Knitting Ministry is a group that meets on Wednesday nights to knit and to crochet items to give to anyone who needs a “lift.” The group hand knits many items such as prayer shawls, lap robes, and chemotherapy caps. Each item receives a group blessing prior to delivery to the recipient. The group includes women from various churches as well as Athens FUMC members. They welcome anyone who knits, crochets, or would just be interested in learning these skills. They have wonderful teachers, too! Yarn is provided for the ministry projects though fundraisers such as the Knitting Boutique each November and the annual Garden Party in June.
The Knitting Ministry has road trips several times a year to buy yarn and patterns. This is a fun fellowship. Members of this group swap recipes, patterns, and novels regularly. As a result, deep friendships have developed among the members of the Knitting Ministry.