Junk & Jewels
Friday October 8th, Doors open at 1:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. and Saturday, October 9th, 9:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M.
Items can be dropped off beginning the week of September 27th. VOLUNTEERS are needed to help unpack, sort, price, work the sale, and clean up. Unpacking and set-up will begin on Tuesday morning, October 5th, 9:00 A.M. and continue each day through the sale. For those who may only be able to help in the evenings, we will be working into the evening hours until we’re ready to call it a night. ANY and ALL help is appreciated … 1 hour, 2 hours … Come and lend a hand!!
In preparation for the Junk & Jewels sale, Covenant Women will be baking cookies on two dates: Wednesday, September 22nd, and Wednesday, September 29th beginning at 9:00 A.M. Feel free to join us – we could use a few more helping hands!
Covenant Women’s Circle will be meeting by zoom for their Bible study starting on Wednesday, September 22nd at 7:00 P.M. Contact the church for the zoom link. “What My Grandmothers Taught Me” By Merryl Blair. Tamar, Rahab, Ruth, Bathsheba, and Mary — Matthew names these women for a reason. How might Jesus have heard the stories of his grandmothers? What might the young Jesus have felt, as he heard about his family? What might the stories of these women have added to his sense of identity, as part of a particular family in a particular time and place? And what can Jesus’s grandmothers-of-the-faith teach us? By exploring these stories together, we will have a richer idea of what is the good news.
Caring Hands is an outreach ministry of Covenant Women’s Circle. This ministry provides hand knit hats and scarves to the homeless population of the Scranton area. In our inaugural winter we donated 50 hats and 75 scarves all made by human hands to the St. Francis of Assisi Kitchen to help local folks stay warm. The homeless population of Scranton is 70% male and 30% female. Therefore, we try to knit hats that are large in size, of washable wool or wool blends and void of decoration. Please be on the lookout for our new brochure with tips and knitting patterns located on the table in the Olive Street entrance should you wish to join us. We are hoping to find an appropriate crochet pattern soon. If you have one, please contact Linda Frangos at 570-357-5520 to share patterns or if you have any questions.
Labor of Love
A “Labor of Love“, sponsored by Covenant Women’s COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS will be held on Saturday, September 18, from 9 AM to noon. Members of the group will be demonstrating how to turn clean, dry, used plastic shopping bags into ground cover mats for distribution to the homeless. Attendees should bring SHARP scissors large enough to cut 2-3 plastic bags at a time, and an 8 MM crochet hook if they know how to crochet. Attendees should also wear face masks as this event will be held in the gym and at least 1 participant is immunocompromised. NOTE: Demonstrations will begin at 9:15 AM so please be prompt and if there is interest in staying beyond noon, that can be arranged.