Grace offers a variety of ministries.
Faith Circle – Faith Circle is a group of women which meets at 7 p.m., the third Monday of the month in the Church Parlor. We enjoy fellowship and snacks the first hour, then have an informal Bible study the second hour. For information, call Marylee Steinwehe at 815-338-7323.
The Sewing Circle meets the first and third Tuesdays each month from 9 a.m. to noon to lovingly craft quilts for Lutheran World Relief for disbursement to refugees and people in need around the world. We also create lap quilts, crocheted blankets, walker and wheelie bags, cell phone bags, poly bags and small pillows, which are donated to 10 local nursing homes in McHenry County to provide warmth and comfort to local residents. Each year these ladies make hundreds of items that are donated locally and around the world.
Most materials are donated by our Grace members and are always welcome. Materials needed include sheets, fabric, pillow stuffing, lightweight blankets, yarn (both for tying and for crochet blankets), and quilt batting. We welcome new members to join us at church to tie or sew and assemble quilts or to work on projects at home. Quilt kits with instructions are available for anyone who wants to sew quilt tops at home. Lap quilts for local nursing homes are 40″x60″ for those who want to make their own at home, either quilted or crochet/knitted. For more information about our Sewing Circle or to donate materials, contact Tammy Hansing or the church office at 815/338-0554.
Sewing Circle Update: Total items donated for 2021 are the following:
Lutheran World Relief Quilts: 175
Items for local nursing homes: 65 crocheted lap blankets; 213 lap quilts; 181 walker bags; 57 wheelie bags; 34 cell phone bags; 218 poly bags; 95 small pillows; and 93 neck pillows.