“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”
South Plains’ Mission Crafters group provides handmade items for distribution through Medical Benevolence Foundation, Church World Service, Habitat for Humanity, Alliance for Interfaith Ministries, the Fluvanna Christian Society, and other local, regional, and international programs. All projects are knitted, crocheted, or stitched by members of the South Plains’ congregation and by friends of the congregation around the country. The group is open to learning about and responding to new needs.
During an annual worship service, the congregation participates in the dedication of items made during the year by South Plains’ Mission Crafters.
The Sanctuary is decorated with baby caps, baby gowns, sweater and cap sets, blankets, and quilts and more. In addition, throughout the year Mission Crafters provide individually created cross-stitch samplers for each family in a new Habitat for Humanity home in Charlottesville and Albemarle and Fluvanna Counties.
Mission Crafters has no official membership. Members and friends of the congregation are invited to participate in the work of the group.
All who knit, crochet, stitch, or use a sewing machine are welcome to join in this meaningful and helpful mission outreach program.
Most of the work of Mission Crafters is done at home, but some members of the group meet after worship on the third Sunday of most months to coordinate projects and to consider occasional requests for new projects. While the group provides patterns and supplies for its projects, crafters are also welcome to use their own supplies.