Lexington—For nearly 13 years, a women’s group at Rosemont Baptist Church in Lexington has had a unique way of showing care and compassion for needy children and others in the community suffering hardships.
They make quilts for the homeless, hurting families, and those in children’s homes and daycares.
“As a mission-minded church, we are always seeking new opportunities to be ‘on mission’ from the Lord,” said Eddie Benton, senior pastor at Rosemont, “We, as a church, are always trying to find new ways to share the gospel and impact people’s lives in Jesus name.”
The Thrifty Needles Quilt Group began as a group of women who wanted to learn how to quilt. In doing so, an outlet became necessary. That’s when they began donating quilts, blankets and scarves they made to the less fortunate. They estimate that they make about 50 twin-size quilts and 50 baby quilts a year.
“We pray that each quilt, scarf, blanket, will show God’s love in some way,” said Benton.
Four years ago, the group began making memory bears for loved ones’ clothing. They also make soft bears to give to children as Christmas gifts, feeding scarves for a local nursing home and cancer quilts for friends enduring chemotherapy.
The church has a quilt drop-off room where anyone can donate recycled blankets to go to homeless shelters.
“When these ladies come together and meet and work they enjoy what they are doing. However, they see it being much more than just a fun activity. They see it as an extension of our ministries here at Rosemont Baptist Church to impact our world for Christ,” added Benton. (WR)