Saturday, April 13, 2013

Crafting for a Cause – Rainbow Scarves

Every two years, our denomination, The United Church of Christ, come together for the General Synod. It’s a week of workshops, worship and fellowship. This summer, General Synod is focusing on putting an end to bullying.

In order to draw attention to the power of tolerance and to put an end to the violent silence, they are asking each person at Synod to commit to doing at least one thing to help end bullying violence. When a person commits, they get a rainbow scarf to wear to remind them of their commitment, as well as to inspire conversations.

The organizers have asked members of the UCC and others who also want to be a part of the solution, to make the scarves that are to be given out. They have a goal of 3,000 scarves. Since this is something very near and dear to Paul and I, we have asked the ladies of the church to knit, weave and crochet 20 scarves to send to Synod.

I am so excited about this opportunity and have made 2 scarves already with yarn that I already had around. So far, we have 5 scarves turned in with many more promised by May.

If you would like to be a part of the solution to bullying, you can find out more about the project here. If you would like to make a scarf for the event, you can let me know and send it to our church to be part of our package.

Remember: There is absolutely no justification for bullying!

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