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Teddy Bears

Saturday, January 19th, 2019

Look at all the teddy bears knitted by Judy Aycock for Common Thread Circle!

Janie, Joyce and Joan, members of  Common Thread Circle, present a teddy bear and one of Common Thread’s “critters” to a new grandpa, Dr. John Robbins, Senior Minister at Memorial Drive United Methodist Church!

Christmas Presents for Common Thread Leaders

Friday, January 4th, 2019

To show them how much they are appreciated, all the members of Common Thread Circle joined together in giving our leaders, Marilyn MacRill and Janie Schmidt, gift cards for Christmas.  Georgia Kimmel and Mary Lu Mase presented their gifts to them at the last meeting in December.

January 2019 Meeting Dates

Sunday, December 30th, 2018

Common Thread Circle will meet from 2-4 p.m. in Room D100 at Memorial Drive United Methodist Church on Mondays, January 7, 14, and 28th.  (We will not meet January 21, as the church is closed on Martin Luther King Day.)

We are no longer meeting on the third Tuesdays, as the UMW Common Thread Circle is now meeting with the former Monday group that started at Town & Country Starbucks a number of years ago.  If you would like to help us make the heart-shaped comfort pillows, the little stuffed animal “critters” for children’s wards, the knitted or crocheted hats and scarves for cancer patients (or any of the many items shown on this website) you are  welcome to join any Monday afternoon!

December 2018 Meeting Dates

Thursday, November 29th, 2018

The Common Thread Circle will meet on from 2-4 p.m. on Mondays, December 3rd, 10th, and 17th, in Room D100 at Memorial Drive United Methodist Church.  (We will not meet on Dec. 24th or 31st.)

Our first meeting in January will be on Monday, January 7th.

Harris Health System Visits Common Thread

Monday, November 26th, 2018

On November 12th,  Jennifer Buck and her assistant, Kathy Walker, paid a visit to the Common Thread Circle meeting at Memorial Drive United Methodist Church.  We deliver our heart-shaped comfort pillows, our little stuffed animal “critters” and our other handmade items regularly to the Harris Health Systems at Ben Taub Hospital in the Med Center.  They then distribute them to their patients at their many facilities around the Houston area.  Kathy thanked everyone and  shared with our members how much their patients appreciate the love and work that goes into the handmade items. They shared two messages they had received.

From Jackie Ryan, Ambulatory Care Nurse Manager:  “The pillows help comfort our children during lab draws and immunizations.  The pillows also bring smiles when we give the pillows to families as a token of appreciation for choosing us as their health care providers. When the children take the pillows and hold them close, it just warms our heart.  We really appreciate them and so do our families.”

From Daphna Williams, LVN, Healthcare for the Homeless:  ” I just want you and the donor sewing group to know what a delight the beautiful pillows are to the women and children here at the Star of Hope Cornerstone facility.  Actually the ladies enjoy the pillows more than the children.  I call the pillows ‘the loving hearts.’  The gifts are greatly appreciated by all who receive them. The pillows put smiles on the faces and brighten up their living spaces.”

A Busy November

Monday, November 12th, 2018

November 2018 Meeting Dates

Friday, November 2nd, 2018

Common Thread Circle will meet in Room D100 at Memorial Drive United Methodist Church on Mondays, November 5, 12, and 26th from 2-4 p.m.

We will not meet during the week of Thanksgiving.  Enjoy the holiday with your family!

Happy Hands will meet on Wednesday, November 28, from 9:30-11:30 at Spring Branch Presbyterian Church.

 

October Meeting Dates for Common Thread Circle

Monday, September 24th, 2018

The Common Thread Circle will meet on Mondays, October 1, 8, 15, and 29th from 2-4 p.m. in Room D100 at Memorial Drive United Methodist Church.  We will not meet October 22, as Hearts and Hands Holiday Market begins that evening.

The UMW Common Thread Circle will meet on Tuesday, October 16th, at Memorial Drive United Methodist Church   in D100 from 9:30-noon.

Happy Hands will meet at Spring Branch Presbyterian Church from 9:30-11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, October 24.

September 2018 Meeting Dates

Monday, August 27th, 2018

The Monday Group of Common Thread Circle will not meet on Labor Day, September 3.  Meetings will be on Mondays, September 10, 17, and 24 at Memorial Drive United Methodist Church, Room D100, from 2-4 p.m.

The UMW Common Thread Circle will meet on Tuesday, September 18, at Memorial Drive United Methodist Church in Room D100 from 9:30 a.m- noon.

The “Happy Hands” group  will meet on Wednesday, September 26, at Spring Branch Presbyterian Church from 9:30-11:30 a.m.

A Busy August 6th Meeting

Thursday, August 9th, 2018

The Monday Common Thread Circle members had a busy day at their first meeting in August.  We now  have more heart pillows, stuffed animals, knitted and crocheted scarves and caps ready to deliver to patients in Houston area hospitals!