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Katy Students Service Project

Friday, March 1st, 2019
 Students in the Team Leadership Class at Tays Junior High School in Katy, Texas, stuffed 140 pillows for Common Thread in February!  This was part of their service to the community.  Joan Garofalo, a member of Common Thread, made the arrangements.  She is pictured below with her granddaughters.

March 2019 Meeting Dates

Friday, March 1st, 2019

Common Thread Circle will meet on Mondays, March 4, 11, 18, and 25th, from 2-4-p.m. at Memorial Drive United Methodist Church in Room D100.

Happy Hands will meet on Wednesday, March 27th, from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Spring Branch Presbyterian Church.

Meeting Dates – February 2019

Friday, January 25th, 2019

The Common Thread Circle will meet on Mondays at Memorial Drive United Methodist Church  from 2-4 p.m. on February 4,11, 18, and 25th.  Meetings will be held in Room D100 on Feb. 4, 18, and 25th. On February 11th, we will meet upstairs in Room D204.
Happy Hands will meet on Wednesday, February 28th, from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Spring Branch Presbyterian Church.

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.