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A multitude of hands were kept warm this winter!

About this time last year I set a lofty goal to collect 2000 pairs of hand made mittens to distribute to all the families that came to collect Christmas presents for their children through the Salvation Army Toy Hamper program. The goal was based on the number of children that came through the program at our church the year before. I believe there were over 7000 children participating in the program across the city of Calgary, with about 2000 of them being designated to pick up their  ...

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Help us to keep their little hands warm this winter

The snow kept falling and falling yesterday and if you are like me the snow has always been my cue to haul out the rubbermaid bin filled with all my wooly hats, mittens and scarves.  The temperatures are dropping and it’s time to bundle up! I remember when I was young, before heading outdoors my mom always dressed me in my snowsuit and would wrap me from head to toe like a mummy so every bit of exposed skin was covered.  I giggle now, but I did the exact same thing with our girls when  ...

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Meet Joan… she’s part of our CommuKNITy!

The CommuKNITy Cares ministry is made up of many hands working together!  I recognize that you all participate in the ministry in various ways.  Some of you may simply read this blog while others are busy knitting mittens for the kids.  Some of you attend our classes and groups while others lift the CommuKNITy Cares ministry up in prayer.  I am so grateful for all of you! I thought on occasion it might be nice to unite our community and introduce you to some of your fellow participants.  ...

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It all began with one caring heart!

Thanks to many loving hands that have contributed to our mitten ministry, we have reached 755 pairs of mittens.  We are still aiming to reach our goal of 2000 pairs by mid December of this year.  Our goal may seem lofty given it’s already the end of October, but we aren’t at the finish line yet!  I have faith and believe God can work wonders when our hearts are motivated by His love and we worship Him in all we do. When something feels far too big for me I look to God to help  ...

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