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Women's Ministry
Women's Ministry Newsletter ~ January
September Newsletter

A NEW PLACE!  A great Welcome for all the Hazelton SDA Ladies as ten of us met in the basement of the church!  This was a special

meeting as the first one of the new year and

also a warm start with Quilting as our theme.



Wrap up in a blanket and see if you want to stay in it!

                     HOW BIG IS ONE?

—the story starts as a man walked a desolate beach one cold, gray morning he began to see another figure, far in the distance.  Slowly the two approached each other, and he could make out a local native who kept leaning down, picking something up and throwing it out into the water. Time and again he hurled things into the ocean. As the distance between them continued to

narrow, the man could see that the native was picking up starfish that had been washed upon the beach and, one at a time, was throwing them back into the water.

Puzzled, the man approached the native and asked what he was doing. “I’m throwing these starfish back into the ocean. You see, it’s low tide right now and all of these starfish have been washed up onto the shore.  If I don’t throw them back into the sea, they’ll die up here from lack of oxygen.”


“But there must be thousands of starfish on this beach,” the man replied.  ‘You can’t possible get to all of them.  There are just too many. And this same thing is probably happening on hundreds of beaches all up and down this coast. Can’t you see that you can’t possibly make a difference?”


The local native smiled, bent down and picked up another starfish, and as he threw it back into the sea he replied, “Made a difference to that one!”


Everyone of us is just one person:  we all have dreams, hopes, trials, cares, and responsibilities in this life.  We may feel there is just too much to be done, and we have too little to give.  We’re usually short of everything, especially time and money.  When we leave this earthly shore, there will still be ‘millions of starfish stranded on the beach’.  Maybe we can’t change the whole world, but there isn’t one of us who can’t help change one person’s whole world…one day at a time, and one person at a time. One tiny gift, one cozy quilt, and a kindly smile will touch a sorrowing heart.  We can make a difference. 


Mother Teresa—“We can do no great thing; only small things with great love.”


be not weary in well doing, for you are laying the

foundation of a great work.” 


What has Jesus taught you this past month?


           Tolerate people with love

           Accept people for who they are

           Make lemonade out of lemons

           Learn to be helpful, even when they get grumpy!

           Be thankful

           -------------Add your own-------------


With great deliberation we agreed to make a blanket.  Linda came up with the great and easy!! idea of making a crazy quilt.  So each lady will make a twelve inch square and bring it to the next meeting.  There we will arrange it together.  A couple of you may bring sewing machines and we will see what we can get done.  OK! 
If any other church ladies want to give a crazy quilt square you are most welcome.  The material will be cotton and any color you like with decorations of buttons, lace, embroidery--anything goes.  Your choice.  You may put it in my mailbox or come to the meeting!  It will be fun to see what we come up with.
Above you can see part of the square that I made.  And in the background of this page is an example of a crazy quilt also.  You can put your name on it if you want to.  Also if someone out there is willing to donate a single sheet and batting, that will be most appreciated.  Thank you. Happy Quilting.

Door Prize: 
There were a couple of these and an extra one because Sarah Redding donated one! Thank you Sarah!  That was a fun thing for all of us.   
The first ones were A Quilters Survival Kit which included some of the following, you may decide to make up one of your own, Betty Hagen won the first one and Diana Hatzi the second:

Magnifier: Remember to never blow your mistakes out of proportion.
Finger protector: To remember that you are wrapped up in this wonderful

 piece of work
Toothpick: to remember not to be too picky about your work just relax and do it.
Paper clips: to help hold things together like the patterns.
Spool of quilting thread: to help tight up the loose ends.
Eraser: to wipe away the mistakes you make
Rubber Band: so you can stretch beyond your current ability.
Mounds candy bar: to give you mounds of encouragement in your work
Jelly Beans: for all the colors in your creations
Pen and Journal: to write down new ideas and record the old ones
Hand lotion: to ease the pain from the tired hands after a hard days work
Needles: for all your sharp ideas
Safety pins: just like your basting you are holding it all together
Piece of batting: to remind you to seek out a comfortable place to work
Several pieces of remnants: to show out of a little comes wonderful things
Disposable camera: picture all your hard work finished
Lollipop: lick all those tough stitches
Aspirin: for all those harder projects to come
Chocolate: for all the breaks you will need
Carefree gum: to remind you to have fun while you work
Batteries: so you will keep going and going and going
Teabag: have a cup of tea and relax you did a wonderful job on the quilt!!!!

Thank you to Betty and Norman for having putluck at their place on Sabbath.  I know everyone was looking forward to this because they all said the food was so delicious!  It was a good get together with everyone even with the slippery roads.
We are still needing someone to volunteer for February.



How can we make a difference in You life?

This month we will pray for:

  1. Information regarding a radio station for Hazelton
  2. Melissa - a job, and a way for her to go to Australia
  3. better medication for Tony
  4. a church in High River, Alta
  5. tolerance and forgiveness
  6. comfort for the grieving
  7. cooking job for Linda
  8. Sarah - eye surgery on Friday
  9. recovery for Florence's dog

Charlotte and Betty closed our worship and requests with prayers.


GIFT:  We had a lot of fun at Christmas in giving our presents to the family in Two Mile.  They even wrote a thumbs-up in the Bulkley Valley Browser saying that it was the best Xmas for them all.  And now so that their new baby boy has arrived!
This month we will remember Vicky Robinson, who we can see bombing all over the place on her motorized chair. She is a pretty good driver on those slippery hospital grounds!!  Diana Hatzi, who is her neighbour, delivered the box of goods.  Thank you for the smile, Vicky, as you accepted the gifts!

January partners are:
  • Diana Hatzi ~ Heather Hagen
  • Alma Blabey ~ Charlotte Smith
  • Bonnie McCreery ~ Linda[Louie] Hagen
  • Calvin's Linda ~ Alice Bennett
  • Betty Hagen ~ Florence McLeod
  • Rose Johnson ~ Sarah Redding

Have a great time getting in touch with you partner Ladies!  Mrs. Blabey--I have to tell you, everyone wanted your name!


Ideas to share with your partner, one for every week:
  • Work together on your crazy quilt block
  • Share a prayer list together
  • Make a recipe using your favorite ingredients
  • Share a story

Sherry Blabey gave a very interesting demonstration on Quilting.  She had her projects hung on the bulletin boards. It was very inspiring to see the quilt blocks and just to look at the many different pieces of material arranged in a decorative style.  There was a Christmas runner, a favorite applique wall hanging that was a memory of her grandmother when on the farm with sheep and hearts and barn in the center.  A little tiny mini quilt on a hanger must have been fun! to make.
Sherry also showed us how to cut out a block using a self-healing cutting board using rotary scissors, there were plastic ruled rulers, as you will see in the picture below.  When all the cutting was done a couple of little scraps were left over.  Someone asked what could be done with that!  "Oh!" she said, "when there are left over pieces of material, I never throw them away! They can be used to tie fat quarters."  We also learned what that was!  It is a yard of material cut into four pieces, tied up with the little left over piece. 
Thank you so much, Sherry, we had lots of fun.......


Drawing to a close, we all rose, joining hands in prayer, blest the food we were about to eat, and sang the theme song -Blest Be The Tie That Binds.
Couliflower and Broccoli Soup
 Sandwhiches, crackers with hummus
Heather will make the soup
Louis Linda Demo: Ravoli
February 20, Sunday, 4-6pm at the church unless plans change!
Bring your quilt square, tooney, gift, sandwhiches for Valentine meal

Here we all are for the traditional pic

you can see Sheri's wall hanging


Rose Webb ~ Feb 21
Rose Johnson Feb 1

Thank you so much for coming out to the meeting each one.  Here are a couple of URLs if you would like to click on the title to see if you would be interested in looing at a couple of patterns.  It's fun to look and dream and pretend we can make quilts anyway!!
                                  cHRISTMAS rUNNER
                                  uPRIGHT bASKET