APRIL 2019

The Hand Made Hugs will gather on Wed. April 3rd at 7 PM in the Asbury Room. It has been 3+ months since we chatted and I understand there are many shawls to be handed in. We are open to anyone who would like to learn or those who already are knitters or crocheters to join in. The pattern is simple and we have plenty of yarn to work with.


The monthly meeting of knitters and crochetters will gather in the Asbury room on Wednesday, Nov. 7th at 7 PM.

This past summer season we blessed and delivered 12 shawls of which 10 were for blessings and two for grief. We continue to have a good supply of yarn, needles and hooks on hand! So come and get hooked!


Hand Made hugs will meet Wednesday, October 3rd at 7 PM in the Asbury room. We welcome all new knitters and crochetters. If you are interested , come, see what we do. No Commitment required. There are free needles, hooks and yarn available.


Upcoming schedule: Month of August: No Quilting, September 4, 2018 No Quilting. Shall return on September 11, 2018 to resume work.

From December - June we have completed and given out 45 quilts to Battered Women, Sussex and Morris, Fireman's Home, Roots and Wings, ASP and Baptisms and Church family members during illness.

We gather on Tuesday mornings from 10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon in the Church and all are welcome to join us!

JUNE 2018

Dear Knitters and Crochetters, Enjoy your summer!

Our next gathering will be Wednesday, September 5th at 7 PM in the Asbury Room. We have been given a boat load of good yarn. Keep your fingers moving and come on in and make use of this gift.

MAY 2018

Wow! After two months of cancellations we were able to meet in April. Crafter's turned in 5 completed shawls. Two of them were blessed and given out. We will meet again on the first Wed. of May ( May 2 ) in the Jansen Room at 7 PM. If you know of someone in your community who needs a hug please let us know. Don't be shy. We don't make them to stay in a box. We have shawls awaiting homes.

APRIL 2018

Hand Made Hugs will attempt to meet on Wednesday , April 4th at 7 PM in the Asbury room. We wel-come anyone interested in knitting or crocheting shawls to be given to those in need of comfort. Bring your knitting needles or crochet hooks. We have plenty of yarn!!!

MARCH 2018

Hand Made Hugs will meet Wednesday, March 7th at 7:00 PM at the church in the Asbury Room. We will be discussing the intent to stay with Wednesdays or go back to Thursdays. All participants views are important. Enter through the narthex doors facing Diamond Spring Road.


Calling all knitters and crocheters! We will meet Wednesday, February 7th at 7:00 PM at the church in the Asbury Room (located below the choir room). Park in the front visitors spaces and come in through the narthex door facing Diamond Spring Road.

We have the yarn. Bring your needles and / or hooks. Any questions please see Mary Yobs or Betsy Pauli.
Love to see you there!


This has been a busy year for the Hand Made Hugs group. We have created over 87 shawls and have had the privilege of sharing prayers and blessings with many! Thank you ladies for all the ways you have become the Hands of Christ!

If you know of someone who needs a special blessing please contact:

  • Gabriele Carll
  • Betsy Pauli
  • Mary Yobs

We invite others, both men and women, to join us on the first Wednesday evening of every month. We meet at 7:00-9:00 pm in the “Board Room”. All are welcome!


Our opportunities for sharing our love with others continues to grow! In the past month we have sent shawls to Montana, North Carolina and shared shawls with those in our neighborhoods. Prayers for others, whether we know them or not, are meaning-ful as we have witnessed through the thank you notes we have re-ceived. This is an amazing group of women being God’s hands in his hurting world. If you know of someone who needs a special blessing please let Gabriele Carll, Betsy Pauli or Mary Yobs know.

For the coming months we will be meeting on Wednesdays. Our November 1st at 7 PM meeting will take place in the Board Room in the church. Please invite a friend to be-come a part of this ministry! Yarn is available if needed!


The Ladies are off to a wonderful start! To date we have made 295 prayer shawls! This is an amazing group of women. If you know of someone who needs a special blessing please let Gabriele Carll, Betsy Pauli or Mary Yobs know. We have sent shawls to many places in the US and even overseas. This is a ministry of prayer that we find joy in sharing with others, whether a member of our congregation or not.

For the coming months we will be meeting on Wednesdays. Our October 4th meeting will take place in the Board Room in the church. Please invite a friend to become a part of this ministry!


September 7th will be our “Kick Off” meeting for “The Hand Made Hugs”. Come and join us for some light refreshments, conversation and sharing of ideas for enhancing this already amazing ministry at DCC! All are welcome - men and women alike!

Join us at the Parsonage at 7:00 PM! You will truly be blessed in partici-pating in this ministry!

JUNE 2017

Whenever I put my Prayer Shawl on, this is what I feel...

The Hand Made Hugs group has been busy for months, crocheting, knitting and blessing shawls. We have made over 270 shawls since we started in 2013 and given these blessings locally as well as shipping them to faraway places! We pray each time that the love of Christ will be felt as the recipients are wrapped in the shawl.

We will not be meeting again until September 7, 2017.

Have a blessed summer ladies and thank you for your dedication to this wonderful ministry! -Blessings, Gabriele and Betsy

MAY 2017

Our faith provides us with the knowledge that God always holds us in His arms. But sometimes it helps to physically feel those arms around us. Prayer shawls offer us that blessing.

A big thank you to all the ladies of the Prayer Shawl Ministry of DCC, called “Hand Made Hugs” for the many shawls they continue to make, whether crocheting or knitting, that bless our congregation and the community/world at large!

If you know of someone who needs to “feel” God’s love please see Betsy Pauli or Gabriele Carll.

APRIL 2017

The next meeting of the Hand Made Hugs Prayer Shawl Ministry will be on April 6th at 7:00 PM. Please call the office for location. Invite a friend! All are welcomed as we use our hands for God’s work!

MARCH 2017

March 9 at 7:00 PM at the Parsonage! Has God blessed you with creative hands? Can you knit or crochet even the simplest stitch? Come join us as we knit/crochet prayer shawls! Use the gifts and talents that God has blessed you with to bless someone who needs to feel God’s love! We NEED you!! Join us the first Thursday of every month at the Parsonage. We gather at 7:00 PM and have our closing prayer around 8:45. Even if you can only stay one hour, I’m sure you will enjoy the company and the joy of working for Jesus!!!


Our next meeting will be on Thursday, February 2nd at the Parsonage on the Hill beginning at 7:00 PM. All are welcome to come and join us whether you know how to knit or crochet or whether you want to learn! Although to date, we have been a group of all women, we warmly welcome men to come and join us!

At our last meeting we blessed 8 shawls and since the new year we have shared 12 shawls. We are greatly in need of extra “HANDS” to knit these wraps of love!


We will be meeting on Thursday, January 5th from 7:00—9:00 PM