Women’s Day of Service: February 9, 2019

“I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy.”

We think Rabindranath Tagore, the Bengali poet who wrote those words, had it right. Bethlehem women and girls of all ages will gather on Saturday morning, February 9th for Women’s Day of Service – a warm, joyful Bethlehem tradition on a cold winter morning.

Service projects this year include finishing quilts, knitting baby hats, assembling Newborn and Hospice Kits, rolling bandages and more. You can find a list of items needed for our projects HERE. This year we especially need 2-gallon size Ziploc or Hefty plastic bags for packing kits, and cloth diapers. We need more than 600 diapers for the number of Newborn Kits we’ll assemble! Both Target and Amazon have “Pre-folded” diapers – they’re the best. We’ve also been collecting plastic bags…stop by the tables in the Gallery on Sunday mornings in January to see our new projects.

This year we’ll be hearing about The Gathering, which offers stimulating activities to engage the minds and bodies of people experiencing memory loss, while their caregivers have a day of respite. Bethlehem’s Minneapolis campus hosts The Gathering every Thursday.

The joy starts at 9:30 in the Commons area outside the Sanctuary, Minneapolis campus. Bring some change: we’ll have a Noisy Offering again for the Women’s Day of Service Scholarship Fund. And stay for lunch!