The congregation of St. Matthew’s Presbyterian Church in Grand Falls-Windsor, N.L. (a Supporting Ministry Grant recipient) is serving their community with generous, open hearts through a community outreach program.

The women’s group, named the Thistle Club, has constructed a “community clothesline” in the sanctuary. The congregation is encouraged to hang new adult socks and underwear on the line at their regular monthly services, as well as hats, mitts and scarves, to be distributed.

At a recent service, there wasn’t enough room on the clothesline to hang the 67 items collected for the Salvation Army’s Community and Family Services division in Grand Falls-Windsor. The Food Bank box also overflowed with 72 non-perishable food donations.

Recently, the Thistle Club also responded to a need at the children’s hospital in St. John’s for mittens and hats for premature babies. A total of 57 caps, 57 pairs of mittens and 32 incubator blankets were knitted by members of The Thistle Club and two friends of club members. There were also mitts and hats for full-term babies donated to the local hospital in Grand Falls-Windsor.

Thank you to the congregation of St. Matthew’s for making such a positive impact on your community!

Learn more about St. Matthew’s Community Outreach Program.

An article about St. Matthew’s Thistle Club was also published in the Fall 2018 edition of Presbyterian Connection.