By Julie S. Parker
Special to the Advocate
What started-out as a typical committee meeting grew into something much larger and wonderful than the United Methodist Women of Brandon First UMC imagined.
Members of the
After discussing the project with the circle, it was decided to research what it would take to complete the project. Making curtains for 12 cabins, at first, did not sound very time consuming or difficult. Then, the logistics of acquiring at least 500 yards of fabric, cutting, ironing and sewing these curtains together in a timely manner began to overwhelm the group.
The circle’s expert tailor, Anna Hairston, agreed to spearhead the project. The plan included involving the other three UMW groups at Brandon First as well as opening the project to the entire congregation. Members offered assistance including tackling the jobs of sewing, ironing, babysitting, providing snacks, contributing money and prayer warrior.
“It was an honor to make these curtains for Camp Wesley Pines knowing that my children will enjoy them for years to come,” said Jennifer Hutton, circle Mission Committee chair.
Parker is the immediate past president of the