Bethlehem Blogs

April 15, 2020

‘A Time to Sew’ Face Masks

Pam Larson

Minister for Women, North Campus

Ecclesiastes tells us that for everything there is a season and a time for every matter under heaven—including “a time to tear, and a time to sew” (Ecclesiastes 3:7). I am reminded of Dorcas who was described as “full of good works and acts of charity” (Acts 9:36). One of her good works was sewing tunics and other garments.

In this current pandemic season, many of us have been sewing face masks, using a stash of fabric and elastic, along with some creativity and experimentation. Perhaps you would like to join in? Consider this list of resources (PDF).

Many of you have started sewing masks and are dropping them off at hospitals, but I wanted to let you know about a critical need for those in our Bethlehem community. 

  • Dr. John Mielke is a Downtown Campus member who is a medical director in many area nursing homes. These medical personnel are serving in long-term care, and they are in need of many masks to help protect our precious elderly population—some of the most vulnerable to the coronavirus. 
  • The Mounds View Police Dept is also asking for masks that they can use/distribute when they help the homeless.  

To arrange a time to drop off your donation of masks, call one of the following contacts:

Downtown Campus

720 13th Avenue South, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 55415
Sundays: 9am & 11am

North Campus

5151 Program Ave, Mounds View, Minnesota, 55112
Sundays: 8am, 9:30am & 11am

South Campus

20700 Kenrick Ave, Lakeville, Minnesota, 55044
Sundays: 9am