Church ministry brings peace to hospitalized patients
June 11 – HIGH POINT – Turning broken pieces into unspoken peace.
That’s the mission of Hayworth Wesleyan Church’s new Love Beyond Pieces ministry, an outreach program that seeks to comfort families and individuals going through difficult times.
“Our motto is to share God’s love one peace – PEACE – at a time,” said Pat Schreiber, who leads the ministry. “The whole principle behind this is to bring peace to a family – a smile, a moment of comfort or just the reassurance that you are not alone and that you are loved.”
This week, ministry volunteers delivered dozens of handmade pressure point pillows, stuffed animals, aprons and adult blankets to Hospice du Piedmont for distribution to patients. and their family members. They also took an assortment of colorful tent cards – made by children at Hayworth Wesleyan – to place in the rooms of the Hospice.
Additionally, in conjunction with the Kingdom Builders, a Sunday school group at the church, they delivered meals, desserts, snacks and gift cards to staff at Hospice du Piedmont.
Members of the Love Beyond Pieces ministry have met one Saturday a month to assemble the handmade items that were delivered this week, and will continue to do so in the coming months to make more items for Hospice, said Schreiber. The ministry will also provide items this fall for the Ronald McDonald House in Winston-Salem, she added.
“We even have men coming into this group,” Schreiber said. “The whole church has really embraced this concept.”
Going forward, the ministry will provide handmade dolls to patients and their families at the Hospice, she said.
“There is so much need in this community, so much sadness and brokenness everywhere,” Schreiber said. “This ministry brings our church together for a common good, trying to help others who are facing difficult situations. We let them know that other people understand and care. We share God’s love a piece at a time.”
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