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SEWING SAMARITANS

"...remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’ ” (Acts 20:35)

In the parable of the Good Samaritan, Jesus tells us to follow the example of the Samaritan and show compassion to those we encounter in our daily lives. There are many who are in need that we never encounter, but can help anyway. Each
of us has a gift that God has given to us. We all use them in different ways, often to help others.

Members of the Sewing Samaritans gather to work on lap quilts at Salem United Methodist Church Upper Falls Md

Chris DeMent and Susan Walker have the love and gift of sewing. They decided to use that gift to gather a group of people to make lap quilts for those who are in nursing homes or home bound and in need of a smile and comfort.


The group began sewing early in 2019, using donated material scraps and sewing machines to make lap quilts. The group meets for fellowship, snacks, and sewing! Gathering in this manner allows members to learn new techniques from each other and have a lot of fun while doing so. Some of the ladies had never learned to quilt but are learning – it really is easy!

Members of the Sewing Samaritans gather to work on lap quilts at Salem United Methodist Church Upper Falls Md

The Samaritans dedicated their first batch of quilts during worship last year and they were delivered to the residents of Joyous Assisted Living in White Marsh. Due to the pandemic they have suspended sewing together at church, but the ladies continue to sew at home. Currently, there over 25 lap quilts to be blessed and distributed once the assisted living and nursing homes are able to safely receive them due to COVID-19.


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Members of the Sewing Samaritans at the blessing of the lap quilts at Salem United Methodist Church Upper Falls Md