Alton Webteam: January 2018
Yes — I know we have just had Christmas but there is a new suggestion for sharing with our community for next Christmas and we need to start NOW!
For several years now the churches in the Rushmoor area have been busy knitting and distributing knitted angels. If you are interested to see what goes on do log on to their website or look on Facebook. In the past they have managed to knit and distribute about 5,000 angels — don't worry we will not be aiming to beat that this year! This will be an experiment to see what happens in the Alton area. The GAP Council has agreed to this idea and details will be decided at its next meeting on February 21st.
This is an outreach to the local community — the idea is that the little knitted (or crocheted) angels are left to be collected in various places throughout the town — railings, beside a fence, tucked in a plant pot etc. These are accompanied by a Christian message and details of church services. We would aim to spread a little love to all — church goers and non church goers. It is a way of sharing God's love in Community places. One suggestion is that we could give them out on the day of the Yuletide Festival?
If you would like to get involved it is quite simple — pick up a pattern for an angel from the churches, or make up your own, and get knitting! I have plenty of odd balls of suitable wool so just ask. They can be decorated however you like, each one will be special!
Once you have completed your angel there will be a box in the foyer for collecting and later in the year we will be sharing them with Alton and see how it goes!
I plan to have an ANGELIC coffee morning on Tuesday 20th February when I will have the wool and patterns and will be able to help you get started — do come along!
Any questions to Christine Allan (84739), Helen Wallace (84689) or Sarah Broadbent (85247)
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