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A Reflective Lenten Craft-In: Using Our Hands to Warm the Hands of Others

March 10 @ 9:00 am


When: Saturday, March 10, 2018, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Where: Crowley Room, on the 2nd floor of the Cathedral Church of St. Paul, 4800 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, 313-831-5000

What:  A workshop of guided crafting and spiritual reflection in support of the Cathedral Crafters’ annual Christmas Warmth Project

For: Crafters of all levels of experience are welcome – please spread the word and invite friends.


Size 10 needles (double point, 2 circular, one 24-32” circular or straight)                                                            or a Size J crochet hook

Scissors,Darning needle. and a tape measure or ruler

Please note: If you need any of these items, please let us know so we can provide them for you!

RSVP: Please call the Cathedral Office: 313-831-5000. All reservations and/or questions will be forwarded and answered.

Please join us for a morning of fellowship that will focus on the importance of mindful crafting. Explore with us the practice of letting your creative hands guide you into contemplative experience as expression of your caring for others.

During this Craft-In:

  • Beth Alltop, a master crafter, will introduce and guide us in using a simple pattern to knit or crochet adult-sized mittens.
  • Yarn will be provided and, if you need them, needles/hooks, etc. Beth will assist us in beginning the mittens that can be finished at home and donated to next winter’s Christmas Warmth Project.
  • Rev. Sister Veronica Mary, a mindful knitter, will guide us in quiet reflection on handcrafting as opportunity for mindful, creative servitude.
  • Bagels (including gluten-free), fruit, coffee and tea will be provided.

Please: Invite and bring your “crafty” friends! 🙂 


The Cathedral Crafters Christmas Warmth Outreach Project

The Cathedral Crafters  meet on the first Sunday of the month at 12:30-1:30pm  in Barth Hall.  All are welcome

This past year, close to 800 scarves, hats and gloves, knitted and crocheted, fleece-fringed or pieced and felted, were handmade and donated to the project.. Many of the items were contributed from individual or group crafters throughout our diocese, while some were sent from more distant regions, states or countries.

As in past years,  items have  been distributed to men, women and children through the following organizations: Crossroads, Williams Pavilion, St. Anne’s Mead, Ruth Ellis Center, Detroit Orthodox Outreach (a community meals program in SW Detroit), Development Centers PATH Program (a comprehensive employment training and support) service for adults in Detroit/Wayne County, and New Year’s Feast community guests.


As soon as the Eucharist ended on January 1st, the volunteers got busy putting out all the beautiful handmade scarves, hats and mittens knitted by folk from all over the WORLD! Dinner was served in Barth Hall and as our guests left, they were invited to select a gift to keep them warm. Items left will be distributed to other local agencies who help those in need.










Date: March 10
Time: 9:00 am
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The Cathedral Church of St. Paul
4800 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI 48201 United States
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