Caring Touch Quilting Ministry
Caring Touch Quilting Ministry meets from September until May on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month from 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall of First Baptist Church. If you are interested in joining us, please contact Jane Laws.
What We Do . . .
The Caring Touch Quilting ministry was organized in 1994 to serve our community and church. The current membership of Caring Touch is thirty-two ladies who quilt to serve the Forrest City community with quilts.
Caring Touch has donated 120 adult quilts and 60 baby quilts since the group began keeping records in 2003. Quilts are made for fundraisers such as “Concepts of Truth” of Wynne – a group that counsels women with unplanned pregnancies. As part of their outreach ministry, Caring Touch also gives quilts to the seriously ill and the newborn babies within First Baptist Church, to the “All Is Well” Homeless Shelter, to the Forrest City Care Center, to shut-ins, persons suffering with long-term illnesses, and disaster victims.
During the Winter of 2008, Caring Touch gave 40 quilts to First Baptist Church.
Caring Touch Works to
Raise Funds for Dixie Jackson
The Annual Caring Touch Quilt Show donates all proceeds from the sale of their quilts going to the Dixie Jackson State Missions Fundraiser. Dixie Jackson offerings will go to help finance missionaries, build churches and sponsor Disaster Relief in Arkansas.
More About Dixie Jackson
It was an unexpected year for bad weather in Arkansas in 2008. Arkansas Disaster Relief Volunteers served in 12 disaster events in Arkansas, 3 out of state, including the record-breaking tornado that traveled from Atkins to the Missouri line. Feeding units served 206,498 meals, while 234 evangelistic contacts occurred resulting in 16 professions of faith. “Without the Dixie Jackson Offering, it would be hard for our Disaster Relief units to go and minister to those in need,” said Volunteer Ministries Coordinator Bill Cantrell.