Dallas Church Members Assemble 125 School Supply Kits for Those in Need

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Dallas, Texas – Thanks to members who volunteered time and materials, First United Lutheran Church has assembled 125 school supply kits, which will be donated to those in need.

First United will donate the supplies as part of the larger Project Promise, a program of Lutheran World Relief.

The kits will be distributed throughout the world, to those affected by poverty, violence and natural disasters.

First United chose to participate in this project as part of the ELCA-wide, “God’s Work, Our Hands” Sunday.  This is one of many opportunities that First United takes to give back to the community.  The church also makes handcrafted quilts, often more than 100 per year, which are donated to those in need.

If you would like to learn more about Project Promise, please visit their website,

For more information about the ELCA and the day of service visit,

First United Lutheran Church holds services every Sunday at 10:30 am.  Visitors are welcome to attend.

The Crafty Quilters of First United Lutheran Church

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Dallas, Texas – The Crafty Quilters of First United Lutheran Church pose with 98 quilts, which they made to be given to those in need throughout the world. Their skill and resourcefulness keeps the cost to manufacture each quilt at just a few dollars, ensuring their work will impact as many lives as possible.

The quilts are used by those who receive them in many ways: To provide warmth and comfort at night, for use as a baby carrier, a means of transporting goods to market, a sunshade, or even as a shawl.

The Crafty Quilters meet on the first three Wednesdays of each month from 10:00am to 2:00pm.

Currently, the group is composed of:  Paula Ellis, Marilyn Martin, Lois Jacobi, Sharon Dunaway, Sylvia Vardell, Ingrid Mergeler, Harrel Hailie, Ruth Dunaway and Jim Martin.

On sewing days, Marilyn makes the quilt tops and backs, Paula and Lois join the backs, linings, and tops, forming the quilt, Ruth sews each quilt and Ingrid finishes them with ties.

If you would like to join them, and learn more about quilting while helping those in need, please contact Lois Jacobi: 214-668-2569, or email First United is located at 6202 E. Mockingbird Lane, Dallas, TX  75214