This was how we set up before...
We set up in the only space we had, our sanctuary. That meant that once a month the members of River of Life would take down all the chairs, set up tables, and lug all the tubs of clothes out of storage. Then after a few hours they would put everything back so we could have services in there the next day. It was a labor of love. A labor of love that went on for a year.
Then we moved into our new church building!
The Swaddling Clothes room started out like this.
Then I managed to convince these three guys to take down the hooks and shelves. This was a big job!
Then Glenn, the handsome fellow in the middle, helped me paint, and hung all of my clothing racks and shelves. After Glenn put the clothing rods up several ladies from church came in and started hanging up and sorting clothes.
Now it looks a little something like this...
I am very excited about the future. Our first "shopping" weekend in the new building was a huge success.
If your church in interested in starting a Swaddling Clothes project please let me know. The goal is to package up what we've done to make it easier for other churches to start. I already know of another Lutheran church in Iowa that is in the beginning stages.
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