Thimble Bees Ministry

WCC Coordinators: Kathy Smith, Chair of Thimble Bees

The mission of Thimble Bees is to further the ministry, caring and outreach of the women of Wayzata Community Church by using our hands and hearts in the creation of gifts that will help people in need by supporting those groups which work for the healing and wholeness; that seek to remedy divisions or injustices; and that promote understanding, acceptance and joyful participation within our extended community.

This mission statement inspires the hard-working women of Thimble Bees as they accomplish so much to help others. Everyone is welcome to join our hands-on ministry.

Thimble Bees Annual Report May 2018

This year Thimble Bees once again fulfilled its mission through its 47 talented and hard-working members who came together for 19 highly productive meetings.  The hours spent at these meetings as well as many hours working at home made it possible to distribute a total of 2440 gifts this program year.    

  • Children and Youth

    The Bridge for Youth 353 Hand knit hats, scarves, leg/arm warmers    

    My Health for Teens & Young Adults   54 Hand knit hats, scarves, misc

    St. Stephen’s Human Services*   65 Hand knit hats, scarves

    Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office   55 Emergency overnight bags

    St. Joseph’s Home for Children   33 Emergency overnight bags

    Autism Society*/Wayzata School District*/   98 Tweedle muffs*, weighted       blankets*, Parables marble fidget clips*

    Messiah Methodist Preschool*   11 Children’s aprons*

  • Families

    Minneapolis Children’s Hospital 42 Baptismal Hats* & thumbless mittens*; 10 Remembrance Sets (20 pieces)

    North Memorial Hospital NICU   6 Remembrance Sets (12 pieces)

    Ridgeview Hospital (Waconia) 41 Remembrance Sets (82 pieces)

    Buffalo Birth Center* 13       Hats & mittens; 12 Remembrance Sets (24 pieces)

    Maple Grove Hospital*   3 Remembrance Sets (6 pieces)

    Broadway Family Medicine   40 Layettes (360 pieces)

    Everyday Miracles   35 Layettes (315 pieces)

    Freemont Clinic 20 Layettes (180 pieces)

    Families Moving Forward   20 Pillowcases

    St. Stephen’s Human Services* 40 Pillowcases

    WCC Caring Ministry           5 Prayer Shawls

    IOCP   56 Dishcloths, hot pads, blankie toys

  • Cancer Patients

    North Memorial Hospital Cancer Center 110 Comfort pillows; 116 men & women chemo hats

    Ridgeview Hospital   144 Comfort pillows; 49 men & women chemo hats

  • Seniors

    Our Lady of Peace Hospice   80 Prayer shawls, quilts, lap robes, adult bibs

    Walker Methodist Health Center     28 Prayer shawls and adult bibs

    Trails of Orono*     2 Fleece shoulder wraps

    Deephaven Woods         5 Tweedle muffs


  • Friends in Need

    Warmth4Warriers   46 Wool hats

    Veterans Hospital*   11      Wheelchair bags*

    Midwest Animal Rescue*   5 Pet Cushions*

* Denotes new projects and ministries this year.

The 2017-2018 program year marks the 18th year that Thimble Bees has provided service to our community and during that time we have provided over 26,910 gifts to people in need. 

On behalf of all who received your loving and thoughtful gifts, thank you to each member of Thimble Bees for your talent, creativity, support, and encouragement. 

Kathy Smith, Chair Thimble Bees


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