Announcements‎ > ‎


posted Jul 3, 2013, 1:15 PM by Deanna Skare   [ updated Aug 26, 2013, 7:38 AM by Bowmansville UMC ]

Pastor Katie at Harris Hill United Methodist recently informed us they are now a satellite collection site for UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief) kits prepared for distribution to disaster sites.  In the past, BUMC has collected items for Flood Buckets, and more recently the pillows and sheets.  Harris Hill will be collecting and assembling items for various kits at different times and invited us to participate in this mission. 
Church Council voted June 19 to participate in this worthwhile ministry.  This summer we will start collected items for the Layette and Sewing Kits.  The items below are specified by UMCOR and will be the only items included in each kit.  Please note, you do not have to purchase each of the items in the kit.  For example, you could purchase a dozen infant wash cloths and/or 6 receiving blankets.  Just make sure all items are new, unwashed, and leave them in their newly- purchased condition.  Items will be collected and assembled into kits in the manner specified by UMCOR.  

For those who are interested, there are patterns to sew infant nightgowns and knit, crochet or sew an infant sweater at  


Layette Kit

6 cloth diapers (prefolded or plain diapers only; no disposable diapers)

2 shirts (undershirts or onsies)

2 wash cloths (infant size only; no adult wash cloths)

2 gowns or sleepers

2 diaper pins (must have protective plastic closures; no regular safety pins)

1 sweater or jacket (must open from the front; may be hand knitted, crocheted or sewn;
hooded sweatshirts are acceptable)

2 receiving blankets (30” x 30” or 30” x 32” sizes only; no crib blankets please)

‐ All items must be new.
‐ Do not wash any of the items as they will be considered used.

Sewing Kit

3 continuous yards of fabric (
cotton or cotton blend only; 
no heavy duty, corduroy, knit etc. please; 
no patriotic, religious, holiday, camouflage, or military patterned fabric please)

1 pair scissors (
fabric scissors only)

1 package needles (
hand needles in original packaging only)

1 spool thread (
medium to large spool; 
no travel kit thread please)

5‐8 buttons (
no loose buttons; 
leave buttons in original packaging or fasten all together)

1 plastic bag 
one gallon size sealable bags only

‐ All items must be new.
‐ Do not wash the fabric as it will then be considered used.