SGM Coming Events…
ONGOING ~ We will have weekly SGM workdays at the SGM building to work on packaging and shipping Dreams of You items to families all over the world, paperwork, praying for families and for SGM, and whatever other tasks are on the to-do list. Currently, we are meeting Thursday afternoons from 1:00pm-3:00pm. We could really use your help, if you’re local. Work is always more pleasant and the burden less heavy with helping hands working together! Check our SGM Facebook page for reminders.
Comfort Bears ~ The first Saturday of each month, beginning at 9am, Sufficient Grace Ministries Office – 300 Chestnut St.; Deshler, Ohio, we gather to work on Comfort Bears. We will also take some time to pray for the families receiving the Dreams of You packages. We need more groups to form in other areas to make our bears, as the sweet ladies who are currently supplying us with the bears our sewing their fingers to the bone to keep up with the growing number of mothers writing to us. There are currently families on our waiting list and more writing each day, with requests from all over the world. If you are local, we’d love your help. You can cut or stuff…if you are unable to sew. Or pray. There’s something for everyone. We just need willing hearts. It’s always a fun time of fellowship as we work together on this very special outreach. And, if you’re not local, please consider forming a group to help make Comfort Bears. We can get you the info. if you are interested.
Workdays at SGM
Saturday April 5 9am, May 3 9am, NO Bear day June 7 (due to SGM Golf Outing)
Workdays at PH MS/HS Monday-Thursday afternoon 3:30pm-5pm April 21-24
Walking With You Support ~ For those walking the path of grieving the loss of a baby or child, we offer grace for the journey and a friend to walk with you…
Walking With You Bereavement Support Group meets the first Monday of each month:
April 7, 2014
May 5, 2014 June 2 ,2014
For our non-local friends, we have added a Closed Facebook Group where parents and family members can gather for Walking With You support. Only those in the group can see what is posted. It is meant to be a safe haven for grieving hearts. You can ask to join here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/WWYBereavementSupport/
We are in need of SGM Remembrance Photographers and SGM/SBD Birth and Bereavement Doulas in NW Ohio, SW Ohio, St. Louis Missouri, Northern Michigan, and parts of Kentucky (near Lexington, I believe). You can find out more about volunteering for these positions here: SGM/SBD birth and bereavement doula and SGM Remembrance Photographer
Upcoming Events/Speaking Engagements:
January 19 ~ Tim and Kelly at St. John Lutheran
January 27-30 ~ SGM after school program at Patrick Henry
February 25 ~ PAC Meeting at Defiance Regional Hospital
February 26 ~ Kelly speaking at the Funeral Director’s Meeting in Archbold, Ohio
March 21-22 ~ Kelly will be speaking/leading a workshop on Finding Hope through Loss at the Raising Generations Today Conference in Elmira/Corning, New York. March 31 ~ Tim and Kelly at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Deshler.Speaking/Music
April 9-11 SGM Spring Online Auction!! Donations accepted until end of the auction. Please help spread the word and get ready to get your bid on!! Details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1524734887753047/?ref=br_tf
April 14 ~ Harvest Academy ~ Comfort Bear Day/Presentation
April 19 ~ Volunteer/Informational Gathering/Luncheon Noon-2pm
This is also a GREAT time for anyone interested in volunteering or learning more about SGM to join us to learn more about the services and resources we offer to families. We need crafters, seamstresses, photgraphers, doulas (bereavement support persons), and those just wanting to offer donations and other support.
You will also be getting your picture taken for our website. If you have an SGM shirt, we encourage you to wear that. Doulas and Photogs can also bring a dress up outfit for their profile picture. I would like our photographers to take pictures on this day for our website.