Chat - 4/17/20

It was so nice to see familiar faces on Easter morning.  Thank you to everyone who brought flowers or stopped to pick up communion cups.

Pastor Mike will be speaking about a goodwill project in this Sunday's service. Covid-19 has left Aultman health care providers with a limited supply of masks. They are seeking your assistance in creating cloth masks for our 7,000+ Aultman team members. They need both materials and seamstresses to help them out! They are asking for donations of 100% cotton material, elastic and hair bands. In addition, they are working on obtaining fabric and supplies for any interested seamstresses.  If you would like to make a monetary donation, you can make checks out to Christ Church, and write "Aultman masks" in the memo line.

Here are some instructions for making a cloth mask:

 What you will need:

  • Cotton fabric. Please note: It is best to use different fabric prints or colors for the inside and outside of handmade masks. This will help to distinguish which side of the fabric was previously patient-facing. 
  • Rope elastic, beading cord elastic will work (you may also use 1/8” flat elastic).
  • Cut the elastic 7” long and tie a knot at each end (DO NOT knot the ends of the flat).

 You can make two sizes: Adult or Child

1.    Put right sides of cotton fabric together. Be sure any fabric design is placed horizontally.

2.    Cut 9x6 (Adult) or 7.5 x 5 (Child).

3.    Starting at the center of the bottom edge, sew to the first corner, stop. Sew the elastic with the edge out into the corner. A few stitches forward and back will hold this.

4.    Sew to the next corner, stop, and bring the other end of the same elastic to the corner and sew a few stitches forward and back.

5.    Now sew across that top of the mask to the next corner. Again, put an elastic with the edge out.

6.    Sew to the next corner and sew in the other end of the same elastic.

7.    Sew across the bottom leaving about 1.5” to 2” open. Stop, cut the thread. Turn inside out.

8.    Pin 3 tucks on each side of the mask. Make sure the tucks are the same direction.

9.    Sew around the edge of the mask twice. 

 Watch the “How to Make a Face Mask” video.

 You can also read the CDC’s instructions on how to make and use cloth face coverings by clicking here.

 If you are interested in donating or have questions about delivery or pick up, please contact Lee Kenny by phone or text at 330-418-0886.

Vacation Bible School plans are in the works, so remember to save your empty paper towel and toilet paper rolls, and also egg cartons (can be styroform or cardboard).

If you have any information you would like in the May newsletter, please email it to me by 9:00 Monday morning.

Take care and stay safe!