SEWING CLASSES & STUDIO
Lovingly called the Tabitha Program, our studio is open every Tuesday as a creative, joyful gathering place for our volunteers and refugees to work to work on sewing projects and handmade goods.
Volunteers work one-on-one with refugee artisans to teach them sewing and other handicraft skills.
We welcome all refugees, immigrants and asylees who have sufficient English to carry basic conversations and understand simple sewing instructions.
JOIN OUR SEWING CLASSES AS REFUGEE OR REFER A REFUGEE FRIEND
STORIES FROM OUR COMMUNITY
Building genuine relationships and community is vital to our mission. We want to foster bonds of love that reflects the love of God and point to Christ. We want to grow in knowing one another and being known.
Therefore, we end our studio time with a community storytelling. Though we only have one life to live, as we listen to each other's stories, we feel as if we are living a thousand lives.
READ OUR BLOG POSTS FOR THIS SEASON'S THEME
THE LYDIA PROGRAM
We believe that our refugees have God-given talents and potential. The trauma of being uprooted from your homeland and the daunting task of rebuilding shattered lives can leave anyone feeling overwhelmed, if not helpless.
Our Lydia Program employs refugee women to make beautiful handmade goods for the Minnesota community. We provide meaningful work to our refugees that reflects God's creativity and beauty.
Our refugee-artisans-in-training make simple items and are paid per project. In addition, we also offer part-time employment to qualified graduates of our sewing classes.
We are currently raising a six-month salary reserve to hire two refugee artisans by January 2020. The Lydia Program currently meets on Thursdays.