Station located in the Auditorium
Go ahead and be angry. You do well to be angry—but don’t use your anger as fuel for revenge. And don’t stay angry. Don’t go to bed angry. Don’t give anger that kind of hold on your life. – Ephesians 4:26-27
We read in the bible about Jesus getting angry. In Matthew 21:12-13 and Mark 11:15-18 Jesus goes into the Temple and flips over tables and drives people selling items out. His anger is because this system of buying and selling in the temple was restricting the already marginalised people from praying.
Our anger at injustice can be motivation to do something about it.
Think about how you can use your anger to help people and make a difference.
At The Corner we knit squares that get sewn together to make blankets that are then donated to the Hutt Street Centre and given to those who are homeless.
If you like, start knitting a square. You can leave it here for someone else to finish off, or you can take it home and finish it, and bring it back when you are done. You might even like to consider donating wool to the church so we can continue to make blankets.
If you don’t want to knit, look up organisations connected to the Uniting Church to see what justice issues they are involved in and how they are helping people. Look through their pages, maybe follow them, like a post, or share something.
The instructions for knitting squares for The Corner UC are:
- 8ply wool and size 5 knitting needles
- Cast on 3 stitches
- At the beginning of every row: slip one stitch then increase into the next stitch, knit the remainder of the row.
- Continue increasing until side of knitting measures approx. 10inches.
- To decrease: slip one stitch then knit two together, continue knitting the rest of the row.
- Continue decreasing until 3 stitches remain, cast off.
~At Home Variation~
Couldn’t make it in person or want to continue this station at home?
If you have knitting needles and wool, knit a square and return it to The Corner UC. Or search you local area for groups looking for knitted squares or other objects. Or click on the link above to explore these Uniting Church organisations.
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