First Baptist Church St. Simons Island

2013 Dorcus Report

2013 Dorcus Report

Items made and delivered by the Dorcas Group in 2013 have been counted; and because The FBC congregation has been so supportive with contributions of fabric, toiletries, money, and other items for Seafarers, VBS in Alaska and Costa Rica, we wanted to report results. You helped us meet our
mission objectives, and we are grateful. With your help, The Lord has blessed our efforts.

We owe special thanks to our Rock Hill, SC “sister group” for boxes of fabric received from them. This group’s ability to get fabrics from textile mills and their desire to share with us, enabled us to fill the needs of others.

326 “Little Dresses”+ 25 from SC “sister group” were sent with missionaries to:

Africa (Springfield Baptist, Springfield, GA)
Venezuela (Alpharetta Baptist/ Kreiksmeir/ Bread of Hope Mission
South Africa (Ithemba School, S. Betts) Brunswick
Haiti & Dominican Republic (Clean Water Mission-Fussels-SSI)
Haiti (NC mission group, L. Adams)
Honduras (SC “sister group” missions to Honduras/ Dr. Lutterman / We sent 50 little dresses)

573 Ditty Bags

Africa; Teller, Al; Venezuela; Costa Rica; Haiti; and locally to Faithworks; Morning
Star; and Seafarer’s Christmas Project

17 Manbags

Venezuela, China, Haiti

36 Laprobes/ Shawls

Hospice of the Golden Isles and Karen’s House of Hope

9 Cancer Caps

Karen’s House of Hope

59 Pillows- (curved neck pillows and small, straight “limb” pillows)

Hospice of the Golden Isles

10 Walker Bags All locally distributed
3 to the Physical Therapy Department of Magnolia Manor
7 to individuals at FBC
46 Memory Pillows


25 “Little Shorts”


16 Bibs
12 to Hospice of the Golden Isles
2 to Marshes Edge
1 to Magnolia Manor
1 to FBC
18 Flannel Scarves (14) and Knitted (4)


30 Cross Necklaces
Sent with little dresses to Haiti
13 Baby Blankets + 1 Bunting


1 Fidget Blanket

Magnolia Manor Resident

In addition to these items made by Dorcas members, other items collected from local dentists and our FBC congregation were used to fill ditty bags and to meet requests for VBS supplies, or special needs.

Ditty bags made for local Faithworks distributions were sent with toothpaste and toothbrushes. VBS supplies were collected for Alaska and Costa Rica missions; and the special needs of the Alaska mission also resulted in great church participation to provide:

10 Kuspuk Kits: each contained 5 yards of colorful printed material (paid for by Friendship Finders Sunday School Class); zippers, buttons, hem tape, thread, and trims.
10 Singer Sewing Kits: scissors, measuring tape, pins, needles, and thread.
20 Bed Sheets: donated from congregation for burial clothes
Baby Clothes: donated by congregation

Dorcas members appreciate the participation of FBC member donations that helped meet the needs for mission projects. We invite your continued participation as we launch 2014 projects.