The Dorcas:Sewing for Jesus Ministry


“In Joppa there was a disciple named Dorcas; she was always doing good and helping the poor.”- Acts 9:36


This verse sums up the servant attitude that is at the heart of the Dorcas:Sewing for Jesus Ministry. Groups of people, young and seasoned, are coming together to minister to the hurting people of this world. Some groups meet once a month, some meet once a week, but they are all putting their talents for sewing and working together to good use by creating dresses, diapers, blankets, etc. These handmade items are then included in shipments to missionaries and churches around the world plus, many of them fill our M.A.G.I. boxes!


Nashville, TN 

The May workshops in Nashville are FULL!  We have opened up 2 new dates in June! 

June 8th & 9th, 2017

May 4th & 5th, 2017-FULL!

Carrollton, TX

Saturday, May 6th, 2017

Small groups around the country are using their hands to show the love of Christ to so many people who are suffering and in need. A little Honduran girl receiving her first very own dress, a new mother in Africa given a blanket to swaddle her newborn and a mother in Haiti receiving cloth diapers for her son...these are the blessings being delivered through Healing Hands because of the work of so many wonderful people committed to making a difference in the world.


Because of the many groups springing up around the nation, we decided in 2011 to host our first ever Dorcas Workshop. We were amazed as more than 90 women from 3 different states converged on our offices. Several ladies were already in sewing groups and many were just interested in learning more about what these groups were doing to make a difference in the lives of others. All of the ladies that attended said they had learned something new! Read more about it in this blog post

If you are interested in starting a Dorcas:Sewing for Jesus Group at your church or if you would like more information about our sewing workshops, email Jana Owen or call her at 615.832.2000. If you are in Texas, email Brandi Huddleston.

Dorcas Patterns

Be sure to check out the photo gallery for pictures from previous workshops.  

Previous Workshop Pictures