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BELDEN, MISS. (WCBI) – Every Monday evening, Jeremy and Ebony Boone spend an hour or so, sitting across a table from each other, in a sewing class, at Kimble Chapel Missionary Baptist Church.

“We’re tying double knots, just like tying a shoe, best way to describe it,” Jeremy said.

The church hosts the sewing class. It is part of a larger effort involving three other area congregations and it is known as the Belden United Outreach Center.

For its most recent project, members of the sewing class have made wheelchair throws, that will be delivered to residents of nearby nursing homes.

Mary Louise Ruth teaches the sewing class and says it is a way to take faith outside of the church walls.

“We just love our loved ones and a lot of people are in nursing homes and bed ridden and sometimes they get cold. This is just a little way to show how much we love them, and we want to show them we appreciate them,” Ruth said.

And for Jeremy and Ebony, sewing is a hobby they can tackle as a team, even away from church.

“When we come home from work, it’s just one of those things, it’s a home project, ask each other how the days went, things like that,” Ebony said.

“You can cut the TV off, sometimes we are in the living room, bedroom, kitchen, wherever we have time,” Jeremy said.

The Boones, along with their classmates, made more than 100 throws for senior citizens.

For more information on the free sewing class, call 662 401 8558.

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