Church Makes Olympic Scarves for Jesus

If you like to knit and share the love of Jesus, you have an opportunity to do both of those while playing a small part in the 2010 Winter Olympics. The Orchards Church, in Vancouver, Wash., is partnering with the Adventist Church in Canada to make Olympic scarves for the winter Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia. The scarves will be distributed to spectators through "warming centers" around the city. Many Adventists will be helping at the "warming booths," giving away free red scarves as well as offering literature or prayer to people who stop by. The scarves will have a tag on the inside which reads, "From Your Friends, the Seventh-day Adventists."

Consider what you might do to help. If the Orchards Church has more than 20 people knitting scarves for 10 months, there will be 200 scarves to contribute. However, if there were 100 churches with 20 people each knitting one scarf a month for 10 months there would be 20,000 scarves to share with people, showing them the practical love of Jesus. Think how exciting it would be to see photos of the Olympics and see people wearing red scarves from the Adventist Church.

We invite you to begin knitting today; pray over each stitch and each row. Scarves should be finished by the end of November 2009, and shipped to the British Columbia Conference Office at: P.O. Box 1000, Abbotsford, B.C. V2S 4P5 CANADA. The phone number is (604) 853-5451. Volunteers in Canada will add the More Than Gold patch and the "friends" label.

If you are interested in knitting scarves for Jesus and being a part of this ministry, visit or to get directions for the scarf pattern.

April 01, 2009 / Oregon Conference