KNITTING COMMUNITY: Vineyard Church women's group members with Beth Morrison and Pastor Janice Mau, second and third at front.
KNITTING COMMUNITY: Vineyard Church women's group members with Beth Morrison and Pastor Janice Mau, second and third at front. Jo Repo

Church knits for Kylie

EVERY Wednesday, a women's Bible study group meets at Vineyard Church on Texas Rd.

When Kylie Hindley, a much-loved member of the congregation, passed away in June from ovarian cancer, they wanted to do something in her honour.

Many were keen knitters and so they all made squares, which were sewn together to form a rug now being raffled to raise money for the Stanthorpe Cancer Support Group.

Kylie's mother, Beth Morrison, is also a member of the Vineyard Church and praised the assistance the cancer support group had offered to her daughter.

"They were really wonderful,” she said.

"They started not long after she was diagnosed.”

She said the blanket and raffle were a 'nice thought'.

"I'm pleased it's going to cancer care,” she said.

Another Bible study member, Evelyn Brown, arranged to have the squares sewn together by Daphne Day, who also knitted a scarf to be included in the raffle as second prize while Doreen Shadlow knitted the third-prize mittens.

Reverend Janice Mau is the community engagement pastor for the church and said the church included many young families such as Kylie's and that support for people at difficult times was an important part of its work.

She said the church also provided a connection for people moving in and out of the area for work and for agricultural workers from the Pacific Islands, many of whom have a strong Christian background.

Mrs Hindley and her family, husband, Russell and children Aarron, Mytchall, Mykaele and Naome, were residents of Greenlands and and owners of the business John's Auto Electrics.

Vineyard Christian Church pastor, Jeremy Greening said that Mrs Hindley was 'loved by everybody in the church'. She was also a member of the women's Bible study group and worked in the kitchen at the Sunday service. "Our church is a family,” he said.