Prayer Shawl Ministry
The Prayer Shawl Ministry is a ministry of healing where prayer shawls are knitted or crocheted for church members and their families. The shawls are blessed by a minister during one of our church services and are then given to a church member or family member due to illness, bereavement, or a new baby. Anyone is encouraged to notify a Prayer Shawl member or a pastor of a need for a prayer shawl - there are also request forms available in Communication Central in Fellowship Hall.
The Prayer Shawl Ministry currently meets 2 times a month, but almost none of us makes every meeting:
The FIRST and THIRD Monday of the month we meet from 10 - 12 noon in the Parlor in Building B.
(schedule changes are announced in the weekly bulletins)
The only constant in this ministry is that we talk as fast (sometimes faster) as we knit and enjoy the Christian fellowship.
The Prayer Shawl Ministry, while not an official UMW Circle, consists of mostly women who are members of other UMW Circles and share many of the same desires for serving our community. While started as a group to make Prayer shawls for members having medical or bereavement concerns, we have branched out to welcoming new babies with a baby blanket, making chemo caps for the Lumps to Laughter Organization to give to their clients going thru breast cancer treatments and hats for the Seamen's Center to provide to the visiting seaman during the winter months. This group of women enjoy not only the work we do with our hands but the friendships that have developed during our work sessions. The late Barb Ivers was a dedicated member of this ministry and found innovative ways of using her time and talent to serve God and our community.