The mission of the Prayer Shawl Ministry is to offer comfort and prayer to those in need of a tactile reminder that they are held always in the loving arms of God. Our prayer shawls are knitted or crocheted by over 20 women who either come together in one of our knitting circles or work at home joined to us by intention and prayer. Hundreds of shawls have been given to people in our parish and throughout the world: a woman going through a difficult divorce; a grieving man planning the funeral of his wife; a child in California suffering with bone cancer; a woman in South Africa going through radiation therapy. We pray for all those who receive our shawls each time we gather.
One beauty of this ministry is that it connects God's people in such a concrete way - from the hands of the knitter to the arms of the giver to the shoulders of the person receiving the shawl, God's love is in motion. We welcome knitters and crocheters of all skill levels; if you are just learning, some of our experienced knitters would be glad to work with you.
If you would like to be part of this ministry, if you need a prayer shawl, or would like to give one, please emai Rita Ferry at firstname.lastname@example.org.