The Prayer Shawl Ministry was started in this church in 2005 by Ruth Erickson. It has continued and to date more than 200 pieces have been knitted. More than 25 people have participated over the years. Items are given to people – not always members of this church – facing health, emotional and other challenges and sometimes to mark a very special occasion.
Currently the ministry provides shawls for women, lap robes for men, small blankets for children and babies. Prayer scarves are also given when that seems appropriate – close to 100 have gone to the Walter Hoving Home, an on-going ministry.
The newest offshoot are the prayer squares which are small squares of fleece that can go into a pocket or purse to help the recipient remember that he or she is loved – by people and by God.
To participate or request a shawl, contact the office, 860-567-8705.