This ministry began as an idea of June Bradley. She asked the ladies of UMW if they would be interested. Right away the knitting needles began to fly. Years later we have relatives of members, interested women, daughters, and friends all knitting or crocheting prayer shawls! As we knit we weave prayers into the shawl. The shawl maker begins with prayers and blessings for the recipient. These blessings ripple from person-to-person with both the giver and the receiver feeling the unconditional embrace of a sheltering, mothering God.
We have given away more than 75 shawls to members, friends of the community, and those in need of comfort and solace, as well as celebration and joy.
If you would like to join us, we will be blessed. This is a great activity you can do at home or while watching tv. Contact the church (or Norma Martin) if you need yarn to get started. 253-851-2625.