We meet to knit, crochet, share stories, support one another, and pray for those in need. Shawls are donated as completed. Since February 2007, over 1000 hand-made shawls have been distributed for various prayer requests (people who are sick, grieving, or otherwise in need of comfort and celebration shawls for newborns, friendship, weddings, and other prayers of thanksgiving). We also make washcloths for disaster victims and school children; scarves for people in shelters; and baby hats and sweaters for various charities. Everyone can join us in praying for shawl recipients. Instruction and supplies are provided if you would like to join this informal group. (Attendance is optional.) Contact Anne Whitten, or Mary Downs. Praying for Peace!
The following blessing is attached to shawls:
“Do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10. May this shawl, created with love and filled with prayers, comfort and enfold you. May it be a sacred haven of hope and peace and quiet.
We meet Friday afternoons from 1 to 3 pm at the Barcroft Starbucks at the intersection of Lincolnia Road and Columbia Pike. (Except the last Friday each month we meet at Peace Lutheran). When we meet at Peace, coffee and Tea will be provided and you may bring a snack to share if you so choose.
Our Current Project:
Knitted Knockers — October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Prayer Shawl ministry received an Action Team grant from Thrivent Financial to purchase yarn and stuffing to make Knitted (and crocheted) Knockers for breast cancer survivors. These are soft, comfortable handmade breast prosthesis for women who have undergone mastectomies or other breast procedures. Support this worthy cause. For more information, contact Karen Ager.