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Prayer Shawl Ministry

prayer shawl

In the beginning…

In 2010 Meg Greeley was the Caring Committee leader and Jewel Hensley was the head of the Women’s Ministry Team. They came up with the idea of starting a Prayer Shawl group. Our first meeting was held in Fellowship Hall and many women attended. Some people were avid knitters and crocheters, others had knit in the younger years, and some wanted to learn to knit. It was seen as a lovely way to give to the church membership through time, love and prayer.

Each month since then, about 10-15 women meet to continue this ministry. Over the years people have come and gone. Some of our knitters are no longer with us but they left a lasting impact on our group. Since 2010 the group has created 278 lovely prayer shawls and lap blankets that have been distributed all over the world. Some are in Africa and the Romania team took shawls to their students to share the love from Rockland. Many of our own church members have received a shawl prior to surgery or during a time of grief.

It is a beautiful ministry and the women who participate in it are so caring, thoughtful and prayerful. Each stitch is created with love and prayer. This group is open to anyone in the church who feels called to share warmth, love and prayer with others.

Join us the second Monday of each month from 1:00 – 3:00 in the conference room.
Any questions, EMAIL Liz Hawkins

May you bear fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God. Colossians 1:10

-Liz Hawkins