In the Beginning
The Prayer Shawl Ministry at Journey Family Church began in March 2015. This ministry, which combines the love of knitting/crocheting with God’s commandment to “love your neighbor as yourself,” was the vision of members of the Women’s Ministry. They began knitting and crocheting shawls, spreading enthusiasm for the shawl ministry by speaking to other groups in the church and offering knitting lessons. Their love for this mission quickly spread and the number of knitters continues to increase. Although most of the knitting/crocheting is done at home, meetings are organized for knitting/crocheting instructions, fellowship, prayer and blessings for the recipients of the shawls. Meetings are relaxed and informal.
Uses for the Shawls
Prayer Shawls are given to celebrate the gift of love, friendship and caring. They offer comfort during illness, and for those undergoing surgery, medical procedures or the loss of a loved one. They may be used to celebrate the joy of a new baby, weddings, birthdays, baptisms, ordinations, going to college and other life transitions. Shawls have been made for centuries; they are universal and embracing; they comfort and enfold; and wrap and warm. Those who knit and receive shawls are loved and blessed. For more information on the Journey Family Church Prayer Shawl Ministry or to donate yarn for shawls, please contact:
firstname.lastname@example.orgOM | (269) 317-7850