Our group knits and crochets prayer shawls and lap robes to support members and friends of the Congregation who are struggling with bereavement, disease, or other challenges, or who are celebrating events such as births, baptisms or weddings. Since we started in 2006, we have delivered over 1,000 items and have given many more to Pardee Memorial Hospital and to Elizabeth House, our local in-patient hospice facility.
For people who like smaller projects, we also make comfort dolls for children in stressful situations--they're given to emergency vehicles, schools, and other areas where kids might need something soft to cuddle with. Other crafters make hats, mittens, and shawls for people in need during the cold months of the year. And we have friends who make washcloths from cotton yarn for migrant workers. And we have friends who make blankets and shawls from soft, washable fleece for infants and children. We love to match projects and people to pass out hugs as needed! Do you have an idea for us?
Shawls and lap robes are available in the closet between Fellowship Hall and the reception desk for anyone who would like one. There is no cost to anyone who would like one. There is often donated yarn available on the bottom shelf of the Prayer Shawl Closet.
The prayer shawl group meets the first Tuesday of each month at 10:00 in the church parlor. We welcome anyone who likes to knit or crochet; please join us. We have very few organizational rules--no facilitator, secretary, or treasurer. We simply get together to work on our projects and to catch up with each other. We'd love to get to know you!