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Prayer shawl ministry

The care and love of knitting, crochet and quilting have been combined into a loving and prayerful ministry that reaches to those in need of comfort and solace. The purpose of this ministry is to provide a covering of support and prayer to the recipient.


Prayer shawl requests are usually given to one of the pastors. The reasons for requesting a shawl can vary – from illness to hospitalization, grief over the loss of a loved one or challenging circumstances that need our prayers and support.


Materials are donated by the members of this ministry or by those who just want to help.

Anyone interested in supporting this ministry is welcome to participate in a number of ways:

*Volunteer to knit or crochet a shawl or help make a quilt.

*Donate yarn, fabric, thread or batting.

*Pray for the makers and recipients of the

prayer shawls.

Many prayers and warm thoughts are stitched and knitted into these shawls. The shawls are then presented during the worship service to the congregation to pray over after the service.


The members of the Prayer Shawl Ministry gather together to teach and enjoy fellowship with one another twice a month. All are welcome whether you knit, crochet or sew. If you would like to learn how to knit, crochet, or sew, please join us!

A group meets the first and third Thursday of the month at Starbucks (3801 Guess Road) at 7:00 pm for Knitting and Crochet. Call the church office (919-471-0032) for more information.

Another group meets the first and third Friday of the month at Mt. Sylvan in the Chapel basement from 10 am-12 pm for quilting, knitting, crochet instruction or just fellowship.

Contact: Nancy Smith at or call the church office (919-471-0032) for more information.

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