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Prayer Shawls Provide Comfort and Hope to People In Crisis

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Please e-mail Signe Wright to become involved or request a shawl.

It is amazing how meaningful the gift of a prayer shawl is for someone who is ill, grief-stricken or in crisis. People in our church knit shawls with a simple, prayerful and spiritually meaningful process. Each recipient receives a special written prayer along with the shawl. Because these gifts convey God's unconditional love, there is no charge.

Our prayer shawl ministry generally meets on the third Sunday of the month at 2 pm here at Second Baptist. If you would like to make a shawl for someone in need, please e-mail Signe Wright by clicking on her name. You may also simply drop by the church on third Sundays at 2 pm. While knitters appreciate the fellowship of gathering together, if you are not able to come, Signe can give you instructions and materials to knit a shawl at home.

"Shawls ... made for centuries universal and embracing,

symbolic of an inclusive, unconditionally loving, God.

They wrap, enfold, comfort, cover, give solace,

mother, hug, shelter and beautify.

Those who have received these shawls have been

uplifted and affirmed, as if given wings to

fly above their troubles..."

Written in 1998 by: Janet Bristow © 2008

The Prayer Shawl ministry began in the arts and ministry work of Janet Barstow at Hartford Seminary in 1998. For more information, please click here.

Shawl Ministry Prayers * Shawl Knitting Instructions