Prayer Shawl Ministry

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If you have an interest to use needles and yarn to make prayer shawls, then this ministry is for YOU! It doesn’t matter if you know how to knit or crochet, this can be the time to learn. People gather once a month in friendly, warm and welcoming atmosphere in Trinity’s lounge to put their creative talents to use while knitting or crocheting prayer shawls and enjoy wonderful conversations and fellowship as well. These shawls are created out of the kindness of member’s hearts, even though it’s unknown who will receive a prayer shawl and how it will comfort or touch one’s life. The Prayer shawl ministry has been an active group at Trinity since 2005.  Over 250 prayer shawls have been given to people of all ages. The concept originated in 1998 by two women in Hartford, Connecticut. Shawls have been made for centuries symbolizing an inclusive and unconditionally loving God. They wrap, enfold, comfort, cover, and 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.”

Prayer Squares are a small tangible creation that can go with you anywhere! These squares have been hand crafted and blessed for anyone who is seeking courage, support, strength, health, hope, love, peace, insight, wholeness and community.  What is needed from our congregation is: 

  • Small donations of yarn, or
  • Knitted or crocheted squares.

Shape must be a square. Size should measure between 4” to 6” for the regular size.  One of our members has recently created a crocheted MINI version- on a magnet or on a key chain (see photo below).   Be creative and colorful. Please place completed prayer squares in the basket by the Blessing cards. There will be a permanent basket filled with prayer squares near the blessing cards at the front of the church. Please feel free to take a square for yourself if the need arises or give a square away to someone in need. A prayer square is small enough to be placed in an envelope and mailed; it can fit into a pocket or purse and will travel well.  Or in the case of the MINI size, they can be placed on a key chain or as a refrigerator magnet.  


If you have any questions, please contact Sue Monkiewicz.


December 2017 - January 2018

Our next prayer shawl meeting will be Saturday January 13,  at 10:00 AM in the church lounge.  We would love to have you join us!