In 2019, the Prayer Shawl Ministry expanded its’ scope. Thanks to the generosity of our congregation, many pairs of socks were donated for distribution through the Working Centre to homelss people in our city. Along with the socks, the Prayer Shawl Ministry knitted and crocheted hats and scarves.
By the end of 2019 we had distributed 360 prayer shawls to those suffering through illness, loss or loneliness. Others were given to Pinehaven Nursing Home residents and to the Glebe Counselling Centre at WIlfred Laurier Uninversity for students experiencing difficulties.
Records are kept regarding who received a Shawl, who made it, when it was blessed, and when it was given. We also keep a photo archive and all thank you notes that are received.
“Knitting into the Ministry” by Susan S. Jorgensen and Susan S. Izard is a wonderful book explaining what the Ministry is all about.
If you are interested in joining this Outreach Ministry, or if you know of someone who is in need of a Prayer Shawl, please contact the Church or Carol Schmidt at 226-972-9547.