Comfort Shawl Project

march, 2019

17mar1:00 pmComfort Shawl Project1:00 pm

Event Details

Through the comfort shawl project, compassion and the love of knitting or crocheting combine into a prayerful ministry and spiritual practice that reaches out to those in need of comfort and solace, as well as in celebration and joy.

Sometimes called prayer shawls, peace shawls, or mantles; the comfort shawls are begun with prayers and blessings for the recipient.  The intentions are continued throughout the creation of the shawl.  Upon completion, a final blessing and dedication will be offered in worship, before the shawl is sent on its way.  Some comfort shawl recipients have continued the kindness by making a shawl and passing it on to someone in need.  Thus, the blessing ripples from person-to-person, with both the giver and the receiver feeling the unconditional embrace of a sheltering mothering God!

Shawls can be given to those undergoing medical procedures; as a comfort after a loss or in times of stress; during bereavement; during an illness and recovery; for commitment or marriage ceremonies; birthing or nursing a baby; celebrating rites of passage; as a gift for bridal showers for wedding, graduation, birthday, anniversary, ordination, or holiday, to wear during prayer or meditation, while leading ritual, or caring for others.

If you would like to join the comfort shawl project, come to the Parlor, on the first and third Sunday each month.  If you would like o knit or crochet at home, ask MariLyn Roze for instructions,  If you know someone who could use the comfort of a cozy shawl, call the church: 860-868-0569.


(Sunday) 1:00 pm