Prayer Shawl Ministry  with Jane Najim

Community Happenings
Jan 17, 2013
2:00 PM

For yarn crafters of all levels, use your gifts to bless others in need. Learn about the history of prayer shawls and the importance of cloaking those in need of prayer from prayer shawl knitter Jane Najim.  The January 17, 2 p.m. workshop at Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center, 521 Main Street in Damariscotta will explore how the ministry of prayer shawl making can impact a community through prayerful support and outreach. Winter is the perfect time to learn a new skill and to make new friends. Bring your favorite skein of soft yarn and knitting needles (or crochet hook) or use the Center’s. instructions and patterns which will be provided.

The purpose of a prayer shawl is to give someone a tangible example of God’s love and care. The shawl is made of soft yarn so the recipient can wrap up in it and feel God’s arms around him or her. A prayer shawl is made with prayer. The maker of the shawl prays before, during, and after they work on the shawl. In fact, prayer shawl ministries do not have to be centered on one religion, or even necessarily any religion. A group of friends can get together and knit shawls for people in need, sending good thoughts along but not necessarily any formal blessings.

To register call 563-1363. Although the workshop is free donations in support of this and other Center programs are always appreciated. If you have a yarn stash you would like to share with us, donations are gladly accepted.  During the course of the workshop Jane will share some ideas on how we might get a prayer shawl group started at the Coastal Community Center.