Purpose: to create beautiful shawls that are knit with thought and prayer, blessed, and given with love to others.
- for comfort in illness, bereavement, or life transitions
- for gratitude or recognition of service
- for celebration of milestones or achievements
Meetings: the third Tuesday of the month from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. at the church.
New members are welcome!
Founded in 2007, the Prayer Shawl Ministry has presented more than 200 shawls to friends and family within and beyond Kamloops United Church. The group of ten to fifteen women gather together to plan and create the shawls.
You are invited!
Previous experience with knitting or crochet is not necessary. We have some wonderful tutors.
We welcome gifts of soft yarn, and we look for bargains at thrift shops and retailers. The budget of $100 per year helps with yarn purchases.
Two Special Events in 2013
Group members and many friends made 300 pocket prayer squares for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Hearings held at the Kamloops Indian Band Moccasin Square Gardens, May 27/28. These were given to the Residential School survivors who participated in the events.
To help celebrate the B.C. Senior Games held in Kamloops in August, the group joined the Kamloops Art Gallery Yarn Bombing on Victoria Street, by decorating Tree #99 with creative and colorful prayer squares! Click here to view the Photo Album