January 2021 The Prayer Shawl Ministry Group is currently inactive due to the pandemic. We would like to thank the congregation of Kamloops United for the support and encouragement of this ministry over the many years.
Prayer Shawl Ministry Group, June 2018
Meetings: 1st Wednesday of each month at 1:00 pm at KUC
Contact: Marg Sutherland and Lois Cutler through the church office 250 372-3020
Would you like to knit or crochet again? Would you like to learn? All are welcome!
Purpose: We provide cozy, comforting, handmade, warm shawls to people who need comfort, support, recognition or celebration. We have shared this ministry since March, 2007 and have gifted almost 250 shawls within our church family, the wider community and beyond.
Yarn: We welcome gifts of soft yarn.
We welcome new members to join us for the bonding fellowship we experience. Please join us!
In 2015, as well as knitting and crocheting together, the group led worship, and presented Maia and Kathy with shawls to send them on their way to the United Church’s General Council meeting in Newfoundland. Maia and her shawl traveled across Canada as part of a youth pilgrimage discovering what they called the “living ministry of Christ” as they met groups of Christians who are making a difference in communities throughout the country. This group arrived in Newfoundland in time to participate in the 42nd General Council meeting. Kathy, have prepared by reading reams of documents, joined Maia in Cornerbrook.
Group members and many friends made
300 pocket prayer squares for the
Truth and Reconciliation Commission Hearings.
These were given to the Residential School survivors who participated in the events.
B.C. Senior GamesYarn Bombing on Victoria Street.