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

The Prayer Shawl Ministry Group: Connie, Pat, Sheila, Doreen, Lois, Marnie, Marne, Corinne, Margaret celebrating Muriel’s 100th birthday.

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.

prayer shawl ministryYarn: We welcome gifts of soft yarn.

We welcome new members to join us for the bonding fellowship we experience.  Please join us!

Looking back:

DSCN9375 Maia, Kathy smiling at each other (2)In 2015, as well as  knitting  and crocheting together, the group led worship, and presented Maia and Kathy with Maia & Kathyshawls 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.


Lena, Corrine, Muriel, Prayer Shawl

Knitting while at worship.

Prayer Shawl recipients

Prayer Shawl group offers Sunday worship leadership.2014


The prayer shawl group gifts each of the leaders of KUC’s “Vision 429” project.

Don Waldon Shawl

Rev. Don Waldon receives a prayer shawl knit by Muriel.

Shawls were presented to the Vision 421 Team to express the gratitude of the congregation for their hard work on Phase I.

Shawls were presented to the Vision 421 Team to express the gratitude of the congregation for their hard work on Phase I.


Prayer Square Blessing

Group members and many friends made
300 pocket prayer squares P1080650for 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.


Prayer Shawl Yarn Bombing