Saturday, October 11, 2008

A Prayer Shawl Gathering

Our group, StitchCraft, was invited to attend a Prayer Shawl gathering in Naperville. It was hosted by the Prayer Shawl ministry of Grace United Methodist Church. There were maybe 30 -40 women who attended for a day of prayer, sharing stories, patterns, books, etc. There was even a little bit of knitting.

It wasn't what I expected, I thought we would have a few hours of knitting and taking together but this was a complete program and it was a fun and interesting time sharing something we all had in common and seeing the different ways we did things.

I brought my camera with me and didn't have time to take a single picture. They did have a photographer there so I am certain I can find some pictures if I really put my mind to it.

What I discovered about our group is that we are somewhat unique and expansive. What I found out about other groups is that they have way more people in their knitting group than we do. It all works because it's all for a greater cause to serve and for the lesser but important cause, to spend time building a fellowship of women. It's amazing how much you give when you give as much as you can.

I look forward to the next one. And I should tell you to mark your calendar: the 2009 Sit & Knit will be April 25 from 10am to 2:00pm.

I finished You Know Better by Tina McElroy Ansa (I give it 2.5 of 4 bookmarks) and I've begun a new read: Evelina by Frances Burney. Eclectic, I know.


Two Cables and a Frapp said...

I'm happy you had such a wonderful time. I'm contemplating making my mom a prayer shawl for the holidays.

Beverly said...

I wish i had given a prayer shawl to hubby's mom. i hope you do make one for your mom. we sell them at our bazaars and the ones made with homespun are very popular though i am experiementing making some with worsted weight yarn.

The event was a good time. i picked up some ideas to modify for use at my own sit & knit next year.

Two Cables and a Frapp said...

I plan on making mine with a worsted also. My mom stays chilled all the time.

Breien in Lansingerland said...

A nobel cause, to gather and work on a prayer shawl. Prayers are a valuable tool.

Beverly said...

indeed, prayer is a valuable tool: available 24/7 and works on all kinds of issues, has no language barrier and is useful to the many and the few.

quite the tool it is!


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