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Prayer Shawl Ministry

Contact: Pat Sickles (561-746-7993)

Monday Evenings from 6:30-8:00pm &
Tuesday Afternoons from 2-3:30pm
Location: The Center for Spiritual Renewal

The purpose of this gathering is to combine the love of knitting, crocheting, and quilting into a powerful ministry that reaches out to those in need of encouragement. Shawls have been made for centuries, providing warmth and comfort to the wearer. Weaving healing prayers into the fabric of the shawl has resulted in a ministry that reaches out to those in need of support.

If you have a special love for handiwork or would love to learn how to create a prayer shawl you are invited to be a part of this group. You are invited to become part of this group that meets weekly!  
All enjoy the fellowship of this ministry of compassion and creativity.


Prayer Shawl Team supports the Motherbear Charitable Organization

 The JupiterFirst Church Prayer Shawl team knitted and crocheted seventeen teddy bears in support of the Motherbear Charitable Organization based in Minneapolis. This group collects the bears, knit red hearts on all of them, and then ship them to children in Africa who have HIV/AIDS. To learn more about this organization go to www.motherbear.org. From their site you can see cute pictures of the children holding the bears.

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Prayer Shawl Annual Report

In 2017, our group of knitters and crocheters had such fun this year making a total of 236 prayer shawls, hats, scarves, teddy bears, baby blankets, and lap robes. While we continued making shawls for those in our congregation in need of comfort and for patients at Jupiter Medical Center, we have begun to focus more on outreach nationwide to those in need. Our newest recipient is Camp Boggy Creek (boggycreek.org) in Eustis, Florida, where chronically ill children can go for a week or weekend of fun camp, supervised by a team of expert health care providers and others. The parents get a chance to rest, while their children have fun. Each child takes home a knitted lap robe and a hand-sewn teddy bear. This camp, founded by Paul Newman and others, was inspirational for our members, Susan and Craig Brown, who visited this fall to deliver lap robes for the children.

 

This year, we also made hats and scarves, sending boxes to churches in both Cleveland and San Francisco for distribution to the homeless in December. We also sent 30 hats to a church in Santa Rosa, California after the devastating wildfires destroyed 27 church members’ homes.

 

This year we all contributed to purchase a prepared Thanksgiving meal to help out a needy family who was unable to cook a fancy meal because of medical issues.

 

We participated in Vacation Bible School, helping all the children to make yarn pom-poms and bracelets.

 

 

"Sincere thanks for the beautiful shawl. It was a constant comfort to me in the hospital and I could feel the love in every loop. I now take it with me to chemo so I can continue to feel wrapped in your prayers. You have no idea how helpful it is to feel like I am not walking this path alone."


"Thank you for the lovely Prayer Shawl. It was so nice to have it and hold it during my sons memorial service. I will keep it near and dear to my heart."

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" The warm and fuzzy Prayer Shawl is exactly the best medicine anyone could have given me. Thank you for this beautiful gift that comes with your prayers and Gods Grace."


"My name is Tommi Sitton. I am Jim and Muriel Sitton's Sister-in-Law. I am helping them to thank some people who have helped them during this difficult time. Muriel loves the prayer shawl that was given by the ladies from your church. It is perfect for Muriel because she is always cold when the rest of us are hot. It also reminds her that so many people love her and are praying for them. So, on their behalf, thank you for your kindness. God bless, Tommi Sitton."