Shawls … made for centuries …
 universal and embracing,
symbolic of an inclusive,
unconditionally loving, God.

They wrap, enfold, comfort, cover, hug, shelter, embrace….
Those who have received these shawls have been uplifted, feeling a loving presence greater than their own…

Whether they are called Prayer Shawls, Peace Shawls, or Mantles, the shawl maker begins with prayers and blessings for the recipient. The intentions are continued throughout the creation of the shawl. Upon completion, a final blessing is offered before the shawl is sent on its way.  We’ve delivered them locally, to the east & west coasts of Canada, and as far away as Africa.

Interested in making a shawl?

Our shawls are knit, crocheted, woven and sewn. Skill level is not important and beginners are most welcome!  We always have a generous supply of donated yarn with the hooks, needles and patterns you’ll need to start (or continue) “praying & purling”.  Join us for coffee, conversation and a good ole’ fashion stitching session at our next Prayer Shawl gathering.  We get together three or four times a year on a Saturday morning. Check the calendar for date, time and location.

Who do the shawls go to?

Prayer shawls are often given to those undergoing medical procedures; those living with an illness or going through a time of recovery; those living with a loss or at time of stress. Shawls are given in thanksgiving, and for prayer or meditation. They also go out in celebration of commitment or marriage ceremonies, births, graduation, commissioning, birthday, anniversary, ordination; a gift of friendship…there are endless possibilities!

If you, or someone you know, would benefit from a “hug from God” – a prayer shawl – please send an email to… 

PrayerShawls@sjruc.ca

or contact the church office @ 519-742-1002.

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