Craft Ministry

The Craft Ministry knits and crochets shawls for members of the congregation who are ill, home-bound, going through a life transition, or otherwise in need of prayers and support from the congregation. Each stitch is full of intention, generosity, and love. The shawls are physical reminders that we are part of an interdependent web, and that the members of this congregation are with each other through life’s greatest joys and sorrows.

The practice of creating, wearing, and giving prayer shawls has deep roots in Judaism and Christianity, and more recently Christian women started prayer shawl ministries as a feminist spiritual practice. As Unitarian Universalists, we have a variety of relationships with prayer, and therefore the meaning will be different for each knitter and each recipient, but each of these people will be sharing and experiencing the loving care of the congregation.

Knitters and crocheters of all ages and levels of experience are welcome! Join us at our monthly meetings.  Dates, times and locations are announced in the order of service and the weekly e-news.

If you or someone you know is in need of the prayers and support of the community, you can share this information in a couple different ways. For immediate pastoral needs, contact the Ministers or Pastoral Care Committee by calling the office at 718-624-5466.

One Response
  1. Francesca Tate permalink
    November 21, 2011

    As a knitter, i think it’s just WONDERFUL that you have a Prayer Shawl Ministry. I facilitate a knitting ministry at my home congregation, but its focus is on hats and scarves for CHIPS and other areas shelters. Once I’m done with the holiday hat/scarf deadline (I have 3 more scarves to complete), I hope to join you for some of your gatherings.
    In Peace, Francesca

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