Since the Prayer Shawl Ministry began 14 years ago, over 2500 people have received prayer shawls and many others have received hats, scarves, and baby blankets – all made by approximately 100 dedicated women at Manchester UMC. Prayer Shawls are available free of charge for anyone who needs extra love during difficult times, whether or not they are members of Manchester UMC. Drop by the church office to request a prayer shawl or call 636.394.7506.
The ministry continually makes prayer shawls but more volunteers are needed. Yarn kits are available free in the Volunteer Workroom across from the church office. The group meets the third Tuesday of each month in the Fireside Room where they teach knitting and crocheting as well as work on projects, tag shawls, and bless all handiwork before it is packaged and distributed.