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On Tuesday, October 25, our prayer shawl ministry makers assembled for our first gathering and it was wonderful! Beginning with a lovely 'Prayer Shawl Prayer', and with shawls currently being worked on in tow, all shared ideas, tips, patterns and suggestions while sipping on tea or coffee and enjoyed the time together knowing they were making something to provide comfort and care for someone in need, with love created in every stitch. 

Ingrid Douglas, chair of the Pastoral Care Team, was on hand to assist in  deciding who the first shawls would go to, with all recipients being confidential. 

And on Sunday, October 30, the shawls were presented and blessed by Rev. Michiko and the faith family of Glen Morris United Church.

If you would like to be part of this prayer shawl ministry, by either knitting or crocheting, contact Karen at As well, if you know anyone - in this community and beyond, your friends or families - who are in a stage in their life where something like this would be a comfort, please contact Ingrid at