Rehoboth United Methodist Church 18580 Partlow Road
Chilesburg, Virginia 23015

Pastor Chris Watson

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Prayer Shawl Ministry

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life” John 3:16 (NIV)

Over the centuries, shawls have come to symbolize shelter, peace, and spiritual sustenance. Since the inception of the Prayer Shawl Ministry in 1998, the members of this ecumenical organization have lovingly donated June-11-2007 009 2their time and talents by creating hand-knitted and crocheted shawls for those in need. What started as a grass-roots movement has quickly grown into an international cause, with countless numbers of shawls being given to grateful recipients around the globe.

June-11-2007 006 3The Ministry’s message of caring is simple, universal, and enduring. And we have seen time and again that the creation and presentation of a prayer shawl, like all acts of generosity, enriches the giver as well as the recipient.June-11-2007 003  Reprinted, with permission from Lion Brand Yarn Company, from The Prayer Shawl Ministry: Reaching Those in Need,  Copyright 2005 by Leisure Arts, Inc., 5701 Ranch Drive, Little Rock, AR 72223

The Rehoboth Prayer Shawl Ministry was started in Spring of 2007, with only a handful of knitters.  However, on July 29, 2007, we dedicated 14 shawls.  Since August 2007, we have met once a month to work on shawls and lapghans.  We have knitters, crocheters, and non-needleworkers attending these meetings.  We have also opened these meetings to members of other churches and the meetings are lively, productive, and provide a great feeling of fellowship among all attendees.

For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful’ I know that full well.”
Psalm 139: 13-14 (NIV)


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