Yarners, etc! This group was started to make prayer shawls, but for many members the “yarning” has more to do with talking and getting together and connecting with a caring group of people.
“Shawls. . . made for centuries are a universal and embracing symbol of an inclusive, unconditionally loving God. They wrap, enfold, comfort, cover, give solace, mother, hug, shelter and beautify. Those who have received these shawls have been uplifted and affirmed, as if given wings to fly above their troubles. . .”
Janet Bristow (1998)
Kristin Moran shares her experience with the group as follows: “I joined the group because I loved the idea of being able to give someone who was hurting a physical gift of God’s presence and have gifted many more shawls than I have knitted. It took me a year to complete my first project, but the group gave me love and support every stitch of the way!“
Everyone is welcome to participate. Prior experience in knitting or crocheting is helpful but not necessary. We will show you if you need to learn how to make a shawl. Many members use the “trinity stitch” which is knit 3, pearl 3. We have plenty of generously donated yarn, needles and crochet hooks. We will knit or crochet shawls of all sizes in many colors for women, men, or children in need. Other projects have included scarves and mittens for the homeless, baby hats for newborns, helmet liners for soldiers and necklaces in support of women and children in South Africa.
We meet on the 2nd & 4th Thursdays in the Yarners room on the 3rd floor at church (6:30-8pm). All are welcome to come when it is convenient for you and join our fellowship.
How can you help?:
Pray for this ministry;
Donate yarns that you have but no longer need;
Donate money to purchase yarns for shawls;
Knit or crochet shawls;
Help bless shawls with prayers during designated worship services;
Let Pastor Brandon Cho know when you or someone can use a shawl.
For more information on the Yarners Ministry, please contact Nancy Frantz at firstname.lastname@example.org or 973-398-0231.