Chain stitches and double crochets: glorifying God one stitch at a time


In the 3 years since our Prayer Shawl Ministry started at Spruce Street UMC (MonValley District), we’ve seen blessings we never imagined. Our initial project of providing a few prayer shawls to help those who needed to know that someone cared, has blossomed into a ministry that has provided over 2500 shawls and has seen many changes.

With your support, we’ve expanded our ministry to include baby caps and booties for our Children’s Hospital, dishcloths for the Shoebox project and for Burlington, hearts for our shut-ins, winter caps and scarves, chemo caps, prayer squares, angel hugs, cross in your pocket, poppies to honor our veterans, slippers for Health Right, and children’s comfort blankets for the WVU Same Day Surgery Unit as well as new shawls.  

Most of our projects are crocheted, but we also have knitters and one gal who does counted-cross stitch. All projects are given at no charge. Everyone who has created one of our projects received one, given one, suggested a project, donated yarn or money for yarn or prayed for our ministry has participated in this ministry.

Our core group meets on Tuesdays at 10 AM. You are always welcome to attend whether you’re wanting to learn, as a beginner, or an experienced crafter. If you cannot meet with us and would like to participate, we have patterns that we will share.

Financial contributions are welcome and may be made out to Spruce Street United Methodist Church with Crochet Ministry in the memo line.

If your church is interested in learning more information contact Carolyn Carr.