“You created my inmost self, knit me together in my Mother’s womb. For so many marvels I thank you; a wonder am I, and all your works are wonders.” Psalms 139:13-14
Where and When
Join us on Mondays at 10:00 am in room UL6 on the upper level of the church.
Our knitting gathering has felt inspired by the book Knitting Into the Mystery by Susan S. Izard and Susan S. Jorgensen. Here is an excerpt:
“Our experience of the power of the Prayer Shawl Ministry is an experience of the living God.We are engaging in a simple act of compassion that God is calling us to. Our knitting weaves us, our hearts and souls into the truth of God’s love.God’s compassion has a life of its own. By giving away the Shawls, we are being swept up into God’s energy without even knowing it was happening. It is delightful to watch love unfold, to let forgiveness melt our hearts, to laugh at the joy being shared and to knit into the mystery.”
How It All Began
Our “Prayer Shawl” knitting ministry began in the Summer of 2006. Since then, we have created more than 50 shawls that have been dedicated and presented to people in need of comfort. We also created nine “Linus’s Blankets” that we sent to Greensboro, North Carolina and fifteen baby blankets that we sent to Haiti.
In 2007, four North Christian Church members traveled to Machakos, Kenya to help construct a church building for the Katisaa African Inland Church. During that mission trip, a participant in the Knitting the Mystery fellowship noticed some of the church women knitting. On a return trip two years later, a Knitting Fellowship was nurtured by the AIC Katisaa women. The picture to the left shows several of the women knitting shawls.