Prayer Shawl Ministry & St. John’s Quilters

St. John’s Praying Hands Prayer Shawl Ministry & St. John’s Quilters

These groups are an important part of our ongoing St. John’s mission work!

New members are needed now! Please join us!

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This ministry is open to anyone with an interest in knitting or crocheting a Prayer Shawl or a Love Square. We meet at church once a month, every third Monday, from 6:30 pm-7:30 pm downstairs. We do not meet in July or August.

A Prayer Shawl is a long-term project, taking at least ten hours to complete. A Love Square is a short term project, taking about an hour to complete. We’d love to have you make either or both for our ministry!

All materials will be provided for you if you need them. Instructions to learn can also be given. We are a friendly group who have been knitting Prayer Shawls for about ten years! We just began making the Love Squares in the summer of 2016.

We give away our Prayer Shawls in church, four Sundays a year. Pastors Sue and Addie have access to Prayer Shawls if one is needed in-between our Prayer Shawl Sundays. They are for anyone who needs some comfort and love.

Our Love Squares will be given to anyone in our church’s “Grief Group” and will also be placed on the “Care Cart” at Lansdale Abington Hospital to provide comfort for patients or their families.

If you have any questions, please contact Amy Ryan Faga at amy.fa[email protected], or call her at 215 368 8338.  

Prayer Shawl Instructions for Knitting or Crocheting: follow the link below:

Below is a set of instructions for how to knit a Love Square. This is a new outreach by the “Praying Hands Prayer Shawl Group” at St. John’s UCC.

Below:  Summer evening Meeting of our Prayer Shawl group in our courtyard – June 20, 2016 – our regular meeting place is the Activity Room. 

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Above: An early meeting of our Prayer Shawl group – mid-2000’s



St. John’s Quilters


St. John’s Quilters have been making quilts for Native Americans, distributed from UCC churches in North & South Dakota & Nebraska.  Please join us – all are welcome, no experience is necessary!  Meetings are held each Tuesday in the Assembly Hall.  Contact Dottie Rittenhouse at 215-855-7437 for more information. 

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