These groups are an important part of St. John’s mission/service work! New members are always needed in each group – Please come out and join us and share your talents!
Praying Hands Prayer Shawl Ministry
This group meets in the church from 6:30 – 7:30 pm on Monday nights once a month. During the COVID-19 pandemic they have continued meeting; the photo below shows the June 2020 meeting held outdoors in the labyrinth in a socially-distanced manner. The meetings will continue to be held either in-person or by Zoom at the preference of the group members as a month-to-month decision – please contact Amy Ryan Faga for current information.
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 in the Assembly Hall. 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 back 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or call her at 215 368 8338. All who knit or crochet, or want to learn, are welcome – we are always happy to welcome new members!
Prayer Shawl Instructions for Knitting or Crocheting: follow the link below: https://www.shawlministry.com/instructions.html How to knit a Love Square:
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.
St. John’s Stampers
St. John’s Stampers create beautiful handmade cards, many of which go to our home-bound members and folks on our Prayer List. The Stampers hold card sales several Sundays each year during the Fellowship Time after the 10:15 am worship service. Watch for announcements in the Herald, Enlightener & Bulletin! The Stampers meet the 2nd Thursday of the month at 1:00 pm.
St. John’s Stampers will have their first meeting of the fall on Thursday, September 9, 2021 at 1:00 pm. If you plan to attend, please contact Jo-Ann Sine at 215-855-3040 or by email: email@example.com