Prayer Shawl Ministry

When we meet

Every second month (Sept/Nov/Jan/March/May), on the first Tuesday of that month, at 9:00 am in the Church’s Centennial Room. Check the calendar page for next date. Everyone welcome!

Each spring a Prayer Shawl Ministry gathering (luncheon) is also hosted by an area church. A wide range of denominations attend. Churches take a turn hosting the event so watch for the notice in the Announcements for the next date. The gathering takes place in the morning starting with coffee and muffins. Then it’s all about sharing ideas and patterns for Prayer Shawl Ministry.


Reaching out in Christian Love to bring peace, comfort, love, hope, and healing to the person who receives a shawl knowing that they are in our prayers.

Mission Statement

To reach out to others in prayer and love.

Our Work
    Prayer Shawls

There is a large group of knitters and crocheters from each church (Eldad/Hampton Pastoral Charge) who make prayer shawls and a number of other items for the sick and young. Each item contains the prayers of the knitter and the shawls are dedicated during a church service wherein the congregation has the opportunity to add their prayers to the shawl after the service. This ministry brings peace and comfort to a number of people.  The group determines who is to receive shawls and those receiving shawls need not be members of Eldad or Hampton congregations.

afghans sent to LHO cancer center 2017-03-27Pictured:

Lap Throws sent to Lakeridge Health – R. S. McLaughlin Durham Regional Cancer Centre, Oshawa.

Cancer patients are provided with their own personal lap throw. It provides warmth and comfort at home and during their treatment at the cancer centre.

Additional Projects

    • Afghan Squares – Ukrainian Project for orphans.
    • Baby Blankets – for incubators in the Oshawa NICU unit.
    • Baby Hats – Distributed to the area hospitals: Oshawa and Cobourg.
    • Lap Throws – for Oshawa Cancer Center.
    • Pneumonia Vests – Africa, nursing homes and our Northern Outreaches of Yellowknife, Moosonee and Thunder Bay.
    • Prayer Squares
    • Sleeping Mats – Milk bags are collected, cut into strips and knit, crocheted or woven into sleeping mats.  These are sent to Africa.

We are no longer making sleeping mats, but you’re welcome to leave your milk bags in the Sunday School Art Room (on the table) and we will pass them along to others doing the milk bag mats. Thanks!

Twiddlemuffs for dementia-alzheimer patients at nursing homes

Pictured (New project 2017):

“Twiddlemuffs” are sent to local nursing homes which provide visual, tactile and sensory stimulation for people with dementia or Alzheimer’s.

We’ve been busy praying, knitting, weaving . . .

Since we began in September 2006… as of March 2016 we have provided:

      • 216 Prayer Shawels
      • 657 Baby Hats
      • 302 Sleeping Mats
      • 84 Vests
      • 800++ Prayer Squares
      • 354 Nursery Items for Oshawa NICU
      • and 625 Ukranian Squares.

Recipients have been from:

      • Eldad & Hampton church families and Solina & Hampton Communities
      • Baby Hospital Nurseries – Oshawa, Port Perry, Cobourg
      • Wings Maternity Home
      • Northern Outreach Program
      • Nursing Homes
      • Dr. Simonés Missionary Project
      • Refuge (Oshawa)
      • Strathaven & Marnwood Nursing Homes
      • and Ukraine Homeless Girls.


Prayer Shawl Area Gathering (Luncheon)
@ Hampton U.C.
May 7th, 2019

Prayer Shawl Meeting
@ “Seasons Retirement Home,” Bowmanville
Nov. 6th, 2018
A chance to visit with friends!