Pleasant Hills United Methodist Church
"The mission of Pleasant Hills UMC is to offer Christ through meaningful worship, faith centered education, compassionate outreach, genuine hospitality, and to be His hands, feet and heart in the Southwest Communities of Greater Cleveland and the World."
Pastor: Rev. Beverly Hall
Deacon: Rev. Linda McCowen
Our prayer shawl ministry makes prayer shawls for distribution not only to our members, but to others recommended to the Pastor and members. Prayer shawls have been distributed throughout the United States and across the world.
Our knitters and crocheters work at home and meet as a group on the first Monday of each month (with the exception of major holidays). We meet in the Craft Room in the original building, room 110. We knit and crochet, listen to soft music and watch the glow of the Christ Candle. All are welcome to participate.
Pleasant Hills has had a prayer shawl ministry for over 13 years. In those years, we have created and distributed over 900 shawls and 350 afghans to persons in Pleasant Hills, friends and family of people from Pleasant Hills, persons that Rev. Bev sees in her ministry and through Hospice of VNA, Domestic Violence Center, and Pastoral Care at MetroHealth where people who are experiencing illness, hospitalization or some other life stressor are given these gorgeous, warm shawls so that they can be reminded of the immenseness of God’s love.
Prayer shawls have also been distributed through persons going on mission trips. Newly baptized babies receive a baby blanket from the church as a part of of their baptism and couples are given a prayer shawl at their weddings to remind them of the love and support from their church family.
The shawls are made using a K3P3 pattern. Baby blankets are created from the knitter or crocheter’s favorite pattern. Some of the afghans are made using the creator’s favorite pattern. Many of the most colorful afghans are made from left-over yarn or from putting together 7 X 9 in knitted or crocheted blocks. Making knitted or crocheted blocks is a great way to learn how to knit or crochet or to take your needlework with you while you are commuting or waiting.
Most of the needlework is done at home but we get together the first Monday of each month, except for major holidays, for a time of quiet conversation, prayer and music. All are welcome!
We love to receive donated yarn or monetary contributions so that we can purchase additional yarn.
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