Shawl Ministry
In 2016, about 50 shawls  were presented to those in times of need and celebration!

Shawl Ministry was organized by two women in Connecticut in 1998 and is now nationwide.
 
The Shawl Ministry at First Congregational Church of River Edge, led by Alice Rushforth,  began with the "First Gathering" on January 10, 2004.  Since then, more than 600 shawls have been presented to women and men in times of crisis, celebration, bereavement, illness and other occasions.  Babies are given special baptismal shawls and young people are also presented with shawls upon their confirmation.
 
The knitter begins each shawl with prayers and blessings for the recipient.  On its completion the shawl is blessed with prayer before being presented.

Knitters meet regularly at the church.  Meetings are usually scheduled for the second Tuesday at 7:30 pm and the second Thursday at 1:00 pm.  All knitters and crocheters are welcome.  Come join the friendly group and spend a relaxing time in our church Parlor.

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Some of the members of the Shawl Ministry Circle in action,
December, 2016
Some of the beautiful shawls in progress at a recent meeting of the Shawl Ministry. 
Participants include not only members of the First Congregational Church of River Edge but members of other congregations who find this work a worthwhile ministry.

Shawl Sunday, January 11, 2015 - Some of the many beautiful shawls dedicated at this special service

Everyone wants to help out!
Shawl Ministry participants start young!



Contact the church office
at 201-261-1712.