Prayer Shawls

Cheryl Arter – (412) 835-4590

Prayer Shawl Ministry
In 1998, Janet Bristow and Victoria Galo, two graduates of the 1997 Women’s Leadership Institute at The Harford Seminary in Hartford, Connecticut gave birth to a ministry as a result of their experience in this program. The Prayer Shawl Ministry is a physical extension of God’s love.

Knitted or crocheted, prayer shawls, after having been blessed by the Pastor, are distributed to those in need of prayer due to illness or grief. Participation in this ministry extends beyond those making the shawls to those requesting them for family, friends or coworkers.

Since the initial blessing by Pastor Ronald M. Weryha on January 31, forty-three prayer shawls have been distributed to those in need. Participation in this program is not limited to Faith’s congregation but is extended to the whole community.