Creative ministry distributes 29 shawls

On Tuesday, October 5, 2021, White Stone United Methodist Church began a shawl ministry. In its first year, 35 shawls were made, of which 29 were distributed.

The shawls are given for many reasons, including accidents, illnesses, medical procedures, caretaker stress, deaths, farewells and welcomings, homebound folks, new babies and support for difficult situations, reported Frances Stoughton.

This ministry is a blessing for both the giver and the recipient, as both are surrounded by the unconditional loving embrace of a caring God, said Stoughton.

Prayer shawls become tangible symbols of that love, especially when the right words can’t be found. They are gifts freely given….

There’s more to this story,
and many more news articles, photos and ads available only in our online e-Edition or in the printed version. Become a subscriber today!
• To access or subscribe to the e-Edition, go -   HERE
• To subscribe to the printed version, go -   HERE
• To buy the printed version at a newsstand, -   HERE are our locations.

For assistance, please call us at 804-435-1701, extension 16.