Newton Falls – The Prayer Shawl Ministry at the First Church of God, Newton Falls, Ohio, just celebrated their 4th year Anniversary knitting crocheting and doing projects for God’s work. It is a fast-growing group that began with only 8 members and has grown to 45 members. They meet twice a month to enjoy fellowship, food and friendship while working on their projects.
Over 300 Prayer Shawl Lapghans have been given to people suffering from illness and many other needs. These shawls and laps have been given locally and mailed throughout the United States and to troops overseas. The group has also done many projects to help others including; making Little Dresses for Africa, making almost 300 hats for S.t Jude’s and Akron Children’s Hospitals, making hats and scarves for the Warren Family Mission for their coat giveaway, making hats, booties and small blankets for Akron Children’s Hospital, and just recently some of our members have begun to make Prayer Quilts and making sun catchers for the families who have lost loved ones.
If you are interested in joining us, we meet the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month in the library of the First Church of God, 426 W. Broad St., Newton Falls, Ohio.