The Needlework Arts Ministry is a group of ladies organized under the umbrella of St. Margaret’s Auxiliary, who combine the love of Needlework and Caring for Others into a Prayerful Ministry that reaches out to those in need of LOVE, COMFORT, HOPE, JOY AND PEACE.
The ministry changed its name from the Prayer Shawl Ministry to the Needlework Arts Ministry to cover all kinds of needlework and not just knitting and crocheting shawls. We have now included machine- sewn hats, bibs, scarves, blankets, neck pillows, etc. Some ladies have hand-stitched items with cross-stitch and Bargello, which is a needlepoint embroidery. The articles are blessed when finished.
We work on our own and gather the second Monday in the Parish Hall at 10:00 a.m. Our gatherings are a time to pray together and share – share our work in progress – share our stories of God’s blessings received by the workers and recipients through the shawls and items. Our time together is filled with a peace and joy.
At present, the distribution of finished projects is divided amongst Covenant Hospice, Sacred Heart Hospital, Baptist Hospital, the Veterans Administration, and, of course, our own parishioners.