Deborahs

The Deborahs, our' women's group, meets monthly, supports the congregation and community with care and comfort for special events, and takes a major role in our two traditional fund raisers- the Harvest Supper and the Christmas Cookie Walk.

Founded in November 1908 by Mrs. Ida Wallace, the minister's wife, the society was named after the Deborahs in the Old Testament.  There are three Deborahs recorded there:  In Genesis, Judges and The book of Tobit (in the apocrypha).  The nature and character of these Deborahs suggest three purposes for the Deborah Society of today: Spiritual Growth, Fellowship; and Service.

Prayer Shawl Ministry

The Prayer Shawl Ministry meets once each month on the second Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. throughout the year at a private home.  Our hostess not only provides us a wonderful space in which to knit and visit with each other, but also provides some of the best refreshments for which anyone could hope.

Since the Prayer Shawl group began meeting and knitting in the fall of 2004, more than 85 shawls have been blessed and presented.  They have traveled far and wide; one was sent as far away as South Africa.

The following prayer is used to bless the shawls before they are presented:

May God's grace be upon this shawl  warming, comforting, and embracing. May this mantle be a safe haven a sacred place of security and well-being sustaining and embracing in good times as well as difficult ones. May you who receive this shawl be cradled in hope, kept in joy, graced with peace and wrapped in love.  Blessed be!