Bears & Shawls

Prayer Shawl Ministry

We have joined many other churches in making and giving Prayer Shawls.  Each Prayer Shawl was made as an act of worship and out of love.  

We give a Prayer Shawl when we know of someone who might need to feel the presence of God's love especially in a time of need.

Payers are said over the skeins of yarn before it is begun and continuously throughout the making of it.  

Each shawl is made as a mantle of strength for the reciepient.  It was made as a mantle of healing, a mantle of patience, a mantle to enfold you, and to empower. Our prayer is that this shawl warm and comfort the user.  The love of God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit is entwined in this shawl.  It is a gift of love.

Teddy Bear Ministry

We give these bears to folks who could use snuggly bear to hold is a time of need.  

The tag on each Teddy Bear bears this message:

"This bear has beenamong the congregation of Trinity United Methodist Church in Toledo, OR.  It has heard the Word read, prayers prayed, praises sung and sermons preached.  It has been loved by Trinity and has soaked in God's love.  Now it come to you with blessings of worship, faith, hope and love.