Millian Church is a Rockville Methodist Church

Prayer Shawl Ministry  

Wrappin' Around The members of The Millian Wrappers (your "prayer shawl ministry" group) have been keeping us in stitches for 18 months. During that time, over 75 individuals have received wraps, letting those persons know that we, their church family, share their present concerns, hurts, pain, and sorrow. The wraps are a tangible, symbolic way of caring for one another. While making the wraps, The Wrappers pray for the persons who will eventually receive them, even though the specific persons are not yet known. The congregation shares in the blessing when the wraps are passed through many hands during the consecration services.

Wrappers also make prayer squares, small "pocket-sized" clothes with crosses embroidered on them. They are put inside a small New Testament Bible and sent to military men and women on Millian's prayer list, letting them know that we are praying for their safety while they are serving in dangerous places.

They represent YOU as they knit, purl, quilt and sew your love into wraps that will surround others who can use a Millian hug. The Wrappers have fun teaching each other various crafts that are turned into profit-making items, making this ministry self-supporting.

The ministry is open to anyone who would like to become a part of this energetic group. Meetings are optional! They generally try to meet on second Friday evenings´┐Żevery other month-- in the Chapel Room. Wraps, however, are produced in individual homes and no time limit or quota is expected. It's easy to join The Wrappers.

Inform any of the present members that you are now a part of the group and start stitching away! For details, get in touch with Jann Dalrymple,, (301)-831-5780. And, yes, we will instruct anyone who wishes to learn to knit, crochet, quilt, or sew the wraps.