Discipleship & Evangelism
Not sure what to say in times of sadness or ill health?
"Shawls ... made for centuries universal and embracing,
symbolic of an inclusive, unconditionally loving, God.
They wrap, enfold, comfort, cover, give solace,
mother, hug, shelter and beautify.
Those who have received these shawls have been
uplifted and affirmed, as if given wings to
fly above their troubles..."
Written in 1998 by: Janet Severi Bristow Copyright ©2018
In 1998, Janet Severi Bristow and Victoria Galo, two graduates of the 1997 Women's Leadership Institute at The Hartford Seminary in Connecticut gave birth to a ministry as a result of their experience in this program of applied Feminist Spirituality.
Compassion and the love of knitting/crocheting have been combined into a prayerful ministry and spiritual practice which reaches out to those in need of comfort and solace, as well as in celebration and joy. Many blessings are prayed into every stitch.
The shawl maker begins with prayers and blessings for the recipient. The intentions are continued throughout the creation of the shawl. Upon completion, a final blessing is offered before the shawl is sent on its way. Some recipients have continued the kindness by making a shawl and passing it onto someone in need. Thus, the blessing ripples from person-to-person, with both the giver and receiver feeling the unconditional embrace of a sheltering, mothering God!
Some uses for the shawl...
The uses for the shawls are many; undergoing medical procedures; as a comfort after a loss or in times of stress; during bereavement; prayer or meditation; commitment or marriage ceremonies; birthing, nursing a baby; or just socializing..
.there are endless possibilities!
Call the Church Office (07) 3807 5969 if you would like to discuss more in regards to this area of ministry.
G@TRICKS meets every Tuesday 10:00 am - 1:30 pm in the Wesley Hall at BRUC.
Morning Tea is supplied but please bring your own lunch. A donation of $2 is greatly appreciated to cover the cost of morning tea.
Enquiries: please contact the church office (Monday to Friday 9am-12pm), and a message will be passed on to the group leader.
Messy Church @ BRUC
Messy Church @ BRUC is church for families... It is a creative and different way to experience and learn about GOD. It is held monthly, and includes hands-on creative experiences, a celebration and a meal. It does not prioritise either the needs of children or adults but intentionally welcomes and provides for all ages.
Messy Church is Christ-centred and available and welcoming to all ages. There is a strong emphasis on hospitality from the invitation, the welcome at the door, the knowing of people’s names, the offer of conversation and drinks to sharing worship and a meal for all.
The celebration is an invitation to worship through craft, song, prayers and story. Creativity in many forms is encouraged, nurtured and explored by people of all ages, together.
Due to COVID restrictions, attendance is presently limited and registration essential. If you would like to find out more, please email email@example.com and a team member will get back to you as soon as possible.