Prayer Shawl Ministry

The Prayer Shawl Ministry team knits and crochets shawls and baby blankets in lively fellowship and prayer for those needing comfort and a reminder of God’s love. Both new and experienced needle crafters are welcome to join this team of caring hearts and busy fingers happy to teach newcomers. The team typically has someone present each shawl on behalf of our congregation in a ritual of wrapping it around the receiver while offering a prayer for God’s presence. The group meets at the church twice a month on the third Sunday (12:30 p.m.) and the third Tuesday afternoon (1:30 p.m.) and ends each session by praying over completed items. Contact lay leader Barbara Tate. – See more at:

Feldenkrais Classes

The Wellness Committee sponsors Feldenkrais classes for Metropolitan members to improve physical movement, reduce pain and promote general well-being. Pat Simpich is a Guild-Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner of this gentle technique suitable for all ages, but particularly for those with movement limitations. These easy but precisely structured exercises involve thinking, sensing and imaging to increase movement range with less effort. For more information and the latest schedule contact lay leader Pat Simpich. – See more at:

Mens Group

informal breakfast gatherings. One of our pastors will lead an opening discussion on a topic of the group’s choice. The remaining time focuses on fellowship and support. Contact Rev. Dr. Charles Parker.

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