“Crochet for Christ” Ministry shares God’s healing prayers through shawls. The shawls, made by New Hope/Albright UMC members and the community, are given freely to those in need. The ministry began in March 2018, and has taught 26 people how to crochet shawls and hats. On April 29, 2018, Pastor Thomas Thao blessed thirty-five shawls/yarns during their first Prayer Shawl Ceremony. These prayer shawls will reach 30 people who have suffered a stroke, had surgery, or are celebrating a newborn. Their hope is that people will encounter the Lord’s presence and healing when they receive these shawls.