Be careful for nothing; but in
every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let
your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God,
which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and
minds through Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7
HANDMADE "ODDS & ENDS
$1.00 tickets available from a member of
Richmond Hill Prayers & Squares Ministry
benefit Richnmond Hill
Baptist Church Building Fund
What is the Prayers & Squares Quilt Ministry?
|The Prayers & Squares Quilt Ministry at
Richmond Hill Baptist Church is a member of Prayers & Squares
an interfaith outreach organization that combines the gift of prayer
with the gift of a hand-tied quilt. Unlike many other groups who make
quilts for charitable causes, the purpose of Prayers & Squares is not
to just make and distribute quilts. Our purpose is to promote prayer
through the use of quilts.
Member chapters agree to follow these "Three Commandments" of
Prayers & Squares:
Our goal is to promote prayer and involve
as many people as possible in our prayer efforts. Our motto is:
"It's not about the quilt; it's all about the prayers."
We always ask before giving the gift of a
prayer quilt. We particularly need to know if the person to
recieve the quilt will accept our gift of prayer, what they
would like us to pray for and what information about their
situation may be shared with others.
We do not accept any form of payment for
a prayer quilt. It is a gift of love that cannot be bought or
What is a Prayer Quilt?
The idea behind our prayer quilts is simple. A
heavy thread is used to make stitches through the quilt layers. The
ends of these stitches are left free for a suare knot to be tied. As
each knot is tied, a silent prayer is said for a person in special
need who then receives the finished quilt.
We think a dedication of each quilt is very
important and seals our promise of love and concern for the person
receiving the quilt. Dedications take place in one of our worship
services, a Sunday School class, Bible study or a Prayers & Squares
work session. Sometimes, a quiet hospital room or a home visit can
serve as a dedication for someone needing prayers.
Who Can Receive
a Prayer Quilt?
A prayer quilt is appropriate for anyone who is
experiencing physical, emotional, spiritual or some other life crisis.
A prayer quilt is for anyone who feels they could benefit from being
"covered in prayer." The quilt is a tangible sign of God's
ever-present grace that is available to all of us.
to view a list of past recipients.
How Do I
Request a Prayer Quilt?
Phone - Requests can be
made by contacting our church office at (336) 699-8139. If nobody is
in the office, please leave a message and someone will return your
call promptly to get details and make arrangements for your quilt
E-mail - You may also
send your request via e-mail by
CLICKING HERE. In your e-mail, please provide
(1) your name, (2) phone number and (3) when/how you would like to
How Can I Get Involved?
Prayers & Squares meets the first Wednesday of
each month at 9:00am in our Fellowship Hall. We welcome all willing
hands and hearts to join us. You do not have to sew to be a part of
our group. We have tasks suited or each member and they all add flavor
and creativity to our quilts.
Our first meeting in 2009 started out with a
donated box of fabric, but we are happy to report we have never
lacked for materials or funds. We have been abundantly blessed by
many supporters who have been touched by what we do. God bless all
who believe in this ministry and support us!