"The prayer of the righteous is powerful and effective." James 5:16


Prayer ministries at First Methodist have evolved out of the experiences and desires of the people. You are invited to be a part of this time of praise and intercessory prayer.

Prayer Chapel

Located on the main level of the building, across from the door leading into the sanctuary, the Prayer Chapel is always open to anyone seeking a quiet moment of communion with God.

Prayer Shawl Ministry

Do you enjoy knitting? A Prayer Shawl is a work of loving hands and hearts responding to the guidance of God’s Spirit, a tangible symbol of God’s love reaching in to human hearts through the prayers and service of others.  Prayer Shawl Ministry members knit or crochet shawls that are given to individuals who are ill, suffering a loss, or are otherwise in the midst of a life crisis. Patterns and yarns are provided for prayer shawls, preemie caps, chemo caps and afghans.  Before the work begins, yarn for each shawl is blessed with a special prayer. Every time ministry team members work on the shawls, whether in a group or at home, they begin with prayer and scripture reading. Upon completion, another blessing is bestowed on the shawl and it is hand-delivered to the special recipient.