I'd like to volunteer with a knitting ministry in the Boston area.
Over the past year, I've been struggling with a diagnosis and symptoms of PTSD and depression. One of the things that has helped me gain peace of mind is attending an Episcopalian church in Cambridge -- the first church I've attended as an adult of my own will and volition. Sadly, the rector, who was one of the reasons why I have been attending regularly, has stepped down.
I feel a calling to help those suffering with illness, but haven't felt inspired to look for a ministry until now. Because I am a good knitter and feel my most spiritual when I have my knitting in hand, and because knitting is one non-medicinal thing that has helped me with my own struggles, I figured this would be the best use of my time and energy.
I'm especially interested in teaching knitting or attending a sit-n-knit group ("stitch-n-bitch" seems inappropriate in this context) in which the members knit for the homeless, the elderly, or the ailing. A group aligned with an Episcopalian or Anglican parish would be preferred. I've already sent an email to the one group of which I am aware, Ecclesia Ministries
, but don't know how to search for others. Is anyone out there in AskMeLand aware of a resource I may not know about?