mask ministry

an outreach of Faith's prayer quilt and shawl ministry

Faith Church makes masks

Faith Church's Prayer Quilt and Shawl Ministry team is committed to making fabric masks for Faith family and friends and our wider community to help slow the spread of COVID-19.


Remember: My mask protects you, your mask protects me.

Need a mask?

Do you need a mask? Do you know someone else who does? Contact Jan McDowell at 814.383.4816 ojaniceamcdowell@gmail.com or the church office at 814.355.3358. Masks are free for everyone.

Updates for summer 2020

Our Prayer Quilt & Shawl ministry team in partnership with other groups in our area has been hard at work making masks this past spring.


To date, they have made and given away over 3700 masks to communities near and far. They've also prepared extra masks for anyone who needs one for in-person worship gatherings on Sundays, and for the daycare staff and kids.


From Jan McDowell:

"I know you have heard, as I have, that if you look hard enough, you can find some good in any situation. ... (This) project gave me a focus and so much satisfaction as I witnessed the dedication of time and talent that was demonstrated by this group, unselfishly, for months. Let's pray that our nation and other countries as well, continue with what we have seen happening during this epidemic, making time for others, connecting, caring, helping and being appreciative. That is what God has always instructed us to do."


We are so thankful to everyone who's participated in this ministry--being the Church--blessing Bellefonte and beyond!

How to wear and care for your fabric mask

Wearing your mask:

  • Choose a side and always wear the same side against your face
  • Make sure your mask fits snugly against your face, covering your mouth and nose
  • The more snugly your mask fits against your nose, the less problems you may have with glasses fogging
  • When you remove your mask, don't touch the front of it and wash your hands afterwards


Cleaning your mask:

  • You should clean your mask if you wore it for more than 4 hours or if it is damp
  • Masks are washable; machine wash or hand wash with detergent
  • Masks can be air-dried or machine-dried on high heat
  • You can sanitize your mask by ironing it (with or without steam)