On Sept. 28, 2020, Thayer Barkley posted a question on Facebook: "How many women can't sleep lately and find that they awaken between the hours of 3am and 5:00 am? I think our restlessness is a call to prayer and action. Any thoughts or am I the only one?"
Less than a week later, set in motion by Thayer's post, the Sisters At The Shore was born, with the first gathering taking place on Oct. 4 at Seaside Park in Bridgeport, CT. Women were invited to attend, to stand or bring a chair along with a journal and a friend and to leave their phones on silent, as it was a time for reflection and prayer. Prayers for yourself, your family, your city, your state, our nation and our world were lifted UP! Beautiful women coming together and standing for peace, love and healing. We pray for victims of gun violence, trauma, abuse and homelessness. RAIN OR SHINE, BECAUSE IT'S PRAYING TIME!
Lastly, Sisters At The Shore is a vision of its founder, Thayer, and grew by the collaborative, creative and supportive effort of its very first members, who came to the shore one invite at a time. The SATS all share a passion of prayer, love, healing, sisterhood, community and growth.