Women’s Fellowship (and Hats Off)

Women’s Fellowship Booklet 2014-2015
Events
Ongoing Groups
Womens Fellowship By-Laws

Overview  

You might not know it, but if you are a woman and a member of our church then you are a part of Women’s Fellowship. Our mission is to bring together the women of the church through social events, service projects, and educational opportunities.

We are an intergenerational group with a big history. Women have always made up a very important part of the Christian church and it is no different here at First Congregational. Since its founding, the women of the congregation have been a strong asset, a big part of the leadership, and brought a vibrant spirit to our common life.

Today, through our activities and meetings, we offer opportunities for worship, study, service and friendship. We hold annual women retreats in the fall and the spring, have once a month social get-togethers, meet on Thursday mornings for book group, and run The Rummage Room, a very successful thrift store in Old Greenwich. Proceeds from The Rummage Room go to support organizations that aid women and children. Through The Rummage Room, we help fund many worthwhile local national and international charities.

And…we are growing all the time!

Watch for our announcements during the year and please consider being an active part of this vibrant and vital ministry in our church!

As women of First Congregational Church, our mission is to deepen and share our faith through:

    • Outreach opportunities that contribute time, talent and treasure to our local and global communities.
    • Programs that enrich the mind, body and spirit.
    • Fellowship activities that foster community and support.


Events


Women’s Fellowship Annual Meeting and Luncheon

Election of Officers and Vote on allocations and by-laws

2015 quilt, “Colonial Plymouth” (Click to enlarge)

Who: Women’s Fellowship (all women of the church & guests)
What: Catered Lunch
Where: First Congregational Church Auditorium
When: Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 11:30 am
(The quilt raffle will be at NOON sharp.)
Cost:  Lunch reservations by check for $10/person are a MUST. Please make checks payable to Women’s Fellowship, Att: Annual Meeting, and send to the Church Office at 108 Sound Beach Ave, Old Greenwich, CT 06870 or just drop it off. Reservations must be received by Sunday, May 10. We regret that we cannot accommodate reservations by phone, walk-ins, or reservations without payment.

Missy Wolfe

Missy Wolfe

Speaker: Our program this year will acknowledge the 350th anniversary of First Church and will feature local historian, Missy Wolfe, author of the book, Insubordinate Spirit: A True Story of Life and Loss in Earliest America 1610-1665, who will give a fascinating oral history of Old Greenwich. Missy has lived most of her life in Greenwich. Her research focuses on the history of Greenwich in the 1600’s. She has an MBA from Columbia University, an associates degree in design and is a certified appraiser from New York University.

Quilt Raffle Tickets:  Tickets for the 45th Annual Quilt Raffle are available for purchase for $5 each. You do not need to be present at the annual Luncheon to win. Tickets are being sold in the Church Office and an order form is included in the April Meetinghouse Monthly. All proceeds are donated to support charitable organizations that benefit women, children and families.


Ongoing Groups

Nights Off

Nights Off generally meets on the third Monday night of each month and includes activities such as cooking for shut-ins, movie nights, book discussions, service projects or just unwinding in good company.  To be added to the email list, contact Shirley Flierl at FBTworld@aol.com and put “Nights Off” in the subject line.  Also, be sure and check the Meetinghouse Monthly and the weekly church bulletin for information on our programs.


Kettle Quilters

Quilters of all experience levels meet Tuesday evenings from 7:30-9 pm in Room 203 to stitch a one of kind heirloom quilt that is raffled off at our Annual Meeting in May.   With warm thoughts and prayers, our quilters gather together to complete our 44th annual quilt and socialize.


 Hats Off

Do you like to read? Then try Hats Off!
Interested in being a part of a social group and getting to know members of the church? Do you like to read and discuss what you are reading? Then please join us on Thursday mornings in the lounge, 10am to 11:30 for socializing, getting to know one another and exploring this month’s book, announced in the Sunday church bulletin.

We as women wear many hats (mother, spouse, sister, daughter, grandmother, career woman, volunteer, employer and employee…) and on Thursday mornings (fall, winter and spring) we come together as ourselves, take off our many hats and simply enjoy ourselves!

Come join Us!

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