Women’s Fellowship

FCCOG Women’s Fellowship Board 2023-2024

President Car Westbrook
Treasurer Pat Larrabee
Secretary (Volunteers welcome!)
Rummage Room Co-Chairs Ginny Breismeister and Mariann Ekernas
Rummage Room Treasurer Erna Olson
Allocations Sheila Bennett
Hats Off book reading group chair
(Volunteers welcome!
Kettle Quilters Hilary Lawrence
Nominating Barbara Norrgard
Program (Volunteers welcome!)
Soup Sale Sue Wilder and Pat Larrabee


Women’s Fellowship Yearbook 2023-2024
Events
Ongoing Groups

Overview  

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 inter-generational 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.

Through our activities and meetings, we offer opportunities for worship, study, service and friendship. We hold annual events and ongoing groups (see below) and we run The Rummage Room, a very successful thrift store at 191 Sound Beach Ave., 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.

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

The $20 fee includes a catered lunch and speakers from two of the agencies that received grants from us this year. Advance registration and payment are REQUIRED. The deadline for registration and payment is Sunday, May 20th, 2024. We will hold a brief business meeting, elect our slate of officers, vote on Charitable Allocations and hear speakers from two of our recipient agencies.

Checks should be made out to: Women’s Fellowship FCCOG

Date: Wednesday, May 23, 2024
Time: 11:30 am – 1:30 pm; Quilt Raffle after lunch
Location: Auditorium

NOTE: Our annual quilt to be raffled is displayed at Community Hour on Sundays and in the Rummage Room window M-Th in early April-May. Quilt proceeds go to charities that support women, children, and families both locally and nationally. A closeup of the 2024 design is shown below. Click HERE for the flyer with more details. Click the image below to see the full quilt!

  • “Souper Bowl” Sunday Fundraiser was February 11, 2024

Our 10th annual Soup Sale is our only planned fundraiser for the year. We make our favorite soup or chili recipes, label and package them in quart sized containers and sell them during Community Hour. Enjoy while you’re watching the Super Bowl or keep for a later date. The Soup Sale is chaired by Sue Wilder.

Date: Sunday, February 11, 2024 (AKA Super Bowl Sunday)
Time: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Location: Auditorium

 

  • Monthly Beach Outings

We are planning monthly beach outings this summer! All women in our Church and your guests are invited to bring your own picnic and beverage. We will meet at the Sue H. Baker Pavilion since it has chairs for better back comfort. For those who live outside Greenwich, we will meet to carpool in the Church parking lot at 5:15 pm in the car of a Greenwich resident with a beach pass.  Details will come later.  

Dates: TBD, 2024
Time: 5:30 pm
Location: The Sue H. Baker Pavilion at The Old Barn at Greenwich Point (See map)


Ongoing Groups

Kettle Quilters

Kettle Quilters

Quilters of all experience levels meet Mondays from 9 am – noon in the Binney Conference Room to stitch a one of a kind queen-sized heirloom quilt that is raffled off at our Annual Meeting in May.   With warm thoughts and prayers, our quilters gather together to complete our annual quilt and socialize.
Please contact Hilary Lawrence for more information.