Women’s Fellowship

FCCOG Women’s Fellowship Board 2022-2023

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


Women’s Fellowship Interests Survey 2022
Women’s Fellowship Yearbook 2022-2023
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

In addition to a catered luncheon by Happiness Is, we held a brief business meeting, elected our slate of officers, voted on Charitable Allocations and hear speakers from two of our recipient agencies.

Date: Wednesday, May 18, 2022
Time: 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Location: Auditorium

NOTE: Our annual quilt raffle is delayed until 2023, but the quilt is ready to go!

Pinwheel design. Click to enlarge.

“Souper Bowl” Sunday Fundraiser is back on for 2023!

Our 9th 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 12, 2023 (AKA Super Bowl Sunday)
Time: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Location: Auditorium


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.


 Hats Off – Cancelled for now. We are looking for a leader of this book reading group. Are you interested in leading or co-leading it?

Do you like to read? Then try Hats Off!

All of the many hats we wear (mother, spouse, sister, daughter, grandmother, career woman, volunteer, employer, employee…) are removed during our women’s book discussion group.  Begun in 1984 by Rev. Dale Greene, the group continued to meet until the pandemic.  We hope to reorganize the group during this program year.  Meeting times and frequency will be decided by the participants.  Watch the Friday eBlast for announcements.

If you are interested in leading or co-leading the group, please let Car Westbrook know.

Come join us!