FCCOG Women’s Fellowship Board 2021-2022
President Car Westbrook Treasurer Pat Larrabee Secretary tba Past President Linnea Stenberg Rummage Room Chair Nancy York Rummage Room Treasurer Erna Olson Allocations Sheila Bennett Hats Off tba Kettle Quilters Hilary Lawrence Nominating Barbara Norrgard Program Ginny Breismeister Soup Sale Sue Wilder
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.
Women’s Fellowship Annual Meeting – it’s on Zoom!
Enjoy camaraderie, vote on: the election of officers, the allocations to charities, and the revised By-Laws*.
*Click HERE to read a summary of the proposed 2021 By-Laws.
*Click HERE to read the full proposed 2021 By-Laws, with changes in yellow.
*Click HERE to read the approved 2021 By-Laws
Date: Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Time: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm NOTE the evening time!
Location: on Zoom – check the Friday email for the link – coming soon!
NOTE: Our annual quilt raffle will be postponed until maybe the fall.
“Souper Bowl” Sunday Fundraiser – canceled in 2021
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 co-chaired by Jenny Gartner and Sue Wilder.
Date: Sunday, February 2, 2020
Time: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
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 – Canceled for now
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 most 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!
Please contact Debbie Berner for more information.