Women’s groups have a long history in our church. Going back to 1930 and before, both the Alethea Society and Ladies Benevolence Society were very active in fundraising events and missions in the community and globally. Women knit and sewed for the needy, missions in Africa and down south were supported financially and church suppers were common. In fact, both societies took turns offering a Businessman’s Lunch every other Friday for years in our church Fellowship Hall. I understand they were very well-attended.
At some point in time, both groups merged and formed the Ladies Aid Society. This group of women took up the work of their predecessors and continued to hold Bake Sales, Church Dinners and other fundraising events. Much of the money raised, at least, in later years, was earmarked for work in the parsonage.
During Dwight Julianni’s pastorate, his wife, Linda, started up Women’s Fellowship. This group of women was more prayer-based and mission-oriented. They were well-known for sponsoring Rummage Sales. As a matter of fact, our very own Good News Thrift Store opened as a result of all the clothes left over from a rummage sale.
Both the Ladies Aid and Women’s Fellowship remained very active in the church through the early 2000’s, when due to aging membership, illness or attrition, attendance dwindled to but a few elderly women. When the Ladies Aid announced the end of their sponsored Christmas Bazaar in 2001, the Plymouth Piecemakers Quilting Group, which was formed in 1992, honored these women during a church service and came to their aid by making quilted items and various other crafts, including a full-sized quilt to be raffled off. This began a tradition of the Piecemakers having a craft table at the bazaar every year since.
In 2013, Robyn Hawley and Carol Blauvelt invited women of the church to a monthly breakfast and in 2014, the group voted to re-institute Women’s Fellowship.
Women's Fellowship started a Circle of Care Ministry, which provides meals to church members in need of temporary care and a Card Ministry to all those who need our thoughts and prayers.
We continue to seek our path as we meet for breakfast and inspirational discussions the second Saturday of each month. We invite all women of the church and friends to join our group every second Saturday of each month at 8:30 a.m. in our Fellowship Hall.
Women’s Fellowship is available to provide meals to anyone who is sick, or for any reason, in need of home-cooked and delivered meals. If you know of someone who needs us, please contact Carol Ferland.
Home phone: 860.585.8658
Cell phone: 860.268.9341
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WOMEN'S FELLOWSHIP BREAKFAST
Join a group of church women and friends every second Saturday of the month at 8:30 am, for a special time of sharing good food, fellowship and devotion. All women are welcome.
Date of next Breakfast to be announced.