Christian Women’s Fellowship

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L-R: Marion J, Sharon M, Becky J, Janet S, Barbara Ann F, Mary M, Joyce D, Janet M,
Pat T, Dale H, and Emily T in November of 2016.

The Christian Women’s Fellowship of Marple Christian Church, Broomall, PA, has a benevolent project every month except July, August, and September. The monthly meetings can take place either in the Fellowship Hall of the church building or in the home of the hostess of the meeting. All women are invited. Please contact the church to confirm the date and place, and if you need to arrange transportation or get directions.

Meetings in September and June begin with a "salad supper" at 6:30 p.m., on the second Tuesday of the month, with the program beginning at 7:30 p.m.  Meetings from October through May are on the second Wednesday of the month, but usually in the mornings. Two definite exceptions are November and December, which begin at 6:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday evening of the month at the home of Marion J. (We have choir practices on Wednesday evenings.)

The morning group's meetings include reports and planning sessions from 10:30 to 11:30. The business is followed by a 15 to 30 minute program and a 15 minute worship devotional, ending by 12 noon (times are approximate, yet usually fairly accurate). Often we work on a project instead of having a program. In Feb and March we stuff heart-shaped pillows to give to hospitals for their heart surgery patients (to hold against their chest when coughing); in Nov we fill ‘stockings’ with Christmas presents for the elderly. In Dec we fill baggies with goodies for the homeless. Projects are listed in the Projects link below, and fuller information is provided.  The meeting is followed by lunch (for lunches we usually bring our own sandwich. The beverages, chips, and either a salad or dessert are provided by the hostess.)

When the day-time meetings are being held there will sometimes also be an evening group that will meet. There is neither a business meeting nor meal at the evening meetings (therefore no hostess — although often someone brings a dessert), but there is a 10–15 minute devotional. This group usually has the same program or project as the morning group. They generally meet from 7:30 to 8:30 or 9:00 p.m., depending on how long the project takes, on an evening those interested can gather.

[photo of CWF in 2004]

Top row left to right: The Rev. Janet Moore, Dale H, Sharon M, Barbara Ann F, Irene Thompson, Pat T, and Emily T. Lower row left to right: Janet S, Marion J, Becky J, Joanne Birch, and Mary M. Picture is from 2004; two of the above have passed on.