Women’s Groups

Women’s Groups

Women’s Benevolent Society

The Women’s Benevolent Society was established in 1803 to promote the missionary activities as well as the social and spiritual life of the women of the First Church of Christ in Longmeadow. The society is thought to be the oldest continuously active women’s group of its kind in the country. [more…]

Prayer Shawl Ministry

The Prayer Shawl Ministry is a quiet but determined group of ladies, some of whom have been getting together for over 10 years knitting and crocheting in order to bring prayers and a reminder of God’s love to those in need. Prayer shawls are given to folks who are grieving, [more…]

Sacred Circles

What are sacred circles? Sacred Circles are groups of women who meet regularly with the goal to nurture themselves spiritually.  Women’s circles are formal or informal gatherings in the interest of bonding, sharing energy, and creating ritual.   The origins of women’s circles are ancient, but their applications are as [more…]

Women’s Book Group

The Women’s Ministry Team invites you to read with them and join in the group discussion while building community among the women of First Church.  Watch for upcoming information about their next meeting. Titles the group has read include: The Other Couch: Discovering Women’s Wisdom in Therapy, coauthored by Patricia [more…]