Firstfruits began with an idea: How could women’s needs to gather with other women, experience God’s love and go forth more centered on their own giftedness and purpose be met? Then the Holy Spirit stepped in and something powerful happened!
In the beginning … Firstfruits began as a vision for a women’s ministry whose purpose was to gather women to experience God’s love. And as a result, be transformed!

As word spread about this unique opportunity, other parishes became interested in hosting a Firstfruits gathering. It became apparent to the founders of Firstfruits that this “gathering” needed to be moveable. We became known as a moveable feast of spiritual opportunities for women.

A Christmas Rhyme

The gifts are wrapped,
the cards are mailed,
the cookies are baked and eaten.

The halls are decked,
the malls are checked,
the sales couldn’t be beaten.

But all along a thought prevailed
that took my breath away.

All these things they come and go
but this one truth does stay.

The baby born so long ago
was our gift from God-his Son.
To be born and die so all of us
are with him when day is done.

Let the hope this brings,
the joy this sings,
fill your thoughts for just one day.

Show the love you hold
for those young and old,
that’s true peace on earth, as they say.

Merry Christmas from Firstfruits!!

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Joan Carey, Firstfruits executive director, is an author and speaker with a passion for helping women grow in their relationships with God. Her Ponder This book contains a series of modern day parables sure to get you thinking about and seeing our extraordinary God in our ordinary experiences. Joan invites you to use resources on this website for daily reflection in your journey to grow in God's loving care for you.
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