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.

Jan
9
Tue
Childcare
Jan 9 @ 9:15 am – 11:45 am

Bring your little ones along and enjoy some precious adult time as the children engage and meet new playmates in our bright and spacious Childcare Room with nurturing caregivers on hand.

NOTE: Guardians must remain on site.

Offered on specific days. Consult calendar of events for details.

Faithful Fabulous Women of the Bible
Jan 9 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Who are Hannah, Ruth, Anna, & Mary? What do they model for us in our personal prayer as women of the 21st century? The deep spiritual call of women is to quiet awareness. How can we embrace this holy call in the midst of our commercialized, chaotic, noisy culture? Come learn and experience from six of our fore-mothers how they each uniquely expressed the spirituality and prayer of womanhood. Come…pray with the women of the Bible!

Presenter: Carol Sullivan

Prayer Group: Improving Our Conscious Contact with God
Jan 9 @ 6:45 pm – 7:45 pm
“You have made us for yourself. Our hearts are restless until we rest in you.”
St. Augustine of Hippo

Do you feel a yearning to want more for your life with the beginning of another new year? This human longing is the Spirit, calling us to deeper intimacy with God. Join us for four weeks in January as we gather for prayer and meditation. Each session will highlight a different spiritual practice, or practice of love, to help us grow closer to God and others. Please note, half of our time will involve praying using that week’s practice. To benefit from this series, attendees are strongly encouraged to try out each week’s prayer and meditation practice on their own.

Presenter: Mary T. Crane

Jan
12
Fri
Childcare
Jan 12 @ 9:15 am – 11:45 am

Bring your little ones along and enjoy some precious adult time as the children engage and meet new playmates in our bright and spacious Childcare Room with nurturing caregivers on hand.

NOTE: Guardians must remain on site.

Offered on specific days. Consult calendar of events for details.

Art and Craft Day
Jan 12 @ 9:30 am – 1:30 pm

It’s fun to work on creative projects at home but wouldn’t it be even more fun to bring your project and work on it while chatting with other women in a beautiful, peaceful, comfy space like Firstfruits new home in Elm Grove?

Fridays we invite you creative women or you women who really want to be creative to join us anytime between 9:30 and 1:30 for our Art and Craft Day.

Bring what you are working on. Get a group of your crafty friends together and come. Bring a bag lunch. We will provide beverages and snacks all day.

Weekly Word
Jan 12 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Weekly Word – Reflections on the Sunday Readings

Reading and reflecting on the Sunday readings before attending Mass can expand our understanding and prayerful experience of the liturgy. It can also clear up the mystery of readings we find confusing by placing them into the context they were meant to be heard. Come with a Bible, “The WORD Among Us,” or a similar Catholic magazine or app of the daily readings. Be prepared to listen, share and pray as we are led by the Spirit.

Offered every Friday morning.  Moving to Thursdays starting May 17th, 2018.

Presenter: Debra Schneider

Jan
16
Tue
Childcare
Jan 16 @ 9:15 am – 11:45 am

Bring your little ones along and enjoy some precious adult time as the children engage and meet new playmates in our bright and spacious Childcare Room with nurturing caregivers on hand.

NOTE: Guardians must remain on site.

Offered on specific days. Consult calendar of events for details.

Beyond Love and Logic
Jan 16 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

You may have benefited from Pam’s Love and Logic classes at Firstfruits in the past and want to go deeper or never took a Love and Logic class but want to be more effective in your parenting endeavors. In either case Beyond Love and Logic is just what you have been looking for.

The focus each week is on sharing parenting struggles and learning how to apply parenting strategies in an effort to be more effective. The hope is to put the fun back into parenting!

Presenter: Pam Olsen

Prayer Group: Improving Our Conscious Contact with God
Jan 16 @ 6:45 pm – 7:45 pm
“You have made us for yourself. Our hearts are restless until we rest in you.”
St. Augustine of Hippo

Do you feel a yearning to want more for your life with the beginning of another new year? This human longing is the Spirit, calling us to deeper intimacy with God. Join us for four weeks in January as we gather for prayer and meditation. Each session will highlight a different spiritual practice, or practice of love, to help us grow closer to God and others. Please note, half of our time will involve praying using that week’s practice. To benefit from this series, attendees are strongly encouraged to try out each week’s prayer and meditation practice on their own.

Presenter: Mary T. Crane

Jan
19
Fri
Childcare
Jan 19 @ 9:15 am – 11:45 am

Bring your little ones along and enjoy some precious adult time as the children engage and meet new playmates in our bright and spacious Childcare Room with nurturing caregivers on hand.

NOTE: Guardians must remain on site.

Offered on specific days. Consult calendar of events for details.