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.

Aug
12
Mon
Weekly Word
Aug 12 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

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 most Monday mornings.

Presenter: Debra Schneider

Aug
14
Wed
Well Time
Aug 14 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

In biblical times, the well was not only where women found water but also support, fellowship, and friendship. Are you thirsting for the same?

Wednesdays
9:30-11 a.m.
(continuing 2 Wednesdays/month during summer)

Weekly Topics include:

  • Stress, Anxiety, and Worry
  • Personal Growth
  • Feelings
  • Self Acceptance
  • Everyday Spiritually

We hope you will find fellowship, help, and friendship in our conversations.

For more details, see the flyer.

Aug
19
Mon
Weekly Word
Aug 19 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

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 most Monday mornings.

Presenter: Debra Schneider

Aug
21
Wed
Clutter Busters
Aug 21 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Accumulating stuff (of the material and spiritual sort) does not discriminate by gender, age, or life stage. It’s in our basements, our attics, our garages, closets, and cupboards. Stuff piles up, distracts, and detracts our paths and keeps us from living freely and fully.

Does this at all seem familiar to you? Do you have a space or two or three that is weighing you down? Join Firstfruits presenter, Mary Janowak, once a month on Wednesday mornings for a drop-in program: Clutter Busters!

Come as you are and collect ideas to take action in clearing your path and clarifying your vision for your spaces and places you call home. Benefits include: inspiration, motivation, accountability, ideas, problem solving, resources, and new vision for how we might live more fully (less encumbered!). And, of course, new friends!

Look to Firstfruits to find the full Clutter Busters calendar.

Presenter: Mary Janowak

Aug
26
Mon
Weekly Word
Aug 26 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

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 most Monday mornings.

Presenter: Debra Schneider

Aug
28
Wed
Well Time
Aug 28 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

In biblical times, the well was not only where women found water but also support, fellowship, and friendship. Are you thirsting for the same?

Wednesdays
9:30-11 a.m.
(continuing 2 Wednesdays/month during summer)

Weekly Topics include:

  • Stress, Anxiety, and Worry
  • Personal Growth
  • Feelings
  • Self Acceptance
  • Everyday Spiritually

We hope you will find fellowship, help, and friendship in our conversations.

For more details, see the flyer.

Sep
4
Wed
Well Time
Sep 4 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

In biblical times, the well was not only where women found water but also support, fellowship, and friendship. Are you thirsting for the same?

Wednesdays
9:30-11 a.m.
(continuing 2 Wednesdays/month during summer)

Weekly Topics include:

  • Stress, Anxiety, and Worry
  • Personal Growth
  • Feelings
  • Self Acceptance
  • Everyday Spiritually

We hope you will find fellowship, help, and friendship in our conversations.

For more details, see the flyer.

Sep
9
Mon
Weekly Word
Sep 9 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

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 most Monday mornings.

Presenter: Debra Schneider

Sep
11
Wed
Clutter Busters
Sep 11 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Accumulating stuff (of the material and spiritual sort) does not discriminate by gender, age, or life stage. It’s in our basements, our attics, our garages, closets, and cupboards. Stuff piles up, distracts, and detracts our paths and keeps us from living freely and fully.

Does this at all seem familiar to you? Do you have a space or two or three that is weighing you down? Join Firstfruits presenter, Mary Janowak, once a month on Wednesday mornings for a drop-in program: Clutter Busters!

Come as you are and collect ideas to take action in clearing your path and clarifying your vision for your spaces and places you call home. Benefits include: inspiration, motivation, accountability, ideas, problem solving, resources, and new vision for how we might live more fully (less encumbered!). And, of course, new friends!

Look to Firstfruits to find the full Clutter Busters calendar.

Presenter: Mary Janowak

Well Time
Sep 11 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

In biblical times, the well was not only where women found water but also support, fellowship, and friendship. Are you thirsting for the same?

Wednesdays
9:30-11 a.m.
(continuing 2 Wednesdays/month during summer)

Weekly Topics include:

  • Stress, Anxiety, and Worry
  • Personal Growth
  • Feelings
  • Self Acceptance
  • Everyday Spiritually

We hope you will find fellowship, help, and friendship in our conversations.

For more details, see the flyer.