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.

We-Awareness Series: MacCanon Brown Homeless Sanctuary

January 23, 2020 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
$15 Regular Price / $7 for Members

Beginning January 23, 2020 Firstfruits will be offering interactive retreat days in solidarity with the marginalized in our community.

All are broken in some way. That brokenness is what we all have in common. In community we can seek to provide an avenue for the Holy Sprit to create Oneness and empowering compassion.

The day begins at 9:00am and ends at noon. It includes a presentation, dialogue, and optional lunch.

In the first of the series we welcome Sister MacCanon Brown and members of the MacCanon Brown Homeless Sanctuary community.

There is no cost for the day but we ask for a freewill offering to benefit the organization highlighted.

We will be collecting the following items for the Homeless Sanctuary wish list:

Women’s new socks (any size)
Bar Soap
Body and Hand lotions
Toothpaste and Toothbrushes
Throat lozenges
Hand Sanitizer
(Small or medium sized items are preferred over large. Hotel/motel room toiletries welcome.)

Mark your calendars for February 24, when we will welcome Franciscan Peacemakers for the second retreat day in our We-Awareness series.

When we connect marginalized people
with mainstreamed people of faith
it results in mutual transformation
and mutual holiness.
                                Sister MacCanon Brown


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.