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.

Events

Look at what Firstfruits has in store!

Mark your calendars now for the upcoming Firstfruits season!

Check out the events at our Elm Grove location. All are welcome, so bring a friend!

Filter the calendar by category to find the event you are looking for! Or, sort by monthly, weekly, and agenda views.

 

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Due to the Coronavirus restrictions, all sessions at Firstfruits will be canceled until further notice. That includes the Lenten retreat that was scheduled to start Thursday, March 26.

Let’s keep each other and our families in our prayers along with those who have lost loved ones. Also, let’s keep in prayer those who are working tirelessly and at great sacrifice to keep us all safe and healthy.

Yours until those chairs are in a circle again,

The Firstfruits Team

When everything is uncertain,
everything that is important
becomes clear
.

 

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Well Time – Mornings 9:30 am
Well Time – Mornings
Apr 1 @ 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. (ends at 10:45 during Lent) (Not meeting March 18 & 25, & April 15, 2020) Weekly Topics include:...
Mary’s Way of the Cross 10:45 am
Mary’s Way of the Cross
Apr 1 @ 10:45 am – 11:15 am
Together we will reflect on the ultimate sacrifice that Jesus made on the cross as we experience his crucifixion and death through the eyes of the one who gave him life. As we journey together with Mary, her example will be the inspiration we need...
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Weekly Word 9:30 am
Weekly Word
Apr 6 @ 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...
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Well Time – Mornings 9:30 am
Well Time – Mornings
Apr 8 @ 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. (ends at 10:45 during Lent) (Not meeting March 18 & 25, & April 15, 2020) Weekly Topics include:...
Mary’s Way of the Cross 10:45 am
Mary’s Way of the Cross
Apr 8 @ 10:45 am – 11:15 am
Together we will reflect on the ultimate sacrifice that Jesus made on the cross as we experience his crucifixion and death through the eyes of the one who gave him life. As we journey together with Mary, her example will be the inspiration we need...
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Weekly Word 9:30 am
Weekly Word
Apr 20 @ 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...
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Clutter Busters 10:00 am
Clutter Busters
Apr 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 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...
Firstfruits Tuesdays at O’Donaghues 6:00 pm
Firstfruits Tuesdays at O’Donaghues
Apr 21 @ 6:00 pm
One amazing supporter of Firstfruits is Jamie O’Donoghue who owns O’Donoghues Irish Pub in Elm Grove. He has generously provided us with abundant and delicious food for our events the past two years. To show our appreciation to Jamie and to have an excuse to...
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Well Time – Mornings 9:30 am
Well Time – Mornings
Apr 22 @ 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. (ends at 10:45 during Lent) (Not meeting March 18 & 25, & April 15, 2020) Weekly Topics include:...
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Budding Artist 2:00 pm
Budding Artist
Apr 26 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Budding Artist
Come and nurture your creative side while reflecting on Mary, the mother of Jesus, in this month that celebrates Mary and mothers! Kate Lilek will guide the beginner, as well as those more familiar with a brush and canvas, through the steps it takes to...
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Weekly Word 9:30 am
Weekly Word
Apr 27 @ 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...
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Well Time – Mornings 9:30 am
Well Time – Mornings
Apr 29 @ 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. (ends at 10:45 during Lent) (Not meeting March 18 & 25, & April 15, 2020) Weekly Topics include:...
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We-Awareness Series: FCAST 9:30 am
We-Awareness Series: FCAST
Apr 30 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
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...