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 2017-18 Firstfruits season!

Check out the events at our permanent Elm Grove location as well as our “traveling feasts” of spiritual opportunities at various venues in the Milwaukee area. All are welcome, so bring a friend!

Looking for Traveling Firstfruits or Homebase Events? 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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Firstfruits Program Fair – FREE Morning Event 10:00 am
Firstfruits Program Fair – FREE Morning Event @ Firstfruits Home Base
Oct 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Firstfruits Program Fair Join us during Preview Week for a sampling of the many offerings available at Firstfruits. Meet some of our dynamic, highly-qualified presenters and gather information on the bountiful sessions and topics available at our new Home Site in Elm Grove. Enjoy the...
Firstfruits Program Fair – FREE Evening Event 5:00 pm
Firstfruits Program Fair – FREE Evening Event @ Firstfruits Home Base
Oct 10 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Firstfruits Program Fair Join us during Preview Week for a sampling of the many offerings available at Firstfruits. Meet some of our dynamic, highly-qualified presenters and gather information on the bountiful sessions and topics available at our new Home Site in Elm Grove. Enjoy the...
Yoga as Moving Prayer – FREE Trial Class 7:00 pm
Yoga as Moving Prayer – FREE Trial Class @ Firstfruits Home Base
Oct 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Yoga as Prayer Class – FREE Trial Class Join us for this wonderful opportunity as part of our Firstfruits Home Site Preview Week! This mindful yoga class offers students a full-body, moving prayer experience. This sacred time together on the yoga mat invites you to...
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Childcare – FREE Trial 9:30 am
Childcare – FREE Trial @ Firstfruits Home Base
Oct 11 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Childcare – FREE Trial 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. Join us for this...
Family Forum – FREE Trial Session 9:30 am
Family Forum – FREE Trial Session @ Firstfruits Home Base
Oct 11 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Family Forum – FREE Trial Session Join us for this wonderful opportunity as part of our Firstfruits Home Site Preview Week! This will be a time to share, chat and discuss some of the issues that women face as they live the lives God has...
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Join Joan – The Birth of Firstfruits: A Labor of Love FREE Event 9:00 am
Join Joan – The Birth of Firstfruits: A Labor of Love FREE Event @ Firstfruits Home Base
Oct 12 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Join Joan – The Birth of Firstfruits: A Labor of Love  FREE Event Join me as I share the story of how Firstfruits came to be and through the telling of this story see how God works in the lives of his people. The birth...
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Chair Massage – FREE Trial Sessions 11:00 am
Chair Massage – FREE Trial Sessions @ Firstfruits Home Base
Oct 13 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Chair Massage Take full advantage of this day of spiritual, mental and physical renewal with a chair massage. Each session is 15 minutes. Enjoy this FREE session as part of our Firstfruits Home Base Preview Week. See events calendar for more! Presenter: Licensed Massage Therapist, Mary...
Coloring Prayer – FREE Trial Session 11:00 am
Coloring Prayer – FREE Trial Session @ Firstfruits Home Base
Oct 13 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Coloring Prayer – FREE Trial Session Join us for this wonderful opportunity as part of our Firstfruits Home Site Preview Week! Praying in color is an active meditative, playful practice. It is both process and product. The process involves a re-entry into the childlike world...
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Childcare 9:00 am
Childcare @ Firstfruits Home Base
Oct 17 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Childcare – FREE Today Only! 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...
Love and Logic Series 9:30 am
Love and Logic Series @ Firstfruits Home Base
Oct 17 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Love & Logic – 5 week Series Love and Logic is a great way to raise children who are respectful, responsible, and fun to be around. Are you interested in how to put the fun back into parenting? How to be a cool parent in...
Roots & Wings: The Invisible Gift of Resilience 9:30 am
Roots & Wings: The Invisible Gift of Resilience @ Firstfruits Home Base
Oct 17 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Roots & Wings: The Invisible Gift of Resilience – Speaker Presentation Resilience is the process of adapting well in the face of adversity. It means “bouncing back” from difficult experiences. Strong faith has sustained people through significant challenges for generations. We’ll explore the need to...
Love and Logic: One-on-One Sessions 11:00 am
Love and Logic: One-on-One Sessions @ Firstfruits Home Base
Oct 17 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Love and Logic: One-on-Ones Meet for a half-hour guidance session with Love and Logic Independent Facilitator, Pam Olsen, to discuss tried and true parenting techniques to implement in your unique family circumstances, no matter the ages of your children. Half-hour individual sessions offered weekly on...
Divorce: Confronting the Challenges – Afternoon 12:00 pm
Divorce: Confronting the Challenges – Afternoon @ Firstfruits Home Base
Oct 17 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Divorce-Confronting the Challenges Learn to navigate the difficult journey through divorce and beyond with helpful monthly topics addressing the unique needs and circumstances of this challenging and painful process in a spiritual light. October: At best, the path through divorce can be dark and uncomfortable....
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Encounter Christ Series 9:30 am
Encounter Christ Series @ Firstfruits Home Base
Oct 18 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Encounter Christ-Growing in the Heart and Habits of Discipleship Series This 10-week session, created by our own Archdiocese of Milwaukee, Office of Evangelization, walks us through the journey of discipleship. In the first few weeks, we come to understand God’s love for us in a...
Wired as Women…Feminine Spirituality 9:30 am
Wired as Women…Feminine Spirituality @ Firstfruits Home Base
Oct 18 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Wired as Women…Feminine Spirituality – Speaker Presentation We, as women, are created with unique ways of hearing, knowing and responding to God. The wonderful way God made us, as women, is our gift FROM God TO the world!  Join us as we explore how our...
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Mommy & Me Coffee Date – October 9:00 am
Mommy & Me Coffee Date – October @ Firstfruits Home Base
Oct 19 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Mommy & Me Coffee Date As the story of the Visitation in the bible tells us, when Mary needed support and encouragement she visited her cousin Elizabeth. We all need to find and spend time with the Elizabeth’s in our lives; other women to share...
Ponder This Series 9:30 am
Ponder This Series @ Firstfruits Home Base
Oct 19 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Ponder This Series God’s presence and grace surrounds us daily – in the grocery store, at the dog park, or in the laundry room. If we are open to it, God reveals himself in our everyday experiences. Do you long to “know” God better? Using...
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Childcare 9:00 am
Childcare @ Firstfruits Home Base
Oct 20 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Childcare 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...
Deeper Connection to Body & Soul 9:30 am
Deeper Connection to Body & Soul @ Firstfruits Home Base
Oct 20 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Deeper Connection to Body & Soul – Speaker Presentation Come and learn some beautiful and practical relaxation and imagery exercises that could be effectively sprinkled into your everyday life to help you feel more peace and clarity that could facilitate a deeper connection to your...
Peaceable Kingdom-Friday Art Offering 9:30 am
Peaceable Kingdom-Friday Art Offering @ Firstfruits Home Base
Oct 20 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Peaceable Kingdom – Friday Art Offering In this workshop our conversation will be about an atmosphere for fostering peace and kindness with ourselves, homes, and places of employment. We will enjoy the beautiful area of the new location and create a “peaceable Kingdom” of animals...
Chair Massage 11:00 am
Chair Massage @ Firstfruits Home Base
Oct 20 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Chair Massage Take full advantage of this day of spiritual, mental and physical renewal with a chair massage. Each session is 15 minutes. Offered every Friday from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Presenter: Licensed Massage Therapist, Mary Beth Rezek
Marriage & Family Counseling: One-on-One Sessions 11:30 am
Marriage & Family Counseling: One-on-One Sessions @ Firstfruits Home Base
Oct 20 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Marriage & Family Counseling: One-on-One Sessions Tammy Groszczyk, Catholic Marriage and Family Therapist will be available for 30-minute one-on-one sessions to talk to women about options for referrals or brief mental health advice. Half-hour individual sessions offered 3rd Friday of the month. Presenter: Tammy Groszczyk,...
Weekly Word 12:00 pm
Weekly Word @ Firstfruits Home Base
Oct 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
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...
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Childcare 9:00 am
Childcare @ Firstfruits Home Base
Oct 24 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Childcare 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...
M.O.M.S. Series 9:30 am
M.O.M.S. Series @ Firstfruits Home Base
Oct 24 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
M.O.M.S. (Ministry of Moms Sharing) Series Take time…make time…enjoy time…Get back in touch with that fun-loving person inside you that got lost in the diapers, laundry, meal prep, chauffeuring, soccer games, sleepovers, and school fundraisers. These words are on the back of the M.O.M.S. Personal...
Yoga as Moving Prayer Class 9:30 am
Yoga as Moving Prayer Class @ Firstfruits Home Base
Oct 24 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Yoga as Prayer Class This mindful yoga class offers students a full-body, moving prayer experience. This sacred time together on the yoga mat invites you to personally connect to the God of your own understanding. Please bring a mat and wear comfortable clothes. Offered 3rd...
Family Forum-Group Discussion 10:30 am
Family Forum-Group Discussion @ Firstfruits Home Base
Oct 24 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Family Forum This will be a time to share, chat and discuss some of the issues that women face as they live the lives God has given them. Each person is loved by a mighty God who has a plan for them. The children and...
Love and Logic: One-on-One Sessions 12:00 pm
Love and Logic: One-on-One Sessions @ Firstfruits Home Base
Oct 24 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Love and Logic: One-on-Ones Meet for a half-hour guidance session with Love and Logic Independent Facilitator, Pam Olsen, to discuss tried and true parenting techniques to implement in your unique family circumstances, no matter the ages of your children. Half-hour individual sessions offered weekly on...
Yoga Prayer Circle 6:30 pm
Yoga Prayer Circle @ Firstfruits Home Base
Oct 24 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Yoga Prayer Circle Class Gather with like-minded women for an evening of prayer, reflection, and yoga. Our time together will start with a spiritual reading, time to journal and share followed by a gentle, meditative yoga practice connected to the evening’s topic. Nourish your mind,...
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Encounter Christ Series 9:30 am
Encounter Christ Series @ Firstfruits Home Base
Oct 25 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Encounter Christ-Growing in the Heart and Habits of Discipleship Series This 10-week session, created by our own Archdiocese of Milwaukee, Office of Evangelization, walks us through the journey of discipleship. In the first few weeks, we come to understand God’s love for us in a...
Wisdom Circle – Series 9:30 am
Wisdom Circle – Series @ Firstfruits Home Base
Oct 25 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Wisdom Circle – Series An ongoing conversation group meeting for a reflection on God’s action in one’s life. Focus will be on what our calendars reveal of God’s presence and one’s choices. Group with same 5-8 participants will meet for 90 minutes once a month...
Hail, Mary 11:00 am
Hail, Mary @ Firstfruits Home Base
Oct 25 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Hail, Mary – Speaker Presentation National Geographic called Mary, the Most Powerful Woman in the World. What is the hold that Mary, the Mother of Jesus, has upon the Church and upon the world? And why does Mary continue to appear to simple people revealing...
Hospital Chaplain: Reflective Conversations – October 11:00 am
Hospital Chaplain: Reflective Conversations – October @ Firstfruits Home Base
Oct 25 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Hospital Chaplain – Reflective Conversations Meet with a certified Hospital Chaplain. Through active listening, prayer, ritual, and resources for the road ahead I can help you set a course for meeting the challenges associated with things like illness in yourself or a loved one, experiencing...
Divorce: Confronting the Challenges – Evening 6:30 pm
Divorce: Confronting the Challenges – Evening @ Firstfruits Home Base
Oct 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Divorce: Confronting the Challenges Learn to navigate the difficult journey through divorce and beyond with helpful monthly topics addressing the unique needs and circumstances of this challenging and painful process in a spiritual light. October: At best, the path through divorce can be dark and...
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Ponder This Series 9:30 am
Ponder This Series @ Firstfruits Home Base
Oct 26 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Ponder This Series God’s presence and grace surrounds us daily – in the grocery store, at the dog park, or in the laundry room. If we are open to it, God reveals himself in our everyday experiences. Do you long to “know” God better? Using...
Virtues Series 9:30 am
Virtues Series @ Firstfruits Home Base
Oct 26 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Virtues Series 5-Week Series on the Strategies of the Virtues Project The purpose of life as described in all the world’s wisdom traditions is the cultivation of the virtues. Virtues are the oldest ideas in the world, very Scriptural and the language Pope Francis uses....
Mental Health: One-on-One Sessions – October 12:00 pm
Mental Health: One-on-One Sessions – October @ Firstfruits Home Base
Oct 26 @ 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Taking the Shame Out of Mental Health: One-on-One Sessions Mental Health shouldn’t be a taboo subject, but let’s face it, it is. Having a loved one with a mental illness diagnosis, often brings guilt and shame. Who can I talk to when no one in...
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Art Immersion Fridays 8:30 am
Art Immersion Fridays @ Firstfruits Home Base
Oct 27 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Art Immersion Fridays End your week on a creative note with artist Joelle Peterson. On Art Immersion Fridays Joelle will have various projects to help you unleash your creative side. Projects include: Tie-dyeing silk scarves or cotton socks, Wire-wrapped gemstone pendants, Wool felt ornaments, Melted...
Earthen Vessels – Friday Art Offering 9:30 am
Earthen Vessels – Friday Art Offering @ Firstfruits Home Base
Oct 27 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Earthen Vessels – Friday Art Offering This hands-on art workshop by Sister Karlyn Cauley allows each of the participants to create a matted art piece ready for framing. Sister provides the supplies for a simple weaving technique with colored papers. As the project proceeds, the...
Chair Massage 11:00 am
Chair Massage @ Firstfruits Home Base
Oct 27 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Chair Massage Take full advantage of this day of spiritual, mental and physical renewal with a chair massage. Each session is 15 minutes. Offered every Friday from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Presenter: Licensed Massage Therapist, Mary Beth Rezek
Weekly Word 12:00 pm
Weekly Word @ Firstfruits Home Base
Oct 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
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...
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Soul Power Yoga Class – October 8:30 am
Soul Power Yoga Class – October @ Firstfruits Home Base
Oct 28 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
Soul Power Yoga Class – October This mindful, core-centered yoga class focuses on finding and awakening the inner strength of the Soul.  Students will strengthen the body as a means of strengthening the Spirit and leave class feeling empowered to be the woman that God...
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Childcare 9:00 am
Childcare @ Firstfruits Home Base
Oct 31 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Childcare 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...
Love and Logic Series 9:30 am
Love and Logic Series @ Firstfruits Home Base
Oct 31 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Love & Logic – 5 week Series Love and Logic is a great way to raise children who are respectful, responsible, and fun to be around. Are you interested in how to put the fun back into parenting? How to be a cool parent in...
M.O.M.S. Series 9:30 am
M.O.M.S. Series @ Firstfruits Home Base
Oct 31 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
M.O.M.S. (Ministry of Moms Sharing) Series Take time…make time…enjoy time…Get back in touch with that fun-loving person inside you that got lost in the diapers, laundry, meal prep, chauffeuring, soccer games, sleepovers, and school fundraisers. These words are on the back of the M.O.M.S. Personal...
Coffee Talk – October 11:00 am
Coffee Talk – October @ Firstfruits Home Base
Oct 31 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Coffee Talk-Group Discussion Where do you go to talk about spiritual issues that matter to you?  Struggling with what you believe can be so difficult if you don’t have anyone to talk to/with who cares like you do and who has already explored the very...
Love and Logic: One-on-One Sessions 11:00 am
Love and Logic: One-on-One Sessions @ Firstfruits Home Base
Oct 31 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Love and Logic: One-on-Ones Meet for a half-hour guidance session with Love and Logic Independent Facilitator, Pam Olsen, to discuss tried and true parenting techniques to implement in your unique family circumstances, no matter the ages of your children. Half-hour individual sessions offered weekly on...
Spiritual Direction w/Mary Janowak – October 12:30 pm
Spiritual Direction w/Mary Janowak – October @ Firstfruits Home Base
Oct 31 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Spiritual Direction w/Mary Janowak The spiritual life opens up great adventures as it takes the soul nearer to God. Those who take the spiritual life seriously can expect times of consolation and desolation, times when God seems near and times when God seems distant. Spiritual...