Christian Women’s Fellowship

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L-R: Marion J, Sharon M, Becky J, Janet S, Barbara Ann F, Mary M, Joyce D, Janet M,
Pat T, Dale H, and Emily T in November of 2016.

The Christian Women’s Fellowship of Marple Christian Church, Broomall, PA, has a benevolent project every month except July, August, and September. The monthly meetings can take place either in the Fellowship Hall of the church building or in the home of the hostess of the meeting. All women are invited. Please contact the church to confirm the date and place, and if you need to arrange transportation or get directions.

Meetings in September and June begin with a "salad supper" at 6:30 p.m., on the second Tuesday of the month, with the program beginning at 7:30 p.m.  Meetings from October through May are on the second Wednesday of the month, but usually in the mornings. Two definite exceptions are November and December, which begin at 6:30 at the home of Marion Johnson. The morning group's meetings include reports and planning sessions from 10:30 to 11:30. The business is followed by a 15 to 30 minute program (or craft-workshop time) and a 15 minute worship devotional, ending by 12 noon (times are approximate, yet usually fairly accurate). Often (Feb & March at least) we work on a project instead of having a program. In Feb and March we stuff heart shaped pillows to give to hospitals for their heart surgery patients; in Nov and Dec we fill bags for Christmas presents for the elderly or homeless. Projects are listed in the Projects link below.  The meeting is followed by lunch (except for the salad suppers, usually we bring-our-own-sandwich lunch with the beverages and a salad or dessert provided by the hostess).  We usually leave after lunch, but sometimes lunch is followed by finishing up a project, which can go until 2 p.m. (participants are free to leave when they need to).

From October through May there is also sometimes an evening group which meets the evening of the second Tuesday of the month. There is neither a business meeting nor meal at the evening meetings (therefore no hostess — although often someone brings a dessert), but there is a 10–15 minute devotional. This group usually has the same program or project as the morning group. They generally meet from 7:30 to 8:30 or 9:00 p.m., depending on how long the project takes.

[photo of CWF in 2004]Top row left to right: The Rev. Janet Moore, Dale Blair, Sharon Margolis, Barbara Ann Floyd, Irene Thompson, Pat Treat, and Emily Treat. Lower row left to right: Janet Sette, Marion Johnson, Becky Johnson, Joanne Birch, and Mary Mallory. Picture is from 2004; sadly, two of the above have passed on.