The Christian Women’s Fellowship (CWF) 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 an address and/or directions.
Meetings in September and June begin with a "salad supper" at 6:30 p.m., on the second Wednesday 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 6:00 or 6:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday evening of the month at the home of Marion and Becky J.
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 (unless it is replaced by the project) and a 15 minute worship devotional, ending by 12 noon (times are approximate, yet usually fairly accurate). Often we work on a project instead of having a program. In November we fill "stockings" with Christmas presents for the elderly residents of Fair Acres. In December we fill baggies with goodies for the homeless of Delaware County and deliver them to The Life Center between Upper Darby and Philadelphia. In February and March we stuff heart-shaped pillows to give to hospitals for their heart surgery recovery patients (to hold against their chest when coughing). Projects are listed in the Projects link below, and fuller information is provided. The meeting is followed by lunch. For lunches we usually bring our own sandwich. The beverages, chips, and either a salad or dessert are provided by the hostess. The exceptions to this are the evening meetings. For the Salad Suppers, we each bring a salad of our choice to share, while the hostess covers beverages, crackers and condiments, and a dessert. In November and December, the Johnsons usually provide the whole meal at their home.
When the day-time meetings are being held there will sometimes also be an evening group that will also meet. 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, on an evening when those interested can gather.