Round Grove United Church Women’s Fellowship
The Women’s Fellowship of Round Grove United Church meets monthly through the school year, provides financial support of the Christian Community Action Food Pantry Shelf Project, holds Scholarship fundraisers through the year, coordinates the annual large fundraiser, presents Bibles to incoming third grade (or older) Sunday School students, awards Scholarships to qualified, graduating Seniors of Round Grove, sponsors bridal and baby showers for ladies of the church, and attends an annual Spring Trip.
Calendar of Activities
March 6 – Women’s Fellowship Refreshments
April 3 – Women’s Fellowship Refreshments
May 1 – Women’s Fellowship Refreshments
Carolyn Durand Memorial Scholarship
Started in 1992, named after past-president of Women’s Fellowship and active Christian Education member, Carolyn Durand. She directed church camp at Master’s Workshop, taught Sunday School, was an active member of the congregation, and gave much of her time and energy toward the children and youth of the church. After her death in August 1992, the Women’s Fellowship sought to keep her memory alive by starting a Memorial Scholarship Fund. Fundraisers have included Grocery Cards, bake sales, jewelry sales, silent auctions, dinners, Candy Lane Holiday Bazaar booth fees, Change for Church, and much more! In 1993 the Women’s Fellowship awarded the first scholarship and since then more than 20 have been awarded. For a Senior to qualify, they must be an active member in Sunday School, Worship, Youth, and provide service to the church. Monies are paid directly to the applicant’s school (technical, community, or university) in two installments during the first year of higher education.
The Women’s Fellowship provides monthly financial support for a portion of the CCA Pantry Shelf Project. Ladies of the church can expect a birthday card from the Women’s Fellowship. Children who are entering third grade, or new children participating in Sunday School, are presented with an engraved Bible on Rally Day each August. The Women have presented Memorial Stones to the church in memory of active Women who have passed away. They also provide and serve refreshments to the congregation on the first Sunday of each month.
The Women’s Fellowship meets once monthly through the months of August – May after the Worship Service. The business meetings are led by the President and last about 30 minutes. Old Business and New Business are discussed, meeting minutes and the treasurer’s report are given, and upcoming events are listed. The May meeting includes elections of new officers, scheduling of events for the following school year and any summer get-togethers. All women – Members, Friends and Guests – are welcome to attend meetings or other activities.
Usually on the second Sunday of February each year Round Grove United Church UCC has Women’s Sunday. Women of the church provide leadership through the Sermon, Scripture Readings, the Call to Worship, Prayers of the Church, hosting, ushering, and the music is provided by the Women’s Choir.
The Women’s Fellowship has sponsored many Bridal, Baby and Adoption showers! It is a party we always look forward to! We have held “couple’s” showers, Congregational Baby Showers, as well as the traditional Bride and/or Mom as Guest of Honor Shower. There have also been Diaper or Card/Gift Certificate Showers.
- Craft Bazaar: Many years ago, the Women’s Fellowship sponsored the Candy Lane Craft Bazaar held in mid-November of each year. Each Summer, the Women would gather weekly to create new crafts, quilts, and other craft items to sell at the Bazaar. The last Candy Lane Holiday Bazaar was held in 1994. In December 2005 the Women’s Fellowship reactivated the Holiday Fair and opened it up to Vendors & other crafters.
- Dinners and Special Events: Valentine’s Socials; Lunch Around the World; Old Fashioned Tasting Bee; Spaghetti Dinners; Baked Potato Dinners
- Mother/Daughter Dinners
- Trip to the Dallas Tea Room
- Sponsoring all church Christmas Social, complete with Santa Claus!
- Hot Dog Hoe-Down/Chili Cook-off
Women’s Christmas Party
For Christmas, we have had the Women’s Fellowship Christmas Party at a member’s home where we’ve had a gift exchange, cookie/recipe exchange and enjoyed lots of food and fellowship.
For more information about the Round Grove Women’s Fellowship, please contact President, Carol Reyman, through the church office, 972-315-2777.