First Congregational Church of Falmouth, MA
of the United Church of Christ

68 Main Street, Falmouth, MA 02540 | Sunday Morning Worship 10:00 AM

Women's Union

The Women’s Union, which started when three different groups of women decided to unite as one group in October of 1899, is the oldest group in the Church still in existence today.  It has a history of supporting the Church and community both spiritually and financially.  In the year 2000, the Bylaws were revised to create the organization of autonomous circles or groups according to the interests and needs of Women, under the umbrella of Women’s Union.  The purpose that was and still is as follows:

 “---to support home and foreign missions, to work on philanthropic and community projects and to work together to build up the religious, ecumenical and social life of the Church.”

The Women's Union is co-led by Carol Andersen and Barbara Kirsch.  Each year in October, they hold an Annual Meeting to review each group's programs and elect officers to the Steering Committee which coordinates the activities as needed and maintains the budget of the Union.

Women's Union Groups

The Wednesday Morning Circle meets the second Wednesday of the month at 11:00 AM from October to May for a business meeting, lunch and a social or program activity.

The Prayer Group meets every Tuesday at 9:00 AM in the Church Parlor.

The Friendly Circle, led by Harriet Ogilvie, meets every Tuesday year-round, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. It is the busy circle that produces all the handmade needle crafts for the annual Christmas Fair in December. If you enjoy knitting or sewing or would like to learn, this is the group for you!  They have plenty of yarn, needles, embroidery kits and material to be used as well as teaching assistance from many of the more experienced members.  Bring a sandwich for lunch.  Tea, coffee and dessert will be provided.

All women are invited to join or start a circle that will fill their own needs using whatever format they desire but agreeing to adhere to the Purpose of the Women’s Union which supports each Circle.  If you are interested in a particular group, you are welcome to attend at any time.  Please contact the Church by phone or email if you have any questions.