There are two active Women’s Circles at FBC. All women are invited to attend either of these circles. Call church office (217) 352-2240 for exact meeting times/dates.
ANNIE DIESELBERG CIRCLE
Annie founded the non-profit organization Nightlight where these young women are taught a new trade and their jewelry designs are sold to give them a new source of income.
Circle attendees bring a sack lunch for themselves and spend 1 1/2 to 2 hours doing White Cross work. They meet from March through November.
Dorcas Circle Continues Work for White Cross: The American Baptist White Cross program provides urgently-needed supplies for our mission workers that cannot be purchased with limited mission budgets. Learn more at the American Baptist White Cross website.
APPLES OF GOLD—Mentors for Women
NEW CLASS UPDATE:
Are you a young woman longing for connection? Are you new in the community and wanting to make friends? If so, pick up an Apples of Gold brochure from the literature racks in the back of the Crossing and outside of the Sanctuary. On February 22 there will be an Introductory Tea where you can meet the mentors and former students. Register by dropping a completed form in the Apples Basket at the back of the Crossing on Sunday mornings.
What is Apples of Gold?
This six-week program features instruction by mature women regarding organizational skills, homemaking, and spiritual growth. Geared for women age 20 to mid-30’s. This program is offered once a year. You will be served dinner each evening, and you will learn tips on making delicious, easy meals you can share with your family as well as other aspects of homemaking. The evenings are full of fun and fellowship. The class has regular sessions that are held on Monday evenings. Our class size is limited , and participation is based on first-come, first-served basis. More info about this program can be found at applesofgold.org.