Open to all women, The Briarcliff Congregational Church Women’s Society meets on the second Thursday of each month (sometimes Saturdays) and offers the opportunity for fellowship and service. Meetings include: a craft workshop, an annual book share meeting, a Christmas Luncheon, a spring trip, and speakers from organizations that we support or would like to learn more about. Women’s Society activities support the church throughout the year and at the holidays.

The Women’s Society is responsible for:

  • ordering flowers weekly and during the holidays
  • baking and delivering cookies at Christmastime
  • the greening of the sanctuary on the first Friday in December
  • maintaining displays of plants at the entrance to the Eastman Room and the Sanctuary
  • lead and organize the church’s annual “Rummage Sale” Also, our prayer shawl ministry, which provides hand-crafted prayer shawls throughout the year, helps us to bring comfort to members and friends in times of need.





Greening of the Church, December 2019

Greening of the Church is a much-loved tradition here at Briarcliff Congregational Church. We celebrate the weeks leading up to Christ’s birth by starting to decorate prior to Advent. The Women’s Society began this year by decorating new pillar candles and placing one at each of the stained glass windows in the sanctuary. Then with clippers in hand we fashioned fresh greens into wreaths for the church doors. The whole church was invited one evening to continue decorating, followed by a Greening Party. The final step was to set up both red and white poinsettias and fill the candelabras at the front of the church ready for Christmas Eve.


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Craft Workshop, November 2019

November’s month’s craft workshop led by the wonderfully creative Jan Aiello, was as always a lot of fun. She taught us how to make and decorate personal journals from squares of paper and bits of beautiful colorful paper. Who knew that we could sit in the Eastman Room and sew and bind a small book? And again as is a tradition, there was a table full of ladies cutting out tags for the Giving Tree. We do depend on them.



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