October 12 & 13, St. Sebastian Parish

Women often are caregivers to the people in their lives and juggle many demands. By giving them an opportunity for a “mini-retreat” from daily distractions, women can embrace God’s love, grow in relationships with other women of faith and refresh their sense of purpose. Download this flyer for registration information.

Firstfruits strives to meet three primary spiritual needs of women of all ages:

  • A Personal Experience of God’s Love
  • Deeper Relationships With Godly Women
  • Recognition of Giftedness And Purpose

During the Firstfruits gatherings October 12 and 13, women of all ages and locations are welcome to visit us any time. There are, however, three sessions of structured time when spiritual opportunities are offered for women of all ages.

  • 6:30-8:30pm (Thursday evening)
  • 9:15 –11:15am (Friday morning)
  • 1:00-2:30pm (Friday afternoon)

Bring a friend, your sister or a co-worker. Register for one, two, or all three sessions. In between sessions, come relax in the Kiwi-Café with a cup of coffee and a variety of homemade goodies. You are also welcome to join us for a soup dinner (Thursday 5:30-6:30) and/or a lunch (Friday 11:15-1:00).

Registration Options:

Cost:   $15/regular session or $40/all 3 sessions. $10 mini-session

Meals:   $7/meal if ordered in advance or $9 at the door. Soup dinner (Thurs. 5:30-6:30 pm) and /or lunch (Fri. 11:15-1:00).

Childcare: $5/family. Available Friday morning 9:00-11:15 am


October 12, Thursday Evening 6:30-8:30 pm

  • 5:30 – 6:30 Check-In
  • 6:30 – 7:00 Music/Welcome in Church
  • 7:00—8:30 Choose one session:
    • Rediscovering Mercy
    • Mind Makeover

October 13, Friday Morning 9:15-11:15 am

  • 8:45—9:15 Check-In
  • 9:15—9:45 Music/Welcome in Church
  • 9:45—11:15 Choose one session:
    • (Art/Craft) Earthen Vessels
    • Hail Mary
    • Healing Harmonies
    • Love and Logic
  • 11:15-1:00 Lunch, Free Time or Optional mini-sessions for $10. Space is limited to specific time slots.
    • Individual Spiritual Direction with Mary Matestic (25 min. between 12:00-1:00)
    • Chair Massage (15 min. between 11:15-1:00)
    • Love and Logic Coach with Pam Olsen (30 min. sessions between 11:30-1:00)

October 13, Friday Afternoon 1:00-2:30

  • Choose one session:
    • (Art/Craft) Earthen Vessels
    • The 12 Steps for Spiritual Growth
    • Pope Francis’s Encyclical on Care of Creation

Learn about Firstfruits permanent home site in Elm Grove! Check out the calendar of events at www.Firstfruits.info or email Joan Carey at JoanCarey@Firstfruits.info for more information.