Friday, July 28, 2017
 

Ladies Aide
The story of Jesus cannot be told without the story of the women who supported Him. From His own mother to Mary and Martha, to the women who faithfully followed Him throughout His ministry Jesus recognized and respected women. It was the women who followed Jesus to the cross because He had blessed them and healed them, and their gratitude was great. When all twelve disciples abandoned Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane it was the women who showed unflinching courage and extreme faithfulness in remaining close to Jesus throughout the long hours of suffering upon the cross. Evidently Matthew believes that women are guarantors of the tradition. They were with Jesus at the tomb and they would be with Him at the Resurrection. Since they were eyewitnesses to the Crucifixion and saw the empty tomb they were among the first to proclaim the Good News of what happened to Jesus.

 




The influence of women in the church grew in the Middle Ages (1350-1500) as leaders and exemplars of the faith. Yes, it was still a "man's world" but more than ever women were coming to the fore as mystics and saints.

As Americans moved west in the 1800's men built saloon's and brothels. When the women arrived we began to build churches and schools. And, as Congregationalists, we can proudly proclaim that in 1853 Antoinette Louisa Brown Blackwell was ordained by the First Congregational Church in Butler and Savannah, New York, the first women ordained in the United States of America.

 

The ladies of East Orrington Congregational Church have always been an essential part of the ministry here at God's little church on the hill. In 1886, when the Ladies Aide group decided the original Meeting House - now the Memorial Garden- needed a place to hold church suppers they set out to raise the funds necessary and it was done! Later, in the 1980's, when the Ladies Aide Group recognized that the church needed a new furnace to replace our, believe-it-or-not, wood-burning stove again they took on the mission and again it was done! Many years have passed for our ladies but their passion and zeal for ministry has not diminished. The Ladies Aide Group continues to meet to break bread together, enjoy fellowship and support in whatever way they can the ministries of our church.

The Ladies Aide Group meets the second Thursday of each month.  We join the "Meals for Me"  at 12:00 P.M. then adjourn to the small conference room adjoining Carlson Hall for the remainder of our meeting.  We invite any ladies who are interested to join us.

 

Co-chairmen:
  Lucy Spencer and Betty Renaud

Contact us at:
Church Office (207)825-3404

Ladies Aide
The story of Jesus cannot be told without the story of the women who supported Him. From His own mother to Mary and Martha, to the women who faithfully followed Him throughout His ministry Jesus recognized and respected women. It was the women who followed Jesus to the cross because He had blessed them and healed them, and their gratitude was great. When all twelve disciples abandoned Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane it was the women who showed unflinching courage and extreme faithfulness in remaining close to Jesus throughout the long hours of suffering upon the cross. Evidently Matthew believes that women are guarantors of the tradition. They were with Jesus at the tomb and they would be with Him at the Resurrection. Since they were eyewitnesses to the Crucifixion and saw the empty tomb they were among the first to proclaim the Good News of what happened to Jesus.

 




The influence of women in the church grew in the Middle Ages (1350-1500) as leaders and exemplars of the faith. Yes, it was still a "man's world" but more than ever women were coming to the fore as mystics and saints.

As Americans moved west in the 1800's men built saloon's and brothels. When the women arrived we began to build churches and schools. And, as Congregationalists, we can proudly proclaim that in 1853 Antoinette Louisa Brown Blackwell was ordained by the First Congregational Church in Butler and Savannah, New York, the first women ordained in the United States of America.

 

The ladies of East Orrington Congregational Church have always been an essential part of the ministry here at God's little church on the hill. In 1886, when the Ladies Aide group decided the original Meeting House - now the Memorial Garden- needed a place to hold church suppers they set out to raise the funds necessary and it was done! Later, in the 1980's, when the Ladies Aide Group recognized that the church needed a new furnace to replace our, believe-it-or-not, wood-burning stove again they took on the mission and again it was done! Many years have passed for our ladies but their passion and zeal for ministry has not diminished. The Ladies Aide Group continues to meet to break bread together, enjoy fellowship and support in whatever way they can the ministries of our church.

The Ladies Aide Group meets the second Thursday of each month.  We join the "Meals for Me"  at 12:00 P.M. then adjourn to the small conference room adjoining Carlson Hall for the remainder of our meeting.  We invite any ladies who are interested to join us.

 

Co-chairmen:
  Lucy Spencer and Betty Renaud

Contact us at:
Church Office (207)825-3404

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