It is with great excitement that I look forward each month to the many fellowship activities supported by the Women’s Group at BCC. I can still vividly remember one of our very first spiritual retreats led by The Rev. Olivia Robinson at Hemlocks in January 2001. Since then, we have flourished not only with diverse activities but also with participation by many women from within and outside our church membership. Recognizing the desire to explore as many different types of activities in the social, spiritual and intellectual realms, the women’s group was appropriately names DOTs (Doing Our Thing) in September 2003 at the fall retreat on Star Island.
In the beginning, there was a visit to Caprilands for high tea at Christmas (very well attended). Then there was a movie night featuring a French subtitled movie (not so well attended). This led to book discussions (followed by a visit to a couple of authors), several annual one-day retreats at Hemlock and weekend retreats to Mercy Center, Martha’s Vineyard, Silver Lake, Star Island, New Hampshire, and Maine.
Finally, the group has evolved into what we are today. Monthly events include workshops at Mercy Center and Hartford Seminary, movie nights, garden forums, book discussions and much more. And just because we are known for “doing our thing,” it’s not always about us. We have had fundraisers that have raised significant funds for some very worthy causes.
We hope to see you at one of our events. Feel free to bring a friend. All you need to do is sign up, if necessary, or show up. Any ideas for future events would be greatly appreciated.
BCC Women's Fall 2016 Retreat
Our Annual Maine Women’s Retreat was held Sept. 16-18, 2016, at Doe Cottage in Ocean Park, Maine.
This year's theme was "Keeping Healthy." Each participant was asked to bring to the group healthy practices they have found to be effective.
Please contact Cindy Fiano at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in participating in the 2017 weekend.