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Past Events

April 2014 - Tea Cup Auction


The Friendship Circle has the following upcoming meetings:

First is the Teacup Auction Fundraiser on April 9th at 6:45 in the Cobb Unit.   This fundraiser helps support youth who wish to attend youth summer camp, Scout camp or the VBS program.  Please come early to display your donated items and get ready for the bidding.  Bids are placed in small paper cups and the highest bid is the winner, a minimum of   .25 cents is asked for each item you bid on.  But be generous as the proceeds are for a good cause.  This is a fun evening, all are welcome!  Invite a friend or neighbor. 

 The second event is the Mother/Daughter & Friends Tea Celebration.  With sandwiches and desserts on May 3rd from 1:00 – 2:30. The cost is $5.00 for adults and $2.00 for children under 12.  A concert by the Southampton Community Chorus will follow at 3:00 pm. See page 4 for info.  If you are on the Friendship Circle list you will be contacted by phone. If you’re not on the list, please call Brenda at the office at 584-1325 to RSVP by April 25th.  Thank you.


January 2014 - Holiday Christmas Program Update


The Heart of the Valley Chorus entertained us with a wonderful Christmas program this year.  They dazzled us as they walked into the sanctuary all dressed for the season in glitter g

reen matching tops and black slacks.  We were enchanted by this harmony group of sixteen ladies and their leader.  One of our very own Florence Congregational members, Stephanie, now sings with them.  We were delighted when we were invited to join in singing our favorite carol.    It was heartwarming to have more than fifty people from the church and community to turn out for this delightful evening.  After the wonderful program, we gathered for refreshments in the Cobb unit.  During this time we had a chance to meet and chat with the members of the Heart of the Valley.  This year we collected $200.00 for the Sidney Smith Toy fund in loving memory of past members of the Friendship Circle.  We lost many members of the Friendship Circle during 2013.


 September 2013


Friendship Circle had another wonderful kickoff luncheon at the Bluebonnet Diner with a great meal and great fellowship.  It was a beautiful fall day which brought out many ladies and gentlemen.  We had 30 people attending this year.  Meeting was called to order by Jean Richardson.  Jean read poems about friendship and what friendship means to all of us. It’s always nice when members bring their friends and spouses to attend our meetings.

Door prizes given this year were five beautiful mums.  Just before the drawing, one of our guest, Dick Pearlstein, asked Pastor Irv to bless his ticket so that he could be a winner. Guess whose number was called first!  Yes, it was Dick’s.  Other winners were Noreen Trenner, Rosel  LaPalme, Karen Marney, and Lucille Temple.

Friendship Circle Dues are $4 per year.


Events 2015

October 11: Host Fellowship Hour

November 14: Hollydaze Bazaar

December 9: Christmas Program

     The Heart of the Valley Chorus (www.heartofthevalleychorus.org)

     A collection will be taken for "Toy for Joy" Gazette Toy Fund given in memory of past Friendship Circle Members


Events 2016

April 13: Teacup Auction

     Annual Fundraiser that provides scholarships for youth of Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, 4-H, and Church Camp.

     Auction items welcomed!

May 7: Luncheon/Tea

Program and door prizes!


Florence Congregational Church • 130 Pine Street, Florence, Massachusetts 01062 • 413.584.1325