All Women of the Neighborhood Church are members of Women's Fellowship. Women's Fellowship works tirelessly year round to support the life and events of our Church while offering their own time honored favorites, such as the Yule Parlor Tea by the Sea.
Women's Fellowship works throughout the year raising funds to support local charities and church projects, socializing, learning, sharing experiences, baking thousands of cookies, and building lasting friendships.
We host memorial receptions for members and friends; serve dinner to the Christmas Pageant cast; host the annual Organ Concert pot-luck; maintain and supply the kitchens for memorials and special events; host holiday parties; provide supplies for Sunday hospitality and the church office; and support Church Women United of the South Bay.
The Fellowship's major fund-raiser has been the Yule Parlor Tea by the Sea (formerly Yule Parlor Parade). This event, held the first Friday & Saturday of December, has raised well over a million dollars since its inception in 1956. Utilizing the talents of the entire church, Yule Parlor traditionally features a formal Tea with holiday entertainment, as well as Vintage, Bake and Craft shops.
The Fellowship Board consists of president, vice-president, treasurer, recording secretary, corresponding secretary, committee chairs and Circle representatives. The board meets monthly, September - May.
Participating members of Women's Fellowship are divided into Circles that meet once a month, September - May, in members' homes or at the church. To accommodate for the varying work and family schedules of our membership, each Circle has a different meeting time: weekday for lunch or tea; weekday evening after dinner; and a Sunday evening for pot-luck. Here they socialize, assess needs and plan future activities.
General Meetings are held seasonally in Fellowship Hall, and include a business meeting, cultural and entertaining programs, and a meal or refreshment. Reservations are required, and a $5 donation suggested.
In the spring, WF enjoys a Play Day field trip to a Los Angeles area museum or event. The men of Neighborhood Church are often invited, and this day-long event generally includes bus transportation and lunch. Reservations and a fee are required. In the past, we have visited The Broad, The Petersen Automotive Museum, and Clifton's Cafeteria. Keep an eye out in church publications for more information!
Our ongoing Craft Group meets for "crafting" every Monday (except holidays) year around, at 10:30AM, in the Nursery Room of Dennis Smith Hall. New members are always welcome!
The Flower Guild
The Flower Guild is a team of hardworking women who work year round to provide beautiful altar arrangements for Sunday Services and decorate the Church at Easter and Christmas. 2018 marks 40 years of bringing God's beautiful flowers to the Neighborhood Church.
The Flower Guild meets monthly on the second Tuesday of the month from September through May at 11:00AM in the Parlor. Any time or commitment availability can be accommodated, and new members are always welcome. No prior arranging experience is needed-- just a love of flowers and a willingness to learn.