The Women’s Guild of First Reformed spent a delightful day at the comfortable home of Ellen and Bruce Hamilton on Saturday, September 19th. Nestled amongst lush greenery along Easton Avenue, the six women gathered for a day-long retreat that offered the opportunity for good fellowship, study and productive handwork.
A breakfast featuring coffee cake, Dutch rusks and chocolate sprinkles (!) got the day off to a good start. Margaret Coakley led the group in a Bible study featuring the New Testament story of Priscilla and Aquilla. The travels of Paul and his association with this hospitable and faithful couple were the focus of thoughtful discussion.
Following a delicious lunch, time was also devoted to the construction of a lap quilt, designed and pieced together by Erie Beemsterboer, with several women helping to finish the quilt by securing the layers with large knotted stitches. Everyone in attendance that day returned to their homes nourished by good food and inspired friendship shared by all.