Fist Congregational Church

FCC Women's Fellowship: Missions Information


Women’s Fellowship transforms lives of both church and community students who pursue learning through a college, university, vocational school, or graduate school. Applications may be submitted online via the link which will be featured below in March of each year.

Please read the criteria for each scholarship below, before applying

FCC Student Scholarships:

Women’s Fellowship annually awards up to six $2,000 scholarships for tuition & books only, to FCC students who have a demonstrated financial need, are actively involved in church & community, and who are planning to attend an institution of higher learning. Church membership is not required. Scholarship winners are welcome to reapply each year, as they progress through their program. Complete details and a link to the application are available here.

TC Community Student Scholarships:

Open to all Traverse City High School Seniors. First Congregational Church Women’s Fellowship awards three $1000 scholarships each June, for tuition & books only, to community students who were not previously involved with our church. Complete details and a link to the application are available here.


TWO retreats and one conference are planned for 2019. Please save the date!
Winsome Women: May 14 & 15th at the Grand Hotel on Mackinaw Island
True Woman Conference: Sept. 27-28th at FCC

Need Financial Assistance for Retreats?



Our Fireside Room is a wonderfully warm and comforting place for friends and family to gather in times of grief. Participation in hosting and serving refreshments as needed, is welcomed. Gracious hospitality offered at times of loss is truly a ministry of love and support.

Dickens’ Christmas – November 2, 2019 9am-3pm

Dickens’ Christmas is our annual Christmas Arts and Crafts Bazaar, held on the first Saturday in November. Proceeds benefit local and global missions, as well as college scholarships for local students.

Interested in being a vendor at this event? Please click here for complete information and to apply online!

Fellowship Events

A variety of events are scheduled to provide opportunities for celebrative fellowship, learning, and spiritual growth. We recently enjoyed an outing on the Tall Ship Manitou.

Annual Sponsorship

FCC Women’s Fellowship is honored to partner with Lenna’s Ladybugs and TC Single Momm Ministry, as an annual sponsor. Our yearly donation to these two groups will accomplish abundantly more than we can imagine.

Lenna’s Ladybugs is an organization dedicated to clothing God’s kids, one child at a time. This 501c3 started in Oct. 2012 after the death of Lenna Moser. Prior to her death, Lenna traveled to Haiti and developed a huge heart for the children there. After her death, a Small Group Bible study decided to do something in her honor and memory. They began making t-shirt dresses to be sent to the little girls in Haiti. Soon, they added headbands and barrettes to the packages, then underwear and head scarves. The older girls also receive a purse crocheted from recycled grocery bags. Each Ladybug dress has a tiny Ladybug button sewn onto the left shoulder. By the fall of 2013 they began working with new boy’s shorts, shirts and underwear. The younger boys also receive a toy car, when available.

This ministry has now expanded, sending clothing packets to 8 different countries, 12 different missions, located in Haiti, Honduras, El Salvador , Costa Rica, Uganda, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Zimbabwe, and Kenya. After going to ICOM in 2016, they have 15 more missions that need clothing packages, in many more countries! A small group of ladies has expanded into other churches and other states. The video below illustrates Lenna’s Ladybugs ministry; featuring photos in the beginning of Lenna’s time in Haiti.

TC Single Momm Ministry

Connecting changes everything. This ministry is a community on a mission to ignite hope, healing, and confidence within single moms. 9.9 million families in the U.S. are lead by single moms. On average a single mom has 17.2 minutes a day to herself. You may have heard single moms are more prone to poverty, depression, and troubled kids. This non-profit ministry is changing that. Since 2008, they have helped single moms RISE UP. No longer do the words rejected, inadequate, and hopeless resonate with these single moms. RISING UP out of abuse, poverty, and self-doubt these single moms are strong, confident, and whole.
Our sponsorship donation will help fund conference registrations, materials, training, and more for single moms in our community.