Entries by Barbara Harris

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Girls’ Friendly Society Marks 140 Years!

  For 140 years the Girls’ Friendly Society has been helping girls and young women to make their way in an often uncertain society. This year we celebrate 140 years of providing education and shelter for women. Although our focus has changed over the years from training to formation, our dedication to helping create a […]

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Folding Palm Crosses

    It is a GFS tradition to make palm crosses for the church for use on Palm Sunday. Gather your girls for a meeting the day before Palm Sunday and learn this fun craft. There are many how to videos and instructions online. Below are two versions of the cross to try. Each requires […]

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The Lillies of the Field

This week we are all preparing for the Annual Fashion Show and Tea. As part of our meeting, we are using this devotional. It is timely and so appropriate as we prepare our fashions from recycled materials! Consider the Lilies of the Field, Matthew 6:25-33 By Lois Parker Edstrom OBJECTS SUGGESTED: A clothing catalog or advertising pages […]

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Souper Bowl of Caring Bean Soup

Each year, the Girls’ Friendly Society in Los Angeles participates in the Super Bowl of Caring. Some of our branches make a packaged soup mix and sell it at church to raise money for the food pantries in our area. Below is a recipe for Bean Soup adapted from Cooking Light Magazine.   Basic Bean Soup […]

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Superbowl Chili

  Halftime Chili   Here is another great recipe for your Souper Bowl Sunday fund drive. This one is adapted from Food.com and is used by the GFS at St. John’s in Costa Mesa. Submitted by Charlotte J Ingredients 3 cups dried pink beans or 3 cups dried red beans or 3 cups dried kidney beans […]

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Khristós Anésti!

Red eggs are traditional in any Greek Easter celebration. The deep red represents the blood of Christ and rebirth. Make the dye with the onion skins: In a stainless saucepan, place skins of 15 yellow onions and 2 tablespoons of white vinegar in 4½ cups of water and bring to a boil. Lower heat and simmer, covered, […]