Women of St. Paul’s

Logo Women of St. Paul'sAll women who attend St. Paul’s are part of WSP and are welcome and encouraged to join us for our bi-monthly meetings – otherwise known as “Socials” – held in members’ homes throughout the year. It’s a great way to get to know each other.

We also host several events throughout the year – the English Tea in December, the HeArt and Soul Women’s Retreat in the first quarter of the year, a pie sale held during the annual summer BBQ sponsored by the Men of St. Paul’s (MoSP), WSP Bazaar and a Comfort & Joy Casserole Sale in the Fall. Funds raised are primarily directed at supporting historic preservation, mission work and scholarships for St. Paul’s and our parishioners, as well as for community outreach.

Please contact Sarah Karpie at 585-506-7625 or mkarpie@gmail.com if you have questions or would like more information.

Upcoming Events

July 23—WSP Bake Sale, held in conjunction with the MSP barbecue

August—Social at Pat McCracken’s home—details TBD

September—Annual bazaar


Women of St. Paul’s Events

WSP Bake Sale—July 23

The annual WSP bake sale is July 23—the same day as the barbecue. We need lots of your favorite desserts (made with your recipes) to compliment the fabulous dinners everyone will be taking home. This year, there are no presales–on-site only. We are selling whole cakes, pies and cobblers, cookies and brownies/bars by the dozen and large loaves of sweet breads, like banana. We have tins perfect for cobblers and pie boxes available.

Please sign-up here—we’re looking for bakers and volunteers who can help July 22 and 23.

Please contact Cindy Thomsen at (615) 202-0644 if you have any questions. Thank you for supporting this annual tradition!

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WSP Bazaar

The annual WSP Bazaar is a great place to shop for that one of a kind treasure as well as donate items that you no longer need.
The Bazaar is usually held around Labor Day Weekend.

We accept small household items (please no large furniture- there will be a sale later), books (no textbooks), games, toys, sporting goods, tools, seasonal decor, lamps, handbags, kitchen items, clean linens, jewelry. We do not take clothes or shoes.

Comfort and Joy Casserole Flyer

Comfort & Joy Casserole Sale

The Comfort & Joy Casserole Sale features casseroles prepared with love by the Women of St. Paul’s, frozen for convenience, and prepared with strict adherence to health guidelines. Not only are they a quick solution for family dinner, but they make great gifts for friends and are a blessing to those in need. There are Gluton Free and Vegetarian options available.

2021 Menu: Baked Ziti, Beefy Spinach Mushroom Casserole, “Not-Just-For-Breakfast” Breakfast Casserole (GF),  Poppyseed Casserole (GF) and Vegetable Lasagna.

Download the 2020 Comfort & Joy Cookbook here.

English Tea

The English Tea is an annual tradition and held in conjunction with the Heritage Foundation’s Dickens of a Christmas in Historic Downtown Franklin. Scones, tarts, dainty sandwiches, fruit, tea and many other goodies are served on fine china with beautiful linens and festive centerpieces. It is a warm and wonderful time to enjoy time with friends.

The tea is one of the biggest annual fundraisers for the Women of St. Paul’s. With the money raised, the women do various things for the church and the community.

We always welcome new volunteers, and equally important are those who attend, many of whom come every year.

English Tea To Go Poster

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heART and Soul Women’s Retreat

heART and Soul Women’s Retreat is an annual event in February. All women of the church are invited to attend this fun, relaxing, getaway. Various activities are planned, with the focus on renewal of mind, body, and spirit.