Dorcas society


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Dorcas society

n
(Social Welfare) a Christian charitable society for women with the aim of providing clothes for the poor
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"At the next meeting of the Dorcas Society, of which I am an unworthy member," continued Maria, without listening to his remonstrance.
Do any of you wish to take articles home, to do at odd times?" said Fan, who was president of this energetic Dorcas Society.
I propose to join the Dorcas Society, and I mean to make the clergyman's wife bow to me next.
The celebration is sponsored by the charitable group Dorcas Society of Hollis and Buxton in conjunction with Buxton Community Day.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Dorcas Society of the Cambridge United Methodist Church in memory of Betty.
(14) See for example, "Rotary Directors Luncheon Guests at Beulah Home," newspaper clipping, 1922; "Kiwanis Club Gives Aid to Beulah Home," newspaper clipping, 1924; donation books, 1924-28, Dorcas Society, PAA, 93.359.
Carolyn splits her time between volunteering for the Bluegrass Trust for Historic Preservation committee for their annual antique and garden show and sewing with the Dorcas Society in Sarasota, Florida, making clothes for young underprivileged girls.
Eleanor was a life long member of Christ Baptist Church (formally the Worcester Italian Baptist Mission) where she taught Bible School, served on the Diaconate and was a member of the Dorcas Society. She possessed tremendous faith in her Lord and Savior that never wavered.
Collier-Thomas foregrounds the work of "sister laborers," members of female benevolent societies such as the Dorcas Society and the Daughters of the Conference, founded by Sarah Allen to financially support AME churches.
One of the best-known female institutions in New York City was the African Dorcas Society. Founded in the winter of 1828, black ministers and leaders of abolition organizations formed the society.
Martha was a longtime member of Emanuel Lutheran Church and its Dorcas Society and was a former member of the Nereids Swim Group at the YMCA.
She was a member of Emanuel Lutheran Church, Worcester, and the LCW, Dorcas Society, and bible study group of the church.