Women’s Fellowship for Christian Service (WFCS) plays an important role in the life of St.Stephen’s Church year after year. Mrs.Wynne was the one who first organized and promoted “Mother’s Union” where women members met in fellowship and discussed various issues. The WFCS also organized area-wise cottage prayer meetings and often invited Christians of other denominations living in the neighbourhood to join in Christian fellowship.
The WFCS champions any worthy cause relating to the Church and also raises finances to fund any deserving cause when necessary. Members also visit the homes of the sick and aged in the congregation. For long, the WFCS has taken the responsibility for arranging altar flowers for Sunday worship services and collecting contributions from members who wish to donate for the same.
Visit to All Saints Home, Dockyard Road
The Aims of WFCS
1. To unite women of all age groups of the Church of North India (CNI) in the task of witnessing for Christ in their homes, neighbourhoods, places of study and work.
2. To emphasise prayer life, study of the Scriptures, stewardship of time, talent and possessions.
3. To uphold Christian standards of marriage and responsible parenthood; to help the members make their homes the centre of Christ-like living.
4. To participate in the Church’s work of pastoral care and evangelism, in its ministry of healing and education, and in social work within the country and beyond.
5. To recognise, maintain and create bonds of friendship with woman of India and other countries.
The activities of the WFCS include visiting and rendering tangible help in places like All Saints’ Home, Shepherd Widows’ Home, League of Mercy (Shelter), and Palghar Boys’ Hostel. WFCS also sponsors a child in the Queenie Captain Community Centre Society (QCCCS) every year. WFCS members help the Church in organising and serving during the Harvest Festival, Christmas and Easter celebrations.
WFCS raises funds for its programmes through Food Fests held twice in a year and through the selling of snacks on 3rd, 4th and 5th Sundays of every month after the worship service.
WFCS also takes the lead in conducting the services on World Day of Prayer (WDP) and the Fellowship of Least Coin (FLC) Sunday.
St. Stephen's celebrated its centenary on 26th December 1953 with much fanfare. Until then there had been no electric lights or fans. They were installed during this time.