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Women's Ministry

The Women’s Ministry is a grace-filled community of women from all seasons and walks of life sharing life’s joys and struggles in the context of how God is using every circumstance to mold us into Christ’s image. These women study God’s Word, pray, and serve the community together. By faith and God’s grace, in large and small ways, they are women of The Word reaching out to women in the world. 

Childcare is available on Tuesdays from 9am–12:30pm at a cost of $5 per mom/week by reservation.

For information on any of our groups and events you may contact Valerie Arredondo at women@fpchouston.org or call 713-620-6507.
 

Opportunities for Women

WOW First moms book groups first place for health Salt & Light
Special Events blessings centering prayer Sandwich sisters women's fellowship circles


Shine: Living as His Light
FPC Women's Retreat 2017 

Fri-Sun | Feb 10-12 | Camp Allen 

Join us for a restoring weekend of learning, encouragement, prayer, fun and sweet fellowship at Camp Allen in Navasota, TX. Our speaker, Marian Jordan Ellis, founder of Redeemed Girl Ministries, will lead and encourage us in living as His light as we shine with His love. Contact women@fpchouston.org or 713.620.6507 for more information.

REGISTER HERE 


 


WoW — Women of The Word

Tuesdays | 10am–noon | LC 080 | Fellowship at 9:30am
Spring Kick Off is January 10

Women of The Word (WoW) invites women of all ages who seek God’s Word for their lives and deep spirited fellowship with other women. The format consists of individual study, worship, small group time and lecture, with regular opportunities for service and outreach. Bring a friend and be inspired by the Word of God! Childcare is available for infant through elementary school age. This Spring our study will be The Discipline of Grace: God's Role and Our Role in the Pursuit of Holiness by Jerry Bridges. We will led by our teacher, JoNell Gerland.  For more information or to register contact women@fpchouston.org or call 713-620-6507.


 

First Moms

Tuesdays | 10–11:45am | LC181 | Fellowship at 9:30am
Spring Kick Off  January 10

First Moms invites women in the throes of motherhood to come… just as you are! Gather with other mothers in an informal and casual setting to study and encourage each other in God’s grace. Share joys and concerns with mentor moms who have been there. First Moms is a peer-taught class with a weekly lesson, small group discussion, and a time for group prayers and praises. We also regularly take part in mission projects together. This spring our curriculum will be Galatians for You  by Tim Keller.  Childcare is available for infants up to elementary age for $5 per mom per week. Newborns are welcome in the classroom, if desired. For more information contact women@fpchouston.org.


 

Sojourn Book Group

Fourth Tues of the Month | 7–8:30pm | Library (Fellowship begins at 6:30pm)

Join this amazing, diverse group of women with different perspectives as we encounter spirituality in everyday books. For more information contact women@fpchouston.org 

January 24:  House Rules by Jodi Picoult
February 28:  The Painted Veil by W. Somerset Maugham
March 28:  The Nightingale  by Kristin Hannah
April 25:   Absent in the Spring  by Mary Westmacott (Agatha Christie)
May 16: In a Sunburned Country by Bill Bryson

 

Blessings

Wednesdays | 6:30-8pm | Adult Library | Fellowship begins at 6pm
Blessings is a group of women who gather to discuss Scripture and other spiritual study materials and to share experiences living and working in the Kingdom of God. All women are invited. For more information, contact women@fpchouston.org or call 713-620-6507


Salt and Light

Thursdays | 7-8:30pm, Fellowship begins at 6:30pm | FH 253
Spring Session begins January 12

Join us as we study God's Word through teaching time, individual study and small group discussion time, as well as support each other through prayer and fellowship. Women of all ages are invited. This spring we will study Kelly Minter's study  All Things New: A Study on 2 Corinthians.  The ancient city of Corinth was much like our own; a melting pot of electrifying cultural experiences along with the myriad pitfalls of spiritual depravity. Paul's letter is as timely as ever because God's Church is meant to thrive in any city and every circumstance in which we find ourselves. For more information or to register contact women@fpchouston.org or call 713-620-6507.


 

First Place for Health

Mondays | 6:30–8:15pm | FH 253 
Spring Orientation date is January 16 

An intergenerational community who commits to supporting each other in our health and spiritual goals. We combine scripture study and current medical research on weight management to lead people in making successful choices. The cost for first time participants is $120, which covers books, DVDs, and other required materials. Each subsequent session is $25. Our Spring study will be  Celebrate Success.  Contact Teresa Koops at tkoops@aol.com or Susan Townsend at susan.townsend@gmail.com for more information or to register.


 

Centering Prayer

Morning group: Tuesdays | 8:30–9:30am | LC080 / Begins January 10
New Evening group: Second Thursday of the month beginning Sept 8 / 7-8:30pm / 5726 Jackwood St. (Meyerland) / Registration required

Centering Prayer is a method of silent prayer and a time of communion with God, incorporating Lectio Divina.  It is a time when we give ourselves to God to awaken ourselves to His presence and work in our lives. Lectio Divina literally means “divine reading” and is an ancient practice of praying the scriptures, the practitioner listens to the text of the Bible with the “ear of the heart.” The book An Invitation to Centering Prayer by Basil Pennington will be available for purchase. Men and women are welcome. For more information or to register contact Lesley Lilly at lklilly@att.net.


 

Sandwich Sisters at the Emergency Aid Coalition

Thursdays | 9:30–11:30am | 5401 Fannin St (2 blocks east of FPC, across the street from St Paul's)

Join other FPC women EVERY Thursday (except Thanksgiving) as we make and distribute sandwiches together for the EAC, an interfaith association of congregations committed to promoting self-sufficiency to low income families in Harris County by assisting them with basic needs such as food and clothing. It’s a great time for fellowship among friends while giving back to the community. To signup, please contact Laura Smith at laura_w_smith@yahoo.com.


Women's Fellowship Circles

Women's Fellowship Circles welcome all women who want to visit. Our eight circles meet at FPC or in homes once a month. We share in mission, Bible study and friendship. For the year 2016-2017, group studies include I Love Growing Older but I'll Never Grow OldHorizon's "Who is Jesus?" and the epistle of James. The Bible studies are led by circle members who are taught by church pastors and staff on a monthly basis. We also have a mission focus each month that helps local ministries such as Main Street Ministries, The Nehemiah Center, the Seafarers' Center at the Port of Houston and the Harris Health Services supporting Ben Taub.

women's fellowship circles