Women’s Ministry

Women’s Ministry at FPC is a grace-filled community of women from all seasons and walks of life. We share life’s joys and struggles in the context of how God is using every circumstance to mold us into Christ’s image. We would love for you to be a part of our community as we seek Christ and learn to serve and love God and each other well.

For information on any of our groups and events, please contact Cheryl Christie at cchristie@fpchouston.org.

Equipping and support For Women

Seasonal Gatherings

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Women's Retreat
Sat | Apr 22 | 9:30 AM–3 PM | Fellowship Hall

Do you want to stay faithful to God’s purpose for your life, but feel like you can’t muster up the faith on your own? Join us at the Women’s Retreat to be encouraged in renewed faithfulness and purpose through Bible study and small group connection. We will worship together and learn from key speakers from the 2023 IF: Gathering, including John Mark Comer, Christy Nockels, Jennie Allen, and more. Event fee is $29 per person. Childcare available upon request. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Weekly Gatherings

Women of the Word (WOW)
Tuesdays | Jan 17–April 25 | 10–11:30 AM | LC 181 or Online
In-Person & Online Group

Join women of all stages of life for a morning of study and fellowship at FPC or online. During the spring semester, WoW will study Nancy Guthrie’s The Lamb of God.

For more information, contact Cheryl Christie at cchristie@fpchouston.org.
Salt and Light
Online group
Thursdays | Jan 12–May 11 | 7:30–8:30 pm

Join women of all stages of life for an evening of study and fellowship. This online group will study Kelly Minter’s Ruth: Loss, Love & Legacy. Then the group will finish the semester studying Jen Wilkin’s Abide: A Study of 1,2, and 3 John.

For more information, contact Sara Buskirk at sbuskirk@fpchouston.org.
First Place For Health
In-Person group
Mondays | Jan 16–Apr 30 | 6:30–8 PM

First Place is an intergenerational community committed to supporting each other in our health and spiritual goals. We combine scripture study and current medical research to lead people to make successful health choices. This spring we will read Janet McHenry’s book entitled, Breaking Through. The study is based on the journey of the Israelites from Egypt to the Promised Land.

Contact Susan Townsend at susandurhamtownsend@gmail.com for more information.

Women's Small Group
In-Person group
Sundays | Jan 22–Apr 30 | 9:30–10:30 AM | LC201/202

If you are ready to join a women’s group where you can grow in community, grow in your faith, and grow in your prayer life, then we have a place for you! The small group facilitators are Cheryl Christie, India Hancock, and Callie Paterson.

For more information, contact Cheryl Christie at cchristie@fpchouston.org.

Monthly Gatherings

Women's Fellowship Circles
In-person Group
Various times & locations

The women of Fellowship Circles invite you to join us as we meet monthly for fellowship, study, and service. This year we are studying Elijah: Living Securely in an Insecure World by Douglas Connelly. For more information contact Evelyn Smith at esmith1856@comcast.net.

Sojourn Book Group
Online group
Fourth Tues of the Month | 7–8 PM

Join this community of women who love to read and encounter spirituality in everyday books. For more information, contact Pam Harada at pamelakate@comcast.net.

The Prayer Box
by Lisa Wingate

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
by Maya Angelou

The Book Woman’s Daughter
by Kim Michele Richardson

A Hobbit, a Wardrobe, and a Great War
by Joseph Loconte

MAY 23
Horse by Geraldine Brooks

Opportunities for Moms

Tuesday Morning Group
Tuesdays | Begins Jan 17 | 8:30–9:30 AM | Living room

Why does God allow suffering in the world? Why isn’t Christianity more inclusive? If you have ever wondered about questions like these, you are not alone. Join other moms on Tuesday mornings to read and discuss The Reason for God by Tim Keller. We hope to provide space for honest processing of the hard questions we (and our children) have about God. Childcare provided.

Tuesday Evening Group
Tuesdays | Begins Jan 17 | 7:45-9 PM | Online
If you are like many parents today, devices can seem like the enemy–in our own lives and our kids’ lives. Yet there are ways to use technology for good and useful ends so that we can flourish in our humanity. Join other FPC mamas as we read The Tech-Wise Family by Andy Crouch. Together, we hope to learn steps for putting technology in its proper place in our homes while encouraging one another to honor the Lord and our families in the process.
Wednesday Morning KDO Group
Wednesdays | Begins Feb 8 | 9:15-10:30 AM | Living room
Join other moms from FPC and the Houston area with KDO Director Heather Homan as a guide as we study Easy to Love, Difficult to Discipline by Dr. Becky Bailey. We will learn how to lead our children from turmoil to tranquility through seven key powers for self-control.  Childcare provided.