Women's Ministry


Due to the temporary restrictions implemented by our national and local government leaders, all in-person gatherings have been postponed or cancelled to limit the spread of COVID-19. However, some classes and groups are still meeting via Zoom, including our women's groups, because, though we are practicing physical distance, the church is called to move toward one another in loving, encouraging relationship. We hope you will be able to easily join a group or class of your preferred style or life-stage to find relational stability and rich Scripture study during this changing season!

See below for opportunities in our women's groups who will continue to connect during this time. For more information please contact Valerie Arredondo at women@fpchouston.org.

To connect with other community groups, please visit our Sunday School or Small Groups page. Feel free to reach out to Catie Smith, Director of Discipleship, at csmith@fpchouston.org to connect with a leader about his or her specific group or with any other questions about this unique season.In addition to Small Groups and Sunday School classes, we are providing many other resources to support you and your household during this time. Please visit our Discipleship Page below to access devotional material, prayer tools, and more encouragement during this new rhythm of life.


Women At FPC

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, you may contact Valerie Arredondo at women@fpchouston.org or call 713-620-6507.

Opportunities for Women

WoW | Women of The Word

10:30 am | Tuesdays / Zoom 

New study begins Sep 15 /  Better: A Study of Hebrews by Jen Wilkin

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. 

On Sep 15 we will begin a study of the book of Hebrews using Jen Wilkin's Lifeway study, Better. Connecting the Old Testament with the New, our verse by verse study of Hebrews will explort "how God provided something better for us in the person of Jesus Christ." Workbooks are available through Lifeway, Amazon or Christianbook.com. We will meet by Zoom, with large group time and small group discussion and prayer. We would love for you to join us! 
For more information or to register, contact Valerie Arredondo at women@fpchouston.org 

First Moms

| Tuesdays | In person small groups alternating with Zoom meetings

First Moms is a group for mothers of young children. All women in the throes of motherhood are invited to join them. First Moms seeks to connect and support moms through scripture study and community as we parent our little ones. For more information contact Marti Elliot at firstmomshouston@gmail.com or Valerie Arredondo at women@fpchouston.org

Sojourn Book Group

7–8:30pm | Fourth Tues of the Month | Zoom

Join this amazing, diverse group of women with different perspectives as we encounter spirituality in the books we read.
Here is our book list for the spring:

  1. August 25:  Sam Houston and the Alamo Avengers: The Texas History that Changed American History  by Brian Kilmeade
  2. September 22:  Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
  3. October 27:  Cry for Rain: A Memoir by Melineh Petrosian

December 1:  The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis

For more information contact women@fpchouston.org

Salt and Light

7-8:30pm | Thursdays | Zoom

Fall Session begins Sep 3 / Better: A Study of Hebrews by Jen Wilkin

Women of all ages are invited as we study God's Word through teaching, individual study and small group discussion, as well as support each other through prayer and fellowship.

On Sep 3rd we will begin a study of Hebrews using Jen Wilkin's Lifeway curriculum, Better. Through a verse by verse look at Hebrews and at Old Testament principles, we will explore "how God has provided something better for us in the person of Jesus Christ." Our time will include video teaching and small group discussion. You can purchase the workbook through Lifeway, Amazon or Christianbook.com. Even if you do not have the workbook, we would love for you to join in for the video and discussion. 

For more information or to register contact Valerie Arredondo at women@fpchouston.org 

First Place For Health

6:30–8:15pm | Mondays | ZOOM

First Place for Health is an inter-generational community who commits 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. 

 For more information contact Teresa Koops at tkoops@aol.com or Susan Townsend at susandurhamtownsend@gmail.com 

Sandwich Sisters at the Emergency Aid Coalition (EAC)

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

Make and distribute sandwiches for the EAC, an interfaith association of congregations committed to promoting self-sufficiency to low-income families in Harris County. We provide them with basic needs such as food and clothing. It’s a great time for fellowship among friends while giving back to the community. The need is even greater in this time of COVID. All ages are welcome to help. Appropriate measure of social distancing, masks and gloves are observed. 

To signup, please contact Laura Smith at laura_w_smith@yahoo.com.

Women's Fellowship Circles

Women's Fellowship Circles will begin our circle meetings in September. Our study this year will be Warren Wiersbe's Isaiah: Feeling Secure in the Arms of God. 
Our eight circles will meet via Zoom or in homes once a month. We share in mission, Bible study and friendship. 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