Women's Ministry

Women At FPC

The 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. 

The members of the women's ministry share God's Word, pray together and come together to serve the community. By faith and God's grace, in large and small ways, we 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 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

IF: Gathering Local

Join us for IF: First Presbyterian Houston,
local livestream event of IF:Gathering 2019.

When: February 8 and 9, 2019
             Friday 5:30-9pm    Saturday  8:30am-5pm

Where: First Presbyerian Church Houston
              Fellowship Hall

Early bird registration until January 25 ~ $40. Registration will close on Feb 6.
Childcare available by reservation

IF exists to equip women with gospel centered events and community so they may learn more about who God is and disciple other women right where they are. Join us at FPC as we come together for IF: Local at First Pres. We will take part in amazing worship and hear from gifted teachers as they lead us in the wisdom of Proverbs. The live event in Dallas sold out in a few hours, but we are so excited to bring the event to First Pres via livestream. We want to give our women the opportunity to intentionally set aside time to encounter God and to do it in the community of sisters in Christ. 
All are welcome. We would love for you to join us and invite your friends, loved ones and neighbors. 

We will share a light dinner together on Friday at 5:30pm and breakfast on Saturday at 8:30am. Lunch on Saturday will be on your own with many restaurant options close to the church. 

Register here

WoW — Women of The Word

10am–11:45am | Tuesdays | LC 080 | Fellowship at 9:45am

*Spring Session Begins January 8

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.  Childcare is available for infants through Kindergarten aged children. 

In seeking to deepen and renew our relationship with Christ, we will study Seeking Him: Experiencing the Joy of Personal Revival, by well known bible study teacher, Nancy Leigh DeMoss. This interactive study will help us examine our hearts in light of His Word and lead us into the real joy of a closer walk with Him. Our pastors and FPC teachers, including JoNell Gerland, will lend insight into important subjects such as repentance, forgiveness, holiness and our personal devotional life. We'd love for you to join us!

For more information or to register, contact women@fpchouston.org or call 713-620-6507.

First Moms

10am-12pm | Tuesdays | LC181/182 | Fellowship at 9:30am

*Spring Session begins January 8

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.

In First Moms, our time consists of 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 we will study Liturgy of the Ordinary:  Sacred Practices in Everyday Life by Tish Harrison Warren. 
How do we embrace the sacred in the ordinary and the ordinary in the sacred? Warren sheds light on the small practices and habits that form us and the practical theology and holiness of the everyday. 

Childcare is available for infants through Kindergarten for $5 per mom per week. Newborns are welcome in the classroom if desired. For more information or to register contact women@fpchouston.org.

Sojourn Book Group

7–8:30pm | Fourth Tues of the Month | Library (Fellowship begins at 6:45pm)

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 22:  7 Women and the Secret of Their Greatness  by Eric Metaxas
  • February 26:  Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford
  • March 26:  Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover
  • April 23: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
  • May 28: The Magnolia Story by Chip and Joanna Gaines
    * May meeting will be off church campus, contact women@fpchouston.org for address.


Salt and Light

7-8:30pm | Thursdays | Fellowship begins at 6:45pm | FH 253

*Spring Session begins January 10

Join us as we study God's Word through teaching, individual study and small group discussion, as well as support each other through prayer and fellowship.

Women of all ages are invited. Our spring study will be Priscilla Shirer's Discerning the Voice of God.  Discover the root of clarity and communication with our Lord, humble obedience. Learn how surrender unlocks His blessings for us, centers us in His will and helps us discern His voice in everday life. Our time will consist of home study, teaching DVDs and small group discussion and prayer. 

For more information or to register contact women@fpchouston.org or call 713-620-6507.

First Place For Health

6:30–8:15pm | Mondays | FH 253 

*Spring Session begins January 14

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 on weight management to lead people to make successful choices. Our Spring study will be Forever Changed by Grace Fox. This study will show us how our thoughts impact our attitudes, emotions, and behaviors and how essential it is for us to develop godly thinking patterns in order to be all that God created us to be. 
There is a charge for registration and study materials. For more information or to register, contact Teresa Koops at tkoops@aol.com or Susan Townsend at susan.townsend@gmail.com. 

Entrusted: Women's Mentoring Ministry

We believe that spiritual mentoring relationships are vital to the body of Christ and an important tool in discipleship and spiritual growth, for both the mentor and the mentee.

Entrusted seeks to connect the women of FPC for one-on-one mentoring with the goal of encouragement and nurture in life's challenges and in their relationship with Jesus Christ. The women commit to meeting every other week for a minimum of six months. If you would like more information or if you are looking to be connected with a mentor, contact women@fpchouston.org.

Sandwich Sisters at the Emergency Aid Coalition (EAC)

9:30–11:30am | Thursdays | 5401 Fannin St (two 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. 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.

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 nine circles meet at FPC 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