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

11am | Tuesdays 

New study begins May 12th, groups will meet via ZOOM

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 May 12th, we will begin The Prayer Course, an 8 week journey in learning to pray with power and understanding using the Lord's Prayer. We will view online sessions and use online study guides independently and then meet to discuss in small groups on Tuesday mornings at 11am. Optional reading is the companion book, How to Pray: A Simple Guide for Normal People by Pete Grieg. This study on prayer could not be more relevant and helpful for this specific time. We would love for you to join us. 
For more information or to register, contact women@fpchouston.org 

First Moms

8pm | Tuesdays | Zoom

First Moms is a group for mothers of young children. All women in the throes of motherhood are invited to join them. They are currently using the online study, Love God Greatly, which encourages meditating and journaling scripture. Discussion of the study as well as support and prayer for each other we parent little ones, is every Tuesday evening at 8pm. 

For more information contact 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. January 28:  Where the Crawdads Sing  by Delia Owens
  2. February 25:  Feeling the Shift: Cancer, Faith and Kindergarten Art by Patricia Clark
  3. March 24:  The Haymakers: A Chronicle of Five Farm Families by Steven R. Hoffbeck

April 28:  Ordinary Grace by William Kent Kreuger
May 26:  Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey by Countess of Carnarvon

For more information contact women@fpchouston.org

Salt and Light

7-8:30pm | Thursdays | Zoom

Summer Session begins May 28th.
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 May 28th we will begin our study of Psalm 23: The Shepherd with Us by Jennifer Rothschild. For our time together we will view Jennifer's teaching video and discuss the workbook homework together. For many, the Psalms have been speaking to us during this time of COVID. Through this study on Psalm 23, we will meditate on God's care for us, our assurance of His presence with us and our need to need Him, our good shepherd. You can purchase the workbook through Amazon or Lifeway. 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 women@fpchouston.org or call 713-620-6507.

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 take a break for the summer. Contact us for information about the fall study. 
Our eight 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