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Women's Ministry

SEASONAL UPDATE

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 and other methods 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!

Please visit our Sunday School or Small Groups page to connect with other community groups. 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. For updates on how women's groups will continue to connect, please contact women@fpchouston.org.

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.

DISCIPLESHIP RESOURCES

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

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

Spring Study begins Jan 14th


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 worship; teaching with our Bible leader JoNell Gerland and FPC staff; small group discussion and prayer. We also have regular opportunities to take part in service and outreach together.  

This spring we will be studying spiritual disciplines and practices with  Liturgy of the Ordinary by Tish Harrison Warren
In the overlooked moments and routines of our day, we can become aware of God's presence in surprising ways. How do we embrace the sacred in the ordinary and the ordinary in the sacred? Discover the holiness in the everyday and the practices that shape our faith.

Childcare is available for infants through 4 yrs of age. Newborns are welcome in the class if desired. 

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


First Moms

10am-12pm | Tuesdays | Living Room | Fellowship at 9:30am

Spring Session begins Jan 7
First Moms invites women in the throes of motherhood to come - just as you are! Gather with other mothers of young children 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.

Our time will consist of worship, Bible study and discussion as well as time for group prayers and praises. We regularly take part in mission projects together as well as outside social events. 

This spring we will be using the online Bible study resource, Love God Greatly and their study Growing through Prayer

Childcare is available for infants through 4yrs old for $5 per family 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 the books we read.
Here is our book list for the fall:

  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 | Fellowship begins at 6:45pm | FH 253

Spring Session begins Jan 16
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.

Our spring study will be Job: A Story of  Unlikely Joy by Lisa Harper
In this 7-session study, discover the redemptive facet of Job’s suffering. Learn to view pain as a way to strengthen your faith, point others to the gospel, and trust in the Lord. Because His providence will never take you to a place where His grace will not sustain you. 
For more information or to register contact women@fpchouston.org or call 713-620-6507.


First Place For Health

6:30–8:15pm | Mondays | FH253

Spring Session begins Jan 13

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. Cost for first time members is $120, to cover teaching and participant materials, $20 for each subsequent semester.

 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 | 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 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. Our fall study will be Philippians: Guide to Joy by Ronald Klug.

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