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Choose one of the ways to register for Women's Bible Studies:

  • Contact Joyce in the church office - click here

  • Call leaders for additional information

  • If you would like to pay for books online that were ordered by the church,

click here.


Encounter with God

Mondays @ 5:30 p.m., Library Northwest branch
Led by Virginia Sicola, 353-6204, via Zoom - ongoing study

Meeting via Zoom until the library opens - contact leader for info.

Get Out of Your Head by Jennie Allen

Mondays @ 5:30 p.m. (starts Sep 14)

Led by Emily Wood, 418-0404 & Mary McWhorter, 679-2736, via Zoom

Click here for Zoom link, Meeting ID: 288 013 0600, Password: firstpres

Book of "Revelation"
Tuesdays @ 10:00 a.m. (contact leader for start date & location)
Led by Mary Mullin, 382-7735

Studies for Working Women
Will study Crazy Love by Francis Chan
Tuesdays @ 12:00 p.m. via Zoom (contact leader for Zoom info)-(starts Sep 16)
Led by Jill Goodrich, 355-1924

Trustworthy, A Study of I & II Kings by Lysa TerKeurst
Tuesdays @ 1:30 p.m., (starts Sep 15)
Led by Shauneen Hatfield, 626-9419
Room 209 at First Pres (with masks & socially distanced)

Study of book of Genesis (in depth)

Tuesdays @ 6:30 p.m. meeting via Zoom - (starts Aug 18)

Led by Holly Haines, 949-939-0094 (contact leader with questions)

Click here for Zoom link, Meeting ID: 832 4028 0064

Book of "John"
Wednesdays @ 10:15 a.m. via Zoom - (starts Sep 9)

Led by Community Bible Study: register at
Questions? Call Shelley Chaloupka, 433-7453

Book of "Proverbs"
Wednesdays @ 10:00 a.m. (postponed to 2021)
Led by Barbara Harrison, 358-2243

Get Out of Your Head by Jennie Allen
Thursdays @ 10:00 a.m. (postponed to start Oct 1)
Please RSVP to Emily if attending!
Led by Emily Wood, 418-0404 & Peggy Smith, 674-0486, via Zoom
and in Room 304 at First Pres (childcare available - please make a reservation)
Click here for Zoom link, Meeting ID: 288 013 0600, Password: firstpres


The Invisible War by Chip Ingram

Thursdays @ 11:45 a.m. - starts Sep 10

Led by Tracie Brooks, 679-2658
Room 304 at First Pres (with masks & socially distanced)



If you missed any of these encouraging women's testimonies, listen to them here!
Week of Apr 5:  Introduction from Emily Wood, Kelli Glass, Virginia Maynard
Week of Apr 12: Anne Kathryn Currie, Beth Throckmorton
Week of Apr 19: Denise Carter, Allie Proffer
Week of Apr 26: Sarah Cline, Laurie Pinkston
Week of May 3: Lezly Welch, Hannah Moore
Week of May 10: Shelley Chaloupka
Week of May 17: Claire, Vicki & Abby Keister, Brooklyn Priest, Channing Burney, Dannie Hoving (summer youth intern)
Week of May 24: LuLu Cowan
Week of June 1: Phyllis Fields

Week of July 13: Sarah Griffin

Week of Aug 17: Nancy Turner

Bible Studies & Resources for Women

from Emily Wood

I know this is not as good as sitting together around a table looking at each other’s beautiful smiling faces; however, God has given us technology and podcasts and apps, and I’m pretty sure they are “for such a time as this” (Esther 4:14), so let’s use them for all they are worth while we wait!  Please look over the list below of online opportunities and study resources, and let me know what you think! 

  -- A great Bible study resource from Jennie Allen is the IF:Gathering app you can download to your phone for free.  Access the current daily Bible study here.

 -- IF:TV is also a new resource you can find by clicking here.

-- Proverbs 31 Ministries, run by Lysa Terkeurst (click here), includes all kinds of resources, including the First Five Daily Bible Study app (click here).  Both are highly recommended by Shauneen Hatfield and other women in our church.


 -- The Bible Recap (click here) is recommended by Shelley Chaloupka.  You can find The Bible Recap plan on the YouVersion Bible app many of us already have on our phones (click here). You can also subscribe to The Bible Recap podcast.  This is a great way to get into the Word of God!

 -- Study Gateway (click here) is recommended by Laurie Pinkston.  It includes access to more than 2,500 video Bible studies from all our favorite teachers. You can get a free trial on this site to check it out.  Please let me know if you are interested in this, and we can purchase a church account to share with all of you!  Several of the studies have been mentioned in our women’s testimony videos:


 -- ChurchSource (click here) is another great resource.  Shauneen Hatfield shared they are promoting two free online Bible studies coming up soon:

  • Starting May 24 is a study by Jennie Lusko (click here), and

  • Starting June 2 is a study by Candace Payne (click here).

 -- Lifeway Women’s Online Bible Studies (click here). There are all kinds of resources here, including studies from Beth Moore, Priscilla Shirer and more.

Women's Retreat is now set for 2021!
Bring a friend and join First Pres women in beautiful 
Santa Fe, New Mexico at the Drury Inn, September 10-12, 2021 to focus on:

Moving Mountains - Building Mountain-Moving Faith


"For truly, I say to you, if you have faith like a grain of mustard seed,

you will say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it will move,

and nothing will be impossible for you."  Matthew 17:20

 -- Sign ups online will return in the future or call Joyce in the church office for more info.

 -- Request a registration form from Joyce in the church office.

If cost is a question, registration is set up so payments can be made that fit your budget -
we'll let you know the deadline in advance so there will plenty of time to pay it over time. 
We want as many as possible to join us at this retreat!  

Please prayerfully consider joining us!

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If you like to cook and would like to bring joy and comfort to someone that is recovering from a hospital or rehab stay, then this is the ministry for you. The blessings you bring to someone with only a simple meal mean so much!  If you would like to find out how to help in this ministry, please contact Joyce in the church office.  They will be glad to hear from you.

First Pres Women's Leadership for 2020

Click here.

(If you need contact info for any of these women, please call Charlotte in the church office to set up a password for access to the online directory.)

If you are being led to shield others through prayer, please contact Rita at 672-5555 or call Joyce at 373-4242.  This ministry needs you!

Sharon Glasgow is an energetic, motivational speaker, business owner, writer, wife, mother of five grown daughters, grammy to 12 grandchildren, and lover of Jesus! Her messages compel audiences to live FULLY in the POWER of Christ! She believes and lives “Nothing is impossible for God” her audiences leave events with faith charged to believe this paramount truth.  She is a member of the Proverbs 31 Ministries speaking team. She is a contributing author for; Real-Life Devotional Bible for Women, Encouragement for Today, God’s Purpose for Every Woman, For the Write Reason, and The Reason We Speak. Her and her husband Dale live on an organic farm in Fredericksburg, VA. Their barn is a highly sought after wedding venue, they minister to thousands every year on the farm. She’s also a nutritionist and leads workshops.

Meet our First Pres

Director of Women's Ministry
Emily Wood

I am honored and so excited to introduce myself as the Director of Women’s Ministry at First Pres! My husband, Casey, and I have been members since 2005, were married in the church in 2006, and both of our girls, Marienne (8) and Noelle (6), were baptized here. My parents, Dan and Mary McWhorter, are members here too since moving to Amarillo a few years ago, and several of our other family members are also members here at First Pres! Our lives have been immeasurably enriched as we’ve experienced God’s grace and love to us through this church community over the past 14 years. One of my favorite memories is planning the Women’s Retreat in 2009 along with a wonderful and helpful group of friends. I was also privileged to serve on the Vision Path team in 2008, Howard’s senior pastor nominating committee in 2009-10, and as an Elder from 2014-2016. Casey and I were also blessed early in our marriage to get to facilitate a young couples home group on Wednesday nights from 2007-2016, and another joy for me is getting to occasionally host the 1105 service downstairs in a space my own husband renovated for our church!

I’m thankful for the many strong ties God has given us to First Pres, and I’m in awe and so grateful for how He led me into this new role as well. My hope is that I can get to know each of you women in our church better and spend more time with those of you I already know! I look forward to supporting the incredible work God is already doing here among our Women’s Ministry thanks to the leadership of Sherrie Lovato and others. My vision is to continue to grow Women’s Ministry and make it a more visible and accessible part of our church so that each woman knows she has a place here at First Pres; to strengthen the ties between our different generations of women through mentoring relationships so that our older women can guide our younger women with wisdom, peace, and perspective; and to take what we learn in our studies and small groups and put it into practice by reaching out and making a difference in our community. I’m looking forward to the future and all that God has planned for us here at First Pres, and I’m so thankful to get to be a part of it!

First Presbyterian Women

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a place to belong, to be nurtured in your faith and to use your talents to build Christ's Kingdom!

First Presbyterian Church offers anointed worship, passionate Bible studies and opportunities for fellowship with a body of believers!

We invite you to join us as we work together to create a current, relevant, Bible-based, mission-minded environment where women of all ages and backgrounds come together to drink from the well of living water that may only be found through Christ Jesus!

Child care is available with advance reservations for group meetings and events.  To check for availability and make reservations, please email Debbie or call 373-4242. She can give you availability options. Reservations are on a first come, first served basis. Please give as much advance notice as possible if you need child care.  If child care has been reserved and your group is not meeting for any reason, please remember to let Debbie know ASAP, so she may notify the scheduled child care givers and cancel!

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