A few of our favorite free Daily Advent devotionals:
By Biola University’s Center for Christianity, Culture, and the Arts: https://ccca.biola.edu/events/2021/nov/28/advent-project-2021/
By Jill and Stuart Briscoe:
By Paul David Tripp:
BIBLE STUDIES, PRAYER & SMALL GROUPS
FOR WOMEN - FALL 2021
To check out these groups, keep scrolling!
To get more info or register for Women's Bible Studies:
Contact Joyce in the church office - click here
Call one of the leaders listed below
Pay online for books ordered through the church, click here.
Encounter with God
Mondays @ 5:30 p.m. (ongoing)
Led by Virginia Sicola, 353-6204
Meeting via Zoom until the library opens
Click here for Zoom link, Meeting ID: 549 919 0602, PW: 5aBNCT
or call 1-346-248-7799-same ID- PW: 556573
Tuesdays @ 10:00 a.m., starts Sep 14
Revelation Bible Study
Led by Mary Mullin, 382-7735 - (space limited-contact leader if interested)
6406 Grantham Drive
Tuesdays @ 10:30 a.m., starts Sep 14
(Topic to be determined)
Led by Beth Throckmorton, 683-0288
6305 Jameson Road
Please call in advance to let leader know you are coming.
Children are welcome!
Studies for Working Women, new study starts Sep 21
Discerning the Voice of God by Priscilla Shirer
Tuesdays @ 12:00 p.m. (ongoing)
Meeting via Zoom (contact leader for Zoom info)
Led by Jill Goodrich, 679-5015
++++COMING OCT 26++++
"Who Needs Christmas?" by Andy Stanley*
Tuesdays @ 2:00 p.m., Room 209 at church
Led by Shauneen Hatfield, 626-9419
*We highly encourage you to attend the companion
study in the spring "Why Easter Matters" starting Mar 22.
Partners in Prayer (ongoing)
Wednesdays @ 10:00 a.m., First Pres Chapel
Led by Michal-ann Bell, 570-5244 & Emily Wood, 418-0404
All are welcome!
Community Bible Study: Job, Colossians, Revelation
Wednesdays @ 10:25 a.m., starts Sep 1
Register online at https://amarillo.cbsclass.org/
Questions? Call Linda Warrick, 236-3600
"Heaven" by Randy Alcorn, starts Sep 16
Thursdays @ 10 a.m., Room 304
Led by Hannah Byars, 570-3223 and Emily Wood, 418-0404
Childcare available with advance reservations.
More Than Enough! (Worship, Prayer, Bible Study), starts Sep 23
Thursdays 9:30 - 11:30 a.m., 4108 Paramount Blvd
Led by Sherrie Lovato, 477-8241, Rita Morrow & Tanya Sluder
Childcare available with advance reservations.
Where Do We Go From Here? by David Jeremiah
Thursdays @ 11:45 a.m., Room 206, starts Oct 7
Led by Tracie Brooks, 679-2658
+++NEW STUDY GROUP FOR WORKING WOMEN+++
"Job" by Lisa Harper
1st & 3rd Thursdays @ 6:00 p.m.
Home of Robin Terry, 806-433-7005
Questions? Call Robin (number above) or Denise S. at 681-7541.
Thursdays @ 6:30 p.m., "Murray's House", 3614 SW 6th Street (ongoing)
Led by Denise Carter, 279-0462
Book of Exodus - Starts Sep 25
Saturdays @ 9:00 a.m., meeting via Zoom
Led by Holly Haines, 949-939-0094
Zoom ID: 832 4028 0064, then wait for entry
Emails from Emily
Women's 2021 Bible Studies & more!- Jan 7-click here
Gift of Resurrection &
New Groups-Mar 31-click here
Gift of the Kingdom of God!
and Invites-May 6-
Gift of Spiritual Strength!
& Invites from First Pres
Gift of Community
Jun 29 - click here
Gift of Rest
Jul 29 - click here
Gift of Trust & 2021 Fall
Bible Studies - Aug 25
Gift of Discipline & Other
News from First Pres
Gift of Gratitude from First Pres Women - Nov 18 - click here
meets 2nd Tuesday of each month
next meeting is Tuesday, Dec. 14
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Home of Virginia Maynard
For more info, call Emily, 418-0404
What is CONNECT Mentoring Ministry?
It is a ministry of love. Committed older Godly women from First Presbyterian Church who desire to connect with younger women in prayerfully matched pairs will establish
one-on-one relationships as they walk together through life in Christ. These pairs will meet regularly to discover spiritual gifts, share accomplishments, joys, frustrations, failures, and fellowship. The wisdom and Biblical legacies the mentors have will demonstrate to the younger women how to know God more intimately, to establish a lifestyle that includes Jesus, and to build a legacy founded on Christ. Connecting with one another now will build Christ-centered legacies that will bless families and the church today as well as the generations of tomorrow. If this ministry is one you would like to be a part of, please email Emily at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Joyce in the church office.
Learning to Move Mountains at Women's Retreat in Santa Fe!
Lots of great connections and relationship building happened at this year's Ladies & Little Ladies Tea! Take a look at the pictures below
and see for yourself -- what a blessing!
First Pres Women's Leadership for 2021
(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.)
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 below are some ways to take advantage of it! Please look over the list below of online opportunities and study resources. Contact Emily at 350-5218 for questions and to give feedback.
-- A great Bible study resource from Jennie Allen is the IF:Gathering website. Various Bible studies - click 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 & Vicki Keister. Vicki says "I have for two years now read the Bible through and listened to the podcast. I think it would be amazing for others to know about it." 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:
Lezly Welch recommends: It's Not Supposed to be This Way by Lysa TerKeurst.
Shelley Chaloupka recommends: The Rock, The Road and The Rabbi by Kathie Lee Gifford
-- ChurchSource (click here) is another great resource.
-- Lifeway Women’s Online Bible Studies (click here). There are all kinds of resources here, including studies from Beth Moore, Priscilla Shirer and more.
First Presbyterian Women
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 may be available with advance reservations. To check for availability and make reservations, please email Debbie or call her at 373-4242. 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!