We are excited to introduce a NEW idea for a small group called
Talk. Pray. Know.
This small group led by Denise Carter will share with each other what is hurting, read a Psalm of comfort, and pray together. If you have experienced death of a child or family member, isolation, caring for elderly parents or spouse, or other types of challenge or loss, Talk. Pray. Know. would be a place to listen, offer prayer (not advice), a place where everyone gets a turn, and a place to be known. Please call or text Emily at 418.0404 if interested or would like more information. For a preview from Denise, click here.
BIBLE STUDIES FOR WOMEN
Scroll down for info on new groups!
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,
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
Book of "Revelation"
Tuesdays @ 10:00 a.m. (contact leader for more info)
Led by Mary Mullin, 382-7735
Books of "I & II Peter"
Led by Beth Throckmorton, 683-0288
Tuesdays @ 10:30 a.m. (contact leader for more info)
6305 Jameson Road
Please RSVP if you plan to attend.
Children welcome-please call in advance
to let leader know.
Studies for Working Women:
Fervent Prayer by Priscilla Shirer
Tuesdays @ 12:00 p.m. (ongoing)
Meeting via Zoom (contact leader for Zoom info)
Led by Jill Goodrich, 679-5015
Want a preview? click here
Book of "Genesis" (in depth)
Tuesdays @ 6:30 p.m. (via Zoom-contact leader for more info)
Led by Holly Haines, 949-939-0094
Click here for Zoom link, Meeting ID: 832 4028 0064, wait for entry
or call 1-356-248-7799-same ID-wait for entry
Book of "Proverbs"
Led by Barbara Harrison, 358-2243
Wednesdays @ 10:00 a.m.
Postponed for now
Book of "John"
Wednesdays @ 10:15 a.m. via Zoom
Led by Community Bible Study: register at
Questions? Call Joyce at 373-4242
Discerning the Voice of God by Priscilla Shirer
Thursdays @ 10:00 a.m. (starts Jan 14)-Want a preview? click here
Led by Emily Wood, 418-0404 & Peggy Smith, 674-0486
Room 304 at First Pres (childcare available - please make a reservation) &
via Zoom, click here for Zoom link, Meeting ID: 288 013 0600, Password: firstpres
Whisper by Mark Patterson
Thursdays @ 11:45 a.m. (ongoing)
Led by Tracie Brooks, 679-2658
Room 206 at the church-contact leader with interest
NEW GROUP STARTING APRIL 22!
We are thrilled to offer a new group for actively working women!
Will meet every other Thursday @ 6:00 p.m. (starts April 22)
Home of Robin Terry, 806-433-7005
Questions or need more info? Call Robin at the number above or
Denise S. at 681-7541.
Watch encouraging women's testimonies here!
Testimonies from earlier this year - click here.
Week of Aug 17: Nancy Turner
Week of Sep 21: Anna McCay
Week of Oct 26: Michal-ann Bell
Week of Nov 30: Virginia Sicola
Partners in Prayer
meets in the Chapel at the church on Wednesdays 10 - 11:00 a.m.
We would love to lift you up in prayer. We would love for you to join us as we step back to be still and talk to God.
For more info or to ask for prayer, contact Emily at 418-0404 or Michal-ann at 570-5244.
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 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 & 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.
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 are open (click here) 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!
More about our featured speaker:
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.
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 IS AVAILABLE FOR BIBLE STUDY GROUPS, ETC!
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!