“And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds.  Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another – and all the more as you see the Day approaching.”

 Hebrews 10: 24-25

Women's Ministry (darker wheat) 400Faith Through Fellowship

There’s something special about being together as women – there is honest conversation, heart-felt encouragement, and laughter, even when we are in different life phases or stages. Best of all, there’s something special about women encouraging each other to know and experience the grace of Jesus Christ. That is our hope and prayer through our ministry with women at 1st Pres. If you are a woman, no matter your marital status, your work status, your age – you will find a place at 1st Pres to journey with each other as we come to know and experience the love of the Lord more.

                                                  See more about Discipleship @ 1st Pres, here:  Discipleship Booklet

Please click on the underlined opportunity for more information.


Women’s Retreat, Feb 2-4, 2018 @ Montreat, NC

Registration is closed.

The Big Three: loving God, loving others, loving ourselves

When asked (tested, really!) about the greatest commandment, Jesus replied: ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’  This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’  What started as a way to trip up Jesus became one of the most well known summaries of what God asks of us.  The greatest commandments are well-known by us, but are we also known and shaped by them?  Tamika Jackson will be leading us in a deeper exploration of what it means  to let every part of our lives be shaped by the three great loves that Jesus holds up for us.   

Speaker:  Rev. Tamika Jackson

Rev. Tamika Jackson

Rev. Tamika Jackson was born and raised in Silver Spring, Maryland.  She began her ministry journey over ten years ago and was ordained in 2014.  She has a passion for Christian Education and is very active in the Christian Education Department of the A.M.E. Zion Church. Prior to relocating to North Carolina, she served as the Pastor of Children, Youth and Young Adults at Judah Temple A.M.E. Zion Church in Mitchellville, Maryland.  Tamika holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Bowie State University and an MBA from Loyola University Maryland.  She is currently pursuing a Master of Divinity/MA in Counseling dual-degree at Wake Forest University. Tamika is a lover of Starbucks coffee, Grey’s Anatomy, and all things yellow.  When she’s not working or studying, she enjoys sleeping and and spending time with her family and friends.


  • $185.00 Full payment for double room



Women’s Bible Study 

The Women’s Bible Study exists for the purpose of bringing women to Christ and discipling them so that their lives glorify God. This is pursued through prayer, worship, personal Bible study, teaching of the Word, and small group discussion.  It is designed for women of all ages, in all stages, and at all places in the spiritual journey.    Women new to Bible Study are welcomed to join any Wed or Thursday.  We meet through the fall (Sept-Nov) and the winter/spring (Jan – April).

On Thursday mornings, an hour of large group teaching and worship is followed by an hour of discussion time.  We begin our time together in the Sanctuary.  There are normally 130-150 women registered.  Wednesday evening we meet in A-211.  Large group teaching is followed by 30-40 minutes of small group.  The average participation is 15-20 women.

We are currently on Christmas break and will return on January 17 (Wed) and 18 (Thursday).  We will be studying the book of Daniel.  For more information about Wed and Thur schedules, and to register, see below.

Wednesday Evening WBS begins January 17, 2018

Evening Women’s Bible Study  (the Book of Daniel)
Wednesdays| 6:30-7:30 pm| Room 211|  WNL dinner at 5:30 (optional)

REGISTER HERE for Wednesday Evening WBS :
Register Here!

We meet every Wednesday in Fall: January 17 through April 25 except Feb 14 (Ash Wednesday) and Apr 4 (Spring break). Children’s Wednesday Night Live programming is available for all ages. Please be sure to sign up your children for Kid Connection (Elementary) or Mustard Seed Club (Preschool). Please contact Melinda Miller for programming for these.  Middle School students go to Connect in B100 (no need to sign up). For WNL dinner, RSVP at 723-1621 x 221 by noon on Monday prior. Payment for class is optional and is $10 per person.

Thursday Morning WBS  begins on January 18, 2018

Morning Women’s Bible Study (the Book of Daniel)
Thursdays| 9:30-11:30| Sanctuary building

REGISTER HERE for Thursday Morning WBS. 
Register Here!

We meet every Thursday:  Jan.18 thru Apr 25 except on March 29 (Maundy Thursday) or  Marcy 29 & April 5 (spring break). Childcare is available from infant through PreK.  For registration questions, contact Christy Alley at uncalley@hotmail.com. Payment for class is optional and is $20 per person.

or mail check to:

First Presbyterian Church
Attn: Sally Faison
300 N. Cherry St.
Winston-Salem, NC 27101

  •  Contact Amy Carlan at 723-1621 x228 if you have any questions.

Women’s Bible Study Media Library

Welcome to our media library. You can find outlines of the lessons under Extras. To listen to lessons from previous studies, visit our WBS Media Archive page

Stephani Eaton - January 26, 2017

The Book of John: Lesson 2

The Book of John: Spring 2017

The Word John 1:1-18

From Series: "The Book of John: Spring 2017"

Women's Bible Study Spring Semester 2017

Lesson 2 Outline     Lesson 3 Outline     Lessoon 4 Outline     Lesson 5 Outline     Lesson 6 Outline     Lesson 7 Outline     Lesson 8 Outline     Lesson 9 Outline     Lesson 10 Outline     Lesson 11 Outline     Lesson 12 Outline     Lesson 13 Outline

More From "The Book of John: Spring 2017"

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MOPS : Mothers of Preschoolers 

1st and 3rd Tuesdays| 9:30-11:30| Fellowship Hall (Sanctuary Building)

MOPS offers busy mothers of preschool aged children a time for friendship and fellowship, while also offering them a chance to enjoy activities, educational programs, and mutual support. MOPS encourages spiritual growth for women as mothers, leaders, and children of God.

To register and for more info visit our MOPS page.


Meet monthly September thru April; future locations may vary.

  • Circle 1/8 – 2nd Monday @ 10:00am, Gallery Lounge.   Contact: Cam Brenegar.
  • Circle 5 – 2nd Monday @ 1:00pm, Gallery Lounge. Contact: Susan Strickland.
  • Circle 7 – 2nd Tuesday @ 10:00 am, meets offsite at various homes.  Contact: Emily Seawell.
  • Circle 9 – 2nd thursday @ 6:00 pm, meets offsite at various homes.  Contact: Glennette Ranson.

Women’s Sunday School Class

Sundays| 10 am| B-209, 2nd floor of Office Bldg B

  • Format: Women of all ages studying scripture and discussing Christian living. Questions? Email  amyc@1stpres.com for more information