“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
Faith 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 First Pres. If you are a woman, no matter your marital status, your work status, your age – you will find a place at First Pres to journey with each other as we come to know and experience the love of the Lord more.
See more about Discipleship at First Pres, here: Discipleship Booklet
Women’s Bible Study
Fall Update (Registration is open!)
Like everything in our lives right now, our classic Women’s Bible study will look different than in the past. But instead of throwing up our hands and saying, “WBS is cancelled” or “I just can’t engage with the Lord,” we want to creatively live into our constraints and let the Lord do a work beyond our imagination and we want to invite EVERY woman to join us in the ways in which she is able!
To that end, our current plan is to have, 1) Flexible “Curriculum” and 2) Flexible Discussion Group Options
This fall, we will be studying Jesus’ parables, using a study that Sally Breedlove has written. The WBS writing team will be tinkering with the curriculum, with Sally’s permission, to include various ways to engage with the text. So, if you want a classic inductive study, it will be there! But if you can’t squeeze in one more thing, there will be ways for you to engage with the Scripture while you do normal life.
We will make the curriculum available to anyone who would like it, even if you end up doing the study yourself, or put it on a shelf for later (or leave in an email folder. The curriculum will come electronically, with printed copies on request)
Flexible Discussion Group Options
We know that one schedule will not work for everyone, nor one style. So we are encouraging and offering these options for discussion and prayer:
1. None. If you want the curriculum, but don’t have the space for discussion with others, that’s okay!
2. Find a spiritual companion/group. If you want to use the curriculum and find a friend, or group of friends, to get together and discuss, that’s great. If you do get together with others, outside of the formalized groups offered by the church, we ask that you either Zoom or graciously follow all health guidelines if you meet in-person (guidelines will be provided).
3. Zoom Discussion Group. We will offer two formal times for Zoom Discussion Groups: Wednesday, 7:00-8:00/15pm and Thursday 9:30-10:30/45am. These groups will begin with 15 minutes of large group time, that may include a short devotional and prayer, and then we will break into smaller groups for discussion. The same women will be in the same smaller discussion groups each week.
4. TBD (depending on hosts/facilitators): In-person, Outdoor Group. If we have any women willing to host, and/or facilitate an outdoor, in-person group while graciously following health guidelines, we will make this an option.
Bible Study discussion groups will officially start September 16/17.
What an amazing Lord we follow, the One who makes life flourish even in our constraints! Let’s follow Jesus with joy.