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FPC Women's Ministry Vision

The mission of First Presbyterian Church Women’s Ministry is to nurture women as they grow deeper in Christ and further into the world through studying God’s Word, partnering in prayer, cultivating meaningful relationships and gathering in intentional life-on-life fellowship. Our prayer is that every woman feels poured into, supported and has a place and a purpose in our church body as we encourage each other as ambassadors of the gospel. This is a joint effort of all six of our “buckets” of Women’s Ministry.

1. Bible Studies

Weekly opportunities to grow deeper in Christ through prayer and study of God’s Word. 

2 Timothy 3: 16-17:  All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.

Women’s Ministry Study     
Teacher: Elizabeth Parker            

     Wednesdays  1.30-2.30 pm
     Wednesdays  6.30-8 pm
     Thursdays  9.30-11 am (childcare offered)

Mom’s Study
Teacher: Jaime Carnaggio

     Thursdays  9.30-11 am (childcare offered)

The Prophets Study
Teacher: Lisa Head

     Wednesdays  6.30-7.30 am

Interested in leading a Bible study? Contact Elizabeth Parker or Jaime Carnaggio to learn more!

2. Circles 

Monthly opportunities for meaningful fellowship through a cohesive Scripture-based book study, prayer time, and service.

Philippians 1: 3-5:  I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy, because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now.

1st Tuesday @ 9.45 am
Member Homes
1st Tuesday @ 9.45 am
(Sept. meeting is the 2nd Tuesday)
Home of Sally Graves
2nd Thursday @ 6.30 pm
Home of Mary Blumentritt
2nd Tuesday @ 10 am
Member Homes
1st Friday @ 1 pm
Home of Sara Blankenstein
2nd Tuesday @ 6.30 pm
Albasha (Citiplace)
3rd Wednesday @ 5 pm
Bistro Byronz on Government
1st Thursday @ Noon
Church Library
2nd Tuesday @ 6.30 pm
Member Homes
Interested in joining or leading a circle? Contact Elizabeth Parker or Jaime Carnaggio to learn more!

3. Events

Quarterly opportunities to gather intergenerationally for devotion, service, fellowship and fun. 

Proverbs 31: 31   Honor her for all her hands have done, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.

Spring Picnic      Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Summer BBQ & Service Project      Saturday, July 20, 2019
Fall Stay-treat/Retreat      November 1-2, 2019
Advent Brunch      Saturday in December

Interested in serving on an event committee? Contact Elizabeth Parker or Jaime Carnaggio to learn more!


4. Counseling Seminar

Annual opportunity to hear professional counselors and Women’s Ministry leaders lead a seminar and discuss relevant issues in the lives of women. 

Psalm 32: 8:  I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you.

5. One-on-One Discipleship

Opportunities to intentionally walk alongside other women in intimate prayer, encouraging one another in gospel truth and love. 

Hebrews 10: 24-25:  And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.

6. Leadership Development

Opportunities to become equipped and trained to lead, teach, and serve within the church and community. 

1 Peter 5: 1-3:  So I exhort the elders among you, as a fellow elder and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, as well as a partaker in the glory that is going to be revealed: shepherd the flock of God that is among you, exercising oversight, not under compulsion, but willingly, as God would have you; not for shameful gain, but eagerly; not domineering over those in your charge, but being examples to the flock.


Director of Women's Ministy
Elizabeth Parker

Assitant Director of Women's Ministry
Jaime Carnaggio

Director, Program Support
Sherry McKinley

Women's Ministry Elders
Judy McGimsey
Linda Glisson

Women's Ministry Counsel
Meets quarterly (or as needed) to discuss all "buckets" of Women's Ministry, offer feedback and troubleshoot issues. 


Book Suggestions for Devotional Life

The All-Sufficient God
by Martyn Lloyd-Jones

Jesus Calling: Enjoying Peace in His Presence—Devotions for Every Day of the Year
by Sarah Young

Jesus Storybook Bible: Every Story Whispers His Name
by Sally Lloyd-Jones

Morning and Evening
by Charles Haddon Spurgeon

The Prodigal God: Recovering the Heart of the Christian Faith
by Tim Keller

The Return of the Prodigal Son
by Henri Nouwen

The Screwtape Letters
by C.S. Lewis

Valley of Vision: A Collection of Puritan Prayers and Devotions
by Arthur G. Bennett (Editor)

Book Suggestions on Marriage and Family, Finance, and Sexuality

Desperate Marriages: Moving Toward Hope and Healing in Your Relationship
Hope for the Separated: Wounded Marriages Can Be Healed

by Gary Chapman

His Needs, Her Needs
by Willard F. Harley, Jr.

How to Manage Your Money: An In-Depth Bible Study On Personal Finances
by Larry Burkett

Our Greatest Gift: A Meditation on Dying and Caring
by Henri J.M. Nouwen

On the Threshold of Hope: Opening the Door to Healing for Survivors of Sexual Abuse
by Diane Mandt Langberg

Sacred Marriage: What if God Designed Marriage to Make Us Holy More Than to Make Us Happy?
by Gary Thomas

Sex and the Supremacy of Christ
by John Piper and Justin Taylor

The Silence of Adam: Becoming Men of Courage in a World of Chaos
by Larry Crabb

The Wounded Heart: Hope for Adult Victims of Childhood Sexual Abuse
by Dan B. Allender

Book Suggestions for Further Study

According to the Plan: The Unfolding Revelation of God in the Bible
by Graeme Goldsworthy

Breaking the Idols of Your Heart: How to Navigate the Temptations of Life
by Dan B. Allender and Tremper Longman III

The Cross
Studies in the Sermon on the Mount

by D.M. Lloyd Jones

Counterfeit Gods: The Empty Promises of Money, Sex, and Power, and the Only Hope that Matters
The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism

by Tim Keller

The End of the Beginning: Revelation 21-22 and the Old Testament
by William J. Dumbrell

The Four Loves
Mere Christianity

by C.S. Lewis

From Eden to the New Jerusalem: An Introduction to Biblical Theology
by T. Desmond Alexander

The God Who is There: Finding Your Place in God's Story
by DA Carson

Gospel Women: Studies of the Named Women in the Gospels
Jesus and the Eyewitnesses: The Gospels as Eyewitness Testimony

Richard Bauckham

Growing Your Faith: How to Mature in Christ
by Jerry Bridges

Keeping the Sabbath Wholly
by Marva Dawn

The Shadow of Christ in the Law of Moses
by Vern S. Poythress

Simply Christian: Why Christianity Makes Sense
by N.T. Wright

Spiritual Theology: A Systematic Study of the Christian Life
by Simon Chan

Surprised by Grace: God's Relentless Pursuit of Rebels
by Tullian Tchividjian

The Unfolding Mystery: Discovering Christ in the Old Testament
by Edmund P. Clowney

When the Darkness Will Not Lift: Doing What we Can While We Wait for God
by John Piper

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