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Women's Ministry

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. 



So I've Got a Question . . . Counseling Edition

What do I do with recurring feelings of shame and guilt? How can I best parent my teenager struggling with anxiety? What are the do’s and don’ts of reaching out to someone who has recently suffered a tough loss? What is my role when there’s opposition between my adult children? How do I set (and keep) healthy boundaries in difficult relationships?
These questions were asked last year at our Women’s Ministry Summer Luncheon, "So I’ve Got a Question . . . Counseling Edition." Do you have similar questions? Join us this year! We’ll have a panel of counselors, led by Sherry Kadair, Director of Baton Rouge Christian Counseling Center, and also featuring Kaci Treadaway, Dr. John Otzenberger, Joel Gilbert and Stacy House.
All in attendance are free to ask the panel an anonymous question about emotional, relational or spiritual wellness.
Thursday, June 29
11 am-1 pm 
FPC Reception Room
Soups, Salads, Sips & Sweets
$10 per person
Childcare provided

"Hallowed Be Thy Name" Summer Study

Knowing Our Triune God More Intimately by Exploring His Names in Scripture

Our Father God is all-powerful, all-knowing, indescribable and incomprehensible. And yet, throughout the Old Testament, he reveals himself through his names, which exemplify human characteristics that we can understand.

The Lord is My Banner (Nissi). The Lord That Heals (Rapha). The Lord Is There (Shammah). The Lord Will Provide (Yireh). The Lord Is Peace (Shalom). In what ways do these names deepen our knowledge of him and reveal how we can access him? How did Jesus embody these names during his life on Earth? How do we experience these names in our own lives today through the power of the Holy Spirit?
Join Women’s Ministry this summer as we explore God’s lesser known, but powerful names found in Scripture and contemplate the ways in which each name draws us into a unique, personal relationship with him. We have a wonderful lineup of teachers including Jaime Carnaggio, Katie Schellack, Mitzi Barber, Sarah Rath, Katie Forsthoff and our beloved friend (and the wife of our former Associate Pastor Alec Flynt), Arden Flynt.
This year, we will meet at the home of Amber McConnell and offer light refreshments. What a joy to be in a more intimate and relaxed setting as we study God’s names together.
Four Wednesdays in July:
July 5, 12, 19 and 26
6.30-8 pm (Come at 6.15 for fellowship!)
4352 Woodside Drive
Please contact Jaime Carnaggio for more information.

Daughters of the King

Look at the nations and watch and be utterly amazed. For I am going to do something in your days that you would not believe, even if you were told (Habakkuk 1: 5)
Daughters of the King Ministry exists to build meaningful community for single/divorced
women through study, fellowship, and prayer. We desire to provide a supportive and vibrant space to pursue our God-ordained identity for hope and abundance in the Lord. No matter what your marital or relational status, you can confidently claim your title as a Daughter of the King. 
Email Sara Green Mele or Melissa Miley for more information at






Women’s Ministry holds four events annually (one each season!) that are geared toward intergenerational fellowship, food and devotion. We also organize monthly “decade” socials that are meant to serve as fun-filled opportunities to gather outside of the church walls with women in your age range.
Scheduled Upcoming Events:

Ladies' Night of Testimony & Fellowship
Friday, October 14, 6-9 pm
Location TBD
Advent Brunch
Saturday, December 10, 11 am-1 pm
Location TBD
If you are interested in hosting one of our socials or helping with any Women’s Ministry events, please email Emily Viguerie.


Women's Ministry Advisory Council

The purpose of the Women’s Ministry Advisory Council is to come alongside the Director of Women’s Ministry, helping to serve our collective and individual needs. The council members partner with the director in the areas of fellowship, discipleship, prayer and Bible study.
The 2022-23 Council Partners are: Mitzi Barber, Paige Davis, Sharon Dixon, Judy McGimsey (elder), Katie Schellack, Suzie Thompson (elder), Kaci Treadaway, Ashley Wood and Claire Zak.
Director of Women's Ministry
Jaime Carnaggio
Director, Program Support
Sherry McKinley
Women's Ministry Elders
Judy McGimsey
Suzie Thompson


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