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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.
 

The ABCs of Women's Ministry . . .

 

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Advisory Council

The Women's Ministry Advisory Council comes alongside the Director of Women’s Ministry helping serve our collective and individual needs. The 2023-24 council members are Bonnie Adams, Mitzi Barber (Deacon), Sharon Dixon, Lauren Fowler, Kristina Graham, Martha Juban (Elder), Katie Schellack, Suzie Thompson (Elder), Ashley Wood, and Claire Zak.
 
Director of Women's Ministry
Jaime Carnaggio
jaime@fpcbr.org
 
 

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Bible Study

Bible study helps you deepen your relationship in Christ through expository study of God’s Word. Bible studies meet weekly in the fall and spring semesters and for a special summer study during the month of July. 
 
Women’s Jonah July Study
 
The story of Jonah is one of the most well-known and yet most misunderstood stories in the Bible. An angry prophet disobeys God and is swallowed by a whale, but there’s so much more to it than that! This story highlights God’s boundless compassion toward a rebellious people and his relentless pursuit of his beloved, prodigal prophet Jonah.  
 
Join Women’s Ministry this July, on the heels of Gerrit’s June sermon series on Jonah, to further experience the depths of God’s mercy and grace as the story unfolds. May we feel God’s persistent, loving pursuit of us—how he uses our circumstances (both the good and the bad) to work in and through us. He meets us right where we are (whether we are running away from him or toward him) in order to mold us and shape into who he created us to be.
 
Tuesdays in July, starting the second week: July 9, 16, 23, 30
6–7.30 pm at the home of Amber McConnell
Light refreshments
 
 

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Circles

Circles provide meaningful fellowship through a cohesive Scripture-based book study and time of prayer. Circles meet monthly from September through May. Contact Jaime Carnaggio to become part of a Circle (jaime@fpcbr.org).

2023-2024 Circle Study
 
In Praying the Lord's Prayer, J.I. Packer presents an encouraging truth. Prayer is the most natural activity in which we ever engage. We were created to pray. And our Lord Jesus has given us a powerful model for prayer, helping us better understand the privilege it is to pray, the power it has and the purpose behind it. 
 
Join one of Women’s Ministry’s Circles this year as we carefully consider the truth of each phrase of the Lord’s Prayer, applying it to our own lives in such a way that we experience more intimate conversation with him. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Daughters of the King

Daughters of the King exists to build meaningful community for single adult women through discipleship, fellowship and prayer. We desire to provide a supportive and intentional space to share experiences, fears, burdens and hopes to foster a renewed awareness of our union in Christ.
 
Email Jaime Carnaggio for more information (jaime@fpcbr.org). 
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).
 
 

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Events

Events allow us to gather for devotion, food and fellowship. We have four intergenerational events annually (one each season), as well as casual monthly socials targeting a specific decade. If you are interested in hosting one of our socials or helping with any Women’s Ministry events, please email Emily Viguerie (emily@fpcbr.org).
 
 

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Fellowship

Fellowship opportunities allow you to connect with other women in Christ-centered conversation, support, encouragement, and prayer.  If you would like to meet for coffee or lunch with me or another sister-in-Christ, please contact Jaime Carnaggio (jaime@fpcbr.org).
 
 

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Good Deposit

The Good Deposit equips women in expository study and teaching of the Bible, in such a way that we experience the Scripture’s intended meaning. “By the Holy Spirit who dwells within us, guard the good deposit entrusted to you” (2 Timothy 1:14).  If you are interested in learning more about the Good Deposit, please contact Mitzi Barber.