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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. 
 
1 & 2 Thessalonians Study
 
All throughout history, the church has faced persecution. There has always been something (or someone) questioning the validity of, or threatening the spread of, the gospel. The Thessalonian church in 50 AD was no different. And yet, it was flourishing.
 
The Apostle Paul had such affection for the church in Thessalonica, and he writes to them on two occasions; to celebrate their genuine love for the Lord and commitment to each other in the face of persecution, and to praise them for building strong leadership within the church. But more importantly, he writes to encourage them to remain steadfast in their faith and to continue pursuing godly living. He is concerned they may become complacent or grow weary in studying and spreading the gospel, so he reminds them to live each day in light of the promised return of Jesus Christ.
 
Join Women’s Ministry as we study two of Paul’s most God-centered letters, 1 & 2 Thessalonians. These letters teach us how to remain grounded in the gospel in the midst of a fallen world. They emphasize the importance of walking consistently in the power of the Holy Spirit. And they encourage us to not grow weary in our relationship with the Lord or each other, but to live in the hope of eternity.
 
Bible studies kick off the week of January 15.
 
There are three options to participate:
Mondays: 7.30 am, FPC Library (designed for ladies in their 20s/30s)
Wednesdays: 6.30 pm, Virtual (ZOOM link). If prompted, the password is 1234.
Thursdays: 9.30 am, FPC Room 202 (childcare available by request only)
 
 

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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 study. We desire to provide a supportive and vibrant space to pursue our God-ordained identity for hope and abundance in the Lord. Email Sara Green Mele or Melissa Miley for more information at daughters@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.