Women of the Church

Contact: President, Pat Brodeen (
Women of the Church is a diversified group of women united together to worship, grow and serve our Lord. As a member of the First Presbyterian Church, you are already a member of WOC and will find a place waiting for you. We welcome guests at our meetings and special events. We are comprised of many Circles which meet on various days of the week and at different times of the day. Whatever your age, interest or schedule, there is a WOC Circle that is right for you!

WOC Meeting Dates – Nov 2017

Bible Study Circles

Meets: Monthly in homes or at FPC
Contact: President, Pat Brodeen (
Meet monthly in homes or at church for Bible Study.

Literature Circle

Meets: Second Tuesday of month • 1:00 PM
Books are chosen and reviewed by circle members. All who enjoy good books are invited for reviews and fellowship.

White Cross Circle

Meets: First Wednesday of month
Contact: President, Pat Brodeen (
Meet at the church to roll bandages from donated sheets. The Medical Benevolence Foundation sends these bandages with supplies to mission hospitals overseas.

Sewing Circles

Meets: Second and third Wednesday of the month
Contact: President, Pat Brodeen (
Meet to make young children’s clothing, adult bibs, and stuffed toys for the Children’s Shelter and Mission Road Development Center. Supplies provided. Everyone is welcome whether or not you sew.

Shawl Ministry

Meets: 12:00 PM • Third Friday of month
Contact: Jane Ann Temple ( / 210-828-7542)
Help serve those who are going through a crisis, challenge or change by joining members of the Shawl Ministry. Knit or crochet in an environment of warmth and fellowship. The “work of our hands” is a tangible expression of Christ’s love. After each shawl is completed, it is passed around the circle and each knitter or crocheter lays their hands on it and prays for the recipient. Use your skill to serve others.

Circle of Concern

Meets: As needed
Contact: President, Pat Brodeen (
Meet to coordinate receptions following funerals and to provide food and comfort to families of the church who are ill or bereaved.

Mom’s Group

Meets: Third Thursday of every month – 7:30 PM – Location to be determined each month
Contact: Sara Parish ( / 210-394-0865)
Mothers of all ages are encouraged to participate in our monthly fellowship and Bible study. This year, the group will be alternating Bible studies with speakers and other studies pertinent to raising children. In addition to their monthly meetings, these moms meet several times a month for play days with their kids and for moms’ nights out (without kids) the first Tuesday of every month. All members are invited to attend whatever activities fit their schedule. Childcare provided. Invite a friend!

Women’s Bible Studies

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Ladies’ Night Out

January 26 • 6:00 PM
Join FPC’s Women of the Church for an evening of fellowship and a dinner at La Fonda on Main for the Winter Ladies’ Night Out. We will gather at 6  for fellowship and dinner will be served at 7.  Your check is your reservation ($20 per person).  Door prizes are always a fun part of the evening too, and the more the merrier!  If you would like to donate a door prize, give it to your Circle chairman or leave it at the reception desk for Cynthia Robinson. This event is open to all FPC women. Sign-up table in the Mauzé Lobby each Sunday today through the 22nd, or Circle members can sign up at their Circle meetings.  Space is limited due to fire code regulations, so don’t wait, sign up early! The cutoff date for signing up is Monday, January 23, or sooner if we reach our limit before then. Hope to see you there! NOTE: Start time is 30 minutes earlier than previous years, in order to give us plenty of time to visit with friends before dinner is served.

Women of the Church Spring Luncheon

March 27 • 11:00 AM
As we look forward to our upcoming events, we encourage you to mark your calendars for the annual Women of the Church Spring Luncheon. We are delighted that Susan Kerr, longtime member of FPC and author of Intersections of Grace: Reflections on a Life of Faith, will be our speaker.

Susan has been a dedicated Bible study leader for many years and is an accomplished writer. Her book grew out of a series of devotional talks she delivered to her Bible study group. After receiving encouragement from many individuals, she turned the talks into a collection of essays and prayers. God’s Word, nature, pets, travel and daily life inspired the writings. What makes them unique, is Susan’s ability to take ordinary experiences and reflect on them in light of her faith and attain from them profound lessons for all of us. If we are attentive, she writes, we can see the intersections of God’s grace at every step of our journey with the power to renew, restore and transform our lives.

We look forward to hearing from Susan and anticipate a beautiful and joyful day! Please join us on Monday, March 27 in Westminster Hall. The doors will open at 11:00 AM and the luncheon will begin at 11:30.   Reservations are required and your check for $20 per person may be made payable to FPC with WOC Spring Luncheon on the memo line.   Also, please put your email address or phone number on the check and list separately the names of the guests who will be at your table. The deadline for reservations is March 20 and guest names may be emailed by this date. Tables of 8 are available.

All checks are to be mailed to Mary Ellen Mauze, 203 Primrose Place, San Antonio, Texas 78209. Childcare is available at the church by reservation only by calling Sonya Wright at 210-271-2720 or emailing her at For any questions, please contact Mary Ellen Mauze at or Rhae Chell Mauze at We do hope that you will be a part of this inspirational day at our church!

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