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Women’s Ministries

We are not meant to be isolated; we were made for connection. Don’t miss out on the many avenues available to get to know other women and share life with them! No matter your age, background, or personality, you can find connection with other women at FPC.


Women of Faith Retreat

Women of Faith Retreat | Friday – Saturday, September 10-11 | First Presbyterian Church
Mark your calendars for Friday, September 10 (6:00 pm – 9:00 pm) and
Saturday, September 11 (8:00 am – 5:00 pm) for a time of worship, teaching, fellowship, food, and fun at FPC.

Women of all ages are invited to attend the retreat as we will come together to discover more deeply our identity in Christ and Jesus’ call to follow Him.

Retreat Speaker, Rev. Dr. Kristin Huffman, will lead us in the teaching of Scripture, Spiritual Practices, times of reflection, and much more.

Small groups will dive deeper into God’s Word as we build intentional relationships while celebrating how God has been at work in our lives.

In addition, our very own Maggie Amini will lead worship throughout the weekend!

The retreat will be held at First Presbyterian Church and FREE childcare will be provided for children birth-5th grade during the Friday evening and Saturday sessions.

Women will enjoy delicious food and treats (dinner Friday evening and breakfast and lunch on Saturday), opportunities for yoga, painting, playing games, and enjoying time with new and old friends.

The cost for the retreat is $80.00 per person and scholarships are available!  For more information and to register online, please click on the link below.  If you have any questions, please email Becky Prichard at beckyp@fpcsat.org

Register for Women of Faith Retreat

 

 


Women of the Church 175th Anniversary Cookbook Orders

Only a few 175th Anniversary Cookbooks ($25 each) remaining! Coordinate purchasing and pickup with Judy Kruger at 210.857.0122 or judykruger@sbcglobal.net.


Other Upcoming Women’s Events

  • Women’s Faith Gatherings (Various Times & Locations)
  • Potluck Fellowships (Various Times & Locations)
  • IF Groups and Women’s Circles (Various Times and Locations)

Women’s Studies & Groups:

Women’s Wednesday Bible Study
Wednesdays | 6:30 PM | Zoom

Contact Sheila Figueroa for more information at shefig@earthlink.net.

Women’s Tuesday Morning Bible Study
Tuesdays | 9:30 AM | Covenant Hall & Zoom

Contacts: Catherine Miller, grcjmiller@sbcglobal.net, Morgan Fuller, mw.fuller4@comcast.net


Women’s IF Groups
IF groups are intergenerational groups of women who meet regularly to share life together over a meal. If you haven’t been a part of one before but are interested, this is a great time to join one! Currently the leadership of IF Groups is placing people into groups for the fall. We will be adding people to current groups and forming new ones. If you would like to be in a group please contact Carrie Everson at carriee@fpcsat.org; (210) 226-0215 X267.


Women’s Circles
Each Circle is unique – some meet for Bible study, some for discussing a book, and some for service! For more information see the Women of the Church Ministry page.

Women of the Church

We look forward to an exciting new year as we seek to love Jesus Christ, love one another, and love our city. We encourage you to join us!

Women of the Church provide a number of Women’s Circles and also hold luncheons and Ladies’ Night Out events. Dates are listed here. If you are interested in attending a Circle or have questions about these events, please contact Betsy Zachry at: betsyz@swbell.net; (210) 262-1236.

Access the 2020 WOC Directory Online (password required.)


WOC (Women of the Church) Meetings:

(Contact FPC for contact information for each group at 210-226-0215)

Women of the Church Circles take a break for the Summer during June and July. All Circles at First Presbyterian Church welcome visitors and new members. If one of these circles interests you, please come! Circle chairs will be in contact with details.
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Circle Number Circle Theme Regular Meeting Info Additional Info – Dates & Times May Change Due to COVID Precautions
Circle 1/2 Bible Circle 3rd Monday | 10:30 AM | FPC Geneva Room

Circle chairs will be in contact with details.

Circle 5 Shawl Ministry 3rd Friday | 11:00 AM | FPC Room 228

Circle chairs will be in contact with details. Meeting on 3rd Wednesdays at 1:00 PM starting August 18.

Circle 6 Bible Circle 3rd Tuesday | 1:30 PM | FPC Geneva Room

Circle chairs will be in contact with details.

Circle 7 Bible Circle 3rd Tuesday | 11:30 AM | Various Locations Will be meeting by Zoom until further notice.
Circle 8 Mom’s Group 1st Tuesday | 7:30 PM | Various Locations Circle chairs will be in contact with details.
Circle 9 Bible Circle 3rd Tuesday| 10:00 AM | FPC Geneva Room Will be meeting by Zoom until further notice.
Circle 11 Bible Circle 4th Monday | 6:30 PM | Zoom Will be meeting by Zoom until further notice.
Circle 13 Literature Circle 2nd Tuesday | 1:30 PM |  Westminster Hall | Online Later Open to women & men; September – May. A recording of each book review will be available online at fpcsanantonio.org/lit-circle after the 2nd Tuesday of each month. The Summer reading list is also available on their webpage.
Circle 14 Bible Circle 4th Monday | 12:00 PM | FPC St. Andrew’s Room Circle Chairs will be in contact with Circle members for meeting plans.
Circle 18 Circle of Concern Opportunities for Service throughout the Year No formal meetings planned.
Circle 20 Circle of Service Opportunities for Service throughout the Year No formal meetings planned.

Spring Luncheon 2021

Recorded Monday, May 22, 2021

Make a Donation to SA Hope Center

Enjoy our guest speaker, Megan Legacy, executive director of SA Hope Center.


Fall Legacy Lunch 2020

Recorded Monday, September 28, 2020

Count your blessings at the 7th Annual Women of the Church “Ties that Bind” Fall Legacy Luncheon. Hear from our wonderful guest speakers, Doug and Barbie Beach and their work with NAMI (National Association on Mental Illness.)

Donations this year will be directed to National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) San Antonio – go to https://nami-sat.org/donate_now

Meet the Speakers

Doug and Barbie Beach

Doug and Barbie have spent much of the past ten years engaged in mental health ministry and outreach.  They helped begin a mental health ministry at First Presbyterian Church almost ten years ago by sharing their personal family story, launching NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Family to Family classes at FPC, establishing a faith-based family support group (which still meets twice a month), holding the first community wide ecumenical worship service for families and individuals impacted by a mental health diagnosis, formingTeam Brick at FPC to raise funds for NAMI San Antonio, hosting monthly meetings at FPC of the Bexar County Mental Health Coalition, authoring FPC newsletter articles with short messages about local mental health champions, helping create a safe place to talk about mental illness, and welcoming anyone to FPC that needed a home.

In 2016, they worked with the FPC Local Missions Committee to help launch Pathways to Hope, a community wide conference on mental health intended to engage faith communities to become part of the continuum of care for people affected by mental illness.  The just completed fifth year of the Pathways to Hope Conference moved from the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts to becoming a virtual event seen by several thousand people in San Antonio, Bexar County, throughout Texas, across the U.S., and in 45 countries across the world.  The community wide impact of the conference goes on throughout the year by reaching out to faith communities to help provide mental health education, resources for faith-based groups, and the opportunity to be part of a supportive and inclusive community.  They regularly visit with people from faith communities across the U.S. on how to begin mental health ministry.

Doug also currently serves as the Board President of NAMI San Antonio, the Chair of the Community Advisory Committee for the Bexar County Center for Health Care Services, the Chair of the Texas Dept. of HHSC Behavioral Health Advisory Committee, the Chair for NAMI’s national FaithNet Advisory Group (NAMI national’s outreach to faith communities across the U.S.), and Board Vice President of Pathways to Promise (a national interfaith mental health ministry).

Barbie and Doug have been blessed with the opportunity to use their own experiences to provide support, comfort, and care for hundreds of others who have had to deal with mental health issues.  Their own family challenges have become a way to help create more understanding, acceptance and appreciation for the gifts of everyone, even when, and especially when, someone is dealing with mental health challenges.  Recovery is not only, possible, it can be a way forward to a productive and fulfilling life.

Doug and Barbie have three adult sons and one grandson.  Each of their sons have found a place in the world with work they love, relationships with people that affirm them, and ways to give back to their family, friends, and community.