“But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”
1 Corinthians 15:57

Upcoming Events

Loss of a Spouse Seminar | April 2 | 3:00 pm | Glass Room

This is a 2 hour seminar for men and women grieving the death of a spouse. You will view video interviews with counselors and grief experts that offer practical help for dealing with the challenges of widowhood. Our prayer is for you to leave knowing there is hope and having real strategies to rebuild your life.
Registration is now open HERE. Please contact Latisha Dixon with any questions.

First Woodway Care Ministry Groups

First Woodway offers care ministry groups that meet throughout the year to offer support to those in our church and community who are hurting, struggling, or seeking to find healing. Explore the groups below and reach out to let us know how we can care for you.

Divorce Care  |  Ongoing – Monday Nights at 6:30 pm  |  Room 204

Healing from divorce is not easy. At DivorceCare groups, people in separation and divorce finds tools, teaching, and support to help them deal with their pain and give them hope for the future.
If you are facing this, you know it’s a confusing time when you feel isolated and have lots of questions about issues you’ve never encountered before.
DivorceCare groups meet weekly to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life.
This 13-week Christ-centered program includes three main parts—video, group discussion and personal Bible study.

Leon and Jo Williams  I  432.631.5504

GriefShare  |  Ongoing – Wednesday Evenings at 6:00 pm (new semester begins April 5, 2023)  |  Room 211

Registration is now open HERE.
GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone.
If you’ve lost a spouse, child, family member, or friend, you’ve probably found there are not many people who understand the deep hurt you feel. This can be a confusing time when you feel isolated and have many questions about things you’ve never faced before. GriefShare seminars and support groups are led by people who understand what you are going through and want to help you find healing.


Many families in our church share the same private struggle: a child or loved one who has wandered from God and fallen into addiction or a pattern of poor choices. PorchLight, a care group that helps families navigate the chaos, was birthed by Brad and Lisa Hyde out of their own experience as parents of a child who struggles with addiction.

PorchLight is a ministry for the loved ones of those struggling with addictions. Whether a child, spouse, sibling, or parent: PorchLight is for any who are suffering along with their addicted loved one. We meet weekly on Mondays, and you are welcome anytime.

Brad Hyde I W5BK@live.com I 254.702.7986
Lisa Hyde I lkhyde@hotmail.com I 254.681.7947

Shine Support Group for Nurses  |  Ongoing – Last Monday of the Month (launching August 28, 2023) |  6:30 pm | Room 211

This support group for nurses gathers monthly to study the Word, fellowship, and offer a safe space to open up about stresses of the job and daily life with others who are going through the same thing.

This group will meet the last Monday of each month at 6:30 pm in Room 211. Contact Shelli Ellis for more information.

Thrive Mental Wellness  | Monday Nights at 6:00 pm |  MAC Parlor

Thrive is an in-depth, whole-health guide (physical, mental, spiritual and relational wellness). Thrive is proven to reduce depression, anxiety, improve daily life, and renew your life in Christ so that you have a balanced approach to life. This will help you become more resilient through mental health stressors and various life challenges, discovering healthy solutions for your heart and mind. Register HERE.

To learn more, we invite you to download a sample of the workbook, or view the Thrive YouTube channel. Please contact the group leader for more information.

Eric Upton  |  479.459.0327

Helping Hands

Our Helping Hands special needs ministry is for persons with disabilities (babies through adulthood) and their families. It is our desire that people affected by disabilities and their families come to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Just as God showed His great love and compassion, we want to follow our Lord’s example in reaching out to people who have disabilities.

Please take a look at the Helping Hands webpage for all the details.

At First Woodway, you’ll find a sense of family and belonging. We’d love to meet you.