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Women’s Ministry2018-08-13T16:08:23+00:00

Women’s Ministry is a gathering place for women to encourage one another and be inspired and challenged to know God.

Women’s Ministry

Women’s Ministry at First Woodway is vibrant and growing, and we would love to meet you. We want to encourage you in your walk with Christ through prayer groups, Bible studies, weekend retreats, conferences, day trips, opportunities to serve, and more.

What’s Happening Now!

DESSERT’S ON ME | Sunday, August 26 | MAC Parlor at 4:00 pm 
Women’s Ministry is inviting all women to share a sweet dessert treat and hear about the plans for the Women’s Ministry fall schedule. There will also be an opportunity for you to sign up to serve on one of the gathering teams. RSVP by clicking here.

THE THREAD – NOW ON MONDAYS
Next Date- September 10, 2018, 7:00 pm | The Venue (110 Ritchie Road)
The THREAD is an experience for women throughout Waco – all denominations and all generations – to worship, listen to testimonies, and hear God’s truth through Bible teaching. The THREAD is a tapestry of believers, reflecting the beauty of Christ who are: Bound by the Word of God, Knit together in the love of Jesus Christ, Weaving the threads of uniqueness together, unraveling the complexities of life by sharing our stories of God’s goodness and grace. Invite your girlfriends and come as you are! There is no homework or pen required! Come ready to listen, hear, learn, and respond to God!

Dates for Fall 2018: Sept. 10, Oct. 8, Nov. 5, Dec. 3
To see pictures from our One Year Celebration, click here. To see picture from our fall 2017 gatherings, click here. If you would like to be part of The Thread team, please contact Doris King at dking@firstwoodway.org. Click here for more details about The Thread.

BETH MOORE – Live Simulcast – Saturday, September 15 | Room A200 | 8:30 am to 4:00 pm | Cost $5
Join Beth and thousands of women worldwide as she shares truth to guide your own journey of faith. You’re invited to be part of this global, one-day simulcast that will encourage you to dive deeper into the Word of God. Beth follows the leading of the Holy Spirit to prepare a specific message for each of her events, and the simulcast is no exception. Don’t miss out on this special event. Register for a seat and childcare now! Deadline is Sept 12 at noon.
Sign up here for the event.
Sign up here for childcare.

LADIES CRAFT DAY | Saturday, October 20 | 3rd Floor Center | 8:30 am – 2:30 pm | Cost $35
After enjoying a wonderful breakfast with a morning devotion, we will spend the day creating six different craft items to give to a friend, a new neighbor or someone you have been praying for. These items are a wonderful tool for starting a conversation. “I have been praying for you and want to bring you a gift. Can we visit?”

RENEW – MARRIAGE TUNE UP | November 9-10 | The Venue | Cost per couple $65
Women’s Ministry is partnering with Men’s Ministry for a RENEW gathering (Friday night – Saturday morning). Renowned speakers Jeff and Debby McElroy – Marriage TUNE UP. Childcare provided for First Woodway members. Register soon. Deadline for conference and childcare Nov 6.

BREAK FOR BREAKFAST – “BREAKFAST WITH A PURPOSE” | November 17 | Fellowship Hall – Saturday 9 am 
Shirley Langston will be sharing how you can get involved with Restoration Haven. We will be making small gifts for the young students Shirley ministers to daily.  Woman of First Woodway sign up now and bring your daughters and granddaughters with you. It is a great time to learn and serve together. Childcare for children ages birth to 5 years old.

LADIES CHRISTMAS DINNER | Tuesday, December 4 at 6:30 pm | Main Worship Center | Cost $10
More details coming soon!

YOUNG ADULT WOMEN’S RETREAT | February 8-9 | Cost $40
A special retreat for our younger adult women. More details coming soon. There will be childcare. Mark your calendar now.

LIGHT IN THE GAP
We are collecting items for hygiene kits and snack packs to give to women exiting prison. Please leave all items in the designated box behind the Welcome Center. If you would like to be part of this ministry, please contact Donna Burney at donnaburney@lmburney.com or Doris King at dking@firstwoodway.org

  • Items needed for hygiene kits: Travel sized bottles of shampoo, conditioner, lotion, hand sanitizer; toothpaste, toothbrushes, mouth wash, face wipes, small combs, small hair brushes, colorful ponytail holders and headbands, low cut colorful socks, deodorant, band-aids, disposable razors, tissue, lipgloss/chapstick, safety pins, washcloths and gallon size ziplock bags and plastic sleeves (from newspaper).
  • Items needed for snack kits: Individual packages of trail mix, cheese/peanut butter crackers/cheese crackers, cookies, raisins, granola bars, beef jerky, Vienna sausage, breakfast bars, juices boxes, small water bottles, peppermints, gum, small wrapped candy, breath mints and gallon size ziplock bags.

Weekly + Monthly Events

MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers)
Every Other Wednesday, 9:00-11:30 am
Go to the MOPS page for all the details!

The Dwelling
Mondays, 9:00 -11:00 am, Fellowship Hall
This is a place for young moms to rest in God’s promises and be affirmed that His strength is made perfect in our weakness. For more information, contact Doris King at dking@firstwoodway.org or Mary Carpenter at maryevalyn@yahoo.com.

Morning Prayer Group
Tuesdays, 9:00 am
Please come join us for a time of prayer and praise. We are so blessed and honored to have a chance to pray for the women of our church and our community. For more information, call Wanda Glaze at (254) 537-2380.

Bible Studies
The Discipleship Ministry offers a number of women-only studies (in addition to co-ed studies), meeting on Wednesday nights, during the weekday, plus an off-site evening study. These small groups offer a great way to make new friends and fellowship with other women while being held accountable to dig deep into the Word of God! Click here to find a Bible study class.

Acteens
Acteens is a missions organization for girls in grades 7-12. Through Acteens, teenage girls have opportunities to grow in their relationships with God and their peers. Acteens learn to look beyond themselves and become actively involved in missions and ministry. They meet on Sunday evenings at 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm (dinner included). For more information, please contact Rhonda Jones at rhondajones2@hotmail.com or Doris King at dking@firstwoodway.org. For more information about Acteens, click here. To see the Fall 2018 schedule, click here.

Light in the Gap
This is a ministry to women exiting prison. Contact Doris at dking@firstwoodway.org for more information or to learn ways you can get involved.

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101 Ritchie Road | Waco TX 76712

Phone: 254.772.9696