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!
LIGHT IN THE GAP 4000+ CELEBRATION | SATURDAY, MAY 11
10:00 am – 11:30 am in the Fellowship Hall
Join us as we celebrate serving over 4000 women through “Light In The Gap” ministry! Since the start of this First Woodway WMU ministry almost two years ago, volunteers have arrived daily at the Waco bus station to meet women who have just been released from the state prison and jail. They pray for these women and then give each one a handmade/hand painted bag filled with gifts, cookies, toiletries, a Jesus block, and the gospel of John. The volunteers cover them with Christ’s love “during this gap” as they are about to transition back into society.
On Saturday, May 11, the 100+ volunteers from First Woodway and several churches in our community will be celebrating the 4000+ women we have ministered to and those to come. If you are interested in this ministry, please join us! A light breakfast will be served. Please rsvp here. Questions-email Doris at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you love to make quilts and would like to be a part of our new ministry, Comfort Quilters, join us the last Sunday of the month at 4 pm in the Commons (foyer). For questions email Doris at email@example.com.
THE THREAD – NOW ON MONDAYS
Next Date – May 13 at 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!
To see pictures from our September 2018 gathering, click here. If you would like to be part of The Thread team, please contact Doris King at firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here for more details about The Thread.
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 on the second floor by the choir room (which is to the left of the elevators). If you would like to be part of this ministry by serving (packing, baking, sewing) or by providing monetary donations, please contact Donna Burney at email@example.com or Doris King at firstname.lastname@example.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!
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 email@example.com or Mary Carpenter at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 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 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm (dinner included). For more information, please contact Rhonda Jones at email@example.com or Doris King at firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com for more information or to learn ways you can get involved.