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!

Calling all quilters – you are invited to join Comfort Quilters, a new ministry in our church. They make quilts for church members undergoing life changing events such as catastrophic illness prognosis, death of a loved one, etc. Comfort Quilters meet the last Sunday of each month in the Glass Room at 4:00 pm. For more information, please contact Mary Anne Williams at mawillia@grandecom.net. Upcoming dates: January 29

A Light in the Gap Breakfast for all participants and anyone interested in learning more about the ministry will be held on February 1 from 9:00-11:00 am in the Fellowship Hall. A special emphasis will be on thanking other churches and groups who have joined us. Please bring large purses to share with another ministry to ex-offenders and coats (large) to restock our supply. Sign up here to let us know you are coming.

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 donnaburney@lmburney.com.

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.

Next Date – TBA | 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!  Click here for more details about The Thread.

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 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 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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