Women need each other! Women@First is a ministry of FBC Wimberley where women of all ages can connect with God and each other in meaningful, authentic ways. We provide opportunities where this can be experienced through:
- Bible Studies
- Pods (Small Groups)
- Intentional Friendships (Mentoring Pods)
- Interest Specific Groups
- Outreach opportunities
- Special Evening Events (scheduled throughout the year)
- Annual Spring Retreat
- Fun Social Outings
Everything we do is with the purpose and goal in mind of Building Lives that Honor God. We were not created to walk through life alone. Getting connected in community with other sisters in Christ enriches our lives with peace, joy, friendship, prayer, encouragement, laughter and love. Please come join us as we pursue a deeper walk with Jesus!
- Thursday, July 25th – Revive – Summer Gathering (Worship & the Word)– 6:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. – Blue Hole Regional Park – Wimberley
- Thursday, September 12th, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. – Fearless – Fall Kick-Off Dinner – Wimberley Community Center
- Sunday, December 8th, 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Christmas Wreath Connection
- Friday, March 27th – Saturday, March 28th – Spring Retreat – Freedom 14 Camp – Wimberley
As each event approaches, details will be displayed at our Women@First table in the foyer of FBC, and on our Facebook Group: FBC Wimberley – Women@First. To contact us or to be added to our Women@First e-mail list, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 512-847-9035. To get connected into a Women’s Group – (Bible Study, Intentional Friendship (Pod), Interest Specific Group), click on the Groups tab on the website for a schedule of current Women’s Groups.
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How is God moving? His presence is evident in our Women@First ministry. We had a wonderful gathering on May 9 – Rooted in Christ – where we honored women of all ages. We hosted a panel discussion with 6 panelists of all ages – ranging from 35 – 79. We learned from their life experiences with Jesus and were so blessed and encouraged by them. This event served as a launching point for Women@First to connect with each other in deeper ways. We are in the process of gathering data to see what all we have in common with each other. This will help in introducing women to each other with similar interests / hobbies / life experiences with the hope of more “Intentional Pods” forming. As we connect with each other and gather together, we will grow together in the Lord. A big THANK YOU to all of our panelists who agreed to share their amazing lives with us! Bless you girls!!!
In March, we enjoyed our Annual Spring Retreat, Redeemed. It was an amazing weekend where 45 women came together and experienced God’s presence in a beautiful way. Below is an article about our time together.
REDEEMED 2019 Women’s Retreat – By Juan Nell Cheatham
It was a beautiful day in the month of March that a portion of the Women at First were able the come together to share the stories of Redemption in our lives. The setting (Well Springs Center) in the Texas Hill Country was amazing and oh so peaceful. It was a place of quiet relaxation so that we could calm our spirits and open our hearts to hear God’s Word for each of us.
After settling in we had a lovely dinner which was prepared by pastor Scott T and served by our precious friends. I was so impressed by their willing sacrifice as they continued to prepare, serve, and cleanup after the fantastic meals. We were then given a glimpse of what we were to expect for the rest of our time together.
Each of the Large Group meetings was filled with praise and worship through prayer and singing. It was time of drawing us closer to Him. This was followed by one of our precious sisters in Christ sharing her story of Redemption. All of the stories were of fears and desires, strengths and weakness, their losses and sadness in their family relationships. Each story was also of how God through redemption provided victories and healing to seemingly hopeless relationships. We also learned how to write our own Story of Redemption. While writing my Story it opened my heart to realize it is all about forgiveness. I must totally accept God’s forgiveness and be willing to give my forgiveness to others. I praise Him for this time of reflection and learning. There were lots of tears, hugs and sisterly love shared in our large group sessions.
During small group time we were all given the opportunity to share any cares and concerns we had with our family relationships. We also shared how God had given us strength and guidance when we look to Him. Always being mindful that we “are loved more than we ever know by someone who died for us” (Romans5:8). Therefore we are to love like Jesus.
One of the inspirational times of the retreat was when we came together as one body in Christ to share communion in the small chapel. It was a quiet time of prayer and thanksgiving. Each one listening to God speak personally to them and the sharing how they had been blessed through His redemption in their life.
The retreat was time of spiritual renewal and strengthening of our bonds as sisters in Christ. In this short time together we got to know each other better, as we sang, prayed, laughed, cried, ate, played, worshiped, shared and were reminded that because of our redemption through Christ Jesus we are called to share our Story of our Great Redeemer.
I am so grateful to God and all the dedicated women who worked so hard to provide this opportunity to learn and grow in my walk with our Lord.