Women’s Ministry

The Belles

The Belles is  a fellowship group for widows and caregivers, both members of First Church and not,  who get together about once a month for lunch or other activity.

Belles meets the first Monday of each month for lunch and visiting.  Each month, we select where we will meet next. If you would like to know more about the Belles, contact Janet Reynolds, 512.255.7198.

Women’s Book Club

Women who celebrate the pleasure of reading and discussing books gather to meet on the first Tuesday of each month at 11:30 am in Adkins Bldg. 5-136. To find out what they’re reading this month, contact Carol Edwards.

MOM – Ministry of Motherhood

Mothers of young children (no need to be a member of First Church) meet for guidance, strength, friendship, and support.  We strive to make meaningful and lasting friendships, and we work as a team to serve our community through monthly mission and service projects. We meet for play dates, Ladies Night Out, and Family events each month. Join us on Friday mornings during the school year at 9:30 in Adkins Bldg. 5 room 232. We follow the RRISD school calendar. Childcare is provided. For more information, contact Lindsey Berggren or Mel Holland. Follow MOM on Facebook and Instagram for the latest information.

Mom Life

Mothers of elementary age children and older who support, share, encourage and pray for each other meet on 2nd and 4th Thursdays at noon in Adkins Bldg. 5 room 124. Contact Brandy Boggs for details.

Sunday Ladies in Faith

Women of all ages meet on the second Sunday of each month in Bldg. 5-124 at noon.  We pray, share, study the Bible and serve together. Contact Judy Bowman for more information or join us at our next meeting.

United Methodist Women (UMW)

A supportive, inclusive Christian membership organization where women grow spiritually, develop as leaders and serve and work to create a world in which all women, children, and youth thrive.  Women worship, share, pray, study and serve together. UMW seeks to help women know God through Jesus Christ; expand concepts of mission through participation in the local and global ministries of the church. First Church women members and friends…single, married, mothers, career women, retirees.

First Church UMW Circles:

  • The Deborah Circle meets at 9:30 am on the third Tuesday of each month in Bldg. 5-232/234. Mostly active retirees and friends, focusing on mission and fellowship.  Contact Janet Reynolds.
  • The Lydia Circle meets at 6:30 pm on the second Tuesday of each month in Payne Cottage. Women and friends who can’t meet during the day gather for meetings which include a program and mission with refreshments.  Please note: The Lydia Circle of UMW will celebrate the Christmas season at 6 pm Tuesday, December 12 with a designed potluck at the home of Patti Ruth. All women of the church are invited to join in this fellowship opportunity. For more information contact Patti Ruth at pjruth1@gmail.com.

Women’s Bible Studies

The Tuesday Women’s Bible Study meets each Tuesday morning at 9:30 am in Bldg. 5-124. Join them as they explore the Bible through studies by Beth Moore and others.

  • Next study:  (begins October 31): Finding I Am by Lysa TerKeurst. For more information, contact Denise Blomquist at mommystruck@gmail.com.

The Wednesday Women’s Bible Studies meet both morning and evening. The morning group meets at 9:30 am (fall and spring) and the evening group meets at 6:30 pm in Adkins Bldg. 5-232/234.  Both use studies by Beth Moore and others.

  • Current study: (began September 13): Twelve More Women of the Bible, a 12 week study. For more information or to register contact Janet Reynolds, 512-255-7198 or at jreygma@gmail.com