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 Bible Studies & Squads

First Women’s discipleship offers weekly Bible studies and SQUADS that meet in person and via zoom. SQUADs (Scripture, Questions, And Discussion) are small groups that study the same scripture together on different days and locations around the Columbia area.

SQUADS: The Book of Ruth

Tues @9:15am- at FBC- Joy Squad led by Janet Ballew, Esther Dennis & Ruth Wolfe

Tues @12pm- Downtown/WCola ZOOM- led by Carol Caulk

Tues @7pm- Downtown/WCola ZOOM- led by Rene Roberts

Tues @7pm- Lexington- hosted and led by Michelle Haladay

Tues @7:15pm- Lexington ZOOM- hosted by Cindy Woods

Wed @9am- Chapin/Irmo- hosted by Louise Burkholder, led by Esther Dennis

Wed @12pm- Downtown/W Cola ZOOM- led by Emma Morris

Thurs @7pm- Northeast ZOOM- led by Melinda Timmerman

In this 7-part series on RightNow Media, Bianca Juárez Olthoff teaches through Ruth to show how God moves behind the scenes in our lives. On the surface, this book tells the story of two widows and a kind landowner. Even more, it teaches us about God’s faithfulness, love, and providence.

Live Fearlessly

Monday Night Study led by Miriam Beacham and Katy McCrudden on Mondays at 6:30 p.m. beginning January 11 in a home in the St. Andrews Road area.
Cost: $19 (for book)

Let’s face it, we’re all afraid of something. Fear can take a toll on our emotional energy and our faith. Do you ever fear you don’t have what it takes? After waiting decades for his time to lead, Joshua had some big shoes to fill. He may have felt slightly intimidated by the task at hand, but Joshua’s fearless confidence in God proved to be more than enough. God used Joshua in miraculous ways. This study on the book of Joshua, by Lenya Heitzig and Penny Pierce Rose, is so relevant and applicable to help us turn to God and “Live Fearlessly”.

Take Courage

Thursday morning study led by Teresa Milne on Thursdays at 9:15 (doors open at 9:00) beginning January 21 in Ellis Hall B
Cost: $14 (for book)

In this 7-session study on the Book of Haggai, by Jennifer Rothschild, learn to walk confidently in your calling, stay motivated despite opposition, and courageously invest your life in God’s purposes, trusting Him for results you may never see in this lifetime. Some key takeaways will be…

  • Defeating discouragement through God’s presence, people and Word.
  • Seeing beyond your current circumstances to a future hope.
  • Learning to trust God more than your feelings.

Led by McKenna Carter and Katherine Parrish on Sundays at 8pm beginning January 17 via Zoom

Fearless Mom equips and encourages moms to enjoy life and connect with other moms. Parenting is tough—but so are you! You CAN do this, and we’ve got your back! Join our online discussion group for encouragement and parenting insights.

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Let’s Pray

First Women’s Ministry offers Bible studies and mentoring opportunities, which provide intentional relationships centered on the Word of God. These relationships are for the purposes of growing in our love for Christ and one another, our understanding of God’s Word, and our obedience to His will.

For more information about discipleship, contact firstwomen@fbccola.com

First Women’s Ministry provides spiritual, educational, and social opportunities to introduce women in our community to Christ and to the fellowship and ministries of First Baptist Church.

For more information about outreach, contact firstwomen@fbccola.com

First Women’s Ministry creates opportunities for women of all generations to come together for worship, fellowship, prayer and biblical teaching for the purpose of growing and strengthening our community.

For more information about events contact firstwomen@fbccola.com

First Women’s Ministry serves in our community and around the world for the purpose of loving others in the name of Jesus Christ. We believe that when women unite under the banner of Christ, we can be the hands and feet of Jesus to those in need.

For more information about service, the following women’s service groups: Women’s Missionary Union (WMU), Baptist Women (BW), and Baptist Young Women (BYW) contact firstwomen@fbccola.com

First Women’s Ministry believes that “the effective prayer of a righteous person can accomplish much” (James 5:16). The prayer team consists of women who are followers of Christ, believe in the power of prayer, and are committed to interceding on behalf of the church and ministry.

For more information about joining the prayer team or to submit a prayer request, email firstwomen@fbccola.com.

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Community Partnership: Saluda River Academy of the Arts

Saluda River, a Title 1 elementary school in Lexington School District Two, is located in West Columbia and has excellent, caring administrators and teachers that work in a community where 70% of the students are below the poverty level. Many of their parents work 2 and 3 minimum-wage jobs to make ends meet. We are seeking to support both the teachers and students.