Church-Wide Study: The Lord's Prayer

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Following The Night of Prayer, First Women’s Ministry, REAL Men’s Discipleship, First College, First Young Professionals and First Students will begin a 4-week study on The Lord’s Prayer using a resource from The Daily Grace Co.

Books are available for $10. In-person groups will receive their books at the first meeting and we will mail books to the ZOOM participants. After The Lord’s Prayer study, First Women’s Bible Studies and SQUADS will begin a new 8-week study that will conclude at the end of March. More details on the next studies will be available in January. Sign up to study “The Lord’s Prayer” for 4 weeks below, but pray about continuing on for another 8 weeks.

Bible Studies

  • Tuesdays at 9:15am in L301 (January 11 – February 1); Led by Janet Ballew, Esther Dennis & Ruth Wolfe
  • Thursdays at 10am in L301 (January 6-27); Led by Teresa Milne
  • SQUADS- beginning week of January 10
  • Tuesdays at 7pm on ZOOM; Led by Arleita Hufstetler

SQUADS- beginning week of January 10

  • Wednesdays at 9:30am in Chapin (in person); Hosted and led by Louise Burkholder
  • Wednesdays at 12pm on ZOOM; Led by Carol Caulk
  • Thursdays at 6:30pm in 1420 Sumter (in person); Led by Rachel Church & Mary Ann Milne
  • Thursdays at 7pm in Blythewood (in person & ZOOM); Hosted and led by Melinda Timmerman

We believe it’s so important for us to build spiritual intimacy with one another as we study the Word and pray together, but we also understand that the above days/times/locations won’t work for everyone. If you’d like to be in a group but none of these options works for you, please email us with your availability. If you prefer to work through The Lord’s Prayer on your own, please join Janet Ballew for the Always Learning online Sunday School class. She will be teaching through the Lord’s Prayer during the same time period. Access Always Learning here.

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Bible Studies

Monday Evenings

The Monday evening study meets at 6:30 PM at the home of Debbie Sims beginning Monday, January 24.

The workbooks are available for $10. You may pay online or in the church office Mon-Thurs 8:30 – 5 or Sun 8:45 – 10:00. Pickup at the church.

Contact Natalie Knotts at with questions.

Tuesday & Thursday Morning Studies

Beginning Tues., Feb. 8 – 9:15-11:15 AM led by Janet Ballew, Esther Dennis and Ruth Wolfe
With Us in the Wilderness by Lauren Chandler

Beginning Thurs., Jan. 27 – 9:15-11:30 AM led by Teresa Milne
How Much More by Lisa Harper

Contact Natalie Knotts at with questions.


SQUADS will begin meeting for an 8-week study of With Us in the Wilderness by Lauren Chandler the week of February 8. The cost for the workbook is $18. If you would like to have it mailed the cost is $21. See the registration page for SQUAD times and locations.

SELAH : February 5th, 9 AM - Noon

Ladies, begin 2022 in prayer and purpose. Selah will include a brief time of corporate worship and then 2 hours of personal time with the Lord as we spread out all over 1420 Sumter to reflect on the year, meditate on scripture, and pray. The cost is $5 which includes cinnamon rolls, a coffee, tea and hot chocolate bar, and a Selah guide. Feel free to bring your own breakfast or snacks.

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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.

Serve with First Women’s Ministry

There are many ways for you to be a part of the behind-the-scenes preparation and prayer that supports what we do! If you’re interested in learning more about serving in the following areas, simply click below!

  • Care Team
  • Saluda River volunteers
  • Prayer Team
  • Volunteers for “Crafting a Deeper Prayer Life” event
  • General ways to connect

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

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

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

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

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

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