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In light of concerns about the spread of the coronavirus in our community, First Women’s Ministry is postponing all regular programming until further notice. However, we are continuing to do ministry online with occasional special events that may allow for in-person gatherings within the bounds of our safety COVID-19 protocols. If you want to stay connected to our ministry and know what’s going on please subscribe to our E-newsletter. Thank you.

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.

Upcoming Events


SQuADs are small group Bible studies for women that meet around the greater Columbia area for the purpose of studying Scripture and sharing life together. Choose the area of town or day of the week that works best for you! This semester will start the first week of March and will run for 6 weeks, but ladies are welcome to jump in at any point. We’ll be studying 1,2, & 3 John this semester.


Host: Louise Burkholder
Tuesday evenings at 7:00

Host: Janet Ballew
Tuesday evenings at 7:00

Host: Judy Clark
Tuesday evenings at 7:00

Downtown (1420 Sumter on FBC campus)
Host: Jennifer Barrineau
Sunday evenings at 7:00

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.

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