FBCFO WOMEN’S MINISTRIES
The goal of First Baptist Church Fair Oaks’ Women's Ministry is to be a place where women can develop friendships, care for one another, and grow in their love for Christ. Life can be busy as we balance family, work, and service. We want to help you find refreshment and renewal through special women's events, studying God's Word, and encouraging one another.
Women's Ministries Leadership Team
All women are invited to share ideas and help plan women’s activities and events. Meetings are the first Monday of the month in the Small Fellowship Hall, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Gail Schwiesow, Director
Betty Robinson, Assistant Director
Gloria Blair, Treasurer
Selma Horton, Events Coordinator
Alene Sayles-Jones, Missions Outreach Coordinator
RuthAnn Takemoto, Publications Coordinator
Shirley Hiebert, WMU Director
Mark your calendar for these upcoming events, information available closer to each event.
Game Day - Check our church calendar! The next date is 3/16/19 at 11 AM!
BIBLE STUDY GROUPS:
You can sign up for any of our Bible Study classes at the Women’s Ministries kiosk in the lobby of the Worship Center.
Facilitator: Alene Sayles Jones
10:00 am - Noon
Facilitator: Judy Oldham
Classes are in the spring and fall. Watch for Promotional flyers
NEXT STEP DISCIPLESHIP CLASSES:
Select studies occur in the Spring and Fall. Schedules are generally 8 weeks in length depending on the topic and are announced well in advance to allow for planning.
6:00 - 7:30 pm
Facilitator: Joyce Anderson
Baby Bottle Campaign
Women’s Ministries is conducting a “Baby Bottle Campaign” to raise money for the Alternatives Pregnancy Center. This local ministry provides hopeful alternatives to those facing unplanned pregnancies. APC accepts no federal or state funding, and all services are free of charge and completely confidential.
Each Sunday School Department will be provided with a supply of baby bottles. We invite you to take at least one bottle home, leave it in a prominent place and drop your loose change into it*. When it’s full, please return it to the Women’s Ministries counter, which will be manned each Sunday between Bible Study and Worship Service. This campaign is scheduled to run from February 17th to March 17th.
Come and Enjoy the fun!!
Bring your "A game,"
and be prepared..
You'll have a great time!
CRAFTS & SEW MUCH MORE
Attention Crafters of all kinds! We have a great group of ladies who love to meet and bring their own projects: knitting, crocheting, scrap booking, card making, quilting, sewing hobbies. etc., while enjoying the fellowship of being with other crafters. ALL women are invited to join in the fun!
Meetings are the 2nd and 3rd Mondays of each month, from
5:00 – 8:00 pm in Room 302.
Contact: Jean Rindahl
DAYS FOR GIRLS INTERNATIONAL
Provides sustainable feminine hygiene solutions and health education around the globe. These supplies help empower girls, freeing them to attend school and training for their futures.
Meetings are normally combined with Dress A Girl sessions in the Small Fellowship Hall. Watch for promotional flyers.
DRESS A GIRL AROUND THE WORLD
All ladies are welcome to join us in making dresses for young girls around the world. You can help even if you don’t know how to sew. There’s a job for everyone! We need ladies to iron, cut, sew and fellowship. Bring your sewing machine and come and join us.
Meetings are usually scheduled on Saturdays or Monday holidays in the Small Fellowship Hall. Watch for promotional flyers.
Contact: Alene Sayles-Jones
FOOD FOR THE SOUL FELLOWSHIP
Have you felt like you need a boost of energizing encouragement and personal involvement, in a friendly, loving atmosphere where women share “their hearts' stories,“ and where prayer is always offered as the recommended “solution for the needs of the weary soul?”
If this is what you are seeking, you will be warmly greeted with a potluck meal to comfort your tummy and enjoy a time of Food for the Soul Fellowship. Please come, invite a friend, and join us for this casual time of spiritual enrichment. This is an Outreach provided to bless your Soul and show you God loves you, and so do we.
Fellowship is held on Saturday morning in Small Fellowship Hall from 9:30-11:30 am, approximately quarterly. Watch for promotional flyers.
Contact: Alene Sayles-Jones
We all love hanging out with friends, right? Enter Game Night: It's the perfect excuse for a casual, laid-back night with some of your favorite people. Come join in, bring a friend and a favorite finger food to share. The games are different each time, anything from Bunco, to card games, to board games and team challenges. You’ll enjoy lots of laughs, find new friends, and get to know one another better. All women are invited!
Game Nights are usually held on Friday nights, 6:30 - 8:30 PM in the Small Fellowship Hall. Watch for promotional flyers.
TABITHA – MISSION IN ACTION
Luke, writer of Acts, records Tabitha as a woman who was “always doing good and helping the poor” Acts 9:36-42.
Like Tabitha, the women in the Tabitha Mission in Action group serve with their hands and hearts, giving of their time and talent:
· Making items for the AWANA store
· Stuffing plastic Easter eggs for Kids Day
· Making bags, blankets and other items as requested
· Baking treats when requested
· Supporting the church’s community food closet
Meetings are held the 4th Tuesday, 9:30 - 11 am, September-November; January-May in Room 303.
Contact: Bettye Anthony
WOMAN’S MISSIONARY UNION (WMU)
The purpose of WMU is to educate and involve preschoolers, children, youth, and adults in the cause of Christian missions. WMU works alongside FBCFO’s Global Outreach to promote the spread of the Gospel to the nations:
· Prayer for our Southern Baptist missionaries
· Mission studies
· Annie Armstrong Week of Prayer in March for North American missions
· Lottie Moon Week of Prayer in December for international missions
All women are welcome to come! Meetings include a Bible Study passage, Prayer time for our Missionaries, and a program from Mission Mosaic Magazine. WMU works closely with Samaritan’s Purse and their project “Operation Christmas Child.”
Meetings are on the second Tuesday of each month at 10 am in Room 820.
Contact: Shirley Hiebert