First Methodist Women

For more information, please contact us:

Staff Contacts:
Director of Women’s Ministries

Ruthie Estes – email or 832-668-1861

 

TUESDAY NOON BIBLE STUDY FOR WOMEN

We meet in the Fellowship Hall on Tuesdays at noon.  A $5 lunch is served starting at 11:30 or you may bring your own.  Drinks are provided.  Come and bring a friend.

Beginning Tuesday, September 4Before Amen:  The Power of a Simple Prayer by Max Lucado.  We all pray . . . some. We pray to stay sober, centered, or solvent. When the lump is deemed malignant. When the money runs out. When the marriage is falling apart. But wouldn’t we like to pray . . . more? Better? Stronger? With more fire, faith, and fervency?

In this four-session video-based study, best-selling author Max Lucado reveals his struggles with prayer and how he discovered that it is not a privilege for the pious or the art of a chosen few but a simple tool everyone has been given to have a conversation with God. He shows you how to let go of uncertainties about prayer, trust that God hears you, and embrace a prayer life that brings peace and rest.

Join Max Lucado on a journey to the very heart of biblical prayer and the power unleashed with five simple sentences: “Father, you are good. I need help. They need help. Thank you. In Jesus’ name, amen.” 

Beginning Tuesday, October 2 – The Power of God’s Names by Dr. Tony Evans

To fully grasp the significance and power of knowing God’s names, you first need to understand the context of names within biblical cultures. In Old Testament times a name was more than simply nomenclature. It was, rather, a replica and revelation of the individual or thing itself.

This six-week study examines 11 names of God. The words translated as name show up over one thousand times in Scripture and routinely carry with them power, responsibility, purpose, and authority. A name not only expresses the essence and significance of what is being named but also when duly authorized accesses the capacity intrinsic within it. Because of God’s depth of character, He has a variety of names to reflect His different capacities of relating to humanity. For example, God is called Elohim when referenced as the all-powerful Creator. When you need provision, get to know the name Jehovah Jireh, which means God, the Provider. God has a name for any and every situation you can find yourself in. Get to know the names of God because it is in knowing His character and His capacity that you will rest and discover both peace and power in His covenant care.

Beginning Tuesday, November 13 – Because of Bethlehem by Max Lucado (Advent study)

In Because of Bethlehem, a four-session video Bible study, Max Lucado explores how the One who made everything chose to make himself nothing and come into our world. Jesus’ birth gives us the promise that God is always near us, always for us, and always within us—and that we no longer need to have marks on our record.

Please note:  We will not meet on Tuesday, November 20 in observation of Thanksgiving week.  Our last class for the year will be held on Tuesday, December 11.

For more information, please contact Ruthie Estes at 832-668-1861 or restes@fmhouston.com.

Women’s Fall Retreat

October 12-14, 2018
Artesian Lakes Resort

Enjoy a weekend filled with spiritual renewal, personal reflection, and mission-based activities
on the edge of the Texas Big Thicket National Preserve, about one hour north of Houston. Click here to register online. For more information, contact Ruthie Estes.

THE SEWING CONNECTION

Image 3Ladies who enjoy a relaxed and fun-filled day, are joining the Sewing Connection!  New projects are being developed all the time …pillowcase dresses, crafts and gifts for the Fall Bazaar and more.

Ongoing projects include caps for the homeless, baby layettes, neck coolers for our troops, robes, lap quilts and bibs for hospitals.  Patterns are very easy and are geared for the beginner seamstress.  Any and all are invited to take part in the sewing missions.  Come learn new skills or share your expertise with others.

Plan to stay for fellowship and lunch! Meet the group in Room 606 at 9:00am on Thursday.

STITCHES OF GLORY

Every Monday from 11 am – 2 pm in the Connection Point. Come join us and share a meal from 11 -11:45, then we will sew, crochet, knit or whatever the medium to bring blessings to others with our work at our West Campus. For more information about Stitches of Glory, contact Myrna Calhoun at 832-467-4767.

UNITED METHODIST WOMEN

The United Methodist Women (UMW) is organized with the purpose of knowing God, supporting one another, and promoting global missions. The UMW strives to follow Christ’s teachings to do acts of justice, mercy, and faith and to serve one another on an equal basis. As Jesus said, “Whoever wants to be first must be last of all and servant of all.” Mark 9:35

Our local  UMW Circles meet once a month for fellowship with an emphasis on missions.

For information about the Church Circle, which meets on the second Tuesday at 10:30am, call Jane Thompson at: 281-392-9437.

For information about the Reading Circle, which meets on the third Tuesday at 10:00am, call Jodie Chambers at: 713-791-9677.

For information about the Circle of Friends, contact Myrna Calhoun at 832-467-4767.

Women’s Walk To Emmaus

Join us at the Kaiserhof Retreat Center in Tomball, TX for the Women’s Walks to Emmaus.

What is Emmaus? Click here to learn more. Also, check out: Houston West Emmaus Community.

To learn more about the retreat center, click on: www.kaiserhofretreatcenter.com.emmaus-new

Upcoming Emmaus Walks

Visit www.hwec.org for upcoming Walk dates.

For help finding a sponsor, or to register for this inspirational time and fellowship with other Christian women, email Jeff Aldis for Downtown, or email Marj Cujko for West Campus.

Upcoming Events

Women’s Fall Retreat
October 12-14, 2018
Click here for more information.
Click here to register online.