First Methodist Women

For more information, please contact us:

Staff Contacts:
Director of Women’s Ministries

Ruthie Estes – email or 832-668-1861



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, January 8 – The Life You’ve Always Wanted by John Ortberg

If you’re tired of the status quo—if you suspect there’s more to Christianity than what you’ve experienced— we invite you to come with us as we join John Ortberg on a road to transformation and spiritual vigor that anyone can take. Cultivate new intimacy and confidence in prayer. Discover the freedom of secrecy. Taste the benefits of slowing life’s frenetic pace. Learn how to be guided by the Holy Spirit … and much more.

As in a marathon, the secret lies not in trying hard, but in training consistently. Proven by followers of Jesus over the centuries, the spiritual disciplines are exercises that strengthen your endurance race on the road to growth.

A $5 lunch will be served beginning at 11:30 with the study starting at noon in the Fellowship Hall of First Methodist Houston Downtown, 1320 Main at Clay.

For more information, please contact Ruthie Estes at 832-668-1861 or


Saturday, April 6, 2019 from 8 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
All women are invited to join us for a Day of Serenity on Saturday, April 6. Our own Kaitlyn Bowie Hankins will lead our opening worship session as we engage in a time of renewal and refreshing. There will be breakout sessions to include yoga, crafts, and a mission project. This year we will have a special treat as Elizabeth Stone, President, Founder, Owner and Executive Chef of Silver Stone Events will be our guest and featured speaker. We are honored that Elizabeth and her staff will prepare a delicious three-course meal for us. The meal will be followed by a presentation in which Elizabeth will share her faith journey and provide entertaining tips and ideas.

Childcare is available upon request, but the requests need to be received by April 1. For more information, contact Ruthie Estes at 832-668-1861 or

Click here to download a Day of Serenity flyer.

Click here to register for a Day of Serenity.


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.


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.


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:

Upcoming Emmaus Walks

Visit 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.

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