First Methodist Women

For more information, please contact us:

Staff Contacts:
Director of Women’s Ministries

Ruthie Estes – email or 832-668-1861



Please join us and bring a friend. Lunch is served beginning at 11:30, and the Bible Study will begin at 12:00 noon in the Fellowship Hall Downtown.

Beginning February 20,, we will be studying The Me I Want to Be by John Ortberg. The Me I Want to Be small group Bible study is a powerful look at becoming the unique, fully alive, flourishing person God intended. Pastor and author John Ortberg teaches through five sessions how you can move toward becoming God’s best version of you in four specific areas: your mind, your time, your relationships, and your experiences.

Spiritual growth can seem difficult or intimidating, but John Ortberg’s humor and innovative thinking in The Me I Want to Be will leave you challenged, inspired, and hopeful about true spiritual growth happening in you and your small group.

Beginning April 3,  Detours:  The Unpredictable Path to Your Destiny

The biblical account of Joseph clearly demonstrates that God is at work even when life seems to be going wrong. It depicts a young man who endured betrayal, abandonment, injustice, and confusion before understanding God’s sovereign plan to redirect him from the pit to the palace. Even today it’s easy to wonder why God would allow calamity to happen or if He’s in control at all. Whether through uncontrollable circumstances or the pain of personal relationships, everyone has experienced unforeseen changes in life. This study helps believers navigate detours that may take you through trials, injustice, and even betrayal. You will be comforted and encouraged when you learn to rest in God’s redemptive plan and the hope found in God’s sovereign will.

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



Saturday, April 21 from 8 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

All women are invited to join us for a Day of Serenity on Saturday, April 21, featuring our own Deborah Nixon. Deborah is passionate about loving God and loving neighbor. She is a wife to Andy, mom to Anna and Noah, daughter to Bob and Lou, sister to Deen and Dan and educator to the kids and staff at KIPP 3D Academy. When she is not doing those things she is reading a book in her sunroom or running down the trails clearing her head. As an educator since graduating college, she loves to teach any age about tapping into their strengths to make the world a better place!

The Women’s Ministry Team has planned a day for you to set aside the busyness of your everyday life andenjoy activities designed to refresh you. In addition, all who attend will have the opportunity to participate in a hands-on mission project.

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 or Jodie Chambers at 713-791-9677.

For information about the Reading Circle, which meets on the third Tuesday at 10:00am, call Ruth Palmer at: (c) 713-875-1730.

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 in 2017.

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

Women’s Walk #104: April 26-29, 2018

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.


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.

Upcoming Events

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