The Women’s Ministry at First Pres exists to support First Presbyterian Church in her ministry to every woman of every generation, by commending to them the greatness of God in Jesus Christ. We do this through a commitment to Community, Growth, Care, and Outreach.

We believe in developing a diverse and unified body of women committed to building relationships across generations.

Ladies’ Night Out is a monthly gathering for the purpose of fun and fellowship. Events are typically Wednesday evenings and have included dinners, candle-making, a history walk, and a river cruise.

We believe in the systematic study of God’s Word as necessary, foundational, and central for growth and in seeking God’s face through regular and disciplined prayer.

Bible Study: We offer women’s Bible studies throughout the school year. You can see a list of current studies here, and you are welcome to join at any time. Bible studies held at the church offer childcare, skilled teaching, and small group break-outs that foster intergenerational community. Parish studies meet in homes and provide the opportunity to study God’s word and build relationships with your neighbors.

View Women’s Bible Study Resources

Retreats: Our annual women’s retreat allows women to spend concentrated time in God’s word and worship with other women. The weekend is designed to provide opportunities to build relationships while also finding time for personal growth and refreshment. Retreats are typically in the fall.

Quarterly Prayer Day Retreat: Many of us feel weary in the mundane of everyday life or burdened by ongoing suffering. With that in mind, the prayer day retreat offers rest in the presence of God and community with one another. This day is designed to provide a calm space where individual and corporate prayer is engaged through scripture and biblical liturgy. All women are invited and welcome to participate in this day of prayer.

We believe in providing safe places for women to share their lives, celebrate milestones, grieve losses, or heal from traumatizing situations. We want our large church to feel like family where every woman is seen, known, loved, and connected.

Shepherding: We have women shepherds to come alongside our elders and deacons. These women help connect women to opportunities and community in the church and have been trained in theology, crisis care, skilled listening, and peacemaking so they may help shoulder the burden of life’s struggles.

G3 Groups: We have small groups, called G3 groups to address specific issues and needs. G3 Groups provide safe spaces to deal openly and honestly with suffering and brokenness in our lives. These groups provide resources and leaders to support women who seek healing and recovery.

We believe in actively loving and serving First Pres, the Augusta community, and the larger church of Jesus Christ. There are several ways to serve in the church, and some specific opportunities within the Women’s Ministry.

LILY Moms: LILY Moms stands for Life in the Little Years and is a faith-based ministry that supports and builds community among mothers of children from conception through kindergarten. LILY Moms of Augusta meets twice a month at First Pres. In addition to being part of the program, our members can also serve this ministry by helping in the nursery. Learn more about joining or serving in LILY Moms.

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Something to Talk About

Something to Talk About is a podcast related to the current church-wide Bible study. Each episode includes First Pres women who discuss their stories and the impact of the current Bible study on their lives.

Staff Contacts

Elise Cole, Director of Women’s Ministry
Amber Barrett, Director of Women’s Discipleship
Liz Reid, Administrative Assistant for Discipleship and Care