Women’s Ministry

We provide opportunities for women to connect with other women, study God’s Word, and encourage each other in love as they journey together while growing in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ.  Women’s ministry is for women of all ages and welcome all who wish to be a part of our family.

For more information, please contact the church office at office@toledofirstbaptist.com

June’s Reading and Journaling Plan

A letter from Kari Powell

 

Happy June, Ladies!

This month we’re going to look into some scriptures about one of God’s greatest gifts: Friendship!

Shannon Long has the following to say about friendship: God designed us for friendship, but friendships can often be difficult to navigate, and they definitely take work and love and care. I believe community is essential and Christ-centered friendships are truly key for us to live out the purposes God has for us. Friendships are a large part of how God wired us and what brings us joy because He uses our friendships to accomplish mighty works in and through us and because he designed us to support, love, and encourage each other.

Think about friendship as a beautiful flower. If you buy a new pot of roses and bring it home, give it the right amount of water & sunshine, prune it and take care of it, it will grow beautiful and produce tons of beautiful blooms and bring you great joy. But, if you buy a new pot of roses and bring it home and set it in a dark closet, never watering or giving it sunshine, it will no doubt wither and die. You can’t expect beautiful blooms from something you don’t care for, nurture, and love- it’s just not possible- and it is the same for friendships.

I pray that this month as we read and write verses on friendship, we are reminded that our friendships should bring honor and glory to the Lord and that we should always point each other to the truth and salvation only found in Jesus. I pray that we are reminded to hold friendships loosely and let the Lord direct them. I pray that we are reminded that friendships, in the end, are not about us but about glorifying God and displaying the love of Christ to those around us. I pray that this month we would thank God for our friends, praying for each of them by name and asking Jesus to accomplish His perfect will through these relationships and that through them Jesus Christ would be glorified and His kingdom advanced.

May this scripture topic enrich your friendships this month!

Hugs and Prayers,

Kari

What to Expect…

We create an environment centered around loving and supporting each other in the same way that Christ loves and supports us.  Our goal is to help each other follow Jesus in the best way that we can.  We have several events throughout the year, including a ladies’ tea in the spring and a ladies’ retreat in the fall.  If you are interested in being a part of women’s ministry or want to know about upcoming events, please contact us at office@toledofirstbaptist.com.

Ladies Retreat

Every fall, our ladies spend a weekend at Falls Creek Retreat Center in Raymond, Washington.  It is quite a nice getaway for a weekend of Biblical inspiration and fellowship.  We have a guest speaker who will provide Biblical teaching. The grounds are beautiful and peaceful.  There are times to hike the trails to the waterfall, enjoy the solitude, fellowship, crafts, and games.  Times to find rest, peace, strengthen relationships and rejoice in God’s creation.  Good food is provided for you.  The rooms are nice and homey.

Due to the current pandemic, we cannot hold our ladies’ retreat this year; we are praying we can start back up in the fall of 2022.