Our Ministry

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Sister to Sister Ministries is the Women’s Ministry of First Baptist Church Pflugerville.
Our hope is to reach out to women across ages and stages of their lives to love and encourage one another as we go through life together.   We offer opportunities to come together for fun and learning about God and then stepping out to serve the community around us.  Join us as we link arms, Sister to Sister, to show and be love in this crazy world.                                                                                  

Ministry Leaders 

Women’s Ministry Coordinator          Lynda House

Faith Bible Fellowship  Leader        Shellynne Wucher

Grace Bible Fellowship Leader         Staci Towns

Special Events Leader                         Katie Cox

                                            

October Newsletter

It's Fall Y'all

We are thrilled to announce that Lynda House will be leading our Sister to Sister Ministry at FBC Plyndaflugerville.  We hope you will pray for her and our entire Ministry as she follows God’s call to serve.   Lynda  became of member of FBC Pflugerville with her husband in 2011 and has lived in Pflugerville since 1999. She has been married to her husband, Rob, for 31 years and have raised 3 sons together, Robby, Joshua and Blake.  She has been active with service in children’s Sunday school, vacation bible school and Awana for over 30 years. She and Rob met while serving in Awana and driving church buses at their church in Amarillo, Texas where they met.

A word from Lynda…

I knew of Jesus and began memorizing God’s word at a very young age through the guidance of my father and grandmother and the many years of Sunday school and VBS; however I accepted Jesus as my personal savior and became a Christ follower on May 12, 1978.   I am honored to have this opportunity to serve the women of First Baptist Church in this new role. I look forward to serving with this team and will continue to bring the women of our church together in study, fun and fellowship while reaching out to our community. 

Lynda House- Women’s Ministry Coordinator


A word from Katie…Harvey Help1

First off, thank you! Just a few weeks back we asked for help in assisting FBC Rockport and FBC Refugio who were in, and still are in, great need due to the devastations left by Hurricane Harvey. I am still blown away with all those who brought items just days after our announcement. We’ve collected anywhere from diapers to cleaning supplies to $5,400 in cash and gift card donations. So thank you all for truly being the hands and feet of Jesus! We plan to share more stories about the churches once we get the donations to them. 

As for future events, mark your calendars for Friday, December 8th. We will be having a night of fellowship with hot cocoa and desserts while making a craft.  And I promise, even if you aren’t crafty, you will be able to do this craft and will have fun while doing it. More details to come later, but go ahead and pencil it on your calendar because you will not want to miss it!                                 

  Katie Cox – Special Events Leader


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A word from Shellynne…

Our FAITH Bible study of “When God Doesn’t Fix It” is off to a tremendous start! We have a great group at both our Thursday evening and Friday morning study. God when God doesn't fix itis moving in our small groups as we discuss the week’s study and pray together. And the video and large group time has hammered some truth into our souls.

 

Have you considered how it is absolutely essential that we understand just how BAD the bad news of sin is, if we are going to fully understand the incredible good news of the gospel and the hope we have in Jesus? We have learned that we should not be surprised by trouble – John 16:33. And that our best made plans may not be God’s plan at all. Will we submit ourselves to His plans?

In our FAITH study…“We don’t just read the Scriptures for some tips on living or a spiritual pep talk. We submit ourselves to the Scriptures, asking God to use his Word to transform our lives.” (Laura Story) There is still time to join us for the transforming work of God in our midst!

Shellynne Wucher – Faith Bible Fellowship Leader


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A Word from Staci…proven2

Grace is in full swing this fall with  “Proven” by Jennie Allen. Small groups of women are meeting on Tuesday evenings, Thursday evenings, and Friday mornings digging into God’s word and relationships with each other growing us closer to Truth! 

It is never to late to join us. Please check out this link (http://whoozin.com/DM7-7EW-JWK4)  for more information on the study or contact me if you would like to join a group. 

 Praying for each one of you this week!

Staci Towns- Grace Bible Fellowship Leader


October Scripture Writing Plan:  Prayer

Thank you www.swtblessings.com for providing these plans for us to use each month.

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September Newsletter

Fall Bible Studies begin week of Sept 17

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 An Update from Staci:

“You don’t have anything to prove.
Too many of us walk through life feeling as if we don’t measure up. We always seem to thirst for more. We think if we could only work harder or be better, we could be enough. But the truth is, we will never be enough.  And thankfully, we don’t have to be.”

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This small group study will be held in homes around our area. Sign ups have begun for  Find us to sign up outside the sanctuary of the church or sign up online HERE!


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Update from Shellynne:

When God Doesn’t Fix It

 Learning to Walk in God’s Plans Instead of Our Own

 Worship Leader and recording artist Laura Story (who won a Grammy for her song “Blessings”) helps us understand we aren’t the only ones whose lives have taken unexpected turns. She examines the brokenness of some of the heroes of our faith, and shows how despite their flaws and flawed stories, God was able to use them in extraordinary ways.
And it was not because of their faith, but because of the faithfulness of their God.
God may not fix everything.
In fact, although your situation might not ever change or get better,  with Jesus YOU can.
This study is held at our FBC campus on Thursday evenings or Friday mornings.   Sign up at our table  or contact Shellynne Wucher

 Update from Katie:

September is here, and while I’m excited that Fall is right around the corner (which means pumpkin everything :)), I’m also very saddened by the recent devastations from 21248379_1224654424347577_6906470977953765298_oHurricane Harvey knowing that many of those people affected, some being family and friends, will be completing starting over. So while the rest of us are preparing excitedly for the holidays, they will be slowly putting back together their homes and community. So if you’re wondering what it is you can do to help right here in our community and church, we will be collecting donations to help those directly affected from Hurricane Harvey. Here is a list of items that can be donated and dropped off at the Sister to Sister tableHarvey Releif Needs

  • FBC Refugio have also asked for art supplies for the children of their church.  If you have some of these items around your house or would like to purchase them, please consider donating what you can. Let’s not just talk about being the hands and feet of Jesus and actually start doing it.

“As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace: whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies—in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him belong glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.” 1 Peter 4:10-11

On a brighter note, I enjoyed our night of fellowship in August and am very grateful for those of you who showed up and brought all that yummy food!

We talked briefly about IF:Table and experienced a small glimpse of it by eating together in small groups and sharing our stories and answering questions about our faith and community. If you’d like to start an IF:Table at your home or want more information about what it is, you can visit this site (https://www.ifgathering.com/new-to-the-table) for more information or stop by the Sister to Sister table. Here’s a brief explanation about what it entails.

“A place to gather women and share a simple meal and dive deep with people over real stories and Christ centered conversations. A time for a whole lot of laughter – and maybe a few tears – but time spent that leaves us with glad hearts. Full hearts. Grateful hearts.” And a huge thanks to some of the Sister to Sister team, Melody, Kim, Staci, Shellynne, Tiffany, Terri, and Debbie for all your help in pulling off this event!

Lastly, if you’d like to offer some input into future events, please consider filling out our survey HERE stop by the Sister to Sister table where we will also have copies available.

Be on the lookout for future details on exciting events to come.


Scripture Writing Plan:  JOY

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August 2017 Newsletter

Fall Kickoff Event :   Aug 15th 7pm

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Come join us for a picnic styled potluck Fall Kickoff Event!   Tuesday, August 15th at 7pm.  This will be a great event to get to know other ladies, so whether you’re new to our church or have been here forever, come make a new friend over dinner and deep conversations. We will also be announcing our Fall Bible studies, so you will not want to miss this event! Sign up for the potluck here or stop by our Sister to Sister table. 

Potluck sign up link:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090C4AADA92BA02-sister

Suggestions?

Do you have ideas or suggestions on women events you’d like to see here at FBC? Send an email here with your ideas (katiecox0204@gmail.com). We’d love to hear from you! 

“And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.”      Hebrews 10:24-25


Faith studyFall

When God Doesn’t Fix It

Learning to Walk in God’s Plans Instead of Our Own

 Worship Leader and recording artist Laura Story (who won a Grammy for her song “Blessings”) helps us understand we aren’t the only ones whose lives have taken unexpected turns. She examines the brokenness of some of the heroes of our faith, and shows how despite their flaws and flawed stories, God was able to use them in extraordinary ways.
And it was not because of their faith, but because of the faithfulness of their God.
God may not fix everything.
In fact, although your situation might not ever change or get better,                         with Jesus YOU can.

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We are on our last week of our “Armor of God” study and we are donning our armor to fight against the schemes of the devil. God is working in these women in mighty ways. It is so encouraging to see unity and discipleship among the women of Christ regardless of age or life stage. Looking forward to the fall and what He has in store!

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Speaking of the fall…

In September we will start a new study called “Proven” by Jennie Allen.  Check out the video below to learn a little more.


August Scripture Writing Plans

Two options to choose from!

July Newsletter

Save the Date!

A Word from Katie:

On August 15th, we will have a Fall Kickoff event where we will announce our Fall Bible studies, as well as fellowshipping around dinner tables with ladies of all ages. We will have deep conversations about our faith and walk with Christ. What better way to get to know ladies in the church than with food and good conversation. This will be a potluck event in the MPB, so mark your calendars and start looking for more details in the weeks to come.


 

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A Word from Staci:

Our  Summer, “Armor of God” study, is underway and going well.  If you didn’t get a chance to join us for this, don’t worry our leadership team is already making plans for our Fall study.   Please follow us on Facebook at Grace Women’s Ministry to stay in the loop as to what we have going on.

Our Grace Fellowships are women coming together in small home groups for the purpose of reaching the lost and encouraging the saved through practical bible study. 


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A Word from Shellynne:

I am excited! I have stacks of books and hours of videos that I am reviewing in anticipation of our Fall FAITH on campus Bible Study.

“Oh, the depth of riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God”     Romans 11:33.

Consider the wonder of that verse! God has graciously given us His Word so we can learn His wisdom and gain knowledge of Him. In September, the FAITH study will be starting up again. Come sit at the feet of Jesus with us. Be sure to read the August newsletter to see the details of our upcoming study. It is almost here!

Our Faith Bible Fellowship is a weekly Bible study that meets on our FBC Pflugerville campus on Thursday evenings and Friday mornings throughout the school year.  This multi-generational ladies study is a great way to dig deeper in the word. 


Scripture Writing Plan for July

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June Newsletter

i thank GodI have a few important things to tell you as we approach the summer.  This will be my last newsletter as the Women’s Ministry Coordinator.  I have been beyond blessed to have served in this position for the past two few years. It was not a position I sought after, but when asked by our Pastor to serve, I was humbled and honored to do so. At this time I take hold of Ecclesiastes 3:1 as it reminds me that “there is a time for everything,  and a season for every activity under the heavens.” This has been a wonderful season serving you, but I am also in a season of raising my children.   I have felt the Lord speaking to my heart that it is time to step down and focus on the special needs of my family during this season. Moving forward I will continue to be apart of the great work of our Sister to Sister Ministry but just in a different capacity.

Our Sister to Sister Ministry has consistently seen over 150 ladies involved in Bible studies all around our community from year to year.  We held very successful IF:GATHERINGs and had some wonderful events.  Through it all, I have been blessed to see how God has worked in the lives of so many of you.  What a privilege to have had a front row seat for it all. God is so good and I hope you know, that serving with and for you will be a memory I will cherish always.  
It makes it easier to step down knowing that our Sister to Sister Team is in great hands. As our Pastor makes the decision on who will step in as Coordinator for our Ministry at large, our Ministry Teams are already in very capable hands.  Our FAITH team is led by Shellynne Wucher.  Our GRACE team is led by Staci Towns and our Special Events team is led by  Katie Cox.  These three leaders, along with their teams, will work together to be certain that the ladies of FBC Pflugerville will still have opportunities to study God’s word, be active in our community and have events that encourage and build up our ladies.  I am confident in their abilities and look forward to what God will do thru them.
This summer we will have an opportunity for you to study the “Armor of God” with our GRACE Fellowship small groups.  These groups meet in the evening at homes in our community.  If you are interested in registering for this study please go HERE .  We will not be having another study as we did not have enough interest.  We look forward to resuming our on campus FAITH studies in the Fall.  If you are looking for some other study options, LifeWay Women has lots video led studies available online, go HERE for more information.
Please be sure to continue with the scripture writing plans.  They can be so meaningful.  This month there are two to chose from.  The topics are “Forgiveness” and “Who I am in Christ.”  Both will be worth the ten minutes it takes to do.  If you have not done this before, this summer is  great time to begin.  Follow this LINK to the plans.
Lastly, I want to thank you for your encouragement.  Many of you have sent me notes and texts over the years to say you are praying for me.  You will never know what that has meant to me.  I have felt your love and friendship and for that I am eternally grateful.
May God bless you and continue to bless the Sister to Sister Ministry of FBC Pflugerville.
Serving Him,
Lana Howell

May & Summer Happenings

GRACE Summer Bible Study

You have asked and we have heard you.  You want summer Bible studies.  Join us as we study theaog SUMMER 2 “Armor of God” by Priscilla Shirer. Please RSVP HERE or sign up at our table on Sunday.  This is a small group study that will meet in homes in our area.  Begins the week of June 19th.


Faith Study

We are considering doing Beth Moore “Entrusted” on Thursday evenings at FBC Pflugerville during the summer.  We need to know who is interested.  Please vote so that we can make a decision.

We will let you know soon if we will offer this study. 



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Join us May 19th at 6:30pm at

Amanda Rennemeyer’s home.