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 

Faith Bible Fellowship  Leader        Shellynne Wucher

Grace Bible Fellowship Leader         Staci Towns

Special Events Leader                         Katie Cox

                                            

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.


 

GRACE Bible Fellowship

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. 


FAITH Bible Fellowship

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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Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook at Sister to Sister Ministries FBC Pville

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.  


April News

 

Happy April!  What a wonderful beginning to such a special month.  As I watched the wildflowers bloom and the trees bud last month, I’m reminded again that God continually makes things new again, offering a chance to start again new and fresh each and everyday.  What was once drab and colorless is bright and brings hope for a better day.  I hope that you can find encouragement in that today.

Easter weekend will be a time for family and reflection at our church. On the evening of  Good Friday, April 14th,  we will have a service filled with wonderful music to usher you into the presence of the Lord.  Then, Saturday beginning  at 9:30am, is the EGGSTRAVAGANZA for families with children.  Finally, our weekend finishes as we celebrate Jesus’ Resurrection on Easter morning, April 16th.  I hope to you will come worship with us at First Baptist Church Pflugerville.

Our Spring Bible studies are coming to a close.  I have loved this season of study for our women.  I have personally been challenged to forget what lies behind and to continually strive for that which God has called me to do.  Laying it down for Him and serving others, in HIS name.  Praise God, I have far to go and I am thankful to be in the race with YOU, my sisters.

I would like to take a moment and thank those who have selflessly served in our Faith and Grace Bible study ministries.  These ladies have planned, opened their homes, studied tirelessly and helped present the word of God to women all around our community.  My heartfelt thanks goes to; Katie Cox (Grace Ministry Leader,) Tiffany Schweikhart, Terri Shellenberger, Susan Bell, Staci Towns, Debbie Walker, Eva Melton, Shellynne Wucher (Faith Minstry Leader,) Deborah Rogers, Carole McCarty, Beth Johnson,  Shelli Hankins, Kim Longino and Melody Downing.

 We are looking forward and have not yet decided what is coming next.  Stay tuned for more information to come!

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Next Game night will be April 21st at 6:30pm at the home of Amanda Rennemeyer

Scripture Writing plans, thanks to Shannon Long, are available Here

March Newsletter

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”  Joshua 1:9


Happy March!  I have just a few items for you.  I hope you are participating in one of our Bible studies.  I have heard great things about both.  I am so amazed at how many of you are faithful to study the Word of God and to make it a priority in your life.  What a difference it makes when we hide His truths in our heart.  He gives us strength when we are weak and discouraged and brings His truths to mind when we need them most.


If you are not already using the Scripture writing plans, please consider this 10 minute task.  I promise it will  become a grounding and meaningful time with Him.  This month’s verses are about Grace.  How wonderful!  grace-scripture-writing-plan-english


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March Game Night is Friday 17th at 6:30pm

at the home of Amanda Rennemeyer.