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Welcome to our First Ladies’ Ministries Page!  We are so excited that you are here to see what God is doing in and through the lives of our First Ladies!  It is our desire in everything we do to:

  • …Live for HIM
  • …Love through HIM
  • …Lead others to HIM

“If we live by the spirit, let us also walk by the spirit.” Galatians 5:25

—Shirley Huddleston
Women’s Ministries Coordinator


Girlfriends in God Ministry

You don’t want to miss a “giG” where you can come hang & have fun with our First Ladies while “loving on & honoring” all of our “new friends” at the same time! The giG meets 3 to 4 times a year so be sure to check out this page for future dates!

giG leader/contact—Jane Walton

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NORFOLK, VA
APRIL 29‑30, 2016
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$59 EARLY BIRD
good through 1.29.2016

Rooms are being held at the Hampton Inn & Suites Norfolk Airport (1-757-605-9999) for $119/night (including breakfast) under the group “Cary FBC”. Grab your girlfriends and get your spot today by purchasing an early bird ticket (link below) and reserving your room. If sharing a room, please only one person make the room reservation. You won’t want to miss out!

Click here for more details!


Let’s be sure to ” Live Out Loud for Christ” by fulfilling the Great Commission ( Matt. 28:19)!

James 1:19-27 says,

19 Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters: You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry. 20 Human anger does not produce the righteousness God desires. 21 So get rid of all the filth and evil in your lives, and humbly accept the word God has planted in your hearts, for it has the power to save your souls.

22 But don’t just listen to God’s word. You must do what it says. Otherwise, you are only fooling yourselves. 23 For if you listen to the word and don’t obey, it is like glancing at your face in a mirror. 24 You see yourself, walk away, and forget what you look like. 25 But if you look carefully into the perfect law that sets you free, and if you do what it says and don’t forget what you heard, then God will bless you for doing it.

26 If you claim to be religious but don’t control your tongue, you are fooling yourself, and your religion is worthless. 27 Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress and refusing to let the world corrupt you.”

Please join us in blessing widows and homebound in our community with a beautiful bouquet in love by making a donation through Café Connections Bible Studies and/or participating in the assembly and delivery of the bouquets through TLC (Touching Lives for Christ, April 23, 2016, Cary FBC).


A Lottie Moon Success Story

A different perspective of the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering from a young woman born to parents on the mission field, to parents whose salaries, housing, vehicle, budgets, etc. came from the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering and the Cooperative Program.


A LOTTIE MOON SUCCESS STORY, Jessica Yates

Yesterday was the official launch for the Lottie Moon 2013 Christmas Offering. I can’t recall the first time that I heard the name Lottie Moon, or the first time that I realized how it impacted me and my family. Instead, it somehow seems that as a missionary kid, I was programmed with the knowledge of who Lottie Moon was, how the offering came to be, and just how important the offering is to the work of IMB missionaries. I’ve visited countless churches with my parents over the holiday seasons; I’ve sat in the front pew with my sister and listened as my dad told stories about women bowed under the weight of several kilos of firewood before he broke up the seriousness with the age old story of finding fresh leopard tracks on the way back from the fishing hole. I’ve looked around at the wreaths, the decorated trees, the advent candles, and all of the churchgoers bedecked in the holiday uniform of red and black as my parents, together with the local pastor, implored them to give to the Lottie Moon fund. Lottie Moon has been my reality ever since I was born. That is why it never to fails to surprise me when I meet someone who knows about the offering, has given to the offering, and may even promote the offering, yet they have no idea what they’ve fostered by doing so.

In the most cliché way possible, I am a Lottie success story. I was born on the mission field, in the middle of a sprawling, but crowded African city. That was only made possible because Lottie Moon paid for my parents and my family to live in Kenya. It is Lottie Moon that provided for the 15+ trips back and forth to the States when there was a family emergency, wedding, or when my parents needed a break. It is Lottie Moon that put clothes on my back and fed me. It is Lottie Moon that paid for the malaria medication when I was sick and the x-rays when I hurt my wrist. It is Lottie Moon that made possible for me to go to a school where over 40 nations were represented, teaching me the invaluable lesson that God did not make a standard among humanity; instead everyone is unique, different, and special in his sight. It is Lottie Moon that then paid for my books in college when my scholarships and grants didn’t cover that exorbitant fee. It is Lottie Moon that paid for my family’s Christmas tree and the Holiday CD’s and movies when we lived in a region where people think snow is a myth. It is Lottie Moon that gave me the ability to say that I’ve pet a rhino and a cheetah, ridden a camel, watched a zebra give birth, and kept hedgehogs as pets. It is Lottie Moon that gave me the experiences of swimming in the Indian Ocean, witnessing countless African sunsets and sunrises, and feeling the red clay dirt under my bare feet. It is Lottie Moon that gave me an extended family within my mission; a family that is so wide spread now that on my birthday, I receive well wishes and birthday blessings for a global day, starting in the morning in Australia, and ending at night in Hawaii. It is Lottie Moon that made it imperative that if a boy ever wants to marry me, he has to ask not only my father, but my Luo uncle and his brothers first. It is Lottie Moon that blessed me with a family – by blood and by faith – so strong in the spirit that I have no doubt what Jesus and Paul intended when they called for the Body of Christ to be one. I am a Lottie success story.

But none of that comes close to comparing with the real Lottie Moon story. Because there is nothing else that I have experienced in this world that is similar to the feeling that you get when a woman’s face completely changes and the invisible weight is lifted off of her shoulders when she accepts Christ. There is nothing like holding an orphaned toddler, who until two weeks ago was testing as HIV positive, but is now healthy because of proper nutrition, medication, and the undying love of his new family. There is nothing like giving a New Testament to an illiterate elderly woman whose children have all died from AIDS, and watching as her granddaughter – one of many that she is having to raise in her old age – opens the silken pages to read John 3:16 to her family. There is nothing like watching the tears of pain change to tears of joy because the young high school girl believes whole heartedly that your prayer for her just reached the ears of God. There’s nothing like sitting under the shade of a Baobab – a tree that was not in fact made up by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry – and listening to a trifecta of local languages praising God for the new church plant. There’s nothing like sharing a warm coke with a young man and realizing he was discipled by a missionary who you fondly remember as a grandfather figure. There is absolutely nothing like the feeling of a small child, suffering from malaria, ring worm and malnutrition, holding your hand as he falls asleep in your lap because he’s finally comfortable and feels safe. There is nothing like watching a group of fourteen year old Muslim girls ask your best friend to pray for their examinations. And there is nothing like seeing a young girl run around the church like she owns it and realize that she was born in the midst of a bloody and violent post-election period. Because all of that, just in case you were wondering, all those people, they are Lottie Moon. Their hope, their tears, their laughter – all of it is the real Lottie success story.

So I challenge you, if you give to Lottie Moon or, if you have no idea what Lottie Moon is and instead individually sponsor missions, remember this: God does not deal in numbers and statistics – he deals in people. The Lottie Moon offering isn’t about money, and it definitely isn’t about the certificate that your church receives from the Baptist Convention, it is about the people. It is not about the missionary that you remember speaking at your church when you were little, it is about the work that they did and their dedication to the Great Commission. That’s my challenge; to realize that you are touching and impacting the lives of real people; real women, men, and children, who deserve every opportunity that they can to feel hope.

 

CafeConnection

Café Connection is our Thursday morning “Java with Jesus” time where we meet for coffee, light breakfast & Bible Study. We offer many different studies to choose from and invite  all adult ladies (members & nonmembers) to participate. We also offer for your convenience, Women’s Wednesday evening Bible Studies.  Check below for details. 

Contact person—Shirley Huddleston

To register for any of these classes, CLICK HERE.

Winter 2016 Bible Studies

Child care (for ages 0-4) is provided for all classes as long as you sign up 2 weeks in advance of the class. Cary FBC offers great programs for kids, age 5-12th grade.


For DivorceCare, click here.


Fight with Joy

What if joy is better than you imagined? This virtue has been wrapped in clichés, stamped on coffee mugs, sewn onto decorative pillows – even displayed on dish soap. Through vulnerable storytelling, humor, and a difficult diagnosis, Margaret Feinberg shows how joy is more than a whimsy; it’s the weaponry you can use to fight life’s greatest battles. Come learn with us as we awaken to God’s fierce love for us, escape fear and regret by applying biblical truths to whatever we are facing, learn how to turn mourning into joy, and rise about our circumstances to become more winsome, cheerful, and thankful.

Course Name: Fight Back with Joy
Instructor: Jill Poyner
Class Meets: Thursdays (starting January 21)
# of Sessions: 6
Time: 9:30-11:30 am
Location: The Hub
Cost: $13


Fit for a King

Come and be “Fit for a King!” Walk with me on Thursday mornings and give thanks to the Lord for your body that He has wonderfully made!

We will walk a figure eight route that is 3 miles or you can choose to stop after 1.5 miles. I encourage all fitness levels to participate.

We will close with a short fitness-related devotion that you can take with you to get you ready-set-go for the day!

Course Name: Fit for a King
Instructor: Meredith Taylor
Class Meets: Thursdays (starting January 21)
# of Sessions: 10
Time: 11:30-12:30 pm
Location: Welcome Center by the FBC Library
Cost: Free


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If God is sovereign, why pray? If prayer is not a way to change God’s mind, what is it? This 13-week study goes back to the biblical basics of prayer’s purpose, process, promise, and practice. Clean out myths about prayer from easy-to-understand illustrations, stories, and details to answer complex theological questions that will rev up a powerful, ongoing connection to God that can invigorate every aspect of a Christian life.

Course Name: Live a Praying Life
Instructor: Starla McKnight
Class Meets: Mondays (starting January 25)
# of Sessions: 13
Time: 7:15 pm
Location: Small group off campus
Cost: $15 (book available at Lifeway)


Daniel Precept

Does the turmoil in our times, the uprisings and the spiritual decay of many have anything to do with the Book of Daniel? Daniel was a man who knew what God said about the end times. He focused on what God said, not the events of his own time. He had an impact on the people that God placed in his life. How can you live as a Daniel in the crucial days in which you find yourself? How can you dare to be different? How do you get to know God Most High? The Book of Daniel has the answers. Part 1 of Daniel is not a requirement to take Daniel Part 2.

This class offers two different meeting options:

Course Name: Precept Upon Precept—Daniel, Part 2
Instructor: Jeanne Conners
Class Meets: Wednesdays (starting January 20)
# of Sessions: 10
Time: 6:15-8:45 pm
Location: A-301/302
Cost: $22.50

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Course Name: Precept Upon Precept—Daniel, Part 2
Instructor: Jeanne Conners
Class Meets: Thursdays (starting January 21)
# of Sessions: 10
Time: 9:30-11:30 am
Location: A-301/302
Cost: $22.50


Armor of God

All day, every day, an invisible war rages around you. A cunning, devilish enemy seeks to wreck havoc on everything that matters to you. Learn to be strong in the Lord and the strength of His might. Discover what to wear to ensure victory and employ the secret weapon to stop the devil in his track. Develop a personalized strategy to put the devil in his place and take advantage of your position in Christ.

Course Name: The Armor of God
Instructor: Julie Pekarski
Class Meets: Wednesdays (starting January 20)
# of Sessions: 7
Time: 6:00-7:30 pm
Location: B-309
Cost: $12.99


Interior Design

This study is about the timeless biblical principles that apply to women of all cultures, personalities, ages, and stages of life. This is a 10-week study on 10 different characteristics that God wants His women to show to the world such as discernment, virtue, beauty and 7 others virtues.

Course Name: True Woman 201
Instructor: Barbara Pollard and Judy Rundle
Class Meets: Thursdays (starting January 21)
# of Sessions: 10
Time: 9:30-11:30 am
Location: Conference Room A
Cost: $16 (available at Lifeway)


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