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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

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Please join us for Christmas Tea!
Saturday, November 15
9:30-11:00 am in the Dining Hall
All ladies (18 & up)
Fun, Food & Fellowship
Join us as we welcome our newest First Ladies to FBC Cary.
Sign up outside the church office on Sunday, October 19,26 and November 2

Child care provided, but you must register by November 2

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


September 25, 2015

$15 includes conference materials, snack, and keepsake gift.
Join us for an exciting evening of worshipful music, local Christian authors, My Sister’s Closet Boutique, fun, and fellowship.
Boutique opens at 5pm, Conference begins at 6:30
Registration is closed.

Authors include:


Lisa Carter

Alice J. Wisler


Debbie W. Wilson


Terri Howell


Mindy Moss


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

Lottie Moon 2013

We praise God for our 2013 Lottie Moon Christmas offering which totaled $95,167.48. We are so thankful to be a part of a church that sacrificially gives so that others may hear and receive the “Greatest Gift of All which is JESUS.”

A Lottie Moon Success Story

December 4, 2013 at 9:13am

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 / December 2, 2013 / 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.



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.

Fall 2015 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.

2015-07-27 08.33.27 pm

In this study of Daniel, you will gain an understanding of your God and your future, which will anchor you in the storm soon to come upon us. When it comes, if you know your God, you will not only stand strong, you will look forward to the Lord’s coming!

This class offers two different meeting options:

Course Name: Precepts—Daniel
Instructor: Jeanne Conners
Class Meets: Wednesdays (starting September 9)
# of Sessions: 8
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: A-301/302
Cost: $18.50
Course Name: Precepts—Daniel
Instructor: Jeanne Conners
Class Meets: Thursdays (starting September 10)
# of Sessions: 8
Time: 9:30 am
Location: Begins in The Hub with refreshments; class meets in A-301/302
Cost: $18.50

2014-07-30 02.16.06 pm

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 September 17)
# of Sessions: 9
Time: 11:30 am
Location: Greeting Center by the FBC library
Cost: FREE

2015-07-27 08.43.02 pm

God has specifically named each of us. We know it, but do we live like we know it? Using God’s Word, we will learn what it means to find our true identity in Christ—to live the surrendered life of the redeemed and to find life by losing it. Are you ready to dive into the depths of God’s grace and discover the exhilarating freedom that only He can bring? Are you ready to stop talking about a life filled with hope and peace and start living it out on a daily basis?

Course Name: Named By God
Instructor: Jill Poyner
Class Meets: Thursdays (starting September 17)
# of Sessions: 7
Time: 9:30 am
Location: Begins in The Hub with refreshments
Cost: your book from LifeWay or Amazon

2015-07-29 10.43.22 am

When you’re looking for identity, God calls you His own.
When you feel enslaved, God frees you.
When you wander away, God brings you home.
No matter where you are, God sees who you are and loves you faithfully.  His unfailing love changes everything.  Join us as we discover these truths from the Old Testament book of Hosea and relate the truths from Gods relationship with Israel to our lives.

Course Name: Hosea
Instructor: Julie Pekarski
Class Meets: Wednesdays (starting September 16)
# of Sessions: 7
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Begins in The Hub with refreshments, B309
Cost: $12.99

2015-07-27 08.45.15 pm

Gain an overarching understanding of the fundamental layout and meaning of God’s Word. Each week of study features key information that ties all of scripture together into the seamless truth of the gospel message and is accompanied by maps, general Bible facts, and word studies.

This class offers two different meeting options:

Course Name: Seamless
Instructor: Starla McKnight
Class Meets: Wednesdays (starting September 16)
# of Sessions: 7
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: B-302/303
Cost: your book from LifeWay or Amazon
Course Name: Seamless
Instructor: Amy Mielock
Class Meets: Thursdays (starting September 17)
# of Sessions: 7
Time: 9:30 am
Location: Begins in The Hub with refreshments; class meets in B-302/303
Cost: your book from LifeWay or Amazon

2015-07-27 08.48.27 pm

For too long we have let the world define what we should be as women. “Let’s start a revolution—no, let’s start a counter revolution!” We will search His Word and then discuss how God wants His women to design themselves in the world we live in, that would have us look like and be something else.

Course Name: True Woman 101
Instructor: Barbara Pollard
Class Meets: Thursdays (starting September 17)
# of Sessions: 10
Time: 9:30 am
Location: Begins in The Hub with refreshments; class meets in Conference Room A
Cost: your book at LifeWay or Amazon

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