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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


Titus 2 Woman

Our Women’s Ministry mentoring program will kick off on Friday, September 23rd at 6:45pm at FBC Cary.

Come join us as we prepare for a year of “Designing a Spiritual Woman” based on Paul’s instruction found in Titus Chapter 2. Each lady will be paired with a handful of other ladies ranging anywhere in age from 17 to 99. Based on your group’s availability, you will meet once every 4-6 weeks to discuss one of the 10 virtues of womanhood drawn from the scriptures. That’s 10 meetings throughout the year, breaking for summer. You will have the opportunity to hear and share testimonies, and see what God has to say about womanhood. The goal is to build caring and trustworthy relationships with women of faith that you may not have had the privilege of meeting yet. Next Fall, we will rotate group members in order to facilitate new relationships and apply what we have learned.

We are looking forward to this time of getting to know each other as Sisters in Christ and encouraging each other to “Live out Loud.”

Tickets are $15 each and include a snack and gift. Deadline to register is September 12.

If you have any questions, please contact the Titus 2 Woman mentoring program leaders, Shana Clark, or Shirley Huddleston.


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.


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 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.

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We live in a world where there are a lot of words, but we are called to action—shining the light of Christ into a world of darkness. As our culture and our world reaches a tipping point on so many fronts, the Church scrambles to respond as salt and light. This study takes us back to look at the first Church. “While early believers didn’t have much of a road map to follow after Jesus ascended to Heaven, the Holy Spirit catapulted them forward with so much power, grace, and authority that they dra- matically impacted the world.”

Come study with us as we talk about what it would look like if today’s Church did the same. Are you willing to risk everything?

Course Name: Believing Jesus: A Journey Through the Book of Acts
Instructor: Jill Poyner
Class Meets: Thursdays (starting September 15)
# of Sessions: 8
Time: 9:15 am
Location: The Hub (Room B-315)
Cost: $14 (for your book—purchase from instructor or Amazon)

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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.

Course Name: Fit For a King
Instructor: Meredith Taylor
Class Meets: Thursdays (starting September 15)
# of Sessions: 8
Time: 11:45 am-12:45 pm
Location: Welcome Center (near FBC library)
Cost: FREE

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There is no such thing as “just a mom.” This study helps us trace God’s mission for motherhood throughout the entire Bible—showing how this mission impacts the everyday ministry of all women. Mothering/nurturing is a most important calling with purpose in the grand plan of God.

Course Name: Missional Motherhood
Instructor: Judy Rundle and Shana Clark
Class Meets: Thursdays (starting September 15)
# of Sessions: 6
Time: 9:15 am
Location: Conference Room A
Cost: $14 (for your book—purchase from instructor or at LifeWay)

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When the Israelites cried out to God, He raised up Moses to bring them out of slavery and into the Promised Land. However, the people rebelled and suffered the terrible consequence of wandering in a wilderness. Are you following the Lord to the place He wants you to be?
You don’t need to have done a Precepts study before to join this class! In the first week, we’ll review inductive Bible study and practice with the first lesson.

This class offers two different meeting options:

Course Name: Numbers: Trusting God In the Wilderness (ESV)
Instructor: Anne Johnson
Class Meets: Wednesdays (starting September 14)
# of Sessions: 8
Time: 6:15 pm
Location: Room A-301
Cost: $15.75 (for your book—purchase from instructor)


Course Name: Numbers: Trusting God In the Wilderness (ESV)
Instructor: Amy Mielock
Class Meets: Thursdays (starting September 15)
# of Sessions: 8
Time: 9:15 am
Location: Room A-301
Cost: $15.75 (for your book—purchase from instructor)

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“This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down His life for us” (1 John 3:16).

The letters of 1, 2, & 3 John define love in the person of Jesus and calls us to love like He loved. John anchors us with truth in a culture that has lost its way. He separates light from darkness, offers community for loneliness, and rest for our striving. Throughout his letters, John gives us the ultimate gift of assurance: we can know that we know Jesus.

Course Name: What Love Is: The Letters of 1, 2, & 3 John
Instructor: Deborah Chapman
Class Meets: Wednesdays (starting September 14)
# of Sessions: 7
Time: 6:00-7:15 pm
Location: The Hub
Cost: $15 (for your book—purchase from instructor or at LifeWay)

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Color your way to peace. Peace. We talk about it all the time, finding peace, and being able to spend time alone with God. Psalm 46:10 says, “Be still and know that I am God.”

Each week we will memorize and color three Bible verses. Ideally, two will be done during the week and the third will be done in class as we talk and meditate on the Bible verses for that week. We will spend time in fellowship while reflecting what each verse means to us.

Course Name: Whatever Is Lovely
Instructor: Jennifer Adams
Class Meets: Wednesdays (starting September 14)
# of Sessions: 8
Time: 6:15-7:30 pm
Location: Conference Room A
Cost: $10 for the book (can be purchased from instructor or at Barnes & Noble) plus you’ll need coloring pencils

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Many people believe that doing great things for God is going to be a big moment. We need to be inspired by someone who lived out something crazy or unexpected for God with no lights, cameras, or academy awards.

Perseverance is one of the greatest skills but also the hardest lesson we will learn in our lifetime. We are living in a day where we are encouraged to do life based on how we feel. But the problem is most days we don’t feel like doing much of anything hard.

Then there is Ruth. She is much more than a Bible story and through her life, we uncover five life-giving habits that help us to persevere when things get hard, complicated, and messy. But these habits do more than just motivate, they help us to fight when resistance arises. They teach us to pursue discipline and the desire to determine our daily direction. These habits show how success is not achieved by pursuing temporary desires. The direction of our lives needs to be far less about to-do lists and accomplishments. Instead, it should focus on becoming people God can count on.

Course Name: A Woman Who Doesn’t Quit Instructor: Starla McKnight
Class Meets: Mondays (starting September 12)
# of Sessions: 6
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: 107 Gold Meadow Dr, Cary
Cost: Book (can be purchased at LifeWay and Amazon)
Child Care: not available

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