Women’s Ministries

The mission of the Women’s Ministry at First ARP Church is to encourage and help women to grow spiritually and to minister together for God’s glory and purpose.

We carry out our mission in part by:

  • Regular Bible Studies and Book Clubs
  • Ladies Circles
  • Participating in service opportunities inside and outside the church

Our theme verse for 2011-2012 is “The Lord does not see as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”  1 Samuel 16:7b

The opportunities to serve in the Women’s Ministry include:

Bereavement
Provides families of the deceased with a meal either at church or in their home.

Boys and Girls Club
Provides dinner for the West Gastonia Boys and Girls Club three times each year.

Care Ministry
Welcomes and encourages new members, promotes Pastors’ Appreciation Month in October, promotes ministries and events for women, and supports and communicates with home missions.

College Students
Gives special attention to our college students through prayer and contact throughout the year.

Family Promise Week “Interfaith”
Circles provide meals to participating families during our quarterly county-wide “Family Promise Week”.

Homebound Members
Maintains contact with the ladies in our church who are homebound through visitation, phone calls and correspondence.

Mission and Outreach
Assists with projects of local outreach, supports and communicates with foreign missionaries and mission churches, particularly those in First Presbytery.

If you have any questions about the Women’s Ministry at First ARP please feel free to contact:

President: Laura Long
Vice-President: Ansley Keiser
Past President: Susan Williams