Women's Ministries

Women's Ministries

First Pres offers women of all ages exciting opportunities for connection, growth, encouragement, and service. There are many ways to participate; for more information, contact Janet Sanders, Adult Ministries Coordinator, at (510) 848-6252 ext. 267 or janets@fpcberkeley.org.

Annual Women’s Retreat—A Weekend Away for Women of All Ages 2018 Spring Mount Hermon Women’s Retreat

Dates:  April 6–8, 2018
Location: Mount Hermon Conference Center, Felton, CA
More Information: Visit our retreat webpage for Questions You Might Have and registration information.


Together is a wonderful place to be…
This weekend away for women of all ages at the Mount Hermon Women’s Retreat promises to be spiritually rich with an engaging speaker, worship leader, relevant breakout sessions, and a variety of activities and amenities.

Our retreat team (Sandy Buscheck, Kathy Dwyer, Kim Farnham-Flom, Karen Frisbie, Kathy Goss, Kate Rankin, Sonja Ross) is preparing for this new opportunity for the women of First Pres, friends, and family, to gather together in the beautiful Santa Cruz mountains along with a diverse group of women from across the region.

Connect (her) is a gathering place for women of all ages and circumstances to connect with one another and with Christ. Through small group discussion and prayer we encourage one another, build connections, and strengthen friendships.

This fall we will explore The Best Yes, a video series featuring noted speaker and author Lysa TerKeurst. In the midst of life's endless demands we face, Lysa invites us to dig deeper into the Bible in order to make wise decisions and live intentionally and joyfully. Whether you are new to First Pres or are already a part of our community, please join us as we grow in faith together.

Dates & Times: Sundays, 10:15-11:15 am during Middle Hour 
Location: Church Lounge, Westminster Hall
More Information: Please contact Janet Sanders at janets@fpcberkeley.org

Moms Together ( formerly Mothers' Council)
A caring and supportive community for moms with young children. We meet on Friday mornings and offer a relaxing environment where we share the joys and challenges of our lives as mothers in the context of our faith in Jesus Christ. To learn more about Moms Together, click here. Mothers who are pregnant, on maternity leave or are only available for a short season are encouraged to join us too!

Women's Bible Study 
Room G208, Geneva Hall
The Women's Bible Study is an in-depth Bible study class that welcomes women from all backgrounds, levels of Bible knowledge, and stages of life. This group meets from September through May, and joins the Mothers' Council Large Group on the first Fridays of each month. For more information, please contact Pat Phillips at patrpcv@pacbell.net.

Women's Small Groups
Various groups of women gather on the First Pres campus during the week for fellowship and study. Please check our small groups page for information.