First Women

Fit, Flexible, and Fun
…runs through December 7

Room 440 | $5 per session
Monday nights: 6 – 7 p.m. (Fran leads)
Friday mornings: 9 – 10 a.m. (Joan and Fran lead)
Joan Lehning and Fran Hoogestrat offer an eight-week fitness class where you will learn lifetime fitness and flexibility skills. Teachers help you customize a routine to fit your abilities and needs. Invite friends!
Contact: Joan Lehning,


Slow Flow Holy Yoga…
…runs through December 19

6 – 7 p.m. | Room 150 | Donation is $5/class

Holy Yoga is Christ-centered yoga, designed specifically to deepen our connection with Christ through integrating  Scripture, prayer, worship, and the physical practice of yoga.

Bring: yoga mat; sturdy blanket or towel; strap (old neck tie or scarf works); and water
Contact: Kimee Shideler,


A Bible Study with First Women:
The Armor of God by Priscilla Shirer

Facilitated by Sherry Hunter and Shannon Meadors
Mon., Oct. 15 – Nov. 26 | 10 a.m. – Noon | Room 370 | 
Cost: $10
Please contact Shannon Meadors to reserve a book for the study, or to RSVP for childcare.
Contact: Shannon Meadors,,  615.664.6023

Who We Are


First Women gather to help nurture our church, our community, and each other in Christ’s love. In addition to encouraging each other in supporting the church’s ministry, we plan a variety of special eventsand ongoing activities to help women enjoy life together, build friendships, and grow spiritually.

First Women Prayer

First Women meet in the bond of prayer each Sunday from 8:30 – 9:00 a.m. in the Bride’s Room. We meet to simply pray—no fluff, no food, just fellowship in prayer.

For more information,
contact Diana Chandler,


Soul Time

Soul Time is a gathering of our young women and mentors for a light supper and study most first and third Tuesday evenings. We are currently studying Francis Chan’s Forgotten God.

For more information, contact Linda McDugald, 615.646.5584.

 Staff Contact

Craft & Crop

Craft & Crop is held on various weekends throughout the year. It’s a time for crafty ladies to come together at the church with plenty of space to work on your projects. It’s not just for those who scrapbook, either. Bring your knitting, crochet, painting, cardmaking, or other activity, and be sure to invite your friends and neighbors, too!

For more information, contact Lisa Wilson,

Women on Mission

First Women are engaged in missions locally, nationally, and globally through praying, giving, going, and serving. We encourage women to participate in various one-time mission activities, including church-wide mission outreach and trips, and to join one of the following groups that meet monthly:

Moms on Mission (M.O.M.): One Monday per month from 10 a.m to Noon in Room 370.
Contact Mary Catherine Armstrong,

Book-Ins: First Tuesday of the month at 10:30 a.m. in the Library.

Missions Alive: Third Tuesday of the month at 10 a.m.
Contact Mary Frances Turner,

Mary/Martha: Last Thursday of the month from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Contact Sharon Roberts,

Rebekah Naylor: Second Tuesday of the month at 1:30 p.m.
Contact Diane Jordan,

Jane Ann Gibbs: Second Tuesday of the month at 10:00 a.m.
Contact Dene Bailey,