Welcome to First Temple Women’s Ministry

At First Temple  we want our women to seek to:
Unify Women to build a caring community where all discover and develop their God-given gifts.
Connect women by offering meaningful relationships, accountability, and acceptance.
Serve to reach others for Christ locally and globally.

Everyone needs to be part of a community. Women are no different. We were created by God to enjoy Him and to come alongside one another – sharing life, laughter, struggles and faith. That is the goal of First Temple Women.

We offer many avenues for women to grow in their relationship with God and in fellowship with each other. Our women’s ministry is designed to meet the needs of women at every stage of life, whether they are single, married, moms of toddlers, or empty-nesters. We encourage and inspire women to live compassionate and courageous lives that impact the culture around them.

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Enables women to (1) Affirm God’s call both individually and corporately, (2) Reach beyond themselves to a global vision, (3) Commit to a missional lifestyle which engenders enthusiasm and joy because it is rewarding. Meets third Tuesday of each month at 11:30am—bring a brown bag lunch. Contact Leah McMullen for information at leah@firsttemple.org.


A group of volunteers meet at the church during the school calendar year at 4:45 pm on the first and third Thursday of each month to travel to  Lane Murray Unit in Gatesville. They have worship, Bible study, and share Christ. Those interested in being a part of this ministry can contact the Missions office at 254.773.6866.


An after-school Bible Club at Pirtle Elementary serving 3rd-5th graders. This is a twelve-week club that meets from 2:30-4:00 pm on Tuesdays, excluding summer. Contact Leah McMullen in the church office, where she can put you in contact with Valerie Mercer on this great ministry. Volunteers are always needed!

Can you help?

We need help at times in various areas.  Are you interested in any of the following?

Can You Help?


Friday, April 26 ♦ 6:30 p.m. ♦ Power Plant (Gym)

Back by popular demand!  Don’t miss this opportunity to have fun with your friends, relax and let your hair down, all while painting a piece of art together!  You do not have to have experience in panting as there will be an instructor helping all to paint the same process at the same time.  You will not want to miss this fun night that will take place here in the Power Plant (Gym).  Cost is $25 per person with a max of 50 painters that can participate.   Childcare is available for registration with Terri Young at tyoung@firsttemple.org or in the preschool area between April 17-21.  Registration (payment secures spot) is due by Sunday, April 21 by registering online, at the Missions Center, church office or by phone.  Painters need to arrive by 6 pm to get their snack and their paint space secured to begin promptly at 6:30 p.m.

Paint with a Twist


Wednesday, June 12 ♦ 6 p.m. ♦ AD 1

A coordinated night of  ‘hands on’ preparing freezer meals.  All will leave with four meals and a fifth meal to stay at the church for our hospitality team to use for funeral lunches, receptions, births.  If you have never done this before, then come and learn this preparation that will help you simplify your work weeks!  (Requires ingredients be purchased/brought + any meat to be cooked prior). Childcare available.

Freezer Meal Prep Night


Wednesdays, June 19; July 10; July 31 ♦ 6 p.m. ♦ AD 1

Join in on these non-series bible study sessions geared for all women.  Discussions to follow.  Classes being at 6 p.m. in room AD 1.

Summer Bible Study Sessions


Wednesday, June 26 ♦ 6 p.m. ♦ AD 1

A night of focusing on mental, physical and spiritual revitalization.  Health education and methods of stretching to focus on spiritual discipline and wellness, all centered around a deepening connection with Christ.  Special attire is needed for this event to accommodate stretches.  Snacks provided.  Childcare available. (FREE)

Freezer Meal Prep Night


Wednesday, July 17 ♦ 6 p.m. ♦ AD 1

You will be guided in making First Temple Blessing Baskets.  These baskets are designed to be given to members that are going thru grieving from the loss of a loved one or a similar situation, celebrating a new baby, and many other ‘life journeys’ that all of us go thru.  What a great way to help us be the ‘hands and feet’ of Jesus right here at First Temple. Childcare is available.  (May require purchased items be brought to fill baskets)

Blessing Baskets 2019


Friday, August 2 ♦ 6:30 p.m. ♦ Power Plant (Gym)

This ‘derby’ themed party will require you to wear your Derby attire — a HAT is required for this!  There will be themed planned activities and a contest/prize for the BEST Derby hat!  Cost for this is $5 per person.  Childcare available for registration with Terri Young at tyoung@firsttemple.org or in the Preschool area between Sunday, July 28-31.  Register/pay online, at the Missions Center or in the church office.

Derby Night


Friday, August 7 ♦ 6:30 p.m. ♦ Power Plant (Gym)

A night of structured games similar to ‘Minute to Win It’.  Come prepared to challenge others and yourself with a good spirit of fellowship.  Snacks provided.  Childcare provided. (Entrance is a can of food to go to Helping Hands Ministry).

Minute to Win It Game Night Registration


Fri, November 22 ♦ 6:30 p.m. ♦ Power Plant (Gym)

This has always been a great event to bring a friend for a fun time of fellowship and to introduce someone to our church.  On this elegant night, table hostesses decorate their tables in various Christmas themes for all walk around and view the details they have spent time on.  Tickets are $15 per person and includes dinner, entertainment, and fellowship with other ladies. Bring a friend!

Jingle & Mingle Christmas Dinner