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Blessings to all First Pres Women as you prepare your hearts and homes for the Advent Season.  Be on the lookout for opportunities to sign up for Bible studies coming soon!


 Faith and Fitness is coming to First Pres!
Sign up for Faith and Fitness Classes in the Great Hall or online by clicking here.

Lindsey Palmer, 382-7427

Wednesdays starting Sep 12, 12:15 - 12:45 (within the noon hour)
Room 232 (Education Wing)
Childcare available with reservations - call Debbie 350-5213
Wee-little Workout for pre-school ages 4-5

Class description:  With the use of minimal equipment and your own body, learn how to build muscles, burn calories and strengthen your core.  With this high energy workout you can look forward to having and making friends in an inspirational atmosphere.

My name is Lindsey Palmer, I am a stay at home mom of two beautiful girls and I have been married to my amazing husband for twelve years. I am currently pursuing my personal training certification though the National Academy of Sports Medicine. I’m not going to lie. I was drawn into the fitness world kicking and screaming. “I don’t know what I’m doing”, “I’m not strong enough” and “I’m embarrassed because of my weight.” Despite my resistance, we took the plunge and hired a personal trainer. I have now found my passion. Exercise has given me a whole new perspective on life. It is my hope that I can share with you the positive impact exercise can have on your life. God calls us to treat our bodies as temples. It is my goal to provide direction in “temple maintenance.” God designed you for greatness. You are His masterpiece!

His Joy = My Strength
Michal-ann Bell, 570-5244 

Saturdays starting Sep 15, 9 - 10:00 a.m., Room 232 (Education Wing)
Class description:  With a combination of aerobic, stretch, strengthening and basic dance moves, this class uses contemporary worship music to keep you smiling and moving!  Come join us to grow stronger physically and to strengthen your faith and friendships as well.  Women of all ages and fitness levels are invited.  Wear comfortable workout clothes and athletic shoes.  All you need to bring is a water bottle.

Hello! I’m Michal-ann Bell. My husband and I have two kids, and I work at First Pres in the Kids’ Ministry. About 2 years ago, I wrote down a “big dream” prayer – could there be some kind of program that combines two things that I am passionate about - faith and fitness? So, I was beyond excited to learn about plans for a new ministry with that same heart here at First Pres! I have participated in many fitness classes throughout my life, but leading a class will be a new venture for me! I am stepping out in faith, and thankful for God’s grace, to be a part of this team. Now it’s your turn to step out in faith! Come join us to see how God will strengthen each of our bodies, our spirits, and our new friendships with one another through these classes!

Walk the Walk!
Diane Baker, 371-1381

Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, ongoing weekly 9:15 - 10:00 a.m., Room 207
Class description:  Start your heart in this "no pressure" class!  Leslie Sansome, video instructor, guides through a different routine each day with a variety of "easy to learn" steps.  Improve your stamina, balance and sense of well-being by beginning your day with 45 minutes of exercise with Christian friends (of all ages)!  
Monday is 3 miles of walking and dumbbells.  Tuesday is 2 miles of faster paced walking for the heart.
Thursday is fast-paced cardio for upper body with dumbbells. Friday is 4 miles of fast walking.

Diane states, "Why do I do this?  for body and mind.  I am retired and I need routine in my life.  I was new to Amarillo and to First Pres. I moved here to be near my family.  I needed to make friends (other than family).  I knew no one.  The exercise class was just getting started here at First Pres.  About 9 of us came together.  The routine is motivated by Leslie Sansome tapes.  We used a different one each day of the week.  That was 12 years ago.  Betty Hallerberg, Dorothy Timmons, Donna Clopton, Carolyn Hudnell, Dani Hermesmeyer, Carol Talley, Jeanne Jackson and I - the group slowly got smaller but is still meeting.  About 6 years ago, I had a TIA and attributed the lack of medical complications to my daily exercise routine.  I still have some heart issues, but it has not changed my lifestyle.  I still need routine - a place to be each morning and to stimulate my heart.  It's easy to do the walk at your own pace.  No pressure!  I hope to see this group grow.  A recent addition is Judy Taylor.  Come join us in Room 207 at 9:15 a.m.  We would love to have you there!"

Every Move I Make, I Make in Jesus!
Lisa Weaver, 779-225-9202
Tuesdays/Thursdays starting Sep 11, 9 - 10:00 a.m.
Room 232 (Education Wing)

First, enjoy dance-based fitness moves that will get you praising and raising!  Then, build strength, balance, and flexibility!  No special skills, experience, handstand or pretzel twisting required!

A word from Lisa:  "Health and fitness have been a passion of mine for quite a few years. I enjoy a variety of workouts, especially those that are low impact. I have seven years experience teaching fitness classes and I am licensed to teach Zumba (including toning, sentao, and kids), pound, PiYo, group ride and group core. I believe in creating an atmosphere of fun regardless of age, size, or ability. That is why I am excited about a class where we can praise, have fun and burn some calories."



Choose one of the three ways to register for Fall Women's Bible Studies:
 - Sign up at the tables in the Great Hall starting Sunday, August 19
 - Register online by clicking here
 - Contact Joyce in the church office - click here
Check out the list of available studies below!
Call hostesses for additional information or contact Joyce or Sherrie.

Encounter with God (ongoing study)
Mondays @ 5:30 p.m., contact leader for location
Led by Virginia Sicola, 353-6204

I Am Loved:  Walking in the Fullness of God's Love
a 5-week study of I John by Wendy Blight (starts Sep 17)
Mondays @ 5:30 p.m., Wilkins Parlor at church
Led by Caryl Smith, 680-9260
*For a quick preview of this study, click here.

Various studies on Eternity and the End Times (ongoing)
Tuesdays @ 10:00 a.m., contact leader for location
Led by Mary Mullin, 382-7735

Studies for Working Women (ongoing)
Reading through the New Testament-June through December
Tuesdays @ 12:00 p.m., Wilkins Parlor at the church
Led by Jill Goodrich, 355-1924

"Seamless" by Angie Smith (starts Oct 3)
Wednesdays @ 10:00 a.m., Wilkins Parlor at the church
Led by Shauneen Hatfield & Beverly Argo, 626-9419 or 231-7990
*For a quick preview of this study, click here.
(childcare available with reservations - 350-5213)
NEW THIS FALL - Bible lessons for children offered with reservations 
Call 584-7053 or 265-7045

"Family of Jesus" by Karen Kingsbury (starts Sep 12)
Wednesdays @ 10:00 a.m., Room 203 at the church
Led by Denise Carter, 279-0462
*For a quick preview of this study, click here.
(childcare available with reservations-350-5213)
NEW THIS FALL - Bible lessons for children offered with reservations 
Call 584-7053 or 265-7045

"Stuck" by Jennie Allen (starts Sep 12)
Wednesdays @ 10:00 a.m., Room 304 at the church
Led by Sherrie Lovato & Julie McCracken, 477-8241 or 676-3540
*For a quick preview of this study, click here.
(childcare available with reservations-350-5213)
NEW THIS FALL - Bible lessons for children offered with reservations 
Call 584-7053 or 265-7045

Book of "Revelation" (ongoing)
Wednesdays @ 10:00 a.m., contact leader for location
Led by Barbara Harrison, 358-2243

"The Quest" by Beth Moore (starts Sep 13)
Thursdays @ 11:45 a.m., Room 203 at First Pres
Led by Tracie Brooks, 359-6119
*For a quick preview of this study, click here

"Me, Myself & Lies" by Jennifer Rothschild (starts Sep 13) 
Thursdays @ 6:30 p.m., contact leader for location
Led by Rita Morrow, Tanya Sluder
and Sherrie Lovato, 674-9186 or 282-2075
*For a quick preview of this study, click here.

Verse Mapping of books of Luke and Acts by Kristy Cambron (starts Sep 15) 
Saturdays @ 9:00 a.m., contact leader for location
Led by Holly Haines and Gayle Fristoe, 949-939-0094
*For a quick preview of this study, click here.


First Presbyterian Women -- 

We are…

a place to belong, to be nurtured in your faith and to use your talents to build Christ's Kingdom!

First Presbyterian Church offers anointed worship, passionate Bible studies and opportunities for fellowship with a body of believers!

We invite you to join us as we work together to create a current, relevant, Bible-based, mission-minded environment where women of all ages and backgrounds come together to drink from the well of living water that may only be found through Christ Jesus!


Child care is available with advance reservations for group meetings and events.  To check for availability and make reservations, please email Debbie or call 373-4242. She can give you more availability options.   Reservations are on a first come, first served basis. Please note specific deadlines for events.  Please give as much advance notice as possible if you need child care.  If child care has been reserved and your group is not meeting for any reason, please remember to let Debbie know ASAP, so she may notify the scheduled child care givers and cancel!

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