We offer a variety of ways for women to be encouraged and strengthened in their faith, as well as to use their talents and gifts to serve God and his people.  


Transparent Faith: Grit and Grace in the Real World

Annual Women’s Retreat with speaker, Tara Lombard

Women’s Retreat, March 20-22 (Friday night is optional), Portsmouth, NH at a brand new facility (and we mean brand new, in the heart of downtown Portsmouth!).  

Registration now open!  

Please read the registration form carefully to understand the price and rooming options!  Scholarships are available, for Saturday night only, on a limited basis.  

Contact Esther with questions.


Our three Women’s Ministry branches are:  

Women to Women, Bible Studies, and Specialty Groups


Women to Women

This group of women plans several events throughout the year providing opportunities for women’s fellowship.  They organize events and activities that build relationships, encourage women and provide spiritual and social support to the women of FPC and to women of the North Shore.  

Our next events are:

  • Winter Game Night! (Date TBD)
  • Women’s retreat, March 20-22 (Friday night optional) in Portsmouth, NH.


Women-to-Women team members:   Esther Baird, Kendra Burke, Karen Colaneri, Tera Hagen, Tara Knowlton, Wendy Pike, Judi Sabella.  

Contact Esther with any questions. 





Bible Studies

Our women’s ministry offers three weekly Bible study on Tuesday mornings, Tuesday evenings and Wednesday evenings.  Our goal is to foster intentional fellowship and spiritual growth as women gather together to discuss how God’s word and our lives intersect.  We are currently offering three studies:


Tuesday morning 9:15 am – 11:00 am 

Women of all ages and walks of life who are looking for a time to study God’s word, fellowship and pray together we are excited to offer this new daytime study!  Team taught by Esther Baird, Vicki Thomas and Karin Wilks, with prayer times facilitated by Nancy Smith and Sue Mulley, this fall we’ll be looking at what it means to be free in Christ through the book of Galatians.   Register today, (only so we can plan for space and food).  Or contact our organizing team member: Corinne Carpenter

Childcare: provided, please register your children through Children’s Ministries!


Tuesday evening 7:00 – 8:30 pm

A traditional Bible study often using a book as a guide, this Fall looking at the life of Joshua, led by Jacki Smith.

No childcare provided


Wednesday evening during Family Night, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm 

This Bible study will be looking at the book of Galatians and talking about the real life themes of grace and freedom in our every day lives with a time for prayer and sharing our concerns!  We love our regular attenders but welcome drop-in attendees as well!  Taught by Tera Hagen 

Childcare: Provided for all ages via nursery and the Family Night kids / youth  programs.



Specialty Groups


Moving On After Moving In.  


Are you a woman new to the area/new to FPC?  


“Moving On After Moving In” Women’s Small Group Study.  A Christ-centered 8-session study helping women cope with the challenges, emotions, and losses of a move and equipping them to put down roots in a new place.  Based on the book, After the Boxes are Unpacked: Moving On After Moving In, by Susan Miller, president of the “Just Moved Ministry” (www.just-moved.org).  The study will address emotional struggles and opportunities for spiritual growth as women start afresh in their new communities.  Next study will be held in the winter of 2020, but stay tuned for Moving on meet ups.  Please register with Debbie Sweeney (debsweeney08@verizon.net) or Kendra Burke (kendra.wells.burke@gmail.com).


Please contact Esther at esther@fpcnorthshore.com for information about any of these groups.  



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