Women's ministry

Women’s Ministry is designed to cultivate a beloved community of women to fulfill their vision of becoming Christ-followers who are being transformed into His likeness, reflecting God’s heart.  An array of prayer times, outreach focused special events, Bible studies, workshops and one-on-one mentoring opportunities are the “tools” used to equip gals for life-changing growth and service.  Look for information with regard to your unique interests at the Women’s Center located in the Commons area of the Community Life Center.

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Mom To Mom

Mom To Mom is a special community where expectant moms through moms of first graders can be encouraged, informed and equipped to meet the challenges of a woman with children aged newborn to Kindergarten.  They benefit from small group discussions as well as from the life experiences of the table mentors.  Meetings are on the 1st and 3rd Friday of each month from 9:15am-11:30am, beginning September 19 through mid-May in Room 426 of the Community Life Center; child care is provided. Monthly Gym Days, Clothing Exchanges, Mom’s Night Out and Park Day activities are also scheduled.  Cost is $30 per year.
Contact: Stephanie Thorp (503) 851-6431


Bible Studies

Opportunities are many to study God’s Word at Salem First Baptist. These studies will be instrumental in growing your faith, spurring you on to reach out to others and provide opportunity for maturity in Christ – women of all ages, walks and desires open God’s Word together for the purpose of knowing Him.  Click here for dates and times of specific Bible studies.

Women’s Book Club

“The Screwtape Letters,” by C.S. Lewis.  Meeting on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8:00 p.m.  beginning September 10, in the church building, Room 322 behind the balcony. Pre-registration required for women and child care children.  Individuals required to purchase own book.


Deaconesses are nominated and voted on by the congregation to serve for a term of three years. In their efforts to “serve one another in love” their ministry includes preparing the communion elements; sending letters, cards and flowers to shut ins; coordinating the Deaconess Prayer Chain and working with Baptismal candidates. For more information contact Marilyn at 503-463-8051.


Culinary Team

Culinary Team is led by Dawn and Charlotte. Volunteers are always needed and must be certified as State Food Service Workers. This team provides catering services in a variety of ways: weddings, funerals, special occasions and meetings, Upward basketball canteen and community affairs . If you would like to volunteer or just learn more, contact Dawn at (503) 399-1933 or Charlotte at (503) 390-1288.


Women Only Community Groups

Overcomers – If you are not currently attending a group on Sunday morning, we would like to give you a special invitation to study God’s Word with us in Room 420 at 10:30 a.m.  Current Study: the book of Philippians.
Sisters in Prayer – Be joyful…pray continually Sisters in Prayer is a simple, but powerful ministry that keeps women connected through intercession.  Using Facebook, email and snail mail “sisters” are blessed knowing that others are standing in the gap for them on a regular basis.  SIP provides an opportunity to meet other ladies within the church and to deepen relationships by becoming better acquainted through the avenue of prayer.  Women will submit requests in confidential communication, have the chance to encourage and respond to requests and in this way share one another’s heart and life.  You may join anytime during the year.  Call the office to learn how to become part of the Facebook group.  Ask for Janice, 503-364-2285 x 334



Experience the rich rewards of a mentoring relationship. One of the most meaningful and encouraging friendships that can exist between Christian women is that of an older woman sharing her heart with a younger woman. If you are interested in a one on one, woman to woman discipling relationship, are serious about growing in your walk with God and willing to make a commitment to accountability, you may be ready for this God designed connection with another woman. Training as a mentor is available. Contact Janice (503) 364-2285 or (541) 760-3649.SFB Women's Ministry Facebook