Apples of Gold

Apples of Gold is an outreach ministry of mature believers mentoring younger women with love, compassion and wisdom from God’s Word. They also share their life experiences and give instruction in such vital skills such as cooking and meal planning. This relationship builds a strong bond of love and appreciation between generations.

Book Club

The Book Club is a great opportunity to get together with other women who enjoy a good book! Read before you come so you can share your thoughts and learn from someone else’s impressions. Book Club is offered at two different times each month. Discussions are held on Tuesdays at 11:30 a.m. on the church campus, and on Saturdays at 9:30 a.m. at Panera Bread at Tanglewood. Come to the one that fits your schedule. Specific dates are available in the calendar and in your weekly bulletin. We invite you to bring your own lunch/snack & beverage on Tuesdays. This relaxed atmosphere will be inviting for all women, so bring your friends, coworkers, neighbors…! Everyone is welcome.

Prayer Shawl Ministry

Love to knit or crochet? Be a part of the Prayer Shawl Ministry! Gather with other ladies and turn your interest into a ministry of prayer and encouragement. As you create your shawl, pray intentionally for the person who will receive it. This will be someone who has a serious burden in his/her life and needs the reminder that Believers are praying and the Lord is answering! Bring your own supplies; patterns available as needed.


MOPS stands for “Mothers of Preschoolers” MOPS is about meeting the needs of every mom of a child from conception through kindergarten through a group of moms just like you.. The goal is to connect moms all over the Roanoke Valley to a community of women who meet, laugh, cry, learn, and embrace the journey of motherhood. MOPS meets at First Roanoke one Monday of each month from September through May, from 6:30-8:30 PM in The Loft. For more information about MOPS, visit Click here to register!

Infertility Support Group

This women’s group comes together at the Roanoke County Public Library on Merriman Rd. in Southwest Roanoke every second Tuesday at 7p.m. Join this great group of ladies to share the struggles with infertility and gain the encouragement to keep trying! 

Single Mom’s Connect

Are you a single mom in the Roanoke area that would love to have friends that shared the same struggles? Check out this support group on Facebook (click here). It’s a private group, open to new members, for single mothers in the Roanoke Valley. This group is a great place to make new friends, give and receive advice and share the joys and struggles of single motherhood. 

And now, we have a Single Mom Connect Group during the 9am hour Sunday mornings here at First Roanoke. It’s a close knit group of ladies that welcome new members. If you want support, encouragement, and love from ladies just like you, come check out this great group Sunday at 9am.

WMU (Women’s Missionary Union)

WMU is a group organized by women to provide a variety of opportunities to involve all church members. These opportunities may be one-time events, short-term activities, ongoing projects, and awareness opportunities. For churches interested in growing and strengthening Christ followers through missions education, WMU offers ongoing missions organizations and approaches for boys and girls, men and women, and coed groups in all-age levels. Contact Lauri Gearhart for more information pertaining to our WMU at First Roanoke.

Connect Groups

Meet with other women, study God’s word, pray and fellowship. There’s a group for you! Learn more…