Upstate Women exists to Equip & Encourage women of FBS/UC and the Upstate to…
…Know Christ through His Word
…Grow in their Relationship with the Lord and with other women
…Serve the Body of Christ and
…Share Christ with Others

“You did not choose Me but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit – fruit that will last…” John 15:16a


More events coming soon!

Discipleship Classes

Be strengthened and encouraged in your walk with Christ by connecting with other women while diving into the life-changing Word of God. Throughout the year, click here for a list of Bible Study Classes.


Click any of the groups below to learn more about them.

Day/Time: Monday, 6:30pm
White house on 111 Church St (formerly Elegant Gourmet)

More than likely we all at one time or another fall into the “prodigal” category. When it’s our teenager or adult children, it can be extra painful. The worse thing we can do is isolate ourselves or think we’re the only one who is struggling with this. Join with other moms and find encouragement and support through God’s Word, praying, and walking through it with one another.

Facilitator: Juditha Chapman

Day/Time: Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30pm
Location: Downtown Campus, 2nd floor of Worship Center North Building, Room N-210

This is a support group for foster and adoptive parents. Meets weekly with training the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month.

Facilitator: Jessica Platt

Day/Time: Every 3rd Wednesday* at 7:00 pm
Location: Downtown Campus, Dining Room, 1st floor of Worship Center North Building

A faith-based encouragement group for mothers who have experienced the death of a child. Theme for this year, “Our Hope of Healing Grace”

*March meeting on 3/11. March 21 is the Day Retreat.
Day Retreat Registration
Day Retreat Brochure
Small Group Guide

Facilitators: Jan James, [email protected]; Alice Ann Holman, [email protected]

Support and fellowship for women who have lost their spouse and/or are alone.

Facilitators: Nancy Anderson, [email protected] or Martha Bridges, [email protected]



Sherri Jones 864-414-0405
Sandy Dewitt 864-320-2775

Bible Studies

Kathy Robinson 864-399-0363
We offer discipleship (Bible study) groups that help women dive into the Word of God with other women in a safe, encouraging and fun environment. We offer studies from solid, biblical authors, and groups meet on various days and nights of the week.


Sherri Jones 864-414-0405
We provide opportunities for women to bond in fellowship through off-campus retreats, on-campus events and other gatherings. Checkout Upstate Women or FBS/UC social media outlets for upcoming event details.


Sherri Jones 864-414-0405
We personally welcome new women and help them plug in to opportunities for women at FBS/UC.

Support Groups

Kathy Robinson 864-399-0363
Part of equipping and encouraging women is walking with them through the challenges life brings all of us from time to time. We have several women’s support groups, which are listed above.


Kathryn Gray 517-795-7617
FBS/UC is one church with multiple campuses that share the same vision and mission. Women who attend or visit any campus are welcomed and encouraged to be involved in all Upstate Women activities and opportunities.


Bev Gossett 864-419-6847
Women benefit from the wisdom and encouragement of other women who have gone before them and reflect Jesus. We offer an intentional, multi-generational women’s mentoring ministry.


Melonee Lechleiter 864-303-3432
We connect women with missional opportunities geared for women and to women. These include partnering with existing missions that our church supports, such as WMU and local school partnerships, as well as other local, national, and international projects. Projects are offered quarterly.