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

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. See below for our current Bible Studies and Women’s Groups.



March 2 | 9:30am - 1pm
Simpsonville Campus

Please join us on Saturday, March 2 for ENGAGE 2024 where all women of FBSimpsonville | Upstate Church will gather together for amazing worship, wonderful Bible teaching, and sweet fellowship. This event will be hosted at the Simpsonville campus by Upstate Women. Doors open at 9am!
Brunch will be served at 10:30am.

We are very excited to have Kandi Gallaty of Long Hollow Baptist Church (Nashville TN) and Replicate Ministries, as our guest teacher! Check her out at

To register, click below. For event details, contact Jennifer Standard (864-915-0785) or Sherri Jones (864-414-0405)

Heartstrings Day Retreat

April 6 | 8:30am - 2pm
Simpsonville Campus

This special day is for mothers who have experienced the death of a child. It is a day to be understood, encouraged, uplifted, and "loved on." There will be speakers, a small group sharing session, music, lunch, a time to honor and remember our children, and hugs!

New Women

April 28 | 4:00pm
The Crossing | Downtown Simpsonville Campus

If you have joined our church in the last few months, we would love to meet you! Please join us for light refreshments as we welcome you to FBSimpsonville | Upstate Church.
For questions and details, contact Janey Jordan @ (760) 803-1804


Morning Break

Facilitated by Jean Harris 
When You Pray 
 January 10-February 28 2024
Just Open the Door by Jen Schmidt
March 6-April 24, 2024
Wednesday Mornings | 9:15-11:15am
Second Floor Auditorium | Simpsonville Campus

Women's Sunday Evening

Facilitated by Georgina Mayfield
Jesus In Me by Anne Graham Lotz
March 10 – May 5 , 2024
Sunday Evenings | 6:00-7:30pm
Second Floor Auditorium | Simpsonville Campus
No Childcare

Women's Wednesday Evening

Facilitated by Mel Gillen
He’s Where the Joy is by Terra Leigh Cobble
Wednesday Evenings | 6:00-7:30pm
21 – April 24, 2024
The Crossing | Simpsonville Campus
Childcare Available

Revive and Thrive

Facilitated by
Lana Hawkins, Kristy Moody
& Ashley Meadors
Resuming January 4th
1st and 3rd Thursday Mornings;
Second Floor Auditorium | Simpsonville Campus
Childcare available


Recovery Ministry for Women
Wednesday Night: 6pm
E-Wing CDC 2nd Floor – Room 256           Simpsonville Campus
Childcare available

Windsor Group

Leader: Shelley Windsor
Ladies | 20s-30s
Monday | 6:30pm
Location: Dining Room | Simpsonville Campus

Cox Group

Leader: Cristina Cox
Ladies | Multi-Gen
Monday | 6:00pm
Location: The Crossing | Simpsonville Campus

Creative Connections

Leader: Kat Ballew
Ladies | Multi-Gen
2nd & 4th Saturday | 10:00am
Location: Student Room | Harrison Bridge Campus

Ladies Agape Group

Leader: Maggie Kubia, Deborah Reames, Jennie Wilson
Ladies | Multi-Gen
Tuesday | 10am
Location: Mauldin Campus

Ladies Agape Group

Leader: Maggie Kubia, Deborah Reames, Jennie Wilson
Ladies | Multi-Gen
Tuesday | 10am
Location: Mauldin Campus

Ladies Thursday Night Group

Leader: Kim Griffith
Ladies | Multi-Gen
Thursday | 6:30pm
Location: Student Room | Harrison Bridge Campus


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

Day/Time: Every 3rd Wednesday at 7:00 pm
Location: Downtown Simpsonville Campus, The DELTA

Heartstrings is a community group of First Baptist Simpsonville. It is a faith-based encouragement group for mothers who have experienced the death of a child. It does not matter the age of the child nor the time since the child has passed away. Our vision is to grow in God’s grace as we travel this journey of healing together.

Our theme for 2023-2024 is A Woman of Timeless Faith.

Meeting times are the 3rd Wednesday evening of August through May except March (which will be held on the 2nd Wednesday) at 7:00 in The Delta. 

305 East College Street 29681

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

Support and fellowship for women and men who have lost their spouse and/or are alone. Meets the 1st Tuesday of February, April, June, August, October & December at 11:30am for lunch. Cost of lunch is $15. Reservations are required. Contact church office to reserve your lunch or to get more information.

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



We want women who are new to FBS|UC to feel welcomed and be able to personally connect with at least one other woman at our church. The Women’s Welcome ministry meets that need by having designated women reach out to each new woman to help her get connected. Additionally, a quarterly Women’s Welcome social is hosted specifically for new women to engage and fellowship in a casual setting.

For more information on being involved in welcoming women, contact Janey Jordan (760-803-1804).


FBS|UC is ONE church across multiple campuses, so it’s important to provide women an opportunity to come together as one body. Women’s fellowship events are planned each year for this purpose, including one large event in the spring, such as a retreat or on-campus speaker-led event. Other events may include game nights, craft events, etc.

For more information on getting involved with fellowship events, contact Sherri Jones (864-414-0405).


D-Groups are facilitator-led closed groups of 4-6 women who gather for discipleship each week for 12 months. These groups are focused on spiritual growth through reading through the Bible, journaling, prayer, scripture memory, and journeying together through the 12-month process. The Bible is the textbook.

For more information on getting involved with Discipleship Groups, contact Kathy Robinson (864-399-0363) or Sherri Jones (864-414-0405).


Serving the body of believers and being the hands and feet of Jesus in serving our communities is our responsibility as children of God. There are various opportunities to get involved: Servant Hands is one of several crafting groups who use their skills to provide for those in need.

For more information, contact Michele Christon (864-757-8242) or Brenda Thompson (803-727-6035).

Women’s Missionary Union (WMU) is our denominational missions organization. For more information, go to or contact Kathy Murphy (864-630-2191).




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