Upstate Women

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
…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

Upcoming Events

Check back for 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. Please click here for a full list of Winter/Spring Bible Study Classes.

Support Groups

Forever Family
Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30pm, Downtown in Room N-210
2nd floor of Worship Center North Building
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

Praying Moms of Prodigals
Monday, 6:30pm
White house on 111 College St (formerly Elegant Gourmet)
Starts: September 9
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

Meets the 3rd Wednesday* at 7pm
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.
Contact Jan James, [email protected]; Alice Ann Holman, [email protected]

Alone Together
Support and fellowship for women who have lost their spouse and/or are alone.
Contact Nancy Anderson, [email protected] or Martha Bridges, [email protected]

Women’s Cancer Support Group
1st, 3rd, 5th Wednesdays, 6:00pm-7:15pm
111 Church Street (formerly Elegant Gourmet)
Starts: September 18
Friends and family can be supportive when you’ve received a cancer diagnosis or are going through the treatment process, but there’s nothing like having the support of others who have walked in your shoes….or are currently there with you. Be encouraged by other women and by focusing on the presence and purposes of Christ during this difficult time.
Facilitator: Jodi Higgins

Connect with us!

Upstate Women Facebook Group
Instagram - @upstatewomenfbsuc

Upstate Women Leadership Team


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

Bible Studies:

Jean Harris 864-884-9828
Each year, September through May, we offer Bible studies that help women dive into the life-changing Word of God with one another in a safe, encouraging, and fun environment. We use studies written by solid, biblical authors and we meet on Wednesday mornings and evenings, as well as other days of the week.


Carmen Shults 864-399-3049
We provide opportunities for women to bond in fellowship through on-campus events, retreats, and other more intimate gatherings. Check the FBS/UC website or Facebook pages to stay up to date on time and locations.

Support Groups:

Linda Vanderbroek 864-346-2235
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.


Linda Vanderbroek 864-346-2235
FBS/UC is a multi-site church that shares the same vision and mission. Women who attend or visit any campus are welcome and encouraged to be involved in all Upstate Women activities and opportunities.


Bonnie Chiles 864-616-7316
Lacey Spencer 864-871-1157

Beginning in 2018, we began offering and intentional, multi-generational mentoring ministry for FBS/UC women. Contact Bonnie or Lacey if you are interested in have a mentor or being a mentor.


Beth Allen 864-414-5546
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.