Women's Ministry

But I have raised you up for this very purpose, that I might show you my power and that my name might be proclaimed in all the earth

Exodus 9:16

The Women's Ministry at Calvary Baptist Church is designed for women of all ages and from all walks of life. Each week we strive to provide Godly teaching, inspirational music, and warm fellowship. By taking part in our Women's Ministry you will not only grow in your personal walk with Christ, but you will also meet many new people and develop deep friendships.

This year our Women’s Ministry will focus on Living with Purpose in Every Season. Below you'll find a complete listing of the times our ladies gather—find one, or more, gatherings that you have an interest in.


Weekly Ministries

NEW Zumba: Zumba fuses aerobics with Latin-inspired dance, as well as hip-hop, African, Middle-Eastern, and other popular dance styles. Whether you are a seasoned dancer or a novice, Zumba is a great way to burn calories and have great fun! Under the instruction of Tracy Hagues Stubbs, join Zumba classes at 1 p.m. the first Saturday of the month in Room 501. Please bring a towel. 


Standing in the Gap: An opportunity to intercede in prayer for our families, communities, the Church, the nation, and the world. Join leader Vivette Hagues on Sunday's at 1 p.m. in Room 203.


MOPS (Mothers of Pre-Schoolers): Moms are world influencers! That is why we connect moms all over the city to form a community of women who meet together to laugh, cry, and embrace the journey of motherhood. Every mom has a place with us, we uphold a boldness of inclusion because we know there is a vast collage of women who thirst for Jesus. MOPS gathers the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month from 9:30 to noon. Join leaders Amanda Bauman, Janice Cho, and Beverly Quinlan in the Fellowship Hall, email manhattanmops@gmail.com with questions. 


Vested in Prayer (V.I.P.): A special opportunity to strengthen your prayer life. Schedule to be arranged with Sharon Shah, contact Sharon at (917) 570-5259.


Early Bird Bible Study: Join us on Tuesday mornings from 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. as we explore the book of Hebrews. Under the leadership of Kathie Grimm, the group will gather in Room 416. To register, call or email Kathie at (212) 751-4737 or kteetsgrimm@gmail.com. 


DVD Bible Study: Ladies have two opportunities to participate in the DVD Bible Study, "Jesus Among Secular Gods," by Dr. Ravi Zacharias. Heart to Heart is under the leadership of Eileen Browne and gathers on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. in Room 503, and Women of the Word is under the leadership of Marilyn Lebowitz and gathers on Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. in Room 503. 


Precept Upon Precept Bible Studies: Know truth for yourself as we study the Bible inductively in this gathering that meets the first and third Wednesday of each month. Ladies will need a Bible (any translation), a 3-ring binder, and colored pencils. Under the leadership of Priscilla Hodges, this study of "Acts" is held at two convenient times on Wednesday mornings at 10:30 a.m. in Room 502, and Wednesday evenings at 6 p.m. in Room 512. 


Women's Friday Bible Study of Genesis: Join us for this David Arthur DVD Bible study of Genesis each Friday at 11 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Leaders Margot Romberg and Marilyn Lebowitz will walk ladies through a discussion, followed by the DVD viewing, then a pot-luck lunch at noon. Childcare is provided upon request, call (212) 975-0170 x117. 


Dorcas Ministry: Gathers the second and fourth Sunday's of each month at 1 p.m. in Room 500.


Monthly Ministries


Women's Fellowship: This is an opportunity for women of all ages to encourage and support each other. Jesus invites us to follow in His footsteps and spend our lives in service for others. This group gathers the first Sunday of each month unless otherwise announced at 1 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. A light lunch will be served for $8. Coordinated by Dr. Cathy Canary and Shoshannah Weinisch. Childcare is provided.


Women of Influence: Women mentoring women the Titus 2 way. The Titus 2 model of women living out the Gospel and teaching younger women to do the same is vital. It's how we all thrive. It's how we're adorned-and it's how adorn the Gospel of Christ together. Under the leadership of Beverly Quinlan, email questions to BeverlyQQ@aol.com


Special Events


Women's Annual Retreat: Held at beautiful Tuscarora Inn in Mount Bethel, Pennsylvania, this event is for women of all ages. This is a great opportunity to make new friends, dig deep into God's Word, sing Him our praises, and build deeper connections with each other. The 2018 retreat will be June 1-3, and Debbie Stuart, Director of Ministry Initiatives at Hope for the Heart is our featured speaker. Coordinated by Sandy Epstein and Jennifer Wang.


For more information on any of our Women's Ministries, email Marilyn Lebowitz, Director of Women's Ministries, at MLebowitz@cbcnyc.org
  • Marilyn Lebowitz, Director of Women’s Ministries
  • Sandy Epstein, Coordinator of Annual Conference and Retreat
  • Beverly Quinlan, Mentoring Ministry Coordinator
  • Vivette Hagues, Prayer Ministry Coordinator
  • Jennifer Wang, Co-Coordinator of Annual Retreat
  • Esther Hinds, Advisor
  • Deborah Parchment, Advisor
  • Margot Romberg, Advisor