Women's Ministry

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places.

Ephesians 1:3

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 moving onto Higher Ground. Below you'll find a complete listing of the times our ladies will gather—find one, or more, that you have an interest in.

Weekly Ministries

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 510.

MOPS (Mothers of Pre-Schoolers): An international ministry that encourages mothers in their journey as a mom while pointing them to Christ as their strength. Starting January 11, 2017, MOPS gathers the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month from 9:45 to 11:30 a.m. Join leaders Amanda Bauman 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: Starting January 3, 2017, join us on Tuesday mornings from 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. as we explore the book of Zechariah. 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 of Revelation by Beth Moore": Ladies have two opportunities to participate: Heart to Heart is under the leadership of Eileen Browne and gathers on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. in Room 500, starting January 10, 2017, and Women of the Word is under the leadership of Marilyn Lebowitz and gathers on Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. in Room 503, starting January 21, 2017.

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 (and translation), a 3-ring binder, and colored pencils. Under the leadership of Priscilla Hodges, the "1 Samuel" study is held on Wednesday mornings beginning January 4, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. in Room 502, and "2 Kings" is held Wednesday evenings beginning January 4, 2017, at 6 p.m. in Room 512.

Women's Friday Bible Study of Romans: Join us for this Kay Arthur DVD Bible study of Romans 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 and a pot-luck lunch at noon. Childcare is provided upon request, call (212) 975-0170 x117. Starts January 13, 2017.

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, starting January 8,2017, at 1 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. A light lunch will be served for $8. Coordinated by Dr. Cathy Canary, assisted by Cathy Black. Childcare is provided.

Women of Influence: Women mentoring women to encourage and equip each other to live for the glory of God. “Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose trust is the Lord. He is like a tree planted by water, that sends out its roots by the stream … and does not cease to bear fruit.” - Jeremiah 17:7,8. 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 2017 retreat will be June 2-4. 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, Coordinator of Communications
  • Esther Hinds, Advisor
  • Deborah Parchment, Advisor
  • Margot Romberg, Advisor