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. 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 Anchoring Our Identity in Christ. Below you'll find a complete listing of the times our Women's Ministry hosts gatherings—find one, or more, gatherings 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): MOPS believes moms are world influencers. That is why we connect moms all over the city to 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 room for a vast collage of women who thirst for Jesus. A MOPS group is an open, accepting place for all mothers to experience authentic community, personal growth, practical help, and spiritual hope. MOPS gathers the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Join leaders Sarah Javed, Beverly Quinlan, and Janice Cho in the Fellowship Hall, email manhattanmops@gmail.com with questions. 

MOPS is pleased to announce an extension in the Bronx. Please contact Janice Cho for more information at Janice.lo@gmail.com.

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 Isaiah. 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, "Overcomer" from Dr. David Jeremiah. 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 continuing study of "Acts" is held at two convenient times; Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. in Room 502, and Wednesdays at 6 p.m. in Room 512.

Women's Friday Bible Study of 2 Corinthians: Join us for this Kay Arthur DVD Bible study of 2 Corinthians 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. 


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 $10. Coordinated by Cathy Canary and Shoshannah Weinisch. Childcare is provided.

Women of Influence: Women mentoring women the Titus 2 way - Woman to Woman, Older to Younger, Day to Day, Life to Life. This is God's beautiful plan. 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 we adorn the Gospel of Christ together. Under the leadership of Beverly Quinlan, email questions to BeverlyQQ@aol.com.


Special Events

Women's Annual Retreat: The retreat will be held at the beautiful Tuscarora Inn in Mount Bethel, Pennsylvania, May 31 – June 2, 2019. This is for women of all ages. It's a great opportunity to make new friends and grow deeper in your relationship with the Lord. Back by popular demand, Debbie Stuart, Women's Ministry of Green Acres Baptist Church in Tyler, Texas, will be our guest speaker.

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
  • Jennifer Wang and Teresa Hewitt, Coordinators of Annual Women's Retreat
  • Beverly Quinlan, Mentoring Ministry Coordinator
  • Vivette Hagues, Prayer Ministry Coordinator
  • Esther Hinds and Deborah Parchment, Advisors