Women's Ministry

A Season For Prayer - Calvary's Women's Ministry

Calvary's Women's Ministry aims to welcome women with open arms, connect them to God and others, and equip them to live out God’s purpose for their lives. This ministry year our Women’s Ministry will focus on A Season For Prayer. 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  |  Monthly Ministries |   Special Events

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 12:45 p.m. in Room 203.

MOPS (Mothers of Pre-Schoolers): If you are expecting or have an infant, toddler, or preschooler, come and join our gathering to support moms. We believe in the simple but revolutionary idea that remarkable things happen when moms come together, face to face. That’s why we rally women to come together in their own neighborhoods and help each other through this time called motherhood, one gathering at a time. We uphold a boldness of inclusion because we know there is room for a vast collage of women who thirst for Jesus. Hosted on the Second and Fourth Wednesdays from 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Breakfast and childcare are provided! Email questions to manhattanmops@gmail.com. Under the leadership of Sarah Javed, Beverly Quinlan and Janice Cho. Begins January 8, 2020. 

MOPS also hosts an extension in the Bronx on the first and third Wednesdays of the month from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Contact Janice Cho for more information at Janice.lo@gmail.com. Begins January 15, 2020.

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 Colossians. 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. Begins January 14, 2020.

DVD Bible Study: Ladies have two opportunities to participate in the DVD Bible Study, "Malachi" by Lisa Harper. 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. Studies start Tuesday, January, 7 and Wednesday, January 8, 2020.

Precept Upon Precept Bible Studies: Know truth for yourself as we study the Bible inductively in this gathering that meets the first and third Wednesdays of each month. Ladies will need a Bible (any translation), a 3-ring binder, and colored pencils. Under the leadership of Priscilla Hodges, Precept Upon Precept is held at two convenient times; Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. in Room 502, and Wednesdays at 6 p.m. in Room 512. The Wednesday morning group will study the book of Genesis, and the evening group will study the books of Ezra and Haggai. Each begin January 8, 2020. 

Women's Friday Bible Study of Hebrews: Join us for this Kay Arthur DVD Bible study of Hebrews each Friday at 11 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Leaders Rose Martir 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. Begins January 10, 2020.  

Monthly Ministries

Women's Fellowship "A Season of Prayer": An hour of expectant prayer and dynamic worship where we will intercede for all things CBC NYC. Begins Sunday, January 5, 2020, 1:15-2:15 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. No Charge/No Food Provided. Childcare is available for children ages 6-months- 2 years. Coordinated by Cathy Canary.

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 RetreatThe retreat will be held at beautiful Tuscarora Inn, Mt. Bethel, Pennsylvania, May 29-31, 2020. 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!

We are excited that our featured speaker will be Trillia Newbell. She is a young, vibrant, author, and conference speaker. Currently, she is the Director of Community Outreach for the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention. Ladies, please mark your calendars and invite a friend. Coordinated by Teresa Hewitt and Sharon Williams. 


Director of Women's Ministries

Marilyn Lebowitz

A native New Yorker, Marilyn has a faithful history with Calvary; she first visited in 1978, joined in 1982, and joined the staff in 1990. Marilyn's greatest passion is helping hurting women within our community - assisting those living with realities like domestic violence, sexual abuse, addictions, and grief. 

Office: 212-975-0170     MLebowitz@cbcnyc.org


  • Teresa Hewitt and Sharon Williams, Coordinators of Annual Women's Retreat

  • Beverly Quinlan, Mentoring Ministry Coordinator

  • Vivette Hagues, Prayer Ministry Coordinator

  • Esther Hinds and Deborah Parchment, Advisors