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. 


Bible Studies | Discipleship | Fellowship | Gatherings & Groups | Special Events

Women's Ministry "Women in a Culture of Discipleship": Through Bible studies, healthy small groups, authentic mentorship, and fellowship opportunities, our Women's Ministry seeks to ignite a passion for Christ in the heart of every woman. Now that we are meeting every week at Hunter College, our women’s ministry activities will again meet in-person or through a combination of in-person and on-line

Calvary's Women's Ministry welcomes all women with open arms aiming to connect them to God and others and equipping them to live out God’s purpose for their lives. We focus on making disciples who are relational, intentional, and equipped.

This season we are learning what it means to grow our women’s ministry in a culture of discipleship. As we embrace the Great Commandment (love God and love others) and fully engage in the Great Commission (“go and make disciples who make disciples). This God-sized vision will take our entire community.  

Bible Studies

Intimate Bible-study sessions are one of the best ways to relate the Word to everyday life. You will get woman-to-woman fellowship in a small group meeting. If you are interested in joining a small group or becoming a small group leader or to find a small group near you, please search Calvary’s Small group finder.

Women's Tuesday Evening Group: Barbara Jepson will lead a new 5-session study, "Understanding and Overcoming Bitterness," beginning on Sept. 20.  Sessions will take place every other week on Zoom.  Limited to 8 people. Register using Calvary’s Small group finder.

Women's Tuesday Evening Bible Study: Under the leadership of Beverly Quinlan, this ladies' group gathers online, using Zoom, each Tuesday at 7 p.m. Ladies are currently studying the Book of James. Register using Calvary’s Small group finder.

Women's Friday Bible Study: Under the leadership of Marilyn Lebowitz and Rose Martir, this ladies' group gathers online, using Zoom, each week at 11 a.m., starting Friday Sept. 16. In a world where faith is fading and integrity is rare, the life of Joseph shines like a brilliant star in the nighttime sky showing us that following God brings hope even in the worst of circumstances.

In Joseph: A Man of Integrity and Forgiveness, Charles Swindoll reveals a man buffered with the same kinds of problems we face today – or worse. A man whose tenacious faith in God ultimately won him great honor and achievement. Register using Calvary’s Small group finder.

Contact Marilyn Lebowitz – marilyngail7@gmail.com or Rose Martir  - rose13125@aol.com.

Gatherings & Groups

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 Fridays at 8:00 p.m. For more information contact Vivette Hagues 646-483 8681

Monthly Women's Fellowship 2021/2022: In alignment with our church-wide emphasis on small groups and discipleship, our monthly Women’s Fellowship will use material from A Woman’s Journey of Discipleship, called Crossroads on the Journey: Pursuing a Lifetime Commitment and Transformation.  Using the study guide and a combination of monthly small group discussions we’ll discover new insights as we become more like Christ.  It will be an exciting and life-changing journey! Join us as we meet at a local restaurant close to Hunter College where we can enjoy lunch as well as the encouragement of being with our sisters in Christ. Under the leadership of Cathy Canary and Beverly Quinlan.

Women of Influence: Jesus’ method of making disciples is the perfect way. He combined intense relationship with intentional training. His aim was transformation.  As His disciples made other disciples, that DNA was passed on. They taught like Jesus taught, loved like Jesus loved, and made disciples like Jesus did. This season we are learning what it means to grow our women’s ministry in a culture of discipleship.

So, we all share the call to make disciples, 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.

MOPS (Mothers of Pre-Schoolers MOMSnext): We are…

  1. Jesus Followers: We are compelled by the movement of Jesus Christ and invite others to explore their own faith journey toward him. John 14:6
  2. Kingdom Enthusiasts: We believe in God’s redemptive work in the world which encourages us to be playful in spirit, generous at heart and faith-filled in confession. Matthew 6:3
  3. Advocates: We are passionate proponents for the value of motherhood and the influence of women. Proverbs 31:8-9
  4. Expansive: 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. Revelation 22:17
  5. Known by What We Are For: We look to Jesus’ footsteps for how to walk through the world, which allows us to be radically gracious in expression and association. Matthew 22:36-40
  6. Multilingual: We lead communication of a timeless message to a culture of many diverse voices, dialects and backgrounds. 1 Corinthians 9:22
  7. Sisterhood Cultivators: We build circles of women who love each other like family, because we believe in the transformative potential of relationships and mentoring. Hebrews 10:25

If you are expecting or have an infant, toddler, preschooler, or school age children, 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 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. Want to join us, email inquiries to manhattanmops@gmail.com. Under the leadership of Rachel Archer, Esther Shin and Beverly Quinlan. 

Women's Ministry Leadership

  • 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