The Women’s Ministry of First Baptist Norfolk exists to glorify God by reaching, teaching, and encouraging the women of our church and Hampton Roads. Our ministry is designed to help women connect to one another in settings where they can build meaningful relationships with other women as they come to faith in God, grow in Christian maturity, and live out their faith by service others. Our mission is to provide opportunities for women to grow in their faith as they make friends who can encourage them on their journey with God. Our Bible studies, LIFEgroups, encouragement groups, mission groups, community ministries, and special events are planned with the needs of women in mind! Many of our ministries provide wonderful programs for preschool age and homeschooled children. Our desire is for women to Love God, Love Others, and Live the Mission!

For More Information on any of the opportunities below, contact Liz Fentress, Women’s Ministry Assistant, at 757.802.9519 or

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Women's Bible Study
Let's Do Lunch
Homeschool Mothers Encouragement Group
Military Wives Fellowship
Mom to Mom
Project Comfort
Acts of Kindness
Cancer Survivors Encouragement
Sunday Morning LIFEgroups
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Friday, September 13, 2019, 6:30 PM | Volvo Location

A fun, free event for women 18 and up. Bring a friend! Sign up to bring a snack. The evening will also include childcare for birth-K and a Movie Night for children grades 1-5! Be sure to RSVP today for the event and for childcare!



Kicks off in September

TUE, SEPT. 10, 9:30 AM, Kempsville Location, Room 300
WED, SEPT 11, 9:30 AM, Volvo Location, Room 127
WED, SEPT 11, 6 PM, Kempsville Location, Room 317
SUN, SEPT 15, 6 PM, Volvo Location, Room 127

The city of ancient Corinth was much like our own modern-day cities: a melting pot of electrifying cultural experiences to be had, along with the myriad pitfalls of spiritual depravity. Still, Paul wrote to the Church of God in Corinth - meaning God's Church is meant to thrive in any city and every circumstance in which we find ourselves. Paul's letter is as timely as ever. Over 8 sessions, Kelly Minter will lead you through the Letter of 2 Corinthians, exploring the anchoring truths of bearing treasures in jars of clay, meeting Christ through a pressing thorn, opening wide your heart in the midst of hurtful relationships, and what it means to embrace the lost and lonely as ministers of the new covenant. Each of us has a message to proclaim and live 
by: Because of Jesus the old has gone, the new has come.
Questions? Contact Liz Fentress, or 802.9519.


Join us in the Fellowship Hall at First Norfolk on Kempsville Road for this popular, exciting event for women of all ages. Each month women gather for a one hour luncheon to mingle with friends, make new friends, and listen to an inspiring speaker. Usually meets the second Tuesday of each month except for June, July, and August. Meets at 12 noon in the Fellowship Hall at our Kempsville Road Location. Childcare is available by RSVP. Tickets are $6 and are on sale in the Lobby. Details: Liz Fentress, or 802.9519.

2019 Event Dates: Fall/Winter dates coming soon!



This group serves to build up and equip one another in our calling as Homeschool mothers through the study of God's Word, encouragement, mentoring, and fellowship. Meets on the second Tuesday of each month (except June, July, and August) from 10 am-11:45 am in Room 317 at our Kempsville Road Location. Leader: Gretchen Gray,

2019 Event Dates:  9/17, 10/8, 11/12, 12/10


This ministry of First Baptist Norfolk provides encouragement, support, and friendship for military wives. All ladies married to military men are welcome and invited! We meet the fourth Thursday of each month (except June, July, August, and December) at 10 am in the Parlor at our Kempsville Road Location. A quality preschool and homeschool program is provided. Find out more about the Military Ministry.

Thursday, August 22. Military Wives Fellowship Beach Morning/Day Gathering 9:00 AM. We’re having a beach day! All ladies married to military men are welcome and invited! Children are welcomed. Bring snacks, along with your lunch. Details or to RSVP to Jessica Jackson, 904.521.8634.

2019 Meeting Dates: 9/29, 10/24


Mom to Mom begins in the Fall. It meets the first and third Thursday of each month at our Kempsville Road Location, Room 300, from 9:30-11:45 am. Mom to Mom is a biblically based ministry designed around the Titus 2:4 concept of older women teaching and encouraging younger women. Free childcare/preschool drop-off is available. Book & registration fee: $20. Scholarships available upon requests. Click here for more information and to register, or call 802-9516. 

2019 Meeting Dates: 9/5, 9/19, 10/3, 10/17, 11/7, 11/21, 12/5


Project Comfort is a sewing ministry whose mission is to bring comfort to people -- whether that's making a pillow for a woman with breast cancer, an outfit for a newborn in need, or a crocheted hat for a homeless person. Project Comfort is an unpaid volunteer ministry that is completely self-funded through donations. There is much work to be done, and you can be involved! If you're interested in volunteering or donating to Project Comfort, please contact Debbie Allen at Learn more about Project Comfort in this blog post.


First Baptist Norfolk Women's Ministry works in partnership with the Cancer Care Foundation of Tidewater performing acts of kindness and caring to those struggling with cancer. Our volunteers offer an encouraging word and a snack to eat while having a positive impact on patients, caregivers, nurses and technicians.


Ministers to women who are survivors of cancer by providing fellowship and encouragement relative to their needs.


Specifically designed for Women. Please join us Sunday morning!

8:00 – “Women with a Mission” (Quillin) – FH100A
9:30 – “Women of Praise” (Hardway) – Room 310
9:30 – “Women of Faith” (Greene) – Parlor
9:30 – “Sisters in Faith" (Verhaagen) – Room 128
11:00 – “Women of the Word” (Hipple) – FH100C


Follow the Women's Ministry on social media

Facebook: @FirstNorfolkWomen     Instagram: @firstnorfolkwomen


why am I here? why do I need God?


First Baptist Norfolk

312 Kempsville Road
Norfolk, VA 23502

(757) 461-3226

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