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 women@firstnorfolk.org.

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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
Social Media



Begins February 11 & 12

Feb 11 | Kempsville Road Location | 9:30 AM, Room 300
Feb 12 | Kempsville Road Location | 6 PM, Room 317/318
Feb 12 | Volvo Parkway Location | 9:30 AM, Room 127

TRUSTWORTHY - A Study of 1 & 2 Kings

Overcoming Our Greatest Struggles to Trust God - By Lisa Terkeurst

In this 6-session study of 1 & 2 Kings, join Lisa Terkeurst in Israel as she honestly reveals the places of distrust in her own heart while exploring the deeply applicable scriptures that will teach us how to truly trust God. Bible Study Books: $16.


Second Tuesday of each month at Noon
Fellowship Hall, Kempsville Road Location

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. Childcare is available by RSVP.
Tickets are $6 and are on sale in the Lobby. Details: Liz Fentress, women@firstnorfolk.org or 802.9519.

March 10 Speaker: Bonnie Erb

2020 Let's Do Lunch Dates: April 14, May 12, September 8, October 13, November 10, December 8

homeschoool mothers encouragement group


6 PM, Second Wednesday of each month (except June-August)
Room 319, Kempsville Road Location

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. Leader: Gretchen Gray, mrsggray@yahoo.com

Event Dates: 3/11, 4/8, 5/13

military wives


10 AM, Fourth Thursday of each month (except June-August)
Parlor, Kempsville Road Location

This ministry of First Baptist Norfolk provides encouragement, support, and friendship for military wives. All ladies married to military men are welcome and invited! A quality preschool and homeschool program is provided. Find out more about the Military Ministry.

Event Dates: 2/27, 3/26

mom to mom


9:30 AM, 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month
Room 319, Kempsville Road Location

The theme of our study will be Growing a Child = Growing a Mom. 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.

At our next meeting, we will share what has worked and what hasn’t in discipling our children, and discuss practical applications of the Biblical foundations of discipline.

Event Dates: 2/20, 3/5, 3/19, 4/2, 4/16, 4/30, 5/7, 5/21

project comfort


6 PM, Second Wednesday of each month (except June-August)
Room 319, Kempsville Road Location

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 djallen1059@gmail.com. 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


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First Baptist Norfolk

312 Kempsville Road
Norfolk, VA 23502

(757) 461-3226


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