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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Military Wives Fellowship
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New Women's Bible Study begins November, 4, 6, & 7! The Book of Titus.  Please join us and invite a friend! Kempsville Road Location: Tuesdays, 9:30 AM, Room 300. Wednesdays, 6 PM, Room 317/319. Volvo Parkway Location:  Sundays, 6 PM, Room 127, Wednesdays, 9:30 AM, Room 127. Details: women@firstnorfolk.org 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, women@firstnorfolk.org or 802.9519.

2019 Event Dates: Jan. 8, Feb. 12, March 12, April 9, and May 14

Let's Do Lunch, Jan. 8

Guest Speaker: Amy Hale
Topic: "The Priority & Power of a Daily Quiet Time" 

Amy is a wife, mom, and "GiGi" from Tennessee who accepted Christ at a young age, but only started reading her Bible consistently about 5 years ago. Since then, she has been in awe of how very personally God speaks through His Word as He faithfully meets her on its pages every day. Amy is now passionate about helping women dig in to the Bible so they can discover for themselves how powerful and necessary Scripture is in the victorious life of a believer. She especially enjoys using her platform on Instagram to share tips and tools to inspire others to know God more and to experience a more intimate relationship with Him through His Holy Word. ~Encouraging women to enjoy friendship with God through His Word~ Follow Amy on Instagram: @amyhale

Women's Ministry Presents Dinner at Volvo with Amy Hale, Jan. 8

wife. mom. encourager. lover and teacher of God's Word.

Tuesday Evening: 6:30 PM - Volvo Parkway Location. Tickets: $6

Topic: "The Pattern and Purpose for Our Quiet Time"
Key Verse: Mark 1:35 - "Very early the next morning, Jesus got up and went to a place where he could be alone and pray."



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, mrsggray@yahoo.com

2018 Event Dates: Sept. 18, Oct. 9, Nov. 13, Dec. 11


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.

2018 Event Dates: Sept. 27, Oct. 25


Mom to Mom begins October 4. 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.

2018-19 Event Dates: Oct. 4, Oct. 18, Nov. 1, Nov. 15, Dec. 6, Jan. 17, Jan. 31, Feb. 7, Feb. 21, March 7, March 21, April 4, April 18, May 2, May 16


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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