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.

Jump to

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


New Women's Bible Study begins September 18, 19, & 23! The Best Life - Ephesians: Unlocking the Mystery to Your Best Life by Susan Thomas. Please join us as Susan shares the message of God's promises and Good News! God's plans for you are beyond what you could ask or image. He is not out to harm you or keep you from the best life. God desires to prosper you and give you hope (Jeremiah 29:11). In the book of Ephesians, God continues to reveal His wonderful plan through the pen of His chosen man, Paul. Every word of every sentence offers more understanding on how to live this life we have been given. With every page we turn, we have the opportunity to encounter our Creator who leads us toward the very Best Life! Please join us and invite a friend. Book Cost: $15. Begins September 18, 19, & 23. Kempsville Location: Tuesdays, 9:30 AM, Room: 300. Wednesdays, 6 PM, Room 317/319. Volvo Parkway Location: Wednesdays, 9:30 AM, Room 127 & Sundays, 6 PM, 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.

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

Let's Do Lunch, Oct. 9

Featured Speaker: Kris Rystrom Emmert
Topic: "Providing Promise - A Navy Widow's Journey to Hope"
Bio: Kris Rystom Emmert impacts audiences with her powerful message of enduring unspeakable tragedy and discovering unshakeable hope. With a contagious zest for life, Kris weaves her story of loss into a life-changing encounter that inspires others to experience their own healing and uncover their God-given destiny. With a bachelor's in communications from Wake Forest University and a master's in communication from Regent University, Kris is a highly skilled public speaker, combining her extensive education, real-life media experience, talents as a Senior Leader in Premier Designs, Inc, years of being a professor at various higher education institutions, and her multiple motivational presentations before thousands of people.As a pastor's wife, mom to four children, a grandmother, Kris is ultimately a down-to-earth woman who loves her family and lives life to the fullest in East Tennessee. Tickets are $6 and go on sale Sunday, Sept. 9. Childcare is available by advance registration.


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

TEA PARTY, Oct. 27

The Tea Party for women and girls (Kindergarten and up) will be held at our Kempsville Road Location. Saturday, Oct. 27, 10 am-12 pm. Learn more at firstnorfolk.org/teaparty


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