<p>Women</p>
Women

Women

At Calvary, women are serious about their faith and growing as an active and inclusive community. Our desire is to provide opportunities where you can grow closer to the Lord and connect on a regular basis.

Women of all ages come together through weekly Adult Life Groups, Women’s Bible Studies, events, prayer ministry, and serving opportunities. Please see below for details. We’d love to have you join us! 


Questions? Contacts: Pastor Jim Pile, 704.341.5359, jpile@calvarychurch.com & Jennifer Sharpless, 704.341.5417, jsharpless@calvarychurch.com

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    Women's Bible Studies
    Tuesdays, September 10–November 19
    AM & PM options

    Check out our Women’s Bible Studies — there are lots of new classes this fall! You're sure to find a place to grow spiritually and connect with friends!

    Regular meeting times are Tuesdays at 9:30 AM and 7:00 PM unless noted. All classes are one semester unless otherwise indicated. Newcomers and guests are always welcome!

    Fall pre-registration is complete, but it's not too late to join us! Just register on your first day of class.

    Childcare (infant to age 5) for morning classes is now on a wait-list. See details below.


    Tuesday Morning Classes
    September 10 – November 19, 9:30 AM–Noon

    MOMS — Making Our Mothering Significant
    Faith Workout, Philippians 2:12–13
    Teacher: Donna Navey | Room 401
    9:30–11:35 AM

    The MOMS Class is designed to help mothers encourage one another and draw closer to Christ as they do the important work of bringing up their children. Members of the class become part of small groups with a designated Mentor Mom (Titus 2:3–5) who facilitates discussion and application. This class will teach the basics of discipleship, and we will be challenged to develop our spiritual muscles as Christian women for God's purpose and His glory. Investing in our spiritual maturity through practical exercises of faith increases our knowledge and discernment so we are filled with the fruit of righteousness (Philippians 1:9–11). Cost: $20


    Daniel, Part 1 – Precept Upon Precept
    by Kay Arthur
    Teacher: Jackie Schaffer | Room 242
    The prophet Daniel wrote one of the most amazing and inspiring books of the Old Testament. In studying it, we gain an understanding of our God and our future that gives us that “peace that passes all understanding” and an anchor in any storm which may come upon us. Join us and have your faith strengthened, gain insight into what the future holds, and learn how to live out a biblical worldview amid the opposition of our culture. This is a two-semester study. Cost for this semester: $23


    The Gospel of John
    Teacher: Jan Adams | Room 231
    God has used this treasured Gospel over the years to reveal who He is to those who long to know Him. This study takes an in-depth look at the life and the teachings of Jesus, the unique Son of God, through the eyes of one the disciples who knew Him best. Join us for an enriching discussion of each chapter of the first half of this cherished book. This is a two-semester course. Cost: $15


    Deepening Our Relationship and Walk with the Savior
    Teacher: Judy Trexler | Room 226
    Whether a new believer or longtime follower of Christ, all Christians share a new birth and living hope through Jesus Christ. We know about Him in many ways, but is our relationship with Him personal, vibrant, and fruitful? How can we come to know the Savior better? Jesus provides one answer for us through the seven "I AM" statements found in the Gospel of John. Each offers rich detail of His ongoing work as our Savior and His continuing relationship with those who follow Him. By living moment-by-moment in the reality of who Christ is, we can deepen our relationship with the Lord and bring Him glory. Cost: $15


    Don't Waste Your Life
    by John Piper
    Teacher: Karmen Estes | Room 237
    The American Dream entices people to spend their lives on trivial diversions, slipping through life seeking success, comfort, and pleasure above all else. But God designed people for far more than this. In this study, John Piper makes a passionate plea to the current and next generations to avoid the dangers of a wasted life. He calls us to take risks and make sacrifices that matter for eternity — with a single, soul-satisfying passion for the glory of God that seeks to make much of Him in every sphere of our lives! Cost: $20


    Lord, I Need Grace to Make It Today
    by Kay Arthur
    Teacher: Rometa Arrington | Room 233
    There are times when we all wonder if we’ll make it in life—and if it’s worth even trying. Feelings of unworthiness and guilt over past sins, times of spiritual weakness and inadequacy—the burdens can seem overwhelming. Don’t give up! God‘s grace is available freely and abundantly for all who would take it. If you long for the covering of God‘s grace, join us as we open the Word of God and learn how to appropriate God’s grace for every situation.
    Cost: $20


    The Book of Signs: 31 Undeniable Prophecies of the Apocalypse
    by Dr. David Jeremiah
    Teacher: Mary Beth Hohman | Banquet Room
    In The Book of Signs, Dr. David Jeremiah examines the prophetic writings from the Old and New Testaments and gives us insights about God's plan for humankind as the end times draw near. In His Word, God has given us an understanding of what is taking place and what will happen as we approach the end of the age. As we come to understand the truth about these signs, our faith will grow, we will live more confidently, and we will gain new hope for the future. Although we live in a chaotic world, we can be at peace — for we know God is on His throne and the return of the Prince of Peace is drawing near. This is a two-semester course. Cost: $18


    God of Creation: A Study of Genesis 1–11
    by Jen Wilkin
    Teacher: Betty Farynyk | Room 228
    Genesis is the book of beginnings in which all the overarching themes for Scripture are revealed. By studying this book, we can better understand God’s reign and rule and how His sovereign will is at work in creation, the fall, redemption, and restoration. Join us as we investigate the lives of important historical figures, coming to better know the Lord of creation and how we should respond to Him! This study will utilize teaching videos and group discussion to help us address some of our deepest questions. Cost: $18


    Tuesday Evening Classes
    September 10 – November 19,  7:00–9:00 PM

    Follow Me — International Women's Class
    by David Platt
    Teacher: Cheri Strahm | Room 228
    Do you want to learn what Scripture says about being a true disciple of Jesus Christ? This class is designed for international women from all nations and backgrounds. English may be your first, second or third language — all are welcome as we grow in Christ together! Cost: $16


    The Book of Signs: 31 Undeniable Prophecies of the Apocalypse
    by Dr. David Jeremiah
    Teacher: Mary Beth Hohman | 232
    In The Book of Signs, Dr. David Jeremiah examines the prophetic writings from the Old and New Testaments and gives us insights about God's plan for humankind as the end times draw near. In His Word, God has given us an understanding of what is taking place and what will happen as we approach the end of the age. As we come to understand the truth about these signs, our faith will grow, we will live more confidently, and we will gain new hope for the future. Although we live in a chaotic world, we can be at peace — for we know God is on His throne and the return of the Prince of Peace is drawing near. This is a two-semester course. Cost: $18

    Don't Waste Your Life
    by John Piper
    Teacher: Karmen Estes | 237
    The American Dream entices people to spend their lives on trivial diversions, slipping through life seeking success, comfort, and pleasure above all else. But God designed people for far more than this. In this study, John Piper makes a passionate plea to the current and next generations to avoid the dangers of a wasted life. He calls us to take risks and make sacrifices that matter for eternity — with a single, soul-satisfying passion for the glory of God that seeks to make much of Him in every sphere of our lives! Cost: $20


    CHILDCARE


    MORNING ONLY childcare is provided for infants to age five during Tuesday AM classes for preregistered participants. Childcare is not provided for evening classes. Please contact Abby McCain at 704.341.5380 or amccain@calvarychurch.com about childcare if you join a morning study after September 10. Childcare (infant to age 5) is currently on a wait-list.

    Our program includes Bible storytime, crafts, coloring, outdoor play (weather permitting), and a snack each week. Childcare is free for mothers who attend our Bible studies. (There is a $4 charge per child for any Bible study participant who is not the child’s mother or legal guardian.) Financial assistance based on need is available.

    HOMESCHOOL CLASS
    We offer a class for homeschool students in Kindergarten to 5th grades. Moms who attend a morning Bible study may place their children in this class for educational instruction. Each week, we provide a biblical theme and message, plus we incorporate lessons on science, literature, history, or art. Space is limited. There is a $10 fee per child/semester to cover supplies. Maximum of $30 per family/semester.


    Contact: Pastor Jim Pile, 704.341.5359, jpile@calvarychurch.com &  Jennifer Sharpless, 704.341.5417, jsharpless@calvarychurch.com

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    Widows Ministry
    "Inspiring Hope"
    September 19 Fall kick-off

    "Inspiring Hope" Widows Ministry
    10:45 AM–Noon, Banquet Room
    September 19 Fall kick-off

    If you are recently widowed or have been on the journey for some time, we invite widows of all ages in our church and community to join us for fellowship one Thursday each month, September–June. Be part of this caring group for ongoing prayer, support, devotional study, and encouragement.

    Join us for the monthly Senior Adult Luncheon afterward in the Crown Room at noon. Our next meeting will be on September 19!

    Upcoming Meetings:

    • September 19
    • October 24
    • November 21

    Contacts: Jennifer Sharpless, 704.341.5417, jsharpless@calvarychurch.com

     

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    Christmas Tea Decorators
    Interested? Information Meeting
    September 19, 7:00 PM | Banquet Room

    This year, the Calvary Women's Ministry annual Christmas Tea will be held on Saturday, December 7 at 1:00–3:00 PM in the Crown Room.
     
    Our volunteer decorators make this a very special celebration! Table decorators provide 8 plates, 8 teacups with saucers (or mugs), 2 teapots, 2 creamers, 2 sugar bowls, and a festive centerpiece. Decorating a table also means you have the first option to purchase up to 8 tickets for the Tea!

    Table Decorator Info Meeting
    Thursday, September 19  |  
    7:00 PM, Banquet Room

    Ladies, do you enjoy hosting and seasonal decorating? If so, you’re invited to come find out what is involved in decorating and hosting a table for the Christmas Tea! We’ll enjoy light refreshments, and our Women’s Ministry Event Team will have several tables decorated as examples, including budget-friendly ideas. Come ask questions and enjoy the fellowship. There’s no commitment to decorate required!

    Please RSVP by September 16 to Emily Hahn, emily.hahn818@gmail.com.


    Questions? Contact: Jennifer Sharpless, 704.341.5417, jsharpless@calvarychurch.com

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    Women's Prayer Ministry

    Ladies, you're invited to join us monthly to pray for Calvary ministries and the worldwide church. Our group meets on third Wednesdays from 10:00–11:00 AM in the Prayer Room.

    Contact: Bev Modzell, 704.846.5224, bevmod@windstream.net

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    Martha Ministry

    Our Martha Ministry team supports the Calvary family by providing a meal at the church before or after the funeral of immediate family members. Volunteers are assigned to rotating teams and might serve 3-4x per year by preparing a covered dish and delivering it ready to serve.

    Contact: Dalene Ingle at 704.573.0491 or digiolde@carolina.rr.com

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    Serving Together

    There are many opportunities to make a difference at Calvary and across our community! Find out more about: