<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 4–November 13
    AM & PM options

     

    Our fall Women’s Bible Studies are now in session! Regular class meeting times are 9:30 AM and 7:00 PM. Choose from the class options below and join us on Tuesdays. Newcomers welcome!

    Childcare (infant to age 5) is available during morning classes. All classes are one semester unless otherwise indicated.


    Tuesday Morning Classes
    September 4 – November 13, 9:30 AM–Noon

    Register in class on Tuesday morning!

    MOMS — Making Our Mothering Significant
    Living According to Sound Doctrine: Titus
    Teacher: Donna Navey | Room 222
    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, so it might significantly impact their homes, marriages, and children’s lives. This is a wonderful opportunity to grow in "sound doctrine" and connect with others. Donna will be teaching the book of Titus continuing in the commentary Exalting Jesus in 1 & 2 Timothy and Titus (Christ-Centered Exposition Series) by David Platt & Dr. L. Akin. Cost: $20


    Gripped by the Greatness of God
    by Dr. James MacDonald
    Teacher: Rometa Arrington | Room 242
    Rediscover the wonder of God’s holiness, awesomeness, sovereignty, and other attributes that draw forth worship and result in changed lives gripped by His greatness! This study is for new and seasoned believers as we learn not only who God is, but who we are because of Him. Cost: $10


    Why Cope When You Can Conquer
    by Juanita Purcell
    Teacher: Jan Adams | Room 231
    The Psalms are a gateway to the heart of God. Through them, He is guiding us to Himself into a deeper relationship, stronger faith, and heartfelt worship. As the psalmists pour out a range of emotions, we learn how to take our fears, discouragements, and problems to God and experience His peace and victory over them. Delve with us into a sampling of these beautiful Psalms and see afresh the glory of God and His faithfulness to meet our every need. Cost: $14


    Relying on the Holy Spirit
    by: Charles Stanley
    Teacher: Judy Trexler | Room 226
    Who is the Holy Spirit? Perhaps the most misunderstood member of the Trinity, the Holy Spirit is a real person, our Comforter, Helper, and Teacher, who indwells all believers at the moment of salvation. As we search the Scriptures, we will see His role and activity in the Old Testament, His empowerment of believers at Pentecost and throughout the life of the church, and the repeated command to be filled with and yielded to Him. Do you want to experience God’s constant presence in your life? Then rely on the Holy Spirit. He will teach you, guide you, and empower you to embrace God’s will for your life. Cost: $12


    A Life Beyond Amazing
    by Dr. David Jeremiah
    Teacher: Mary Beth Hohman | Room 232
    Join us as we uncover God’s strategy for change and be challenged to make nine important decisions that will transform your heart, your life, and your world. We seek to move past the discouraging headlines, the adversity in our personal lives, the toils of daily living to the life of blessings promised by Scripture. God has given us all we need for godly character, but we must diligently build it by adding one virtue upon another in partnership with Him. We must train ourselves to be godly. This book shows you how. Cost: $15


    I'm Stuck But I Want to Be Free
    by Debbie Friley
    Teacher: Karmen Estes | Room 228
    Are you stuck, but want to be free?  Discover simple steps to lasting change as we use God's Word to unlock His desire for us to know and experience the truth of John 8:36: "So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed." Cost: $10


    Tuesday Evening Classes
    September 4 – November 13,  7:00–9:00 PM

    Register in class on Tuesday evening!

    Radiant Women: Influence in the Darkness
    by Donna Navey
    Teacher: Donna Navey | Room 228
    This course will help women affirm God’s plan for their radiant influence in a dark world. God’s Word provides the symbolism of light so believers can understand the impact He intends to make with their lives. During this study, women will evaluate this symbol throughout Scripture and will be challenged to consider how intentional they have been to let their light shine for the glory of Christ. Cost: $15


    Exodus: Let My People Go, A Precept Upon Precept Study
    by: Kay Arthur
    Teacher: Jacqueline Shaw | Room 242
    Join us for an exciting and in-depth look at the book of Exodus. Over the course of 11 weeks, we’ll watch Moses develop as a leader, see God deliver His people by judging their enemies, and learn powerful truths about His ways. This study offers students of the Word a practical study of God’s deliverance and redemption, as well as the Law and the Tabernacle. Cost: $25


    A Life Beyond Amazing
    by Dr. David Jeremiah
    Teacher: Mary Beth Hohman | Room 232
    Join us as we uncover God’s strategy for change and be challenged to make nine important decisions that will transform your heart, your life, and your world. We seek to move past the discouraging headlines, the adversity in our personal lives, the toils of daily living to the life of blessings promised by Scripture. God has given us all we need for godly character, but we must diligently build it by adding one virtue upon another in partnership with Him. We must train ourselves to be godly. This book shows you how. Cost: $15


    CHILDCARE

    MORNING ONLY childcare is provided for infants to age five during Tuesday AM classes for registered participants. (Please contact Jenna as noted below to inquire about childcare if you join a study after September 4.)

    Our program includes Bible story time, crafts, coloring, outdoor play (weather permitting), and a snack each week. Childcare is free for mothers who attend the Bible studies. (There is a $4 charge per child for any Bible study participant who is not the child’s mother or legal guardian.) Childcare is not provided for evening classes. Financial assistance based on need is available — please contact Jennifer Sharpless with any questions. 

    HOMESCHOOL CLASS 
    We offer a class for homeschool students in grades 1–5; homeschool kindergarteners should also register under childcare. 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: Jennifer Sharpless at 704.341.5417, jsharpless@calvarychurch.com or Jenna Mascia, 704.517.6606, jmascia@live.com


    Contact: Pastor Jim Pile, 704.341.5359, jpile@calvarychurch.com

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    Women's Christmas Tea
    Saturday, December 1

    Saturday, December 1
    1:00–3:00 PM, Crown Room
     
    Calvary's annual Christmas Tea is one of the annual highlights of our Women's Ministry. Festively decorated tables adorned with china and crystal fill the Crown Room. Women of all ages invite a sister, mother, friend, or neighbor. Enjoy a cup of tea and a luncheon of delectable treats along with wonderful music and even better company. It's a lovely afternoon of Christmas celebration and outreach.

    Special guest, Charity Helms, will share "A Thrill of Hope" as she ministers the Gospel to us through her gift of music. Your heart will be refreshed as you focus on God's love, healing, forgiveness, and freedom. Invite a friend, family member, or neighbor to this festive gathering!
     
    The tea begins at 1:00 PM. Plan to arrive a few minutes early to enjoy the beautiful table decorations!

    TICKETS: We appreciate the support and participation! We are currently on a wait list. If you'd like to be added to our wait list or inquire, please contact Reena Chow at 704.340.0621 or davcreec@gmail.com.

    Cost is $15. For this popular event, tickets are limited to two per person. Table locations and ticketed seats are distributed randomly on a first-come, first-served basis. No reserved or group seating is provided.

    Please contact Reena Chow at 704.340.0621 or davcreec@gmail.com.

    SERVERS
    Men, sign up now to be a server! Click here for more details.

    Contact: Reena Chow, 704.340.0621 or davcreec@gmail.comJennifer Sharpless, 704.341.5417, jsharpless@calvarychurch.com

    Charity Helms serves as the Worship Director at Renaissance Bible Church, and both she and her husband have led worship for Joni & Friends Family Retreat in NC for the past 16 years.

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    Widows Ministry
    "Inspiring Hope"
    Thursday, November 15

    "Inspiring Hope" Widows Ministry
    Thursday, November 15
    10:45 AM–Noon, Banquet Room

    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 Senior Adult Luncheon afterward in the Crown Room at noon. 


    Contacts: Donna Bridges-Martin, 704.301.5991, donnajoearl@gmail.com & 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: