<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 Fall Bible Studies
    Tuesdays, September 8 – November 17
    AM & PM options via Zoom
    Register now!

    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. Newcomers are always welcome!

    We meet on Tuesdays at 9:30 AM or 7:00 PM. All classes are one semester unless otherwise indicated. Classes will initially meet via Zoom video conferencing. We will keep you updated about any plans to shift to in-person meetings on campus as we monitor the COVID–19 situation.

    Register below to receive the Zoom meeting credentials and information about ordering required materials, if applicable.


    Tuesday Morning Classes
    September 8 – November 17, 9:30 AM–Noon

    MOMS — Making Our Mothering Significant
    1 Peter: A Living Hope in Christ

    by Jen Wilkin
    Teacher: Betty Krein 
    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. How can we handle hardship? With HOPE. The book of 1 Peter begins with beautiful teaching on our Living Hope and our identity as precious, chosen people of God. Peter then shows us how this hope produces honorable living and strength to stand firm in trying times. In this MOMS class, mothers of young children meet in small groups with experienced mentor moms. We will use Jenn Wilkin’s book 1 Peter: A Living Hope in Christ. Come, build relationships, be encouraged, and grow with us! Purchase the required text before the first class. Order  HERE


    2 Thessalonians – Precept Upon Precept
    by Kay Arthur
    Teacher: Jackie Schaffer 
    The young Thessalonian church remained strong in their faith during a period of persecution. But after they received false information about the day of the Lord, they experienced confusion and anxiety until they received this letter from the Apostle Paul. He reminded them of what they had already been taught, so they would not be deceived about the return of the Lord. Join us as we take an in-depth look at what the apostle had to say, so we also, as followers of Christ, will not be deceived about His coming. Purchase the required text before the first class. Order  HERE


    1 Samuel "After God's Heart"
    by Myrna Alexander
    Teacher: Jan Adams 
    As we follow the lives of the ancient Israelites in 1 Samuel, our attention is continually drawn to God. We‘ll see His sovereignty over all things, including His loving care and providential guidance, His heart, what matters most to Him, and the direct impact our obedience or disobedience has on us today. The timely messages in these chapters, when taken to heart and applied personally, will bring us closer to God and help us to become a woman after God’s heart. Join us for an in depth look at this relevant and practical book. Purchase the required text before the first class. Order HERE


    Strengthening the Foundations of Your Faith
    by Charles Ryrie
    Teacher: Judy Trexler 
    Just as a building relies on a solid foundation to stand firm, so we also must possess a solid foundation for our faith. Sound biblical doctrine (the divinely-inspired teachings found in God’s Word) provides the strong underpinnings for maturing our faith and for protecting us from the false teaching prevalent today. Using an easy-to-understand book designed for the layperson, we will examine the major doctrines of the Christian faith. The more we know about God, His Word and His relationship to us, the better prepared we will be to worship, trust, and obey Him. 
    Purchase the required text before the first class. Order HERE


    Lord, Give Me a Heart for You
    by Kay Arthur
    Teacher: Rometa Arrington
    Criticized, beaten down, discouraged? The apostle Paul was so overwhelmed at one time he despaired of life itself! Yet he continued to trust Christ and passionately live for His pleasure. Learn from Paul how to master circumstances with a persevering heart for God. In this study based on 2 Corinthians, Kay examines the anatomy of a heart for God. What it looks like. What it feels like. And how you can strengthen your own relationship with God. Despite the deep physical, emotional, and spiritual pain of life, Paul could rest in the God of all comfort and strength. He could walk in obedience to his calling. He could fight the good fight, finish his race, and keep the faith. And now, through this compelling, insightful, and moving Bible study, so can you. Purchase the required text before the first class. Order HERE


    Better: A Study of Hebrews
    by Jen Wilkin
    Teacher: Betty Farynyk 
    Come join us for an in-depth study of the Book of Hebrews in which we explore how God “provided something better for us” in the person of Jesus Christ (Hebrews 11:40). Through stories of Old Testament heroes and practices, the author of Hebrews demonstrates how the new covenant is superior to the old and how Jesus Christ is the fulfillment of every promise. We will explore familiar verses in the context of the entire Bible and learn how to place our hope and faith in Christ alone. Jen’s insightful video teaching will be combined with dynamic group discussion. Purchase the required text before the first class. Order HERE


    Trusting God Even When Life Hurts — International Women's Class 
    by Jerry Bridges
    Teacher: Cheri Strahm
    All of us have times of trouble in our lives. It comes in many forms: sickness, a painful experience, a difficult relationship, or death of a person we love. Sometimes we feel that God doesn’t hear us, or care. And in those times we wonder, “Why is God allowing this in my life? Can I really trust Him?” We will explore together what the Bible says about God’s power and love. You will hear stories of how women today learned to trust Him in times of trouble. You will discover ways to trust God more completely — even when life hurts. This is a study group for international women, led by a trained Bible teacher who also teaches ESL here at Calvary. Our study is based upon the book, Trusting God, by Jerry Bridges. Purchase the required text before the first class. Order HERE


    The Jesus You May Not Know
    by Dr. David Jeremiah
    Teacher: Mary Beth Hohman 
    Do you really know the Lord Jesus? Do you know Him personally, intimately, and fully? This study is not a storybook recounting of Jesus’ earthly life and ministry. Rather we'll embark on an amazing journey into the very heart of Christ through an astonishing exploration of His character, His attributes, and His spirit. Purchase the required text before the first class. Order HERE


    REGISTER for AM classes


    Tuesday Evening Classes
    September 8 – November 17,  7:00–9:00 PM

    Trusting God Even When Life Hurts — International Women's Class
    by Jerry Bridges
    Teacher: Cheri Strahm 
    All of us have times of trouble in our lives. It comes in many forms: sickness, a painful experience, a difficult relationship, or death of a person we love. Sometimes we feel that God doesn’t hear us, or care. And in those times we wonder, “Why is God allowing this in my life? Can I really trust Him?” We will explore together what the Bible says about God’s power and love. You will hear stories of how women today learned to trust Him in times of trouble. You will discover ways to trust God more completely — even when life hurts. This is a study group for international women, led by a trained Bible teacher who also teaches ESL here at Calvary. Our study is based upon the book, Trusting God, by Jerry Bridges. Purchase the required text before the first class. Order HERE


    The Jesus You May Not Know
    by Dr. David Jeremiah
    Teacher: Mary Beth Hohman 
    Do you really know the Lord Jesus? Do you know Him personally, intimately, and fully? This study is not a storybook recounting of Jesus’ earthly life and ministry. Rather we'll embark on an amazing journey into the very heart of Christ through an astonishing exploration of His character, His attributes, and His spirit. Purchase the required text before the first class. Order HERE


    REGISTER for PM classes


    Homeschool Class – via Zoom


    We are offering a virtual class for homeschool students in Kindergarten to 5th grades on Tuesdays at 9:30 AM–Noon. Moms who attend a morning Bible study may place their children in this class for educational instruction. Each week we will provide a biblical theme and message, plus lessons on science, literature, history, or art. Sign up when you register for one of the above classes. Contact: Abby McCain, amccain@calvarychurch.com 


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

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    Women's Summer Bible Study
    Tuesdays at 10 AM & 7 PM via Zoom
    through August 25

    Women's Summer Bible Study
    Tuesdays, June 2 – August 25
    AM & PM options via Zoom

    Join our NEW online summer study on the book of Ephesians! Grow in your relationship with Christ as you dig into God's Word, connect with women at Calvary, and meet new friends. We will meet via Zoom video conference. 

    Participants should purchase the study guide in advance. Order HERE.

    Sign up below by email with our study hostesses to receive the Zoom meeting credentials. Everyone is welcome to join us this summer!


    Tuesday Mornings
    10:00 AM – Noon via Zoom

    The Book of Ephesians
    Teacher: Mary Beth Hohman
    Sign up via email with Ruth Marklewitz at rwmwitz@aol.com


    Tuesday Evenings
    7:00–9:00 PM via Zoom

    The Book of Ephesians
    Teacher: Mary Beth Hohman
    Sign up via email with Donna Bridges at donnajoearl@gmail.com


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

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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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    Widows Ministry
    "Inspiring Hope"
     

    "Inspiring Hope" Widows Ministry
    Select Thursdays
    10:45 AM–Noon, Banquet Room

    UPDATE: Our fall season is currently on pause until further notice. We continue to monitor the COVID–19 situation and look forward to resuming our normal schedule as soon as possible. Please check back for details!


    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 through 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.


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

     

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    Cancer Care Ministry
    Support for women battling cancer
     

    UPDATE: Our fall season is currently on pause until further notice. We continue to monitor the COVID–19 situation and look forward to resuming our normal schedule as soon as possible. Please check back for details!


    Calvary Support Ministry is launching Cancer Care for women in our congregation. This ministry will offer practical support, prayer, encouragement, and hope in Christ to those facing a cancer diagnosis, going through treatment, or dealing with symptoms.

    If you are a cancer survivor or have walked alongside a family member or friend in their battle with cancer, we invite you to learn more about how you may become part of our ministry team! 


    Contacts: Pastor Nathaniel Pearce, 704.341.5424, npearce@calvarychurch.com & Helen Stewart, 704.887.3681, hstewart@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: Merry Beth Poore, 704.516.6122, mb_poore@bellsouth.net
     

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    Serving Together

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