<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
    Winter 2021
    Tuesdays, AM & PM options via Zoom
    Register now!

    Check out our women’s Bible studies for the new year! 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. Classes will meet via Zoom. Please register online to receive the Zoom credentials. Participants will also need to purchase their own course materials in advance using the provided links in the class descriptions below. 


    Tuesday Morning Classes
    January 5 – March 23, 9:30 AM–Noon

    MOMS — Making Our Mothering Significant
    Wisdom of Daily Living — A Study in Proverbs

    by The Navigators
    Teacher: Becky Krein 
    Want to know how to navigate life successfully—God’s way? The MOMS class is intended to allow moms to study the Bible together, meet with an experienced mentor mom in small groups, and get to know one another. The class has been redesigned to make it as flexible as possible this winter. We will meet for teaching via Zoom on Tuesday mornings, record that session, and make it available throughout the week. Small mentor groups will meet via Zoom at various times to accommodate different schedules. Using the LifeChange series book on Proverbs, we will learn that the Bible is chock full of practical wisdom on parenting, friendship, work, speech, emotions, marriage, and money. Come, build relationships, be encouraged, and grow with us! Purchase the required text before the first class. Order HERE

    Register


    Revelation Part 1 – Precept Upon Precept
    Jesus' Message to the Church
    by Kay Arthur
    Teacher: Jackie Schaffer 
    The Precept study of the Book of Revelation is a 4-part study. Not only is it the climax of the entire Bible, but it is the summation of God’s master plan for the salvation of mankind. Part I is the introduction and reveals our Lord and Savior’s message to the Church, which has great relevance for us today. Please join us as we take an in-depth look at this important word from the Lord Jesus and learn how we live in light of it. Purchase the required text before the first class. Order HERE

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    2 Samuel "With Him in Life's Struggles"
    by Myrna Alexander
    Teacher: Jan Adams 
    God chose David to be King over Israel and called him a man after “My own heart.” Yet, David was also a sinner who broke God’s heart. We will see ourselves in many of his weaknesses and struggles — as a parent and a king — and, in the process, witness the devastating effect of sin, the necessity of repentance, and the value of obedience. Many people are woven throughout these chapters, but our focus will be on God — His character, His power, His Ways, and learning how to become a woman after His own heart. Join us for this in-depth study. The teacher will email course materials once you have registered

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    2 Corinthians: Words from a Caring Shepherd
    by John MacArthur
    Teacher: Judy Trexler 
    After establishing a church in Corinth, Paul later learns of false teachers infiltrating the church, attacking his character and ministry, and dividing the once–unified body of believers. As Paul defends his apostleship and ministry, he focuses on Christ while embracing his own weaknesses and imperfections. Paul quotes the Savior as a powerful reminder for struggling and maligned believers everywhere: “My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is made perfect in weakness.” Paul’s letter is laden with powerful truths, all of which can encourage and strengthen every believer. Join us as we take an in-depth look at Paul’s intensely personal letter and find reassurance in the “God of all comfort.” 
    Purchase the required text before the first class. Order HERE

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    Slaying the Giants in Your Life
    by Dr. David Jeremiah
    Teacher: Rometa Arrington
    On the surface, we seem like well-adjusted adults, simply living and making our way in the world. But the enemy has other plans. He has the ability to create giants in our lives that dwarf us and make us lose our perspective in our testimony of what we know is true. Through the lies of fear, loneliness, and failure, Satan tries to keep us from fulfilling our potential in Christ. Through the feelings of anger, guilt, and jealousy, he tries to cloud our vision and distort our focus on our great reward. So how can we slay these giants that tower over us and terrorize our spiritual lives? By turning to that which is immutable, undefeated, and all-powerful — the Word of God! He has not left us without weaponry to defeat these giants. Indeed, we have the whole armor of God at our disposal! God has an answer and a word for every giant that you will possibly face. This course will equip you with scripture specific to defeating each giant so that you can walk in victory as a follower of Christ. Purchase the required text before the first class. Order HERE

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    Heaven: It Is Much Better Than You Think — International Women's Class 
    by John MacArthur
    Teacher: Cheri Strahm
    What comes to your mind when you hear the word “heaven?” Do you envision clouds and harps and halos? Or do you think of death and feel afraid? Neither response fits the teaching of Scripture. The Bible has a lot to say about our future home and the joyful adventure that awaits us! "Our first glimpse of Heaven will cause us to gasp in amazement and delight. That first gasp will be followed by many more, as we continually find new sights in that endlessly wonderful place” (Randy Alcorn). Ladies, let’s study this wonderful place, Heaven, together! The class is specially designed for international women for whom English is a second language. Cheri Strahm is a trained Bible teacher, world traveler, and ESL instructor at Calvary. The teacher will email course materials once you are registered.

    Register


    Overcomer
    by Dr. David Jeremiah
    Teacher: Mary Beth Hohman
    In this DVD study, Dr. David Jeremiah uses Paul’s spiritual armor description as an outline for exploring the Christian’s call to be an overcomer. This is not a technical description of Roman armor but an applicational study of what it means to stand firm and overcome sin, the world, and the devil. In Christ, the believer has everything necessary to live a victorious, overcoming life. When we “put on” Christ, we are putting on all the spiritual armor we need not only to stand but to overcome! Note: There are two different study guides for this course—a 6-week and a 10-week study guide. Be sure to purchase the 10-week study guide only and not the 6-week guide before the first class.
    Order HERE. 

    Register


    Tuesday Morning Class 
    January 12 – April 20, 9:30 AM–Noon

    Note: No meetings March 30 & April 6


    Seeking Him: Experiencing the Joy of Personal Revival
    by Nancy Demos Wolgemuth and Tim Grissom
    Teacher: Betty Farynyk 
    Revival isn’t just an emotional experience. It’s a complete transformation. It can happen in your heart, in your home, in your church, and your world. RESTORE your first love for Jesus. REPAIR relationships. RESOLVE conflicts. REMOVE bitterness, fear, and worry. REKINDLE a desire for God’s word. RENEW your mind. REENERGIZE your life. REFRESH your spirit. It all begins with SEEKING HIM! Join us for this study, including class discussion, speakers on DVD, prayer, and fellowship. Purchase the required text before the first class. Order HERE

    Register


    Tuesday Evening Classes
    January 5 – March 23,  7:00–9:00 PM

    Heaven: It Is Much Better than You Think — International Women's Class
    by John MacArthur
    Teacher: Cheri Strahm 
    What comes to your mind when you hear the word “heaven?” Do you envision clouds and harps and halos? Or do you think of death and feel afraid? Neither response fits the teaching of Scripture. The Bible has a lot to say about our future home and the joyful adventure that awaits us! "Our first glimpse of Heaven will cause us to gasp in amazement and delight. That first gasp will be followed by many more, as we continually find new sights in that endlessly wonderful place” (Randy Alcorn). Ladies, let’s study this wonderful place, Heaven, together! The class is specially designed for international women for whom English is a second language. Cheri Strahm is a trained Bible teacher, world traveler, and ESL instructor at Calvary. The teacher will email course materials once you are registered.

    Register


    Overcomer
    by Dr. David Jeremiah
    Teacher: Mary Beth Hohman 
    n this DVD study, Dr. David Jeremiah uses Paul’s spiritual armor description as an outline for exploring the Christian’s call to be an overcomer. This is not a technical description of Roman armor but an applicational study of what it means to stand firm and overcome sin, the world, and the devil. In Christ, the believer has everything necessary to live a victorious, overcoming life. When we “put on” Christ, we are putting on all the spiritual armor we need not only to stand but to overcome! Note: There are two different study guides for this course—a 6-week and a 10-week study guide. Be sure to purchase the 10-week study guide only and not the 6-week guide before the first class. Order HERE

    Register


    Contact: Pastor Jim Pile, 704.341.5359, jpile@calvarychurch.com & 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: This ministry is currently paused 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: This ministry is currently paused 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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    Serving Together

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