<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, January 7 – March 31
    Join us for AM & PM classes

    Ladies, are you looking for an opportunity to connect? Are you ready to study God's Word in a deeper, more meaningful way? Join us on Tuesdays for one of our new Bible studies! Childcare to age 5 is available during morning classes. 

    Please register in your first class as we begin the new season together. We hope to see you there!


    Tuesday Morning Classes

    January 7 – March 31  |  9:30 AM–Noon


    Daniel, Part 2
    by: Kay Arthur
    Teacher: Jackie Schaffer | Room 242 
    Does the turmoil in our times, the uprisings and the spiritual decay of many have anything to do with the book of Daniel? Daniel was a man who knew what God said about the end times. He focused on what God said, not the events of his own time. He had an impact on the people that God placed in his life. How do you live as a Daniel in the crucial days in which you find yourself? How can you dare to be different? How do you get to know God Most High? The book of Daniel has the answers. All are welcome! Cost: $27


    The Gospel of John
    by: Jan Adams
    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, to generate new life, to demonstrate His love and deepen the faith of Christians. This study takes an in-depth look at the glory, the life and the teachings of Jesus, the unique Son of God, through the eyes of one of the disciples who knew Him best. Join us for an enriching discussion of chapters 11– 21 of this cherished book. Cost: $15


    1 & 2 Thessalonians & Titus
    Living Faithfully in View of Christ's Coming
    by: John MacArthur
    Teacher: Judy Trexler | Room 226
    Paul’s letters to the churches in Thessalonica and Crete address several issues that churches still encounter today. In this verse-by-verse study, we will consider the importance of holy living, proclaiming the Good News to unbelievers, defending the truth while enduring opposition and false teaching, and standing firm in times of persecution and suffering. A major theme in the letters is Paul’s explanation of such end-time events as the Rapture and the Day of the Lord. Join us as we reflect on how we are to live today in preparation for “that day.” Will you be ready? Cost: $12 


    The Pursuit of Holiness
    by: Jeff Bridges
    Teacher: Karmen Estes | Room 237
    “Be holy, for I am holy,” commands God. But holiness is something that is often missed in the Christian’s daily life. According to Navigator author Jerry Bridges, that’s because we’re not exactly sure what our part in holiness is. In The Pursuit of Holiness, he helps us see clearly just what we should rely on God to do —  and what we should take responsibility for ourselves. As you deepen your relationship with God, learn more about His character, and understand the Holy Spirit’s role in holiness, your spiritual growth will mature. Cost: $17


    Introduction to the Bible 
    Teacher: Cheri Strahm | Room 234
    Do you want to learn more about the Bible? 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: $10 new students; $5 continuing students 


    Lord, Is It Warfare? Teach Me to Stand
    by: Kay Arthur
    Teacher: Rometa Arrington  |  Room 227
    Are you fully equipped for spiritual battle? Once you become a child of God, you enter into a war zone. This class will equip you to recognize and understand that spiritual warfare is inevitable for those who follow the Lord Jesus Christ. You’ll learn all the battle tactics and devices of your adversary, Satan. And you’ll discover scriptural ways to overcome the enemy by turning to Christ, who loves you and offers you all the strength, wisdom, and power you need for victory. Your time with God in His Word will minister to you and help you stand strong in the face of spiritual conflict. Cost: $20


    The Book of Signs
    21 Undeniable Prophecies of the Apocalypse
    by Dr. David Jeremiah
    Teacher: Mary Beth Hohman | Room 232
    Dr. 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 this comprehensive thirty-one lesson study, we will explore what God's Word says. God has given us a firm understanding of what is really going on in the world 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. As Christians, our future is secure and certain.  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. Cost: $18 for new students; $5 for continuing students. All are welcome!


    God of Covenant: A Study of Genesis 12–50
    by: Jen Wilkin
    Teacher: Betty Farynyk | Room 228
    Continuing in our study of Genesis, we will focus on God as the Covenant Maker. We will walk through the stories of the fathers of our faith — Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Joseph. We will witness image-bearers who sin and wrestle to maintain trust in the only One who will fulfill every promise, the One for whom nothing is too hard. This study utilizes teaching videos and group discussions. All are welcome! Cost: $18


    MOMS: Mothering in the World but Not of It
    Teacher: Donna Navey | Banquet Room
    This "MOMS Class" is designed to help mothers of young children encourage one another and draw closer to Christ. We have small groups with a designated Mentor Mom (Titus 2:3–5) who leads the discussion on the practical application of sound doctrine. This semester, our focus will be on biblical truth applied to complex cultural issues. We know it is the heart of Jesus that we would be sanctified by the Word as we live our faith in this world. Christ prayed, “They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth. As you sent me into the world, so I have sent them into the world” (John 17:16–18). Christian motherhood is challenging and requires the foundational knowledge of God's Word. Cost: $20 



    Tuesday Evening Classes

    January 7 – March 31  |  7:00–9:00 PM


    Introduction to the Bible
    Teacher: Cheri Strahm | Room 234
    Do you want to learn more about the Bible? 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: $10 new students; $5 continuing students 


    The Pursuit of Holiness
    by Jeff Bridges
    Teacher: Karmen Estes | Room 237
    “Be holy, for I am holy,” commands God. But holiness is something that is often missed in the Christian’s daily life. Is that because we’re not exactly sure what our part in holiness is? In this study, you'll see clearly what we should rely on God to do — and what we should take responsibility for ourselves. As you deepen your relationship with God, learn more about His character, and understand the Holy Spirit’s role in holiness, you will mature in your spiritual walk. Cost: $17


    The Book of Signs
    by Dr. David Jeremiah
    Teacher: Mary Beth Hohman | Room 232
    Dr. 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 this comprehensive thirty-one lesson study, we will explore what God's Word says. God has given us a firm understanding of what is really going on in the world 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. As Christians, our future is secure and certain. 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. Cost: $18 for new students; $5 for continuing students



    CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS — during AM classes ONLY
    Register for your child’s program when you register for your Bible study class. 

    NURSERY: Infants – Age 5
    Nursery is free for pre-registered mothers who attend AM Bible studies. Children receive loving care in our program which includes Bible storytime, crafts, coloring, outdoor play (weather permitting), and a snack each week. Contact: Abby McCain, 704.341.5380, amccain@calvarychurch.com

    HOMESCHOOL CLASS: K–5th Grade
    We offer a homeschool class for students in grades K–5. Each week we provide a biblical theme and message incorporating lessons in science, literature, history, art, and more. There is a $10 fee per child/semester to cover supplies. Maximum of $30 per family/semester. Please include the birthdate and grade for each child when you register. Contact: Abby McCain, amccain@calvarychurch.com


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

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    Ladies' Missions Luncheon
    Missions Conference Week
    Tuesday, February 25

    Tuesday, February 25
    11:00 AM–1:00 PM, Crown Room

    Women of all ages are invited to lunch and a special missionary panel discussion, "Embracing the Whole World," with Marilyn Chambers moderating. 
     
    Our featured panelists this year include Penny Chappell (Papua New Guinea), Anna Gorski (Poland), Nadia Hattingh (South Africa), Erica McCallister (Germany), and Rachel Searcy (Indonesia). Come enjoy a lovely luncheon and hear firsthand insights on daily life and current issues from the mission field!

    Cost: $10
      
    Walk-ins welcome! 
     

    It's going to be a powerful week! Click here to browse all our conference activities!


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

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    Widows Ministry
    "Inspiring Hope"
    March 26

    "Inspiring Hope" Widows Ministry
    Thursday, March 26
    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 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.


    Upcoming Meetings:
    April 23
    May 21
    June 18


    Contacts: 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: Merry Beth Poore, 704.516.6122, mb_poore@bellsouth.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: