Women want social outlets and support during all stages of life. Calvary Church offers places to befriend other Moms, and many Bible studies to help all women grow in faith. Whether you have a favorite Bible study writer or prefer video teaching, there are study options for you. (Of course you’re ultimately a fan of Jesus… those teachers are just his messengers.)
Women’s Bible Study
Life Interrupted: Navigating the Unexpected
Priscilla Shirer’s timely study on the book of Jonah, “Life interrupted: Navigating the Unexpected,” unpacks secrets of how to deal (or how not to deal) with life when the unexpected happens. This will be a Zoom meeting on Thursdays starting September 24-November 12 from 7-8:30pm and space is limited to 20. You can purchase a study guide from Amazon “Jonah: Navigating a Life Interrupted (Bible Study Book)” for $17.99. Study led by Beth Dutton and Marylee Abrams.
Thursdays, September 24–November 12 / 7-8:30pm
No meeting October 15.
Zoom link shared with those who registered.
Have questions about women’s Bible studies that aren’t answered here? Contact Christa Granlund with email link below.
Women’s Ministry Associate
Women at the Well
Like the woman at the well, women want to gather and draw closer to God and to each other. This new group is for women in all stages of life. Women at the Well will meet twice a month and in-person, and to launch the program, we’ll be going through Jennie Allen’s “Get Out of Your Head.” You can sign up for one session at a time. There are 8 meetings in this session. Future formats may be topical discussions in lieu of a Bible study. Watch for speaker schedule to come as well!
The cost covers food and resources. You’ll be able to purchase your own book through your preferred retailer, but owning the book is not required to attend any of these sessions. We want you to come to the well to gather and enjoy discussion with other women regardless of having read the book.
Wednesdays / White Bear Campus
October 7, 2020-February 3, 2021 / 7-8:30pm
October 7 / Kick-Off
October 21 / Week 1 of “Get Out of Your Head”
November 4 / Week 2 of “Get Out of Your Head”
November 18 / Week 3 of “Get Out of Your Head”
December 9 / Christmas Meeting
January 6 / Week 4 of “Get Out of Your Head”
January 20 / Week 5 of “Get Out of Your Head”
February 3 / Week 6 of “Get Out of Your Head”
Women’s Ministry Associate
Mother’s of Preschoolers
Mother’s of Preschoolers (MOPS) is a national program for moms and their infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. Moms visit and get helpful tips for navigating parenthood from a variety of guest speakers and gain essential skills for making the most of the preschool years. Currently on hiatus due to COVID-19 restrictions—in our MOPPETS program kids are cared for by attentive volunteers, and learn about God through a Bible-focused curriculum.
MOPS has completed registrations for the 2020-21 school year. If you would like to be added to the waitlist, please fill out the registration form. Feel free to contact us if you have questions, and thank you for your interest in MOPS at Calvary Church.
FOR FALL 2020
In-person meetings have been moved to evenings this fall, and no child care is provided. Leave the kiddos with Dad or a sitter and enjoy programs planned just for you and your stage of life.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT GATHERINGS
7–9pm / White Bear Campus
September 16—Kick-Off Meeting
September 30—Speaker Laurel Bunker
October 14—Speaker Dr. Abe Jacob
October 28—Mama Self-care
November 11—Speaker Heidi Anderson
December 2—Speakers Pete & Lynn Larson
December 16—Christmas Meeting
Your coordinators (listed below) will be sending you information on the special events through email and social media.
MOPS Finance & Registration Coordinator
Find your support for parenting beyond preschool. Moms Connect encourages women in parenting kids through school years and beyond. Mentor Moms are sprinkled throughout the discussion groups to help with perspective on parenting as they bring the wisdom that comes with experience. This group is open to women outside of Calvary Church as well!
The morning is usually structured with small group discussion time, and large group learning via video, panel discussion, or live teaching. Sometimes the morning focus is a community service project. The point is to connect with other mothers and grow in a community in a variety of ways. And of course, there will be food—because where there are women, there will be treats.
2020 Fall Approach
This fall, Moms Connect is moving online! We invite you to join us for an engaging large group gathering focused on a variety of topics with relevant parenting applications. The one-hour gathering will occur once a month on Wednesday evenings.
If you’d like to discuss the content with other moms, you can also participate in an online small group that will meet immediately following the large group portion. We’ll make every effort to form groups of women with established connections and relationships. Of course, new participants are always welcome!
This online format will never replace what happens at a “normal” Moms Connect meeting. However, it can certainly bridge the gap until it’s safe to meet in person again.
1-on-1 Mentoring—Growing in the Gospel Together
Mentoring is a great way to connect with another believer and grow in your walk with Christ, giving you a person to partner with in your discipleship journey. Mentoring comes in all shapes and sizes and Calvary has a variety of resources to equip you for a successful mentoring relationship. If interested in being mentored or mentoring someone, contact Tucker Anderson (below).