Our ministries - Adult



Sunday School

 

Adult Sunday School classes are offered at 9:30 and 11 a.m.  Class subjects, format, and duration vary, with some classes based on a video series.  Over the last five years, average attendance has been between 22 and 35.

Women's ministries

Calvary Community Church has a Women's Ministry Board that oversees ministry opportunities for women of high school age and older.  Our mission is to nurture and enable women of our church to use their unique gifts and talents to serve one another in love and bring others to a saving relationship with God.


It follows these Guiding Principles:  

  • Christ is the focus of our ministry.
  • Prayer is essential as we seek to be unified in the Spirit at all times.
  • Ministries will be structured to encourage involvement and meet the needs of all women.
  • Programs are open to women of our community in order to draw them to Christ.
  • We are committed to shared leadership and teamwork.
  • Our goal is to help women to grow in their knowledge of Christ.


Women's Ministries offer Women of the Word Bible studies on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, which are attended by about 60-80 women.  The annual Women's Get-Away weekend retreat is attended by 50-60 women.  The J.O.Y. Conference is an inter-church event and draws about 250 women per year.  Other ministry events include Girls' Night Out, Lunches for Four, Spring Tea, Quilt Retreats, Fall Fair, Joyful Journey of Homes, Ornament Exchange, Victorian Christmas, Journey, and Widows' Secret Pal Lunch.

Missionary Circles

Calvary has two active missionary circles.  Bykotas (Be Ye Kind One to Another) is made up of women, like Martha from the Bible, who love to serve others.  Through its approximately 14 active members and others, it serves at weddings, funerals, and church dinners; helps keep up the kitchen; and provides holiday food baskets.


The Dorcas group makes baby blankets, lap robes, and large quilts for people in need.  They work with Community House, Salvation Army, Caring Pregnancy, Hospice, and nursing homes.  They have seven women and one man on their committee.

Men's Ministry

Men's Ministry has its own board and provides the following ministry opportunities:


  • Men's Breakfast - 1st Saturday of each month, attended by 30-40 men.
  • Men's Bible Study - each Wednesday, with 10-12 men.
  • Men's Retreat - an annual retreat attended by 35-45 men.
  • Annual golf tournament. 
  • Chili feed fundraiser for scholarships.
  • Brown Baggers meet Mondays to work on church facility repair projects.
  • Pathfinder events. 

Freedom years

Freedom Years is a ministry for those 55 and older.  It has its own board and offers the following opportunities:

 

  • Monthly Potluck with a meal and a program that encourages the Christian faith. Attended by 40-50.
  • Sizzler Day - 12-15 seniors meet for lunch after church on the 3rd Sunday of the month.
  • Lunch outing at a restaurant one Wednesday per month.  Attended by about 20.
  • Monthly Day Trip - an out-of-town trip that normally includes visiting a landmark, museum, or touring a location.  Average attendance: 20-25.



Family life ministries

  • Marriage Retreat - every November, in Seaside, Oregon.  Average attendance: 50.
  • Sticky Faith Family Gatherings - 80-125 people attend these monthly gatherings on a Sunday evening, to encourage relationships and a faith that sticks.
  • Family Camp - a weekend in August at an RV campground, attended by about 100.
  • Biblical Marriage & Parenting courses - offered throughout the year, normally on Wednesdays and Sundays.  Average attendance: 12-20.฀
  • Calvary CommUnity Groups - weekly small groups meeting in homes or at the church.  There are currently 10 small groups, with about 100 participants.
  • Christian marriage and family counseling.







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