Young Adult Ministry

The mission statement of this new ministry at Calvary is:  "To help young adults connect with God, one another, and our world. As a means to grow in Christ, we will help young adults partner with one another as well as the congregation and to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world."  This ministry will include small groups, serving opportunities, fellowship events, and more.  This is open to people who consider themselves ‘young'…specifically, anyone post high school to mid-thirties…or older if you'd like!

The initial celebration and introduction will be January 14 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the gym.  Children are welcome to attend and there will also be childcare provided.  We will have dinner for everyone, followed by some opportunities to get to know others or get reacquainted as we help folks form small groups of those in attendance as well as others who might be interested.  Other items for the night will be the development of serving plans based upon the input of those attending.  In order to have enough food, please RSVP by going here.

The launch team consists of people who showed initial interest and happen to include 2 single college Freshmen, a married student, a professional man, a single mom, and a couple with children.  Together, they represent a variety of viewpoints, yet a focused desire to build a strong ministry with young adults of all stages.

First Wednesdays

First Wednesdays are designed to support intergenerational ministry - that is ministry to people of every and all generations by people of every and all generations.  Children, youth, young adults, older adults, men, women, single, married…all learning from each other how to serve our Lord and share our faith.  We share a meal together, get to know each other, and then join in learning and celebration using a variety of approaches.

Time 6:00-7:00pm (Gym)

February 14:  Ash Wednesday service as a part of our usual 'First Wednesday' ministry. Please note the date change in light of Ash Wednesday
March 7
April 4
May 2
June 6

Beloved

Age Group JUNIOR/SENIOR GIRLS

Date and Time Wednesdays, 7:30 pm (chapel)

Beloved is our ministry for our upperclassmen (Junior and Senior) girls to gather. We spend time in prayer, discuss a weekly biblical lesson and share what's going on in our lives. Beloved is a place for Junior and Senior girls from all backgrounds to come together as sisters-in-Christ for spiritual growth, support and friendship.

No sign-up needed.

Girls of Grace

Age Group FRESHMAN/SOPHOMORE GIRLS

Date and Time Wednesdays, 7:30 pm (G003)

Our ministry for 9th & 10th grade girls is called Girls of Grace. Each week, we gather in the Parlor to share  about our lives, dive into what the Bible says about God's will for us and cover topics such as dating, family relationships and school. All girls currently in 9th and 10th grade are invited  to attend.

No sign-up needed.

Wild At Heart

Age Group High School Guys

Date and Time Wednesdays, 7:30 pm (G005)

Wild at Heart is our Senior High guys ministry. We meet weekly to discuss life, the Bible and our relationship with God. Topics range from pressures at school to pop culture, family relationships and work issues. All Senior High guys are invited to attend.

No sign-up needed.

KidVenture Story

Age Group 2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th Grades

Date and Time Sundays, 9:00am and 10:30am

TruStory is designed to reveal The Big God Story of God's redemptive plan for older elementary-age kids. Children will engage in anticipate time, worship, worship response time, and small group connection time. Parents are invited to join us at pick-up time for a special blessing.

No sign-up needed.

KidVenture Wonder

Age Group Preschool 4, Kindergarten, 1st Grade

Date and Time Sundays, 9:00am and 10:30am

TruWonder reveals the wonder of who God is to children. Children will engage in explore stations, time to discover God's Word, worship, worship response time, and small group connection time. Parents are invited to join us at pick-up time for a special blessing.

No sign-up needed.

KidVenture Choir

Age Group Kindergarten – 5th Grade

Date and Time Wednesdays, 6:00-6:30 pm (begins Jan 10)

KidVenture Choir is open to any child who is currently in Kindergarten through Fifth Grade, no matter their musical background or experience. This music ministry offers kids an opportunity to sing together and prepare to share their music in worship and at other church events throughout the year. This is a great opportunity for your child to grow in their appreciation of and participation in the musical arts while connecting with Christ. Students are welcome to join choir at any point during the school year.

No sign-up needed.

Small Groups

Using the 3 foundations of Bible Study, prayer, and fellowship, each small group has its own flavor.  Meeting weekly or twice a month, an investment in small group membership yields relationships which are more than superficial, the development of faith tailored to the needs and growth opportunities for the people in that specific group, a supportive community which knows our joys and struggles, and much more. 
By studying Scripture together and offering prayerful support and encouragement for one another, small groups become the 'families' within the larger church family in which people can go deeper in their faith and develop meaningful relationships.

Groups that began last fall and invite you to participate are:

Parents of Elementary Children:  Weekly on Wednesdays from 6:30-7:30 at the church
Prime Timers (55+):  1st and 3rd Mondays at 6:30 in homes
Empty Nesters:  1st and 3rd Sundays at 6:30 at Ray and Susan Owens' home
Blend of Ages and Stages:  1st and 3rd Sundays at 7:00 at the church
Women of all ages:  1st and 3rd Mondays at 5:45 at the church
Single Moms:  1st and 3rd Sundays at 5:30 at the church
Mature Women:  1st and 3rd Tuesdays at 1:00 at the church
Snowbirds:  Every Thursday at 6:30 at Denny's through mid-November, then beginning again in the Spring
Young Adults:  various groups will begin mid-January.  You may fill out the small group interest form and/or go the Young Adult Page in this guide for more information.

We are always open to birthing new groups if none of the above are a 'fit' for you.
Most groups meet from an hour to an hour and a half. They sometimes decide as a group to occasionally participate in a ministry like serving meals at Safe Harbor or volunteer at Home Sweet Home Ministries.
To get more information or to get plugged into a group, fill out the small group interest form here.
 

 

Calvary Men's Fellowship and Basketball

Description We open with prayer and greet one another while shooting baskets and stretching (warming up). We then shoot free throws to divide up into equal teams. We play from 7pm - 9pm on Tuesday evenings. We come together in prayer to close out the evening. We ask if there is anything anyone would like us to pray about. We share joys and concerns and bring them to God in prayer.

Dates and Time Tuesdays from 7-9pm

Childcare Provided No

Time Commitments Outside of the Meeting None, other than to show love to others through our daily actions and words.

Leaders Nathan Schumacher is married and a father of three children. Dan Frantz is married and a father of two kids. Travis Barke is married and a father of two kids as well. All three are members of Calvary and enjoy fellowship and sports.

A Word from the Leaders “My hope is that those who join us will feel God's love through the fellowship and prayer we share with one another. I also hope those who join us will be able to bring this love to others they come in contact with in their daily lives.”

No sign-up needed.

10:30 Band

Description Our 10:30 Band is made up of various kinds of instrumentalists and vocalists who play in a contemporary music environment.

Dates and Time Rehearsals are Thursdays from 7:00-8:00pm

Childcare Provided Yes

Time Commitments Outside of the Meeting Rehearsal preparation (usually 60-90 mins)

Leader Isaac Gaff is the Managing Director of Worship and Creative Arts at Calvary.

A Word from the Leader “The 10:30 band shapes our 10:30 worship service musically. They’re a fun and talented bunch to work with.”

Musical interview required. Please email Isaac at isaac.gaff@connectwithcalvary.org to set one up.