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Adult Faith Enrichment

Calvary offers many opportunities for adult faith enrichment. Please check the calendar to confirm dates and times, as schedules are subject to change. From Bible study basics to topic-oriented studies on contemporary issues, there's something for everyone!

Library News. Driving to an East Coast vacation this summer? Or West? Or South? Then these new audio books in Calvary’s library may be just the ticket to add interest along the way. The first three are fiction, the next three nonfiction:

+Chasing Sunsets by Karen Kingsbury
Her latest

+To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Celebrating its 50th year as an American classic

+Still Alice by Lisa Genova
Alzheimer’s through the victim’s eyes, recently a Oscar-winning film

+When Books Went To War by Molly Manning
A World War II story you probably never knew

+First Ladies from National Public Radio
An in depth look at them from Martha Washington to Michelle Obama

+The Great Reformer, Pope Francis by Austin Ivereigh
From childhood to church leader

Pop in on a women’s Bible Study Circle and see what you are missing!

Charity Circle will meet Wednesday September 2, 9:30 a.m. at Calvary. Carol Haugrud will host and Sue Summers is the study leader.

Faith Circle will meet Wednesday September 2, 1:00 p.m. at Calvary. Ruth Lange is the study leader. Join the group for lunch before the meeting, 11:30 at Lakes Café.

Peace Circle will meet Wednesday September 9, 9:30 a.m. at Calvary. Sharon Stenberg and Margaret Rose host and Susan Botula will lead the study.

Beginners Writers Group. A new writing group will begin and meet two times, Thursday, September 10 and Thursday, October 8. We will meet in the library from 5:15-6:30. No experience necessary. High school age and up are welcome. For more information contact Merrie Sue Holtan at or 701-261-6144.

Writers Group. The regular Calvary Writers Group will resume at 5:15 p.m. on November 11.

Sunday Adult Study: A Each month our Adult Education classes will focus on a particular “so that” of faith. Adult Education opportunities in the coming year will be focusing on living our baptism. You could also say that living our baptism is the “so that” of faith. Each month will have a different focus, with many opportunities to practice our faith. Classes begin September 20 between services on Sunday mornings. Schedule:

September 20: What does it mean that I’m baptized?!
September 27-October 18: Baptized We Live
November 8-29: Living as God’s Steward
December 6-20: Living In God's Abundant Grace: Sabbath

See the September newsletter for more details.

Women's Cafe Study. Thursdays at 7:30 PM Women's Cafe Group. This is a once monthly Bible study and faith-based conversation group geared toward young adult women but is open to women of all ages. We meet the third Thursday of every month at 7:30pm at a group member's home (rotating). The study is produced by the WELCA, and is found on the website under the heading Cafe Groups. Please contact Andrea Westby at for more details and to be included on the listserve.

Just One Month To Wellness. Pastor Alan Field from Tucson, Arizona, has put together a program that you might find very useful to help you live a balanced life for “just one month.” Download a copy of the program-->

Wednesday Men's Breakfast Study. Men's Breakfast group meets at 7 a.m. the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays each month. Join us for a hearty breakfast and a Bible study centered on the next Sunday's lessons.

Wednesday Circle Studies. Charity and Faith meet the first Wednesday, Charity at 9:30am and Faith at 1:00pm (with noon lunch at the Wild Oaks). Peace meets the second Wednesday at 9:30am. In December there are no Circle studies but instead a noon potluck and Bible study; check the December calendar for date. Feel free to attend any Circle study any time.

Adult Bible Study: Mondays. Pastor Phil Holtan is excited to lead this book of the Bible study group in intermediate Bible studies through the year as we dig deeply to find new treasures.  Check the calendar for dates..

Seekers Study. “Seekers” is a Bible study that seeks to dig a little deeper into the scriptures. No books required, just your Bible. Most times we go verse by verse in a book of the Bible, other times we study someone’s favorite subject. Come and enjoy this conversation! This group generally does not meet in the summer. Check the calendar for dates..

Women's Saturday morning study. The Saturday morning Women’s Bible Study meets 9:30 – 11:00 AM at Calvary the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month. Each year we select a new topic & Bible Study to explore. Our group welcomes women of all ages and we are patient with complex schedules. Come when you can and know that whenever you attend, you bring value. If you have questions, contact Jean Hallberg at 346-6518 in the evenings or at her office during the day at 346-5073. This group generally does not meet in the summer months. Check the calendar for dates..

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