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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!

Justice Issues. Do you want to talk more about justice? Are you wondering how God might calling you to be an advocate? Do you desire a space to talk about the hard questions in life, especially around race and social justice? Pastor Cassie and Andrea Westby are working to create a conversation and prayer group. No time/date has been set for meeting, but they’d like input from those who are interested. Please contact them at or

Christ In Our Home Devotionals. The new quarterly Christ in our Home devotionals are available in the narthex or in the rack by the west entrance. Take one home!

Peace Circle meets Wednesday, July 8, at Mary McCrady’s home at 35025 Freedom Flyer Road, Vergas. Circle starts at 9:30, but a carpool will leave from Calvary at 9:00 a.m. Peace meets again August 12 at 9:30 a.m. at Calvary with Bev Tougas as host.

Charity and Faith do not meet in July. Faith Circle meets Wednesday, August 5 at 9:30 a.m. at Calvary.Charity will not meet in August.

Women's Monday Summer Java Jams Study. Women's Java Jams is meeting this summer 9am at Calvary July 27 and at the Wild Goose August 24 with the study "Discerning The Voice of God: How To Recognize When God Is Speaking." Books available in the office.

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

Animate Study. New Learning opportunity “Animate: Practices” with Pastor Cassie Sundays at 9:45am. Join Pastor Cassie and other learners in the Matthias Room (near the kitchen) for an introduction to the central practices of the Christian faith, why they are important, and how we can take part in them today. “Animate: Practices” lessons include a learner journal, please contact Pastor Cassie by June 30 to order yours. Journals cost $15, a donation to help cover costs is appreciated. If you would like to order a journal, have questions or want more information, please contact Pastor Cassie.

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. The Monday Noon Bible Study is led by Pastor Phil Mondays in the Matthias Room. Bring your lunch and join us for food for body and soul! Check the calendar for dates.

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