Women of Calvary

6 Packs for Women

What is a 6 PACK?
A 6 PACK is composed of 6 women born in 6 different decades that meet once a month for 6 months.  The goal is to promote intergenerational connections that lead to ongoing friendships and/or mentoring relationships.  Whether meeting at a coffee shop or in a home, these times remind us that we are definitely better together.

When do 6 PACKs meet?
6 PACKs will meet from November 2016 to May 2017 according to mutual availability by all 6 PACK members.

When can I register?
Registration for 6 PACKs is open August to October.  Groups will be assigned at the end of October and the first 6 PACK meeting will be in November.

Register Online Here


Mark Friday, May 12, 2017 on your calendar!  This will be a special night of worship and connection among women to celebrate what God has done in our lives this year!  Attend with your 6 PACK!


LifeGroups for Women {Bible Studies}

lifegroups for women

LifeGroups are the place, beyond Sunday worship where we actively engage in the life and purpose of our church: to connect, grow, and reach.

LifeGroups are ongoing, intergenerational, small group communities, each with its own personality and emphasis. LifeGroups for Women and Moms are formed in September and meet regularly throughout the year. Women can join a LifeGroup at any time although the greatest benefit comes from meeting with the same LifeGroup for the entire year.

Life Groups for women are available on a variety of days and a variety of times.
Learn more by calling Maria Figueroa at 714-550-2489.

LifeGroups for women are available the following days and times:

On Campus LifeGroups

Sunday mornings
9-10:15 am* | North Conference Room
Study: Entrusted by Beth Moore
Start Date: Ongoing
Register Online Here

Tuesday mornings
9:00-11:30 am** | Fellowship Hall
Study: Be Alert
Start Date: Tuesday, February 21, 2017 
Register Online Here

Tuesday nights
7:00-9:00 pm | Fireside
Study: Be Alert
Start Date: Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Register Online Here

*Children and youth programs are available during this time. No registration is needed.
** Children’s program is available during this time for infants to preschoolers with pre-registration. 

On & Off Campus LifeGroups

The Walking LifeGroup will meet from September to June. They meet for a time of teaching, before driving to nearby Fairhaven Cemetery to walk, share and pray for one another. 

Tuesday mornings
9:00-11:30 am*** |  Fellowship Hall/Fairhaven Cemetery
Study: Open Your Bible
Start Date: Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Register Online Here (Select Walking Group Option)

*** Children’s program is available during this time for infants to five year olds while mother is on campus. Children cannot be left on campus while their mother is off campus.


Note to Moms

Dear Moms of Baby Lane & Calvary Town,
Because of the ongoing and faithful giving of Calvary Church attenders, we are able to provide a safe and welcoming place for your child to connect and grow while you enjoy time with God and one another.  However, we want to share a few things that allow us to continue providing a program for your child(ren) at no cost. 

There is a cost to caring for your children. The teachers and helpers in your child’s room are paid. This cost is covered by the tithes given on Sunday and passed on to be a blessing to you.

We want to be good stewards of your children and God’s money. To care well for your children in your absence, we maintain strict adult to child ratios. Planning that each child who is registered will attend, we hire staff to be present and available for them. When children miss a week or more without our staff being notified, teachers and helpers are being paid to care for children who are not here. If your child will not be able to attend for one week, more than one week or will not be returning, please let one of our children’s staff know.

For the safety of each child, their parent/guardian must be on-campus while they are in the children’s program. If you have questions about this matter, please speak with Paula Garcia.

Thank you for helping us to be good stewards of the resources entrusted to us. We want to do our very best to care for your children in a way that helps them feel loved by God.

Shannon Reese, Women’s Director


Moms & More

Join moms of all ages/stages, parenting infants through high school students for times to be encouraged and refreshed!

WEEKLY Moms & More LifeGroup
Join a small group community, just for moms, that is part of the larger Tuesday Morning Bible Study. Rub shoulders with godly women of all ages before moving into a LifeGroup just for moms.

Learn more + Register 




Ladies Time Out

ladies time out

Energizing opportunities throughout the year to connect with women of all ages! (Opportunities are added throughout the year. Check back often for updates.)

Women’s Worship Night: WORSHIP TOGETHER!

This will be a special night of worship and connection among women of all ages to celebrate what God has done in our lives this year!  Attend with your mom, sister, friends, LifeGroup or 6 PACK!

6:00 PM - Dessert, Coffee, & Shopping for a cause (vendor information coming soon!)
7:00 PM - Worship

  • When: Friday, May 12, 2017, 6:00-9:00 pm 
  • Where: Calvary Church, Student Underground 
  • Cost:Free
  • With special guest Christina Marandola

No registration needed.  Invite a friend and join us!

Previous Events:

Peter's Canyon Hike + Nutrition Talk
Historic Home Tour + Lunch
Painting Party


Women's Specialty Groups

womens specialty groups

In addition to LifeGroups, various specialty groups are offered for women for a specific purpose. Below, you will find details about Moms in Prayer Int'l,Widows/Widowers Quarterly Luncheon and Women with a Mission.

Moms in Prayer International
Calvary Christian School currently hosts one Moms in Prayer group, where two or more moms meet together for one hour each week to pray for their children and schools.
Day: Mondays during the school year
Location: Check directory on campus for location
Time: 8:30-9:30 AM
Contact: Helene Bosch at 949.466.3233
If you would like to join an already existing group or learn how to start a group, contact Carrie Pihl at 714.734.3985 or go towww.momsinprayer.org

God’s Chosen Women | Widow’s Group
Every 3 months a luncheon is held in the Fireside Room which includes singing and an informational guest speaker. This luncheon is open to widows and widowers of all ages. It is a wonderful opportunity for widows and widowers to gain new friends and receive comfort and support. For more information, contact Sheryl Larsen at 714.550.2310 or 

Women with a Mission (WWAM)
Come and hear from one of Calvary's own missionaries each month. Testimonies and stories are interesting, encouraging, and challenging. In small groups, women receive updates, write cards to the missionaries, and pray together.
Date: Third Thursday during school year
MORNING: 9:00-11:00 AM in Fireside Room. Children’s program is available with reservation for infants - 5 year olds. Contact Calvary Town Nursery at 714.550.2336.
EVENING: 6:45-8:45 PM in Fireside Room. No children’s program is available.
For more information, contact Lynn Ahern at 714.550.2351

Discover More about WWAM 


Women's Discipleship

Discipleship is not a program. Instead, it’s a relationship in which two people journey through life together while learning to obey the teachings of Jesus. In this relational context, one is a disciple-maker, while the other is a disciple.

Being a disciple-maker doesn’t require perfection; simply a lifestyle of character and obedience that is unafraid to repeat the Apostle Paul’s words, “Imitate me, as I also imitate Christ” (1 Cor. 11:1).Being a disciple simply requires an open, teachable spirit, willing to spend time with someone who wants to help you follow Jesus and experience the best life possible. Start praying today about whether or not God is calling you to be a disciple, a disciple-maker, or both!
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Women's Retreat

Combine rest, fellowship, relaxation and fun into a weekend away and what do you get?  A life-giving Women’s Retreat at Forest Home!

Join us April 21-23, 2017 for inspiring messages, Spirit-filled worship, fire-pit conversations and more.  For those seeking adventure, go hiking, ziplining or ride the giant swing. For those seeking rest,  get a cup of coffee, curl up by the fire with a good book or get pampered with a special beauty treatment (additional cost/optional). In addition to six delicious and nutritious meals, snacks and espresso are available for purchase between meals.


Heather Avis 
Heather is married to Josh and has worked as an Education Specialist. She found herself as a full-time stay at home mom after adopting their three children. Heather currently resides in Southern California and is writing her first book on the awesomeness of all things Down syndrome and adoption. She cares fiercely for the underdog and believes God's goodness and beauty are found in the most seemingly uncomfortable places. 
Learn more about Heather 

Sharon McKeeman
Sharon is a Christian author, educator, artist and photographer. She is married and has three children that she home-schools. She also experienced pregnancy loss and has three children in Heaven. She writes honest encouragement for women walking through grief so that they can find hope and joy in Christ.
Learn more about Sharon

DeAnna Ramsay 
DeAnna is a speaker, worship leader, and blogger. She is also a wife of 16 years and mom of 4. DeAnna has recorded over 50 different albums and commercial jingles and has performed everywhere from the Rose Bowl to NATO Headquarters in Belgium. She and her husband, Jon, have traveled all over the world in ministry--including 3 months in Europe, singing for our U.S. Troops overseas.
Learn more about DeAnna

Katie Quesada 
Katie is the Lead Life Groups Pastor at Fellowship Monrovia. She is a graduate of Vanguard University and has started at Fuller Theological Seminary. In addition to Life Groups, Katie also oversees Women's Ministries and the internship program. She and her husband, Danny, live in Monrovia with their daughter, Gracie June. Katie loves connecting people to the Gospel of Jesus through stories and her dinner table.



Calvary Women have reserved standard rooms to share.  Each standard room accommodates 4-6 women and includes a queen and twin bunk beds with a shared toilet/shower.  Bed and bath linens are not provided.

If you desire a room upgrade, please call Maria Figueroa who can assist you in that process.  Her number is 714-550-2489. 

When registering, please note your roommate preference(s).  We will do our best to accommodate you.

If you have special dietary needs, please contact Forest Home directly and speak to someone on their staff.  They graciously work to make sure each participant has an enjoyable mealtime.  Forest Home: 909-389-2300. 

Transportation to and from Forest Home is not provided.

COST: $280

  • All deposits are non-refundable and due at the time of registration.
  • The full balance is due no later than March 21, 2017. Any cancellation after March 21, 2017 forfeits full payment.

If financial campership assistance is needed, please request an application by contacting Maria Figueroa at  or 714.550.2489.


Call Maria Figueroa at 714-550-2489


Women's Meet the Team

Women's Ministries at Calvary is made possible by dozens of women who serve in all sorts of ways.  Below are the staff members who help provide support, leadership and vision for the ministry.
Shannon Reese, Director of Women’s Ministries bio
Provides teaching, leadership, vision, strategy, leadership development and writes curriculum for Women’s Ministries.
or 714-550-2410

Maria Figueroa, Women’s Ministries Coordinator
Coordinates weekly ministry programming, marketing and communication, assists women as they connect at Calvary, assists with special events.
or 714-550-2489