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Women of Calvary

6 Packs for Women

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What is a 6 PACK?
A 6 PACK is composed of 6 women born across different decades that meet once a month for 6 months.  These groups help us form intergenerational relationships that could lead to lifelong friendships.  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 2017 to May 2018 according to mutual availability by all 6 PACK members.

When can I register?
Registration for 6 PACKs is open August 1 to September 30.  Groups will be assigned at the beginning of October and the first 6 PACK meeting should meet in October or November.

Register Online Here

 

LifeGroups for Women {Bible Studies}

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LifeGroups are one place, beyond Sunday worship where we connect with each other and live out our faith in community.  Women’s LifeGroups include time to study the Bible, share our lives and pray for one another.

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.

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* | WC North Conference Room
Study: Having a Mary Spirit by Joanna Weaver  
Start Date: Join at any time
*Children and youth programs are available during this time. No registration is needed.

Tuesday mornings
9:00-11:30 am** | Fellowship Hall
Study: A comprehensive study of 2 Timothy supplemented by personal projects and Entrusted by Beth Moore
Start Date: Tuesday, September 12, 2017
End Date: Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Cost: $25
** Children’s program is available during this time for infants to
preschoolers with pre-registration.

Register Online Here

Tuesday nights
7:00-8:15 pm | S-1
Study: A comprehensive study of 2 Timothy supplemented by personal projects and Entrusted by Beth Moore
Start Date: Tuesday, September 12, 2017
End Date: Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Cost: $25
*Children’s program is not available during this time. Please find other arrangements for your little ones
Register Online Here

On & Off Campus LifeGroups

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

Call Maria Figueroa at 714-550-2489 to learn more about the partial children’s program during this time. 

Tuesday mornings
9:00-11:30 am*** |  Fellowship Hall/Fairhaven Cemetery
Study: 2 Timothy
Start Date: Tuesday, September 12, 2017
End Date: Tuesday, May 15, 2018
*** 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.
Register Online Here (Select Walking Group Option)

 

PROFESSIONAL SINGLE WOMEN

Sunday mornings
11:00 am-12:15 pm* | Room
Start Date: Sunday, September 17, 2017
Frequency: Twice a month
For more information: 
*Children and youth programs are available during this time. No registration is needed.

 

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). 

While there is no cost to you, 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. Expecting that each child who is registered will attend every week, 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 present.

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.

Sincerely,
Shannon Reese, Women’s Director

 

Moms & More

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THE NEW 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.  Study God’s Word together and be mentored by other mothers and grandmothers.

Learn more + Register 

 

SINGLE MOMS
Raising children as a single mom takes incredible bravery and hard-work. Creating a tribe of other single moms to share life with can make all the difference. Here are some ways you can begin meeting other women and moms who can support you in your journey.

Connect with other single moms at Calvary by joining the private Facebook group “Single Moms of Calvary Church Santa Ana.”  Then, call Maria Figueroa at 714-550-2489 or email your contact info to to begin receiving invitations and information just for single moms!

Attend a parenting class offered Sunday mornings at 9:00 am September to May.  Each month, a different parenting topic will be discussed. Join us to learn more and connect with other parents who are working out their faith while raising their children to know and love Jesus.
Learn more

Join a LifeGroup.  LifeGroups for women are available Sunday morning and Tuesday morning and evening. Discover more about LifeGroups Here

 

 

Special Events Just for Women

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We are planning some amazing times to hear stories of God’s reclaiming work in the lives of women. Check back regularly for details!

SEEN & RECLAIMED

Saturday, October 7, 8:00-11:30am 
Fellowship Hall  |  Continental breakfast | Cost $10

Optional:
Saturday, October 7, 11:30-3:00pm

Off Campus  |  Halal lunch and cultural experience | Cost $15 

Does anyone notice me? Can anyone hear me? What is the purpose of my pain? Women around the world are asking these questions and God is answering them.

Join us for SEEN & RECLAIMED with special guest speaker JoAnn Doyle. Come hear stories of God reclaiming the lives of Muslim women for His divine purpose and learn how God wants to reclaim your story too.

Register Online Here


More about our Guest Speaker:

JoAnn Doyle was a pastor's wife for 20 years before God called her and her husband to full-time mission work in the Middle East and Central Asia. She quickly learned that she had a heart for Muslim women.This passion led JoAnn to launch a ministry for women in the Middle East, ministering to women in Israel, Egypt, Gaza, The West Bank, Jordon, Lebanon, Afghanistan and India.  

She is also the mother of six adult children.

 

Save these dates on your calendar! 

  • Friday, February 23, 2018 | 7:00-10:00pm
    and February 24, 2018 | 8:00am-10:00pm
  • Friday, May 11, 2018 | 6:00-9:00pm

Previous Events:

  • Women’s Retreat at Forest Home
  • Worship Night
  • Peter's Canyon Hike + Nutrition Talk
  • Historic Home Tour + Lunch
  • Painting Party

 

Women's Specialty Groups

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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 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