Formation Ministries

Christian formation is the lifelong process of growing in our relationship with God, ourselves and all creation.

Hearing the Word of God through scripture, working to discern God's will through study, and observing a prayerful life help us draw closer to God. When we set time aside to share our faith journeys and explore the stories of our faith, we realize God can be found in the most unexpected of places.

YOUTH GROUP

Calvary's youth group is made up of children 12 and under and teaches the Bible using fun and creative curriculum. We aim to teach children how God’s promises of salvation are woven into our lives and how even the smallest of us have been called to be Christ’s ambassadors. At Calvary our goal is to have our children grow in Christ’s love and mercy while teaching the spirit of forgiveness and reconciliation. We use a theological format that is Episcopal and structured around the Holy Eucharist as set forth in the Book of Common Prayer.

TEENS

Our teen group blends fun, faith and social action! We promote acceptance and service, embracing the differences between us while exploring the many ways God calls us to serve others for the common good. We talk about what it means to be an Episcopalian, discuss why our faith matters, and look for ways of living out God’s love every day.
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ADULT FORMATION

Adult Formation occurs once a month between Sunday Services. Topics and discussion are chosen to help people connect faith and the teachings of the Church with the way they live their lives.  Participants are encouraged to share and reflect in a safe and loving community. An ecumenical study group with our Methodist and UCC neighbors meets in the fall and the spring on Wednesday mornings.

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Becoming closer to God is a participatory experience. Include God in all aspects of your life! God is everywhere, even on roller coasters! (Or maybe especially on roller coasters?)

BIBLE STUDY

Every Monday evening, all are welcome to participate in a lively discussion about faith. The topics range from studying books of the Bible, walking through a Beth Moore or Andy Stanley study together or reviewing the latest Christian movie at the theater. It's an informal, friendly gathering, fueled by yummy treats and a shared love of God that results in learning and lots of laughter.

Mother Mo also leads various Bible studies throughout the year. Creating a sacred space where we come together to study various topics of the Bible, discuss current events and learn spiritual practices helps draw us into a deeper relationship with our creator.

DAUGHTERS OF THE KING

Daughters of the King consists of women of varying ages who desire a closer walk with the Lord. They are Christian women, both lay and ordained, who are strengthened through the discipline of a Rule of Life, and supported through the companionship of their sisters. The Daughters Rule of Life consists of regular prayer for self and others, service through seeking to do the will of God, regardless of the cost and evangelism through word and deed. If you are interested in becoming a Daughters or have further questions please contact Jan Bruesch janret13@gmail.com.

BOOK GROUP

Anyone interested in discussing faith-inspired or otherwise inspirational works is invited to participate in Calvary's monthly book group. Novels are chosen by consensus and span both older and more contemporary writings. We've shared books that illuminate the roots of our faith, books that exemplify Christian living in troubled times, books that explore our relationship to God, and books that enlarge our vision to see the love of Christ for all people.