Women's Ministries

  

WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY

All women are invited to participate in our weekly (or whenever you can make it) Bible Studies. We offer several Bible Studies throughout the week with a variety of days and times available. Contact the church office for more information. Please bring your own bibles.

 

WOMEN OF CALVARY ELCA

As a community of women created in the image of God, called to discipleship in Jesus Christ and empowered by the Holy Spirit, we commit ourselves to grow in faith, affirm our gifts, support one another in our callings, engage in ministry and action and, promote healing and wholeness in the church, the society and, the world. Women of Calvary is made up of women who are members and friends of Calvary.

Women of Calvary offers a variety of connection opportunities:

  • Circles, fellowship groups, small groups – meet during the day or on Saturday for Bible study and fellowship. Meetings can be in member’s homes, at church, or local restaurants.
  • Bible Study - All women are invited to participate in our weekly Bible Study, Tuesday at 9:00am in the church basement. Bibles are available or, bring your own. No need to sign up - just show up!
  • Fund Raising – we organize and sponsor fund raising events that provide support to local and worldwide charities; examples include Someplace Safe, Douglas County Hospice, Alexandria Police Department, Calvary Preschool, Luther Crest, Lutheran Worldwide Relief. In order to raise funds we organize and participate in these activities:
    • Spring Fling – springtime themed meeting with speaker and luncheon
    • Höst Fest - fall festival with homemade food, crafts, luncheon, produce.
    • Advent Brunch – first Friday in December meet with speaker, music and brunch.
  • Service Activities – there a wide variety of service activities. They are possible from donations of time and talent of the Women of Calvary:
  • Quilting – meet most Monday mornings in Fellowship Hall. Quilts are made for Lutheran World Relief and Douglas County Salvation Army. No sewing or quilting experience necessary.
  • Mission Projects – mission kits are assembled and sent to Lutheran World Relief. Kits include school kits, personal care kits, fabric kits and baby care kits. Kits are assembled twice yearly, in the spring and in the fall. Contribution of materials and time are welcome.
  • Cheer Baskets for Christmas – we assemble and deliver cheer baskets filled with cookies and other treats to home bound Calvary members. The baskets are assembled and delivered in December.
  • Funeral committee – set up, service and clean up the meal served after funerals.
  • Knitting and crocheting – prayer shawls are made and given to those in need of comfort. Also, we create white baby blankets to present when babies are baptized at Calvary.

It is easy to become involved. Contact anyone on the executive committee.

Elaine Larson, 651-249-7978  ew651@msn.com
Bonnie Holm, 320-766-4352  bonniedeanh@gmail.com
Sandy Friend, 507-990-0867  sfriend@centurylink.net
Barb Wiener, 320-815-7888  wiener77@charter.net