Meets: Sunday mornings from September to June, 9:00 AM, Sanctuary
Leader: Pastor Dave Capoccia
Topic: Early Church History
Our goal is to challenge the church to think deeply and biblically through issues that matter. The purpose of Sunday school is to equip ourselves to do so by offering ongoing spiritual education and training. The class is very interactive — we encourage all to ask questions and share observations. The topics vary according to series but have included prayer, mercy ministries, missions, hermeneutics, hot-button issues in American culture, and church history. All are welcome to join us!
Meets: (TBD as needed)
Leader: The Elders
Have you been baptized after coming to saving faith in Jesus? Are you experiencing the benefits of church membership? In the New Testament, believers didn’t just go to church, they obeyed Jesus’ command to be baptized and then joined a church. In doing so, believers were committing themselves to Christ, their brethren, and the teaching and leading of the church elders. We want to follow this biblical pattern at Calvary. The Membership Class is a course designed to explain what baptism and church membership really are all about. While this course prepares believers to become members of our church, those who attend are not obligated to be baptized or become members. The course begins at different times in the year based on interest.
Meets: Sunday mornings from September to June, 9:00 AM, Lower Level Children’s Classroom
Leader: Joyce Jin, Kristen Kohne, Greg Ho
Curriculum: The New City Catechism
Because of today’s challenging spiritual landscape, our children need the best when it comes to spiritual training. Our church is committed to giving our kids content-rich, God-centered teaching that presents the deep truths of the Bible in an interactive, understandable, and enjoyable way.
In class, the kids will ask and answer questions, study Bible passages, complete crafts, memorize Bible verses, and engage in various learning activities. Our goal is to provide the children with activities that are centered around Christ’s redemptive work on the Cross while forming strong bonds with their peers and mentors. We welcome children from ages 3 to 12.
Meets: Sunday mornings from September to June, 9:00 AM, Lower Level Teen Classroom
Leader: Caleb Dagnall, Juliana Dagnall, and Aleksey Chernyakhovskiy
Curriculum: The New City Catechism, advanced
Our passion is to teach our youth to learn how to love and exalt Christ in all areas of their lives. Also, since our youth are also our fellow servants and workers for the gospel, we want to provide opportunities to serve God even now. Our teen ministries are intended to be a place where teens have opportunities to preach the good news (in both word and deed), serve others, practice studying the Word of God, love one another, pray for the church, sharpen one another, discuss what it means to honor God in our culture, and learn how to walk with God.
Let no one look down on your youthfulness, but rather in speech, conduct, love, faith and purity, show yourself an example of those who believe. ~1 Timothy 4:12
Meets: Every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month (September to June)
Leader: Khaleef Crumbley
Transitioning into adulthood brings tough challenges, especially spiritual ones. We want to provide special discipleship for those making that transition. In our Young Adult Ministry (YAM for short), young men and women meet together at the church for fellowship centered around Bible or book study. Participants benefit from both critical instruction in relevant areas and the opportunity to form bonds with peers and mentors. We welcome all those aged from late teens to early thirties to attend.
Meets: Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month (September to June)
Leader: Pastor Dave Capoccia, Bruce Wyder, Mark Twombly
At our church, we do not want mere surface relationships; rather, we want to deeply invest in one another for mutual spiritual sharpening. This is precisely the goal of Iron Man. Iron Man features both instruction and discipleship specifically designed for men. At our meetings, the men dive into the truths of the Bible using a book study led by one of the leaders. Outside of the regular meetings, the men have small groups, intent on further discussion of the large group lessons, life on life discipleship, and prayer. If you are a man, please join us as we seek to strengthen each other in Christ!
Meets: Every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month; a part of our Family Night (September to June)
Leaders: Jayne Babij, Sherrian Crumbley, and Cheryl Frueh
At our church, we believe it is critical that our women foster meaningful relationships with one another, and this is why we have Side by Side. Side by Side is a women’s ministry focused on discipleship, women coming alongside one another to form a safe, redemptive environment in which to minister to each others’ struggles. Along with bible study, the women are also encouraged to meet in one of our small groups to develop friendships, openness, and accountability. No woman should journey through the Christian life alone. If you are a teenager or older, please come join us!
Meets: Wednesdays at 7:00 PM, on Zoom
Leader: Pastor Dave Capoccia
One of the most powerful ways we can serve one another, the church, and the people in the world is through prayer. That’s why, at our church, we want a whole ministry centered on praying to God! At our weekly prayer meetings, we share answered prayers and prayer requests together as a large group then split into smaller groups of two or three to share personal prayer requests and to pray. We would love to have you partner with us in this ministry, because when God’s people pray according to God’s will, God acts amazingly!
Meets: Every 4th Sunday at 2 PM at the Parker Nursing Home
Leaders: Rich Montaperto, Skip and Rose Evans
Once a month we share the gospel, sing, pray, and fellowship with the residents of a local nursing home. It is an opportunity to minister to a community who are uniquely acquainted with loss, pain, loneliness, and thoughts about what awaits after this life is over. We are privileged to share that they can find comfort and hope in Jesus.
If you enjoy playing an instrument, singing, or having gospel conversations, please consider serving with us. Jesus said, “Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.” ~ Matthew 25:40
Meets: By appointment
Are you struggling with a difficult circumstance, habit, or sin issue but don’t feel like you have a suitable Christian brother or sister that can help you with it? Biblical counseling, a private ministry committed to explaining how the Bible applies in all kinds of life situations, maybe just what you need. We have access to a number of both professional and volunteer biblical counselors able to help. Contact us to learn more.
Book Nook and Lending Library
Hours of Operation: Before and after official service times
Leaders: Yiyin Ho, Ema Capoccia
The Book Nook and Lending Library provide resources that will help nurture spiritual growth. Products in the Book Nook are available for purchase and are offered at the lowest price possible — everything is priced at or below cost. Books that are not currently in our inventory can also be ordered by request.
The Lending Library provides resources for members to check out and borrow. The library carries a large selection of audiobooks and DVDs to edify you and your family.
Operation Christmas Child
Active: During the fall season
Leaders: Joe Fantuzzo, Rebecca Fantuzzo
The mission of Operation Christmas Child is to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way to children in need around the world. Through this project, Samaritan’s Purse partners with the local church worldwide to share the Good News of Jesus Christ and make disciples of the nations.
Calvary participates in this mission by packing and sending shoeboxes filled with small toys, hygiene items, and school supplies as a means of reaching out to children in their communities with the gospel.