Women's ministry

The mission of our women's ministry
is to lead women into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. Special events, Bible studies, small groups, Women's Retreat - whatever your interest, we'd love to have you join us!

NOTE: If the cost of an activity presents difficulty, scholarships are available
upon request. 
Contact Holly McFarland by e-mail or at 763.231.2981.

Special events

Come celebrate with us! We hold several events during the year that offer extra-special opportunities for learning, fellowship and fun. Please join us and bring a friend.


Rising Strong

Saturday, May 6, 8:30-10:30 a.m., Gathering Room

Women Rising strong in Pray
As Children of God we are gifted to serve and graced to live in love. And we all know falls, disappointments, and struggle. What does it take to get back up? Are we turning to God in these moments of hurt? What does the Bible have to say about God's gift of prayer? Through short lectures, self-exploration, and small group discussion we will learn the Rising Strong Process Dr. Brene Brown outlines and how it connects with God's gift of prayer. Prayer, Scripture, and fellowship will guide our time. Come ready to laugh, learn, and connect with other women as we rise strong as disciples growing disciples.

Cost $10

Register here:




Bible study opportunities

What better way to spend time with other women than to gather over God's Word? Join us for Bible study!
To ensure adequate materials, pre-registration is encouraged for our Bible study groups.

Unless otherwise indicated, contact Holly McFarland by e-mail or at 763.231.2981 to register. If cost presents a difficulty, please request a scholarship.



Women in the Word: The Gospel of Matthew

Fridays, beginning Sept. 16 (September 2016-May 2017)
9:30-11:30 a.m., 2nd floor of North Wing
Join us for an interactive Bible study held at Calvary - this year's study on the Gospel of Matthew. Focused on helping women grow more deeply in their love of Jesus, expand their knowledge of the Bible, and enjoy fellowship with each other. We are open to women of every age and stage of life. Kids in the Word is free child care offered for the children and grandchildren of women attending the class. Children focus on the same lesson while enjoying time to play. Join us Friday mornings 9:30-11:30. Children must be registered in advance; to register, contact Cheryl by e-mail or at 612.850.4628.



Bible Study Fellowship (BSF)

Calvary hosts a Bible Study Fellowship class for women on Monday nights.  BSF is an in-depth, interdenominational Bible study that helps people know God and further equips them to effectively serve the Church throughout the world.  Women meet in small discussion groups for a portion of the morning and then all attend a lecture given by a Teaching Leader.  Find out more information about BSF at BSF International, or contact the BSF class coordinator  e-mail.


Other Bible study opportunities

Women's circles and small groups are also doing regular Bible study as part of their meetings. See below for more information on these groups.

Awaken Love

Tuesdays, April 18- May 23, 9:30 -11:30 a.m., Room N001


Thursdays, April 20 - May 25, 7-9 p.m., Room N204

To register, email Ruth.awakenlove@gmail.com

Cost: $35 ( materials)

Do you ever wish you felt more connected to your husband?

Have you struggled to feel totally free in your marriage bed?

Is intimacy with your husband the last thing on your "to do" list?

Do you leave God on the other side of your bedroom door?

Discover what God intends for your marriage bed. 

Sort through lies, baggage and body image issues.

Learn tips for communication, boundaries and frequency issues. 

Join in a respectful conversation about physical intimacy.

For more information visit: www.awaken-love.net for more information on the class.



Women's Evening Bible Study

Wednesdays, April 19-May 17
6:30-8:00 p.m., N204
The Circle Maker, " With insightful teaching and inspiring stories, Mark Batterson will teach you how to pray in a new way. You'll learn how to draw prayer circles around your dreams, your family, and most importantly, the promises of God. " The Circle Maker" by Mark Batterson.  To Register, Contact Holly McFarland by e-mail or at 763.231.2981 Cost: $15

Register here



Circles are groups of women who meet monthly September through June. New members are always welcome! For a complete listing of circles, meeting times, places, and a contact for each circle, contact Holly McFarland by e-mail or at 763.231.2981.

Small groups

Form meaningful relationships with other believing women who can support and encourage you in your walk with Christ and life situations. Many existing groups like to add new members, or leadership training is available for those who wish to start a new small group. More on small groups>>

Special interest groups

We offer several special interest groups that speak to women experiencing a certain life phase or interested in numerous pastimes. Find a group that's right for you!

Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS)

MOPS® (Mothers of Preschoolers) is for mothers of children ages newborn through Kindergarten. MOPS meets 2nd and 4th Monday mornings during the school year... and for fun events all through the summer! Learn more>>

Knitting & crocheting group

First Mondays
7-8:30 p.m., Room N001
Do you knit and/or crochet? Would you like to make items for those in need? Join our monthly knitting and crocheting group! Questions?Contact Holly McFarland at 763.231.2981 

No Meeting on January 2

Scrapbooking group

Third Saturdays (September-May, not December)
9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Room N204
Come scrapbook with other women and enjoy fellowship while you work on your albums. Don't know what to do? Various optional scrapbooking classes will also be offered during this time. Bring your supplies and a snack to share. Questions? Contact Joanne Kryduba 763.781.6445 or e-mail.

Women's Ministry Team meetings

Wednesday, March 22
1:15-2:15 p.m.
Do you have a heart for women? Do you like planning special events and ministry programs. We could use a few more volunteers so plan to join us at our next Women's Ministry Team meeting on March 22,2017. Questions? Contact Holly McFarland by e-mail or at 763.231.2981. 

Serve in Women's Ministry

Women's ministry is built on volunteers. We are always looking for women to serve in various ways. We currently need:

  • Help for our special events: Planners, greeters, set-up, clean-up and ticket sales
  • Children's program helpers for Women in the Word - Friday Mornings
  • MOPPETS Volunteers: Assist in our children's rooms during MOPS meetings on 2nd and 4th Monday mornings

For more information

...about Women's Ministry, contact Holly McFarland by e-mail or at 763.231.2981.