Adult Ministry

opportunities for fellowship, Service, education and intergenerational ministry

All adults, guys and gals, are welcome to attend; our monthly participants range in age from mid-forties to early nineties; average attendance is 45. No matter what age adult you are, come join us for fun, fellowship, study, and service to others.

14 members of Calvary toured the Indiana War Memorial on September 28, 2022.

What types of events are available?

Calvary provides events for adults that foster fun and fellowship.  Explore these by clicking on the topics below.

Monthly Lunch Out!

Lunch OUT!  The first Wednesday of each month Calvary's Adult Ministry does an outing to a different restaurant on the southside for food and Christian fellowship. No reservation needed; tables are reserved for Calvary Lutheran.  Watch announcements and website Events for details on each month's location.

Monthly Lunch & Learn

Lunch & Learn  Held the third Wednesday of each month at 11:30 AM. Here's a glimpse of a typical Lunch & Learn: Held in the south Narthex beginning with an opening prayer, lunch buffet includes a provided, publicized entree. Attendees are asked (but not required) to bring “two dollars and a dish to share.” We always eat well! Birthdays and prayer needs are recognized, plus we have a skit, poem, or humorous reading, and announce upcoming events and other items of interest. Programs last 45 minutes to an hour, and cover a wide range of topics, including history, medicine, science, religion, current events, and hobbies; our presenters’ list includes authors, doctors, and TV personalities. Lunch & Learn is held at 11:30 AM the third Wednesday of the month. Thanks to all who participate and contribute time, food, energy, prayers, humor and talents to make these popular fellowship events so successful.

What types of service activities are available?

Calvary provides opportunities for adults to come together in service to others.  Explore these by clicking on the topics below.

Operation Christmas Child

This project from Samaritan’s Purse Ministry brings the Good News of Jesus Christ to impoverished children in more than 100 countries through gift-filled shoebox-size boxes. Calvary’s Adult Ministry teams up with CLS students in November to gather gift donations, fill boxes and pray for the recipients. In 2018, over 170 boxes were filled. For more information contact Coordinators Sarah and Ron Cunningham.

Advent Mugs for Visitors

Adults help our 2nd Graders pack mugs with candies for visitors attending our school program Advent services. This popular annual project has grown over the years. The students fill 150+ Christmas-themed mugs with packets of cocoa mix and candies, and adult volunteers assist with wrapping in cellophane. Mugs are donated by a few generous members; candies and supplies are provided by Calvary’s Outreach Ministry.

Helping Others Be Healthy

Medicines and Supplies are collected quarterly for the St. Thomas free clinic located at 600 Paul Hand Blvd, Franklin, IN 46131. Nancy Brandt sorts and delivers the donations. For more info on what St. Thomas Clinic needs and accepts, call Coordinator Nancy, (317) 535-6057, or see

Student Support

Pen Pals, Prayer Angels, Genius Hour Mentors — These are a few of the different opportunities for adults to encourage and mentor students during the school year.

What types of Bible Studies are available?

Calvary provides several Bible study opportunities that of special interest to our Adult Ministry community.

Monthly intergenerational Bible study

Join us in the Gym for a special monthly intergenerational study normally held the first Sunday of each month as a part of our Family Education Hour. Our goals are to:

  1. Connect with others
  2. Engage in Hands-on activities
  3. Be the family of God together

All (young and old, families and singles, children and adults) are invited to join us for food, fellowship, and fun in God’s Word.

Note: This is in place of the regular children’s Sunday School classes on the first Sunday of each month.

Thursday Afternoon Bible Study

At different times of the year, Thursday afternoon Bible study sessions are offered, diving into different topics or books of the Bible.  Watch announcements and website Events for details.

Ministry Leadership

Deaconess | Adult Ministry

office: 317-783-2000 x 239

Ministry Events

Lunch Out!

Wednesday, March 01, 2023 -
Wednesday, March 01, 2023

11:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Ministry in Action!

The Game of Jacks

"Eggs in a Basket, Pigs in the Pen, Over the Fence: Let's Play Again!" Games can improve cognitive and motor skills. This program will...

Lunch & Learn — "Hoosier native Americans"

Hoosier native American cultures and communities of today: recognizing and honoring the diversity of native Americans among us.



Adult Ministry Program

Provides spiritual, social and educational support and activities for older adults.