Deaconess | Adult Ministry
office: 317-783-2000 x 239
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.
What types of events are available?
Calvary provides events for adults that foster fun and fellowship. Explore these by clicking on the topics below.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 www.saintthomasclinic.org.
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.
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:
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.
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.
December's Lunch & Learn featured the annual holiday meal and the opportunity for all attendees to make their own "simple toy".
Calvary Adults and 2nd Grade pack 120 Christmas mugs!