Church School Classes & Small Groups

Church School Classes 

  • Nuer Class

Time: 9:00 a.m., Sundays

Location:Rm 306

Leaders: James Thurbil & Abraham Tuom

The Nuer class is led in the language of Nuer and includes church members who are from the Sudan. During class they work their way through different books of the Bible, taking breaks at Christmas and Easter to focus on those specific stories.

  • Caritas Class

Time: 9:00 a.m., Sundays

Location: Room 146

Leader: Karen Pinkham (karenpinkham@gmail.com

     Caritas, in Latin, means “the joy in doing what one is given to do.” Caritas members love welcoming guests and newcomers. We are a larger class, made up of married couples and singles alike, mostly in our 50s, 60s and 70s. This fall we will be studying a book called Six Degrees of Separation about world religions. It will be led by Rev. Daniel Schweissing. 

  • Morning Blend Class

Time: 9:00 a.m., Sundays

Location: Room 111 (off of the Fellowship Hall)

Leaders: Rev. Morgan C. Fletcher and Rev. Anne J. Scalfaro (mfletcher@calvarydenver.org and ascalfaro@calvarydenver.org)

     Whether you’ve attended in previous years or are considering coming for the first time, Morning Blend’s weekly discussions surround theology, work, faith, and community, and is designed to be welcoming for guests or those who are unable to come every week. This is a class where group discussion is the main facilitator and 

Morgan and Anne support the group as needed. We welcome folks whether they are in their faith journey or journey with the Calvary community in a come-as-you-are environment. Anne and Morgan look forward to connecting and learning with you. 

  • Koinonia Class

Time: Sundays at 9:00 a.m.

Location: Room 119 (off of the Fellowship Hall)
Leaders: Libby Johnson and John Kron (grannyljohnson@earthlink.net and j_f_kron@hotmail.com)

    Koinonia, in Greek, has many meanings: community, communion, joint participation, sharing, and intimacy. Koinonia is a group comprised of couples and singles ranging in age from 35-75 or thereabouts. This year, we will be studying the Narrative Lectionary. We usually have two or three social events each year.

  • Explorers Class

Time: Sundays at 9:00 a.m.

Location: Room 136

Facilitator: Larry Davila (lawrencedavila@comcast.net)

     The Explorers class studies the Judson Bible series entitled Journeys. Our teacher leads us through the historical/social background of the Bible, while bringing our understanding of its meaning in the modern world. If you are looking for a class that delves deeply into the history and culture in which the Bible was written and how we in this century can meld them, please join us.

  • Ribbons Class

Time: Sundays at 9:00 a.m.

Location: Room 134

Facilitator: Charlotte Million (charlotte.million@comcast.net)

     Ribbons is an experiential class that engages in breathing, silence, song, meditation, scripture, spiritual writings, artistic expression, sharing and prayer. Generally meets the first 3 Sundays of the month. Charlotte Million facilitates discussion, which always includes a lectionary scripture (often a Psalm) and consideration of a book we study together. (Not everyone reads the book.)

  • Voyagers Class

Time: Sundays at 9:00 a.m.

Location: Room 138

Contacts: Tom Waymire: trwaymire@aol.com; Rick Chapman: rrchap@comcast.net, or Gordon Kieft: gordonkieft@msn.com.

     We are an age-independent class that studies a faith based book, a biblical text, or a historic figure of the bible.  In the past we have done books surrounding the spiritual journey of a Chaplain, the impact of someone like Mr. Rogers, and video/book  reviews from Adam Hamilton, the most recent of which was the Apostle Paul’s missionary journeys.  Our favored format is video along with lesson information from a trio of instructors, Tom Waymire, Rick Chapman, and Gordon Kieft.  Class discussion is encouraged as well as understanding different points of view. 

Small Groups 

  • Monday Night Pub

Join the discussion. Members of the group lead discussions each week on a variety of topics. If you haven’t attended, you’re welcome to join us. We’ll be chatting over a pint of beer, coffee, soda or water. This will be a casual time of conversation about faith, culture and other things that matter.

Dates: Mondays beginning September 16

Time: 6 p.m. Dinner (optional); 7:15–8:30 p.m. discussion

Place: Piccolo’s Restaurant: 3563 S. Monaco Pkwy, Denver, CO 80237; (303-757-5166)

Number of participants: 10-30

Anticipated cost: Food/drink at the restaurant. Piccolo’s does not charge us for the room, so please support the restaurant and the wait staff as you are able.

Contact: Dave Crane (dcrane1049@aol.com) David Ferguson (dfergusonhome@msn.com)

  • Calvary Book Club

Time: 3rd Monday of the month, 7:00 p.m., except December

Location: Board Room

Facilitators: Gordon Kieft & Judy Griswold (gordonkieft@msn.com, jgandjm@aol.com)

We meet the third Monday of each month (except December) at 7:00 pm at the Church.  New books lists are available on the Kiosk or in the E-News. The first book for discussion is Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, by Gail Honeyman. Please email Judy Griswold - jgandjm@aol.com or Gordon Kieft - gordonkieft@msn.com  All are welcome. Each session is co-led by members of the group. For more information you may also call Gordon at 720-201-5212.

  • Tuesday Morning Prayer and Study Group 

Time: Tuesdays, 9 - 10 a.m.

Location: Board Room

Coordinator: Judy Griswold (jgandjm@aol.com)

Discussion Facilitator: Rev. Anne J. Scalfaro (ascalfaro@calvarydenver.org)

     Join us for a time of fellowship, prayer, and study as we read and discuss together Convictions: How I Learned What Matters Most by Marcus Borg. Please bring your own copy of the book. All are welcome! 

  • Tuesday Bible Study

Time:  Tuesdays 9:30-11:00 a.m.

Location: Youth Lounge

Facilitator: Rev. Morgan C. Fletcher (mfletcher@calvarydenver.org)

Current Study: Book of Revelation

      Tuesday Bible Study is a small group whose members share fellowship and prayer concerns. We study both the Bible and contemporary writings to better understand the message of Jesus, God’s will for us, and our lives of discipleship.

  • Men’s Group

Through our fellowship and through our works, the Calvary Men’s Group endeavors to be a positive outlet for men of varied backgrounds and skill sets to offer their experience and their shared American Baptist heritage to benefit each other and create value in our community. We focus our efforts in three major areas: fellowship, education, missions. Past activities included a CornHole tournament, a DU Hockey outing, and Top Golf. We encourage men of all ages to join us and plan some events at alternate times to allow working men to participate.

Dates: Last Friday of the Month (+ fellowship events)

Time: Typically 11 a.m., occasionally at 6 p.m. (times vary)

Place: Calvary Baptist Church Fellowship Hall or offsite

Number of participants: Unlimited

Estimated cost: $10-$15 per month

Leaders: We are led by a steering group of 7 men who meet over breakfast to plan our near-term direction. We empower our members to take on leadership roles for specific events or activities to support our mission.

Send your e-mail address to davcpeter@gmail.com to be notified of upcoming meetings.

  • Women’s Group

The Calvary Women’s Group exists to unite all women for fellowship, service and self-development. We are open to all women high school-age and above inside and outside the church.

Dates: Vary, but will meet monthly.

Times: Vary. 

Place: Calvary Baptist Church

Number of participants: Unlimited

 Guests are welcome. Our future monthly gatherings will be advertised. 

Contact: Pam Chapman, pachap@comcast.net, if you’re interested or have questions. 

  • Creativity & Conversation 

Description: Join this informal group for coffee, conversation and creativity – adult coloring, games, sewing, crafts, missions projects – whatever you choose, while enjoying fellowship, friendship and goodies. It’s a great opportunity to meet others of all ages. Come, bring a friend and join the discussion.

Dates: Saturdays except seasonal breaks and Family Promise dates

Time: 10 a.m.–Noon.

Place: Calvary Baptist Church of Denver, Rooms 316/320

Number of participants: No limit

Contact: Jeanine Crane (dcrane1049@aol.com), Debby Pilloud, Norma Wick (Anticipated cost: none. Coffee is furnished. Group members rotate bringing snacks.)

  • Scrapbooking

Description: Do you have a scrapbook or memory book that you never have time to work on? Join us once a month for fun and fellowship while we get our projects done!

Days: One Saturday per month, dates determined by the group.

Time: 9 a.m.–2 p.m.

Place: Calvary Baptist Church of Denver

Number of participants: 6-10

Anticipated cost: Bring your laptop or your own materials.

Contact: Becky Worford (beckygene@comcast.net)

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