Small Groups

If you have any questions or wish to contact Calvary staff for more information please see the sidebar to the right.

The small group options below are listed in order of schedule from Monday-Sunday, then those not on a weekly schedule. 

Small Groups Throughout the Week


Calvary Book Club

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

Location: Board Room

Facilitators: Gordon Kieft & Judy Griswold

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.


Tuesday Morning Prayer and Study Group -  Zoom option available

Time: Tuesdays, 9 - 10 a.m.

Location: Board Room & Zoom

Discussion Facilitator: Rev. Anne J. Scalfaro (

Email Judy Griswold for the Zoom link.

     Join us for a time of fellowship, prayer, and study as we read and discuss together Freeing Jesus: Rediscovering Jesus as Friend, Teacher, Savior, Lord, Way, and Presence by Diana Butler Bass (Sept 14-Nov. 2). We are discussing The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together by Heather McGhee Nov. 9 through Feb. 15. Please bring your own copy of the book. All are welcome!


Tuesday Bible Study - Zoom option available

Time:  Tuesdays 9:00-10:00 a.m.

Location: Youth Lounge and Zoom

Facilitator: Rev. Morgan C. Fletcher (

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.

Time: 3rd Friday, Typically 11 a.m., occasionally at 6 p.m. (times vary)

Place: Calvary Baptist Church Fellowship Hall or offsite

Estimated cost: $10-$15 per month

Contact David Peterson to be notified of upcoming meetings.


Scrapbooking - Zoom option available

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: Once a month on the third Saturday.



Monday Night Pub

Mondays at 7 p.m.

Join us on Mondays for Calvary Pub where we eat, drink, fellowship and take a different journey each week from books to game shows and beyond. This fall our offsite meeting restaurant will be the New York Deli News (NYDN) 7105 E Hampden Ave. next door to McDonalds, and some meetings are here at Calvary in the Youth Lounge (CYL).  Watch the E News every Friday for information on Pub Presentations.

September 13- Gratitude...Thankfulness...and all the Good Things Happening in the World  (NYDN)

September 27- TBD (NYDN)

October 4- Speaker Barbara Creswell (CYL)

October 11- The Family Feud with hosts Bill Ponikvar & Dave Crane (NYDN)

October 25- The Heart of Hebrews with Pastors Anne Scalfaro & Andrew Daugherty  (NYDN)

November 1- Holy Envy with Diana McGahan (CYL)

November 8 - Monuments with Brandon Williams  (NYDN)

November 29 -Hymns  (NYDN)

December 5 - Symbols of Christmas with David Peterson  (location TBD)

December 13- A Swedish Christmas with Margie Jonell  (location TBD)


Youth Ministry

Our youth ministry has monthly gatherings and quarterly retreats. For more information, contact Pastor Morgan (


Women’s Group

We connect through fellowship and fun. We will meet once a month. Meetings will be advertised in the E-News.


Sunday Morning Small Groups (beginning Sept. 19)


Caritas Class - Zoom option available

Time: 9:00 a.m., Sundays

Location: Room 146 and on Zoom    

Caritas, in Latin, means “love of many people.” 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.


Koinonia Class

Time: Sundays at 9:00 a.m.

Location: Room 119 (off of the Fellowship Hall)
Leaders: Libby Johnson and John Kron

    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.


Explorers Class

Time: Sundays at 9:00 a.m.

Location: Room 136

Facilitator: Larry Davila

     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

Ribbons is meeting twice a month. Their Sunday meetings they will study Julian of Norwich: Wisdom in a Time of Pandemic—and Beyond, by Matthew Fox.

Time: 3rd Sunday after church for brown bag lunch and 90-minute book discussion in Ribbons classroom, #134.

1st Saturday by Zoom to catch up with each other far and near, 2-3:30 pm, from your home by Zoom

Facilitator: Charlotte Million


Voyagers Class

Time: Sundays at 9:00 a.m.

Location: Room 138

Contacts: Tom Waymire; Gordon Kieft

     We are an age-independent class that studies a faith based book, a biblical text, or a historic figure of the bible.



 Nuer meets in room 306 on Sundays @ 9:00 a.m. Its leaders are James Thurbil & Abraham Tuom.


Children’s Ministry

Our children’s small group meets on Sunday mornings at 9 a.m. in the East Wing. You can contact Angela Leonard,  ( with questions.