Women's Ministry

Ministry Team

Joanna Blomberg (739.1364)
Jan Burwitz (731.9082)
Denise Hansen (750.3883)
Sara Kokko (720.0271)
Kristen Leavins (703.863.4662)
Brenda Ott (540.7476)
Bobbie Peterson (730.8504)
Stacey Sparks
Andrea Van Ye (720.9699)

Our Passion

The Women's Ministry of Calvary Bible Church seeks to encourage and equip women in becoming fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ.

Our Vision

Through a loving and trusting environment, our goals are as follows:

  • To minister to women (spiritually, emotionally, intellectually) in a relevant way at every age and stage of life.
  • To instill the biblical principle of mentoring into every woman by providing opportunities for interaction in multi-generational settings.
  • To provide opportunity and encouragement for ministry to our community.

Check out this year's lineup of ministry events below! If you have any questions, please feel free to send us an email.

"For we are God's handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works..." Ephesians 2:10

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Our new 2017/2018 Women’s Ministry brochure will be available beginning August 13. Be sure and stop by the Women's Ministry table to pick up your copy! We encourage you to try out a Bible study or attend a women’s event this coming year. It will be a wonderful opportunity for you to grow in your relationship with God and to connect with others.

Is this the year for you to study the Bible and grow spiritually? Join a women’s group? Volunteer to help with an event? If so, we are eager to welcome you! Whether you are single, married or searching to connect with others, Women's Ministry at Calvary Bible Church has a place for you.

Questions? Contact Bobbie Peterson at (920) 730-8504 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Wednesday morningspath
September 6 through May 9
Campus Center
9:25 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Please join us as Andrea Van Ye leads us in a new study entitled “Walking with God.” God desires a close intimate relationship with us, and through our relationship with Jesus, we are given the privilege and joy to walk with Him.

In this series, we will look at 6 different stories in the Bible, where we see people walking with God, and explore in God’s Word, what it might look like for us to walk with God amidst our failures, unknowns, doubts, afflictions, and more.   

Our Wednesday morning study is for all women, whether new to studying God’s Word or those more familiar. It is an intergenerational study with live teaching, followed by small group discussion.

Being in a Bible study is one of the most life changing things you can do! The Wednesday study is a wonderful way to grow, as well as to connect with other women. Women are encouraged to join at any time and all are welcome.

Children’s program available. The children's program is free but operates as a co-op. Moms utilizing childcare commit to helping in the childcare program each quarter.

 Contact: Bobbie Peterson at 920-730-8504 Jan Burwitz at 920-731-9082

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                            Tuesday nights
                  September 12 through May 8
                      7:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.
                             Calvary Café  

Come join us on Tuesday nights as we begin a new series entitled “Singing in the Reign”. Krista Zachor, Stacey Sparks and Jan Burwitz will be teaching on what we can learn through the Psalms about anger, grief, depression, insecurity and longing.

We will be taking a look at why, no matter our circumstances, we can praise God with a grateful heart knowing that He is with us each step of the way.

Timothy Keller has beautifully stated that the, “Psalms, then, are not just a matchless primer of teaching, but a medicine chest for the heart and best possible guide for practical living.” We look forward to diving into His medicine chest!

Evening Edition is designed for women of all ages and stages of life. Since we believe that Bible study and friendship go hand in hand, Evening Edition will provide you with an opportunity to meet other women as you experience rich Bible teaching. 

Note: Childcare is not available.

Contact: Sara Kokko 920-720-0271


                   Saturday, November 4, 2017

Retreat on a Bus is an opportunity to gather with other women for a fun-filled combination retreat/shopping excursion.

Join the women of Calvary as we take a motor coach bus to Mayfair Mall and Mayfair Collection Outlets.

As we travel to Milwaukee aboard the bus, you will be treated to the “retreat” portion of the day. Retreat highlights aboard the bus include: • Lighthearted inspirational message • Beverages and light snacks. • Games and prizes. • Fun and fellowship.

Cost: $20 Registration begins on September 17.  Space is limited so sign up early!

Contact: Brenda Ott at 920-540-7476 
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Purpose: To provide opportunities for widowed, divorced and never
married women to meetcoffee cup and leaf others, to enjoy social times together and to form friendships.

Contact: Sandy Kemp 920-725-6664 or Carolyn Hill 920-574-1825

Tentative schedule for 2017-2018: (Check the weekly bulletin to confirm.)
Friday, Sept. 15 at 4:00 p.m. Rawhide fish fry (Meet at church east parking lot)
Sunday, Oct. 22 at noon--Packer party Festival foods Neenah Second floor dining area
Friday, Nov. 17 at 9:00 a.m. Ground Round in Neenah
Friday, Dec. 8 at noon Pizza Ranch, Appleton Sunday, Jan. 7 noon Applebee’s in Neenah
Friday, Feb. 9 at 5:30 p.m. Culver’s for fish Game night TBA
Sunday, March 11 at noon Hong King Buffet, Neenah
April—date TBA $5 Tuesday movie
Friday, May 18 at 4:00 p.m. Rawhide fish fry Meet at church east parking lot


                   Christmas by Candlelilght

                             Tuesday, December 5
                  6:30 p.m. (doors open at 6:00 p.m.)

"Christmas by Candlelight" is the theme of this year's Christmas Tea. Join us for this wonderful Calvary Bible Christmas tradition as we gather together to share laughter, fellowship, wonderful music, and amazing desserts. Our speaker this year, Stacey Sparks, will share a short message to help us ponder the miracle and beauty of Christmas.

Invite a friend, sister, neighbor, colleague, or anyone you know, to join us as we step away from the hustle and bustle of the season and celebrate the beautiful birth of Jesus. Tickets go on sale in November. This is truly an event you won't want to miss!

Please note: This event is for women 18 years and older. Although we love babies, they can be a distraction so we are asking that they not be brought to this event.

Contact: Andrea Van Ye 920-720-9699 Bobbie Peterson 920-730-8504


First Friday of each month
September through May
6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Room 205/207

Purpose: To provide a warm and loving atmosphere where women can enjoy one another as they use the talents God has given them.

Come and join other women as you work on your favorite hobby or craft. Scrapbooking, stamping, organizing your recipes, knitting, or any other hobby that you enjoy, can be more fun when doing it with friends.

Bring what you have been working on or come and learn a new craft!

Contact: Julie Cowling 920-268-8638 Miranda Pautz 920-216-2429