The 20s/30s of Calvary gather a couple times a month to talk, learn, and grow in Christ. If you’re looking to get to know other young adults in Calvary, sign up for our monthly mailings to find out what’s going on next.
Young Adult Bible Study | Tuesdays
Are you a young adult looking to dive into scripture with other young adults? Come to Crosstown Brewery this Tuesday at 7 p.m. We will be using Feasting on the Word, a curriculum that allows for discussion of each Sunday’s lectionary. This group meets every Tuesday.
The Mindful Millennial | Thursdays, once a month
Aristotle said, “All human beings by nature desire to know.” Every month, the 20s/30s of Calvary gather to learn a new skill — from basic bike maintenance to bread baking — and then talk about a reading related to it. Refreshments are always involved.
Past Events › Young Adult
Join Elizabeth Crosby at Loflin Yard on Wednesday nights for a 5-week discussion of Flannery O’Connor’s Wise Blood. This comic novel takes a raucous look at faith in the modern world, a landscape littered with bastards, false and True prophets, shrunken men, blind preachers, Jesus fanatics, NUTTY SURPRISES, a movie-star gorilla, a new jesus, and the Church of Christ Without Christ, “where the blind don’t see and the lame don’t walk and what’s dead stays that way.” July 7 chapters…Find out more »
What do our scriptures, Christian tradition, and Calvary's own story have to teach us about the art of Christian welcome? More specifically, as some of us return after a long time away, and others arrive for the very first time, what does it mean to extend and receive Christian welcome at Calvary in the fall of 2021 after a year and a half of various forms of separation? Join Scott Walters as we explore these questions together. Bring your kids,…Find out more »
When life blindsides us with unexpected events, how can we use those upheavals to deepen our spirituality? During the disruptions of the past months, spiritual director and author Linda Douty Mischke has observed some creative and surprising responses in the lives of those around her. She will share some of those stories and suggest ways that we can glean insights for a new “normal” through the lessons of these “abnormal” times. Join us in person at 9:15 a.m. in the…Find out more »
Welcome Back reception at 6:30 p.m. in the Great Hall The Negro Spiritual serves as one of America's most influential and distinctive musical achievements. Inspired by the harsh and cruel conditions of enslaved people, Spirituals were created and employed to comfort, inform, and celebrate lived experiences. Spirituals have since inspired future generations to combat the atrocities of social injustice. In an effort to reimagine social justice, Gavin Wigginson is now employing the songs of his ancestors to inspire new thinking…Find out more »
In a world where the rights of LGBTQIA+ citizens are constantly being challenged in local, state, and federal courts, the need for a safe place for the gay community has become a necessity. Join us for a panel discussion about sexuality and life in the church, hosted by GLEE (Gay and Lesbian Everyday Episcopalians). All are welcome.Find out more »
All around Calvary, downtown Memphis is growing at a fast pace. Join Paul Young, president and CEO of Downtown Memphis Commission, as he talks about the identity of downtown Memphis now, where we are headed, and how Calvary fits into this identity.Find out more »
Scott & Ardelle Walters Begins Wednesday, September 8, at 6:15 p.m., in the Library Frederick Buechner memorably wrote, “The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world's deep hunger meet." Over the centuries, Christians have developed some countercultural language about the work one does in the world. Being people of an incarnational faith, rather than disembodied spirituality, we believe that the Christian life should affect our understanding and practices in all aspects of…Find out more »
Confirmation Class for Adults, Wednesdays, Oct. 13-Nov. 17, 6:15-7:15, Emison Room Whether a newcomer or a lifelong Episcopalian, this class is designed to go to the heart of what it means to be a follower of Christ in the Episcopal tradition. The Rev. Paul McLain will lead us in a 6-week exploration of baptism, an Episcopal understanding of the Bible, why we worship the way we do, how we begin to understand God, navigating the Book of Common Prayer, and…Find out more »
The beloved biblical scholar Ellen Davis will preach at Calvary’s Lenten Preaching Series in 2022. Her book, Getting Involved with God, is an accessible, creative engagement with the great stories of the Hebrew Scriptures. Its premise is that the stories are not simply historical artifacts, but sources of wisdom for lives like ours, especially as we think about what it means to live and pray more intentionally, and deepen our connection to God along the way. Join Scott Walters for…Find out more »