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We would love to help meet your emotional and financial needs for you, your family, or your neighbors. To let us know about a need, please email anna.williams@calvarywestlake.org  and our team will let you know if we are able to help! 

for help

Minister on Call

The MOC are available 24/7 to provide spiritual support and practical steps to those in crisis and in emergency situations. Call this number 818.991.8040 or call the main Calvary line and ask for “Minister on Call”.  

Spiritual Care and Counseling

Calvary has an in-depth referral library of Christian counselors as well as short-term pastoral care giving and lay care giving for members of the church family. For more information contact the Care Center at 818.575.2267.

We'd Like to Pray for You

Care Ministry Corner

Care Representatives are available after each worship service at our “Care Ministry Corner” in the lobby to provide resources, a listening ear, and prayer. You can find us across from Pastor Shawn in the lobby, next to the men’s room.

Submit a Prayer

We have an amazing group of people who would like to pray for you. If you’d like to submit a prayer request, we can pass your prayer need on. Please click here to tell us how we can pray for you, your family, or your friends.

Care Partners

Every Saturday and Sunday, there are people who would love to hear your story and pray for you. You can find the Care Partners at the front of the auditorium after every worship gathering.

Care Partners are committed to helping individuals navigate current challenges and transitions in a Godly way. Care Partners connect with individuals in a safe, one-on-one confidential environment. Is God calling you to consider becoming a Care Partner? Please call to register for the next Care Partner training . This is a seven week course. For more information on Care Partnerships, contact Pastor Mack Braden at 818.575.2228 or mack.braden@calvarywestlake.org.

Christ Centered Support & Recovery Groups

(all support groups are for 18+ except Divorce Care for Kids.)

Substance Recovery group for men and women *NEW*

Sunday’s 1:30 pm-3:00 pm Room 2105

Are you looking for a substance recovery group that is not only effective but also Christ-centered? Substance Recovery Group for Men and Women is a safe and supportive community that combines the power of the 12 steps with the wisdom of scripture. Here you will learn how to help, find/maintain sobriety and help others find sobriety. As you explore the steps, you will also dive deep into the teachings of Christ, and learn to apply them to your daily life.

For more information please contact Sam Rosenblad, Care Ministry Support and Recovery Group Coordinator at 818.575.2258 and sam.rosenblad@calvarywestlake.org

Finding Hope *NEW*

Starting March 4, 2024. Monday’s 6-8 p.m. Room 2108.

A support group for people who have loved ones battling Heroin, Fentanyl, and other substances. Finding Hope provides a space to process the bleak and sometimes traumatic realities brought on by addiction. Learn how to set proper boundaries, fight codependency, develop healthy habits, and so much more here.

If you are interested in being a part of this new group contact Sam Rosenblad, Care Ministry Support and Recovery Group Coordinator at 818.575.2258 and sam.rosenblad@calvarywestlake.org

 

DivorceCare 

Date – Fall 2024

Don’t go through separation or divorce alone. DivorceCare is a 13-week support group that will help you learn how to heal from the deep hurt of divorce and discover hope for your future. Here you will find helpful tools to manage the emotional turmoil and use practical tools for decision-making. 

If interested in attending DivorceCare or becoming a facilitator contact Anna at anna.williams@calvarywestlake.org or 818.575.2267 

DivorceCare for Kids (DC4K) 

Date TBD

Are your kids angry, hurt, and confused about your divorce? DivorceCare for Kids (DC4K) group is a safe, fun place where your children can learn skills that will help them heal. Ages 5-12.

If interested in DivorceCare or DC4K, contact Anna at anna.williams@calvarywestlake.org or 818.575.2267 to be put on an interest list.

GriefShare

 Starting February 5th, 2024 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Monday’s

This is a 13-week course that offers the opportunity to process the death of a loved one with others who are dealing with the same stages of grief. Learn how to work through your emotions and process the pain. 
For more information, contact 818.575.2267

"I attended my first "Grief Share" meeting last night. To be honest, it literally took EVERYTHING I had to go. I was going... I wasn't. It was kinda like "The Grinch" playing in my head... "no! yes! no! YES! Grrr... Definitely NOT!" But after a nudge from my cousin, I decided to at least give it a try. As I got into my car... I could hear my children arguing and it was the perfect excuse to tell myself I needed to stay home (or runaway haha!). But, I pulled out of the driveway anyway. I was tempted at every intersection to make a u-turn and head back home. BUT, I made it there... and finally found the courage to get out of my car. The second I walked in, knew it was exactly where I needed to be."
Lisa Tweedy
Attended Griefshare

support groups For Women only

Betrayal & Beyond

Tuesday’s 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Healing from broken trust. Do you need a safe and supportive place to navigate the devastating effects of pornography, adultery or trauma caused by ongoing sexual betrayal in your marriage?
This confidential class offers women hope and healing from the devastating effects of a partner’s sexual betrayal. Utilizing God’s Word, women are provided a safe and supportive group to share their painful experiences, and curriculum to help move beyond the pain. This 9-month course will cover topics such as: the impact of relational trauma, understanding the signs of sexual addiction, creating healthy boundaries, grief and loss, forgiveness and restoration. Contact the Care Center  (818) 575-2267 if interested. 

Growing beyond betrayal

Tuesday’s 6 p.m – 8 p.m. Starting September 12, 2023
We will provide a safe place for women who have completed the Betrayal and Beyond curriculum and who are interested in continuing their own personal recovery toward healing, growth and repair. For further questions about these classes ,contact the Care Center at 818.575.2267 Prerequisite to this course is Betrayal & Beyond.

support groups For Men only

Men Are Giving up Porn Because of This…

Conquer Series

Monday’s 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. New Session begins March 4.
In this class, you will learn to live free of porn through the proven strategies and practical tools taught in the Conquer Series.  For more information please contact Doug at 805.908.2538 or Michael at 805.701.0994.

Pure Desire – Seven Pillars of Freedom

These sessions are for men who are overcoming sexual addiction. Prerequisite to this course is the Conquer Series. 

The Compassionate Warrior

This class is the third in the series of Men’s sexual purity courses. Prerequisites to this class are the Conquer Series and the Seven Pillars of Freedom.

The Genesis Process

This class is the fourth in the series of Men’s sexual purity courses. Prerequisites to this class are the Conquer Series and the Seven Pillars of Freedom and The Compassionate Warrior.

 

Marriage Resources

Weddings

We are honored to provide our facilities for weddings to Calvary members. Weddings in our facilities are to be performed by a Calvary Pastor. On special occasions, an outside Pastor may join with a Calvary Pastor in performing the ceremony. In order to get married at Calvary, couples must also attend an eight-week Marriage Prep class. If you have questions about a wedding at Calvary, please contact the Care Center at 818.575.2267 or email Anna Williams at anna.williams@calvarywestlake.org.

Marriage Prep Class

Sundays 4-6 p.m. The next 9-week session starts on May 19, 2024.

Newly engaged? Planning on getting married soon?

Couples who engage in premarital courses are better equipped for a healthy marriage. This pre-marriage course is for couples who are exploring the idea of getting married and for those who are already engaged. This course helps couples build a healthy foundation alongside a biblical understanding of marriage. We cover topics that will give you the tools for a healthy marriage such as communication –  conflict resolution – finances – sex, and several others.

The Marriage Prep Class is offered three times each year. Sundays 4-6 p.m. The cost is $85.00.Classes are held in person. To sign up for our next class in May 2024.  Contact Anna at anna.williams@calvarywestlake.org or 818.575.2267

Hospital/Home-bound Visitation

Calvary offers visitation for those who are in hospitals, rehabs, and those who are home-bound. Our Care Center offers Visitation Chaplains, lay ministers, and pastors to visit. If you’d like us to visit a loved one in the hospital, we would be honored to do so. We will connect with the patient first to confirm.

Visitation chaplains

Do you have a compassionate heart and a merciful spirit? How would you feel about God using you to encourage and support someone in need of His healing touch? If you are looking for a powerful and meaningful way to live and love like Jesus, please join the Care Visitation Chaplain ministry. Next training begins soon, so apply now! Contact Pastor Mack Braden at 818.575.2228

Funerals & Memorials

We know it is incredibly difficult to lose someone you love, and we are here to help support you through the grief process. Please consider our GriefShare Support Group. Calvary is available to help plan a meaningful funeral or memorial service.

Calvary also has a team of lay ministers and pastors to officiate at funerals based on their availability. To speak to someone about a memorial service, please call the Care Center at 818.575.2267.

Financial Assistance

 

If you have an immediate financial need, Calvary may be able to help. Please contact our Director of Benevolence to make an appointment 818.991.8040 or email tara.larson@calvarywestlake.org

staff contacts

Sam Rosenblad

SUPPORT AND RECOVERY GROUP COORDINATOR

SAM.ROSENBLAD@CALVARYWESTLAKE.ORG

818.575.2258

TARA LARSON

DIRECTOR OF BENEVOLENCE

TARA.LARSON@CALVARYWESTLAKE.ORG

818.991.8040

ANNA WILLIAMS

CARE MINISTRY COORDINATOR

ANNA.WILLIAMS@CALVARYWESTLAKE.ORG

818.575.2267