You’re Invited Back to Church:
In their meeting this week, Calvary’s deacons decided that we will invite our church family to return to in-person worship and Bible study on Sunday, January 17, 2021. For the time being, we will continue to have only one worship service, which will take place at 9 o’clock and which will also be shared on Facebook. Our Sunday School classes will begin after worship. And there will be childcare for both Sunday morning activities.
Of course, the coronavirus continues to be genuine concern in our area. And so, we urge everyone to make their own determination whether it’s safe for them to be back in church. In addition, we want you to know that as we return to in-person gathering, social distancing will be practiced, and everyone will be asked to wear a mask while they’re in the church building.
If you have any questions about our Sunday morning schedule or other ministries, please contact the church office.
Worship for Sunday, April 12
As Christians everywhere celebrate the joy and hope of Easter Sunday, Calvary invites you to join us online for a service of music, scripture, prayer, and preaching that will stream live beginning at 9 o’clock on Sunday morning. Our pastor will conclude his sermon series on the “I AM” statements of Jesus by focusing on John 11:17-27 and the Lord’s promise that “I AM the Resurrection and the Life.”
Worship for Sunday, April 5
On Sunday, April 5, Calvary will be live-streaming a service of music, prayer, and preaching at 9 o’clock in the morning. This Sunday’s message will be focused on John 14:1-7, where Jesus tells us: “I AM the Way, and the Truth, and the Life.” We invite you to worship with us!
Worship for Sunday, March 29
Service for Sunday, March 29 will be available through Facebook Live. Pastor Alex will be delivering the message “I AM: The Bread of Life”. The service will begin at 9:00 am. At the end of our worship time – we plan to celebrate a “Virtual Lord’s Supper,” in which we’ll take communion together, even though we’re apart. Therefore, if you’d like to participate, you might plan to have some kind of bread or crackers available – along with some kind of juice or other beverage. In the end, I’m not sure that the Lord cares as much about what we eat and drink – as that we do it together in His name.
We hope you can join us. Stay safe & keep praying.
Worship for Sunday, March 22
Service for Sunday, March 22 will be once again only be available through Facebook Live. The governor’s executive order is still in effect. To continue to protect worshipers, we will not be worshiping together. However Pastor Alex will be delivering the message “I AM: The Vine”. The service will include music provided by the praise team & will begin at 9:00 am. We hope you can join us. Stay safe & keep praying.
Worship for Sunday, March 15th
Service for Sunday, March 15 will be meeting through Facebook Live. Governor Roy Cooper has issued an executive order banning gatherings of 100 or more people. To comply with this, we will not be worshiping together. However Pastor Alex will be delivering the message “I AM: The Good Shepherd”. The service will include music provided by the praise team & will begin at 9:00 am. We hope you can join us. Stay safe & keep praying.
On Servant Sunday people of the church came together and worshiped God by serving others. Some projects took place at the church and other projects were carried out at various locations in the community. The slideshow gives a sampling of projects and the people affected, both the ones serving as well as the ones being served.
Children’s Christmas Musical Begins!
We will begin rehearsals for this year’s children’s Christmas musical, Little Drummer Dude, this Sunday, September 29 at 4:30 p.m. We’ll meet in the sanctuary each Sunday afternoon and rehearse until the performance on Sunday, December 15 at 6pm. Please encourage your kids – children preschool and elementary are welcome to participate.
Red Cross Blood Drive
Calvary will host its next Red Cross Blood Drive on Sunday, September 8 from 11 AM to 3:30 PM in the Fellowship Hall. Please contact Jessica Simandle (336/401-2667 or simandle.jessica@ yahoo.com) to schedule a blood donation or to volunteer for the event. Donors can also schedule their appointment by visiting the Red Cross website (www.redcrossblood.org).
Hark! The Calvary Angels Sing
Believe it or not, our sanctuary choir will soon begin rehearsing music for Christmas. And we want you to join us! We’ll begin “Christmas Choir” rehearsals on Wednesday, Sept. 11 at 7:15 in the sanctuary. If you’d like to participate in this year’s Christmas cantata, you need only attend the first 20 minutes of each week’s choir rehearsal. In addition, you’re welcome to attend the choir’s “Christmas Listening Party” on Sunday, September 8, at 4 o’clock in the afternoon at the home of Brinkley and Beth Church. You’ll get to hear the music on which we’ll be working – and share some delicious snacks and warm fellowship with the members of our choir. If you have any questions, please contact Minister of Music Teresa Martin.