Mid-Week Ministries Offer Opportunities for Growth
Calvary’s Mid-Week Ministries are up and running! That means that new growth opportunities available for the entire family! We invite children and youth to join us for Mission Friends (for Pre-K and Kindergarten kids), RA’s and GA’s (for Grade School boys and girls) and Youth Bible Study (for Middle School and High School youth). In our first Fall session, adults can choose from these three studies:
- Fearless: Max Lucado addresses some of our greatest fears and explains how faith – not fear – can become our default response to threats (facilitated by Jan Varney).
- Fight Back with Joy: Through vulnerable storytelling, a difficult diagnosis, and a good dose of humor, Margaret Feinberg reveals how joy is more than whimsy. It’s the weapon you can use to fight life’s battles (facilitated by Carol Lowe).
- Jonah: While many of us know the story of Jonah, this traditional Bible study will offer a fresh look at his life, showing us how God uses ordinary people to do extraordinary things (facilitated by Lanny Wood).
All studies begin at 6:30 PM. Although renovations to our kitchen and fellowship hall mean that we are not currently offering a community meal, there will be a light snack supper available at 6 PM for those who are participating in one of our studies.
Other Mid-Week ministry opportunities include our Handbell Choir (6:15 PM) and our Adult Sanctuary Choir (7:15). We hope to see you!
Calvary’s Experience Student Ministry kicks-off its regular Sunday night meeting this weekend on Sunday, August 30th. Middle School youth will meet from 5 to 6 PM. A snack supper for all youth is shared from 6 to 6:30 PM. And high school youth meet from 6:30 to 7:30 PM. If you’ve got any questions, please touch base with our Minister to Youth and Children, Alex Bracey. Come and join us as we start a great new year!
Don’t forget: we’re running an informal “Farmers’ Market” on Sunday mornings at Calvary during this season that local gardens are producing. If your garden has produced more than you can use and you’re willing to share, please bring your fruits and veggies to the fellowship hall on Sunday morning. [We do ask that you clean the produce before bringing it to church, and that you leave it in a container of some kind.]
If you want to pick up some food, you can visit the fellowship hall before Sunday School or after the traditional worship service. If you’d like to leave a donation for anything that you take home, you can put a contribution in an offering envelope and mark it “Yokefellow.” Any unclaimed produce will be delivered to Yokefellow on Monday morning to help meet the needs of hungry people in our community.
The needs of our community don’t disappear just because it’s summer, and Calvary responds to these needs by partnering with community organizations like Yokefellow Cooperative Ministries. Through Yokefellow, working families in crisis receive food and other assistance that can help sustain them until they’re able to get back on their feet. During the month of June, we’ll be sponsoring a Food Drive (non-perishable items only, please) to support this important work. Our goal is to collect at least 1000 items. Please bring your donations to the Chapel by June 28, 2015.
On Saturday, June 6, Calvary’s Experience Student Ministry will be sponsoring a “Port-a-Pit Chicken” Barbecue to raise money for their summer mission trip to Gatlinburg, Tennessee. The event will run from 11 AM to 3 PM, and participants can dine-in or carry-out. The cost is $10 per plate, which includes chicken, beans, slaw, roll and dessert.
Don’t Miss Calvary’s Easter Egg-stravaganza!
On Saturday, April 4th, Calvary will sponsor a special Easter event for children. Join us at the church from 1 PM to 3 PM for games, crafts, and the annual Easter Egg Hunt. Kids will also hear the Easter story and receive a reminder of God’s amazing love. There’s no charge for the event – and everyone’s invited!
Be Our Guest for Holy Week Worship
Calvary Baptist is offering several opportunities for worship during Holy Week that are designed to help you reflect in a meaningful way on Jesus’ sacrifice for us and His victory over death. We hope you can join us!
- Maundy Thursday: “The Living Last Supper” is a drama about the disciples of Jesus: their reasons for following Him, their struggles to understand Him, and their fears of failing Him. (April 2nd at 7 PM)
- Good Friday: “He Is” is a drama that presents the stories of people whyo were touched by the final hours of Christ. (April 3rd at 7 PM
- Holy Saturday: “Sabacthani” is a drama that focuses on Jesus’ dramatic cry of despair. By Saturday, even the followers of Jesus were starting to lose hope. What happens when hope dies?
- Easter Sunday: On Sunday, April 5th, Calvary will provide a range of Easter activities that focus on worshiping joyfully and deepening the bonds that unite us as the children of God. Please be our guest for a Sunrise Service at 7:30 AM; an Easter Breakfast at 8:45 AM; Bible Study at 9:45 AM; and Resurrection Worship at 10:55 AM.
Renovation Proposal to Be Discussed
There will be a special called business meeting at Calvary Baptist immediately after the Uplift Contemporary Worship Gathering (and prior to Sunday School) on Sunday, March 1, 2015. The meeting will take place in the fellowship hall, and will focus on a proposal to undertake a significant renovation of our fellowship hall, kitchen and adjoining spaces. The project will call for the prayerful involvement of our entire church family. Members and all those who are interested in learning more about the project are encouraged to attend.
Youth Chicken Stew Fundraiser
The youth will sponsor a chicken stew courtesy of Roger and Donna Keck to raise money for this year’s mission trip to Gatlinburg, Tennessee. There will be regular and spicy stew for $5.00 per quart available “to go” by 11:00 a.m. Chicken stew will be served at 12:00 noon in the fellowship hall after the traditional service.
As part of our observance of Baptist Men’s Day on Sunday, February 1st, everyone is invited to a Fellowship Breakfast that will take place between the Uplift contemporary worship service and our Sunday School hour. (This means that the breakfast will start around 9:20 and run until approximately 10 o’clock.) We encourage you to come out and enjoy a great meal – all while getting to know your brothers and sisters in Christ in the Calvary church family.