Calvary Church: Merry Christmas 2013!

Young-Family-2013Don't miss the Christmas Eve worship services tonight at 4p & 5:30p. Worship will be both liturgical and contemporary - for the whole family to worship our God together. We are also enjoying Family Worship again this weekend at 8:15a, 9:45a, & 11:15a on Sunday.

We hope your Christmas is filled with lots of joy!

Lionel & Stacy with Fleet, Rob, & Brad

What's new at Calvary...

Christmas Eve
Invite a friend to join you for tonight's Christmas Eve services, held at 4p & 5:30p, with our free Calvary E-vite. Childcare will be available for infants through preschoolers during both the 4p & 5:30p Christmas Eve services.

Family Sunday
Attention Rock Solid Kids Parents! This Sunday, 12.29 will be Family Sunday! We invite you to bring your elementary children with you to the Worship Service. Stop by Guest Services to pick up an activity bag for your child to enjoy during the service. If your child is interested in serving, please bring them early to Guest Services to pair up with a Greeter or Usher. The Nursery and Preschool will be open for Infants through 5 year olds during all services.

Christmas Album
Regional artists have teamed up to produce a Christmas album, ‘Raise Your Voice’, of which ALL the proceeds will go to the new Kids Alive Girls’ Home, La Arquilla, in Guatemala that cares for young girls who have been abused. The CD was completed in the 7 Spin Studios here at Calvary and includes artists like, Sevenglory, Red Umbrella, Jon Costas, Hayley and Sharon Costas, Daniel Doss, and Jennie Wellsand. You can purchase a copy at Calvary Church or download online for $10. Watch this preview video to hear more about the brand new project.

Holiday Assistance
We are providing assistance again this year to those in need during the holiday season. If you or someone you know has a special need, please contact If you would like to support our efforts, you may make a tax-deductible contribution to the Calvary Church Compassion Fund.

Daily Devotions
The journey begins again! You’re invited to trek through the pages of Scripture with Pastor Lionel in 2014. Lectio Divina, the pastor’s first devotional commentary series, has been revised and improved for the new year. Whether it’s your first tour or your tenth time reading the Bible cover to cover, join the journey and sign-up for your daily e-mail at

Tabletalk is an opportunity to explore engaging topics relevant to the Christian faith conversationally around tables. The time will be spent going “deeper” together with the topics changing each month that will change how you see the Christian life as well as how you live. It starts on Sunday, 1.5 during the second service (9:45-11a) with the first series entitled, “The Gospel for All of Life” in which we will take a closer look at what the Gospel is and its relevance to our lives.

Vision Sunday
Set your calendars for Sunday, 1.5 because you won't want to miss what Pastor Lionel has planned. If you have been here for Vision Sunday in the past, then you know how exciting this will be. Pastor Lionel will be talking about how we are going to share even more of the Gospel in 2014 at Calvary, in NW Indiana, and the world.

Coffee with the Pastors
Calvary guests are invited to join us on Sunday, 1.5 from 6:30-8p at Uptown Cafe. Learn about Calvary’s values and vision, and take the opportunity to ask questions of the pastoral staff in a casual environment. We would love to meet you! RSVP online or at Guest Services in the church foyer.

Student Ministries
Beginning Sunday, 1.5, Student Ministries will be held at their brand new meeting times. Connect Student Ministries (students 6-8th grade) will meet in the Well from 4:30-6:30p. Reliant Student Ministries (students 9-12th grade) will meet in the Well from 6:30-8:30p. Both student groups will continue to have their own meeting times but will now both be on Sundays to allow for even more students to be able to join us each week.

Women's Ministries
Girlfriends of Grace is excited to announce our new Knit/Crochet Fellowship Ministry! Girlfriend, grab your hooks, needles, and yarn, and come knit and crochet for His Kingdom! Starting 1.7, on the first and third Tuesdays of each month from 6-8p at Calvary, we will be creating baby blankets/hats/prayer shawls/booties for the young girls and babies at the Kids Alive La Arquilla Home in Guatemala. Through these beautiful creations we will lift these young girls and babies up in prayer. Beginners and all ages welcome, don't be shy! Contact for more information!

Girlfriends of Grace will be offering three new Bible Study opportunities this Winter starting on 1.13 & 1.14! On Monday Nights at 6:30p, join Susan Sherman for the 7-week Pricilla Shirer study Discerning the Voice of God, and on Tuesday mornings at 9:30a, join Lori Ackerman and Victoria Evans-Peasley for a 7-week Angela Thomas study Stronger or join Shannon Courtaney and Shelley Bryant for a 12-week Precepts study Unveiling the Book of Revelation. Childcare is available on Tuesday mornings by reservation. Click on the study titles for more information and to register online, or stop by the registration table in the lobby this Sunday! Contact for more information.