Calvary Link: WOW!All I can say is wow! What a weekend we had celebrating our Lord's resurrection. Because of YOU more people heard the Gospel in one Sunday than ever before in our church's history. Nearly 2,000 people walked in these doors (1,987 to be exact) last Sunday and heard the Good News!!! Thank you for inviting friends, for giving your time and for your willingness to move your morning worship routine around. We had over 250 attenders at our early sunrise service alone!
Well, the 2,000 year tradition of gathering every week continues again this Sunday. I'm not one to use expressions like this very often, but I am working on a brand new mini-series that has the potential to totally transform your life. "Made to Work" starts Sunday-and it will help you connect Sunday with the rest of the week in a way that might just blow you away. Do not miss it.
I am looking forward to seeing you again this Sunday.
For Your Joy,
What's new at Calvary...
When your family grows, our church family grows! To celebrate the recent additions to Calvary families, we hold a Child Dedication Ceremony on Mother's Day, 5.11. Parents will need to attend a Child Dedication Class offered on Sundays 4.27 or 5.4 at 9:45a to participate in the Dedication Ceremony. Click here for more information.
Are you a kid who loves to serve The Lord through praise and worship? Our JUMP Crew would like to invite any child who is interested in joining the team (ages 8-12) to sign-up for our JUMPstart Workshop on Sunday, 4.27 from 12 to 3p. Click here for more information and to register!
The Catalyst for Kids course (for kids 8-12) focuses on God’s character, salvation, baptism, and following God’s plan. This is a terrific course for those children interested in being baptized, as well as for those desiring a solid foundation on each week’s topics. This 4-week course meets at 9:45a on Sundays 5.4 - 6.1. Please click here to register your child.
Girlfriends of Grace is excited to present the second annual Mother/ Daughter Lunch, "Shine like the Stars in the Sky" on Saturday, 5.10 from 11a-1p. Join us for lunch, a message on beauty in Christ, and a fashion show. Recommended for mothers and their daughters ages 6-13. If you don't have a daughter, you are welcome to bring your niece, granddaughter, or the special 'daughter' in your life! Click here to register online or visit our table in the foyer between services this Sunday!
Last chance to register for the (in) Real Life conference that will be this Friday night, 4.25 at 7p and Saturday, 4.26 at 9a. This simulcast conference will feature top female authors and speakers - Ann Voskamp, Jennie Allen, and Emily Freeman. Click here to register (today is the last day for registration)!
Coffee with the Pastors
Calvary guests are invited to Coffee with the Pastors on Sunday, 5.4 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 here.
Catalyst Membership Class
Is the Lord leading you to make Calvary your church home? Then, we would encourage you to consider church membership. Our Catalyst Membership Class is designed to help you learn our history, values, and ways to get "plugged in". It's also a great chance to make new friends! The next class will be held on Wednesdays, 5.14-28 from 6:30-8p.
Highly Effective Leaders
Thanks for joining us for the Highly Effective Leaders series. We have enjoyed our time with so many leaders from Calvary and the Valparaiso community! The series will finish up on Wednesday April, 30 from 7-8a. Pastor Lionel and Jon Costas (Calvary's Elder Chair and Valparaiso Mayor) invite all leaders to join them for breakfast at this last gathering and a discussion on the bestselling book 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey.
All Calvary men and their friends are invited for a social gathering at 7p on Thursday, 5.8 at Dan Steiner's home. This will be a great evening to connect with friends and get to know some new ones!