Calvary Link: A Worship Tour

calvary-link-headerThis summer I had some awesome worship experiences, and I'm going to tell you about some of them this Sunday. You are going to get a worship tour! I'm also going to talk about why worship experiences are often so varied from church to church and how our congregation can be enriched by those experiences! Your world is about to get bigger, and my prayer is that your joy in God will be increased. I came back from my sabbatical with a renewed commitment to focus on the spiritual vitality of our congregation--I hope your hearts are open to how God wants to work in your life this fall.

I will be leading a 30 minute prayer service "Cambridge Style" this Friday morning at 6:30a just before our Elders' Meeting. Everyone is invited--and hot coffee is provided. Remember that tonight is Family Night for all you parents with kiddos in our AWANA ministry. I'm so grateful for the many volunteers who are committed to "catechizing" our children in the faith. And don't forget the up coming conference Turbulence Ahead--this is for parents of teens or pre-teens, as well as those who work with our teens at Calvary.

Please check out all the great opportunities below that are here to help increase your joy in God.

For Your Joy,


What's new at Calvary...

Parenting Conference
If you’re the parent of a teen, or a child who will be a teen, you know that turbulent times lie ahead. Or perhaps you’re already experiencing some of those challenges. Be sure to get your tickets online or at the Info Desk for Friday, 10.5 from 6:30-9p & Saturday, 10.6 from 9a-noon for the Turbulence Ahead Parenting Conference at Calvary Church. Mark Gregston, founder of Heartlight Ministries will provide biblical wisdom and practical insights to help you be ready when your child needs you most.

Facetime Prayer Gathering
We hope you will help us kick off the Fall here at Calvary by joining us for the Facetime Prayer Gathering! This Friday morning, 9.28 at 6:30a our Elders will be gathering to pray for our church and they would love to have you join them!

Nack Family Bon Voyage
After each service on Sunday, 10.14 the Nacks will be in the gym to enjoy fellowship time and light refreshments with the church family. Come help us send them off with warm wishes and encouragement for their journey as Pastor Cary begins his new position with RiverLakes Community Church in Bakersfield, California.

Attention all AWANA parents! Come TONIGHT to Parent’s Night at AWANA. Tonight you will learn about this year’s AWANA as well as participate with your kids in worship, counsel, handbook, and game time! Looking forward to seeing you tonight! If you have any questions, please contact AWANA co-directors Tom & Jen Ilic (

Reliant & Connect Student Ministries
Tonight 9.26, Middle School Students (Grades 6-8), join us from 6-7:45p. We meet every other Wednesday for activities, Bible lesson, and connect time with youth leaders!

Agility. Speed. Strength. None of these qualities will be of any use in the highly-competitive world of WhirlyBall. Although it combines lacrosse, hockey, and basketball with bumper cars, WhirlyBall has caused great athletes of every stripe to laugh and holler their way to a crushing defeat. Reliant Students won't want to miss the WhirlyBall event this Saturday, 9.29! CLICK HERE to sign-up and get more details.

High School Juniors and Seniors, the College Fair in Mishawaka is this Monday night, 10.1. We will leave Calvary at 5p and return by 9p. There will be over 40 Christian College Representatives and workshops on financial aid info. Dinner is provided. You don’t want to miss this!

High School Students (Grades 9-12), join us on Thursday, 10.4 from 7-9p. We meet every other Thursday for a gathering typically including a fun activity and devotional discussion time!

Every Sunday Night Connect (Grades 6-8) & Reliant (Grades 9-12) Student Ministries (5:30-8p).

Catalyst Membership Class
Is the Lord leading you to make Calvary your church home? Then, we would encourage you to consider church membership. You are invited to learn more about our history, values, and ways to get “plugged in” on Wednesdays, 10.10-10.24 from 6-7:45p. To register, CLICK HERE or visit the Info Desk on Sunday.

Catalyst for Kids
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 9a or 10:45a in the banquet room (403) each Sunday starting 10.7 thru 10.28. Register your child at the Info Desk or by email (please include name, grade, and age of child).

Girlfriends of Grace
Save The Date! Saturday, 12.1, will be our annual Women's Christmas Luncheon from 11a-1p at V.U. We will need volunteers to decorate a table. We are also putting together a choir to perform at the luncheon. For more info about these volunteer opportunities, CLICK HERE. Tickets will go on sale in November.

The Oasis event, designed to offer the women of Calvary refreshment in mind, body, and spirit, will be held on Friday, 10.12 at 7p. You’re invited to bring a craft/hobby project to keep your hands busy while you catch up with old friends and make new ones. We will also be collecting household paper goods for Housing Opportunities. CLICK HERE for more info.