Calvary Link: Finding Joy this Christmas

Calvary-Link-ChristmasMerry Christmas!
You are warmly invited to join us for our annual Christmas Eve services tonight at 3p & 5p. We encourage you to arrive early to help with seating. Come experience a 2,000 year-old tradition with friends and family! And for the Sunday after Christmas our own Pastor Josh Reasoner will be opening God's word and sharing some of the amazing experiences he and his family have had this year as we continue our series Finding Joy! Don't forget, families are all worshipping together this weekend at 8:15a, 9:45a, & 11:15a.

On behalf of my entire family we hope your Christmas is filled with JOY!

Lionel Young for Stacy, Fleet & Molly, Robby and Brad, Senior Pastor

What's New at Calvary

Finding Joy
We can't wait to worship with you tonight during our Finding Joy Christmas Eve services held at 3p & 5p! Childcare will be available for infants through preschoolers during both services.

Nominate Someone to Lead
Calvary is looking for men to join our elder board to serve the needs of our growing church body. Elder candidates should be men of Godly character who are competent and experienced leaders. You are invited to prayerfully consider nominating someone you believe will provide able leadership for our church community. To nominate one or more elder candidates, CLICK HERE.

Lectio Divina: Daily Devotions
On January 1, 2015, the journey begins again! You're invited to trek through the pages of Scripture with Pastor Lionel in 2015. Lectio Divina, the pastor's first devotional commentary series, has been updated 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

Remembering 2014
To see the Calvary video Remembering 2014 for a snapshot of what God has done through Calvary Church, how God has grown us, and how He has changed people's lives CLICK HERE.

Family Worship Sunday
Attention Rock Solid Kids Parents! This Sunday, 12.28, will be Family Worship Sunday! We invite you to bring your elementary-aged 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. Nursery and preschool classrooms will be open during all services to care for infants through 5-year-olds that are not yet in Kindergarten.

Coffee with the Pastors
Calvary guests are invited to Coffee with the Pastors on Sunday, 1.4, from 6:30-8p at The South Bend Chocolate Company. 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!

New Life Groups (Small Groups) are starting in January through GroupLink, where at a table over lunch you will meet your new Life Group leader and people in your group as well. Once you decide as a group about where and when you will meet, you are off and running! GroupLink is on Sunday, 1.18, so you can sign-up at the Guest Services desk or online here.

Rooted: How to Make Your Marriage Last
Beginning Sunday, 1.4, Calvary's weekly disciple-building forum will work through practical steps and application for How to Make Your Marriage Last. This topic is designed for both married couples and singles! Join Pastor Jon Nitta each Sunday for a discussion and an extended Q&A. Looking to plant yourself deeper in the faith? Get in on a Rooted discussion in room 403 from 9:30a-11a.

Give a Goat; Change a Life
Time is running out to give a gift of food, medicine, livestock, or other necessities this holiday season. We're partnering with local ministry Kids Alive to make sure children around the globe have their basic needs met this Christmas. When you don't have enough, sometimes a pair of shoes or clean drinking water is all your really want! Pick up a gift catalog and order form from the Guest Services desk or go online to to choose a meaningful and life-changing gift.

Generous Giving
Thanks to your generous giving this year, our church will be able to meet many needs for families in our community! In partnership with Aldi Foods, we are again supplying grocery gift cards. We want to be sure that our neighbors and those within our church receive the aid they need to provide for their families, especially at this time of year. If you or someone you know is in need this holiday season, please contact the church office 219-462-4026 or Lori Coslet at

Women's Bible Study
Our Women's Ministry will offering new Bible study opportunities this winter. The new sessions begin January 12 & 13. Join us on Monday nights for a study by Beth Moore, Children of the Day: 1 & 2 Thessalonians. Or join us on Tuesday mornings for a study by Dr. Judi Slattery and Linda Dillow, Passion Pursuit. Click on the study titles for more information and to register online. Stop by our table in the lobby this Sunday to ask questions or to sign-up.