I love Paul's words to the Corinthians: "We work with you for your joy" (2 Cor. 1:24). It’s a team effort. Paul is working alongside some other committed folks (“we”), and he’s calling on people to do their part (“with you”). And the end of all this working is our joy and of course the glory of God. I'm so thankful for the team around me, and we are all working with YOU for your joy.
We are working hard to provide many opportunities for you to increase your joy. If you are new here, increase your joy by becoming part of our church community. Starting Point class starts this Sunday. Or maybe you’ve been thinking you need to make some changes in your financial life for your own joy. This fall, three top-notch financial professionals, who are also Calvary members, will guide you through Financial Peace University. (I really can’t say enough good things about this opportunity! Don’t miss it!) Or maybe you need some wisdom for loving your aging family members. The upcoming panel discussion on this topic with our Elder Chair (and expert elder-law attorney), Jon Costas, will help you love your family with compassion and wisdom.
I want to say a huge thank you to all those who are working with me for the joy of God's people, and I don't mean just our staff. There are hundreds of humble volunteer ‘ministers’ serving at Calvary. Some of you teach classes, some of you greet newcomers, some of you lead Life Groups, some of you hand out bulletins and help people find seats, and some of you change diapers in the nursery (which is for everyone's joy!) Thank you. Thank you. Thank you!
This Sunday, Pastor Mark Lackey will be preaching to us from Galatians 3. Mark is our Pastor of Student Ministries, and God is using this man to change lives forever. You don't want to miss him. Be here and bring a friend to hear him.
What's New at Calvary...
Fall Feast & Concert of Prayer
The students are coming together for a Fall Feast and Concert of Prayer focused on the seasons of our spiritual life.
4:30p MS Competitions & Chili Cook-off
5:30p MS & HS Concert of Prayer
6:30p HS Fall Party
Sunday 10.9 or 10.16
Calvary Kids invites you to take a sneak peek at Sunday morning children's ministries at Calvary. Whether you're a parent or a prospective volunteer checking us out (or both!), come see how we help grow Jesus-loving kids and how you can be a part!
Men's Basketball League
Sign-up until 10.24
Men's church league basketball sign-ups are going on now! Calvary has 3 teams so there's a spot for you on the roster. Games are Monday and Tuesday nights.
It's First Thursday and the guys are getting together. No RSVP needed!
Young Adults Gathering
Friday 10.7 @ 7p
Connect with other young adults and grow spiritually at the monthly Young Adult Gathering (First Fridays). Pastor Jon facilitates the evening's discussion in The Well.
Saturday 10.15 @ 9a
A panel of experienced caregivers will help you begin planning for the sometimes tough work of caring for aging family members. From advanced planning to handling daily stressors, the panel will address the hows, whys, and whens of overseeing and providing care.
Financial Peace University
Wednesdays 10.12 - 11.16 @ 5:45p
Calvary members and financial experts John Matthiessen, Shannon Lee, and Doug Mogck will lead Dave Ramsey's course, Financial Peace University. This condensed, 6-week course is designed to teach you how to get out of debt, stay out of debt, and build wealth.