Calvary Link: Get Plugged In

Calvary-Link-Good-to-be-HomeEver lived in one of those really old houses where there is only one wall outlet in the room? I lived in one old house growing up where we actually had to run an extension cord down the hall into a room in order to get power! Now that's old.

It's a new era, and we have all kinds of opportunities for you to get plugged in this September. We are rolling out a series of new Sunday "classes" for adults called ROOTED. MOPS International (Mothers of Pre-school Children) makes its Calvary debut this fall. HangTime is coming up on Sunday, 9.7, and we are going to celebrate our missions trips to Guatemala and Kenya. Life Groups (our new name for Covenant Groups) will be opening up for new comers. AWANA is ramping up, and with all the kids we have around, we could sure use some new volunteers. Student Ministries is better than ever and kicking off an exciting year soon! Wow!

And of course-every Sunday morning you are going to hear the Word and be led in vertical worship--including this Sunday!!! The opportunities for growth and encouragement are here--all you have to do is plug in! I hope you will make the effort. It's worth it. It will energize you!

What's new at Calvary...

Children's Ministries
Move Up Sunday is this Sunday, 8.18! All children will be promoted to their next grade level! Please note, children join the 2, 3 or 4/5 year old classes immediately after they turn ages 2, 3, 4, or 5, respectively.

Kids ages 3 through 5th grade are invited to attend our AWANA program which begins Wednesday, 9.3, from 5:45p-7:45p! AWANA teaches kids to love God through scripture memorization, teaching, worship, and more. Pre-register at the AWANA tables in the gym after services, starting this Sunday, 8.17 and 8.24!

New Life Groups (Small Groups) are starting in September through an event called GroupLink where at a table over lunch you will not only meet your new Life Group leader but 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. 9.14 so you can sign-up at the Guest Services desk or online. If you want more information we will be hosting an informal, "What's a Life Group All About?" on 8.24 and 9.7 at 11:15a in room 403.

Discover Israel
Join our Senior Pastor Lionel Young and his wife Stacy for the trip of a lifetime to the land of the Bible, February 1-12, 2015. The $100 discount on this trip has been extended to September 12! Click HERE for all the details.

Men's Ministries
The Band of Brothers Summer Bonding Tour is tomorrow evening, 8.14. Calvary men and their guests are invited to Scott Rice's home at 7p for an evening of fellowship together.

Men's Ministries has planned another fun day for Dad's to bring the kids, and let Mom enjoy the day off! Join us for a day at the Dunes State Park, Saturday, 8.23. We will depart the Calvary Church parking lot at 9:30a for 4 hours at the State Park beach for fun in the sun, and lunch. For more info CLICK HERE.

Women's Ministries
We are excited to announce that MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers will be coming to Calvary this Fall! Visit our Drive-Thru Registration on Friday, August 22, from 9:30a to 11:30p. Click Here for more information!

Women's Ministries will be introducing a new Mentoring Group for Working Moms! The new group will meet on the first thursday of the month at 7p, beginning Thursday, 9.4. Visit the Women's Ministry table in the foyer this Sunday for information and to sign-up.

We are hiring Bible Study Childcare Workers to care for Infants-5 year olds while their moms attend Bible Study on Tuesday Mornings, starting in September. If you are interested in applying, click here for an application and more information.

Coffee with the Pastors
Calvary guests are invited to Coffee with the Pastors on Sunday, 9.7 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.

Student Ministries
Launch Night for all of Student Ministries is Sunday, 9.7. Middle school (6-8th grade) and high school (9-12th grade) will meet from 6-7:30p. This will be a great time to come to Student Ministries for the first time, to reconnect with friends, and to make new ones! There will be an important parent's meeting on this night as we present some of the ways Student Ministries have developed over the summer months as well as this semester's events.

Parents and Students, if you are interested in getting even more connected with our Student Ministries, email to sign-up for our brand new E-Newsletter!

Meet your Calvary friends in the gym on Sunday, 9.7 for HangTime! Come by after the 1st and 2nd worship services for a snack and a cup of coffee with your church family. This HangTime will feature our adult missions team to Kenya and student missions team to Guatemala. Stop by their tables to ask questions and see photos from their July trips. Both teams will also give a presentation of their time in Kenya and Guatemala during the 2nd worship service (9:45a) in the gym.