What an awesome day we had at Father's Day in the Park! Over 2000 of us filled the park in the heart of our city to worship and glorify God together. I bet Kurt and I weren't the only ones snapping selfies with the crowd.
Spending those few hours in the park was a wonderful reminder that God is good and offers us moments of respite in the midst of busyness, trouble, and pain. As I said on Sunday, this world is not as it should be. The evil we see around us tells us that. But we Christ-followers have a great hope. The God who came to suffer with us and for us is coming again to make all things new.
This week, our students are revealing God's goodness to the people in Kalamazoo, MI. They're joining 50+ other student to serve Kalamazoo Gospel Mission's shelters and donation centers. During the day, they'll be building relationships with people in the community and looking for ways to help KGM reach as many as possible with aid and the hope of the gospel. At night, they'll be at Miracle Camp. I'm proud of these students for giving up a traditional summer camp experience to serve God and others. This is what it means to be the church. You can keep up with them on Facebook and Instagram.
I can't wait to worship with you again this Sunday. We're continuing The Way series in Acts all summer. Don't miss it!
What's New at Calvary...
Summer Life Nights
Thinking about joining a Life Group? Come out to TONIGHT to sample the Life Groups format with our easy, relaxed Summer Life Nights. We've got interesting topics, tasty food, and on-site childcare so we welcome you to try out community life at Calvary. Summer Life Nights are 6.22, 7.6, 7.20, and 8.3 from 6-8p.
Together we have committed over $3.5 million to the Even More project. Thank you for your regular weekly giving to our ongoing ministries and for committing to this project! This summer, a team of bright and creative leaders is meeting to put together a plan to help us build our dream campus. We'll share that as soon as it's ready.
You can still jump in this summer to help with the project. Fill out a commitment card online or send in your commitment anytime.
Get ready for Submerged Vacation Bible School! Dive deep with us for three action-packed nights of Bible stories, songs, memory verses, crafts, and games beginning Monday 6.27 from 5:45-8:30p. On Thursday 6.30, we'll surface for a Family Fun Night! Register kids entering K-5th grade online.
Calvary Live Album Release
The brand new Calvary Live album, "Who You Are", officially released this week! Available online now, or at the church this Sunday.