Calvary Link: Great Things

Calvary-CredoThank you for honoring my wife and me this past Sunday for our 20th anniversary with Calvary. God has used our church to do great things in Valparaiso, the region, and the world. And I believe God has even more great things for us! Right now our elders are spending a lot of time praying about our future. Our greatest challenge by far is how to keep up with the pace of growth we are experiencing as a church and ensure we can continue to grow.

Our elders have determined that we are going to need more space for nearly every area of ministry on our main campus. Some of the feedback that led to that decision came straight from you. So we have been talking with experts and doing a lot of praying. There is a big announcement coming for you in October just as work on the Life Change Center is being completed. Stay tuned.

I believe our church is capable of doing great things for God. We have a wise and experienced elder board, a capable, committed (and talented) staff, and we have hundreds of faithful, dedicated worshippers like you who make our church a great place to call home. Thank you for 20 years. Now in the words of the father of the modern missionary movement, William Carey, let’s attempt more great things for God and expect great things from God.

Men need to have their hunger satisfied! That’s why we are gathering all the men of Calvary, high school and up, together on Saturday, October 21 from 1-7p. Plan to have your spiritual and physical hunger satisfied that afternoon.

Steven Osborn, senior pastor of Sierra Bible Church in Sonora, CA, will be leading us to God’s heart for hungry men. This day of discussion and training (and good food!) will both encourage and challenge you. To top it off, we’ll end with a man-sized meal. Bring on the barbeque!

Early registration ($20) ends this Sunday 10.1. After that, the price goes up to $25 for this awesome day of ministry and food. Register today!

Food Drive
Drop off by Wednesday 10.4

We’re gathering basic food supplies, water, and toiletries to send to people in hurricane stricken areas. A complete list of needed supplies is on our website.

Financial Peace University
Begins 10.11 at 5:45p

FPU is designed to teach you how to get out of debt, stay out of debt, and build wealth. This 8-week course is led by financial experts. Register and purchase class materials.

Starting Point
Begins Sunday 10.15

Every journey has a starting point. Whether you’re considering membership at Calvary or simply want to learn more about what it means to be a Christ-follower, Starting Point is a great place to begin. Register for Starting Point.

Coffee with the Pastors
Sunday 10.15 at 6:30p

Come connect with Calvary staff and other newcomers. Ask questions, talk with the pastors and ministry staff, and let us get to know you. This is a relaxed evening for those wanting to know more about the Calvary community. RSVPs are appreciated.

October Events
Hungry is the big event coming this fall for men, but we’ve also got a House Tour gathering on 10.12. Get the house address.

October Events
Our fall Pursuit worship night is Thursday 10.19 at Calvary. And if you’re looking for a way to connect with other women, we have 3 IF:Tables in October.

Monthly Gathering
Friday 10.6 at 7p

Calvary goers between the ages of 21 and 35 are welcome to an evening of conversation and community-building. Grow in your faith while getting to know one another.

Winter Basketball
Sign up now

Teams are forming now for men's winter basketball! Season begins in November and games are Monday and Tuesday nights. Email Cindy Wolter to sign up.