This summer I have had the privilege to lead worship outside of our Sunday morning experience. Together with Sevenglory, I am leading worship at Miracle Camp this week, where some of our middle school students are attending. It is great to be here with them and to see students experiencing, worshipping, and learning more about God.
Last weekend at Calvary, we celebrated a life lived to the glory of God at the memorial service of one of our Calvary saints, Dr. Stewart Wu. What a blessing it was to hear how Dr. Wu lived and died, giving his whole life to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ. It's a reminder to all of us to think about the legacy we leave on this earth as we live before the Audience of One.
On Sunday, Pastor Lionel will be back with us from the African continent and excited to share what our global God is doing! He'll be challenging us to think about how to seize the opportunities God is giving us, both locally in Valparaiso and around the world. Plus, the worship team will be bringing you a new Calvary original song called "Taste and See." Make it a priority to join us in the worship of our great God! Let's come with expectation in our hearts, exaltation on our lips, and a longing to experience His goodness to us.
What's New at Calvary...
Children's Ministries VBS
Last chance! Journey Off the Map next week with Calvary's Vacation Bible School, 7.20-22 from 5:45-8:15p! This awesome week for kids entering K-5th grade is filled with Bible stories, action-packed songs, memory verses, cool crafts, games, and snacks. All children (whether they attend Calvary or not) are encouraged register online to avoid long lines on opening night.
Family Fun Night
The Calvary Church family is invited to enjoy Family Fun Night on Thursday, 7.23! Invite your neighbors, family, and friends to join you! We will have games, bounce houses, face-painting, music, and a free hot dog meal for kids (while supplies last). Additional food will be available for purchase. Join us in the Worship Center for the kick-off at 5:45p. All activities will open at 6:15p.
Summer Life Night
Want to get more connected at Calvary? If you're thinking about joining a Life Group, come try out our Summer Life Night TONIGHT from 6-8p in The Well (Room 500). Dinner and childcare are provided. This event is for everyone - singles and marrieds, families and empty nesters, college students and senior adults. For more information or to sign-up, click HERE.
Coffee With the Pastors
Calvary guests are invited to Coffee with the Pastors this Sunday, 7.19, from 6:30-8p at 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!
Starting Point Turbo Membership Class
Become a part of our family! Starting Point is Calvary's membership class giving information on what Calvary believes, where it is headed, and why that is important. The class is also designed to connect you with others who are considering making Calvary their home church. Our Starting Point Turbo Membership Class combines a 3-week course into one Saturday morning on 7.25 from 8:30a-12p. Sign-up online HERE.
High School Summer Mission Trip: New Orleans
Please be in prayer for our high school students as they prepare to leave this Friday for a weeklong mission trip to the heart of New Orleans, LA. You can also help get them there to serve children in day camps and recreations outreach programs. For more information or to help fund their trip, click HERE.
Children's Ministries Family Sunday
Attention Rock Solid Kids Parents! Sunday, 7.26, will be Family Sunday! We invite you to bring your elementary children with you to the Worship Service to worship with our church family. The nursery and preschool will be open for infants through 5-year-olds (not yet in kindergarten) during all services.