Calvary Link: Happy Thanksgiving!

happy-thanksgivingWe give thanks to the God who has given us every good thing we enjoy in this world. Join us this Sunday as we begin our celebration of Advent and our new series, "Finding Joy." We hope you have a very blessed Thanksgiving."

Women's Christmas Lunch
Start the Christmas season off right at the Women's Ministries Christmas Lunch! Invite a friend and join us on Saturday, 12.6, from 11a to 1p at Valparaiso University. In addition to good food and sweet fellowship, we'll be treated to an uplifting message from international speaker and author, Sue Heimer. Tickets are $20 and are available online. Tickets must be purchased by this Sunday, 11.30.

Men's Christmas Dinner
Join the men of Calvary Church for our annual Christmas Dinner! We'll meet at Kelsey's Steakhouse on Thursday, 12.4, at 7pm for a meal and a great time of celebration together. Catch up with friends and bring a few along. Please RSVP here.

Advent: Finding Joy
Advent marks a season of growing excitement and shared joy as Christ-followers celebrate the birth of the Savior. Join us at Calvary Church as we take part in an age-old tradition of remembrance and anticipation.

Advent Sunday Services on November 30, December 7, 14, & 21 8:15a, 9:45a, & 11:15a

Christmas Eve Services: 3p & 5p
Childcare will be available for infants through preschoolers during both the 3p & 5p Christmas Eve services. If you would like to serve our church families and guests in Children's Ministries during the Christmas Season, contact Victoria Evans-Peasley, Director of Children's Ministries, at

Give a Goat; Change a Life
Calvary is working with our local ministry partner Kids Alive to provide resources to children in need around the globe. You can give a gift of food, medicine, livestock, or other necessities to a Kids Alive family this Christmas season. We love how Kids Alive describes the assortment of items they have on offer: Gifts that make a powerful impact, spreading hope and joy! Pick up a gift catalog and order form from the Guest Services desk or go online to to choose a meaningful and life-changing gift.

Generous Giving
Thanks to your generous giving this year, our church will be able to meet many needs for families in our community! In partnership with Aldi Foods, we are again supplying grocery gift cards. We want to be sure that our neighbors and those within our church receive the aid they need to provide for their families, especially at this time of year. If you or someone you know is in need this holiday season, please contact the church office 219-462-4026 or Lori Coslet at

HangTime in the Gym
Meet up with Calvary friends on Sunday, 12.7, at HangTime! Drop in after the 1st or 2nd worship service for a snack, some coffee, and conversation. The women's Guatemala mission team will have a table with photos from their early November trip. Stop by to ask questions and find out how Calvary is investing in the girls of Guatemala.

Calvary Kids' Christmas Musical
Join us for this year's Christmas Musical, 'We Three Spies," presented by Calvary Kids on Saturday, 12.13, at 6p! This is a great opportunity to celebrate the Advent Season and reach friends and family with the Good News! Invitations are available at Guest Services.

Looking for Host Families
When leaders from other parts of the country and the globe visit us here at Calvary, they become a part of our church community for however short a time. Families within the church are invited to extend a welcome and provide a sense of belonging by hosting our ministry partners, global leaders, and the future leaders who are part of our internship program. Hospitality to traveling believers is a service rooted in Scripture! Length of stay varies from a few days, a week, 3 months, and some remain for up to a year. If you would like more information on hosting or would like to sign-up for host family opportunities in the future, please contact

Hospitality Need
Next Friday evening, 12.5, is the Calvary Staff and Elder Christmas Party. We are looking for a few women to assist that evening so that our staff can enjoy the party. Food will already be prepared and will be served buffet style at the church, but we need your assistance to keep the event flowing smoothly. Would you consider being a hostess for us from 5:30-8:30p? If you have the gift of hospitality and are willing to serve, please contact Robyn Walsworth at