Let's work together for more joy in 2014 (2 Corinthians 1.24)! If you missed last Sunday because of the snowstorm, please take a few minutes and read my blog, or listen on-line. I talked about 7 ways we are going to increase our joy and the joy of others this year. Let's work together, give together, pray together and serve together--for our joy, for the joy of others, and the glory of God!
I also announced Sunday that I am leaving for Israel today with my beautiful wife. Please pray that God blesses our journey with incredible opportunities to delight in Him and His beauty so that we can continue to help YOU delight in Him. (And pray for no more overseas hospital stays!)
Pastor Mark Lackey is all fired up about preaching the Word this weekend. He's taking us back to the gospel of Mark. You are going to be blessed! And Kurt Felsman has a surprise guest artist joining him and the band this weekend for what will prove to be an awesome time of worship.
Praying for our best year ever at Calvary Church.
For Your Joy-
What's new at Calvary...
Tabletalk is an opportunity to explore engaging topics relevant to the Christian faith conversationally around tables. The time will be spent going “deeper” together with topics each month that will change how you see the Christian life as well as how you live. It continues this Sunday, 1.12, in the gym, during the second service (9:45-11a) with the first series entitled, “The Gospel for All of Life” in which we will take a closer look at what the Gospel is and its relevance to our lives.
Coffee with the Pastors
Calvary guests are invited to join us on Sunday, 1.26 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 online or at Guest Services in the church foyer.
This Sunday, 1.12, Student Ministries will be held at their brand new meeting times. Connect Student Ministries (students 6-8th grade) will meet in the Well from 4:30-6:30p. Reliant Student Ministries (students 9-12th grade) will meet in the Well from 6:30-8:30p. Both student groups will continue to have their own meeting times but will now both be on Sundays to allow for even more students to be able to join us each week.
At Calvary, we want you to get “plugged in” because we think spiritual growth happens better together rather than alone. GroupLink is a new way to get connected into a small group quickly because it’s easier to make that initial connection face to face. Join us for lunch in the gym on Sunday, 1.19 at 12:30p knowing what nights of the week you are free and a willingness to introduce yourself to others. Register for GroupLink here! (Childcare is available.)
Girlfriends of Grace will be offering three new Bible Study opportunities this Winter starting on 1.13 & 1.14! On Monday Nights at 6:30p, join Susan Sherman for the 7-week Pricilla Shirer study Discerning the Voice of God, and on Tuesday mornings at 9:30a, join Lori Ackerman and Victoria Evans-Peasley for a 7-week Angela Thomas study Stronger or join Shannon Courtaney and Shelley Bryant for a 12-week Precepts study Unveiling the Book of Revelation. Childcare is available on Tuesday mornings by reservation. Click on the study titles for more information and to register online, or stop by the registration table in the lobby this Sunday! Contact email@example.com for more information.
The Band of Brothers Social Gathering is tomorrow night, 1.9! Calvary men and their guests are invited to join us at Stacks at 7p for a time of fellowship together. Please contact John Bryant for more information.
Save the Date: The Brothers in the ARC event at Valparaiso University will be Wednesday, 1.29. Join us for the VU Men’s Basketball game vs. Wisc. Green Bay. We will have a 6p reception in the McGill Room and 7:05p basketball game. Dads are encouraged to bring your kids, and give Mom a night off! Sign-up at Guest Services.
Class Have you been visiting Calvary for a while? Is the Lord leading you to make Calvary your church home? Then we would encourage you to consider church membership. You are invited to learn more about our history, values, and ways to get “plugged in” on Sundays, 2.9-2.23 from 11:15-12:15a. CLICK HERE to register!