I remember going to Vacation Bible School (VBS) when I was a kid and learning a ton about the Bible and the things that Jesus said and did. What escaped me as a youngster has become foundational to our VBS at Calvary, and it's this: The gospel is a message that reveals a God who comes after us and invites us in to the greatest hope we could ever have in this life. We're excited to have 135 volunteers and 300 kids showing up to VBS at Calvary! What stirs my soul even more is that 55 of those kids have been freshly invited in. They represent families who have never been to Calvary before.
Tomorrow night's Family Fun Night starts at 5:45p and you don't want to miss it. It's kinda like an old school carnival with lots of food and fun. There will be cotton candy and bounce houses if you're into that kind of thing (I am!), but even better I promise you will have all kinds of opportunities to connect with people who need to be invited in to gospel-centered relationships.
This Sunday is Family Sunday, and I can't wait to see our K-5th graders joining their parents in the worship services. Pastor Jon Nitta is opening the Bible to continue telling the story of the church in Acts. That story isn't over yet. God is still writing it through you and me. People are being invited in and the gospel is being pushed out!
What's New at Calvary...
The whole family is worshipping together this Sunday! July 3 is Family Sunday and elementary-aged children are invited to join us in the worship services. Pick up an activity bag from Guest Services for your child to enjoy during the service. The nursery and preschool will be open for infants through 5-year-olds (not yet in kindergarten).
Coffee With the Pastors
Visitors to Calvary are invited to meet our pastors and ministry leaders on Sunday 7.10 at South Bend Chocolate Café from 6:30-8p. Ask questions and interact with our staff in a casual café setting, plus get to know others who are new to Calvary.
Starting Point TURBO
Starting Point provides important information for those considering making Calvary their home church as well as those learning what it means to be a faithful Christ-follower. Sign up for the Starting Point TURBO session, which meets Saturday 7.16 from 8:30a-12p in the Well.
Summer Life Nights
Thinking about joining a Life Group? 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 Wednesday 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.
Calvary Live Album
The brand new Calvary Live album, "Who You Are," is for sale in the church foyer this Sunday or online anytime!