Calvary Link: It’s Good to Be Home!

By: Calvary Church Last Updated: August 29, 2012

calvary-link-headerWhat an awesome reception you gave me last Sunday. It was so great to come home to a packed out house of familiar faces and enjoy God together with you. Thank you again for the opportunity you gave me this summer to get re-charged for another season of ministry. I have so many things I am excited about that there are nights I have trouble sleeping because, as I said Sunday, "I long to see God do great things to us--and great things through us." It is my passion to work "with you for your joy" (2 Corinthians 1.24) and the joy of those who do not yet know Christ.

On this up and coming Labor Day weekend I'm going to open God's word and talk about how we can glorify God at work--whether we labor as a brick-layer, homemaker, artist, teacher, business owner, salesman, counselor, pastor, nurse.... I want to help you make life on the job more enjoyable and meaningful for you by giving you a "Practical Theology of Work" that is sure to encourage you. Of course, we will also be celebrating the "work" of Christ on the cross as we eat and drink together. And we've got some vertical worship planned with the best band in the region. Don't miss worship this Labor Day weekend.

For Your Joy,

Lionel Young
Senior Pastor

What's new at Calvary...

Parenting Conference
If you’re the parent of a teen, or a child who will soon be a teen, you know that turbulent times lie ahead. Or perhaps you’re already experiencing some of those challenges. Be sure to save the date: Friday, 10.5 from 6:30-9p & Saturday, 10.6 from 9a-noon for the Turbulence Ahead Parenting Conference at Calvary Church. Mark Gregston, founder of Heartlight Ministries will provide biblical wisdom and practical insights to help you be ready when your child needs you most.

Welcome College Students
Welcome back college students! Be sure to check out our college student webpage to find out how you can get connected at Calvary. If you are interested in getting plugged in right away, then contact us ( to sign up for our college student Covenant Small Group.

Reliant & Connect Student Ministries
All students grades 6th through 12th are invited to join us at our Labor Day Games this Sunday, 9.2 from 6-8p! We will have some of your favorite crazy games from the past and also some exciting new ones. This is a great opportunity for you to bring your friends and have a great time. Be sure to wear something that you won’t be sad if they get wet or grimy.

Children's Ministries
Attention Parents of Preschool-5th graders! Please join your kids on Sunday 9.9, for ‘Parents Day’ in Rock Solid Kids! You will worship, play games and learn the Bible lesson with your kids. Then, while your kids go to small groups, you will hear from Pastor Josh about the importance of faith talks at home and how you can speak into your kids lives!

This year’s Calvary Kids Christmas Musical is inviting all K-5th graders (and parents) to come signup and learn more about this year’s program on Sunday, 9.9 from 4:30-6p in room 300. Contact our Calvary Kids director, Natalie Lee (219.728.6229) for more info or if you are unable to signup on 9.9. Please note, practices are each Sunday from 4:30-6p beginning 9.16 and performance is Saturday, 12.8 at 6p! We are also looking for volunteer(s) that could build a "time machine" to be used in the production. Please contact Natalie Lee for more information.

Girlfriends in the word
Our fall women’s Bible studies are getting started the week of 9.10! Visit the Info Desk on Sunday or click on the study for more info and to sign up for Breaking Free, The Power of a Praying Wife, or the Revelation Study.

Coffee With The Pastors
Calvary guests are invited to join us on Sunday, 9.23 from 6:30-8p at Cornucopia Coffee Company. Come learn about the vision of Calvary and have the opportunity to ask the staff questions in a casual environment. We would love to meet you! CLICK HERE to RSVP or visit the Info Desk in the church foyer on Sunday.

Facetime Prayer Gathering
We hope you will help us kick off the fall here at Calvary by joining us for the Facetime Prayer Gathering! Please note the time and date change and mark your calendars for Friday, 9.28 at 6:30a.