On Memorial Day, my wife and I sat on the back deck and talked for hours with old friends. We met them at Calvary years ago, and we have been in each other's lives through "many dangers, toils, and snares." Still, because of the busyness of life, we fight for time together.
I want to encourage all of us to create some time this summer to just hang out with Christian friends. And fight for it! Whether it's on the back deck, or the beach, or the bike trail, make time to just hang out. And if you aren't sure who to hang out with, check out one of our Summer Life Nights coming up soon. Something really awesome happens when we are together!
And whatever else you do, come hang out with me and the most amazing worship team in the region on Sundays as we enjoy God together. Don't miss worship for anything! Get it on the calendar, and make sure when something else comes up you say to yourself, "I'm hanging out with the church on Sunday morning!" We will do our best to make it the absolute best hour of your week!
What's New at Calvary...
Children's Ministries JUMP Crew
Does your kid love to serve the Lord through praise and worship? Our JUMP Crew (Jesus, Use Me Please!) invites any child or youth (K-12th grade) who is interested in joining the crew to come to our JUMPstart Workshop. It's this Sunday, 5.31, from 1-3p in rooms 409/410. Lunch will be provided. Also plan to attend a JUMP rehearsal on Sunday, 6.7, from 1-3p. Visit our table near the Children's Welcome Center this Sunday for more information and to register! Contact JUMP Directors Natalie Lee or Sharalee Falls for more information.
High School Summer Mission Trip: New Orleans
This summer, our high school students will serve on a week long mission trip to the heart of New Orleans, LA. From 7.17-26, students will work alongside Urban Impact serving children in Day Camps and Recreational Outreach programs. For more information or to help fund their trip, click HERE.
Fathers Day in the Park
Mark your calendar and dust off your camp chairs, our annual Fathers Day in the Park event is coming on Sunday, 6.21. The service starts at 11a, but come early to get your chairs or blanket set up on the grass. Vendors will serve food after the service so stay to eat, visit with friends, and take in the car show. For more information, click HERE.
Summer Life Nights
Want to get more connected at Calvary? If you're thinking about joining a Life Group or want to get more connected at Calvary, Summer Life Nights are the place to meet some other Calvary people. Dinner and childcare will be provided. Summer Life Nights are 6-8p on 6.10, 7.1, 7.15, 8.12 in the Well (room 500). This event is for everyone - singles and marrieds, families and empty nesters, college students and senior adults. Sign-up online for the 6.10 date or at Guest Services on Sunday.
She Reads Truth: Women in the Word
Are you looking for a way to stay in the Word this summer? If so, please join our online community "Calvary Women Read Truth"! Starting 6.1, we are reading through the 9-week summer devotional series "Women in the Word" from www.shereadstruth.com. This is an independent study. Follow it online or purchase a study pack (available from Calvary). Click HERE to learn more or visit or table in the foyer this Sunday between services.
Men's Ministry Hymns & Hops
A throwback to the pub days in Ireland, this event brings together the men of Calvary, some of the finest craft beer in Northwest Indiana, and live music performed by Calvary gents. Meet up at Hunter's Brewery in Chesterton at 7p on Tuesday, 6.2. For more information, click HERE.
Men's Ministry Act Like Men Conference
Join thousands of men from across the Midwest, plus brothers from Calvary, for the Act Like Men Conference at Moody Church, Chicago, on Friday, 6.12, and Saturday, 6.13. Get more information and registration details HERE.
Children's Ministries Summer Camp
Attention Rock Solid Kids entering 3rd-6th grade: Remember to register for Miracle Camp this summer! Calvary will provide transportation by RSVP only for elementary students attending July 8-11 and middle school students attending June 21-27. Please let email@example.com know if your child will be riding with us! Camp and registration information is available directly at www.miraclecamp.com. You can pick up a Calvary Summer Camp 2015 brochure at the Children's Welcome Center or click HERE for further information.
VBS Save the Date
Journey Off the Map VBS 2015 is coming Monday evening, 7.20, through Wednesday, 7.22, with Family Fun Night to follow on Thursday, 7.23! Volunteer sign-ups are 6.7 & 6.14. (Plan to attend a Volunteer Lunch after services on 7.12.) Registration for children entering K-5th grade in Fall 2015 will open on 6.21! More details to come!