Last week I celebrated 25 years of marriage with my high school sweetheart. We are still in love! But it hasn't been perfect--because neither of us is perfect. We have had to work to stay committed to each other--and to stay "in love" with each other. It is providential that this week we open our Bibles to Mark 10 where Jesus is asked a question about divorce. He answers the question by talking about marriage--and divorce. This is such an important topic for our culture today that I'm going to spend the next three weeks preaching on marriage. There will be something in this passage for everyone--singles, happily married, unhappily married and those who have gone through divorce.
Make worship a priority this Sunday whatever you are doing. Yes it's summer time--but what better time to worship the God of all creation! Don't worship the gifts--beaches, bonfires and baseball! Enjoy the gifts--but worship the GIVER. Come Sunday--and bring a friend.
What's new at Calvary...
Connect Middle School Students can join us tonight, 6.26 from 6-8p for an awesome night full of fun activities! We will be playing games, eating pizza, and learning Biblical truths that will help you to grow in your spiritual walk!
Reliant High School Students are invited to join us tomorrow night, 6.27 from 6-8p! Come see your friends, enjoy some food, and learn about your Savior!
Children ages K-5th grade are invited to share in Vacation Bible School’s awesome week (7.15-17 from 5:45-8:15p) of Bible stories, action-packed songs, memory verses, cool crafts, games and snacks. Register before and after services on 6.30 and 7.7 or online by clicking on the VBS Registration link HERE. All children (whether they attend Calvary or not) must submit their registration by 7.7.
Families are invited to our Family Fun Night on 7.18! To follow up the awesome week of VBS, all families with young children are invited to Calvary from 5:45-8:15p for a night filled with fun games, food, and fellowship! Your children do not have to be enrolled in VBS for your family to enjoy this event. Everyone is welcome!
Summer camp at Twin Lakes is right around the corner! If your child is registered for Junior Camp 5 (7.23-28) and is planning to use church transportation, please contact Jen Martakis (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 7.8!
First Impressions Team
Do you like meeting new people? Do you have a heart to help people feel welcome and connected? If so, then the First Call Team may be for you. This is a new team of Calvary members being formed that will make phone calls/send emails to new attenders from the information received on the Connection Cards each week. Team members will be assigned a rotating schedule to contact visitors on each Monday or Tuesday. Calls can be made from your home. If you are a Calvary Member and you are interested in this ministry, please contact the Director of First Impressions, Lori Coslet (email@example.com).
Sevenglory Goes to Africa
Please join us in partnering with Sevenglory with prayer and financial support as they prepare to travel to Kenya in October! Sevenglory is excited for this opportunity to spread the Word through worship across the globe. CLICK HERE for more information or to donate.
The new baptism shirts have been very popular, and many of you asked if you could purchase one. We LOVE that you are so in love with our church, that you want to promote it wherever you go. The men from Sevenglory have helped us tweak the design and shirt color, and we are making it available for you to purchase. This Sunday in the lobby, you can purchase shirts for your family for $15 each ($17 for 2XL and $18 for 3XL). All proceeds from sales will be applied toward the Sevenglory trip to Nairobi this fall!
Are you looking to start your month off with a night out dining with some of the women of Calvary? If so, join the Girlfriend’s Night Out group that meets on the first Monday of the month at 6:30p. On Monday, 7.1 we will be going to Applebee's in Valparaiso! Please contact Cathy Bigger (firstname.lastname@example.org or 219.531.2025) with any questions or to RSVP. CLICK HERE for more details.
Pizza With The Pastors
For Newcomers Calvary guests are invited to join us on Sunday, 7.21 from 12:30-2p following the service here at Calvary Church! Come to The Well to 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 the Info Desk this Sunday.
Group Service Project
Would your Covenant Group, Bible Study or family be interested in providing a meal for our VBS Volunteers one night of VBS (7.15-17)? Last year, our Covenant Groups provided meals, and it was such a blessing for the busy families who commit to serve every night during VBS week. Please contact Lori Prewitt (email@example.com) for more information.