One of the things that hit me hard as our church began growing many years ago was that I couldn't be close personal friends with everyone anymore. Every week I was meeting more new people I wanted to be with! I would go home and say to my wife, "There are so many amazing families in our church; how can we spend time with all of them?" That's my heart. And I still feel that way--almost every week!
It didn't take me long to learn that my role as a leader is to help all the awesome people in the church community get connected to all the other awesome people in our church community! That is why I'm so passionate about things like Life Groups and Summer Life Nights. I want more and more people to have the experience I have enjoyed over the years of meeting new people and becoming friends--FOREVER.
Take advantage of this beautiful weather to have some friends over to hang out on the back deck or invite some new friends out to eat or to do something fun together. I promise it will change your life. And this Sunday, let's all get together! In fact, let's make that our practice every week, to be together in one place with all our friends to worship the Creator of all good things!
What's New at Calvary...
Summer Life Night
Want to get more connected at Calvary? If you're thinking about joining a Life Group, Summer Life Nights are the place for you! Join us TONIGHT, 8.12, at Rogers-Lakewood Park for a cookout from 6-8p. This event is for everyone - singles and marrieds, families and empty nesters, college students and senior adults. For more information or to sign-up, click HERE.
Move Up Sunday
Rock Solid Kids Children's Ministries is excited to announce Move Up Sunday is August 16! All children will be promoted to their next grade level. Please note: children join the 2, 3, or 4/5 year old classes immediately after they turn ages 2, 3, and 4 respectively. For more info, contact Director of Children's Ministries, Victoria Evans-Peasley.
Attention all AWANA volunteers! Please plan to meet after services at 12:30p this Sunday, 8.16, in room 403 for an important information meeting. ALL volunteers (returning and new) are highly encouraged to attend. Lunch will be served and childcare will be available by reservation only. Please RSVP to email@example.com.
Serve Valparaiso University International Students
We are looking for families to partner with Friendship Families by befriending incoming Valparaiso University international students. This is a great opportunity to have a Christian impact by simply sharing your life with a student as he or she adjusts to American life and culture. Students and families are paired throughout the school year. Both families and students fill out a questionnaire, which will facilitate the matching process. Click here to fill out the application online today!
NOW HIRING Childcare Workers to care for infants through 5-year-olds while their moms attend Bible study on Tuesday mornings and/or our Mothers of Preschoolers rogram (MOPS) on Friday mornings. Programs start in September. If you are interested in applying, please click here for an application and more information.