We finished the year strong together! Thank you for your faithful and generous giving all year. Because of you, our church rescues orphans; cares for families and individuals; supports church plants; provides hope and healing for hurting people; shares the gospel in our community; fights for joy and “does life” together in Life Groups; hosts Bible studies, worship gatherings, and conferences; and makes room for more people to join us in worshipping our good God. In short, we have seen lives change forever because of Jesus. What a legacy for 2017!
We’re working on closing out our 2017 financial year and preparing a report to share with you. It’s filled with stories so you can see the real stories and real lives behind the numbers. You’ll see the year-in-review report and your 2017 giving statements in the mail before the end of January.
This Sunday, we continue in 1 Peter. Our Director of Women’s Ministries, Victoria Peasley, and I are teaming up to minister God’s Word and encourage you. On behalf of the Calvary staff, let me say that we are overwhelmed by the blessing you are to us.
Looking for the perfect daily devotional for 2018? Might we suggest Lectio Divina? Here’s why our staff loves Lectio Divina (besides the fact that it’s written by Pastor Lionel):
- It’s flexible. You can read the whole Bible in a year or choose to read a shorter selection of Scripture each day.
- It’s rooted. Pastor Lionel’s daily commentary reveals some of the history surrounding the day’s Bible reading.
- It’s relevant. Every day Pastor Lionel connects the day’s reading to your life.
- It’s convenient. Get Lectio Divina on the Calvary app, online at calvarydevos.net, or in your email inbox. Your daily devotions are always with you, wherever you are.
Check out the Lectio Divina site to sign up and to see sample devotions and resources for your daily walk with the Lord.
Coffee with the Pastors
Sunday 1/21 at 6:30pm
Connect with Calvary staff and other newcomers at Coffee with the Pastors. Ask questions about the church and talk with Calvary pastors and ministry directors. We’re looking forward to getting to know you! An RSVP is appreciated: Yes, I’ll be there.
Discovering Serve Teams
Sunday 1/14 at 11:15am
Find your fit and start serving at Calvary. Discovering Serve Teams introduces you to serving at Calvary and helps you use your passions, talents, and skills for the church family and guests. Led by Volunteer Connections Coordinator Lynette Green.
Back on 1/14
While the students are on holiday break, there is no Calvary Students on Sunday evenings. The CS staff is getting ready for the January teaching series and some awesome winter events in February.
Life Group Launch
Sunday 1/28 at 1pm
New Life Groups launch soon! Build authentic relationships and grow in your faith as you “do life” together with others from Calvary. The 1.5-hour Launch event makes joining a group easy. Lunch and childcare are provided. An RSVP is required: Yes, I’m joining!
Coming in 2018
Visit our events page to see what’s coming up for Calvary Women in the new year. Get to know other women at an IF:Table, or join a Study Group. New Study Groups begin in mid-January. Sign now online or at Calvary on Sunday 1.7 & 1.14.
Coming in 2018
Visit the events page to see 2018 studies and gatherings for Calvary Men. Join us at the VU basketball game on 1.6 or at Wings, Etc. on 1.11 for the first of our monthly gatherings in 2018. Plus the new Winter Study & Forum kicks off on 1.18.
Director of Safety and Security
We’re hiring! The Director of Safety & Security is a great part-time position (12 hours/week) for a candidate with strong administrative skills who enjoys working with people. Does not need to be a law enforcement professional. See job details and how to apply on our Job Opportunities page.
Serve the community. Change a life. The Local Outreach Prayer Coordinator leads a team that covers the LO team and initiatives in prayer. April through October, the Men’s Shelter Administrator coordinates the one-night-a-week shelter at Calvary. See all the community volunteer opportunities.