Calvary Link: Our Kids

Calvary-God-SongsI'm praying for all of “our" kids today. Yellow school buses are everywhere as our children head off to another year of growing up. Some of us are sending our kids off to preschool or kindergarten. Some of us are dropping kids off at college and fighting back the tears. My youngest son is getting ready to start his junior year of college a thousand miles away. Stacy and I were in his room yesterday helping pack up, and I sat on the bed and started crying.

As I sit here writing this, I am profoundly thankful for the impact our church has had on our kids. I desperately want our church to be a place that changes the lives of children FOREVER. We like to say that kids are not the future of the church, they are part of the church right now. And we send them out all over the world to make a real difference. So we partner with parents to help them raise children who know and love Jesus Christ and who “do life together” right from the beginning by learning and growing in faith together. We don't take the burden off of parents, but we are here to help with the amazing responsibility God has given you!

Thank you to all the amazing people who have been there for my boys and the volunteers who devote their time to serving our kids at Calvary. What a church community we have! You are changing lives. If you want to help us change a child's live forever, let our Volunteer Coordinator Lynette Green know. She will get you involved in one of our serve teams. Remember that we also have university kids coming here looking for a "home away from home." Let's welcome them over the next couple of weeks!

Calvary Kids This Fall
It’s back to school time and we can’t wait to get started on all the great fall Calvary Kids programs!

Register now for Awana, our Wednesday evening Bible club designed just for kids and full of games and activities, cool stories, and helpful memory verses. Pick up and pay for materials at the Open House on 8.30 at 5-7p.

This Sunday is Move Up Sunday at Calvary. All elementary school kids move up to their new grade-group classrooms.

Everyone is a star in the Calvary Kids Christmas Musical. Cast sign-ups are Sunday 8.20 & 27 for kindergarten through 5th grade. Visit our table or email Kristen Cunningham.

Monthly Gathering
Friday 9.8 at 7p

Calvary goers between the ages of 21 and 35 are welcome to an evening of conversation and community-building. Grow in your faith while getting to know one another. Gatherings are held on the first Friday of every month in the Well.

Study Groups
We'd love to have you be a part of a Study Group this fall. There are groups meeting throughout the week and talking about a range of topics from individual Bible books to themes like prayer and forgiveness. Learn more at the Calvary Women table this Sunday!

Parent Gathering
Wednesday 9.6 at 6p

Parents of middle and high school students are invited to join the Calvary Students staff as they share what CS is all about. Meet leaders and other parents and get ready for the new year!

Launch Night
Sunday 9.10

We’re launching into the best year yet for Calvary Students! Launch Night is crazy games, food, and connecting with leaders, friends, and God. Middle school Launch is at 4p; high school at 6:30p.

Registration Re-opens
Sunday 8.20

Spend 2 Friday mornings a month with other Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS). Gather around a table to laugh,share, and grow in faith. Register at church on Sunday.

Wednesday 8.6 @8:30a

IF:Tables connect women to one another through food and the simple sharing of life experiences. RSVP for the 50s+ IF:Table at Suzie’s Café.