Calvary Link: Spread the Word!

calvary-link-headerThat's our mission--to "Spread the Word in Northwest Indiana and the World." That's why we are launching 3 services together! Please pray for God to bless our work so that more people will hear the Good News and follow Jesus more passionately. Will you consider coming to the 8:15a service or the 11:15a service? By doing so you will be making room for more people! Will you consider volunteering your time--at least to help us with a fall push? I know we can do this. And I'm excited to see what God is going to do through us.

There are times I am in my study--in the Word--preparing a sermon--praying for Sunday and I say to myself--"This is so exciting that I'm not sure I can wait until Sunday to share it!" That's how I feel right now. I'm looking forward to being with you this Lord's day. We are going to hear the Word, be with each other, sing to our God, and break bread together in celebration for what Christ has done.

There's no better place to be on this Labor Day weekend than at Calvary Church.

For Your Joy,


What's new at Calvary...

Student Ministries
Connect Middle School Ministries will meet tonight, 8.28, from 6-8p for a night of games, music, and Bible teaching.

Labor Day Games: Come kick-off the school year with a day of games and food - Labor Day Games will be this Saturday, 8.31. Activities will take place in the Gym and the Well. Middle School students are invited to come from 12-2p, and High School students from 3-6p. Please wear a modest swimsuit under your clothes and a dark t-shirt for the fun water activity we have planned!

Reliant High School Ministries will meet this Sunday night, 9.1, from 6-8p for a night of worship and teaching from the Bible.

Mark your calendars - Student Ministries will be hosting a Christian college fair and Family Force 5 concert on Sunday, 9.29. The fair will run after each worship service in the morning and in the evening from 4:30-6:30p. The Family Force 5 concert will take place after the fair. Admission is free.

3 Services-We Need You!
As our church grows, we need more volunteers to meet the needs of our growing church family. Please prayerfully consider how you might be able to serve as Calvary prepares for 3 services. For more information on serving as an usher, please contact Noel Perry ( For more information about becoming a greeter, please contact Lori Coslet ( For more information about how you can serve in our Children's Ministries, please contact Victoria Evans-Peasley (

Kids ages 3 through 5th grade are invited to attend our AWANA program which begins Wednesday, 9.4, from 5:45p-7:45p! AWANA teaches kids to love God through scripture memorization, teaching, worship, and more. To learn more about the Awana Clubs, click here!

Calvary Kids
This year’s Calvary Kids Christmas Musical are inviting all K-5th graders (and parents) to come signup and learn more about this year’s program on Sunday, September 15 from 4:30-6p in room 300. Please visit our website or contact our Calvary Kids director, Natalie Lee (219.728.6229 or for more info or if you are unable to signup on September 15. Please note, practices are each Sunday from 4:30p-6p beginning September 22. Dress Rehearsal will be Friday, December 13 at 4p and the performance is Saturday, December 14 at 6p!

Bible Quiz Team
Are you a student 5th-12th grade who is looking to grow deeper in the Word and have some fun? You should check out the Bible Quiz Team on Sunday. Stop by the sign-up table near the Bookstore for all the information you need.

Women's Bible Studies
Fall Bible studies begin Tuesday, 9.3 at 9:30a, and Monday, 9.16 at 6:30p. You can choose between two classes on Tuesday mornings: Kay Arthur’s 12-week study, Precept Upon Precept: Unveiling the Book of Revelation with Amy Kurt and Shannon Courtaney or Beth Moore’s 12-week study, Daniel: Lives of Integrity, Words of Prophecy with Lisa Allyn and Anelisa Donley. Childcare is provided for the Tuesday morning studies. On Monday Evenings, Susan Sherman will lead participants through Beth Moore’s 11-week study, Believing God: Experiencing a Fresh Explosion of Faith. Childcare will not be available for the Monday evening study. Register online by clicking on the study title above, or on Sundays 8.18, 25 and 9.1 before and after services.

Covenant Groups
Did you sign-up to be in a Covenant Group? Don't forget to attend one of the Orientation Classes. Orientation class is offered during the 9a worship service on Sunday, 9.8 and during the 9:45a worship service on 9.15 & 9.22. CLICK HERE for more information about Covenant Groups at Calvary.

Men's Ministries
Men - Are you looking for a spiritual adventure? You are invited to join us in a passionate, wild, and daring Boot Camp - and discover how you can recover your masculinity as God designed it. The October 17-20 Boot Camp will be held at Camp LRCA in Crown Point. Visit the Info Desk on Sunday to sign-up. Contact Dave Gring with questions.

Seniors and Retirees
If you are a senior, you are invited to join us for the Seniors’ and Retirees’ breakfast on Wednesday, 9.11. We will meet at Suzies Cafe from 8-9:30a! RSVP after service at the Info Desk in the church foyer.

Coffee with the Pastors
Calvary guests are invited to join us on Sunday, 9.22 from 6:30-8p at Uptown Cafe. 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 on Sunday.

Job Opportunity
Women's Ministries are looking for someone to provide childcare on Tuesday mornings from 9:15-11:45a for Women's Bible Studies. Hourly rate is $10/hr. Position begins Tuesday, 9.3 and runs 12.3. For more information, please contact Amy Kurt, Director of Women's Bible Studies.