I’m hearing stories about our Life Groups hanging out at Cubs, games, BBQs, the beach, restaurants, and even serving together in our city! Summer is the time when we can enjoy the beauty of the region with people who we are bonded together with because of the gospel! We’ve really tried to focus on building genuine community within our church this summer. Summer Life is a perfect example! For those who want to experience what a Life Group is like, our last Summer Life Night is tonight at 6p and word has it that dinner will be special!
For the men, there are a lot of events coming up this week and a big retreat later this fall. The last of the summer gatherings is tomorrow at Scott Rice’s place, and there’s a camping and canoe trip this weekend that you can still get in on. The “It’s Your Call” fall retreat with Gary Barkalow is 9.30-10.2.
Probably the early church in Acts felt the same sense of community when they gathered together to worship God corporately. This Sunday Dr. Jonathan Marko is continuing our series, The Way, and talking through Acts 17:1-15. He’s titled his sermon, “They Received the Message with Eagerness,” and I hope you’re planning to come with an eager spirit and an open heart!
See you Sunday!
What's New at Calvary...
Thursday 8.4 Gathering
Friday 8.5 - 8.6 Camp & Canoe
Don't miss the monthly gathering at Scott Rice's place (34 Kincraig Ct, Valpo) tomorrow at 7p. And click above to get more info on this weekend's trip.
Sunday 8.7 & 8.14
Register for this year's MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers). MOPS is a safe, loving environment where moms have the opportunity to make new friends, share experiences, and laugh together.
Young Adult Worship Night
Thursday 8.11 @ 7p
Join a group of young adults in room 300 for prayer, worship, and Scripture. Erin Passmore and Matt Siewart from our worship team will lead. All are welcome for an evening of warm and inviting community.
Student Concert of Prayer
Sunday 8.21 @ 5p
Students are gathering for the fall Concert of Prayer. This time we're taking it outside to celebrate the warm days and look forward to the coming fall.
Kids Move Up Sunday
All school-aged children will move up to their next grade level on 8.21! NOTE: 2s-PreK move up to the next class at their birthday.
Volunteer Leaders Needed
We need you! If you have a passion for kids and connecting them to Jesus Christ, we'd love to have you join the Calvary Kids' team! Our Wednesday night AWANA program is in need of many volunteers to work weekly or once or twice a month starting this fall.
Sunday 8.7 Orientation Gathering
Outreach Opportunity - Would your family like to befriend incoming VU international students? Have a Christian impact as you share life with a student who is adjusting to American life and culture. An Orientation Gathering is this Sunday at 9:45 in rooms 108/109.
Outreach Opportunity - Calvary is excited to be partnering with Kids Hope and TJ Elementary School this fall. Kids Hope is "one mentor, one child, one hour each week." Will you give hope to a child this year by becoming a Kids Hope Mentor? A mentor must do four things: say the child's name, be faithful, believe in the child, and pray for the child.
Volunteer Director: Sarah Jarvis (firstname.lastname@example.org; 219.241.3088)