Calvary Link: Summer Time Family Fun

Calvary-Link-Good-to-be-HomeDon't you just love summer? Life is different in the summer--grilling out, taking a bike ride, going for walks, having coffee on the porch, hitting the dunes--to name a few simple summer pleasures I enjoy. And since God has given me so much, I can't help but worship Him. I just can't help it. I hope that worship remains a high priority for you this summer! Remember to enjoy the gifts, but worship the GIVER.

Speaking of summer fun, I'll be in the dunk tank (again) this year at 7:15 p.m. for Family Fun Night of Vacation Bible School. With 250 kids registered for VBS this week, it is crazy fun around Calvary. And most importantly, the lives of kids are being changed FOREVER. Thank you to all our volunteers for making this year our biggest one ever!

Our practical verse-by-verse series through the book of James continues Sunday. "How to Handle Conflict" is up next. I know you will be blessed.

What's new at Calvary...

Children's Ministries
Our Calvary Church Family is invited to enjoy Family Fun Night tomorrow evening, 8.7! Invite your neighbors, family and friends to join you! We will have games, bounce houses, face-painting, music, and a free hot dog meal for kids (while supplies last). Additional food will be available for purchase. Kick-off will be in the Worship Center at 5:45p, and activities will open at 6:15p.

Join the Rock Solid Children's Ministries team here at Calvary! Our Wednesday night AWANA program is in need of many volunteers this Fall to provide mid-week ministry for our 3 year olds-5th graders. To get involved please see our Children's Ministries Leadership Team in the foyer after each of the services this Sunday or contact our Director of Children's Ministries, Victoria Evans-Peasley.

Move Up Sunday will be on August 18! 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, 4, or 5, respectively.

Kids ages 3 through 5th grade are invited to attend our AWANA program which begins Wednesday, 9.3, from 5:45p-7:45p! AWANA teaches kids to love God through scripture memorization, teaching, worship, and more. Pre-register at the AWANA tables in the gym after services, starting next Sunday, 8.17 and 8.24!

Student Ministries
Our LAST Ultimate Game Night is this Sunday, 8.10, with middle school students meeting from 4:30-6:30p and high school students from 6:30-8:30p. We will have dinner and messy, hilarious activities! Students going into 6th grade are welcome to begin attending middle school student ministries, and students going into 9th grade are invited to begin attending high school student ministries.

Discover Israel
Join our Senior Pastor Lionel Young and his wife Stacy for the trip of a lifetime to the land of the Bible, February 1-12, 2015. Contact Stacy Young or sign-up HERE!

Men's Ministries
This Saturday, 8.9 is the yearly Canoe & Kayak Trip at Tippecanoe State Park. Dads are welcome and encouraged to bring their kids! CLICK HERE for more info and to sign up!

The Band of Brothers Summer Bonding Tour is back! Thursday, 8.14, Calvary men and their guests are invited to Scott Rice's home at 7p for an evening of fellowship together.

Women's Ministries
We are excited to announce that MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers will be coming to Calvary this Fall! Visit our Drive-Thru Registration on Friday, August 22, from 9:30a to 11:30p. Click Here for more information!

Ladies of all ages and stages are welcome to join us for a Girlfriends Night Out. Our 50s and Beyond ladies meet the first Monday each month, 20 through 30 Somethings meet the 2nd Tuesday each month, and 30 through 50 Somethings meet the 2nd Thursday each month. Click on each group for dates and locations!

Coffee with the Pastors
Calvary guests are invited to Coffee with the Pastors on Sunday, 9.7 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 HERE.

Are you interested in Life Groups (small groups) and would like to know more? Join Pastor Jon Nitta at the GroupLink Orientation Class in the Banquet Room during 3rd service (11:15a-12:15p) on Sunday, 8.24 or 9.7.