Calvary Link: Time for a Change!

Lionel-TripDon't forget that this THIS Sunday it is time for a change! Push those clocks forward an hour so that you don't miss worship. No excuses!--you have three services to choose from. And for those who want to venture out early--we will have a light breakfast for you at 7:30a in the gymnasium.

It was so great to meet new families (again!) at Coffee with the Pastors last Sunday night. When I ask people, "How did you hear about Calvary" I just love the responses: "A neighbor invited me" or "my friend goes to church here" or "our daughter told us about Calvary." Let's keep spreading the Word about God our Savior! That's how the Kingdom grows.

This Sunday is part 3 (of 8) in our Beautiful Church series. Kurt and the band will also be teaching us a new song that has really blessed me. "Your Grace Finds Me" (Posted on my Facebook!) You might just want to start listening to it now.

For Your Joy,


P.S. Last week I talked about our new church plant in Rwanda. You can check out the video here if you missed it.

What's new at Calvary...

Spring Forward Need a change? Why not change up the Sunday Morning Service you attend and spring forward with us at Calvary! This Sunday, 3.9 we will set our clocks forward one hour for Daylight Saving Time. And we will serve breakfast in the gym at 7:30a as a thank you for joining us at the early morning 8:15a worship service! Coffee will be served and extra hot at all three (8:15a, 9:45a, & 11:15a) worship services.

Tabletalk Join Jon Nitta, Pastor of Spiritual Formation, in the gym on Sundays at 9:45a for a time of "Tabletalk"! In the month of March, we are starting an important series on Spiritual Practices that Foster Growth. We are going to take a look at why there are certain practices that help us grow as followers of Christ and how they help us grow. This month we are starting with a overall picture of these practices and then we'll jump into the Word of God for the rest of March.

Effective Leaders Attention Men and Women! Pastor Lionel and Jon Costas (Calvary's Elder Chair and Valparaiso Mayor) invite you to join them for a cup of coffee and a 5-week discussion on the bestselling book 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey. Even if you've already read the book, you won't want to miss hearing from Pastor Lionel and Jon on effective skills that can be drawn from the book as well as the great leaders throughout Scripture. This event is wide-open to the men and women of Calvary, and you’re encouraged to invite others to join us at 7a on Wednesday mornings (April 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30). CLICK HERE and choose the theme: Highly Effective Leaders to invite a friend to this event.

Children's Ministries Attention Calvary Family! Save the Date for our next Family Fun Night on Friday, April 4! Invite your neighbors, family and friends for an evening of fun and connection! We will have gym games, board games, movies, popcorn, music, and tons of fun! If you would like to serve at this event, please contact our Director of Children's Ministries, Victoria Evans-Peasley (

Women's Ministries Girlfriends of Grace is introducing new Girlfriends Night Out opportunities! Ladies of all ages and stages are welcome to any Girlfriends Night Out, however consider attending a group comprised of ladies closest to your stage of life! Our Senior/Retiree group meets the first Monday each month, 20 thru 30 Somethings meet the 2nd Tuesday each month, and 30 thru 50 Somethings meet the 2nd Thursday each month. Click on each group for dates and locations!

Men's Ministries The Band of Brothers Social Gathering is this Thursday, 3.6. Calvary men and their guests are invited to join us at Buffalo Wild Wings at 7p for a time of fellowship together. More Details Here.

The men of Calvary Church and their friends are invited to an enjoyable evening in The Well to watch a timeless classic - The Last of the Mohicans. Our evening will take place from 6-9p, and following the movie, we will have a light discussion on "Our Role in The Larger Story." Sign-up at the Calvary Church Guest Services Desk.

Calvary Men are invited to register for the Valparaiso City Softball League. The summer season begins April 29 and runs thru July 25 (tentative). Don't miss the Calvary sign-up deadline is March 14.

Student Ministries Connect MS students going into 7th & 8th grade are going to Crossings Camp in Kentucky! There are limited spaces available, so we encourage interested students to sign-up as soon as possible. The deadline for a $75 deposit is Sun, 3.16 at Connect Night. Camp this year is Mon, 6.9 - Fri, 6.14.

Reliant HS students are going to the Fusion Conference at Indiana Wesleyan University Friday, 4.4 - Saturday, 4.5. There will be special speakers and breakout sessions, as well as worship led by Switchfoot, Brandon Grissom Band, Jordan Brown, and Momentum Dance Crew. This is also a great chance to experience an overnight stay on campus at a Christian university. There are limited spaces available for this event. The $50 registration fee is due Sun, 3.16 at Reliant Night.

Reliant HS students are having a movie night at Cinemark in Valparaiso in place of Game Night on Thursday, 3.13. We will be viewing Son of God (PG-13). We encourage students to sign-up by Sunday, 3.9, at Reliant Night, so we can buy tickets at a group rate. We will broadcast the showtime when it is released, but we will stay between 6-9p.

Connect MS students are having a movie night in the Well on Friday, 3.14. Students are encouraged to come 6-9p and bring a friend. We will have dinner, games, and choose a movie to watch on the big screen!

Available Positions Calvary is currently looking for a part-time Wedding Assistant. Please review the job description and contact Emily Johannes if you're interested.