Our brand NEW mini-series "The Creed" starts this Sunday! The word "creed" comes from the Latin word creedo, which literally means, "we believe." We will be expounding the whole of Christian doctrine, and its relevance for our lives, in 4 short weeks! Invite a friend and tell them, "You will get a nice overview of everything the church believes and why it matters in 4 sermons!" I promise you that this series is going to be rooted--and relevant.
And can I also say we believe God can do amazing things? In 1994, our worship center was built to hold 330 worshippers. Last Sunday, we pulled out all stops, and nearly 2,200 worshippers gathered together here on Sunday morning over four services. Wow! The gospel was expounded, and the risen Savior was exalted! Thank you to all those who volunteered from greeters to musicians, ushers to security, technicians to nursery workers and children's staff. Just wow! Every person we served represents a life touched for eternity, and that is what we are all about. Changing lives--FOREVER.
Let's keep spreading the good news TOGETHER.
PS. You may notice that our giving was exceptionally generous last week. I'll explain why when we see each other on Sunday. All I can say is you will be amazed!
What's New at Calvary...
Stories of Changed Lives
Stories inspire us and encourage us in our journey with God. Hearing the great things God is doing in our midst gives us hope to keep loving and serving right where we are. See again the story the Reasoner family shared on Easter at www.calvaryweb.net/stories. You can also share your God story here! Tell us what you see God doing in and around Calvary Church.
Host Families Needed
Next week, we will be hosting 15 of our Global Ministry partners from the Nairobi Chapel Worship Team. We are looking for a few more Calvary families to host team members in their homes from April 15-21. If you are interested in serving in this way, please contact email@example.com.
You won't want to miss Sunday, April 19, as the team joins CalvaryLive to lead Sunday morning worship at Calvary!
We are looking ahead and planning for Calvary's future! Be here on Vision Sunday, 4.26, as we begin to bring the future into focus. We will show you how our church can make room for more worshippers, create space to relax and enjoy friends, ensure every ministry has room to grow, and continue to change lives.
Summer Camp Sunday
Attention parents! Join us in The Well this Sunday, 4.12, between services to meet Miracle Camp staff and learn more about summer camping opportunities for Rock Solid Kids (entering 3rd-6th grades fall 2016). Visit our Summer Camp page for more information!
Rooted: Connecting Your Faith & Work
This month, Calvary's weekly disciple-building forum will explore How to Resolve Conflict. Join Pastor Jon Nitta on Sunday, 4.12 & 4.19, for a discussion and an extended Q&A. Looking to plant yourself deeper in the faith? Get in on a Rooted discussion in room 403 from 9:30a-11a.
Coffee with the Pastors
Calvary guests are invited to Coffee with the Pastors on Sunday, 5.3, from 6:30-8p at The South Bend Chocolate Company. 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!
Starting Point Membership Class
Become a part of our family! Starting Point is Calvary's membership class, giving information on what Calvary believes, where it is headed, and why that is important. The class is also designed to connect you with others who are considering making Calvary their home church. Starting Point begins on Wednesday, 5.13, at 6:30p and continues for three weeks. Sign-up at the Guest Services Desk on Sunday or online here.
Mother Daughter Lunch
Join us for A Mother's Love, A Daughter's Heart on Saturday, 5.9, from 11a-1p. This beautiful event is for mothers and their daughters ages 5-14. Enjoy lunch, messages from Calvary women based on the book The Five Love Languages of Children by Gary Chapman and Rose Campbell, and a craft that will create lasting memories. CLICK HERE for tickets.
Mother's Day Child Dedication
When your family grows, our church family grows! To celebrate the recent additions to Calvary families, we hold a Child Dedication Ceremony in each of our three services on Mother's Day, 5.10. Parents will need to attend the Child Dedication Class to participate. CLICK HERE for more information and to register.