Calvary Link: While the Sun is Shining

Calvary-Link-While-the-Sun-is-ShiningI'm sure you've heard the expression "make hay while the sun shines" (an idiom for getting your work done when the times are good). Well, that is exactly what our leadership is doing right now. We revealed some of our Vision 2020 Plans this spring, and then we listened to our amazing (and very insightful) church family. Whether you gave your input online, through a survey, at a formal gathering, or in the course of an informal conversation, we listened!

Our leadership team is now taking all that input and working with the designers at the Aspen Group to make our expansion plans even better! Throughout the summer, we have been dreaming, talking, and revising so we can have an updated plan to present to you in the fall. I want you to know that we heard you!

Our dream is that our church will be a place that changes even more lives forever! Thank you for giving. Thank you for serving. Thank you for witnessing. Thank you for sharing your input. May God change OUR lives and use us to change the lives of others. In Valparaiso and the world.

What's New at Calvary...

Serve Valparaiso University International Students
We are looking for families to partner with Friendship Families by befriending incoming Valparaiso University international students. This is a great opportunity to have a Christian impact by simply sharing your life with a student as he or she adjusts to American life and culture. Students and families are paired throughout the school year. Both families and students fill out a questionnaire which will facilitate the matching process. Click here to fill out the application online, or pick up an application at the Friendship Families table in the church foyer on Sunday.

AWANA Volunteers 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 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 Associate Director of Children's Ministries, Ashley Rice.

Men's Ministry Social
The men of Calvary Church and friends are invited to Scott Rice's home on Thursday, 8.6, from 7-10p for an evening full of food, drink, and good company! For more information and location details, click HERE.

Also coming up in Men's Ministry is the camping and canoeing weekend! Dads are encouraged to bring their children. We will meet at the Calvary Church parking lot at 4p on Friday, 8.7, and then caravan to Tippecanoe State Park. We will camp Friday night, canoe Saturday, and return Saturday afternoon. Sign-up this Sunday at Guest Services.

Calvary Student Ministries On the Road
Students, don't miss out on our next summer event at Shorewood Forest Beach, where we will be grilling out, tubing, playing beach volleyball, and more! Join us on Tuesday, 8.11, from 4-6p (middle school students) or 6:30-8:30p (high schoolers). Click HERE for more information.

Summer Life Night
Want to get more connected at Calvary? If you're thinking about joining a Life Group, Summer Life Nights are the place for you! Join us Wednesday, 8.12, at Rogers-Lakewood Park for a cookout from 6-8p. This event is for everyone - singles and marrieds, families and empty nesters, college students and senior adults. For more information or to sign-up, click HERE.

Move Up Sunday
Rock Solid Kids Children's Ministries is excited to announce Move Up Sunday is August 16! 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, and 4 respectively. For more info contact Director of Children's Ministries, Victoria Evans-Peasley.