Note that due to the health emergency, services through May 31st will be available online.
Calvary continues to abide by the NC Synod Council recommendations and state policy for this time of pandemic. We will continue to hold online streaming of our worship services at 9am and 10am every Sunday through May 31st. As more information becomes available, we will share this with you. We look forward to a time when we can again join-together in person for worship. Until then, we know that the Holy Spirit binds us together as one and is equipping us for being the church in this time.
Please join us each Sunday morning for live worship via YouTube at 9am and 10am, followed by Adult Sunday School via Zoom! at 11:30am. Tap this link to access worship materials for Sunday services.
Go to our YouTube channel by tapping the button below. Tap the banner on the top of this page and scroll down to get info about Zoom meetings.
During this time when we cannot gather at the church, recordings of worship services are made and can be viewed on the Calvary YouTube channel. Tap the button below to go to the Calvary YouTube channel.
Join Pastor Debbie every Sunday through May for Sunday School at 11:30am on Zoom. Each week, we will dive into our DEED of new life that we are to embrace and bring to the world as part of God’s new creation, His BODY.
The class will be an opportunity for Bible study, personal reflection, group discussion, and a weekly commitment to actions of new life. Tap the button below to join the class via Zoom.
From Pastor Debbie:
Sunday, May 24th is our final day for looking at our Easter theme, Risen indeed. However, our Easter new life is without end. May Pentecost give us the energy and fire that we need to take new life to another level.
This Sunday, we hear Jesus praying for his disciples, that they may be one, as he and the Father are one. You and I are called to leave behind division and separateness and to seek deeds of peace in our church and the world.
Join me in this well-known prayer:
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is discord, union; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; where there is sadness, joy.
Grant that we may be not so much seek to be consoled as to console; to be understand as to understand; to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive; it is in pardoning that we are pardoned; and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
~Attributed to St. Francis of Assisi
As part of this year’s Pentecost celebration, we will add in virtual coffee fellowship at 8am and 11am by Zoom. Join us before or after worship to catch up with your church family and to talk about how the Spirit is moving in this time of pandemic to make us new and prepared to share the Gospel.
Our conversation starters are:
1. What is the best thing that has happened to you in a church?
2. How has the stay at home order prompted you to adapt a new perspective or practice that you would like to continue when normal activities resume?
3. Like those on Pentecost, the Spirit is upon us and empowering us to be the church today. How do you feel led by the Spirit to be his church today? Where is the fire of the Spirit within you?
4. What most excites you and scares you about re-gathering in person for growing in compassionate relationships, faith, service, and generosity through Christ?
See you for coffee!
Calvary's Care and Concern Ministry is a confidential ministry that reaches out to support our members in a variety of ways. The most apparent ones are that we offer cards, calls, visits and meals to members following hospitalizations, deaths in the family, job losses, etc. We also provide transportation to doctor visits and pick up groceries or medicines when needed.
There is a Calvary Cares Fund that Pastor Debbie oversees to not only ensure confidentiality but also to ensure good stewardship of the resources we do have that can be used to help members who are experiencing unexpected needs during this pandemic.
Help, in a variety of ways, has been ongoing behind the scenes. Pastor Debbie has received donations from members to this fund, which she, in turn, has used to help others.
If you would like to help members of our congregation in this time of need, the best way is to make a donation to the Calvary Cares Fund, which can be accomplished by designating your gift on your offering envelope or check. Your gift and those who receive support will remain confidential.
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