Starting Sunday, August 2nd, we will be holding one, blended worship service at 9:30am on You Tube. When we return to in person worship (which will likely follow a move in our state to Phase 3), we will resume our 8:30am and 11am worship schedule and continue to live stream services.
A great deal of prayer and conversation have gone into this decision. We hope that a shortened Sunday morning schedule will grant an opportunity for our worship leaders and technology volunteers to have a less hectic Sunday morning schedule. We also plan to use this time to continue developing the skills, resources, and volunteers that we will need to go forward with live streaming even when we are able to meet for in person worship. If you have an interest in volunteering on Sundays and helping with our live streaming, please be in touch with Kyle Pearce.
Pastor Debbie will be leading another class from June 14- August 9 that will coincide with our two summer worship themes (Road Trip and By the Sea).
Both of the themes will have us looking at Jesus with his disciples “on the road” and “by the sea” as he teaches them much about carrying out his work.
Pastor Debbie is excited about sharing these themes with you for worship and is thrilled about a book that we will be using in conjunction with our Sunday School class. It is a recently published book that is a series of lectures from Father Henri Nouwen. It is called: Following Jesus: Finding our Way Home in an Age of Anxiety.
Pastor Debbie said “I can’t wait to share with you some of what Nouwen says and to walk along side of you as we seek to let Jesus’ Word bear fruit in our lives as disciples. I would encourage you to order the book for yourself. It is available online.”
The invitation is “Come and see the place of God.” In the beginning, we think it is just his home, his physical place, but as the Gospel of John develops, John shows us that the place of God is the intimate life of God himself-The Father, Son, and Spirit who form a family of love into which we are invited. Following Jesus is the way to enter into the family of love. We do not have to follow Jesus. First is the invitation, “Come, come. Come and see.” (page 23)
Join us as we study together, hear the voice of love within, and allow it to lead us from restless wandering to joyful following.
My Father's House
My Father's House, a ministry partnership of Cooperative Christian Ministry, provides an interim solution for local families with children who find themselves facing homelessness. It is a short-term program designed for a stay of up to 180 days, located at Showers of Blessings Church, 769 Sunderland Rd SW, Concord.
Calvary is scheduled to provide a meal on Tuesday, August 4. We are asked to prepare the food and just drop it off @ 5:45 pm because of COVID-19. Typically we serve around 15 clients. Please consider serving those in need. If you have any questions or would like to sign up, please contact Rosie Schieber @ 704-490-8623 or email: email@example.com
The Property Committee has developed a new form for requesting and tracking maintenance and repairs around the Calvary campus by the Property Committee. The form is available in the office. You can click here for a printable form or you can click here to complete the E-form through the website which will be emailed directly to Property Chair Gary Fritz.
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