As last year, Our Evangelism ministry has chosen two Sundays in the season of Epiphany, January 14th and 21st, to be Evangelism Sundays. We are setting aside these Sundays as a special reminder that, together, as one body of Christ, we are called to share the good news of Jesus Christ with all the world. Invite a friend to worship!
On January 21st, join your church family for a potluck lunch following 11:00 a.m. worship. We invite you to attend and make new friends in Christ by greeting new members, visitors, and longer term members of Calvary. Bring your favorite dish to share.
The Movers & Shakers will hold a Pizza Lunch and Planning meeting for 2018 on January 29 at 11:30 a.m. in the Calvary Fellowship Hall. Please contact Anne Hough if you plan to attend.
Donate Blood at Calvary on Sunday, January 28 from 11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. The sponsoring agency is Community Blood Center of the Carolinas. Every drop stays here. Saving local lives. Lunch will be provided and all presenting donors will receive a free t-shirt. You may sign up on the bulletin board at church.
We are in CRITICAL need which means we have LESS than a 3 day supply of blood. Unfortunately, snow is heading to our service area and that will hurt collections again!! Please share this information with any and all potential donors!
On Sunday, January 28, in the sanctuary, the Altar Guild will offer acolyte and crucifer training. This will be for all children third grade or older. We will start at 10:00 and be finished around 10:45. Parents are invited to attend and assist their children with selecting times to serve. We would appreciate picking a month or at least two weeks in a row. Please contact Kathy Schiele 704-786-7440 with any questions. Thank you.
Have you been worshipping at Calvary for a while and feel led to make Calvary your church home? Join Pastor Debbie on Saturday, February 3rd, from 9am to noon in the church parlor for a time of reflection and conversation about church membership. We will start with a light breakfast and time for meeting others who are new to Calvary. We will leave plenty of time to explore ministries where you have an interest and take a tour of the church building and grounds. The class will end with a new member reception in worship on Sunday, February 4th for those who wish to join Calvary’s community of faith. Please be in touch with Pastor Debbie if you would like to attend or to learn more. email@example.com or 704-782-6923. Childcare will be provided upon request.
Our Social ministry committee at Calvary has planned for several service days during 2018 similar to what we did last September with God's Work Our Hands day. The first for 2018 will be on February 24th. We will have the opportunity to travel to the Second Harvest distribution site in Charlotte and be a part of the incredible work that they do in feeding the hungry in our area. This is a great way to build compassionate relationships through Christ with our neighbors who are hungry. Click Here to sign up. If you have questions, please contact Mickey Norris.
Spread the word! Invite your friends and
family to join in the fun. Friday night,
February 9 is the annual Valentine's Dinner. You will have your choice of entrees: Herb-Marinated Boneless Breast of Chicken or Roasted Fresh Rainbow Trout or Medallions of Grilled Pork Tenderloin served with Wild Rice Pilaf, Roasted Fresh Asparagus, Mixed-Green Salad and Dinner Rolls. Choice of dessert include Banana Cream Pie or Warm Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie. This is one of the largest fund raisers of the year for the Youth Ministry. You can make your reservations by filling out the insert in the bulletin or calling the church office.
Believe it or not, the season of Lent is only a few weeks away and starts on Ash Wednesday, February 14th, with a worship service at 7:00 p.m. This year, our Wednesday evening Lenten services and adult Sunday School class will focus on Living our Baptism: Five Gifts of Discipleship. Each week, we will explore one of the five promises made at Holy Baptism:
Please mark your calendar now for these upcoming activities and plan to join us as we learn about and experience building compassionate relationships through Christ to grow faith and service in each generation.
March 9, 2018
It's time again for Port-A-Pit BBQ chicken. Lunch & Dinner--Dine In or Take Out. Noon -7:00 p.m. Ticket are $9.50 for half a chicken, baked beans, slaw and a roll. Desserts will be avaialble for purchase. Proceeds to Youth Mission Fund.
Please mark your calendar for March 18th at 6:00 p.m. Stewardship is hosting a Dessert Night and time for ministry sharing in the coffee end of the fellowship hall. Bring your favorite dessert to share. Stewardship will handle the drinks. This is a time for fellowship among Calvary's committee members. Each committee will have the opportunity to share what they are working on for the year. We will look for ways to work together and share calendars. We will also have time to explore more deeply our vision focus for the year. If you have questions or ideas, please be in touch with Walt Friday, Stewardship Chair