August & September Events

Blessing of Backpacks - August 26

This will be a special service as we blessing the school backpacks and pray for students and teachers as they begin the school year.

Pet Blessing - September 2

Pets are a very important part of our families and bring us great joy.  Again this year, Calvary will be holding the blessing of the animals service on September 2, 2018 at 8:30 a.m. in the Steere outdoor worship  area.   This worship service is a celebration of the gift of our pets and also a time to hear again our call to care for the pets in our lives and all of God's creation.   

This year, we will be raising up the work of individuals and groups in our church and community who seek to care for and provide for animals.  Please join us on September 2nd and consider inviting a friend or neighbor.  We have learned that our outdoor services are a great evangelism tool.  Let's share the good news and let's others find joy in what we have together in Christ.   

Fall Kickoff/Cookout - September 9

We hope that everyone will look to this date as a time to get reconnected with church family and ready for the great journey of faith and service this fall at Calvary. This is the Sunday when Sunday School resumes for all ages at 10:00 a.m.  A congregational cookout will be held following the 11:00 a.m. service.  

Our youth and music groups for youth and children resume on this Sunday as well. Please plan to join us and think about who you might bring as a guest.   Calvary has so much to be grateful for as a congregation. Let's share the good news with those who need a church to call home.  

Homecoming - September 23


Calvary Homecoming

September 23

Join Us for Worship at 10:00

A celebration of memories past, and a celebration of new beginnings. Loved ones are anxious to return home to visit their old church and to fellowship with friends and family. Homecoming is also a time for those who have joined other churches in the area, who want to come back for the celebration, see old friends, family members, and to meet new people who have joined the church. Please invite your family, friends and any former members for this special day.

We welcome back as our guest preacher for the day, Pastor Bill Milholland. Pastor Bill served at Calvary from 2003-2010. He currently serves as Pastor at Lutheran Church of Reconciliation in Wilmington.

9:00 a.m. Sunday School for all ages

10:00 a.m. Combined Worship Service

~11:15 a.m. Pot-Luck Lunch

Invite your family, friends and former members 

to join us for this special day!

Blood Drive - September 30

Give the gift of life-Donate Blood.  Calvary partnering with Community Blood Center of the Carolinas will be hosting a blood drive  at Calvary.

Financial Peace University

Financial Peace University at Calvary 

on Monday evenings starting 

September 10th at 7:00pm. 

Financial Peace University is a nine-lesson, money-management class taught by one of America's most trusted financial gurus, Dave Ramsey. Dave and his teaching team will walk you through the basics of budgeting, dumping debt, planning for the future, and much more. The best way to jump-start your financial journey and to see the most significant life-change is to join a local group and experience the class with other people. 

Classes typically meet for 90 minutes once a week for nine weeks and are led by a volunteer coordinator. Calvary members, Keith and Gerry Gehl and Marc and Laurel Gregory will be coordinators for Calvary’s class. The accountability and motivation you receive from discussing the lessons and meeting with people face-to-face is the key to changing your life! 

The cost of the class is $109 per household and will meet in the screen end of the fellowship hall. If you have taken the class before, you can attend for free. To sign up, please be in touch with Gerry Gehl at