A Letter to Mr. Overflow Seating

Dear Overflow, I am very glad you are a part of our church at this moment in time. Your presence means that more people can attend our services, hear the sermons, participate in corporate worship, and enjoy fellowship with other believers. We would not minister to as many people or have as many opportunities for service without you. Our members …

Children’s Bible Verse Memorization Program

If you are a parent of a 1st-6th grader, this information is especially for you.  One of our desires at Calvary is for our children to hide God’s Word in their hearts so that they might not sin against God.  This was previously done at Calvary during Calvary Kids.  Since the kids no longer meet on Wednesday nights at church …

Malachi Series

This Sunday we will be starting a sermon series through the book of Malachi, the last book of the Old Testament.  Unlike many of the prophets who ministered during times of social and political upheaval, Malachi’s prophecy came during a relatively uneventful period in the history of Israel.  The exiles had returned from Babylon; the walls of Jerusalem had been repaired, …

Elder Evaluation Process

1 Timothy 3:1 says, “If anyone aspires to the office of overseer (or elder), he desires a noble task” (cf. Tit 1:5).  As many of you in our church family know, over the last several years the Lord has been steadily cultivating this “noble” desire in the heart of one of our members, Jason Boe.  We praise God for this work …

The New Holocaust

Pop quiz: What infamous racist once said, “We are failing to segregate morons who are increasing and multiplying . . . a dead weight of human waste . . . an ever-increasing spawning class of human beings who never should have been born at all.” Did you say Adolf Hitler? If so, you are incorrect.  The correct answer is…Margaret Sanger, …

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A Call for Commitment

The commitments listed below may involve some sacrifice—especial not eating a meal! Come on, who thought of that one?! Oh wait … I put that in there and it’s in the Bible. But these commitments push us to seek God’s will in our lives and in the life of our church. I don’t know about you—yet based on 1 Corinthians …

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In Memory of Kurt Gall

This past week our church family bid a temporary goodbye to a deeply loved man and one of its longest-standing members in Kurt Gall. Though not everyone had the blessing of knowing Kurt well, those who knew him even a little surely felt as though they’d known him for years. Newer members of the Calvary family may be unaware of …

Gracious Host

Isn’t it kind of God to intertwine our Community Group study and the Community Cookout?  Check this out: 1 Peter 4:8-11 says, “Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.  Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling.  Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in …

Heating and Cooling Project

In our Members Meeting this past Sunday we discussed a new project that we as a church body will be undertaking together in the next several weeks.  As many of you know the heating and cooling system that covers our auditorium is no longer working properly.  In fact, the furnaces that heat this area of our building are completely unusable.  What that …

Community Cookout

The back-to-school displays are popping up in every store, the grass is being cut less frequently, and your sweaters are starting to call your name from the closet.  However, don’t put summer out of your mind just yet because we still have one more cookout to enjoy.  That’s right, the 6th annual Community Cookout is taking place on Sunday, August 25th.  Some of you have …