NEWS & Notes

NEWS & Notes

News & Notes

Written by Barb Kilbourne - Office Manager

News and Notes for November 26, 2017 

Wednesday Night Light Starts this Wednesday!
Join us for Wednesday Night Light on Nov. 29, Dec. 6, 13 and 20. We'll have soup available from 5:15-6:00 pm, devotion and song from 6:00-6:15 and a mission project from 6:15-7:00 pm. We'll be supporting several organizations with our hands-on mission projects. Stop by the bulletin board (next to security desk) to see our projects. This is a new multi-generational event and is designed for all ages!

Advent Celebration - Dec. 3
Join us on Sunday, Dec. 3 as we gather to celebrate the beginning of Advent!  We'll gather for a potluck lunch from 12:15 - 1:00pm. Then from 1:00-3:00pm we will be  decorating the church and making a few ornaments to take home. All ages are invited to join in this special time together as we prepare for Advent.  Stop by the bulletin board (next to security desk) to see the ornaments. 

Senior Christmas Luncheon
All Calvary Seniors 55 and better: be sure to mark your calendars for Wed., Dec. 13 from 12-1:30 for the Annual Senior Christmas Luncheon, provided by Heartfriends.  You will enjoy a delicious meal, delightful entertainment, and warm fellowship.  There is no charge for this luncheon.  You won’t want to miss this festive and delicious event, so please RSVP by Dec. 6 to the front office at 599-7250, or you may sign up on the sheet in the office.  Office hours are 9-1:00 Mon.-Thurs.  If you need transportation, please let us know. Questions? Contact Joy Hoffman at

Annual Candles, Carols, and Conversation
The annual Candles, Carols, and Conversation event sponsored by UMW will be held on Monday, December 4th at 6:00 p.m. in Friendship Hall.  A soup supper will be served.    Bring a canned vegetable for the stone soup supper and a canned vegetable or nonperishable item for Mercy’s Gate.   Bring one item or support all of the following mission groups: a new pair of pajamas to help support Operation PJ;  men’s and women’s socks for the local homeless  -  S.E.T. clinic;   cash or check to support UMCOR Undesignated.  Tickets for our beautiful Christmas quilt will be available.  There will be no live auction this year.  For more information, contact Debbie Smith at 598-4336.

Christmas Caroling
Our annual Christmas Caroling party will be on Friday, December 15. Be at the church by 6:00 to divide into groups and get your list of stops. If you have questions, or to RSVP, contact Joy Hoffman at 719-339-0449 or Further details are in the December Message.

New Photo Directory is Coming!
The new Photo Directory will be available on Dec 3 and Dec 10 between services and after the 11:00. Your $5 donation will cover the production costs. 

"The Message” Available Today
Stop by the usher tables to pick up your copy of the December issue of “The Message”.  Email  January news articles to David Erickson by December 15 at deericks@comcast.

Giving Tree Returns
The Trustees have updated the Giving Tree board and will display it in the Fireside Area the next few weeks.  You'll find several new leaves which list options for giving in addition to your annual pledge.  Carpeting for rooms 30, 33, and the Chapel, re-fitting kits for the 4 pole-mounted security lights in the parking lot, additional security cameras for the upstairs halls, and fire logs are some of the current needs.  If you are able to support all or part of a particular project, please pick the leaf and bring it to the office with your donation.  Thanks in advance for helping the Trustees maintain the building and property.

OWLS Cookie Exchange
Would you like to have a variety of cookies this holiday season without baking them all yourself? Join the Older Wiser Loving Senior Singles (OWLs) for a Christmas Cookie Exchange on December 11 at 10am at Calvary. Please bring 2 dozen cookies to exchange and if they are homemade bring a copy of the recipe. Call Marge Parrott at 417-350-6654 or email Lenee’ Erickson at if you are planning on attending or would like more information. 

OWLS Christmas Light Viewing 
Don't miss out on this holiday tradition. Come view the local neighborhood Christmas lights with the Older Wiser Loving Senior Singles (OWLs) on December 18 at 5:30pm.  We will meet at the church, divide into groups, view the lights and return to the church for cookies and hot chocolate in the Fireside Area. Please call/email Dorothy Kelly at 598-3455/ if you would like to join the outing or have questions. Also, let her know if you would be willing  to drive and how many passengers you can take.

Roofing Contractor Mishap
Calvary has a contractor, Trafton Roofing, working on the Centrum roof.  The work involves tearing out defective roofing over the Choir room and room 204, building the surface back up so it drains properly, then adding a special white silicone sealer called GacoFlex.  Several days ago while using a conveyor belt to move the 5 gallon cans of silicone ($350/each) up to the roof, one of the cans fell off and splattered in our south parking lot.  The bad news is that the contractor has been unable to adequately clean the affected area.  The good news is that the silicone is really tough, durable material, and should provide an excellent coating to the Centrum roof.  Additionally, Trafton Roofing has promised to pay for appropriate repairs to the parking lot when the weather warms next spring.
Sunday, November 26
8:30    Contemporary Service
9:45    Sunday School for All Ages
11:00  Traditional Service
4:00    Disciple III
5:30    Twelve on a Journey
Monday, November 27
6:30    Adults with Aging Parents Caregivers
6:30    Church Council
Tuesday, November 28
9:30    Crafty Ladies
5:00    Calvary Children’s Literacy Center
7:00    Al-Anon
7:00    Boy Scouts
Wednesday, November 29
5:15    Wednesday Night Light
5:30    Women’s Cancer Support Group
6:00    Praise Team Rehearsal
Thursday, November 30
5:00    Calvary Children’s Literacy Center
5:30    Bible Journaling
6:30    First Place 4 Health
6:30    Chancel Choir Rehearsal
Friday, December 1
9:30    Calvary Squares
10:00  Disciple IV
Saturday, December 2
9:00    Saturday Morning Life Group
11:00  Sandy Patterson Memorial Service
2:00    Security Meeting
Sunday, December 3
8:30    Contemporary Service
9:45    Sunday School for All Ages
11:00  Traditional Service
12:15  Advent Celebration
4:00    Disciple III
5:30    Twelve on a Journey