NEWS & Notes

NEWS & Notes

News & Notes

Written by Barb Kilbourne - Office Manager

News and Notes for May 28, 2017 

Summer Hours
Calvary will be closed on Monday, May 29 in observance of Memorial Day. Unless there is a scheduled event, Calvary will be closed on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays after church starting May 26 until September 3rd.   If you’d like to schedule an event on the weekends, please see Barb in the office.  Thank you.

Also, since Preschool is no longer in session and security is not here, the doors will be locked and you will need to ring the bell to the left of the doors in order to get in.  The church office will be open it’s normal schedule of Monday – Thursday 9am to 1pm.  Please remember these hours when you have “business” to do in the church.  Again, thank you. 

Seeking a Praise & Worship Director and  Accompanist
Do you know our next Praise & Worship Director?  We are looking for a new director, and if you are interested or know someone who might be, please contact Dorothy Horton (598-1394) of the Staff-Parish Relations Committee for more information.  We are also looking for a new accompanist.

Thank You From Carol Royse
Thank you for the beautiful cards and expressions of sympathy following the death of my father, Dwight Wenger.  Calvary was a huge part of Dwight's life.  He loved God, his family, and his church.  He is missed, but we know he is with God.

Sign up for VBS Hero Central!
Deadline to sign up is June 12th for Vacation Bible School happening June 19-22, 9:00 -11:30 am.  Hero Central! Discovering your strength in God is our theme.  We will discover and experience the characteristics of God’s heroes through music, science, crafts, recreation and Bible Stories!  Register on our website at, pick up a registration form, or call Nani Arning at 599-7250 x157 or email  her at

Paperchain Making
Stop by the Fireside Area where everything is ready for you to join us to make decorations for Vacation Bible School.  Thank you for your continued support of VBS!

Join Us for Wednesday Lunch
On the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of June, July and August from 11:30am to 1:00pm we will be having a time for fellowship, conversation and program served with a light lunch (donations accepted).  Mark your calendar for our June gatherings. On June 7 will have fellowship and guided conversation and on June 21, Ann Lantz  from Ecumenical Social Ministries will speak.  For more information contact Nani Arning  (599-7250 x 157) or Dorothy Horton (598-1394).  No reservations are  needed.  We look forward to seeing you!

Loose Change Offering
This Sunday's loose change offering will be dedicated to the Rocky Mountain Annual Conference Bridge of Love offering.  This year the Bridge of Love will be distributed  to organized efforts to relieve world hunger.  Thank you for your generous offering to this gift of love. Outreach Committee

What Should We Say?
Have you ever come in contact with people who are without a home?  Do you wonder what you should say to them, other than telling them where they might go for help?   Because Calvary participates in a program (Family Promise, formerly IHN) to house families with children “in transition” for a couple of weeks each year, we thought it might be helpful to host a roundtable discussion/workshop, on how to have better conversations with these families, who are, for lack of a better term, “homeless”, temporarily.  What to say, what not to say.   This workshop will take place on Sunday, June 4, 12:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.   Lunch will be provided (pizza & salad & cookies).   It will be hosted by Luke Cammak, Congregational Care Manager for Family Promise.   We would love not only to have anyone who volunteers or has volunteered with IHN in the past as well as anyone in the congregation with an interest.   So that we know how much food to prepare, please either sign up this Sunday in the Fireside area, in the church office (9am—1pm Monday through Thursday), or call Ellen Hanawalt at 719-433-3876.
We are hosting Family Promise families the weeks of June 11 and August 6 this year.   We are now signing up people for overnight hosts for the week of June 11.   If you are willing to help, or would like more information on what that involves, please contact Marsha Magnone at 719-209-4229.
Need a Great Preschool?
Calvary Preschool is currently enrolling for the 2017-18 school year, and we’d love for your little one to join in all the fun!  We have space available for children ages 2-5 years.  While we have a wide variety of class options, some are already full!  Please visit our website for complete information or to enroll!  You can also call the office at 719-599-KIDS to schedule a tour or get more information.
UMW Flea Market -- Save the Date!!!
When:             Saturday, June 10, 2017
Where:            Calvary UMC Parking lot
Time:               8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 
All proceeds go to Arianna Pedersen and the Colorado Springs Nursing Students, Int’l for their Guatemalan Nursing Trip in October.
Freshly made baked goods and lunch options will be available for purchase. Cleaning your attic, closets, garage, etc.? Reserve a space for $15.00 and sell your items or you may donate them to the UMW table and we will sell them to support Arianna Pedersen and the rest of the nursing students. For more information or reservations, contact Debbie Smith, 598-4336 or 
Sunday, May 28
8:30    Praise and Worship Service
9:45    Blood Pressure Checks
9:45    Sunday School for All Ages
11:00  Traditional Service
*Church Closed after Services*         
Monday, May 29 Memorial Day
*Church Closed*

Tuesday, May 30
9:30    Crafty Ladies
7:00    Al-Anon
7:00    Boy Scouts
Wednesday, May 31
No Scheduled Activities
Thursday, June 1
12:00  UMW Mission Team
6:30    First Place 4 Health
Friday, June 2
No Scheduled Activities (Church Closed)
Saturday, June 3
7:30    Calvary Men’s Breakfast
9:00    Saturday Morning Life Group
10:00  Active Shooters Training
Sunday, June 4
8:30    Praise and Worship Service
9:45    Sunday School for All Ages
11:00  Traditional Service
12:15  Prayer Shawl Group
12:30  Family Promise Workshop
*Church Closed after Workshop*