NEWS & Notes

NEWS & Notes

News & Notes

Written by Barb Kilbourne - Office Manager

News and Notes for July 31, 2017 

Summer Hours
Unless there is a scheduled event, Calvary will be closed on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays after church 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. 

Summer Worship Schedule
One Service at 9am
June 18—August 13
“Growing our Faith”

Come Borrow a Book!
Your Church Library is open, following the same summer hours as the building....lots of fiction for those lazy afternoons on the patio or by the pool.....  the Library Committee

Wednesday Lunch This Week
It’s Game Day!  You are invited to join us for our Wednesday lunch on August 2nd at 11:30am followed by table games. We’ll have dominoes and cards available so feel free to bring your favorite game with you!  We’re all having a great time at our Wednesday lunches and hope you will join us this week!

Thanks to Volunteer Landscape Helpers
Thanks to all the volunteers who have been pitching in to keep our grounds looking so awesome! Randy and Maren Corlis have cleaned up clippings, Tom and Gail Brandon have been clipping shrubs, and some unknown helper has been "controlling" weeds.  The Day Lillies and Russian Sage are glorious - thank you Kipp Shrack for your inspirational design and annual trimming.

Batter Up!! 
Today is your last chance to buy tickets for the Sky Sox game on August 11th on sale in the Fireside Area before and after the service.  Cost of the tickets is $9.00, cash or check (exact change would be appreciated).  Join us for a tailgate potluck prior to the game (at 5:00 p.m.), singing the National Anthem before the game, and fireworks after the game.

Thank You to Our Generous Donors!
Thank you to the very generous donors who gave us funds to purchase a new coffee maker!  It’s digital and very high tech yet simple to use.  We so appreciate your generosity!

Two More Weeks Until Family Promise!!!!!
Thank you sincerely, to everyone who has stepped up to “get out of their comfort zone” and help with our Family Promise Week, August 6-12. We still have a couple of nights to fill with overnight hosts and we are short one dinner night.    If you can help with either of these needs, please stop by the Family Promise table in the Fireside Area this morning.

Loose Change Offering
Last week’s loose change offering raised $527.30 for Mercy’s Gate. Thank you from the Outreach Committee for supporting Mercy's Gate with your donation that will provide services to our neighbors in crisis.  

 Sign Up to Help with Calvary Fun Day!
Welcoming and Inviting Committee is organizing the annual Calvary Fun Day/Block Party to be held August 26 from 11:00 to 3:00. Please sign up to help on the bulletin board in the Fireside Area. Mark your calendars now so you don’t miss this day with free food, a bouncy house, games, prizes, a cakewalk, face painting, live music, and a special appearance by Sox the Fox.  Bring your families, friends, and neighbors and join us!

NAMI Session Being Offered at Calvary
NAMI Colorado Springs, the local organization of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, will offer its NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program this fall, beginning August 23, 2017. It will be held on Wednesdays from 6:00-8:30pm here at Calvary. NAMI Family-to-Family is a free, 12-session education program for family, partners, friends and significant others of adults living with mental illness. The course is designed to help all family members understand and support their loved one living with mental illness, while maintaining their own well-being. The course includes information on illnesses such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression and other mental health conditions. Thousands of families describe the program as life-changing. The program is taught by trained teachers who are also family members and know what it is like to have a loved one living with mental illness. Pick up a flyer on the usher tables for more information and to sign up.

Thank You From Trustees
Thank you to Mike Eisenman for doing some electrical work for us!  We appreciate your help and expertise!

Asphalt Work Scheduled to be Done
Trustees has scheduled to have the asphalt done August 10th and 11th as well as August 31-September 3.  This will involve blocking off our normal entrance, so you’ll need to drive around and come in the other side.  Thank you for your patience while we complete this much needed maintenance to our parking lot. Thank you!

Sunday, July 30th
9: 00   Summer Worship Service
          (Shay Batte, Preaching)
10:15  Sunday School Classes
*Church Closed After Sunday School*
Monday, July 31st
*No Scheduled Activities*
Tuesday, August 1st
9:30    Crafty Ladies
6:30    SPRC
7:00    Boy Scouts
7:00    Al-Anon
Wednesday, August 2nd
10:00  Preschool Board Meeting
11:30  Wednesday Lunch
6:00    Stephen Ministry
Thursday, August 3rd
10:00  Ella Belle Watts Celebration of Life and Luncheon
2:00    UMW Mission Team         
6:30    First Place 4 Health
Friday, August 4th
*Church Closed*
Saturday, August 5th
7:30    Calvary Men’s Breakfast
*Church Closed*
Sunday, August 6th
9: 00   Summer Worship Service
          (Rev. David Amrie, Preaching)
10:15  Sunday School Classes
10:15  Calvary Prayer Shawls Group
5:00    Family Promise Arrives
*Church Closed After Sunday School*