NEWS & Notes

NEWS & Notes

News & Notes

Written by Barb Kilbourne - Office Manager

News and Notes for February 18, 2018

Calvary Will be Closed on Presidents’ Day Monday, Febr. 19
Health and Wellness Lunch and Learn
Join us today for a showing of the video “Voices Of Grief” after second service in the Friendship Hall.  A lite lunch will be served at 12:15pm before the video is shown. A guest speaker will lead the discussion and answer any questions.
OWLS Going to Lunch
The Older Wiser Loving Single Seniors (OWLS) are planning lunch at Mi Mexico on February 25th after church at 12:30pm. The Mi Mexico restaurant is located at 3956 N. Academy Blvd. Gather at the front door of the church after the second service if you would like to carpool. Please call or email Jane Roberts at 574-3733 or by February 20th if you would like to join the outing or have questions. We will be making reservations, so we appreciate your RSVP.

What’s Up with the Buckets?
We’re about half way through our campaign to build 100 cleaning kits for UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief).  The cleaning kits will be used wherever they are needed after natural disasters.  Stop by the table in the Fireside Area on Sunday mornings to get a shopping list and a bucket.  We know not everyone will want to actually go shopping for the supplies.  Cash donations are also welcome, and we will do the shopping for you.  The youth are going to help pack the cleaning kits, so that will be a great help!  If you have any questions, please contact Debbie Smith (598-4336 or

Have You Been Wanting to Reach Out More in the Community?
The Calvary tutoring program needs you. We need more tutors. Can you give Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5pm - 6pm from now till May 3rd? Please  - we have kids waiting for help in reading.    For more information contact     Ann Heard at 331-3817 or   

Visiting Worship Teams are Next Sunday
Join us to take music, fellowship and communion to those who are unable to attend regular Sunday services.  Meet inside the east doors by the church office at 1:00pm.  Contact Debbie or Mike Witherspoon at 591-0963 for more information. Next visits: March 18, April 22 and May 20.

Thanks for Volunteers
Thanks to Mike Eisenman for wiring he recently installed over the south entry doors.  This was a requirement for a new door locking system which will be installed next Tuesday.  Also, a note of appreciation to Terry Waltrip for shoveling snow last weekend.  

Calvary has New Stovetops!
We now have new ceramic stovetop cooking appliances.  They were purchased from the memorial fund for Joan McCue.  She was a very active volunteer in Prime Timers and many other activities connected to the kitchen, and she wanted something to improve the kitchen.  So with the volunteer installer Mike Eisenman, they are now a real blessing for the church.  We thank Mike so much for his gift of time (7am to 6pm Saturday) and skills. These ceramic cooktops are very different from the electric coils that we had.  So we ask that when you use them, please read the information posted on the cabinet above the stovetops so that you do not damage them.  They must be cleaned with white vinegar and non-abrasive cloths or paper towels immediately after use or if something boils over. Again, we thank Joan McCue’s memorial fund and Joan herself for memories that make us smile, and also Mike for his generosity.

Join us for the Chicago Mission Trip
"Carry your candle, run to the darkness, seek out the lonely the tired, the worn. Hold your candle and go light your world."  This is your opportunity to do just that.  The planning is beginning for our mission trip to Chicago.   If you need a "jump start" in your spiritual journey, you are invited to the gathering group for our meeting on Tuesday, February 20, at 4:00pm.  We will begin putting our plans together for a trip that you'll long remember.  The trip dates are June 1 - 10, 2018. Mark your calendars. The "Trippers" hope to see you there.  For more information you can call Meredith Sage, 264-8262, or Debbie Witherspoon, 591-0963.

Mission Shaped Future and 2018 Annual Conference
This year at Annual Conference one of the big issues will be the vote to join the Rocky Mountain Conference with the Yellowstone Conference. We will be meeting together in Ogden, UT. In anticipation of this vote, the Mission Shaped Future team is asking for input or questions about this possibility/process. You may go to: and share your thoughts or questions.
Sunday, February 18
8:30    Contemporary Service
9:45    Blood Pressure Checks
9:45    Sunday School for All Ages
11:00  Traditional Service
12:00  Health and Wellness Luncheon
12:15  Calvary Prayer Shawl Group
2:00    Youth Play Rehearsal
4:00    Disciple III
4:00    Youth Group
5:30    Twelve on a Journey
Monday, February 19
Church Office Closed
1:30    Beth Moore Bible Study 
6:00    Play Rehearsal
Tuesday, February 20
9:00    Calvary Widowers
9:30    Elizabeth Circle
5:00    Calvary Children’s Literacy Center
6:00    Play Rehearsal
6:30    Naomi Circle
7:00    Boy Scouts
7:00    Al-Anon
Wednesday, February 21
6:00    Praise Team Rehearsal
6:00    Stephen Ministry
6:00    Calvary Book Group
6:30    Medical Training for Security Team
Thursday, February 22
5:00    Calvary Children’s Literacy Center
5:30    Bible Journaling
6:30    Chancel Choir Rehearsal
6:30    First Place 4 Health
Friday, February 23
10:00  Disciple IV
5:30    Women of Grace Movie Night
Saturday, February 24
No Scheduled Activities
Sunday, February 25                                 

8:00    Breakfast Burritos Available     
8:30    Contemporary Service
9:45    Sunday School for All Ages
11:00  Traditional Service
1:00    Visiting Worship Team
2:00    Youth Play Rehearsal
4:00    Disciple III
4:00    Youth Group
5:30    Twelve on a Journey