NEWS & Notes

NEWS & Notes

News & Notes

Written by Barb Kilbourne - Office Manager

News and Notes for March 26, 2017 

Sign Up Today for Calvary Supper Club
Today is the last day to sign up for the 2017 Calvary Supper Club. Participants meet four times between April and November, with a different group each time. You can sign up as a couple, as two singles who always want to be together, or as a single. Couples will host a group (4 couples + 1 single) one time during the year and will facilitate the planning for that 2-month period. The host provides the main dish, and others bring side dishes to complete the meal. This is a great way to get better acquainted with folks from both services, and it supports the great Methodist potluck tradition! Sign up by contacting Joy Hoffman at 719-339-0449 or today! Additional information can be found on the yellow half-sheets located on the usher tables.

Lilies for the Centrum
The worship committee would like to decorate the Centrum with Easter lilies on Easter Sunday.  We are asking our Calvary family to bring in Easter lilies on Palm Sunday, April 9, in memory of, in honor of or in celebration of someone.  There will be a table set-up in the Fireside Area to collect the lilies. Each plant will display the information provided.  Please label your plants on the bottom with your name and you may pick up your plants after Easter Sunday.  If you would rather donate your plant, the worship committee will distribute the plants after Easter to various hospitals and retirement homes. Please contact Shirley Drent at 599-3052 or 554-8532 with any questions.

Hero Central is coming!
Mark your calendar and share the news that Vacation Bible School 2017 is happening June 19-22 from 9:00-11:30am.  Hero Central! Discovering your strength in God is our theme. Our hero verse for the week is Psalm 34:14b; “Do Good! Seek peace and go after it!”  We’ll be keeping this verse in mind as we discover and experience the characteristics of God’s heroes through music, science, crafts, recreation and Bible stories!  There are still plenty of ways you can be a part of this week so be on the lookout for those opportunities or give Nani a call (599-7250) or email to find out more!

“The Message” Available Today
Stop by the usher tables to pick up your copy of the April issue of “The Message”.  Email  May news articles to David Erickson at by May 15.

Walk To Jerusalem
We only have 2,130 miles left before we get to Jerusalem and four weeks to go.  Thanks to all who continue walking and it’s not too late to join in as we finish the dash!  In the Devotions and Questions to Ponder these past few weeks we have been looking at “visitors along the road” and “who is my neighbor?” which seem so appropriate in our modern everyday world.  Keep on walking.

Loose Change Offering
Today’s loose change offering will be dedicated to UMCOR Sunday (Formerly known as the ONE GREAT HOUR OF SHARING).  UMCOR is a good steward of God’s gifts.  Our gifts to the UMCOR Sunday offering are a tangible expression of God’s love for people who suffer.  Please join the Outreach Committee in this special offering. Thank you for your continued support. 

Prime Timers Luncheon
Prime Timers will hold their monthly meeting on Wednesday, April 12th, at 11:30am.  For only $4.00, you can feast on chicken with rice, tossed salad, and sherbet with cookies.  We are very pleased to have one of our regular guests, Scott Schnell, sharing information about wood carving.  He is entertaining us with a live demonstration!  It is a program you will not want to miss!  Please call the church office if you do not receive a call so we can get an accurate account of the guests.  Please continue to invite your friends to join us! 

Save Your Box Tops and Campbell’s Labels
Please save Box Tops for Education and Campbell’s Labels for Education from your food packaging, and place them in the manila envelope on the bulletin board in the kitchen.  In February, 316 Box Tops and Labels were sent to McCurdy Ministries in Espanola, NM for school supplies.  A grateful thank you for your continued support.

Mark Your Calendar for All Church Work Day
The Trustees have scheduled an All Church Work Day for Saturday, May 13, from 8 am to noon.  We'll be spreading mulch on the Austin Bluffs Parkway side, picking up trash, sweeping the curbs, and doing a little trimming.  Please bring wheelbarrows, pitchforks, scoop shovels, push brooms, and rakes.

Health and Wellness Lunch and Learn
Health and Wellness Ministries is sponsoring Hank Eastland, a lawyer and member of Calvary UMC, who will speak about Advance Directives, including medical power of attorney and general power of attorney, on Sunday, April 23rd at 12:45PM.  Bring a dish to share and your questions for Hank.  The potluck will be held following the second service, before he speaks.  Come join us!

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 Monday, April 24, at 4:00pm.  We have  begun putting our plans together for a trip that you'll long remember.  The trip dates are June 20-29, 2017.  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.
Sunday, March 26
8:30    Praise and Worship Service
9:45    Blood Pressure Checks   
9:45    Sunday School for All Ages
11:00  Traditional Service
4:00    Disciple II    
5:30    Twelve on a Journey
Monday, March 27
6:30    Church Council
6:30    Adults with Aging Parents Caregivers
Tuesday, March 28
9:30    Crafty Ladies
3:00    Heartfriends
6:30    A Wise Woman Builds Book Group
7:00    Al-Anon
7:00    Boy Scouts
Wednesday, March 29
6:00    Praise and Worship Rehearsal
Thursday, March 30
6:30    Chancel Choir Rehearsal
6:30    First Place 4 Health
Friday, March 31
10:00  Disciple III
Saturday, April 1
7:30    Calvary Men’s Breakfast
9:00    Saturday Morning Life Group
Sunday, April 2
8:30    Praise and Worship Service
9:45    Health and Wellness Meeting  
9:45    Sunday School for All Ages
11:00  Traditional Service
12:15  Calvary Prayer Shawls Group
4:00    Youth Group
4:00    Disciple II    
5:30    Twelve on a Journey