NEWS & Notes

NEWS & Notes

News & Notes

Written by Barb Kilbourne - Office Manager

March 15, 2020

March 18, 25; April 1
The Gathering
Community Meal @ 6:00 p.m.
Worship @ 7:00 p.m.
Shay Batte preaching
Ed Melendez leading music
 
Burritos Available Today
Stop by the Fireside Area for a burrito made by the youth.  Proceeds will go to the Youth Mission Trip.
 
Ice  Machine Hygiene
For your own health and in consideration of others, please use the ice scoops provided to get ice from the church freezer ice bins.  Stay healthy!
 
Planning a Meeting at Calvary?
If you or your group are planning a meeting or event at Calvary, please notify Barb in the office at least one week prior so she can calendar it. This allows us to get the temperature set as well as notify the staff of your plans. Thank you!  Calvary office is open Monday-Thursday 9am to 1pm.  Please try to do your “business” at Calvary during this time. Thank you.
 
3rd Sunday Intergenerational Faith Formation Event
Join us today for our monthly intergenerational event!  We’ll meet in the Centrum from 9:45-10:45am as we focus on the season of Lent.  Everyone of every age is invited to come as we explore some Lenten practices. There will be something for everyone! 
 
Communications Design Team
As a church, we communicate (or miscommunicate) to visitors and the community in many ways.  Please consider joining a working group to examine how Calvary communicates, both visually and electronically, and how we can do better.  We are looking for artists and engineers, dreamers and critics.  Please contact Dorothy Horton or Rev. David if you are interested.
 
The Grace of Les Miserables – Lenten Study
Our Lenten study continues this week on Tuesday, 6:30pm and Wednesday, 10am. Choose the time that fits your schedule.  We continue to wrestle with grace, justice, poverty, love, justice and hope.  We look forward to having  you join us!
 
Help Decorate  the Centrum
We would like to decorate the centrum on Easter with  beautiful Lillies again this year.  If you wish to contribute, please bring the  Lillies to the fireside area Palm Sunday before or between the 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. services.  If you wish to recognize someone or a celebration, In Memory Of; In Honor Of; or In Celebration Of  cards will be available to attach to the plants.  Please label the Lillies with your name on the bottom of the pot.  A contributor list will be published in the  Easter service programs. You may pick up your plants after the 11:00 a.m. service on  Easter Sunday, April 12. Please contact  Shirley Drent,  719-460-9435 if you have any questions.
  
Visiting Worship Team for Today is Cancelled
While there are no flu/virus symptoms from any Pikes Peak Care residents, they have implemented a NO VISITOR policy until further notice in order to protect them. The next worship visits are scheduled for Sunday April 19 and we will confirm worship plans with the staff before then.
 
Vision Board Workshop – March 22
Have you had the opportunity to do a vision board?  Well, this is your chance!  Vision boards are a collection of images, notes, quotes (really whatever speaks to you) that are attached to a board and placed where you see it every day. The vision board is YOU, your dreams, your accomplishments, it’s the best of who you are, affirmations or meaningful quotes. It is a blank slate to make it your own.   Join us as we make our own individual vision boards on Sunday, March 22, 12noon – 2:30 pm.  What to bring:  appetizer to share for lunch, any items you have that you would like to add to your board.  There will be many magazines to use along with various other items.  All supplies needed to complete your board (canvas board, paint, brushes, mod podge) will be provided for a suggested donation of $8.  Please do not let the cost stop you from coming – just talk with Nani Arning.   Feel free to pick up a flyer today and share with others who may be interested.  For planning purposes, please sign up at the table in the Fireside area or email Faith_Formation@calvary-umc.org by March 19.
 
Monday Morning Study Group
Scholar Phillis Tickle claims that every five hundred years or so the church holds a massive rummage sale. These are the times when it becomes necessary to go through all the theological and ecclesiastical baggage that we have been carrying with us over the years, and do the hard work of sorting out what we need to let go of, what we intend to keep, and what we need to make room for. The last big rummage sale was the Protestant Reformation when it became possible to take the Bible out of the hands and dominion of the priesthood and entrust it to the laity. Thus, the church has always been evolving in response to shifting life conditions. The Monday Morning Study Group will be looking at our evolving faith as we gather at 10:00 in the Chapel. Join us as each class session is self-contained and full of good discussion.
 
Join the Chicago Mission Trip
"Here I am Lord.  I will go if you lead me."  Is this your New Year's resolution for 2020? The planning has begun for another mission trip to Chicago.  You are invited to join the gathering group March 30, at 3 pm, to be a part of the new plans.  The trip dates are June 5 - June 14.  Remember to save your travel size toiletries and women's white socks for our seniors and homeless women.  The omelet bar is coming - April 26.  Save the date.
 
OWLS March Events
March 22 (Sunday) – Lunch at the Cracker Barrel after church at 12:30 pm. The Cracker Barrel is located at 8355 Razorback Rd., Colorado Springs, CO 80920, (719) 260-7721. Gather at the front door of the church after the second service if you would like to carpool. Please call Marge Parrott at 417-350-6654 or email Lenee' Erickson at lderickson4@comcast.net by March 15 if you would like to join the outing or have questions. We will be making reservations, so we appreciate your RSVP.
 
 CALENDAR
 
Sunday, March 15
Youth Burrito Fundraiser     
8:30     Contemporary Service     
9:45     Blood Pressure Checks
9:45     Sunday School for all ages
11:00   Traditional Service
12:15   Calvary Prayer Shawls Group
5:30     Twelve on a Journey
 
Monday, March 16
10:00   Monday Morning Study Group
6:15     Girl Scouts
 
Tuesday, March 17
9:30     Calvary Widowers
9:30     Elizabeth Circle
4:30     Finance Committee
5:00     Calvary Children’s Literacy Center
6:00     Calvary Book Group
6:30     The Grace of Les Miserables Lenten Study
7:00     Al-Anon
7:00     Scouts BSA
 
Wednesday, March 18      
10:00   The Grace of Les Miserables Lenten Study
4:00     Gamer’s Night Out
6:00     Praise Team Rehearsal
6:00     Community Meal
6:00     Stephen Ministry
7:00     The Gathering
           
Thursday, March 19
5:00     Calvary Children’s Literacy Center
5:30     Bible Journaling
6:30     First Place 4 Health
6:30     Chancel Choir Rehearsal
  
Friday, March 20
10:00   Disciple I
 
Saturday, March 21
7:30     Calvary Men’s Breakfast
9:30     Saturday Morning Life Group
           
Sunday, March 22
8:30     Contemporary Service     
9:45     Health and Wellness Meeting
9:45     Sunday School for all ages
11:00   Traditional Service
12:00   Vision Board Class
5:30     Twelve on a Journey