NEWS & Notes

NEWS & Notes

News & Notes

Written by Barb Kilbourne - Office Manager

News and Notes for March 24, 2019

The Gathering Worship Service
Wednesdays in Lent
March 27; April 3, 10, 17
Community Meal @ 6:00 p.m.
The Gathering @ 7:00 p.m.
Preaching by Shay Batte & Others
Music by Ed Melendez & the Praise Team
Information from Courageous Conversations
Materials distributed during the Courageous Conversations held the week of March 10 are available on the cube in the Centrum by the water feature.  Please take as many of everything as you can use or give away.  We will make more copies as needed. We are particularly interested in reading your responses to the “Questions for Our Way Forward” and “A Penny for Your Thoughts.”  If you haven’t already done so, please write your responses and put them in the box or return them to the church office. Rev. David

Voices Study Continues
John the Beloved will be our focus this week for our Lenten study on either Tuesday the 26th  from 6:30-8:00pm or Wednesday the 27th from 10:00-11:30am.  Join us for this insightful look at the Last Words of Christ. No RSVP needed.

Health and Wellness Luncheon
Please join Health and Wellness for a potluck lunch after the 2nd service on March 31st. Calvary’s Parish Nurse Carol Zielomski RN NP, will be presenting the “FIVE WISHES” program. This program allows each of us the opportunity to write down what we want our loved ones to know regarding medical wishes along with our emotional, personal and spiritual wishes.

Join the Chicago Mission Team
"Here I am, Lord.  I will go if you lead me."  Has this ever been your prayer?  The planning has begun for another mission trip to Chicago.  You are invited to join the gathering group April 22, at 4 pm, in Room 34 to be a part of the new plans.  The trip dates are May 31 - June 9. Remember to save your travel size toiletries and women's white socks for our seniors and homeless women. The omelet bar is coming - April 28.  Bring your appetites and enjoy a  yummy breakfast.

Older Wiser Loving Senior Single (OWLS) March Activities
Today we will be going to lunch at LongHorn Steakhouse after church at 12:30 pm.  Gather at the front door of the church after the second service if you would like to carpool.

Mission Outreach Offering
This Sunday’s Mission Outreach Offering will be dedicated to the Chicago Mission Trip.  Our team will leave on their 22nd trip to bring Christ’s love to the Church without Walls led by Rev. Frank Ward that ministers to the homeless and underprivileged in the inner city of Chicago.  For more information, visit with Meredith Sage or Debbie Witherspoon. Thank you for your generous support with your prayers and offerings.  Blessings from CUMC Mission Team.

Monday Morning Study Group
The Monday Morning Study Group will begin a new study March 18th at 10:00 in the chapel. Saving Jesus Redux is the video study which will help us sift through the competing claims as to who Jesus was and what his teachings mean for today. These claims have left many simply throwing up their hands in frustration. It almost seems that Jesus has been kidnapped by the Christian Right and discarded by the Secular Left. Can he be “shaved”? Should he be? As we embark on the task of wrestling with these questions, we will find that history, theology, and the latest scholarship have much to say about who Jesus was. In the course of our time together, we’ll discover how we might live our lives in ways that contribute to “Saving Jesus” for the 21st Century. We welcome everyone to join us.

Get Your Breakfast Burritos Today
Breakfast Burritos are back!   We can celebrate Spring with a burrito in hand.  Proceeds go to HIAS, the Hebrew Immigrant Assistance Society, which helps resettle refugees in our country.  Originally these refugees were mostly Jewish, but times have changed.  Please come and enjoy a burrito (sausage or vegetarian) and support this worthy cause.

Help Wanted!
We are looking for a co-coordinator for Calvary’s Family Promise (IHN) ministry. Two weeks per year Calvary hosts families and you would be helping to organize volunteers and set up for the week. If you can help, please contact Miriah Eisenman at (757)354-0283 or email

Slide Ministry at Calvary UMC
We are grateful for the persons who responded to our previous appeal for volunteers for our slide ministry at Calvary UMC.  However, we still have some openings on our regular calendar of volunteers, so there must still be others of us who could be available to do this, too.  Training is available.  Life schedules are cheerfully accommodated.  Blessings from being able to offer quality worship is guaranteed. Contact Rev. David Amrie (599-7250 / to volunteer.

Pick Up a Copy of the April “Message”
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 April 15.
Sunday, March 24
Burrito Sunday
8:30    Contemporary Service
9:45    Sunday School for All Ages
11:00  Traditional Service
12:15  Medical Team Meeting
4:00    Disciple IV
4:00    Youth Group
5:30    Twelve on a Journey
Monday, March 25
10:00  Monday Morning Study Group
1:30    Beth Moore Bible Study
6:30    Adults with Aging Parents Caregivers
Tuesday, March 26
9:30    Crafty Ladies
3:00    Heartfriends
4:30    Church Council
6:30    Lenten Study
7:00    Al-Anon
7:00    Boy Scouts
Wednesday, March 27
10:00  Lenten Study
10:00  Jeanette and Friends Sewing Bee
5:30    Women’s Cancer Support Group
6:00    NAMI
6:00    Calvary Book Group
6:00    Stephen Ministry
6:00    Praise Team Rehearsal
6:00    Community Meal
7:00    The Gathering  Worship Service
7:00    UMW Book Club
Thursday, March 28
1:15    Wig Making for Cancer Kids
5:30    Bible Journaling
6:30    Chancel Choir Rehearsal
6:30    First Place 4 Health
Friday, March 29
10:00  Jesus in the Gospels
Saturday, March 30
No Scheduled Activities 
Sunday, March 31
8:30    Contemporary Service
9:45    Sunday School for All Ages
11:00  Traditional Service
12:15  Health and Wellness Potluck
4:00    Disciple IV
5:30    Twelve on a Journey