NEWS & Notes

NEWS & Notes

News & Notes

Written by Barb Kilbourne - Office Manager

News and Notes June 16, 2019

June 16 – August 14

Sunday Worship
June 16 – August 11
One Service @ 10:00 a.m.
Rev. David Amrie preaching
unless otherwise noted
Wednesday Worship
June 19 – August 14
Community Meal @ 6:00 p.m.
The Gathering @ 7:00 p.m.
Praise Team leading music
Shay Batte preaching


Native American Multimedia Night
The first Native American multimedia night is Friday, June 28th at 7pm in Friendship Hall. The documentary “Silent No Longer” will be shown.  The film is about the disappearance and murder of native American women due to isolation, poverty, violence, drugs/alcohol abuse and racism.  Dr. Linda Rogerson will present the film and be available to answer questions following the presentation.  Refreshments will be served.  Everyone over the age of 10 is welcome.  Come join us!

Thank You from the Family of James Beach
The family of James Beach would like to thank you very much for the cards, flowers, and the kind expressions of sympathy shown following his sad passing.  Your support at this difficult time was very much appreciated and of great comfort to all of the family.  Carolyn Beach & Family

Improve Your Memory
Gary Spuhler will be suggesting ideas for improving your memory by exercising your brain at Elizabeth Circle on Tuesday, June 18th at 9:30am, in the Fireside Area. Come join us. Refreshments will be served. If you have questions, call Judy Gearhart at 634-6997.

Ladies Night Out
Join us on Monday, June 17 (it is a different night this month!), 6:00 p.m.  as we go north to C & B Potts, 261 Kaycee Case Place (near Bass Pro Shops).   We look forward to another grand  time together! Please RSVP to 

Interfaith Hospitality Network Needs Your Help!
Family Promise (IHN) is being hosted by our church for two consecutive weeks this summer July 7-20 (and NOT in December!). Overnight hosts are needed as well as nightly dinner hosts. Overnight folks come by 8:00pm and leave by 7:00am after sleeping all night at the  church. Please sign up on the Faith Formation bulletin board or contact Marsha Magnone at if you can stay overnight and Miriah Eisenman at (757) 354-0283 or if you or your small group can provide dinner one or more evenings. It is such a blessing to these families with children to have a stable, safe place and food. Thank you for your help.
Church Council is seeking volunteers who want to help guide Our Way Forward.
Members of this group will meet periodically for the next several months to draft a document that will summarize what we have all learned and said to each other since the beginning of the year, and will answer the question, “And now what?”
Drafts of this document will be presented to the congregation for review at Courageous Conversations in August, September, and October.  We intend for the document to be presented to the congregation for approval at our annual Church Conference scheduled for December 1, 2019.
This is important work.  If we have clarified who we are as a church, and we know how we see God calling us to be faithful, then whatever the larger denomination does, we will know Our Way Forward as a congregation.
If you are interested in working on this document, please contact Rev. David Amrie ( or Vic McMillen ( before June 23.  It is our intent to convene the first meeting of this group before the end of June.

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!

Older Wiser Loving Senior Single (OWLS) June Activities
Gather at the front door of the church after the service if you would like to carpool. Please call Marge Parrott at 417-350-6654 or email Lenee' Erickson at if you would like to join the outing or have questions. We will be making reservations, so we appreciate your RSVP.
June 23 (Sunday) – Lunch at Red Lobster after church at 11:15 am. Red Lobster is located at 4925 N. Academy Blvd., 719-594-9494. Deadline to RSVP is June 16.
Sunday, June 16 Father’s Day
9:00     Upper Room Sunday School
9:45     Blood Pressure Checks        
10:00   One Service
11:00   Blood Pressure Checks
11:15   Calvary Prayer Shawls Group
*Church Closed after Service*
Monday, June 17
No Scheduled Activities
Tuesday, June 18
9:30     Elizabeth Circle
9:30     Calvary Widowers
4:30     Finance Committee
7:00     Scouts BSA
7:00     Al-Anon
Wednesday, June 19
5:30     Praise Team Rehearsal
6:00     Stephen Ministry
6:00     Calvary Book Group
6:00     Community Meal
7:00     The Gathering Worship Service
Thursday, June 20
5:30     Bible Journaling
6:30     First Place 4 Health
Friday, June 21
No Scheduled Activities
*Church Closed*
Saturday, June 22
No Scheduled Activities     
*Church Closed*
Sunday, June 23
9:00     Upper Room Sunday School
10:00   One Service
11:30   Courageous Conversation
*Church Closed after Conversation*