NEWS & Notes

NEWS & Notes

News & Notes

Written by Barb Kilbourne - Office Manager

News and Notes October 13, 2019

Stewardship Committee Thank You
The Calvary UMC Stewardship Committee would like to thank you for taking time to pray about and be involved in the 2020 Stewardship Campaign. Together we are the church and together we make ministry happen at Calvary UMC for the betterment of the Blessed Community.
The Estimate of Giving cards will be processed by the committee and the information provided to the Finance Committee for development of an operating budget for 2020. The proposed budget will be presented at the All Church Conference on Sunday, December 1, 2019 at 1:00 pm. The Calvary UMC Stewardship Committee consisted of Stan Lauck – Chair, Rev. David Amrie, Dorothy Horton, Marsha Magnone, Tami Toma, Vic McMillen and David Erickson. God's gifts come to us in many amazing paths.  It is with these gifts that Calvary UMC is able to conduct the various ministries we have that support the Blessed Community. Again, we thank you for your participation and if you have not participated and would like to do so, complete an Estimate of Giving card and submit it to the office or place it in the offering plate.

Reception of New Members
If you are interested in becoming a member of Calvary United Methodist Church in preparation for the Church Conference on December 1, 2019,    at 1:00 p.m., please contact Rev. David Amrie(  •  719-599-7250 x116)

Pick Up Your Giving Statements
Please save the church a stamp and stop by the bagel bar in the Fireside Area today to pick up your 3rd quarter giving statement. They will also be available in the church office during office hours Monday-Thursday 9am to 1pm until October 17th. All statements not picked up by that time will be mailed out.  Thank you for your generous donations to Calvary!  We appreciate it very much! If any corrections need to be made, please contact Barb Kilbourne at 599-7250 x171, or stop by during office hours.

Monday Morning Study Group
For many Christians, Jesus’ life can virtually be ignored in light of the “cosmic event” that occurred at his death. All of Jesus’ life, teachings, and ministry turn out to be secondary to one thing: me! (because I’m such a horrible person that Jesus needed to die - just for me). How did we get from Jesus declaring the presence of the Kingdom of God to the necessity of killing him in order to satiate an offended God? Join the Monday Morning Study Group as we explore the atonement theory at 10:00, in the Chapel. All are welcome.
Family Promise/IHN to continue at Calvary
We are so pleased to announce that this vital ministry will continue at Calvary next summer.  Carolyn Pace and Marsha Magnone have agreed to serve as   co-coordinators, along with the team of Karen Childs, Rhonda Poindexter and Shirley Stewart.  You will have an opportunity to help with this ministry of housing and feeding homeless families with children for two weeks in July of 2020, so please be thinking of what you would like to do to participate.  This program is such a blessing for these families and a way for us to truly be the hands and feet of Jesus.

Pop Up Sunday School Next Sunday
Just a quick reminder that NEXT WEEK (10/20) will be our October Pop Up Sunday School at 9:45 am.  This month we will be doing a quick Rob Bell study from his NOOMA video series! Come check it out. Suggestions for this class?  Contact Faith Formation at

Blood Drive is October 27th
Our next blood drive will be 8:30am to 12noon.  Sign up today in the Fireside Area or on the Vitalant website. Thanks to everyone for your continued support.

OWLS October Event
October 20 (Sunday) – Lunch at Red Lobster after church at 12:30 pm. Red Lobster is located at 4925 N. Academy Blvd., 719-594-9494. RSVP by October 14 to Marge Parrott at 417-350-6654 or email Lenee' Erickson at We will be making reservations, so we appreciate your RSVP.

Trustees Seek Landscape Ideas
The Trustees will have table space in the Fireside Area this Sunday to get your ideas for landscaping the small plot outside the south doors.  Kipp Shrack has sketched out three different plans, and we would like to get feedback on these and additional ideas before making a decision.  Some of the plans include one or more stone benches, which could become memorials to family members or past members of Calvary. If you can't make it to the table on Sunday, contact Tom Brandon, Kipp Shrack with your input.

Shoebox Christmas Program
The Outreach Committee is sponsoring the Shoebox Christmas Program again this year.  We will be kicking off the Shoebox Christmas Program on October 20. and collecting the shoeboxes on Oct. 27, Nov. 3, 10 and 17. 

Worship Team Visits are Next Sunday, October 20
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:  November 10 and December 8.

Sunday, October 13
8:30    Contemporary Service
9:45    Sunday School for All Ages
11:00  Traditional Service
4:00    Youth Group
5:30    Twelve on a Journey
Monday, October 14
10:00  Monday Morning Study Group
Tuesday, October 15
9:30    Elizabeth Circle
9:30    Calvary Widowers
4:30    Finance Committee
5:00    Calvary Children’s Literacy Center
6:30    Naomi Circle
7:00    Scouts BSA
7:00    Al-Anon
Wednesday, October 16
10:00  Mind Fit Class
4:30    Stewardship Meeting
6:00    Praise Team Rehearsal
6:00    Calvary Book Group
6:00    Stephen Ministry
Thursday, October 17
5:00    Calvary Children’s Literacy Center
5:30    Bible Journaling
6:30    First Place 4 Health
6:30    Chancel Choir Rehearsal
Friday, October 18
10:00  Disciple I
Saturday, October 19
7:30    Calvary Men’s Breakfast
9:30    Saturday Morning Life Group
Sunday, October 20
8:30    Contemporary Service
9:45    Health and Wellness Meeting
9:45    Blood Pressure Checks
9:45    Sunday School for All Ages
11:00  Traditional Service
12:15  Calvary Prayer Shawls Group
12:30  Courageous Conversation
1:00    Worship Team Visit
4:00    Youth Group
5:30    Twelve on a Journey