NEWS & Notes

NEWS & Notes

News & Notes

Written by Barb Kilbourne - Office Manager

February 16, 2020

Ladies Night Out
Join us tomorrow, Monday,  Feb. 17, 5:00 p.m. at Pueblo Viejo  (5934 Stetson Hills Blvd - Stetson Hills and  Powers) for dutch-treat appetizers. Sign-up today in the Fireside Area or email Nani (Faith_Formation@calvary-umc.org) for a fun evening of conversation, laughter and sharing life!  

STAR WORDS
Our 3rd Sunday intergenerational event is happening today at 9:45 a.m in the Centrum. Join us and discover your star word for the year!

Lenten Study Coming
Plan now to be a part of our upcoming Lenten Study which begins on Tuesday, March 3, 6:30 p.m. and Wednesday,  March 4, 10 a.m.  Our study is entitled:  "The Grace of Les Miserables." It is based on the novel, play, movie, and musical. We'll be looking at the themes of grace, justice, poverty, revolution, love and hope. Study books will be available to purchase next week for $15 each.  Looking forward to a new and enlightening study together!  If you would like to view the movie, we'll be showing it on Sunday, March 1.

Work Day for Family Promise
Mike Giltner will be leading a workday for Family Promise tomorrow, Monday February 17 (President's Day).  If you would like to volunteer, sign up in the Fireside Area today or call Polly Bosworth at 719-651-7740.  There will be all skill levels of work to do; painting, cleaning, flooring, etc.

Heartfriends Invitation
Heartfriends will hold their monthly meeting on Tuesday, February 25 at 3 p.m. We would like to invite our church family to join us. Irma Greenwood, Sara Bege and Kay Stricklan will be talking about their experiences with Global Volunteers in Tanzania last October. It should prove to be a very informative and interesting program. If you need more information, please contact either Irma Greenwood or Linda Case. 

Hospitality Training
Hospitality training is going to be offered after 2nd service on Sunday, March 8th. We will be offering training for ushers, greeters and communion servers. If you volunteer in one of these areas or would like to, please plan on attending the training. Safe sanctuary training will also be available at the end of the meeting if anyone needs it. A light lunch will be provided.  Please let Lenee’ know if you will be able to come to help us in the lunch preparation. If you have any questions, please contact Lenee' Erickson at 719-641-1097or lderickson4@comcast.net. Thank you.
 
February OWLS Lunch
Today – Lunch at Silver Pond after church at 12:30 pm. Silver Pond is located at 6523 N Academy Blvd. Gather at the front door of the church after the second service if you would like to carpool.

Monday Morning Study Group
The Monday Morning Study Group will begin a new study on February 17th, at 10:00 a.m. in the Chapel. It is called Painting The Stars, and is produced by Living the Questions which we have been using. This study explores the evolutionary processes of nature, consciousness, culture, and social systems. There is within us, a “tremendous movement of the world which bears us along, but beyond, to embrace that movement in love.” (Teilhard de Chardin) This movement - a dynamic yearning - urges us to go to the limits of our longing, to inhabit life more deeply, to realize our unity in the midst of diversity, and co-create the Kingdom of God. Join us as we search for our place in healing the rift between science and religion.

RMRI update by Don Currier
It is with sadness that I report the Rocky Mountain Russia Initiative Committee has voted to dissolve our group. Previously, we had given support to Dima and his church in Archangelesk, Russia.  However that church dissolved, so we started supporting a Methodist Church in Satka, Russia.  We also helped support Natalia Chernova in her education to earn her Doctorate degree. She will be teaching courses on the New Testament. Unfortunately, the RMRI Committee just didn’t have the same connection and communication with Satka that we did with Archangelesk. Calvary had collected $4,763 in donations for RMRI.  The Committee voted to help Natalia with her education and her need for a laptop; $1,000 for her education and $1,500 for a laptop.  The remaining amount will be sent to the Methodist Church in Satka.  This will be added to the over $9,000 collected by St. Paul’s Methodist.   All monies will be dispersed through the Global Board of Ministries.

Join the Chicago Mission Trip
The planning is beginning for our mission trip to Chicago, which could be our last one.  If you need a "jump-start" in your spiritual journey, this trip is perfect.  You are invited to join the gathering group Monday, February 24, at 3:00 p.m. to discuss plans for a trip that you'll long remember.  The trip dates are June 5—June 13, 2020.  For more information you can call Meredith Sage, 264-8262, or Debbie Witherspoon, 591-0963.

 
CALENDAR
 
Su
nday, February 16
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
5:30      Twelve on a Journey
 
Monday, February 17
Presidents Day—Calvary Closed
10:00    Monday Morning Study Group
 
Tuesday, February 18
9:30      Calvary Widowers
9:30      Elizabeth Circle
4:30      Finance Committee
5:00      Children’s Literacy Center
6:00      Cub Scouts
6:30      Epiphany Bible Study
6:30      Naomi Circle
7:00      Al-Anon
7:00      Scouts BSA
 
Wednesday, February 19
10:00    Epiphany Bible Study
4:30      Endowment Committee
6:00      Praise Team Rehearsal
6:00      Stephen Ministry
6:00      Calvary Book Group
           
Thursday, February 20
5:00      Calvary Children’s Literacy Center
5:30      Bible Journaling
6:30      First Place 4 Health
6:30      Chancel Choir Rehearsal
 
Friday, February 21
10:00    Disciple I
 
Saturday, February 22
No Scheduled Activities
 
Sunday, February 23
8:30      Contemporary Service
9:45      Blood Pressure Checks           
9:45      Sunday School for all ages
11:00    Traditional Service
4:00      Youth Group
5:30      Twelve on a Journey