NEWS & Notes

NEWS & Notes

News & Notes

Written by Barb Kilbourne - Office Manager

News and Notes for April 22, 2018

Sign up for the Blood Drive Today!
The spring blood drive is May 6th with sign-ups today and April 29th. Please consider giving the gift of life and thank you for continuing to support each drive. Walk-ins are always welcome. Please bring driver's license and teens can donate with parental consent. Sponsored by Outreach.

Chicago Adult Mission Trip
"Here I am, Lord.  I will go if you lead me."  Has this ever been your prayer?  The planning has begun for another great mission trip to Chicago.  You are invited to join the gathering group April 23 at 4 pm in Room 205 to be a part of the new plans.  The trip dates are June 1-10. Contact Meredith Sage, 264-8262 or Debbie Witherspoon, 591-0963 for more information.

Self-Awareness for Safety Class Offered
Next Sunday, April 29, at 12:50pm Grand Master Chase will talk about safety and being aware of your surroundings. A potluck will follow the second service before Master Chase gives his presentation. Bring a dish to share and come join us.

Visiting Worship Teams are Today
Meet inside the east doors by the church office at 1:00pm. Next visit: May 20.
Painting the Stars
This week the Painting the Stars Sunday School class topic is Imagining a Future. “To live in an evolutionary spirit means to engage with full ambition and without reserve in the structure of the present, and yet to let go and flow into a new structure when the time has come.” Erich Janstach. We meet in room 16 at 9:45am.

Native American Multimedia Nights
Friday, April 27th at 7pm’s program:  A movie, “More Than a Word”, will be shown.  This film analyzes the Washington football team and the derogatory term R*dskins, using interviews with people both for and against the changing of the name. Join us!

Boy Scout Camp Cards for Sale Today
Come to the Fireside Area today to buy a camp card for only $5 and help send a Boy Scout to camp this summer.

Mission Outreach Offering
Today’s Mission Outreach Offering will be dedicated to our Chicago Mission Team.  Your generous gift to our Chicago Mission Team will fund their work to serve this Church without walls with God’s love and Grace.  Let’s send them off with a Big Boost! Blessings

Trustees Work Day is Coming
Please mark your calendars for Saturday, May 12th, from 8:00am until noon.  This is a great opportunity to get some sun and exercise while satisfying the “service” requirement of your promise to Calvary.  We’ll be trimming, weeding, spreading mulch, sweeping, and picking up trash.  Bring rakes, weeders, pitchforks, scoop shovels, wheelbarrows, push brooms, gloves, sunscreen and water.  Many hands make light work.

May Older Wiser Loving Senior Single (OWLS) Activities
May 6th – Lunch at Shangrila after church at 12:45 pm. Shangrila is located at 8850 N. Union Blvd. Gather at the front door of the church after the 2nd service if you would like to carpool. Please call Barbara Evanchak at 247-8147 or email her at by May 1st if you would like to join the outing or have questions. We will be making reservations, so we appreciate your RSVP.

May 17th (Thursday) – Visiting the El Pomar Carriage Museum. Meet at Calvary at noon if you would like to carpool with the group. They will plan on touring at 12:45 pm. The address for the museum is 11 Lake Ave.  The cost is free. Please call Jane Roberts at 574-3733 or email her at by May 14th if you are planning on going or have questions.

Help Wanted!
We are in need of substitute volunteers to work in the church office. Come join the fun by serving Calvary in this way. Call or stop by the office and talk to Barb or email for more information. Thanks!

Rolling River Rampage is Coming!
Vacation Bible School planning is underway for June 25-28 and you won’t want to miss out on being a part of Rolling River Rampage!  Come to the Fireside Area this morning and sign up to volunteer with a fantastic group of people!  We look forward to seeing you! 

Rocky Mountain Russian Initiative (RMRI) News
Since the congregation in Arkhangelsk has disbanded, RMRI has decided to partner with a Methodist church in Satka, Russia.  They are an active church with a membership of about 60 and attendance around 110.   Satka is west of the Ural Mountains. Look for future fundraisers to support this church.  They are trying to raise $90,000 for a building fund.

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!
Sunday, April 22   
8:30   Contemporary Service
9:45   Sunday School for all Ages
11:00 Traditional Service
1:00   Visiting Worship Team
4:00   Youth Group
4:00   Disciple III
5:30   Twelve on a Journey
Monday, April 23
4:00   Chicago Mission Team
6:30   Adults with Aging Parent Caregivers
6:30   Church Council
Tuesday, April 24
9:30   Crafty Ladies
3:00   Heartfriends
5:00   Calvary Children’s Literacy Center
7:00   Boy Scouts
7:00   Al-Anon
Wednesday, April 25
10:00 Jeanette and Friends Sewing Bee
5:30   Women’s Cancer Support
6:00   Praise Team Rehearsal
6:30   Outreach Committee
6:30   UMW Book Club
Thursday, April 26
5:00   Calvary Children’s Literacy Center
5:30   Bible Journaling
6:30   First Place 4 Health    
6:30   Chancel Choir Rehearsal
Friday, April 27
7:00   Native American Multimedia Night
Saturday, April 28
No Scheduled Activities
 Sunday, April 29   
8:30   Contemporary Service
9:45   Sunday School for all Ages
11:00 Traditional Service
12:15 Health and Wellness Potluck and Speaker
4:00   Youth Group
4:00   Disciple III
5:30   Twelve on a Journey