First Wednesdays

First Wednesdays are designed to support intergenerational ministry - that is ministry to people of every and all generations by people of every and all generations. Children, Youth, Young Adults, Adults, and Grandpas and Grandmas learn from each other in a variety of ways how to serve the Lord and to share their faith.

Time 6:00-7:00pm (Gym)

September 6 - This all church picnic and potluck is a great time to invite friends to come and join you in a casual, laid back event at the church.

October 4 - A devotional and table-talk time about “filling” related to the Holy Spirit and the Fruits of the Spirit.

November 1 - Food packaging night for Parkside and the Midwest Food Bank where we divide bulk foods into individual/family size servings to be distributed throughout our community (18-25,000 meals packaged).

December 6 - Because we talk about family a great deal at Calvary, our church family gathers for a Christmas dinner with songs, stories, etc.

Beloved

Age Group JUNIOR/SENIOR GIRLS

Date and Time Wednesdays, 7:30 pm (Parlor)

Beloved is our ministry for our upperclassmen (Junior and Senior) girls to gather. We spend time in prayer, discuss a weekly biblical lesson and share what's going on in our lives. Beloved is a place for Junior and Senior girls from all backgrounds to come together as sisters-in-Christ for spiritual growth, support and friendship.

No sign-up needed.

Girls of Grace

Age Group FRESHMAN/SOPHOMORE GIRLS

Date and Time Wednesdays, 7:30 pm (G005)

Our ministry for 9th & 10th grade girls is called Girls of Grace. Each week, we gather in the Parlor to share  about our lives, dive into what the Bible says about God's will for us and cover topics such as dating, family relationships and school. All girls currently in 9th and 10th grade are invited  to attend.

No sign-up needed.

Wild At Heart

Age Group High School Guys

Date and Time Wednesdays, 7:30 pm (G005)

Wild at Heart is our Senior High guys ministry. We meet weekly to discuss life, the Bible and our relationship with God. Topics range from pressures at school to pop culture, family relationships and work issues. All Senior High guys are invited to attend.

No sign-up needed.

KidVenture Story

Age Group 2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th Grades

Date and Time Sundays, 9:00am and 10:30am

TruStory is designed to reveal The Big God Story of God's redemptive plan for older elementary-age kids. Children will engage in anticipate time, worship, worship response time, and small group connection time. Parents are invited to join us at pick-up time for a special blessing.

No sign-up needed.

KidVenture Wonder

Age Group Preschool 4, Kindergarten, 1st Grade

Date and Time Sundays, 9:00am and 10:30am

TruWonder reveals the wonder of who God is to children. Children will engage in explore stations, time to discover God's Word, worship, worship response time, and small group connection time. Parents are invited to join us at pick-up time for a special blessing.

No sign-up needed.

KidVenture Choir

Age Group Kindergarten – 5th Grade

Date and Time Wednesdays, 6:00-6:30 pm (begins Sept 13)

KidVenture Choir is open to any child who is currently in Kindergarten through Fifth Grade, no matter their musical background or experience. This music ministry offers kids an opportunity to sing together and prepare to share their music in worship and at other church events throughout the year. This is a great opportunity for your child to grow in their appreciation of and participation in the musical arts while connecting with Christ. Students are welcome to join choir at any point during the school year.

No sign-up needed.

Calvary Men's Fellowship and Basketball

Description We open with prayer and greet one another while shooting baskets and stretching (warming up). We then shoot free throws to divide up into equal teams. We play from 7pm - 9pm on Tuesday evenings. We come together in prayer to close out the evening. We ask if there is anything anyone would like us to pray about. We share joys and concerns and bring them to God in prayer.

Dates and Time Tuesdays from 7-9pm

Childcare Provided No

Time Commitments Outside of the Meeting None, other than to show love to others through our daily actions and words.

Leaders Nathan Schumacher is married and a father of three children. Dan Frantz is married and a father of two kids. Travis Barke is married and a father of two kids as well. All three are members of Calvary and enjoy fellowship and sports.

A Word from the Leaders “My hope is that those who join us will feel God's love through the fellowship and prayer we share with one another. I also hope those who join us will be able to bring this love to others they come in contact with in their daily lives.”

No sign-up needed.

10:30 Band

Description Our 10:30 Band is made up of various kinds of instrumentalists and vocalists who play in a contemporary music environment.

Dates and Time Rehearsals are Thursdays from 7:00-8:00pm

Childcare Provided Yes

Time Commitments Outside of the Meeting Rehearsal preparation (usually 60-90 mins)

Leader Isaac Gaff is the Managing Director of Worship and Creative Arts at Calvary.

A Word from the Leader “The 10:30 band shapes our 10:30 worship service musically. They’re a fun and talented bunch to work with.”

Musical interview required. Please email Isaac at isaac.gaff@connectwithcalvary.org to set one up.

Choir

Description Regular rehearsals begin Wednesday, Aug 23 at 6:30pm in the Worship Arts Room G108 (enter through the double doors by the children's play area by the gym). Anyone who wants to make a joyful noise is welcome at any time during the season! We sing at most 9:00 worship services during the fall and spring.

Dates and Time Wednesdays from 6:30-7:30 pm

Childcare Provided Yes

Time Commitments Outside of the Meeting None

Leader Isaac Gaff is the Managing Director of Worship and Creative Arts at Calvary.

A Word from the Leader “The choir is a wonderful group of people who make music together; but we also pray, care for, and fellowship with each other on a regular basis. No matter what your musical experience, there’s a place for you in the choir.”

No sign-up needed.