There will be a farewell reception and open house for Rev. Leah Pogemiller, our District Superintendent, on June 2nd. This reception will take place from 1-3pm at the Dwight United Methodist Church (701 S Columbia St, Dwight, IL).
After years of hard work and preparation, Michael Pitzer, Calvary's Director of Sr High Ministries will be Commissioned as a Provisional Deacon in the United Methodist Church! You are all invited to the service of Commissioning and Ordination at the Peoria Civic Center on Saturday, June 9th, at 9:30am. Let's celebrate with Michael!
GriefShare is a program that features biblical concepts for healing, support, and encouragement after the death of a spouse, child, family member, or friend. GriefShare meets Tuesday evenings from 6-7:45pm in the Parlor beginning May 22nd. If you would like to sign up or have questions, see Sharyl Jennings at a Connections Center kiosk.
We have received more than 400 completed surveys, designed to help us develop a profile of Calvary United Methodist Church. Thank you! More than 250 of those surveys have included written comments. As we continue to process survey responses and carefully analyze the written comments, we are planning our next steps. Specifically, we want to meet with the pastors, the Managing Directors Team, and then laypersons in small groups, some already established small groups, and some open-invite Fireside Chats. With each of these groups, we will pose basic questions about the current health of Calvary and visions our church family has about the church's future. We encourage you to participate in one or more of these opportunities. We want and need your input. We also ask for your prayers and your patience. This process cannot be rushed. We want it to be right, so patience - ours and yours - is graciously requested.
The Tuesday night Men's Faith & Fellowship Group will continue meeting on Tuesday evenings at 6:30 PM at the Radisson restaurant in Normal for fellowship and food in a more informal basis using a devotional book by Max Lucado. All men are welcome to attend.
Mom & Me Camp and East Bay Camp offer a camp for 7-12 year old children whose mothers are incarcerated at Logan and Decatur Correctional Centers. The children and their mothers participate in a day-camp at the prison. The children return each evening to EBC for the fun and the fellowship of summer camp. Forty-five children are given this time to be with their mothers, playing games, doing craft projects and renewing their relationships. Prayers, volunteers, and donations are key needs for this special ministry that brings inmates and their children together in a supportive Christian experience. This year's camp is July 29th-August 1st. Stop by a Connections Center Kiosk to learn how you might be involved in this wonderful ministry or sign up here.
Last summer/fall, over 2 ton of fresh produce was donated to the food co-op at Home Sweet Home Ministries from the garden planted behind Calvary's garage. In Matthew 25:40 Jesus said “I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.” With your help, we will continue this ministry of feeding those less fortunate brothers and sisters among us. If you'd like to help by planting, tilling, watering, pulling weeds and/or harvesting, please see Fred Nimke at a Connections Center Kiosk or sign up here.
Calvary VBS 2018 will be held June 18-21 from 6-8pm each evening. Children born on or before 9/1/2014 through 5th Grade (this 2017-18 school year) are eligible to register! Anyone who has completed 6th Grade (by June of 2018) or older can sign up to help! Register before May 14 to ensure getting your child's correct t-shirt size. Register early, even if your child (or you) won't be able to attend for the entire week! For more information and to register, please click here. Share the link with your friends! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
This summer’s sr. high mission trip will be to Vassar, MI July, 6th-14th This trip is open to all current 8th-12th grade students. Registration is open now and space is limited. Go here for more details and to register!