Room at the Table

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Establishing friendship is hard. Establishing Godly friendship is even harder! Heart and Soul Women's Ministry invites all women, from junior high to age 105, to join us for a salad supper and celebration of friendship. Bring your favorite salad to share and bring a friend, or just come on your own. There will definitely be room at the table for you! Tuesday, August 27th, from 6 pm - 8 pm. Register here. Childcare is available when you register by Sunday, August 25th.

Mom2Mom

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If you are a mom with Friday mornings free, you are invited to join this amazing community of mothers! Each Friday from September to May, Mom2Mom meets to connect and share as we strive to be the mothers God desires for the children He has entrusted to our care. Join us at our kick-off Mom2Mom Mingle to learn more: Friday, September 6th, from 9-11am in the gym. Contact Leslie Gully with any questions.

Red Bird Mission

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It’s once again time to Focus on Red Bird Mission in Beverly, Kentucky. This summer, we are focusing on the Red Bird Christian School - with two goals. We will be collecting the following items during the first two weeks of September. Items can be dropped off at the kiosk in the Atrium on those Sundays.

  • 2-pocket folders

  • 3-ring notebooks (1”)

  • Copy paper

  • Duct tape – any color

  • Flash drives – 4 GB or higher

  • Graph composition books

  • Large paper clips

  • Manila file folders

  • Markers

  • Mechanical pencils

  • Pencil bags or boxes

  • Staplers

  • White board markers

  • Wide masking tape

We are hoping to purchase new science curriculum for one grade level of their middle school. The cost is $2370.00 (20 student texts and 1 teacher guide). If you would like to help us meet that challenge, checks can be made payable to Calvary, with a notation that they go toward Red Bird Mission.

Backpack Ministry

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Many children in our community get their breakfast and lunch at school at a reduced price or for free; however, when school is closed on weekends and holidays, many of these children go hungry. Calvary has partnered with Parkside Elementary School and the Midwest Food Bank to make sure their students don’t go hungry. Last year we were able to help 100 students from Parkside each week with their food needs. There are many opportunities to help with this program from unloading food, packing the bags for the children, dropping off the bags at the school and by donating food. Stop by the kiosk in the atrium to learn more about the program or to sign up to help. We are also always looking for food donations. Individually packaged cereal, oatmeal, fruit cups, vegetable cups, macaroni & cheese, pasta meals, crackers, chips or goldfish are always needed. Please no perishable foods. Feel free to drop off any food donations to the kiosk on August 18th and August 25th or take them to the welcome center anytime. We appreciate all that Calvary has done for this program and know that we will be able to continue to help those students in need.

Disciple Bible Study Classes Offered

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Disciple Bible Study is designed to “equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ” (Ephesians 4:12). It is a program of disciplined Bible study aimed at developing your Christian faith. It focuses on the disciple as a learner, believer, follower, proclaimer, and servant while providing the fellowship of a small group for study, prayer, preparation, support and servanthood. There are 2 tracks of Disciple Study:

  1. Traditional Track is comprised of four, year-long (32-34 weeks) courses. 

    • Disciple I – Becoming Disciples Through Bible Study. This course is the starting course and must be the 1st course taken before moving on to the others.

    • Disciple II – Inside the Word Into the World

    • Disciple III – Remember Who You Are

    • Disciple IV – Under the Tree of Life

  2. Fast Track is comprised of 24 week courses. Twelve weeks in the Fall and 12 weeks in the Spring. 

At this time there are 2 tracks being offered; Monday nights will be Traditional Disciple III @ 6pm for 2.5 hours. (You must have completed Disciple I to take this track). Sunday mornings will be Fast Track 3 @ 10:15am for approximately 75 minutes. Depending on interest level, other Tracks may be offered. If you are interested in taking a class this fall, please click here.

College Students - Let us Inspire YOU!

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Do you have a student in college? Would you like them to receive inspiration from the church family? During this influential time of their lives we want them to know their Calvary family is praying for them and keeping in touch with birthday cards, holiday cards, and final exam encouragement. Please fill out this form or use the Calvary app (under forms) to enroll the student for this school year and update the information. Even if you enrolled last year, we need the form completed for each school year. If you have questions, stop by the Calvary Connections Center for assistance.

Lunch with Pastor Randy

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We welcome anyone who would like to get to know a little more about Calvary to a delicious fried chicken lunch with Pastor Randy on Sunday, August 25th at Noon in Room 111. Attending the lunch is the first step in the membership process. You can expect an informal time to meet a few other new folks, chat with one another, and learn a bit more about who we are at Calvary. We welcome you to bring any questions you might have. You can RSVP to lunch here or stop by and see Amanda at the Connections Center kiosk in the Atrium on Sunday morning. We are looking forward to breaking bread with you!

Prayer Request Box in Atrium

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If you are unable to submit a prayer request via the website, Calvary App, or over the phone outside of our worship times on Sunday, there is now a prayer request box where paper copies of prayer requests can be submitted outside of Sunday morning worship. The box is located between the Welcome Center and Coffee Counter in the Atrium. If you are in worship, please continue to submit your prayer requests to an usher during the first song; if you find yourself needing to submit a paper prayer request during the week, please use the new prayer box.

Calvary Garden

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Our Calvary Garden is un-beet-able! So far this season, we have been able to donate over 500 pounds of cucumbers, zucchini, and yellow squash to feed the hungry. This week we will be picking produce on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday at 8:00am. Want to lend a hand? Contact Ted Mims at 217-494-6426 or Glen Schmidt at 309-824-3891.

Home Sweet Home Ministries (HSHM) - Current Needs

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Each day HSHM strives to provide Hope For All Who Enter. Families come to HSHM seeking better access to food and other basic necessities.

Help brighten someone's day. HSHM is in need of the following items:

  • Low Sugar Cereals

  • Boxed Meals

  • Razors

  • Shaving Cream

  • Full Size Shampoo & Conditioner

  • Baby Wipes

Donations can be dropped off at the HSHM shelter at 303 East Oakland Avenue in Bloomington, at any time. Thank you so much for providing food and hygiene items to co-op members and residents.