Calvary Night In & A Piece of History

Calvary Night In
Monday, August 14 | 6:00-9:00pm

Gather with your church family to celebrate the completion of the latest phase of the Grace Beyond building project. You will have an opportunity to tour the new Gathering Place and the Calvary Kids Ministry Area. Join us for food, fun and fellowship. This is an open house, dinner will be served from 6:00-8:00 and ice cream will be available all night. Come as your schedule allows! We are excited to connect with you.

A Piece of Calvary History

In the fall of 1998, Calvary Church was called to a season of rest, challenged to do less and connect with God more. During this season, God led Calvary member Julie Link to work with then worship pastor George Ohman, Jr. to incorporate prayers and Scripture in the worship folder to  guide the congregation to walk deeper in faith and help them connect daily with God and His Word. This unique collaboration drew people into worship for three years.

In April 2015, one of the last requests Julie had before she went to heaven was to have her prayers published so that her sacrificial gift to our church could be made available to the church at large. These books will be available at Calvary Night In for a gift to Grace Beyond of at least $25 (anything given above $10.95 is tax deductible). We are delighted to share a piece of Calvary history with the church family and encourage you to stop by the Welcome Center in the Crosswalk on August 14 and pick up a copy of 100 Prayers – Inspired by the Psalms.

Construction Update for Early August

Calvary Kids Dates to Note

August 6 – Nursery Only Family Service
Construction is wrapping up in the Calvary Kids ministry area. The first Sunday in the new Calvary Kids area will be August 20. In order to accommodate the moving process, August 6 will be a special family service Sunday. Only the Nursery will be available in their current space in the West End.

August 13 – No Calvary Kids Programming or Calvary Café
On this Sunday, we will have a Cry Room available at the back of the Connection Point (room 215) and the Nursing Mom’s room will be in room 212. We encourage you to come to the Calvary Night In on Monday, August 14 for a chance to tour the new Calvary Kids Ministry Area prior to the first Sunday of programming.

August 20 – Fall Promotion in Calvary Kids
Fall promotion will take place on August 20 and then we will resume regular summer programming in the new ministry area, downstairs below the Gathering Place.

Gathering Place Dates to Note

The Gathering Place Opens August 14
The first meal enjoyed in the Gathering Place will be at our Calvary Night In on August 14. We will begin serving coffee in the Gathering Place on Sunday, August 20.

Offering of Thanks Reminder & Project Timeline Update

Offering of Thanks This Sunday Morning
This Sunday morning we have an opportunity to offer thanks to God through a one-time sacrificial gift. In addition, as we’ve spent time reflecting on the blessings and miracles in our lives during this season of thanksgiving, we’ve had a chance to express our thanks to God on cards like the one in Sunday’s bulletin.

Take a moment before the service begins to reflect and write a note, if you feel led and did not bring one with you today. Notes and gifts will be collected during the service. Following the service, a selection of cards will be displayed publicly in the Crosswalk.

The amount collected in today’s offering will be shared on January 1.

What’s Next for Grace Beyond?
There are two main phases of construction remaining for our Grace Beyond building project. The largest portion is our new construction out front. This area includes the Gathering Place (main level) and Calvary Kids Ministry Area (lower level). We expect these areas to be completed in Summer 2017.

When Calvary Kids is able to move into their new space, the rooms on the West End will be renovated to serve as adult classroom space and offices. Thank you for continuing to support this project both prayerfully and financially.

Grace Beyond Giving Update + Last Sunday at Calvin

Grace Beyond Giving
Total Giving Commitment to Date: $18,068,407
Cash Received: $11,383,655

Prayer & Reflection
December 17 | 1:00-4:00pm | Sanctuary
On Saturday, December 17 we will host an open time of prayer and reflection to help you prepare for our return to worship at Calvary. Come at anytime and pray.

Next Sunday: Celebration & Dedication Service
December 18 | 9:00 & 10:45am | Sanctuary

Join us for a special morning as we celebrate the completion of our renovated Sanctuary, dedicate this sacred worship space and offer our thanks to God. Both services are the same.

This is a family service. Nursery is available; preschool age and older are encouraged to attend the service with their families. If needed, room 254 (Bears) will also be open for a limited number of children.

Offering of Thanks

As we return to the building for worship next Sunday, we will have an opportunity to offer thanks to God through a one-time sacrificial gift. Thank offerings will be collected during the December 18 service. You can also give at calvarygr.org or by texting the amount you wish to give and “THANKS” to 294-0700.

In addition, we encourage you to reflect on the blessings and miracles in your life during this season of thanksgiving. Consider using the cards we’ve passed out on previous Sunday’s to express your thanks to God. During the dedication service, you will have the opportunity to return this card as part of the Thanks Offering. Following the service, a selection of cards will be displayed publicly.

 

Two Weeks to Go!

There are just two weeks left before we return to worship in the Sanctuary at Calvary Church. We will have two services on December 18 (9:00 & 10:45am). Please note that this will be a family celebration service. No classes will meet for children or adults. Nursery is available; preschool age children and older are encouraged to attend the service with their families. If needed, room 250 (Bears) will be open for a limited number of kids.

Offering of Thanks

As we return to the building for worship on December 18, we will have an opportunity to offer thanks to God through a one-time sacrificial gift. Thank offerings will be collected during the December 18 service. You can also give at calvarygr.org or by texting the amount you wish to give and “THANKS” to 294-0700.

In addition, we encourage you to reflect on the blessings and miracles in your life during this season of thanksgiving. Consider using the card in your Sunday bulletin to express your thanks to God. During the dedication service on December 18, you will have the opportunity to return this card as part of the Thanks Offering. Following the service, a selection of cards will be displayed publicly.

Prayer & Reflection
December 17 | 1:00-4:00pm | Sanctuary
On Saturday, December 17 we will host an open time of prayer and reflection to help you prepare for our return to worship at Calvary. Come at anytime and pray.

 

Construction Update & Coming Events To Note

Construction Update
Installation on seats in the Sanctuary is underway. At the same time, construction crews are completing many other end of project tasks everywhere from stairwells to bathrooms. There is also lots of cleaning to be done. Please continue to pray for the workers and that we would receive occupancy in time for our service on December 18.

Offering of Thanks
As we return to the building for worship on December 18, we will have an opportunity to offer thanks to God through a one-time sacrificial gift. Thank offerings will be collected during the December 18 service. You can also give at calvarygr.org or by texting the amount you wish to give and “THANKS” to 294-0700.

In addition, we encourage you to reflect on the blessings and miracles in your life during this season of thanksgiving. Consider using the card in your Sunday bulletin to express your thanks to God. During the dedication service on December 18, you will have the opportunity to return this card as part of the Thanks Offering. Following the service, a selection of cards will be displayed publicly.

Prayer & Reflection
December 17 | 1:00-4:00pm | Sanctuary
On Saturday, December 17 we will host an open time of prayer and reflection to help you prepare for our return to worship at Calvary. Come at anytime and pray.

3 Weeks to Go!
We return to Calvary Church on the East Beltline – Sunday, December 18. We will have two services at 9:00 & 10:45am.

 

Offering of Thanks & Prayer Service

Offering of Thanks
As we return to the building for worship on December 18, we will have an opportunity to offer thanks to God through a one-time sacrificial gift. Thank offerings will be collected during the December 18 service. You can also give at calvarygr.org or by texting the amount you wish to give and “THANKS” to 294-0700.

In addition, we encourage you to reflect on the blessings and miracles in your life during this season of thanksgiving. Consider using the card in your Sunday bulletin to express your thanks to God. During the dedication service on December 18, you will have the opportunity to return this card as part of the Thanks Offering. Following the service, a selection of cards will be displayed publicly.

Prayer & Reflection
December 17 | 1:00-4:00pm | Sanctuary
On Saturday, December 17 we will host an open time of prayer and reflection to help you prepare for our return to worship at Calvary. Come at anytime and pray.

4 Weeks to Go!
We return to Calvary Church on the East Beltline – Sunday, December 18. We will have two services at 9:00 & 10:45am.

Construction Update

Things continue to change quickly around Calvary. The wood ceiling panels in the raised seating area of the Sanctuary were recently completed and the back wall has been painted. Carpet installation is also underway. In the Crosswalk, they are hanging and finishing drywall and installing the main entry doors at Entrance A. We praise God for all that is taking place and ask that you would pray for the work to continue on schedule. Begin praying as well for the building inspection, that we would pass and get occupancy in time for our services on December 18.

Offering of Thanks
As we return to the building for worship on December 18, we will have an opportunity to offer thanks to God through a one-time sacrificial gift. Thank offerings will be collected during the December 18 service. You can also give at calvarygr.org or by texting the amount you wish to give and “THANKS” to 294-0700.

Five Weeks to Go!
Return to Calvary Church: Sunday, December 18 at 9:00 & 10:45am

Giving Update & Information on Pledging

Thank You
Thank you to the over 1500 people who came to the Grace Beyond Construction Open House this past Sunday. It was wonderful to share the progress with you and see everyone experiencing the space. If you were unable to attend, a series of photos are posted below to allow you to explore the construction from home.

Grace Beyond Giving
Total Giving Commitment to Date: $17,905,402
Cash Received: $11,064,001

Offering of Thanks
As we return to the building for worship on December 18, we will have an opportunity to offer thanks to God through a one-time sacrificial gift. Thank offerings will be collected during the December 18 service. You can also give at calvarygr.org or by texting the amount you wish to give and “THANKS” to 294-0700.

Pledge to Grace Beyond
If you are new to Calvary and would like to contribute regularly to the Grace Beyond building project, pledge cards are available at the Information Center near the Main Fieldhouse Entrance or online at gracebeyond.org. Pledge cards are also available for those who would like to update their pledge.

Six Weeks to Go!
Return to Calvary Church: Sunday, December 18 at 9:00 & 10:45am