At Calvary316 we place a high emphasis on our Sunday service as it provides the optimal time for the church to gather to worship, partake of communion, and spend time in God’s Word. And while we believe consistent attendance on Sunday will afford most ample opportunity to foster genuine community with other believers, we also recognize the reality that many need another outlet for the development of these important relational connections. This is why we encourage those who attend Calvary316 to “Move Beyond the Sunday Service.” Every other initiative we place our energies and resources into (whether it be our monthly Church Fellowship – Ladies, Men’s, Community, or Youth Events, weekly Prayer Community or Free Cereal Bar, or Home Groups) have been created with the specific desire to help our members create community with one another.
Community Wide: Every Sunday morning before the service we run a full service cereal and coffee bar free for the whole family! In addition to the fact you can’t get cereal for breakfast at McDonalds, Starbucks, or even Dunkin, we offer cereal because this breakfast luxury is one of the few things our culture has still reserved for the home. While the coffee is available throughout the morning, we reserve the cereal for before the service. Come out early, grab a bowl of cereal, and fellowship with your brothers and sisters in Christ.
Ladies Event: Fall Bible Study | Wednesdays at 10:30am
This fall we will be repeating the study When God Doesn’t Fix It, by Laura Story for our stay-at-home moms, and ladies who are at home during the day. Hosted by Jessica Adams this study will run for six weeks (October 4 – November 15). Please email Theresa at [email protected] for directions, childcare and to reserve a book – cost is $8.
Men’s Event: Calvary Men’s Conference | October 27-28th
Beginning Friday night we’ll be attending the Calvary Chapel Deep South Men’s Conference hosted by Calvary Lexington (South Carolina). The conference will be Friday night through Saturday afternoon. The cost is $30 and we’ll be camping on site. Please email Pastor Zach if you’re interested in going … [email protected]
Community Event: Sunday, October 29 | 12:15 pm
In Act 2:46-47 we’re told the church “continued daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they ate their food with gladness and simplicity of heart, praising God and having favor with all the people.” With this in mind following our Sunday Service we’re going to have a Potluck (Theme is Chili). Aside from providing everyone an opportunity to bring a dish to share with the church, these times provide a wonderful opportunity for everyone to hang out, enjoy good food, and develop meaningful community with one another.
Community Event: Tuesday, October 31 | 5:30 pm
In place of a fall festival, we take the advantage of Halloween seeing it as an opportunity to reach out to the community itself. To do this we set up in The Providence Club neighborhood where we’ll have an inflatable, face-painting table, hot coco, coffee, and of course tons of candy for the kids. If you’re interested in volunteers please contact Pastor Zach. Regardless, we’d ask that you donate some candy on Sunday!
Youth Event: Ice Skating – November 18 | Noon-7pm
Join us for our annual Ice-Skating Day at the Ice Forum on November 18th! This event is open to all middle and high schoolers. We will be meeting at the church at noon and heading off to the Ice Forum in Duluth for a day of skating and fellowship. Dinner is included! This event is a great chance to bring a friend who may not otherwise be interested in church. Pick up will be back at the church at 7pm. More pricing details to come. Please contact Kyle Parkin at [email protected] with any questions.
Youth Event: Christmas Party – December 9 | Time TBD
Just in time for the holidays, we will be hosting a White Elephant Christmas Party at Pastor Kyle’s home on December 9th. This event will be open to all middle and high schoolers and we ask that you all wear your ugliest Christmas sweater! Please put this date on your calendars as more details are to come! Please contact Kyle Parkin at [email protected] for details!
Ladies Event: Saturday, December 15 – Christmas Wrapping | 7:00pm
This year we are opening the doors to the church for our 5th Annual Wrapping Party. Ladies are invited to come and wrap gifts and fellowship. Please come join us if you can. $5.00 cost to help cover paper and ribbons, tape. (BYOB- bring your own boxes!) Coffee/cookies provided. You are welcome to bring your dinner with you, or any other snacks you might enjoy while doing the task of wrapping. This is a casual event so dress comfy!