Please join us as we gather for worship with our friends at First Plymouth Congregational Church. We will meet at 10:00 AM in the FP sanctuary and worship together on New Years Day 2017.
A service of music featuring the piano, cello, violin, carols, readings, poetry, art, and candle lighting.
Leadership Retreat - Highlands Camp
Pastor, Presbytery Leader, Seminary Teacher and Dean, Dr. Steven Yamaguchi brings his insightful, sensitive and encouraging style as he leads our November Leadership Retreat at Highlands. You will want to plan now for this time of “Courageous Listening – Searching, Fearless, Abundant.” Here is what Dr. Yamaguchi says about this theme:
“In our churches and lives, we all are wanting to deepen our experience of God, grow our missional effectiveness, and strengthen our bonds with one another. All three, however, depend on one thing: listening. But it takes courage to listen. The constitution of the Presbyterian Church affirms this: “In a broken and fearful world, the Spirit gives us courage … to hear the voices of people long silenced.” C-10.65, 66, 70. In this event, we together will explore and practice courageous listening to God and to one another.”
We hope you come to this time when Steve will share his personal and diverse ministry experience stories of laughable failures and joyful successes at careful, respectful listening.
Come and listen. Come and be heard. Come to discover new ways to lead your church.
Please talk with Diane Ritzdorf, if you are interested in either of these Leadership events.
Calvary invites you to join us for a Fall outing on Sunday, October 23rd following worship. Pack a brown bag lunch meet us outside in the courtyard to enjoy lunch together, and drive to Nick’s Garden Center which is located at 2001 S. Chambers Rd., Aurora, CO 80014. (If it is chilly outside we will meet in the Covenant Room—outside the church offices for lunch).
Cost & Activities
Tokens and passes (allowing children to try all 4 ‘rides’) are available at the snack station near the straw maze. Nick's Garden Express train ride costs 4 tokens. The Pedal Kart Course costs 4 tokens. The hayride through the Tunnel of Terror costs 4 tokens. The jumping castle costs 3 tokens. The cost of the tokens is $1 each, or you can save $3 by purchasing a pass for all attractions for $12. The straw mazes, professor pumpkin, games, and picture opportunities are all offered at no cost.
The Tunnel of Terror is designed for older children. Nick’s does offer a variety of fun entertainment for toddlers: One of our 3 jumping castles is for children 5 and under, they have a kiddie maze, and a play area, and Nick’s Garden Express Train Ride. Sorry no adults are allowed in the jumping castles. New for 2015 is Professor Pumpkin, a 3’ animated pumpkin telling stories off and on throughout your visit, so pull up a bale of straw have a seat it’s story time.
Mini-Wilder Soul Retreat-Grand Lake
You may have already heard it - your Soul's Call - a completely unreasonable and irrational invitation do something for which you feel totally unprepared. Perhaps this is how the wild Baptist’s followers first felt when he pointed them to the mystery man, Jesus. When asked, “Where are you staying?” Jesus’ response to these timid and unready followers is the seemingly absurd invitation of the soul itself, “Come, and you will see.”
“Say Yes to Courage: Deep Belonging and Wild Imagination” will explore the terrain of authentic spiritual courage through the invitation to deep belonging and imagination.
Beginning Saturday afternoon following the August Assembly and concluding on Sunday morning, you will have the opportunity to relax and deepen your friendships with colleagues in ministry. Practices will include self-designed ceremony, invitations to solo exercises wandering the land, creative expression, journaling, small group work, and council.
Kenton Elementary School Supply Drive in July:
Coming to school empty-handed, without the right paper and pencils, or in the wrong clothes, can be shameful for children and their parents. When poverty affects these basic needs, students struggle to learn.
That’s where you come in!
Calvary will be collecting school supplies, uniforms, and backpacks for Kenton students in July, and we will be packing the backpacks July 31st during the fellowship/coffee hour after the service.
Your contributions and hands-on help will ensure that Kenton students can start the year off strong!
Ever considered taking a journey with the focus on simply being open to what you discover along the way? Cathy Jaynes had a chance to travel parts of the Camino de Santiago last Fall and found exactly that kind of journey. You'll learn about her journey, but we'll also focus on how the principles of pilgrimage can weave into our daily lives. Join us at 9AM on May 22 and June 5 in the Commons Room.
Easter Sunday is March 27th, Calvary will have an 8:30 am Sonrise breakfast potluck in Plymouth Hall. This year our Sonrise breakfast will be continental-style. This means fruits, cheeses, pastries, bagels and cream cheese, yogurt cups, juice, etc. This makes it easier for everyone to bring a low-maintenance (and clean up) dish, and enjoy a good, light meal together. A signup sheet will be outside the door to the Chapel, which will help us plan for how many will participate. Following our Sonrise breakfast (9:15 am) we will hold an Easter Egg hunt for our children in the FP yard. At 10 am we will return to the chapel for Easter Sunday worship service
The FOOD Drive starts now!
Brought to you by the people of the United Methodist Church, the Presbyterian Church, and the list keeps growing…
Hey, Denver- let’s beat Charlotte on and off the field!
United in Orange—Denver vs. Charlotte
Our colleagues in Charlotte (which has more Presbyterians per capita than any other denomination) have challenged Denver to a little more, a Superbowl competition – a food drive! It’s all happening at unitedinorange.org (and on social media).
It started with First Presbyterian Charlotte e-mailing Wellshire, but it’s gotten A LOT bigger! We’re joining with other denominations – Denver vs. Charlotte – to see who can raise the most food items (and monetary donations) leading up to the big game.
Calvary will be collecting canned food items until Superbowl Sunday, February 7, at our location.
We are inviting all of #BroncosCountry to help us beat Charlotte on and off the field. Ruth Huff has graciously volunteered to haul the food over to Wellshire following the collection on Sunday.
Donated items will go to food pantries in each local neighborhood.
For more information visit the unitedinorange.org