Join Calvary and musical guest Sarah Whitnah on Sunday, October 29 at 10 AM. Sarah is a professional violinist in the city of Denver and performs most notably with The Playground Ensemble, Fort Collins Symphony, and the Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra. She received her Masters of Music at the University of Denver in 2010 where she studied with renowned violinist Linda Wang.
In the last two months, the world has experienced several large, damaging earthquakes and devastating hurricanes. FIAT is planning to send hygiene kits to the Presbyterian Disaster Assistance to assist those in need. FIAT will buy the supplies to fill those kits. If you have any packaged toothbrushes like those you receive at a dentist visit, we will accept those for use in the kits. We will be filling the kits on Sunday October 15th and all are invited to help. We will gather in the fellowship hall to assemble the kits and package them for mailing to the Presbyterian Disaster Assistance warehouse. If you are interested in making a monetary donation to help with the shipping costs, please place your check in the offering with a memo that it is intended for use for the hygiene kits.
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.