October 20, 6:00 pm
Why not find someone "new in your pew" to bring to our next TGIF? Join newcomers and friends you've not seen for a while. Help us to celebrate our joy of community, both present and future. Get together with other Calvary members new and old in an informal social setting. Bring a beverage and an appetizer to share, and join the fun. Children are welcome to mix and mingle, too!
TGIF will be held in the Reception Room, or if weather permits, in the Kryder Courtyard.
October 22, 9am-Noon
October 23, 11am-2pm
Rite Aid will be administering flu shots at Calvary. Bring your insurance information.
October 28, 9:30 am
Good Grief is a support group for anyone who is having difficulty with a loss. It may be a pet, a divorce, or death of a loved one...whatever it is you are suffering, feel free to bring yourself and share, if you wish, your hurt with a group willing to listen. Or listen to the stories of others. It all can help. People of any - or no - denomination are welcome. In fact, all are welcome - no exceptions.
Future meeting dates in 2017 are: November 18, and December 16.
October 29, 12:00 pm
Jerry Zremski, Washington Bureau Chief for The Buffalo News, will speak at Calvary. Zremski is author of the six part series, "From Burma to Buffalo" about thousands of Burmese refugees who now live in Buffalo, for which he won national and international recognition. The Society for Professional Journalists named him the 2016 Sigma Delta Chi Award winner for non-deadline reporting, winning the award for excellence in journalism in the category for large newspapers. The presentation will feature photography by The News chief photographer, Derek Gee, who won the 2016 Director's Community Leadership Award from the FBI for his role in this Buffalo News series.
The series originated in talks between photographer, Derek Gee and Law Eh Soe, a photographer who fled Burma after chronicling the "Saffron Revolution" pro-democracy riots of 2007, and who planned to return to Burma for a visit. Zremski noted, "Quickly, though, I learned that the story was much bigger than one man's trip home. My preliminary research found that the arrival of the refugees from Burma was changing Buffalo in untold ways -- and that we had to tell those stories."
Zremski joined the News in 1984 and moved to Washington in 1989. He served as president of The National Press Club in 2007 and won a Nieman fellowship in journalism at Harvard in 1999. A native of Elkland, Pa., he is a graduate of Syracuse University and has an M.S.degree in Political Science from American University in Washington, DC.
All are invited to attend this cost free event and to participate in the Q & A to follow the presentation.
November 4, 6:00 pm
This murder mystery spoof on the popular PBS "Downton Abbey" series will begin with a reception and silent auction, followed by dinner in Hughson Hall. The performance will begin at approximately 8:00 pm.
The plot involves Sam Splayed, an American private eye in London, desperately in need of a case into which he can sink his teeth. He finds himself undercover as the new butler at the rambling ancestral home of the Crumbledown family, one that is beleaguered by bad luck. Percival Crumbledown is the sole living heir who was recently kicked in the head by a horse, and suffers intermittent amnesia. His wife Pamela keeps a stiff upper lip, while diva Lady Sybil Snodley-Snippet rules over all. Add Kitty, the psychic, and throw in a poisoned dart, and the fun begins.
Reservations can be at church or online. The cost is $50 per person. Seating is limited. The evening includes a one-hour reception of appetizers and beverages with silent auction, followed by dinner to include salad, a choice of two entrees, side dishes, desserts, coffee and tea.
November 5, 9:00 am
Books & Bites provides a forum for members of the congregation to discuss a book that they have read together. They meet on the first Sunday of the month during the Rector's forum 9 - 9:30 am during the program year.
Our November selection is Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue. This strikingly timely and engaging novel follows the lives of a young Cameroonian family trying to make better lives for themselves in New York City. When the 2008 recession upends the economy, they face heart-wrenching roadblocks to their goal of American citizenship.
November 5, 4 pm
To celebrate All Saints' Day, the choir will offer a special service of Evensong.
November 13, 5:30 - 8 pm
Enjoy an evening of shopping and fellowship at Carousel, 6094 Main Street, Williamsville, and support Calvary at the same time! Carousel will donate a portion of every purchase back to Calvary.
December 10, 4 pm
Celebrate with the choir in this traditional service. Interspersed with the singing of carols, hymns and choir music, the story of the fall of humanity, the promise of the Messiah, and the birth of Jesus is told in nine short Bible readings.