December 12 and 19, 6:30 pm Potluck & Discussion
Our Advent Study explores The Book of Joy by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Two leading spiritual masters share their wisdom about living with joy even in the face of adversity, sharing personal stories and teachings about the science of profound happiness and the daily practices that anchor their emotional and spiritual lives.
Bring a dish to pass for a Potluck Supper, followed by discussion of The Book of Joy.
December 15, 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.
Next meeting dates: December 15, January 26
December 15, 4:00 pm
Not everyone experiences happiness at the Christmas holidays. In this season of joy and love, many struggle with darkness and grief. Dealing with the death of loved ones, facing life after divorce or separation, coping with job loss, living with cancer or disease that places a question mark over the future, and numerous other human conditions can make parties and the joy of others painful for those living through dark times.
Calvary Church is creating a sacred and safe space for people facing these losses – or loss of any kind. On Saturday, December 15 at 4 pm, the weekly Holy Communion will be a quiet and meditative service of prayers and readings reminding us that God is with us wherever we may be, a light in the darkness. For this brief service, we share in the quiet darkness of this season, we privately remember times of joy, and we pray with and for people everywhere who long for a future sustained by hope and grace. The service will last about 45 minutes and a reception will follow.
December 24, 4 pm Family Holy Communion
December 24, 7 pm Festal Holy Communion, 6:30 pm Carol Sing
December 24, 11 pm Festal Holy Communion, 10:30 pm Carol Sing
December 25, 10 am Holy Communion
January 9, 6 pm
Our new Men’s Group at Calvary meets from 6:00-7:30pm on the first Wednesday of the month. Teams of men take turns bringing supper, and others share their spiritual journeys. All men of Calvary are invited and encouraged to join.
The group will not meet in December so that our Advent Study can take place at that time.
February 10, 9:00 am
Books & Bites provides a forum for people to discuss a book that they have read together. Although some of the discussion is book specific, questions that address broader themes provide an entry point for participation by everyone. All are welcome!