January 20, 7:00 pm
This meditative and reflective service is especially beautiful in the darkness of wintertime. Drawn from the most contemplative of the monastic offices begun in the Middle Ages, the candle-lit service of Compline offers music from Gregorian Chant to the contemporary music of modern mystics. Performed by the Calvary Choir under the direction of Kevin Durkin, Calvary's Director of Music, and offered to God at the end of the day as a prayer of thanksgiving, Compline is also a plea for serenity and peace. All are welcome to attend this free service.
January 21, 10:30 am at Congregation Shir Shalom
Calvary CYM and the Religious School of Congregation Shir Shalom are collecting items to benefit Foster Love Closet in Alden, which gives free clothing and other items to infants, children, and teens in foster care. Please donate
- Diapers/baby wipes
- New Socks
During our intergenerational Martin Luther King Day of Service, we will assemble donations into care packages for foster families served by Foster Love Closet and listen to narratives about Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights era. Please join us from 10:30 until noon at Congregation Shir Shalom, 4660 Sheridan Drive.
- Diapers/baby wipes
January 26, 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: February 23, March 30
January 27, 11:30 am
The Annual Parish Meeting for Calvary Church will be January 27 after the 10 am service. All are welcome.
Biographies of the warden and vestry candidates were mailed, along with ballots, to all eligible voters. Ballots must be submitted before 11:30 am on January 27.
There will be a pot-luck lunch that day. Sign up sheets are in the Reception Room. Please indicate that you plan to attend so that there are enough tables and chairs set up!
February 2 and 3
Bishop Franklin will make his last Annual Visitation to Calvary Church at each service on the weekend of February 2 & 3 before he retires in April. At the 10 am service on February 3, a number of teens and adults will be confirmed and received. Following the service, there will be a potluck lunch and party.
February 6, 6 pm
The Men’s Group at Calvary meets from 6:00-7:30 pm on the first Wednesday of the month. Teams of men take turns bringing supper, and others share a program. All men of Calvary are invited and encouraged to join.
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!
The selection for February is Karolina's Twins by Ronald Balson. This saga is inspired by true events of a Holocaust survivor's quest to fulfill a promise to return to Poland and find two sisters lost during World War II.
February 10, 10:00 am
Calvary Scout Sunday will be held on February 10. All scouts and scout leaders are invited to wear their uniforms to church.