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THANKFUL FOR YOU!


Thanksgiving Service was a huge success with lots of giving taking place across both campuses. There are still a few ways to continue what Jesus started into December. 

Rise Against Hunger
Over 500 volunteers came to Souderton campus last Wednesday to pack food for Rise Against Hunger. What a fun and meaningful event to be part of! Thank you to all who helped. Donations to help with the cost of food are still being accepted. Donate online at calvary-church.com/give or mark your donations "RAH" and drop in the offering Sunday. 19 cents provides one meal; how many can you give? 

Oxford Circle Toy Store
Toys are still being collected along with gift wrap supplies and cash donations through December 10. See a list of teen gift ideas at calvary-church.com/regional. You can also sign up to help at the store in Oxford Circle in December.

Hurricane Relief Continues
Donations are now headed to Puerto Rico. See the list of needed supplies at calvary-church.com. 


COME CHRISTMAS WITH US!

Christmas Service Times
This year we are offering 9 Christmas services between our 2 campuses. Volunteer at calvary-church.com/christmas or stop by the atrium table (CCS) or HUB (CCQ) to sign up. As in years past, we encourage you to serve at one and attend one with friends! 

  • December 23 Eve Eve Services:
    • Souderton 5:00 & 6:30pm
    • Quakertown: 6:30pm 
  • December 24 Eve Services:
    • Souderton: 10:30am, 2:30, 4:00, & 5:30pm
    • Quakertown: 10:30am & 4:00pm
  • Calvary Kids, Bridge Disability, and Deaf Interpretation info is available at the website

CALVARY QUAKERTOWN 

Attend our Quakertown campus? Keep up on the latest news.  

  • Quakertown Christmas Tree Lighting: December 1 at the town center; join us for this fun night of kicking off the Christmas season. 
  • Home Groups : Contact Wayne for details on joining a group.
  • Office Hours: Need to talk with a pastor? Contact Carlos to set up a time to meet at CCQ.  
  • Like to Cook or Bake? Join our new team and provide breakfast for our morning volunteers. For details on this and other volunteer teams, contact Jen
  • Calvary Kids, Students, and Bridge Disability Ministries meet Sunday mornings. Visit our website page for more details. 
  • Visit our website page for more info or email us with your questions. We look forward to seeing you Sunday! 

FAMILY


CALVARY KIDS

Visit our website for our weekly schedule at both campuses and more info on these Kids highlights. 

  • Family Fusion at CCS: where kids bring their parents to church!
  • Wednesday Night Kids Clubs: hosted at CCS; Boys Brigade & Kidz PowerXpress Grades 1-5 plus children's programming for 3-5 year olds

Volunteer with Calvary Kids at Souderton!
We always have room for more helpers, especially in our growing 10:30am nursery class. Contact Dawn Dant to get started!  

NEW! Advent Materials for Families
Advent materials for your family to participate in together are now available on the website. 5 videos as well as devotional material for each day of December are available for you to use with your kids and students. We hope your family will take some time this Christmas season to sit down together, relax, and remember the true reason we celebrate.

Holiday Hoopla Returns to CCS
December 17 during both services; see more info at calvary-church.com/kids

Calvary Kids Holiday Schedule

  • December 6 is the last Clubs meeting for 2017; they will resume January 17. 
  • Both campuses: elementary classrooms won’t meet December 24 and all Calvary Kids classes are closed December 31.


CALVARY STUDENTS

Visit our website for weekly schedules at both campuses and more info on these Student highlights.

  • Sunday Morning Middle School at both campuses: for Grades 6-8
  • Sunday night CHS for all campus Grades 9-12 
  • Wednesday night CMS for all campus Grades 6-8 
  • Join the weekly email for schedule changes and special event inf

Holiday Schedule for Calvary Students at Both Campuses

  • Middle School Mornings: Not meeting December 24 or 31
  • CMS: Christmas Party December 6, 7:00-8:30pm in the Refinery
  • CMS Winter Break begins December 13; CMS will resume January 17
  • CHS: Christmas Party December 3, 6:30-8:30pm in Mr. B's
  • CHS Winter Break begins December 10; CHS will resume January 14


NEW! Advent Materials for Families
Advent materials for your family to participate in together are now available on the website. 5 videos as well as devotional material for each day of December are available for you to use with your kids and students. We hope your family will take some time this Christmas season to sit down together, relax, and remember the true reason we celebrate.

Parents! Register Your Students For Winter Retreats
CHS Elevate Retreat: January 19-21
CMS Polar Bear Retreat: February 2-4
Registration and details at calvary-church.com/students-retreats.

Unveiled Conference 2018
This weekend conference for girls (12-18) and the significant women in their lives is returning to Calvary March 9-10, 2018. Tickets are available at unveiledconference.com.


BRIDGE DISABILITY

Visit our website for our weekly schedule at both campuses and more info on these Bridge highlights. 

  • Sunday morning Venture at both campuses
  • Wednesday night Link or Connect (not meeting this week)
  • Respite Night for parents of special-needs children (ages 5—14)
  • Volunteer with Bridge! Teachers, assistants, buddies, greeters, hall monitors, and more! Visit calvary-church.com/bridge for details. 
  • Contact Lori Leman for more info about Bridge CCS & Respite and Marie Haney for info about Bridge CCQ

Bridge Holiday Schedule

  • At CCS
    • Christmas: Friday, December 23 at 5:00 & 6:30pm; Pre-registration required.
    • No Classes: Sunday, December 24 and 31
  • At CCQ
    • Christmas: December 23 at 6:30pm; Pre-registration required.
    • No Classes: December 24 and 31

CONNECT


VOLUNTEERING

Want to connect with others at Calvary or give back by volunteering? There are plenty of teams to join! Visit calvary-church.com/volunteer or stop by the HUB desk Sunday morning for more info. 

Snow Team at Souderton
We need lots of help on the Snow Removal Team to clear off sidewalks and parking lots during the winter season. Contact Donna Brown or Sandra Stout if you can help.
 

YOUNG ADULTS

See the Young Adult Schedule & sign up for the newsletter (ages 18-35) 

  • Sunday Morning Gathering (for CCS): 10:30am/Room 301
  • Young Marrieds Gathering (for CCS): 10:30am/Refinery, second Sundays
  • Living Room Tuesdays (hosted at CCS): 7:00pm in the Living Room
  • Living Room Tuesdays: Service Project
    November 28, 7:00pm; meet in the Refinery parking lot/CCS
    Serve with us at Hands In Service in Warrington and grab some food after.

WOMEN'S MINISTRIES

Visit the website for more info on these women's ministry groups.

  • Tuesday Bible Studies
  • Just Among Moms (JAM); monthly meeting for moms of young children
  • Ladies' Craft Night; meets one Friday night per month
  • Sewing/Quilting & Prayer Shawl Ministry; meets 2nd Wednesday each month 

MEN'S MINISTRIES

Visit the website for more info on men's ministry groups.

  • Monday and Friday Bible Studies
  • Recreation and Sports
  • Retreats

2018 Men's Breakfast Bowl featuring speaker Jim Kelly
Saturday, January 27
Breakfast and lunch sessions offered; tickets go on sale December 10 for $25 each. They make great Christmas gifts!

  • CCS tickets: 10:00am in Room 218 
  • CCQ tickets: atrium table after first service

SINGLES MINISTRIES

SALT–Single Adults Linking Together (ages 40+) 
***note date change: next meeting is December 9
Meet new people in a fun, encouraging, Christ-centered environment.
We'll feature Emil & Friends, Worship Band for our Christmas celebration this month. For details, contact Sandy Egolf or visit calvary-church.com/singles.


SPORTS & REC

For information on sports teams that meet at Calvary including volleyball, basketball, softball, golf, and more, visit calvary-church.com/sports-recreation.
 


CARE

SUPPORT GROUPS

  • GriefShare - Wednesdays from 7:00-8:30pm; Room 218/CCS; for info, contact Cindy at 215.703.8926.
  • Divorce Care - Thursdays from 7:00–8:30pm; Room 302/CCS; contact Gwen Prichard for more info. 
  • More Support Groups - Calvary offers a variety of support groups. Check out our Care Page for more info.

PRAYER

Visit our Prayer Wall to leave your prayer or pray for others. 


MISSION

LOCAL

ProMissions Meeting
Monday, December 4; 7:00pm in Room 301/Souderton
We will hear from Rochelle Smetherland with YWAM in South Africa, Chris Lahr with Timoteo Football in Philadelphia and, Bryan Harmelink with Wycliffe. We hope you can join us!

Tim Hawkins Comedy Show
Two shows: Saturday, March 3, 4:00and 7:00pm at CCS
Invite your friends and join us for this event; it's a great opportunity to have a night of laughter and connect with others. Tickets are available at the links below. 
4:00pm: timhawkins.brushfire.com/events/439767
7:00pm: timhawkins.brushfire.com/events/439768 


REGIONAL

Worthwhile Wear
Make a difference in the lives of those impacted by human trafficking. Consider volunteering at the thrift stores, being a driver for women needing to get to appointments, etc. For more info, contact LuAnn at lrittenhouse@worthwhilewear.org.


GROW

Starting Point at CCS
Mondays, November 27 & December 4; 7:00-8:00pm in Room 303/CCS
At Calvary, we believe that Continuing What Jesus Started means that we can't stay where we are. Do you wonder what God has for you next or what the Bible says about beginning your journey with Jesus? Join us for the two-part class and get started on your next step! 


CHURCH BIZ


2018 Budget Information

  • Voting on the 2018 budget will be held Sunday morning, December 3, during both services.
  • Contact Deb Barlow for info on absentee ballots. Written requests for them are due in the church office by Friday, December 1.

Offering Envelopes
Boxes for those who have an envelope number will be available December 10 in the atrium at the back wall of the auditorium at CCS and at the Hub at CCQ. If you would like envelopes, contact Deb Barlow. To get an end-of-the-year statement from Calvary, you must use a numbered envelope. Another option is to use electronic funds transfer for your contributions.

Work at Calvary
We have openings on our Campuse Services team and Mr. B's team. Visit calvary-church.com/team for more info. 

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