What Is The Bible : Summer Book Study

Calvary Summer Reading Groups

Why should people actually read the Bible?

Isn’t it outdated? Primitive? Full of fairy Tales? Too difficult to read? Legalistic? Boring?

In fact, the Bible is a library of stories, poems, and letters dealing with loss and anger and transcendence and family and worry and empire and money and fear and stress and joy and doubt and grace and healing, and who doesn’t want to talk about those?

The Bible is about what it means to be human,  creatures caught up in the cosmic plans of a great Creator.

Rob Bell has written a very accessible, provocative and even entertaining book that will help you see the Bible in a whole new way, even if you’ve never  opened the Bible before. We want to read and discuss it together this summer in small groups. Find one that works for you! No experience necessary!

4  Fun Sessions. Pick a Group, Invite a friend and Jump In!               

 (Please sign up in the office for whichever session you are interested in)

  • For ALL: Mondays at 8:30 pm with Nathan and Liz Olson at their home (address in office),     June 5, 12, 19, and 26
  • For ALL: Thursdays at noon (biring your lunch) with Pastor Mark at Calvary  June 8, 15, 22 and 29    
  • For YOUNG ADULTS: Wednesdays at 7pm with Aaron and Nicole Bye at Rhombus Brewery,       July 5,12,19 and 26
  • For ALL: Wednesdays at 5:30pm with Pastor Kristen on the NE Calvary lawn (bring a chair) June  14, 21 and 28 and July 12.
  • For ALL—Thursdays at 6:30 with Jan Kurtyka on the NE Calvary lawn (bring a chair)       July 6,13,20 and 27
  • For ALL—Wednesdays at 11am with Pastor Sonja on the NE Calvary lawn (bring a Chair)       July 12,19, 26 and August 2

Stay tuned for more sessions opening up throughout the summer!

There are a few books available in the church office and they can be found or downloaded wherever books are sold.

Get To Know: First Corinthians


Join us as we dive into First Corinthians. We will ask ourselves questions like… How do we, as a Community of Believers and followers of Jesus, deal with differences in a loving way without compromising our convictions?

How do we….1stcorinthians

  • Achieve harmony while maintaining our diversity?
  • Consider the ways that the surrounding culture impacts our beliefs?
  • Agree to disagree on matters of preference and opinion?
  • Humbly listen to others with views different than our own?
  • Demonstrate to all that love is the greatest thing, which never fails?

Thursdays at 1:30 p.m., Room 10

6 Sessions: January 12-Febuary 16 

Taught by Pastor Kristen


All Are Welcome!

Honduras Rummage Sale



Calvary’s Annual Rummage sale to support our ongoing work in and around El Triunfo, Honduras will be held on Saturday, January 21.  In partnership with our brothers and sisters in Christ in Honduras, Calvary supports a year round lunch program for children as well as  basic medical care.  We will continue to post updates about shopping times and details about the day as the 21st draws near.



Lent 2017

Weekly messages, will be presented using drama and story, will develop this year’s Lenten theme, “Water and Witness.”

We will once again be using the beautiful “Holden Evening Prayer” as our liturgy for worship.

Families are encouraged to bring children or grandchildren to Wednesday Lenten worship.  There will be a special Kids’ Time each week, with small theme-related gifts given to children who attend.

Children who attend Wednesday School are welcome either to stay at worship with their families, or to go to their Wednesday School classes after Kids’ Time.

Our schedule for Wednesdays during Lent is:

5:30 & 7:00 p.m. – Worship in the Sanctuary (with Holy Communion)

5:00 – 6:45 p.m. – Lenten Meal in the Fellowship Hall

Purchase a Fast Pass and save! Fast passes for Lenten meals will be sold in the Narthex on Sunday mornings starting on February 12. Purchase a pass and attend all six meals during lent…

  • $15 – kid’s pass
  • $25 – adult pass
  • $60 – family pass (4 or more)

Cost for this year’s meal per Wednesday is $5 for adults (grade 6 and up), $3 for children (grade 5 and under).

Lenten dinners will be served by Calvary’s High School Students as they fundraise for their mission trip this summer to the San Fransisco Bay Area.

Up next: Chicken Tater Tot Hotdish – salad & dinner roll

Week 4: Breakfast for dinner: scrambled eggs, french toast bake, fruit

Week 5: Cheesburger soup – salad & dinner roll

Week 6: Taco-in-a-bag

*Gluten Free modification at every meal

Young Adult Dinner & Bible Study

Take a break and join us for lunch Mondays at 11:45 a.m.  September – May.Young Adult Lunch

We meet from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. in Room 10 (just off the central narthex of the church).

Contact Kim Adams if you have questions or would like more information.