From the Organist/Choir Master
Festival of Nine Lessons Carols

The season of Advent is traditionally a time of preparation for Christmas, and its observance dates from the sixth century in Gaul. It stretched from St. Martin’s Day (11 November) to Christmas Eve, and was known as “The Lent of St. Martin.”   

The season suggests reflection on God’s kingdom from two standpoints: that of Jewish hopes for renewal—fulfilled in the person of Jesus Christ—and that of the mission of the Church in the world today.  The movement of the Lessons and Carols service reflects the journey of faith and the Church’s missionary extension in the world.

The use of scripture, liturgy, music and movement combine to anticipate and portray God’s human manifestation in the Person of Jesus Christ.

The Service begins (as most do) with the clergy and choir at the west end of the Nave—representing darkness . The movement of the service progresses toward light (the Sanctuary at the east end), into which state God in Christ delivers us .


Please join heartily in this service of worship and share in the preparation and joyful expectation of the coming again of Christmas.



Choral Scholars at Calvary dedicate their time and energy to the church on Thursday at Choir Rehearsal and on Sundays in the Choral Eucharist at 10:30 AM, and typically are students of the College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) at University of Cincinnati.

The Choral Scholar program serves to bolster and strengthen our exceptional music ministry at Calvary Church.
Meet Calvary's
Choral Scholars
Featuring Alea Mauriello-Vernon

You have been given the remarkable opportunity to invite five people (from any location and time period in world history) to a casual dinner party you will host. Who is on your invitation list?

First of all: there’s nothing I love more than a dinner party. If I were given this opportunity, firstly I would invite Mirella Freni. She is one of my favorite sopranos, and an artist I look up to greatly. I would also invite Gaetano Donizetti (one of my favorite dead composers) and Tom Cipullo (one of my favorite living composers). Fourth and Fifth would be Erin Morley and Lisette Oropessa, two of my favorite living sopranos. 

KIDS ONLY Gift Making

Saturday, December 14th, 10AM to Noon: Gift Making Noon to 1 PM

Drop your Sunday School aged kids off at the church so they can make and wrap Christimas crafts for anyone on their Christimas lists. We'll work on our gifts while you take the morning off. Join us back at the church for lunch at noon.

RSVP to Sally by December 10th

Calvary Families Helping IHN Families

Did you know that in addition to supporting IHN through the hosting ministry, we know have a donation box in Hannaford Hall? There is a comprehensive list of supplies accepted posted on the box. Current pressing needs are 1) new socks and underwear, 2) new or gently used clean bath towels, 3) new or gently used clean blankets
African Team Ministries returns to Hannaford Hall

 Calvary Youth hosts African Team Ministries on December 8 and 15 outside of the Youth Room. Find unique gifts and items you'll want to gift to yourself. Sales benefit orphan and refugee relief missions and evangelism in East Africa.

Learn more here
Mission Trip to El-Hogar

The Deadline to reserve a spot for on the 2020 El-Hogar Mission is December 8th. A deposit of 50 dollars is required to hold a spot.
Next Rector's Book Club

 Learning To Walk in the Dark
Sunday December 15th following the 10:30 Service.

As the days grow shorter and evenings grow darker, how do we find blessings in the Shadows?
This is a great read for these longer nights in the Advent season -
pick up your copy on the stage on Sunday for $11

Faith in Action Breakfast
Tuesday December 10th at 7:30 AM

Join IHN for a breakfast featuring Liz Murray (Director of the Arthur Project) at Christ Church Cathedral

For tickets or for more information Click Here

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