From the Rector
To the Saints in Christ Jesus at
Calvary Church,

How grateful I am for each of you!

This past All Saints' Sunday was an incredible day of worship at Calvary Church, with the highest attendance we have had (with the exception of Easter and Christmas) since my arrival. We remembered those loved ones departed in the year past. We stood together and made our offerings of Time, Talent, and Treasure for the coming year. And we baptized Luca Dangelo, now the youngest member of Calvary Church at five months of age.

What I experienced on Sunday was a church of humble, giving, dedicated people who believe that through God we have the ability to do all things. I understood at a deeper level the tenderness and conviction the apostle Paul conveyed back when he wrote his letter to the church in Philippi. It was a letter of joy and thanksgiving for that congregation. We know it is as the book of Philippians in the Bible.

“I thank my God every time I remember you,”  Paul begins in the first chapter of the letter. Paul then reveals the character of the community. I see that same character alive in the Calvary community.

You are a community who:

  • Looks not only to your own interests, but to the interests of others (Philippians 2:4). You serve people in need in our community through IHN, St. Andrews’ Food Pantry, and Tender Mercies. Your offer your hands and feet to clean the kitchen and put away the tables when we gather together.

  • Rejoices in the Lord always… and are not anxious… but allow the peace of God to guard your hearts and minds. (Philippians 4:4-7) I love watching the spiritual gifts of hospitality and humor come to life every week in our shared life of worship

  • Believes you can do everything through Christ who gives [you] strength. (Philippians 4:13)

Just look at the early results from the 2020 Pledge Campaign listed below. In Christ, all things are possible, and we are just beginning to live into that truth. Thank you to all of you who pledged generously and sacrificially for the year to come. It is an exciting time at Calvary, and I’m glad you are part of it.

The Reverend Allison English

If you haven’t done so yet,
please prayerfully consider making a pledge for 2020.

Pledge cards are available in Hannaford Hall and the Church.
Calvary 2020
Pledge Drive Update

Time and Talent
Offerings of Time and Talent are generous and abundant!
Members old and new are dedicating themselves
to the living ministries of the church.

We have received 80% of our anticipated pledges.

Pledges received to Date: $210,428
2020 Pledge Goal :

Increase in average pledge 
over last year’s campaign:

New Pledges to Date:

to those of you who so generously made a pledge for the coming year.

This is a stellar year 
of commitment
by Calvary Church as a whole.

All we offer together makes our 2020 Vision for giving a reality!

HVAC Update

Why are some of the Stained Glass Windows boarded up in the church?

We are preparing for Niesen to remove the old church HVAC systems and bring the materials for the new systems up into the rafters starting next week. The boards will protect the windows from any potential accidents.

Tender Mercies

Tender Mercies provides housing and support for homeless adults with mental illness. Once a month members of Calvary prepare and serve food. We need people to make and serve food for November 24th.

If you're interested in helping you can sign up by clicking here or on the outreach bulletin board.

For more information contact Maggie Davis

Life Transitions Forum
and Lunch
This Sunday, November 10th
Following 10:30 Worship
Burton Room

Life transitions have a way of upending us and leaving us spiritually seeking. 
Have you experienced a move, taken on a caretaker role, become (or are preparing to become) an empty nester, retired, graduated, or had a child or grandchild in the last year?

Come and explore with the Reverend Bill Scrivener, retired chaplain from Cincinnati Children's Hospital ways to encounter God in the midst of the anticipation, chaos, and aftermath of transitions.

Interested in attending?
R.S.V.P. to
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

Next Rector's Book Club

Join the Rector for discussion of
Gratefulness, the Heart of Prayer
by Brother David Steindl-Rast
on November 17th,
at 11:45
at Calvary House

R.S.V.P. to Allison or on the
Bulletin Board

Youth Lock In

Youth are invited to our first youth LOCK-IN sleepover at the church on Sunday, November 10 hosted by Miriam McKenney. The Lock in will start at Sunday evening at 6 PM and end Monday morning at 9 AM

Please RSVB to Miriam
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