From the Rector:
Annual Meeting
grounds us in our Parish roots

Dear Calvary Parish,

This Sunday marks the 163rd annual meeting since the founding of Calvary Parish.

Each year, we celebrate how God has been at work in and among us at this annual gathering. We'll look back on the past year and give thanks for the ways the Holy Spirit has been in our midst.

I wondered what Calvary Parish looked like over 160 years ago . What did the founding members celebrate after their first full year as a parish together? I found this in the old register we still have on file:

From 1856-1863, the Reverend William Lhoyd was rector.

Mr. Lhoyd officiated the first parish wedding on June 10, 1856. It was the marriage of his daughter, Maryanne.

There were just 17 communicants , plus their children, in the church then (now we have around 200 members) .

In the first full year at Calvary, there were four baptisms , two funerals ( including the funeral of Thomas Procter, son of William and Sarah Procter ), and just the one marriage .

The Pledge and Plate giving the first full year at Calvary totaled $569.21. (That's $168,156 in today's numbers, adjusted for inflation.)

Come on Sunday to the Annual Meeting, bring a dish to share, and learn what people will be finding in our archives in another 156 years: the blessings of 2019 and hopes for 2020.


The Reverend Allison English, Rector

Annual Meeting of the Parish of Calvary Church, Clifton

Sunday, January 26th
following the 10:30 Service, with a Potluck Meal

Vestry Class of 2023 (Elect 3, 3 Year Term)
Janet Keller
Chip Montrose
Susan Skidmore

Diocesan Convention (Elect 4, 1 Year Term)
Maggie Davis
Paul Davis
Eric Landen
Allison Logan

Junior Warden (Incumbent)
Tom Bible

Senior Warden (Incumbent)
Paul Davis
Bring-a-Friend Day

Sunday, February 16

Please invite your friends and family to come to worship with you.

We will have a Valentine's Day-themed coffee hour after the 9:30 service and celebrate Calvary's ministry of invitation and welcome throughout the morning.

End-of-Year Statements Available This Sunday

End of the Year Pledge Statements will be available for pick up this Sunday in Hannaford Hall.

Save us some stamps and pick up your statement on Sunday!

Save The Date: Carnegie Hall Preview Concert

The Carnegie Hall Preview concert will take place on
Sunday, February 23 at 7 PM.

This a chance to hear our singers before they head to New York City in March to perform Howard Helvey's composed works at Carnegie Hall.

American Civil Rights Pilgrimage

This Spring, Christ Church Cathedral is offering an opportunity to learn about both Martin Luther King and the Civil Rights Movement through the American Civil Rights Pilgrimage, which will take place May 5th through May 13th. The deadline to sign up is February 15th. For more information or to sign up Click Here
Calvary Prayer List

This Week we pray for:

On the Parish Prayer List: The Ebichi Family, Ingrid Grupp, Paul McCauley, Kathy Parsanko Taylor, JL Caldwell, Robert Hozel, Krista G, Evan, Lois Sechler

For the Home bound : Mary Ann Bragg, Richard Sininger, Joan Sievers, Paul McCauley

Parish Cycle of Prayer : For the Annual Meeting of the Church
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