Announcements

Updated Tuesday, November 21, 2017

CHURCH OFFICER NOMINATIONS, NOV 26 – DEC 17:
Nomination forms for the offices of elder and deacon will be available this Sunday, November 26 – December 17. Please prayerfully consider those the Lord would have you nominate as servant leaders at Calvary.

CHRISTMAS POINSETTIAS:
Purchase a Christmas poinsettia to honor a loved one and decorate our sanctuary for the season. Plants are $10 each. Please complete the green order form included in the printed announcements this Sunday and return to the Poinsettia Mailbox in the fellowship hall (or place in the offering plate) by Sunday, December 10.

CLI’S PRAYER AT THE PRISON GATE, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2, 10-11 AM:
Come pray at Central Prison on Western Blvd with Christian Library International on Saturday, December 2, from 10 AM – 11 AM. Groups sing a few Christmas carols and lift up the needs of inmates, chaplains, correctional officers, wardens, volunteers, victims, and victims’ families. Free breakfast at 8:40 AM at Edenton Street United Methodist Church (228 W. Edenton St., Raleigh, NC 27603) in the Chapel Annex before the event. Contact Martha Carpenter at marfcarpenter@gmail.com for more information.

WOMEN’S DECORATING & WRAPPING EVENT, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2, 3-5 PM:
Join us Saturday, December 2 from 2 PM – 4 PM as we begin to celebrate the Advent season by decorating the church for Christmas. We will also have a Ministry Service Project wrapping gifts and putting together miniature sewing kits for our Ministry Partners. For questions, email rebecca@camenisch.net.

3:21 CELEBRATION SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3:
Join us for worship on Sunday, December 3, when we will announce the results of the 3:21 Initiative commitment. Let’s give glory to God for His work in our midst! Pick up a 3:21 t-shirt in the fellowship hall today.

CAPITAL OAKS CHRISTMAS SING-ALONG, SUNDAY, DECEMBER 10 at 7 PM:
Join us on Sunday, Dec 10 at 7 PM for a fun night of carols and cookies as we celebrate the Christmas season and fellowship with with the residents of Capital Oaks (located at 6498 Ray Rd). If you are able to contribute cookies for this event, please sign up here. For questions, contact Carol Ann Wiggs at carolannwiggs1@gmail.com.

ADVENT BRUNCH, SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17 AT 9:30 AM:
Mark your calendar! Our Advent Brunch is a great opportunity to invite your friends and neighbors to visit Calvary and share in a delicious meal and lively conversation. Details, post cards and sign-up coming soon!

DONATE ITEMS FOR THE HOMELESS:
Minister to our community and donate to Calvary Ministry Partner, Raleigh Rescue Mission. Please drop off items in the foyer by Sunday, December 31. Here are some of their urgent needs:
• Baby Oil, Baby Lotion, Baby Powder
• Full Sized Shampoo
• Shower Caps
• Sewing Kits
• Men’s Shaving Cream (small cans)
• Travel Size Soap
• Travel Size Deodorant
• Ibuprofen (Advil or Motrin) 100+ count
• Acetaminophen (Tylenol) 100+ count
• Cold Medicine
• Allergy Medication
• Denture Adhesive
• Extra-Long Twin Sheet Sets (new)
Click here for a complete list.

CALVARY EXTERIOR PLANTS AVAILABLE:
With the building renovation pending, and fall being the best time to transplant, the congregation is welcome to remove Calvary’s exterior plants (nandina, lilies, roses, etc) to your homes for replanting. Many of these plants will be removed or destroyed for construction purposes. Talk to or contact Jonathan Camenisch (jonathan@camenisch.net) or Judy Durham (919-426-4483) for guidance on available plants (potted plants excluded).

EQUIPPING CLASSES, SUNDAYS, 9:30 AM:
Adult Sunday School at Calvary has been renamed “Equipping Class.” Visit calvarypca.org/equip to find out more about our vision for equipping the saints for the work of ministry (Eph. 4:11-16). Our two class offerings are:

  • Finding Jesus in the Old Testament – taught by Nate Wilks, Mark Reams, Chris Buckhalter in the Fellowship Hall. Open to all adults.
  • Being and Living as a Christian – taught by Jeff Wiggs and Jonathan Camenisch in the Deacon’s Lounge (next to kitchen). Limited to 8-10 adults due to space.

REFORMATION DAY 500:
Tuesday, October 31 marked the 500th anniversary of the day that a monk named Martin Luther posted his 95 theses, challenging the church to be reformed around the truth of the Scriptures, starting the movement known as the Protestant Reformation. During Advent (12/3-12/24), we will mark this anniversary with a 5-part sermon series through the 5 Solas of the reformation: Sola Scriptura, Sola Fide, Sola Gratia, Solus Christus, and Soli Deo Gloria. Take home a copy of Tabletalk magazine today (available in the fellowship hall) to read more about the Reformation.

PASTOR’S DAY OFF SCHEDULE IN COMING WEEKS:
Pastor Nate’s regular weekly Sabbath day is changing to Mondays. However, due to some family and church needs and commitments, there will be some weeks in which he will need to take his Sabbath on a different day. To help better serve you, the following is Pastor Nate’s Sabbath upcoming schedule:

  • Nov 22 – 25, Thanksgiving Holiday
  • Monday, November 27
  • Monday, December 4

If you have an immediate pastoral need on Pastor Nate’s Sabbath Day, please contact the church office during regular hours (see bulletin or website) or contact your shepherd elder.

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LIFE GROUP FALL SESSION – PLEASE JOIN US:

Check with your Life Group leader for your holiday schedule:

  • Buckhalter Group:Sundays at 5:30 PM at Calvary. Email Chris at thehermitage@bellsouth.net.
  • Wiggs/Camenisch Group: Tuesdays at 7 PM at the home of John & Rebecca Camenisch. Call/text Jeff Wiggs (919)327-7521.
  • Wilks Group: Tuesdays at 7 PM at the home of Jack & Diane McQueen. Call/text Nate (919) 917-0601.

FOR INTERCESSORY PRAYER:

PCA Ministries: Reformed University Ministries and Tom Cannon, National Coordinator. Visit ruf.org.

PCA Church & Pastors: Trinity Park Church (Morrisville, NC) and Corey Jackson, Pastor and Andy Ew, Assistant Pastor. Visit trinityparkchurch.org.

Global Missions: Guillermo & Jennie Salinas/PEF. Church planting in Zihuatanejo & Ixtapa, Mexico. Visit pefministry.org/Salinas.html.

U.S. Missions: RUF – NC State and Chuck Askew, Campus Minister. Visit ncsu.ruf.org.

Local Missions: Raleigh Rescue Mission and John Luckett, Executive Director. Ministry to the needy and homeless in Raleigh. Visit raleighrescue.org.