Announcements


Updated Thursday, January 23, 2020

JOIN US FOR WORSHIP THIS SUNDAY, JANUARY 26, AT 10:30 AM:
Join us this Sunday, January 26, at 10:30 AM, for the sermon, “Gospel Transformation,” as we return to our sermon series, Acts: Gospel Unhindered.


THIS SUNDAY JANUARY 26 AT 5:30 PM: FELLOWSHIP DINNER & VISION PRESENTATION
Join us this Sunday, January 26, for a potluck fellowship dinner and vision presentation. The Session will be sharing plans for pastor Nate’s summer sabbatical, as well as highlighting how we plan to steward God’s resources for the mission of making disciples in Raleigh and beyond in 2020.


THIS SUNDAY IS LAST DAY FOR NOMINATIONS:
Nomination forms will be included in your announcements Sunday for Women’s Ministry, elders and deacons. This Sunday, January 26, is the last day nominations will be accepted. You may turn in your nominations to Tom Gyori, Clerk of Session, or place them in the offering plate.


GIVE TO DEACONS’ MERCY FUND NEXT SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 2:
Our Deacons’ Mercy Fund is used to meet a variety of needs in our church family and local community. To show Christ’s love in practical ways, giving envelopes will be included inside your announcements next Sunday, February 2. Please include “Mercy Fund” in the memo line if you are giving by check, and in the “Note” section if you are giving online.


SERVICE OPPORTUNITY: SNACKS FOR RUF STUDENTS, THIS TUESDAY, JANUARY 28, 7:30 PM
This Tuesday evening, January 28, we have the opportunity to be a blessing to RUF NC State & Meredith students by delivering snacks and staying for worship with the students. You are invited to attend from 7:30 – 8:30 PM in Riddick Hall, Room 305. For questions, contact Chris Buckhalter at 919-369-4333 or cbuckhalter@bellsouth.net. Please bring your donated snacks to Calvary by this Sunday, January 26.
>> SIGN UP HERE to bring snacks


WOMEN’S RETREAT, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 9 AM – 2 PM:
Ladies, you are invited to a Women’s Retreat on Saturday, February 15, from 9 AM – 2 PM at Calvary. There will be a continental breakfast, catered lunch, and guest speaker Martha Furman speaking on “Where Do I Belong?” Cost is FREE so invite your friends and neighbors!
>> To give us an accurate food count, please RSVP HERE.


SERVICE OPPORTUNITY: MNA DISASTER RESPONSE IN NEW BERN, NC
It is definitely not looking like summer outside but we have an opportunity NOW to once again participate in a mission trip to New Bern. MNA Disaster Response is re-opening Village Chapel PCA for 3 months as the base of operation to host teams to continue restoration work after the last few years’ hurricanes.

The Session would like to gauge the interest and availability of teens and adults to send a team for one of the following time frames:

• Weekend of February 15-16-17
• Weekend of March 14-15-16
• Week of April 4-11

>> Please email Lisa Gyori at tgyori@usa.net if you are interested, and include the dates you are available.


CHILDREN’S WORSHIP AT CALVARY:
We are investing in our children by discipling them in our Children’s Worship Program. Children (age 5 to 11 years) will be dismissed from the Worship Service just prior to the sermon for Children’s Worship, which will include:
• Bible Lessons – Book of Acts for 2019/2020
• Hands-on Activities to reinforce Bible Lessons
• Scripture Memorization
• Exploring Elements of Worship
• Prayer
• Learning about our Missionaries

Children will return to worship service shortly before Communion. Each of the leaders working in our Children’s Worship Program has completed a background check and Ministry Safe Child Protection Training.

>> Click here for a downloadable PDF version of the Children’s Worship Sign-Up Form.


NURSERY ON SUNDAY MORNING CARES FOR AGES 0 – 4: We love children at Calvary! We count it a privilege to serve the youngest in our midst and their families. Nursery on Sunday morning cares for little ones ages 0 – 4 during the entire 10:30 AM worship service.

CHILD PROTECTION: Calvary seeks to ensure the health, safety, and well-being of all nursery workers (paid and volunteer) and children. As a precaution and to ensure strict accountability from one adult to another, we have instituted Ministry Safe Child-Protection Training. All active Calvary elders, nursery, children and youth workers must undergo a background check process, and child-protection training through Ministry Safe. For a complete list of safeguards, visit: >> calvarypca.org/nursery.


HEARING ASSISTANCE DEVICES: Calvary’s renovated facility recently installed a Hearing Loop System. This system provides the capability for telecoil equipped hearing aids or cochlear implants to directly connect with the sound system. Loop receivers will be available for those whose hearing assistive device do not include the T-coil.

If you are unsure if your hearing device will connect to this system, please check with your audiologist or hearing aid specialist. Pick up a Hearing Loop brochure Sunday at the Welcome Table that explains looping and has checklist questions on the back.


MID-DAY REVIVAL PRAYER, WEDNESDAYS, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM:
Come join the small group that faithfully gathers at 11:30 AM for one hour of Revival Prayer each Wednesday, in Classroom #3 so that Calvary would truly be a House of Prayer for all the Nations!


PASTOR’S DAY OFF SCHEDULE:
Pastor Nate’s regular weekly Sabbath day is on 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. If you have an immediate pastoral need, please contact your shepherd elder. To help better serve you, the following is Pastor Nate’s upcoming schedule:

  • Wednesday, January 29: Sabbath
  • Friday, February 7: Sabbath
  • Friday February 14: Sabbath
  • Monday, February 17: Sabbath
  • Friday, February 28: Sabbath

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LIFE GROUP SCHEDULES: 

  • Buckhalter Group: Wednesdays at 7 PM. Email Chris at cbuckhalter@bellsouth.net.
  • Camenisch/Wiggs Group: Tuesdays at 7 PM, studying the Book of Galatians. Call/text Jeff at 919-327-7521.
  • Miller/Hobgood Group: Starting this Tuesday, 9/10 at 6:30 PM. Call/text Benton at 919- 274- 0881.
  • Wilks Group: Sundays at 7 PM. 
    Call/text Nate at 919-917- 0601.
  • Youth Group (7th grade & up): Sundays at 7:30 PM, participating with the Youth Group at Redeemer PCA in North Raleigh. Call/text Nate Wilks at 919-917- 0601 or Lisa Gyori at 919-749-7464.

>> For more info on Life Groups at Calvary, visit our Life Group page.


FOR INTERCESSORY PRAYER:

PCA Ministries: Committee on Discipleship Ministries and Stephen Estock, Coordinator. Visit pcacdm.org.

PCA Church & Pastors: Christ Central Church (Durham, NC) and Daniel Mason, Timothy Price, Pastors. Visit christcentraldurham.com.

Global Missions: Al & Joan Herrington/PEF. “Bible & Bees” ministry in Mississippi and Arun Isle, Scotland. Visit pefministry.org/Herrington.html.

U.S. Missions: RUF – Duke University and Matt Mahla, Campus Minister. Visit ruf.org/ministry/duke-university.

Local Missions: Gateway Women’s Care and Wendy Bonano, Executive Director. Ministry to those with unplanned pregnancies. Visit gatewaywomens.care.