“I’m IN!” Stewardship Update (as of Nov. 20, 2019)
• 95 Commitment Cards received, representing 147 people at Calvary
• 61 increases in pledge over last year
• 8 first time Commitment Cards received
• $447,482 pledged
• $428,897 remaining to meet our 2020 budget goal
“For all that has been—thanks. For all that will be—yes.” - Dag Hammarskjold Read More…
All Calvary members are invited to join us along with First Plymouth to participate in the Vigil. Please join us at First Plymouth at 3:30 for refreshments and send off. Please take warm clothes and a flashlight or head lamp to light up the poster you will be holding. We will gather on the 4 corners of Colorado and Hampden at about 4:00 and will finish at 5:00. This will give us time to get back to Calvary for the choir concert. Read More…
Fri. Nov. 22 – Habitat Helpers Build – 8:50 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. – 2770 W. College Ave. Denver, CO 80219. Join us as we build a 2-story home alongside new Habitat family Donna & Christopher and kids. Volunteers
who want to help build may contact Ken Pinkham (303-470-1306 or KenPinkham@gmail.com) to sign-up. Read More…
Sun. Dec. 8 – 6:00 p.m. – Calvary Christmas Concert & Holiday Reception - Sanctuary & Fellowship Hall. This year, the Calvary Choir and Festival Chamber Orchestra will present On This Shining Night, a beautiful
contemporary cantata by Lee and Susan Dengler featuring Pastor Anne Scalfaro and Evan Hicks, narrators. Following the concert there will be a reception in the Fellowship Hall with a craft time for the children. Read More…
This service offers a place for those who are grieving, overwhelmed, struggling with illness, tired, depressed, seeking hope, or just needing or just needing some quiet, contemplative time in the midst of this season's fullness. With grace, all are welcomed to dwell in sorrow and in hope. Come for a time of music, visual liturgy, rituals, sharing and candle lighting, and community support as we anticipate, once again, the light of Christ coming into the dark corners and quiet places of our lives, illuminating our greatest fears, hurts, and doubts.
You are encouraged to invite friends and neighbors who also might be experiencing loss this season or anyone who just needs a quiet space during this busy season. This service offers a very welcoming, “guest-friendly” atmosphere.
There is a cookies and punch reception following the service to continue the time of connection and fellowship. Stephen Ministers will also be available if you would like to talk with someone more privately or receive prayer.
Pastor Anne will be leading the service with music by Rev. Brad Berglund. Read More…
Sign-up for Family Promise Host Week Dec. 1-8. Stop by and see what volunteer spot you are able to fill to
provide hospitality to our families. From cooking to overnight hosts
to laundry to van driving, every volunteer is greatly appreciated!
(Family Promise provides shelter & resources for families
experiencing homelessness or in vulnerable housing; Calvary is a
host shelter site for week-long intervals throughout the year.) Read More…
Do you donate money to Habitat for Humanity? If so, read below!
We have heard that some Calvary members are donating money directly to Habitat for Humanity at the national office. If you do, please consider instead giving to Habitat locally. Here’s why:
Calvary is part of Habitat Helpers Coalition and we are building our 14th Habitat house in the Denver Area. The cost Habitat Helpers pays to sponsor a house is $85,000, which is shared by the churches in the Habitat Helpers Coalition. Calvary’s portion is $5,000 ($2,000 of this comes from the Missions portion of Calvary’s budget; the remainder comes from individuals).
When you give to Habitat, whether nationally or locally, you are supporting the same organization – so why not give locally through Calvary and Habitat Helpers? It’s a win/win situation: Calvary meets our goal for Habitat Helpers and you support the organization you love. This holiday season, if you get an email or a letter in the mail from Habitat asking for a donation, let that be your reminder to give to Habitat, but to do so through Calvary! Simply write a check to Calvary Baptist Church and write “Habitat Helpers” in the memo line. Read More…
If you have not yet received your stewardship packet, please contact Lori Grohskopf or call the church office. If you did not bring your pledge on November 17th, please ensure that we have received your Commitment Cards by December 8, 2019 so that we can plan responsibly in our budget reconciliation process. Read More…