Blog : Archives 2021

Calvary COVID-19 Safety Measures

Per the public health order for Denver issued on November 23, 2021, by Mayor
Hancock, masks will be required for everyone ages 2+ at ALL indoor Calvary
events beginning, Wednesday, November 24. At this time, the order is in place
until January 3, 2022. Thank you for your compliance with this public health order as we seek to protect our congregation, the greater Denver community, and support hospitals and health care systems. If you forget your mask, please come to the church office to get a mask immediately upon entry to the building. Read More…

Tags: COVID-19 Update

Update to Calvary's COVID-19 Safety Measures

The past two weeks Calvary has had additional safety measures in place because of a positive COVID-19 case at a Calvary event on Oct. 25. We are now past the exposure time frame from that event, so those additional safety measures are lifted. The choir and congregational singing will resume this Sunday, Nov. 14, as will coffee hour. 
Our city and state continue to have very high numbers of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations and, as we know, breakthrough cases happen even among those who are vaccinated. So while no longer required, we do still strongly recommend that you wear a mask while at Calvary events, especially during worship or settings where you are sitting close to others for prolonged periods of time, and even in between sips of coffee during fellowship time. 
A few reminders as we head into the winter months, which are also cold/flu season:
If you forget your mask while at Calvary and would like one, we always have extras available in the church office or on the round table in the narthex on Sundays. 
Please place a red, yellow, or green sticker on your nametag or clothing on Sunday mornings to indicate your comfort level in interactions. Red = please keep six feet distance. Yellow = elbows only. Green = hugs/handshakes okay. Stickers are located on the round table in the narthex. 
Please refrain from coming to Calvary if you are not feeling well or have any symptoms of COVID-19 or any cold or flu symptoms. You may worship with us online and you may contact a pastor if you would like to engage with a small group via zoom; many groups have this capability.  
If you do test positive for COVID-19 and have been at a Calvary event in the week preceding your positive test, please notify the church office or a pastor immediately so that we can contact trace and notify Calvary members who might have been exposed as quickly as possible, and so that we can pray for you and support you as you need.
Calvary we are so grateful for your flexibility and cooperation as we all work together to keep our community as safe as possible during the pandemic. Thank you!

- Pastor Anne Read More…

A Word From Your Staff - Dr. David Farwig

It has been quite a while since I’ve reached out to you in this way, Calvary. Things have shifted for me quite a bit, as you know, taking on two roles, but especially in the pandemic, leading music has taken a uniquely challenging and rewarding path. Read More…

Tags: Handbells, Music Ministry

Remembering the Saints 2021

This past Sunday, November 7, we observed All Saints Day. During our 10:30 AM worship service, we invited people to share the names of those they are honoring or remember by writing them down on the card provided or in the live chat online. The following post captures all the names shared. Read More…

Update from David & Joyce Reed Global Coordinators of Spiritual Care, International Ministries

Update from the Reeds, each paragraph describes the variety and depth of resources we have been providing to cultivate health with global servants within our mission agency over the last several months. Read More…

Calvary’s Facing Racism Alum Field Trip Broadens Understanding Specific to Colorado’s History of Racism and How it Continues to Impact Current Day Injustices.

On October 24th, CBC’s Facing Racism Alumni Group carpooled to downtown Denver to visit three of many historical markers in Colorado’s history regarding racism. Thanks to technology, two of the members joined us via Zoom on Pastor Anne’s phone to come long on the tour virtually. Becky Whitaker introduced the idea to the group and organized the sites we would visit and learn from. Becky shared with the class about the Zinn Education Project ( and compiled three locations suggested from the website for our group to research and visit. Three members of the group, Susan Wirt, Natalie Ralston, and Diana McMahan took time to research beforehand, and then present at each stop. Excerpts from their presentations are included in this summary. Read More…

Tags: Discipleship, Partnership, Spiritual Practices; Missions

Ghosts, and Witches, and Spidermen. Oh my!

“Ghosts, and Witches, and Spiderman’s. Oh My!”
What a successful Trunk OR Treat it was this past Saturday, October 23rd. The Fall weather was “Spot On,” with the sun still shining as our wonderful volunteers began to arrive. We had twenty vehicles signed up to pass out candy. ... Read More…

Tags: Children's Ministry, Intergenerational, Community Event

Pastoral Letter From Pastor Anne:

Happy Fall Y’all!

(Yes, I’m still a Texas girl at heart even though I’ve lived in Colorado for 13 years now!)

For our fall stewardship theme, Table of Abundance, we are using a cornucopia as a visual representation of the abundance of God’s provision for us at Calvary and beyond. Each week, a member of the stewardship committee is sharing about an aspect of Calvary’s ministry and adding an item to our collective cornucopia on the Communion Table, which is the place where we remember and celebrate Christ’s abundant love and grace. These items include: Read More…

Pastoral Letter From Pastor Morgan: May You Be Well

Greetings, Calvary!
It has been back from parental leave for a month and a half and it has been a joy to be with you all again. The "again", for me, isn't only from parental leave but also from the Tuesday before Julian was born back in February 2020. I missed the closing of the church building due to being on parental leave with Julian and I missed the re-opening of the church building due to being on parental leave with Mavis. In the month and a half of being back at work, I have been learning how to work onsite as a mom, how to lead in hybrid capacities, and how to balance working from home and working at church. Read More…

Tags: Enews, Discipleship, Pastoral Care, Spiritual Practices

2021 World Mission Offering

Dear Calvary family and friends,

Throughout the month of October, we are receiving the American Baptist International Ministries’ World Mission Offering (WMO). Through the WMO, we join with other congregations to celebrate and support the ministries that God is using to transform the world through International Ministries’ 120+ global servants, 900+ volunteers, home
staff, and 250+ international partners in 70 countries. Read More…

Parental Leave Update from Pastor Alice

Read here for an update from Pastor Alice before she goes on leave. Read More…

Tags: Top Story, Staff Update

The Results Are In! (Regional Affiliation Update)

Read more about our congregational vote on regional affiliation. Read More…

Tags: Top Story, Partnership, Enews

Men's Group September Event

Read here for information about the Men's Group September event! Read More…

Tags: Intergenerational, Top Story

Calvary Choir Welcomes Four New Singers

Read here about our four new singers! Read More…

Tags: Top Story, Music Ministry

Update on Calvary Staff

Check out this update on Calvary staff. Read More…

Tags: Staff Update, Top Story

Join Us for Our Connections Class!

If you're new to community and curious about joining, take our Connections Class! Read More…

Tags: Top Story

How to Navigate Our YouTube Channel

Want to find an old worship service of ours on our YouTube channel? This post will tell you how. Read More…

Tags: Top Story, Worship, Intergenerational

Register Your Child for Vacation Bible School!

Register your child for our Vacation Bible School! Read More…

Tags: Top Story, Children; Youth, Missions

Everything You Need to Know About In-Person Worship on June 6

Everything you need to know about returning to in-person worship! Read More…

Tags: Top Story, Staff Update, Worship

Faith Formation Inquiry Summary

Read a summary of the Faith Formation Inquiry that we sent out a few weeks ago about meeting peoples' needs for small groups. Read More…

Tags: Top Story, Spiritual Practices, Education, GPS Groups

Pastor Morgan Parental Leave Coverage Update

Check out this update of Pastor Morgan's parental coverage. Read More…

Tags: Staff Update

SEEKING PAID CHORAL SINGERS to sing with the Calvary Choir!

Click for the full job description. Read More…

Tags: Music Ministry

An Announcement from Pastor Anne - Returning to In-Person Worship

Read this announcement from Pastor Anne. Read More…

Tags: Top Story, Staff Update

Register to Enroll in the Fall Cohort of Facing Racism with Soul 2 Soul Sisters

Register for this amazing opportunity! Read More…

Tags: Top Story, Missions

A Letter from Ms. Angela

A letter from our Children's Ministry Coordinator, Ms. Angela. Read More…

Tags: Top Story, Children's Ministry

A Letter from Pastor Anne- An Update on Worship & Vaccinations

A Letter from Pastor Anne- An Update on Worship & Vaccinations Read More…

Tags: Top Story

A Letter from Pastor Morgan - Wandering

A letter from Pastor Morgan. Read More…

Tags: Top Story, Staff Update

A Letter from Pastor Anne- God Meets Us In Our Grief

A letter from Pastor Anne. Read More…

Tags: Top Story

A Letter from Pastor Alice: Surprising Moment of Sustenance

A letter from Pastor Alice Read More…

Tags: Top Story, Staff Update

A Letter from Rev. Matt Nelson: Looking Forward

A letter from Rev. Matt Nelson. Read More…

Tags: Staff Update, Top Story

A Letter from Denise Lanning- Give Yourself An Assignment!

A letter from our organist Denise Lanning. Read More…

Tags: Staff Update, Top Story

A Letter from Pastor Anne- Annual Meeting Recap & More

Annual Report Recap, Building Update and more. Read More…

Tags: Top Story, Staff Update


View our Annual Report for 2020. Read More…

Tags: Top Story

Read the Winter 2020/2021 Issue of The Messenger

Read the winter 2020-2021 issue. Read More…

A Message from Pastor Alice- Representation (Jan. 22, 2021)

A letter from Pastor Alice. Read More…

Tags: Staff Update, Top Story

A Message from Pastor Morgan - Jan. 15, 2021

An announcement from Pastor Morgan. Read More…

Tags: Top Story, Staff Update

A Message from Pastor Anne - In Response to the Attack on the Capitol

A message from Pastor Anne. Read More…

Tags: Top Story, Staff Update

Calvary Book Group

Calvary Book Group Read More…

Tags: Education, Intergenerational