Blog Author: Alice Horner Nelson

An Update from Hanna Massad

Gaza exploded into gunfire and bombing November 11 after an elite Israeli reconnaissance unit in civilian vans entered and was stopped and searched at a Hamas checkpoint a couple of miles from the border. We don’t know exactly what happened because the details are under a strict gag order by the Israeli military. At some point, however, Israeli troops opened fire on the Hamas gunmen.

The Israelis fled, calling in airstrikes for cover. One Israeli officer and seven Palestinian gunmen were killed.
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Tags: Missions, Hanna Massad, Top Story

Storytelling in Stewardship: Foot of the Cross Courtyard

Every Friday during our Stewardship season, we will be telling the story of one area of ministry of the church. This week we're highlighting the Foot of the Cross Courtyard in an interview with Corry Doty.
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Tags: Enews; Stewardship, Top Story

Pastor Anne Reports from the New Baptist Covenant

New Baptist Covenant – Reflection
October 25, 2018 – Rev. Anne J. Scalfaro

Last week, I joined other Baptist clergy and leaders in Atlanta for the celebratory and challenging summit, Journey to Justice: Celebrating 10 years of New Baptist Covenant.
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Tags: Top Story, New Hope Baptist Church, Enews

Storytelling in Stewardship: Bootstraps and Blessings

Every Friday during our Stewardship season, we will be telling the story of one area of ministry of the church. This week we're highlighting our Bootstraps and Blessings ministry. Enjoy this story written by our very own Pat Hagen:
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Tags: Top Story, Missions, Top Story; Missions

Storytelling in Stewardship: Properties Team

Our "yes, and..." theme for October and November is “yes, your story is important, and you can learn from everyone’s story.” Every Friday during our Stewardship season, we will be telling the story of one area of ministry of the church. This week we're highlighting the properties and grounds leaders, Tim and Leigh Bessey (shown here with their daughter Erin).

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Tags: Top Story, Properties

Our Fall 2018 Quarterly Newsletter Has Arrived!

Our new quarterly newsletter, The Messenger, is here! Read More…

Tags: Top Story

Our Year's Theme of "Yes, And..."

Improv comedy thrives on the idea of “Yes, and…”: taking whatever the present moment gives you, and adapting your responses and decisions accordingly. You say your own improvised line, and your partner can take it in any direction they choose. It requires trust, letting go of control, and guts... Read More…

Tags: Spiritual Practices, Top Story, Intergenerational

A Message from Dr. David Farwig- Join the Calvary Choir!

I am thrilled to have begun my work at Calvary and I've had the great pleasure of leading the music in my first service on August 19... Read More…

Tags: Music Ministry

One Great Hour of Sharing Offering

Dear Calvary,
As I write this letter, reports of lives lost and images of unthinkable destruction are scrolling across social media feeds and newscasts: the volcanos in Guatemala and Hawaii, the flood in Maryland, the fires in New Mexico and Colorado, and the ongoing rebuilding efforts in Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria last year (to name a few). As hard as it is to wrap my mind around this kind of instantaneous devastation, seeing grief-stricken citizens walk through unrecognizable remains of hospitals, schools, and so many homes and businesses makes my heart hurt. Knowing that disasters such as this happen with frequency all over the world magnifies that feeling. But such disasters are also occasions that can awaken our spirits.
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Tags: Top Story, Missions, Partnership

Staff Planning Retreat

This week, Calvary staff joined together for our annual planning retreat... Read More…

Tags: Spiritual Practices, Staff Update

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