Blog Author: Morgan Fletcher

A Message from Pastor Morgan - Jan. 15, 2021

An announcement from Pastor Morgan. Read More…

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A Letter from Pastor Morgan - Home for the Holidays

Dear Calvary,
It is very hard for me to realize we are a week away from Christmas! It is even more baffling to me that we have been living with Covid-19 safety measures for just shy of 10 months! This year has been a tortious and hare situation, meaning it feels like this year will never end and yet at the same time feels like this year has flown by. And while this is not a new feeling towards a year as it comes to a close it is heightened for me this year. For example, back in September when the idea for Calvary Home for the Holidays came to be it felt like it would take so long for it to be experienced and now that we are coming to its end, I can’t believe we are less than a week away from the final pieces of it taking place. ... Read More…

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A Letter from Pastor Anne- The Waiting Place

Dear Calvary,
Damon and I are so grateful for your outpouring of love and concern over the past few weeks. It is one thing to read about COVID-19 and see all the statistics on the news; it is another thing to have a loved one in your home ill with the coronavirus. It is a reality some of you know very well. We continue to pray for those of you with loved ones ill with COVID-19 and those of you who are grieving the loss of loved ones due to this virus. We feel very fortunate that Damon’s case was mild to moderate in symptoms. Damon was cleared by his doctor to leave quarantine yesterday (Dec. 3), and I will be clear to leave quarantine on Monday (Dec. 7). Read More…

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Pastor Anne's World Mission Offering Letter

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 come together for a time of awareness, advocacy, and action for global mission as we celebrate and support the ministries that God is using to transform the world. For the 2020 World Mission Offering, International Ministries (IM) is highlighting the Ministry Priorities of Discipleship, Theological Education, Peace and Justice, Education, Health and Wellness, and Economic Development. While these represent only a fraction of IM’s ministries, they provide a window into what God is doing worldwide through our 125 global servants, 900+ volunteers, home staff, and 250+ international partners. ... Read More…

Pastoral Letter: Faith Formation Opportunities

Greetings, Calvary,
It has been 25 Sundays of digital worship, 26 Sundays since worship was open to folks in the Sanctuary, and 28 Sundays since I was in worship with you before going on parental leave. That is exactly half the Sundays in a year that we have not been together - while I know we have lived it, it is still hard to believe. Read More…

A Letter From Pastor Morgan

Hello Calvary!

I write to you as Julian is napping and Ian is working in the office. This has become the norm for me - doing focused sprints of work while my little one naps or Ian is with him. We refer to it as the pandemic parenting shuffle. Working fulltime and taking care of Julian fulltime has been a nonstop source of learning how to work as efficiently as possible, prioritizing tasks by what can be interrupted and what cannot so I can stack the non-interruptible tasks on Tuesdays or Thursday afternoons when Ian is point parent with Julian or after Julian goes down for the night. Read More…

A Letter From Pastor Morgan

Dear Calvary,
On Wednesday night of this week 64 of us gathered for a different worship experience. We gathered in the north parking lot at the church, socially distanced apart, while wearing masks, and we worshiped God in person, together. Worshiping in person is an experience Calvary has not been able to offer since March of this year. I knew I had missed worshiping with all of you in person but what I could not have really appreciated until we worshiped together again, is how the Spirit moves among us to spark in the moment words while leading worship. I felt this during both parts of the service I led. Read More…

A Letter From Pastor Anne

Dear Calvary family & friends,

One of the ways that I like to decompress on a day off is by working jigsaw puzzles. I get “in the zone” and will finish a 1,000 piece puzzle in a day because I keep thinking “just one more piece and then I’ll take a break” but of course that break never comes. For me, preparation is key in working a puzzle. I study the picture on the box for a few minutes to get the image in my mind, lay all the pieces out face up (sometimes grouping them by color or design), and then pull out the straight edges. It’s tedious, but when I do this prep work it makes the puzzle a bit less puzzling. There’s nothing like getting down to those last 25 pieces and filling in the image quickly until that last ‘snap’ of the final puzzle piece. So gratifying! Read More…

A Letter From Pastor Anne.

Calvary family & friends,

This week is brought to you by the letter P (thank you Sesame Street!):
• Pandemic
• Protests & Petitions
• Politics
• Promises
• Puzzles
• Personal Issues & Personalities
• P_________ (what word would you add here?) Read More…

A Letter From Pastor Morgan

Hello Calvary Family -

While we are still under “Safer at Home” safety measures and folks begin to explore what social distanced gatherings look like it can be a bit unsettling. What do we feel comfortable with? How do we know what to do? It would be nice to see people but how do we navigate awkward boundary conversations if someone encroaches on mine? These, and I imagine many others, are questions you might be tossing around as you wish to see those you love from Calvary. Read More…

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