Pastor Willy's Blog - Complete Post
Merry Christmas! The holidays are here and at Calvary that means some wonderful opportunities to celebrate. Our theme this year is Jesus Is…Better than You Imagine and I’ll be teaching each weekend from Philippians 2:5-11. This incredible passage presents the wonderful truth about Jesus and explains why He is truly the greatest gift of all. Each weekend will be filled with a focus on the message of this season along with the sights and sounds that make it so special. You won’t want to miss a single one.
Calvary's Night of Christmas Worship…is on Saturday, December 10 at 7:00pm and again on Sunday, December 11 at 6:00pm. Worship with the entire Calvary team as we celebrate the joy of Christmas. It’s free and we encourage you to bring others.
Christmas Eve…We will have multiple candlelight Christmas services on and around Christmas Eve. They start Friday, December 23 and conclude Christmas Day. Pick the time that works best for you, volunteer to serve at other times if you can help, and don’t miss the opportunity to invite others. For the full schedule of services, check out our website at www.calvary.us.
Our Annual Church Conference will be held this coming Sunday, December 4 at 6:00pm. It’s an important meeting where our leaders report to the people of Calvary and you have the opportunity to ask questions. We’ll present our annual church budget for ministry, elect various leaders to positions of leadership, update you about our X150 vision, and share with you the good news about how God is at work at Calvary.
Discover Calvary… If you have questions about what it means to be a Christian, what's going on at Calvary or how to become a member, then our Discover Calvary seminar is for you. This 2 hour seminar will be held on the Clearwater Campus on Wednesday evening, December 7 and is an easy way to learn more about why our church exists and how you can join us in our mission to bring people to DYNAMIC life in Christ. If you would like more information or to register, please visit Calvary.us/DiscoverCalvary. I’d love to see you there.
Calvary Reformation500 Tour coming in 2017… Next year is the 500th anniversary of the events that launched the Protestant Reformation. Next September, Cheryl and I are leading a tour through Germany and through some of the most significant events in Christian history. We would love to have you come with us. Find out more information at Calvary.us/reformation500.
As you may have heard Bradley and Caitlin Noblitt are leaving us to begin a new chapter in their ministry at Cross Church in northwest Arkansas. Greg Toney and I chatted with Brad about this decision here vimeo.com/193297693/7b75dc7365. We sure hate to see them go but we are grateful for the years we have served together. Their last Sunday will be December 18 and I know you will join with me in expressing our deep appreciation to them.
As we begin the Christmas season I am truly grateful for you. I love our church family and I am amazed at all that God has wrought this year. The message of this season fills our hearts with hope and with joy.