Christianity & World Religions, Summer Sermon Series Continues


Throughout the year we celebrate the central events of our Christian faith and affirm our belief that through Jesus’ life, death and resurrection we are saved by grace through faith and called to follow as his disciples throughout our lives. Yet along the journey we will meet others in our religiously diverse society who have strong-held, yet distinctly different ideas and beliefs. If we are to engage in meaningful dialog, undo stereotypes, and promote a climate of peace and understanding in our world, it is essential that Christians seek to understand the faiths of others, exploring both similarities and differences. In doing so we also learn more about our own faith and why it matters so much to us.


Using as a basis materials developed by Pastor Adam Hamilton, we will explore Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, Judaism, and other religious perspectives, describing their origins, some fundamental teachings, distinctive practices, and their unique contributions to our world. Together we will seek ways to build bridges with others so that we can grow in faith, love our neighbor and find positive ways to share the Gospel.

Our hope is that we will each grow in PASSION and COMPASSION through this study. In addition to this sermon series, there will also be a number of opportunities in the coming year to delve deeper into these important issues. This is sure to be a very interesting and challenging sermon series that you won’t want to miss!

 


White Lake Community Garden


Thank you to ALL those that came out to celebrate the harvest and outreach at

Weekly Garden Schedule:

        Harvest         5-7p       Mondays & Wednesdays

        Deliver          10-11a      Tuesdays & Thursdays

        Weeding       9-11a       Saturdays


Text GARDEN at 248.653.0060 for updates. 

Ministry Contacts: 

Bruce Britt brendajbritt@gmail.com

Ben Pusheck benpusheck@aol.com

Colleen Thompson cthompson400@comcast.net

CLICK HERE for more information. 

 

Aug 18 | Pontiac Community Orchard | 1pm | Back to School Celebration


All is well at the Pontiac campus. Calvary’s Young Adult Group will be hosting the August event. If you are available to help out, contact Chris Cortez. You will have great support and will be blessed beyond belief. 

Please encourage our neighbors in Pontiac by bringing in backpacks filled with school supplies by August 12th. See the display in the Welcome Center.

We could also use some more children’s books to add to the Little Orchard Library. They are going through them quickly, which is a wonderful thing!


Pontiac Block Party was a Success!

Many thanks to all who helped make July 21st  a huge success with our Pontiac neighbors. A bit of rain did not keep anybody down and we must have painted hundreds of little faces. One sweet little boy even fell asleep mid-paint. Thanks to all those that volunteered: Alyce Drews, Darlene Brokenshaw, Nicole Smith and friend Liza, Gene Smith, Ray Chobot, Sally Lange, Chris Cortez, Kellee, Mathew and Keeton Rainoldi, Pastor Kate and Greg Zywicki, and Pastor Ken & Diane Greble. It was a fun crew and we sure met a lot of neighbors! 

Sep 15 | 1pm | Hometown Heroes

Oct 20 | 1pm | Octoberfest & Costume Party

Get Involved! Text PONTIAC at 248.653.0060. 

Staff Contact: 

Pastor Ken Greble, 

Ministry Contacts: 

Chris Cortez ckcortez@comcast.net

LeAnne Schmidt leanneanded@hotmail.com

Wayne Jones wayne.jones@gm.com


CLICK HERE for more information.  



Sunday | August 26 | 9am-1pm | Ministry Kick Off Carnival


We Have different gifts according to the grace given us. Romans 12:6a

Become part of our new & expanding ministry in our new expanding space! Formerly known as Rally Day, the Ministry Kick Off Carnival is a great time for you to grow spiritually by finding a place to serve. Take this opportunity to visit with the various Ministry Teams that are a part of Calvary to see what might be a good fit for your specific God-given gifts.


The Welcome Center and Fellowship Hall will be transformed into a wonderfully exciting Carnival for the entire family. You are invited to share in the fun before and after each worship service. Enjoy giant jenga, crafts, face painting, prizes, corn hole toss, carnival food, & so much more!


Ministry Teams

Young Adults Group, Worship Assistants Team, Administrative Team, Children & Youth Ministry, Prayer Shawl Team, Praise Team, Altar Team, Funeral Luncheon Team, Church Council, Community Impact Weekend, Men’s Ministry, IF:Calvary Women’s Ministry, Advent Tea Team, Caring Companions, Pontiac Community Orchard, White Lake Community Garden, Men’s Softball, Growth Groups, Hospitality... to name just a few.


Each of Calvary’s Ministry Teams are encouraged to provide representatives from each team to answer questions regarding your specific ministry and showcase the amazing opportunities available here at Calvary. Please let the front office know who will be representing your ministry.

Staff Contact: Kellee Rainoldi


 

Mark Your Calendar Now | Sunday, September 30

Launch of 40Days of Gratitude & Dedication of Clarkston Campus Expansion



Baldwin Center |  November 3rd | 10am


Eight Volunteers Needed! Sign up to serve at Baldwin Center located at 212 Baldwin Avenue in Pontiac. Saturday, November 3rd at 10am.

Ministry Contact: Reid Miller r.miller@lackswheel.com

CLICK HERE to sign up. 


 

Community Impact Weekends | 1st Weekend in November & Last Weekend in April


Twice a year, Community Impact Weekend brings local residents, churches, schools, businesses, and non-profit organizations together to help make a difference in our community. Serve with us this Spring as we reach out to the elderly, the hungry, the sick, those with disabilities, our U.S. soldiers, our local schools, local food pantries, community gardens, low-income families, and so much more. Community Impact Weekend is your chance to get involved and make our community a better place.


Request information at communityimpactweekend@gmail.com or visit impact-weekend.org