worship

Advent


The season of Advent has begun! Each Sunday we will be offering three in-person Sunday services as well as an online service live-streamed through our YouTube channel (more information below). We will also be offering both an in-person and online live-streamed Wednesday evening service that will allow you to further enrich your advent journey. We hope you will make worship a priority during this time of Advent preparation for a deeply meaningful Christ-centered Christmas. Receive daily Bible verses by texting ADVENT to 248-970-9971.



Online Sunday Worship


Virtual

Sundays | 9:30am


Every Sunday we share a live-streamed worship service through our YouTube channel. These services can be watched live at 9:30am or replayed anytime after for your convenience. They are complete with engaging music and meaningful sermons. We very much hope that you can join us for worship in this new and exciting way. These services are also an easy way for you to share your faith with family and friends as well! Below is a link to the latest service.


Online Worship (12/4)



In-Person Sunday Worship


6805 Bluegrass Dr, Clarkston, MI

Sundays | 8am, 9:30am, & 11am


We will now be offering three capacity controlled in-person worship services each Sunday. There will be a traditional worship service at 8am and modern worship services at 9:30am and 11am. Please note that we have recently revised our safety protocols. Preregistration is no longer required for worship but will still be required for our in-person Youth & Family programming. Face coverings are no longer required for those fully vaccinated.



Advent Wednesdays


6805 Bluegrass Dr, Clarkston, MI

Wednesdays | 7pm


Join us Wednesday evenings for our midweek worship either in-person or online via our YouTube channel as a way to enrich your Advent journey with a short informal time of stories, song, prayer, reflection, worship, and so much more! Following worship three Growth Groups will meet including our Young Adults, Men's, and Women's groups.


Online Advent Worship (12/1)



Hope & Healing Services


6805 Bluegrass Dr, Clarkston, MI

2nd Tuesday Every Month | 7pm


Join us for a place and time to seek healing for mind, body, and spirit; accept God's mercy; meditate on God's grace, ask for God's strength; and pray with others. These services will be held on the 2nd Tuesday of every month going forward. Preregistration is not required. Face coverings are no longer required for those fully vaccinated.



Weekly Lessons (12/4)


Isaiah 11:1-10 (TNIV)


Philippians 4:4-7 (NRSV)


Luke 3:1-6 (NIV)



Weekly Prayer (12/4)


Loving and kind God, in the midst of our troubled and anxious and hurting world, we thank you for the gift of peace you give us through Jesus - the peace which surpasses all human understanding. Teach us and guide us in his ways so that we may be peace-filled and peace-makers in all that we say and do. Help us as your people to courageously trust you, just as Mary and Joseph did, as we move into the uncertainties, unknowns, and challenges of the days ahead. As we journey through life, grant us the serenity to accept the things we cannot change; the courage to change the things we can; an the wisdom to know the difference. So that living one day at a time; enjoying one moment at a time; we may accept hardships as the pathway to peace...trusting that you will make all things right as we surrender to your will - and may we always have your peace in our hearts. We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ, who is Emmanuel, God with us, today and forever. Amen.

Schedule

Sunday (11/28)


Advent 1 - Hope

7:55-8:45am | Traditional In-Person Worship

9:30-10:30am | In-Person & Online Worship

10:30-11:30am | Something More Growth Group

11am-12pm | Youth & Family Programming

11am-12pm | In-Person Worship

6:30-7:30pm | Al Anon Meeting


Monday (11/29)


9am-2pm | Creative Co-Op Preschool

11am-12pm | Senior Faith & Fitness

7-8pm | AA Meeting


Tuesday (11/30)


9-11am | Staff Meeting

9-11:30am | Creative Co-Op Preschool

6-9pm | Scout Meetings


Wednesday (12/1)


8am-12pm | Lighthouse Food Distribution

9am-2pm | Creative Co-Op Preschool

10-11:30am | Bible Study Growth Group

10am-12pm | Phase Leadership Meeting

11am-12pm | Senior Faith & Fitness

7-7:30pm | In-Person & Online Advent Worship

7:45-8:30pm | Young Adults Growth Group

7:45-8:30pm | Men's Growth Group

7:45-8:30pm | Women's Growth Group


Thursday (12/2)


9am-2pm | Creative Co-Op Preschool

10-11am | Baldwin Center Sandwich Making

10-11am | Women's AA Meeting

10-11:30am | God's Work Our Hands

1-2pm | Staff Prayer

4-5pm | After School Community Prayer Vigil

7-8pm | AA Meeting

7-9pm | Celebrate Recovery

7-10pm | Praise Band Rehearsal


Friday (12/3)


9-11:30am | Creative Co-Op Preschool

11am-12pm | Senior Faith & Fitness


Saturday (12/4)


9:30am-12pm | Girl Scouts

10-11am | AA Meetings


Sunday (12/5)


Advent 2 - Hope & Peace

7:55-8:45am | Traditional In-Person Worship

9:30-10:30am | In-Person & Online Worship

10:30-11:30am | Something More Growth Group

11am-12pm | Youth & Family Programming

11am-12pm | In-Person Worship

12:30-2pm | Confirmation Class

5-10pm | Zonjic Concert (Sanctum House)

6-8pm | Women's Celebrate Recovery

6:30-7:30pm | Al Anon Meeting

Events

Zonjic Concert to Benefit Sanctum House


6805 Bluegrass Dr, Clarkston, MI

December 5 | 5pm


Renowned flutist Alexander Zonjic and his award winning band, Serieux, will perform a free concert on Sunday, December 5th to benefit Sanctum House, an organization that is a safe haven for women survivors of human trafficking. Examples of how you can donate include: $50 covers a session of trauma therapy, $100 covers a YMCA monthly membership, $300 covers a security system payment, and $500 covers 2 weeks of household products. Please contact the church office if you can serve in one of following ways: merchandise sales, greeters, refreshments, set up, clean up, and much more!



Christmas Wrapping Supplies Needed


6805 Bluegrass Dr, Clarkston, MI

Until December 10


We are collecting gift wrap, gift bags, gift tags, ribbon, bows, and tissue paper. Please drop items off at Calvary by Friday, December 10th.



Lighthouse Food Distribution


6805 Bluegrass Dr, Clarkston, MI

Wednesdays | 8am-12pm


We continue our partnership with Lighthouse of Oakland County to distribute boxes with 35 pounds of non & perishable items to our neighbors and local agencies Wednesday mornings at our Clarkston Campus. At 8am, the food boxes are removed from a semi and stacked on pallets. The boxes will then be distributed between 9am-12pm to individual families and local organizations that drive through for curbside pick upIf you would like to be a part of this amazing serving opportunity, please email us with the link below.


Contact: Hunger Ministry



Baldwin Center Sandwich Making


6805 Bluegrass Dr, Clarkston, MI

Thursdays | 10am


As part of our ongoing partnership with the Baldwin Center in Pontiac, Calvary has a fresh, new way for us to continue this very important and impactful work in the Pontiac area. Thursdays at 10am, Calvary will be assembling 200-300 sandwiches each week at our Clarkston Campus. Serving opportunities include: shoppers, sandwich makers/packers, and drivers. We are also looking for sponsors to support this new program. One week of sandwiches costs $250, that's about $1 per sandwich.


REGISTER HERE


Contact: Hunger Ministry