| Deacon’s Corner
The Deacons would like to welcome in another fun filled season here, Sunday September 7th, with our Pancake breakfast from 10 to 11 a.m. All of the Calvary family members and friends are invited to join the Deacons for the annual pancake breakfast. Please join us for a wonderful time of fellowship.
Also on the Deacons agenda is Fall Friendship Feast, which will be a bring-a-friend pot luck dinner. This will take place on Saturday October 18. Carol Burnett will be our entertainment after the dinner. Stay tuned for more details.
and Blessing Always
The Board of Deacons
| A Crier Calling?
Are you an organized, creative person who is excited about sharing the many opportunities for worship, study, ministry, mission and fellowship that Calvary offers? Have you always wondered if you missed your calling to work for The New York Times?
The Calvary Crier is in need of a new editor. If you think you might be interested or want to find out what is involved, please contact Leslie OBrien.
| People Enjoying People (P.E.P.)
When: September 16
Speaker: Doug Gillette
Bring a dish to share
As an instructor for the Springfield Museum, Doug was fortunate to be invited to accompany a group of artists on a Museum-sponsored barge trip through the canals of Holland in September 2013. His mission was to offer plein air art instruction at various sites along the way. Doug will present an overview of the trip through photographs and a few pieces of artwork he completed as a result of this adventure.
If you have any questions contact Joan Lawson at (860) 745-5211.
| September Celebrations
||Connie Stoodley, David Clark
||George Harger, Carole Black
||Ann Burn, Dot Cutter
George & Sue Harger
September 10, 1960
Paul & Carol Sorel
September 14, 1974
Walt & Yoke Twarosch
September 16, 1967
Smitty & Dottie Smith
September 18, 1993
David & Jenn Clark
September 27, 2003
Michael & Pam Mills
September 30, 1989
Jayne Blanchette, Dot Cutter, Bill Lee, Bill McNabb, Leslie OBrien, Chris Ruoss, Janice Singer, Dick Sterling, Sandy Wezowicz
Sarah Audet, Dan Blanchette, Corrine Brzys, Jennifer Clark, Ann duPlessis, Penny Farrell, Connie Johnson, Lorry Plude, Lizbeth Roberts, Linley Ruoss, Dawn Schoenrock, Deb Woodworth
Calvary Presbyterian Church
1518 King Street
Enfield, CT 06082
Explore the Welcome Ministry
“Anyone who welcomes you welcomes me, and anyone who welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me.” Matthew 10:40
Jesus spoke of hospitality numerous times in His word, and we are asked to practice this in our every day living as well as on Sunday mornings. Our Greeters welcome with the love of Christ in their hearts. That warm handshake, soft hug, or gentle smile sometimes lifts the lonely heart that morning or just lights up the day of one of God’s children. Our Welcome Ministry at Calvary has become an important part of our church family, but imagine, what would it be like if there was no one there to greet you? Or to smile and say hello? What would become of our visitors? How often would they come back?
I give thanks to my God always for you…
1 Corinthians 1:4
The Welcome Ministry of Calvary would like to thank all those that helped in welcoming throughout the summer months.
“I was a stranger and you made me welcome.” Matthew 25:35
We need volunteers for just two weeks at a time. We will have a table set up on September 7, stop by after your delicious pancake breakfast and ask how you too can serve. We need more of God’s children who have the heart to serve. You will see how it not only warms the heart of those you serve but it also warms your heart. That is the love of Jesus.
Mary and Martha Ministries:
Fall Bible Study
“You are all children of the light and children of the day.”
- 1 Thessalonians 5:5
Ladies get ready to return this fall and settle into Beth Moore’s newest study called Children of the Day, a study of 1 & 2 Thessalonians.
Grocery shopping, strolling through a park, grabbing coffee—you are never without His light. The New Testament believers carried the Spirit of God as they walked along the shores of Thessalonica, just as you carry that light today. Shine brightly as you study 1 & 2 Thessalonians with Beth Moore in this 9-session study.
A sign-up will be in the Welcome Center.
Cost: $16 (checks payable to CPC)
Start Date: Monday Sept. 22 at 7 pm / Thursday Sept. 25 at 9:30 am
More Information: lifeway.com/childrenoftheday
Reflections: Rolling with Life’s Transitions
Sudden shifts or gradual transitions? Take your pick! For this is New England. Yesterday’s daylong downpours and gusty winds brought an abrupt, decisive end to the drought-like conditions that have plagued parts of Connecticut’s gardens and farms this summer. The bonus is we have enjoyed long periods of sunny, warm days without the extremes of heat and humidity so prevalent most years. And today, dry, sunny weather has returned with an abundance of fresh, cool, Canadian air. This is one of those sudden shifts. Simultaneously, our dogwood tree is already displaying tinges of deep maroon in its leaves. Hey! Wait a minute! It’s just the first half of August! This is still summer, I protest. Yes, but the signs are all around portending the sure beginning of autumn soon to unseat summer. So is the way of transition — a change that is barely detectable at its onset. continued
Family Camp Wrap-Up
Many members of the Calvary family enjoyed fun, fellowship and worship at Camp Pinnacle on August 8-10, and we hope you enjoy a few reflections below. If you attended and have any feedback or suggestions to share with the Family Camp team, please send it to Joan at email@example.com.
Every part of Family Camp was a sign of God’s glory and you can take my word for it or read on.
Family Camp weekend started as soon as I arrived at camp. After unpacking and eating a great meal, everyone went up to the mountain in their western cowboy clothing on the hayride. When we arrived at the top of the mountain there was an indescribable sunset to enjoy. It set the tone for meeting my friends and fellowshipping with my church family, I made a new friend too who I call my little shadow (Emily Clark). continued
Words cannot express how I appreciate the family camp staff for putting on such a great weekend. Thanks goes to Dan and Jayne Blanchette, Daryl and Marian Harmon, Mike and Joan Lawson, Butch and Lorry Plude, and Dick and Susan Sterling. It was such a fantastic peaceful weekend. The work that this team puts into this weekend is amazing. I felt so much peace this weekend. You are so appreciated. A special thanks to Butch and Lorry Plude for letting me ride up to camp with you. God’s special blessings to all of you.
This weekend, my family, friends, and I went up to Camp Pinnacle in New York for this year’s Church Family Camp. It was incredible. God’s peace was there. In the mountains, in the fellowship, in the worship, and even in the common room at midnight. Thank you to you all for making the past few days super meaningful. Hugs!
The Choir will sing at the 9:00 worship service beginning on September 7. Choir rehearsals will resume on Wednesday, September 10 at 7:15 in the choir room. Please join us to worship through music!
Children’s Ministry News
Girls, grab your tambourines! Boys, grab your tools! Kids’ Club for elementary age children returns Friday, October 3rd at 6:45 pm. We will follow the first and third Fridays of each month again. See you then, and remember to invite your friends!
Sunday school for the elementary grades will be combined again this year. Lorri Valle and Katy Lee will co-teach a one-room school house style, and this year the focus will continue on crafting prayers while building community among this age group.
Calvary’s Youth Ministry:
Ignite The Flame
Love God…Live the Gospel…
Love and Serve others through Christ
Join us on September 7 in the Fellowship Mall to sign up for Sunday School, which begins on September 14. This year Janet Cushman will teach grades 6-7, and Melissa Thayer will teach grades 8-12.
Wednesday night Youth Group will begin on September 24 at 7:00 pm. We’ll spend the year having lots of fun and learning about Jesus and culture, relationships, self-image, and more. Who will you invite to join the group?
I am so excited to take on the Youth Ministry Coordinator position and am looking forward to the year ahead! I know that I have big shoes to fill and a big God to serve. - Leslie OBrien
Hugs ‘n Hope:
Support & Fellowship Group for Women
who are Widowed, Divorced or Single
An Anniversary Celebration
Can you believe it? Have you heard? There is going to be a celebration! Hugs ‘n Hope will be celebrating the start of our 8th year together! September 2007 was the first gathering of widowed, divorced and single women from our congregation meeting monthly for fun get-togethers with potluck dinners, afternoons at church watching movies, picnics, afternoon teas and girl’s night out dinners at local restaurants etc. These have not only been wonderful times of fellowship but also a time to nurture and support each other by freely sharing feelings and lifting each other up in prayer.
Come join us and celebrate God’s blessings on this ministry as we gather for a wonderful time of fellowship at a potluck dinner.
When: Saturday, September 20, 2014
Time: 5:00 p.m. (dinner served 5:30)
Where: Home of Janice Singer
19 White Oak Road, Somers
Please RSVP to Janice at (860)763-2936.