| People Enjoying People Luncheon
“…but those who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings like eagles.”
Tuesday, February 17
Time: 12 noon
A potluck dish to share
Speaker: Jenny Dickson, speaking on: The Bald Eagles in Connecticut
Jenny Dickson works for the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection agency. Through a power point presentation she will explain many questions about the Bald Eagles in our state. Please come with questions you might like to ask Jenny on this topic.
| A Special Welcome
Calvary is excited to welcome Corrine Brzys as our new Administrative Assistant! Corrine will be in the office from 9-1:00, Monday-Friday.
Rick Wezowicz has transitioned to a new role as Calvary’s Financial/Facilities Assistant.
| February Celebrations
Al and Nancy Marcil
February 8, 1964
Bill and Nancy Gardner
February 19, 1983
Jayne Blanchette, Dot Cutter, Bill Lee, Bill McNabb, Cathy Perrill, Chris Ruoss, Janice Singer, Dick Sterling, Sandy Wezowicz
Sarah Audet, Dan Blanchette, Corrine Brzys, Jennifer Clark, Ann duPlessis, Penny Farrell, Avis Hall, Kathy Harvey, Connie Johnson, Lizbeth Roberts, Serena Thomsen, Deb Woodworth
Calvary Presbyterian Church
1518 King Street
Enfield, CT 06082
The Calvary family would like to welcome our newly elected Deacons to help serve God and Our Church Family; Avis Hall, Kathy Harvey and Serena Thomsen. We pray for God’s blessing upon each one of them for accepting the call into this ministry, and their time and resources.
February is also the month for The Annual Deacon’s Discretionary Fund Campaign. Donations for this fund are used to help individuals in our immediate church family. The economic times we are now experiencing, it may be more difficult for one of our church family to have enough resources to pay a bill. The Deacons can help with the disbursement of funds for these situations. It can come by way of a gift card for groceries, prepaid gas card, payment for a utility bill or just assisting a family with a necessary service.
We want you to know that this campaign is not about the money, but about the giving and sharing of God’s love for one another. Envelopes for this campaign will be made available in the pews during each Sunday service this month or just see one of the Deacon’s. We ask that you prayerfully consider what God has put upon your heart during this campaign.
We would also like to thank all those who attended the Annual Meeting and Pot Luck. Once again it made for a wonderful time of fellowship while getting some business done too.
God’s Peace and Blessing Always
The Board of Deacons
Attention Men of Calvary!!
Calvary Men’s Ministry
Saturday February 21 — mark this date on your calendar!! Tired of being cooped up in the house because of all this cold weather? Well then, the Calvary Men’s Ministry invites you to come and have breakfast, hot coffee, fellowship and just plain have a good time with other Christian men. There will be more details to follow.
God’s Blessing, from the Calvary Men’s Ministry
Vision One Update
Last June many members of the Calvary family participated in the Natural Church Development(NCD)Survey as a way to provide feedback on the spiritual “health” of our congregation.
Overall, the results portrayed our church community as functioning within the “average” levels of performance and health across the eight primary NCD characteristics. There were several sub-categories measured as well, and it is within these sub-categories where the Vision One team focused its efforts in December. Calvary’s lowest measurement in the survey dealt with our “personal passions for devotions”, our personal habits which help us bring the Bible into our daily lives.
The team and Pastor Steve developed the weekly Advent Devotional Guide as an opportunity to spend personal time, and time with friends with the Word and inspiration and prayer. A survey was administered in January to see if the guides made an impact. The results indicate that they did and in a very positive way! Two thirds of the respondents indicated the devotionals were used at least once per week throughout Advent, and nearly 70% of the participants felt the effort helped to improve their personal devotional routines. That’s outstanding!
We thank those who provided feedback. The Vision One team is very excited that members are experiencing growth in their relationship with God through this effort, and we look forward to working with Pastor Steve and the ministry leaders to provide similar and ongoing devotional opportunities in the near future.
Reflections: Mining for Gold
The nostalgia of the “old west” has recently been rekindled by a TV program called Gold Rush. The suspense and excitement of discovering something as valuable as gold or silver, other precious metals, or valuable gems evokes a thrill of magnetic fascination that captivates an audience. As a very young child I recall finding small sparkly stones along a mountain path; stones that I was sure contained diamonds, only to be told it was mica. On another occasion shiny gold rocks that I excitedly presented to my parents were dismissed as nothing more than fool’s gold. Disappointment was inevitable but our quest for the valuable in life is undeniable. continued
Rehearsal of Lent and Easter music will begin in February. Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, February 18, and Easter is on Sunday, April 5. Additional singers are welcome to join the Choir for all or part of the Lent/Easter season. Altos are especially needed. Choir rehearsals are on Wednesday evenings at 7:15 in the choir room on February 4 and 11. During Lent, the rehearsals will follow the Lenten services at approximately 7:30. Please join us in singing the inspirational music of this special season!
- Lori Bourrett
Hugs ‘n Hope:
A Valentine Brunch
Come join us as we gather for a wonderful time of fellowship at a Valentine’s potluck brunch celebration.
When: Saturday, February 28, 2015
Time: 10:15 a.m. (brunch served at 10:30 a.m.)
Where: Home of Janice Singer – 19 White Oak Road – Somers
Please RSVP to Janice at (860)763-2936 for food assignments.
Save the Date:
Calvary’s 6th Annual Variety Show
Saturday, May 16, 2015
Time: 6:30 pm
Purpose: To raise money for Family Camp scholarships
- Can you sing? Can you dance? Got a skit to share?
- You can do something as an individual, as a family, or join with others.
- We are looking for a 3-5 minute time limit.
- Jim Lenn will be organizing a brief rehearsal for all participants on Friday, May 15.
- A sign-up for this event will be at the Calvary Sign-up Center in the Fellowship Mall. Sign up soon due to limited space!
Calvary’s Youth Ministry:
Ignite The Flame
Love God…Live the Gospel…
Love and Serve others through Christ
Youth Group kicked off the new year with a study of “Jesus and Your Image” and will soon begin “Jesus and Mean People.”
Over the next few weeks, the teens will be learning or reviewing the “Books of the Bible.” If you’d like to study along with them, you can sing along with this song for the Old Testament: www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7ZtWRSCH7E