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Sunday School Fall Mission Project

On Sunday, November 23rd, Dr. Judy will be at Calvary. We want to bless the children of her ministry by blessing her with items donated for her infant bags at her hospital.

The following items can be brought in and left in the cradle in the fellowship mall:

» Colorful reusable
   grocery bags
»Cornstarch baby powder
»Baby wash cloths
»Baby towels
»Baby toys

Thank you all for your help!

People Enjoying People (P.E.P.)

The Lord is King! Let the earth rejoice…
Psalm 97:1

When: Tues., Nov. 18
Time: Noon
Honoring our Veterans
Speaker: Sr. Master Sergeant Thomas Orfice of Barnes Air National Guard Base
Bring a dish to share

This is a time to honor our veterans. We look forward to hearing Sr. Master Sergeant Orfice share his wisdom and experiences as he currently serves in the military.

If you have any questions contact Joan Lawson at (860) 745-5211.

November Celebrations


2 Pam Burn,
Greg Farrell
5 Alan Burn,
Adam Lawson
6 Audrey Lee,
Gabriel Malavaes,
Dottie Smith
8 Crystal Hamilton
10 Evans Farrell,
Rick Wezowicz
11 Connor Duperre,
Hunter Peel,
Winston Walsh
12 Hannah Lenn
16 Jayne Blanchette
17 Caleb Cushman,
Debra Markey
19 Kathy Kane
23 Val Joseph
25 Jeane Roberts
26 Becca Menard
29 Carl Joseph


Butch & Lorry Plude
November 11, 2007

Thomas & Fifi Balokosiabi
November 26, 2005

Chris & Linley Ruoss
November 28, 1964
*50 years!*

Art & Sarah Audet
November 29, 2003

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Calvary Presbyterian Church
1518 King Street
Enfield, CT 06082
(860) 745-5211

Calvary Presbyterian Church -
Celebrating 175 Years of Our History

November 15 & 16, 2014

Hear ye, hear ye, have you heard? There is a celebration on the way!

Calvary Presbyterian Church is celebrating 175 years of our history the weekend of November 15 & 16.

You are invited to a catered dinner here at Calvary on Saturday, November 15. It’s not too late to make reservations, which are required at a cost of $20 per person and are due November 5.

If you are unable to join us for the celebration dinner, please join us following the dinner at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary for an exciting historical program. For those of you who don’t like to drive at night, we will have drivers available who would love to provide rides to and from church.Our celebration will continue on Sunday, November 16, when we gather for a combined worship service at 10 a.m.

You are part of the history of Calvary, please join us in celebrating 175 years as we look back on Calvary’s history that was FOUNDED IN FAITH and as we move ahead to the future going FORWARD IN FAITH. It will be a time of reflection, celebration and praise.

- Calvary’s Worship Committee

Deacons’ Corner

The Deacons would like to thank all those who participated in the Fall Friendship Feast pot luck dinner on October 18. It was a fun time of fellowship, plenty of food, and great door prizes. A special thanks to Penny Farrell who so faithfully listened to the Lord and put it all together.

In just a few short weeks we will be celebrating the Thanksgiving Holiday. What a great time it is to share with your family and loved ones in giving thanks and praise to the Lord for all that he has provided for us.

The Lord has blessed us all in so many ways; however there are many people that will not be able to share in that joy for many reasons. Please make an effort in reaching out to those who are less fortunate and share the love of Jesus with them.

Also, be looking and listening for the Neighborhood Joy Project. The deacons are gearing up for the holiday and gathering names from the Enfield Social Services Department to be placed on the Christmas tree in the fellowship mall.

May the love of Jesus Christ be with you all for this Thanksgiving holiday.

God’s Peace and Blessing Always
The Board of Deacons

Prayer Ministry

In conjunction with Calvary’s focus of building the Kingdom of God in our community through a variety of visible activities, our prayer ministry initiated summer prayer events on the Town Green three years ago. Last year we felt led to extend that season of prayer throughout the year and to that end Kingdom Voices was birthed in April 2013. That group of intercessors has met in the sanctuary the 1st and 3rd Thursdays most months since praying into the seven mountains of influence within our culture.

This fall it seemed the Holy Spirit was stretching us to engage the community a bit more by relocating to the Village Center (the old United Presbyterian Church) at 100 High St. in Thompsonville. This is being done to encourage intercessors from other churches to join us on neutral ground as we appeal to Heaven to reclaim our community, state, and nation for the Lord. Meeting time is 7 pm and we end by 8 pm. Parking is plentiful across the street.
Hoping you will join us,
Kingdom Voices Leadership Team -
Melissa Thayer, Ann DuPlessis, Dot Cutter

Reflections: Memories and Thankfulness

The sun is shining brightly. The autumn foliage in Connecticut is spectacular – intense, vibrant and at its peak. Even on cool days there is a feeling of warmth generated by the reflected hues from our trees. Lakes, rivers, and ponds provide stunning reflections in their calm blue waters. We feel cocooned in the warmest colors of God’s palette. I’m savoring every moment of it for soon those trees will be bare, with cold, blustery winds blowing across our region as Thanksgiving approaches. continued

Vision-1 Taskforce Update

The Vision One Team has been meeting regularly and has been analyzing the results of the Natural Church Development Survey that many took over the summer along with the 104 responses to the survey administered on September 28th on our personal devotional habits. In the coming weeks we will share some of the findings and introduce some exciting new opportunities for all church members to grow or deepen their faith and spiritual passions. Flowing out of this will be an Advent devotional that will consist of a personal time of reflection as well as encouraging time with a friend. Look for more information in the coming church bulletins.

Music News

The Calvary Presbyterian Choir was well represented with six singers at the Greater Hartford Chapter, American Guild of Organists Anthem Reading Session on September 28 in Glastonbury. Each Choir Director/Organist brought a favorite choir anthem for all to sing through once. It was a great experience!

The music of Advent and Christmas is some of the most enjoyable music of the church year. Rehearsal of Advent and Christmas music will begin on Wednesday, November 12 at 7:15 in the choir room. Advent begins on Sunday, November 30. Altos are especially needed at this time. Come, join the fun for all or part of the Advent/Christmas season! Thanks!

Calvary’s Youth Ministry:
Ignite The Flame

Love God…Live the Gospel…
Love and Serve others through Christ

Wednesday night Youth Group began its study of “Jesus and Faith” this past month, and we celebrated fall with a Harvest Fair in the gym on October 29.

Several teens have joined Alex Crafts to lead worship, putting together our very own youth worship team! There is powerful worship taking place in UL8! And on October 4, members of the Youth Group participated in the CT United Night of Worship at First Cathedral in Bloomfield.

Teens who hope to attend a Winter Retreat have been busily raking yards across Enfield and beyond. Donations will help families afford this meaningful weekend of growing closer to God and each other.

In November and December, these same teens will be selling beautiful scripture-message notecards and magnetic notepads as they continue to pursue their Retreat goal. Please consider blessing them and others by perhaps giving these inspirational items as Christmas gifts to those around you! Watch the Sunday bulletin and Fellowship Mall for details to come.

Hugs ‘n Hope:
Support & Fellowship Group for Women
who are Widowed, Divorced or Single

There will not be a November meeting, instead please sign up for the 175th Anniversary Celebration Dinner on November 15.

Our December gathering: Our Christmas Celebration
Save the date: Sunday, December 7, 2014; 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. at Calvary Church. More details in the December Calvary Crier.

Contact Janice Singer (860) 763-2936 should you have any questions.