People Enjoying People
Lift up your eyes
to the heavens,
look at the earth beneath…
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
at 12 noon
Speaker: Ted Perrill
Topic: Private Pilots &
Ted Perrill will talk about various aspects of flying a small plane and what it takes to become a Private Pilot. He will show some photos of his airplane and views of the local area from the air. He will discuss what the “Angel Flight – Northeast” organization does and he will share some details about the Angel Flight missions that he has flown.
Please bring a potluck dish to share. Bring a friend!
Spa for the Soul:
Our Women’s Day of Refreshment, Spa for the Soul, was above and beyond anything we could have imagined. Lucinda brought energy and captivated her audience through inspirational stories and most importantly, scripture. Her visual method of teaching allowed the work of the Holy Spirit to bring refreshment and restoration.
I want to thank everyone that helped make this day run smoothly from making soup, set-up, clean-up, worship, sound & slides, registration and praying for the entire day. Thank you so much.
Dave & Janet Cushman
March 26, 1994
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
As many of you know, I recently returned from eight days in Japan. For the past four years I have been part of a team representing Presbyterian / Reformed Ministries, International (PRMI) sharing the Dunamis Project with Japanese church pastors and leaders. The purpose of Dunamis is to train and equip leaders so that the church may be effective in its call to advance the gospel in the power of the Holy Spirit. In addition to general teaching of the person and work of the Holy Spirit, the Dunamis training includes such subjects as spiritual gifts, prayer, healing, spiritual warfare and evangelism. continued
The Deacons would like to thank everyone for their generous donations to the Deacons’ Discretionary Fund in February and also throughout the year. It is through your love and generosity that make it possible for the Deacons to help support our church family in emergencies and trying times.
Connie Johnson would like to share this reflection with the Calvary family:
My friend and I were driving down the street one day and I noticed the leaves were off the trees. I noticed a nest in the trees, at first I thought they were bird nests, actually they were squirrel nests. I looked more and they were placed so neatly and gently in the branches way up high. And those branches were not exactly strong ones either. This made me think, how sometimes we do not seem strong in our trials, but God ever so gently lays us in those situations and holds us up. He forms us and knows exactly where to lay us.
Adult Sunday School Preview
Sometime in March (date to be announced) a new study for adults will begin on Sunday mornings between the two services. Using Max Lucado’s book, God’s Story, Your Story – when His story becomes yours – promises us an exciting adventure discovering how our day-to-day story intersects with God’s grand, overarching epic of everlasting redemption . Think you don’t have a story? Have another thought!!
Max says, “Your life emerges from the greatest mind and the kindest heart in the history of the universe: the mind and heart of God.” So if you ever feel a little lost in this world or wonder if your life really matters, come join us as we travel with Max down this fascinating road.
Watch the bulletin for start-up date and location.
In March we will continue to rehearse music for Lent and begin Easter music. Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, March 5 and Easter is on Sunday, April 20. Additional singers are welcome to join the Choir for all or part of the Lent/Easter season! Choir rehearsals are on Wednesday evenings, following the Lenten services at approximately 7:30 in the Choir Room. It is not too late to join us in singing the inspirational music of this special season.
Reflections: Lessons from a Solar Daisy
It’s early in the morning; but already an amused smile breaks across my face, for I’ve noticed the dancing solar daisy in my kitchen window. This is typical of many of my days. Tucked in my Christmas stocking, it renewed memories of delightfully happy days in sunny Hawaii and I hastened to find a spot where it would receive the sunshine needed to power the solar battery inside its little pot. Sadly it failed to perform. Stashed in a bag in a dark closet for eight months, it had lost all its power and I wondered if it could be reactivated. For two to three weeks I would give it a nudge to start the leaves a bobbing but after a few minutes it would stop. continued
Calvary’s Youth Ministry:
Ignite The Flame
Love God…Live the Gospel…
Love and Serve others through Christ
Our last Wednesday of every month is “Bring A Friend” Night at youth ministry. In January, five car loads headed to The Launch Trampoline Park in Hartford. A great time was had by all bouncing and flipping around!
Loaves and Fishes had plenty of help when our youth ministry members joined Doug Brown to work at our Calvary outreach. A Super Bowl Sunday meal was served of chili dogs, chips, salsa, and salad. Several customers replied “You guys must really love us because you serve us such great food!” “You feed us so well!” What an honor it is to serve our neighbors. If you have any items or clothing to donate, please bring it to us on the first Sunday of the month. Allied Attic has moved out of the Thompsonville area, so donations are desperately needed.
A winter retreat has been planned for March 7-9 at Monadnock Bible Conference Center in Jaffrey, NH.
The Junior High is still learning how to make a difference and is planning to organize the 30 Hour Famine event at Calvary on May 30 & 31.
The Senior High added a banana to their Fruits of the Spirit tree after studying kindness. We are blessed to have a group of teens with hearts for being kind to others and reaching out to the underdogs. The group is currently examining goodness — what exactly does it mean for Christ followers?
Hugs ‘n Hope:
Support & Fellowship Group for Women
who are Widowed, Divorced or Single
It’s that time of year again, so back by popular demand… What is it? It’s definitely fun, it’s noisy, and it hilarious with guaranteed laughter. It’s…Board Game Day!
Come join in the fun and try your skills at different games: Boggle, Chinese Checkers, Parcheesi, Scattergories, Scrabble, etc.
We will also be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day, so wear something green!
When: Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 12:00 noon
Where: Calvary Church UL 7 (Park in the upper parking lot)
Bring: 1. Snacks (chips, nuts, sodas etc.)
2. Your favorite board game (if you have one)
Save the Date:
Calvary’s 5th Annual Variety Show
Saturday, May 10, 2014
Time: 6:30 pm
Calvary’s Got Talent!
Purpose: To raise money for Family Camp scholarships
- Can you sing? Can you dance? Do a skit, etc.?
- You can do something as an individual, as a family, or join with another family.
- We are also going to have a few crafters that can offer that as their talent. 100% of all proceeds will go to the family camp scholarship fund.
- more info