| People Enjoying People Luncheon
For great is the Lord and most worthy of praise…
Psalm 96:4 NIV
When: Tuesday, April 21
Time: 12 noon
A potluck dish to share
Topic: Wasp Watching
Dr. Claire Rutledge has a MS and PHD in Entomology from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. The Emerald Ash Borer is an exotic wood-boring beetle that kills ash trees. This beetle was first detected in Detroit, MI in 2002 and has since spread to 22 states. The Emerald Ash Borer was detected in Connecticut on July 16, 2012, by monitoring the prey of a native ground-dwelling wasp, the Smokey-Winged Beetle Bandit. Since that time, a group of citizen-scientists called The Wasp Watchers has been using wasps to track the spread of EAB through the state. Learn about the Emerald Ash Borer, and how wasp watching is helping us to manage its impact on Connecticut’s trees.
| April Celebrations
Drew & Mickey Love
April 7, 1972
Darren & Rowenna Burn
April 15, 2011
John & Debbie Swan
April 21, 1979
Daryl & Marian Harmon
April 28, 1984
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
After a very long cold winter we pray that this Easter season will warm all of your hearts. The Deacons would like to wish the Calvary family and friends a very blessed Easter. He is Risen!
God’s Peace and Blessing Always
The Board of Deacons
Reflections: God’s Paperweights
There is something positive to be said for old homes that have remained in a family for several generations. One is the continued enjoyment of things from a by-gone era that would otherwise have been sold or discarded. Our family is the benefactor of such a home (circa 1840) in the northern regions of New York State, and paperweights are among those by-gone treasures. continued
Spring Adult Membership Class
“So then you are no longer strangers
but members of the household of God”
This class is open to anyone that would like to learn more about becoming a member of Calvary. During this class we will explore the “basics” of the Christian faith, and what it means to become a member of Calvary. If you are planning to attend please call the church office or sign-up at the kiosk in the Fellowship Mall. A light meal will be provided. You can also email Joan Lawson at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Class begins on Sunday, May 3, 2015 from 4-7:00 pm. Childcare is available upon request.
| Youth Pasta Dinner Fundraiser
Wednesday, April 29 from 6-8 pm
(Serving Dinner from 6-7 pm)
Adult Tickets $7
Under 10 years old $5
Come learn about the organizations that the youth have selected to receive the funds raised!
Kingdom Voices – An Appeal to Heaven
In April 2013 a small group of intercessors at Calvary launched a new prayer initiative — An Appeal to Heaven — on behalf of the spiritual condition of Enfield and the surrounding communities. Recognizing how greatly our culture has impacted our society, we have been gathering twice monthly to pray into a variety of influences and to reclaim our families and towns for Christ. Each time we meet we focus on one specific facet of the Seven Mountains of Influence which are: religion, family, education, government, media, business, and arts and entertainment.
Although we met initially in Calvary’s sanctuary, in time we were led to relocate to the Village Center on High St, which is more central within the community. The Village Center is the former United Presbyterian Church in Thompsonville, called and dedicated to proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ. Though now owned by the town and thus a secular building, we sense the roots of that church are still key to the spiritual reformation within Enfield. And we truly sense God’s presence as we pray. It now serves as our epicenter from which we declare God’s kingdom afresh into Enfield and call the churches to regain their rightful position and authority.
The group’s vision is to be a Spirit led interdenominational force for God within the community. To this end pastors and people from the various Christian churches are invited to participate. To date that response has been small but we are persistent in asking God to open doors of opportunity and clear schedules for those whose hearts are also tender toward our towns’ residents.
Recognizing people’s busy schedules, Kingdom Voices meets the 1st and 3rd Thursdays each month beginning promptly at 7 P.M. and closing at 8 P.M. It is often amazing what is accomplished in one hour!
In April we will meet only on the 16th as the 2nd is Maundy Thursday. May dates are May 7, which is also the National Day of Prayer and May 21. If you would like to join us or would like more information you can contact Dot Cutter, Melissa Thayer, or Ann DuPlessiss. You would be most welcome.
Hugs ‘n Hope
Sorry for the disappointment of having to cancel our March gathering, but the good news is—we will have our famous fun, noisy and hilarious good time as we finally celebrate….
“Board Game Day”
Come join in the fun, come try your skills at different board games: Boggle, Chinese Checkers, Parcheesi, Scattergories, Scrabble, etc.
When: Saturday, April 25, 2015
Time: 12 noon
Where: Calvary Church, UL 8 (Park in the upper parking lot)
Bring: 1. A sandwich for lunch
2. Snacks to share (chips, nuts, sodas etc.)
3. Your favorite board game (if you have one)
Mark your calendars for the following:
May Gathering: Friday, May 15
Girl’s Night Out at the 99 Restaurant. Details in next month’s Crier.
June Gathering: Sunday, June 14 – Tea Time
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
Ventriloquist Mike Lawson will be our master of ceremonies. Come and enjoy a night of entertainment and pure fun for all ages!!
BRING A FRIEND
Calvary’s Youth Ministry:
Ignite The Flame
Love God…Live the Gospel…
Love and Serve others through Christ
The Winter Retreat group has some “thank you’s” to say to their Calvary family for the financial and prayer support that made their awesome trip to Monadnock in March possible! You can watch their video on Calvary’s Facebook page.
Nine teens and three leaders attended the Retreat and counted among our blessings: smooth travel, no serious injuries, at least a few hours of sleep, powerful messages from speaker Cody Deese about grace, moving worship, group devotions and, yes, costumed rubber chickens (ask a teen about them!).
On March 25, our Bring a Friend movie night showed God’s Not Dead. Several teens committed to reading through the Gospel of John, a chapter a day, in the weeks leading up to Maundy Thursday. On Good Friday, the Passion of the Christ film will be shown for interested teens and parents. In April, our Wednesday night studies will turn to “Jesus and Relationships.”