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Unbinding the Gospel Project – Underway!
At the heart of “Unbinding the Gospel” is learning to share and to live our faith so as to welcome others as God has welcomed us.  The project will lead to the formation of small groups led by members of Calvary and made up of people (friends, families, co-workers, etc.) who are interested from their respective communities.
 
                                                                                                      
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God’s Welcome
When was the last time you felt truly welcome?  Have you ever thought of hospitality as something deeper than friendliness?  Over the next few months we’ll be exploring & practicing a different kind of hospitality.  Using Amy Oden’s book God’s Welcome: Hospitality for a Gospel-Hungry World, we are exploring what she describes as “gospel hospitality”.  God’s Welcome grew out of Oden’s observation that Christianity is perceived more and more as an unwelcoming, if not hostile, faith as well as discovering
how radical early Christians were in practicing hospitality.  The early church’s practice of hospitality grew out of their profound experiences of God’s welcome in their own life and they wanted to share it with others.  Like the early church, God welcome’s us in profound ways as well which means we should be sharing God’s welcome with others.  All are invited to come & explore how God is welcoming them and how we can welcome others.  Questions or concerns please contact Pastor Matt:  303-895-9798 or pastormattcpc@gmail.com
    • God’s Welcome Bible Study:  Every Thursday @ 10AM
    • God’s Welcome Worship:  Every Sunday @ 10AM
 
 
Race Matters Workshop – August 19th 11:30AM – 1:30PM
You’ve probably heard terms like “racism”, “white supremacy”, “white priviledge”, and “antiracism.”  Have you  wondered what exactly these terms mean?  The purpose of “Race Matters”, a common language workshop is to provide a short introduction to the work of antiracism along with defining and better understanding systemic racism, white privilege, white supremacy, and antiracism.  We will also consider through the lens of faith practices that enhance dignity, respect, equity, and inclusion.  The goal of the workshop is increased self-awareness of what is beneath the surface individually and as a congregation regarding race, and the impact it has on decision making, vitality, mission, and ministry.  The workshop will be led by Barb Wilson, the Director of Collaborations & Community Partnerships for the Presbytery of Chicago.  Questions or concerns please contact Pastor Matt:  303-895-9798 or pastormattcpc@gmail.com  
 
 
 
Community Garden
The CPC Community Garden is a dream that began four years ago and with help from the University of
Illinois Ext. Office, Magee Middle School, & Round Lake High was realized three years ago.  Since then, every summer has seen the garden bear produce used by families in our community.  This summer we are working with master gardeners from the U of I ext. office to have, God-willing, an even more fruitful summer.  We need your help maintaining it though!  We are looking for volunteers to water, pull weeds, etc. in our garden.  Please call Pastor Matt 303-895-9798 for more information or to volunteer.  Thank you in advance for your help!
 
 
 
Kids Hope USA
Kids Hope USA is a one on one mentoring program that brings together churches and local schools.  In the fall of 2017 we began working with Village Elementary School to mentor at risk children.  Mentors spend one hour a week, one on one reading to, talking to, playing with, & listening to a child.  In the words of Kids Hope USA:  “One simple thing will make a big difference in the life of an at-risk child: One-on-one, positive attention from a responsible, caring adult.”  Building relationships is the key to building disciples.  We are always looking for new mentors and prayer partners.  All mentors receive training and are expected to make a commitment for at least one academic year.  If you are interested in being a mentor or would like more information about Kids Hope uSA please contact Sheryl Dempsey 847-323-7123. 
 
 
Love Fund

A limited fund to assist those in need with utilities, medical and other expenses

 

Food Pantry

Open to all who are in need.  Call Calvary for an appointment.

 

Holiday Baskets (Thanksgiving & Christmas)
Special package of numerous foods and servings plus gift card to allow a greater celebration of blessings for those in need
 

Where Can I Serve?

Jesus told us, his disciples, to make disciples of all nations. One of the most important values of this church is our mission and vision. It begins in our own community, and spreads from there. Church members are involved in a variety of ministries from things as simple as cleaning the facility to preparing the church bulletins.

 

Mission Outreach

Calvary Presbyterian Church is thrilled to be part of the spread of God’s kingdom around the community.  We encourage all of our people to respond to God’s call for laborers and helpers.

Marriage Counseling

Marriages can be difficult to maintain. Misunderstanding, confusion, resentment, and anger can flare up in any marriage.  Learning new skills or equipping your marriage with new tools can help bring new life to any marriage.  If you wish to discuss further, contact Pastor Matt at 303-895-9798 or email him at pastormattcpc@gmail.com.

 

Prayer Warriors for Prayer Chain

Prayer cannot be overestimated. Prayer moves the Spirit of God and the body of Christ. Our Church is a body of believers dependent upon prayer, and committed to God’s sovereignty. Volunteers from our Prayer Chain pray for their pastor, a list of church members, any special requests, and missionary prayer needs.