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The Minor Prophets

How am I supposed to live…?  It’s one of those open-ended questions that speaks to the tender nature of the Christian life that we are only capable of asking when we acknowledge our fragility and our need for God.  The divinity of God is the only hope human fragility has.  Whether it’s “how am I supposed to live without the support I need?” or “how am I supposed to live when I’m always busy and stressed?”  “how am I supposed to live estranged from someone I love?” or “how am I supposed to live when I’m in pain?” or “how am I supposed to live in our messed up world?” we are asking the

same questions humanity has asked throughout our history.  At the end of the Old Testament are several short books that pack a major punch known as The Minor Prophets.  At the heart of each of the Minor Prophets is the question, “How am I supposed to live?”  that challenge us to consider our ways and if they are consistent with God’s ways.  The messages of the minor prophets are hard to hear and to read, making it that much harder to see God’s message of hope and restoration.  Their messages though, whether their audience realized it or not at the time, all point to Jesus and the final two chapters in the story of faith:  redemption and restoration.  That’s why Israel and Judah always had hope, and why we always have hope too, even in the midst of pain, suffering, and death.  All are invited to come and enter the world of the Minor Prophets, how they resonate with our world today, and how they inform our faith today.  Questions or concerns please contact Pastor Matt:  303-895-9798 or pastormattcpc@gmail.com. 
    • Minor Prophets Bible Study:  Every Thursday @ 10AM
    • Minor Prophets Worship:  Every Sunday @ 10AM
 
 
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. 
 
 
CPC Food Pantry & Benevolence
CPC seeks to provide a hand up rather than a hand out by providing healthy food options, fresh vegetables from our community garden, and by coming alongside those searching for assistance by providing support, encouragement, education, and resources.  Calvary’s food pantry is open every Wednesday from 4-6PM.  The season for fresh vegetables from our community garden is coming to close but there are a few weeks left.  If you are interested in the other forms of assistance we offer, please call the church office at 847-546-4444 or Pastor Matt at 303-895-9798.  We also provide limited emergency assistance when necessary.
 
Love Fund
A limited fund to assist those in need with utilities, medical and other expenses
 
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.