The following are the announcements for the week of November 1:
Details for Regathering
For up-to-date details on how we are seeking to regather as a church family, see here.
Special Offering: Compassion
We’re taking a special offering over the next couple weeks to help with Compassion’s “We Rise As One” campaign and to help our partner churches in Guatemala. Give online at calvarybaptistchurch.ca/give or at http://fundraise.compassion.ca/goto/collective
Next Members’ Business Meeting
All members are asked to set time aside on November 22 at 6:00p.m. for our next members’ meeting. Agendas have been distributed by email, which will include setting 2021’s annual budget.
Congratulations to Mark & Catherine Wheaton on the birth of their daughter, Cassidy "Cassie" Ruth Wheaton, born on October 25 measuring in at 7 lbs, 5 oz and 20 in!
To Our Church Family at Calvary Baptist Church; Along with our wives and families, we as your pastors are so grateful for you. We would like to express our thankfulness to the Elders’ Board and to each of you for the book and the generous gift cards given to us recently. Thank you for the many other personal expressions of love and appreciation extended to us. You are all “excellent one(s)” in whom is all (our) delight.” Psalm 16:3. Pastor Matt, Pastor Kenny, Pastor Bob.
you are interested in being baptized on November 8, please speak with one of
Our small groups (virtual, at-church, or in-home) are all off and running. There are a very limited number of spaces still available. Sign up at calvarybaptistchurch.ca/smallgroups
2 New Special-Focus Small Groups
Starting in November, we will be hosting 2 virtual, short-term small groups with a special focus:
1. Understanding Your Identity (for Men): 5 weeks, Wednesdays, November 11-December 9. This group will be kicked off by a mandatory virtual workshop from Impactus on Saturday, November 7, from 9:00-11:30am. (Cost: $15) The workshop is open to all men, and the small group will be a follow-up to this.
2. The Money Challenge: 5 weeks, Thursdays, November 5-December 3. We will be going through Art Rainer’s book, The Money Challenge: 30 Days of Discovering God’s Design for You and Your Money together. If you’re ready to read and grow in the way your finances connect to your walk with Christ, this is the group for you. Space is limited.
Sign up for either group at calvarybaptistchurch.ca/smallgroups
Service Teams Needed
If the Lord moves in your heart to help with some service needs right now at Calvary, we likely have a place for you to serve! Some of the key places we could use you are in greeting and ushering, screening and check-in, and livestream operation. You will be trained in whichever place you want to serve. Please email Pastor Matt or Pastor Kenny for more info or to sign up.
And Members: If you are able to help as either a Teller (counting money) or as part of a Nursery Coordinating Team, please let us know.
Our youth group is meeting again on Wednesday evenings via Zoom due to
Covid-19 restrictions. Fusion runs from 7-9pm, and this year includes youth in
grade 6 and up. Email Jen for more
Fellowship National Conference
If you would like to attend the Fellowship’s (virtual) national conference with Dr. D.A. Carson. on November 4 from 2-4 pm, please let Pastor Matt know at firstname.lastname@example.org
There are a number of great new books in our library. However, with the prayer time being in the library between services, it may be harder to check books out. So be sure to peruse and take a book out either before the 9:00 service or after the 11:00!
Some in our church family have sensitivities to scents and chemicals. For the health and consideration of others, we’d like to ask everyone to please use unscented hygiene and cosmetic products on Sunday mornings. Thank you for your consideration.
If English is your second language and having a copy of the sermon would help you understand better, please let us know and we’ll get you a printed copy of the sermon.