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All moms of preschool/grade school aged children are encouraged to come be a part of a group that accepts you as you are--Forgiven in Christ and Free to express yourself as His creation. We will meet on Tuesday, December 12th at 6:45 PM. Come for the fellowship, fun, food and friendship. If you have any questions, contact Kathryn Eaton at bessiedarlin@yahoo.com.  


AWANA, for kids 3 years old through 5th grade, is held on Wednesdays beginning at 6:00 and ending at 7:45 PM. AWANA  (Approved Workman Are Not Ashamed) based on II Timothy 2:15, is a time of studying God's truths, memorizing His word, playing games and interacting with friends. Register your children online at calvarybible.church/awana. Contact Dick Fugman(fugmanrichard@yahoo.com) if you have any questions.


THRIVE - Women's Retreat

The 1st REAL Women Overnight Retreat! Come join us Friday-Saturday, February 16-17, 2018 at Cedar Lake Camp! Special guest, Carrie Gaul, from Revive Our Hearts will speak on the theme THRIVE: "I came that they may have life and have it abundantly," from John 10:10b. Additional information is available Sundays at our table in the foyer or contact Paula Galbraith at (217) 520-9328 or galbraith4@comcast.net.


2018 Winter Retreat Ablaze

Put the following dates on your calendar--Ignite (Jr. High) retreat is planned for February 2-4 and The Armoury (Sr. High) is planned for February 23-25. Signups for  these trips are available now. The registration form can be found at www.calvarybible.church or www.cederlakeministries.org/catalyst-camps/winter-camps. Please turn in registration forms and payment no later than--January 17 for Junior High and January 28 for High School. If you have any questions, speak to Jacob Morgan.


Additional News

Christmas Baskets

The deacons are collecting monetary gifts to purchase items for food baskets for families in need this Christmas. You can donate by placing your gift in the offering box, please designate this appropriately or donate by going to Calvarybible.church under Online Giving select Christmas baskets to make your donation. Thank you for being a blessing! 


AWANA Food Collection

This Wednesday, December 6 AWANA clubbers will be collecting canned goods for Gift of God Street Church. They will receive 5 points for each can they bring to AWANA that evening. You can join them by donating food items as well. Collection bins will be located in the entrances. All donations need to be turned in by Friday, December 15 so we can get them delivered before the Christmas holiday. Thanks for your participation! 


Challenge 2018 - July 2-7

Deposits for Challenge are due on Sunday, January 14. There is a limited amount of spots for this trip; so get your deposits in early. There are 12 adult spots available, $50 deposit and 41 student spots available, $100 deposit. We will be working hard to help those that have a financial need as well as those that have multiple family members going. Let Jacob Morgan know ASAP if you may need financial assistance. If you have any questions, contact Jacob (jacobmorgan@calvarybible.church). 


Fire On The Mountain

On Thursday, November 16 at 1:00 PM join us for this 6 week Bible Study by Ray VanderLaan. For more information, contact Neal Hildebrandt. 


Ladies Christmas Gathering

You are invited to the Ladies Bible Study Christmas Brunch will be on Wednesday, December 13 from 10:00 AM to noon; childcare will be provided.  All current and previous participants in the Wednesday morning Bible Studies are invited to attend and see old friends and meet new ones. Bring a dish to share and a Christmas ornament (under $5) for an ornament exchange. 

Join the Media Team

We are looking for 3-4 people to join our media team. Your commitment would be only one Wednesday night and one Sunday morning per month. Contact Becky Miller (beckymiller@calvarybible.church) for more information.

Join the Coffee Ministry

Do you enjoy a cup of coffee? Do you like to connect with people? We are looking for people to serve coffee and to clean up afterwards on Sunday mornings. If you would like to serve in this ministry, speak to Jessie Baker or Brenda Heber. Thank you for your consideration. 

Missionary Updates

Calvary receives updates from some of our missionaries via email. If you would like to receive these emails, you can sign up at cbcmissions@calvarybible.church. Please let us know that you would like to receive these updates giving you a more effective way to pray for our missionaries and a chance to see what is happening in their ministries.

Christmas Services

On Sunday, December 24 we will have our regularly scheduled morning services at 9:00 and 10:30 AM. That evening we will have one Christmas Eve Service at 6:00 PM. Childcare for 5 years old and under will be provided. Invite your friends, neighbors and family members to a time of celebrating Christ's birth. 

Men's Bible Study

On Saturdays 7:00 AM all men are invited to Calvary for a time of breakfast, fellowship and study. We will be learning from Matt Chandler's book Recovering Redemption: A Gospel Saturated Perspective on how to Change. "Written with a pastor's bold intensity and a counselor's discerning insight, takes you deeply into Scripture to take you deeply inside yourself, discovering that the heart of all our problems is truly the problem of our hearts. But because of what God has done, and because of what God can do, the most confident, contented person you know could actually be you--redeemed through Jesus Christ." Contact Max Schmid (maximilianj@msn.com) for more information. 

Women's Bible Studies

Ladies, you can still plug into to several Bible studies that have either recently started or have been existing for awhile at Calvary. Contact the following leaders if you have any questions. or email realwomen@calvarybible.church for questions.


10:00AM - Sermon On The Mount
Led by Brenda Heber

Second and Fourth Mondays
4:00PM - 
The Ten Greatest Struggles of Your Life, Finding Freedom in God's Commands (Colin Smith)
Led by Judy Wurglitz

Colin opens up the Ten Commandments to show how there is more to them than meets the eye. Moving from dos and don'ts to matters of the heart, they become barometers of your love for God. You'll discover areas of your life that are out of sync with His will, and you'll receive wisdom for living in greater love, strength, and freedom in Christ. Contact Judy Wurglitz,  (jwurglitz74@gmail.com) for more information. 


New Beginning January 24th
10AM — 
Discerning The Voice Of God: How To Recognize When God Speaks  (Priscilla Shirer)
Led by Elizabeth Rupprecht
(childcare  provided)

Join us as we explore a more intimate relationship with God and discover how we can listen to Him with greater confidence, clarity, and discernment. Contact Elizabeth Rupprecht (psalm32.7.8@gmail.com or call 815-823-3702) if you would like to have a book ordered.

Discerning the Voice of God

Beginning on Wednesday, January 24 at 10:00 AM all women are invited to Calvary for a bible study written by Priscilla Shirer. Explore a more intimated relationship with God and discover how to listen to Him with greater confidence, clarity and discernment. If you would like a book or need more information, contact Elizabeth Rupprecht by texting (815) 823-3702 or email her at psalm32.7.8@gmail.com

Sermon on the Mount

On Mondays at 10:00 AM all women are invited to Calvary for a time of a verse by verse study on Matthew 5 - 7. For more information, contact Brenda Heber (bheber97@gmail.com). 

Online Giving

Please consider becoming part of Calvary's Online Giving; to sign up check out calvarybible.church/give.

Meals For Calvary Families

If you are in interested in helping provide meals to Calvary families during times of need, please contact Marlena Tharnish at samnlanie@hotmail.com

More News

Gift of God Street Church Food Pantry

A new food pantry has opened at 660 N Fifth Avenue in Kankakee. They will accept any donations of non-perishable food items. If you would like to drop off items or offer your services, contact them at giftofgodstreetchurch@gmail.com or (815) 614-3785.