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Life Groups

Signup Sunday, August 27 in the lobby to connect with a Life Group. Life Groups are groups of 8 to 14 people who meet regularly in homes to become family, become like Christ and become disciple-makers. This is a great way to connect with others that do life together. Contact Tom McElroy for more information, (tommcelroy@calvarybible.church).

Senior Luncheon

Mark your calendars for this time of fun, fellowship and food on Wednesday, September 6 at noon, here at Calvary. 


We are a community of moms, a tribe, we do life together. As we are planning for our 2017/2018 MOPS season, we are EXCITED about what is in store. It will be a year to experience Freedom. The chains that hold us down can be broken and we can experience the awesome freedom that only Jesus has to offer us. Will you become FREE INDEED with us as we delve into what it means to 'Let Love Be the Loudest Voice, Be Gutsy, and Go First?' Our first meeting will be on Tuesday, September 12. Contact Kathryn Eaton (bessiedarlin@yahoo.com) if you would like to know more about MOPS. 

Additional News

Fall Equipping Class

The following classes will be offered beginning in September:

The Roles of Jesus Christ
Jesus means so much to us - learn more about Him as the Divine Prophet, Priest, King and   Creator. How do these roles glorify the Father and the Son and how do they bless us who are his followers? Full teacher notes provided to all students.

Adult classroom 1 - Judean Benston - 9:00 AM - September 3 through November 26

The Pastoral Letters and Beyond
A rich 12-week survey of God's Word through the pens of Paul, James, Peter, John and Jude. Learn about true religion, the role of suffering in a Christian's life, the superiority of new life and forgiveness in Christ, church leadership and much more.

Library - Bob Mitchell - 10:30 AM - September 10 through December 3

Discover Calvary
Discover the mission, heartbeat and direction of Calvary Bible Church while you meet church leaders and newer Calvary folks all in four short weeks! Discover Calvary is required for membership but is NOT limited to those seeking membership.

Library - Led by Calvary leaders - 9:00 AM - September 10 through October 1

Eternal Punishment
What is the punishment we are saved from by Christ? Is it eternal? The ancient Biblical teaching of hell is under attack-learn why and what the Bible teaches on this important topic.

Adult Classroom 2 - Tom McElroy - 9:00 AM - October 8 through November 19

All Church Prayer Time

Everyone is invited to attend this corporate time of prayer on Tuesday, August 29 from 6:30-8:00 PM  at Mount Grove Missionary Baptist Church located at 487 N. Fairmont Avenue in Kankakee. Plan on joining as we continue to pray together as the Body of Christ in Kankakee County.

Church Picnic

Mark your calendars and save Sunday, September 24 for the church picnic.  More details will follow soon. 

Thursday Bible Study

Everyone is invited to be a part of a Thursday afternoon class in the library at 1:00 PM entitled, "Prophets and Kings' by Ray VanderLaan; learn from God's word and be challenged to think deeper.  For more information, contact Neal or Linda Hildebrandt. 

AWANA Training

If you plan to help in anyway this coming year at AWANA, we would encourage you to come to a training to be held on Saturday, August 26 at 9:30-10:30 AM for newbies and from 10:30 AM-12:00 PM for veterans come learn about curriculum, scheduling and your role. If you have questions, contact Dick Fugman. 

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.

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.

Men's Barbeque

All men are invited to gather for a little grillin' & chillin' here at the church on Saturday, September 9, 4-7 PM (dinner@5). For the last few years, the Calvary MIIM has kicked off the ministry year with a cookout. It gives us guys a chance to relax, hang out and visit. It's also a time where we are introduced to upcoming MIIM Fall activities and ministry plans. Last, but not least, we play bags and eat some good BBQ! So, plan on joining us, and plan on being encouraged! Invite a friend, co-worker or neighbor! If you would like to help plan or prepare for the BBQ, or if you'd just like a little more info about it, please contact Max Schmid (maximilianj@msn.com/815.953.0659).

Prayer Opportunities

Join people from Calvary that gather to pray on Monday mornings at 9:00 AM in the library and on Thursday evenings at 7:00 PM in the sanctuary to pray for our families, church, community, country and the world. This Thursday, August 3, during our Thursday night prayer time; childcare will be provided for 5 and under.  "Corporate prayer promotes spiritual unity."

Men's Bible Study

Men, join us Saturday, September 16 at 7:00 AM for a light breakfast, a time of fellowship and study as we start a new study, "Recovering Redemptio" by Matt Chandler.  For more information, contact Max Schmid at maximilianj@msn.com

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 - Study of 1st and 2nd Peter
Led by Brenda Heber

New Beginning September 25th
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 September 27th
10AM — 
Reclaiming Surrendered Ground:  Protecting Your Family from Spiritual Attacks (Jim Logan)
Led by Elizabeth Rupprecht
(childcare  provided)

In this six-week excursion with Jesus, Beth uses questions from Scripture to lead you into intimacy with the One who knows you best.  We will learn to dig into the Word, to respond to the questions of God, and to bring our own questions before Him. Contact Elizabeth Rupprecht (psalm32.7.8@gmail.com or call 815-823-3702) if you would like to have a book ordered.


7:30AM   — Journey thru the Bible
Led by Jolynda Reyes

Disciplemakers Conference

Become more prepared to share the gospel and help others to grow as disciples of Jesus! This conference will run from Friday, November 17  through Saturday, November 18. You will choose to attend sessions by accomplished speakers; Jeremiah Canfield, Cisco Cotto, Marty Schoenieber and Christopher Yuan who will share topics designed to equip you in discipleship. Register today at calvarybible.church/disciplemakers. 


Coffee For Sale

Are you looking for something for that someone in your life that has just about everything? Buy coffee and support our youth that are heading on mission trips next summer. Bags are on sale now! Stop by the church lobby or contact Jacob Morgan at jacobmorgan@calvarybible.church

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

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