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Men's Retreat

Men of Calvary - We need rest, we need renewal, and we need to connect! All under the banner of Jesus Christ. Learn more and register in the foyer for the 2018 Men's Retreat to be held at Calvary on Friday night, March 2 and Saturday, March 3. Cost is only $25. If you have any questions, contact Max Schmid (maximilianj@msn.com).


February Senior Luncheon

Join us on Wednesday, February 7 at noon. Bring a dish to share and invite a friend to join. Judean's topic will be "Have you heard what's coming?" and the Tharnish family will provide special music. 


MOPS meets

We are a community of moms, a tribe, we do life together. MOPS 2017-18 year's theme is FREE INDEED. 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 delve into what it means to 'Let Love Be the Loudest Voice, Be Gutsy, and Go First?' Our next meeting is on Tuesday, February 13 at 6:45 PM. Contact Andrea Lawrence (ajlaw4@hotmail.com) if you would like to know more about MOPS.


Additional News

Special Business Meeting

If you are a member or a regular attender of Calvary you are invited to attend this meeting on Sunday, February 18 at 6:00 PM


Benevolent Need

As benevolence chair, I am asking for some physical and monetary help in regards to a benevolence  matter. This is a delicate matter to which I have been entrusted to seek out some people that are able and willing to help in this situation. If someone is interested in helping benevolence, please contact me. Steve Perkins (815) 922-7301 cell/text


AWANA Grand Prix 2018

Do you like to build things? Do you like to create? Everyone is invited to participate in the Annual Grand Prix to be held here on Saturday, February 24. If you are interested stop by the table in the foyer, pick up the necessary information or talk to Dick Fugman. Workshops will be available every Saturday in February to help you get ready. Cost of a kit is only $5.00. 


Prayer and Fasting

Mondays are being set aside as a day to fast and pray. Join others as they seek God's will and healing through prayer for Calvary, Life Action, revival and to know the heart of God. Set aside time during your lunch hour to fast and pray. If you would like more information on effective fasting, please email the church office at cbc@calvarybible.church


Senior's Pizza and a Movie

"In 1973, a spiritual awakening captures the hearts of the Woodlawn High School Football team. Lead by their coach, Tandy Geralds, and fueled by the team's dedication to love and unity in a school filled with racism and hate, the team makes an astounding run at the playoffs, leading to the largest high school football game ever played in the torn city of Birmingham, Alabama, and the rise of its first African American superstar - Tony Nathan." On Wednesday, February 21 you can join us as we view this inspiring movie. Come at noon for pizza and stay for this movie afterwards. Invite a friend or neighbor to join. Bring a salad or dessert to share and come relax with friends at Calvary. 


New Bible Study

Thursdays at 1:00 PM a Bible study entitled Reviewing the Mysteries of Heaven by Dr. David Jeremiah will meet. Everyone is invited to attend. If you have any questions regarding this study, contact Neal Hildebrandt (815) 933-3797.

Lunch for the Horches

Plan to attend a lunch to celebrate and honor Pastor Jeff and his family on Sunday, February 11 here at noon. Everyone is invited to attend. The main course and beverages will be provided. Bring a side or dessert to share. 


Life Action (April 8 - 22)

When Life Action comes, we will need many people to assist. Are you available to host, loan a car, make a meal, provide childcare? If you are interested in helping in any way, please speak to Tom McElroy or contact the church office at (815) 932-8733.


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.

Winter Equipping Classes

The Holy Spirit9:00 AM in the Adult Classrooms, continues January 7 through February 25

Learn how to experience guidance, spiritual power, and the character of the Holy Spirit.

Seeking Him @ 9:00 AM in the Library , beginning on January 14

This course will provide an opportunity for each participant to pursue, and begin experiencing, the joy of personal revival. The 12-week journey will feature teaching by Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth and discussion led by Calvary leaders.

What in the World is Wrong with Us Anyway?  @ 9:00 AM in Library, beginning on March 4

A Biblical look at the nature of man as God created us as well as who we have become after sin entered the world.

The Book of Revelation @ 10:30  AM in Library, beginning on March 4

Revelation has so much to teach us ... but we assume that we cannot understand it. John assures us that 'Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of the prophecy." [Contained in Revelation].

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.

Men's Bible Study

Ministry To Men, the men's ministry of Calvary Bible Church, will begin meeting again on January 13th. We will be working on preparing testimonies during January. We will begin a study in 1 Peter in February, with the men's retreat coming on March 2nd & 3rd at Calvary Bible Church.  Each Saturday study begins with breakfast at 7am, and study from 7:30-9am.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.


12:30PM - Walking in Power, Love, and Discipline (Kay Arthur, David Lawson, Bob Vereen)
Led by Becky Miller


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

Wednesdays 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

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.