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Vacation Bible School

Mark your calendars for a fun filled, exciting week this summer to discover the God of the universe Sunday, June 25 through Thursday, June 29. This summer Calvary will become Galactic Starveyors. Clear your schedule, we will need a host of volunteers.

Disciple-Makers Training

Participants will be trained and inspired in their efforts to share the Gospel and help fellow believers to grow as disciples.  We will meet for seven Saturday morning sessions beginning on Saturday, April 22 at 9:30 am.

Volunteers Needed

Do you have a heart for kids? There is an opportunity open for you to serve in the 3 year old room during the 10:30 service. Please consider this and talk to Jill Ferris if interested.

Additional News

Question And Answer Time

On Sunday, April 30 immediately following the 11:00 AM service there will be a time to ask questions of the elders about the proposed change to our constitution regarding elder minimums. Extra copies of this proposal are available in the foyer.

Youth Led Worship Service

On Sunday, April 30 at 7:00 PM our youth will be leading us in worship and be sharing about their vision for their summer mission trips. Come out and support these talented youth. Everyone is invited to attend!

Summer Mission Trip?

Do your summer plans include a short term mission trip? If so, Calvary and especially the mission team would like to pray for you. Please let us know the date and destination of your trip and we will be lifting you up in prayer. Contact the church office or the mission team (cbcmissions@calvarybible.church).  We would also like to highlight your trip during May. 

Church Work Day

On Saturday, May 6 beginning at 9:00 AM we at looking for volunteers to do work around the church both inside and outside. If you or your family are available come lend a hand.

Pizza With The Pastors

If you are new to or just curious about life at Calvary, join us on Sunday, May 7 for lunch with our pastoral staff to learn more about Calvary. Contact the church office for questions or to RSVP at (815) 932-8733.

Spring Equipping Classes

When Jesus Made God Visible - Who is Jesus? Our answer and the answers of those around us has eternal consequences. Jesus is God made visible, He is risen, He is Savior and Lord. Spend 8 weeks reflecting on the miracle and the gift of Jesus. Meets in the library - Teacher: Judean Benston - 9:00 AM; April 2nd through May 28th

 Speak Life - Our words can become fountains of God's blessing and life! This four-week biblical study on our words will surprise you and give you hope for your world of talk and lay the foundation for transformation. Meets in Adult Classrooms 1 & 2 - Teacher: Tom McElroy - 9:00 & 10:30 AM; April 2nd through April 30th

 The Letters of Paul (Part 2) - A 7-week survey of the great life-impacting and relationship-impacting teachings in Paul's letters. Meets in the library - Teacher: Bob Mitchell - 10:30 AM; April 2nd through May 21st

 Reaching Religious People for Christ - A four-week look at the particular beliefs and barriers that keep religious people from Christ and how to help them encounter Jesus! Meets in Adult Classrooms 1 & 2 - Teacher: Tom McElroy - 9:00 AM; May 7th through May 28th

Video Study

People are asking 'Is this the end?' In Dr. Jeremiah's DVD series he unfolds five developments in America and five developments on the international stage--all of which ask the question, 'Is this the end?' This study meets at 1:00 PM on Thursdays in the library. For more information, contact Neal & Linda Hildebrandt.

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, April 6, during our Thursday night prayer time; childcare will be provided for 5 and under.  "Corporate prayer promotes spiritual unity."

Men's Bible Study

On Saturdays join the men of Calvary for breakfast and a time of fellowship followed by a study of Philippians led by Max Schmid. Breakfast will be served at 7:00 AM.

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.

  • Mondays @ 10:00 AM--Study of Proverbs led by Brenda Heber (bheber97@gmail.com)
  • Mondays @ 12:00 PM--The Key to Living by Faith, study of Hebrews led by Becky Miller (beckymiller@calvarybible.church)
  • 2nd & 4th Mondays @ 6:30 PM --I Peter, A Living Hope in Christ led by Judy Wurglitz (jwurglitz74@gmail.com)
  • Wednesdays @10AM — How To Listen To God (Charles Stanley) Led by Elizabeth Rupprecht(psalm32.7.8@gmail.com(childcare  provided)
  • Resumes May 6th - Saturdays @ 7:30 AM--Journey Thru the Bible led by Jolynda Reyes (jreyes1361@yahoo.com)

AWANA Awards Night

AWANA Awards Night this Wednesday, April 26 for Cubbies, Sparks and T&T.  Parents, grandparents and guardians are invited to attend. We will begin in the sanctuary at 6:00 PM. Hope to see you there!

MOPS

Tuesday, April 25 MOPS will meet at 6:45 PM. If you are a mom of a preschooler, you are welcome to attend this time of food, fun and fellowship. For more information, contact Kathryn Eaton at 815-258-9781.

Crunch For A Cause

Join us at Subway (1296 N. Kenzie in Bradley) on Tuesday, April 25 between 5:00-7:00 PM to help support Calvary's youth mission trip funds. Subway will be donating 50% of your entire purchase back to them. All you have to do is mention Calvary's youth when you place your order. Thanks for your continued support!

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.

More News

Food Pantry

Joe & Carla Prizy operate the Martinton Community Food Pantry. They have ongoing opportunities to help unload food delivery trucks that come twice a month. Would you consider helping them? Here are upcoming dates that they need help on: May 1 at 4:00 PM, May 12 at 7:45 AM, June 5 at 4:00 PM and June 9 at 7:45 AM. For more information, contact Carla at 815-383-1844.

Bible Witness Camp Bus Fund

Bible Witness Camp is in need of a bus for transporting kids to and from AWANA and other events. They have set up a Go Fund Me campaign. To donate click here.  Your donations will be greatly appreciated!

Ryan Stevenson in Concert!

Best known for his two #1 hit songs, 'In the Eye of the Storm' and 'Not Forgotten' and recently nominated for 2 K-Love Fan Awards, Ryan will be performing with his band on Friday, April 28  at 7:30 PM at Calvary Church in Orland Park. VIP, Early Entry, General Admission and Group Tickets (10+) are available at www.itickets.com/events/376614 or by calling 800-965-9324. 

Spring Senior Day

Cedar Lake Ministries is hosted this event on Wednesday, May 17. Knute Larson will offer an encouraging message from God's Word and Burt Kettinger will inspire you with his music. Tickets are on sale now at www.cedarlakeministries.org or by calling 219-374-5941.

Catalyst Summer Camps

This summer Cedar Lake Ministries will be offering campers a week full of exciting adventures with a climbing wall, laser combat, engaging speakers, tubing, Black Hole slide, Bible study, archery, drama, Gorilla ball, fun and caring counselors, sports, kayaking, crafts, 9-Square-in-the-Air, swimming and log rolling. With overnight camp and day camp possibilities, all ages can experience the fun and life-changing environment of camp. Check out catalystcamps.org or call 219-374-5941 for more information.