Loaves & Fishes Sunday Meal Ministry
We were warmly welcomed back last month and missed over the summer by our neighbors at Loaves & Fishes! Thank you Angie, Cierra, Connie, Dan, Garret, Leslie, Marian, Earle, Maria, & Pamela for your continued dedication in giving what the Lord has equipped you with to this ministry! Thank you once again, Roberta, for your delicious homemade desserts! If anyone would like to join us in serving at the soup kitchen the first Sunday afternoon of each month, please contact ministry leader Sheila Beaudry for details. You can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 860-716-9855.
P.E.P. (People Enjoying People) Luncheon
Tuesday, October 15 (please sign up at the welcome kiosk if you plan to attend)
Time: 12-2 p.m.
Place: Fellowship Mall
Speaker: Janice Singer
Topic: Presentation on her recent trip to the Galapagos Island
*Save the date, November 19, for a presentation from Katy Lee on her recent mission trip to Israel.
Calvary’s Board of Deacons would like to thank all who came to church early September 8 to celebrate the start of the 2019-2020 ministry season with the Deacons’ Pancake Breakfast. We would also like to thank everyone for their gracious donations. We apologize for any expanded belt lines or head nodding during the sermon that may have occurred due to a full stomach.
God’s Peace and Blessings Always, the Board of Deacons:
Roberta Richmond (Moderator), Evangeline Gallacher (Vice Moderator), Pam Burn, Bjorg Carlson, Jenn Clark, Hannah Cushman, Sue Harger, Wayne Richmond, Dotti Smith & Lorri Valle
In October, Choir rehearsals will be on Wednesdays, October 2, 16 and 30 at 7:15 PM in the choir room. The Choir will sing at the worship services on October 6, 20 and November 3. Please join us to worship in music!
Discovering Calvary Church
So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are citizens with the saints and also members of the household of God… Eph. 2:19 (NRSV)
When: Sunday, October 13
Time: 4-7:00 p.m.
Place: Room UL 8
This class is open to anyone who would like to learn more about becoming a covenant partner. It will explore the basics of the Christian faith and what it means to become connected to a church body. A light supper will be provided.
Please sign up at the Welcome Kiosk. If you have any questions, contact Joan Lawson via email email@example.com or at the church office (860)745-5211.
Surviving the Holidays
When you are grieving a loved one’s death, the holiday season can be especially painful. Surviving the Holidays seminar helps participants prepare for the holidays and even discover hope for the future.
Date: November 14
Call to register or more information: Bev (413) 858-5161
Reflections by Dot Cutter: What Season Is It Anyway?
The sky is a brilliant blue; the breeze is gently pumping in warm, humid air from the south and the thermometer is soaring into the upper 80s. Sounds like a perfect summer beach day. Yet it is late September and both the changing foliage and my calendar tell me it is autumn. Blessed to live in a region of our vast country that experiences four distinct seasons, I’m confused. continued
Hugs ‘n Hope
Support & Fellowship Group for Women who are Widowed, Divorced or Single
There will be no October gathering. Save the date, Saturday, November 9, for our next meeting when we gather for our service project.
Calvary’s Youth Ministry
Calvary’s youth Sunday School will be studying Discipleship Explored, adapted for their class by Melissa Thayer. Youth Group will begin on Wednesday, October 2, and will focus on the attributes of God.
Teens, mark your calendars for the annual Youth Rally in Chicopee on Saturday, October 12!
Save the Date for “A Journey to the Potter’s House”
• Presenter Dr. Michael Ferris
• Saturday, January 11, 2020
• Time: 6:00 p.m.
• Cost: Free will offering
• Open to everyone
A Journey to the Potter’s House is a powerful illustrated sermon that brings you face to face with God in a way that will forever change the way you understand His working in your life.
Nowhere is there a more vivid example of the relationship between God and His people than is seen in the relationship between the potter and their clay.
Michael Ferris is an ordained minister and a partnering faculty member at the Alliance Theological Seminary and the Alliance Graduate School of Counseling located in Nyack, NY, where he teaches pastoral and Christian counseling at the Masters level.
You won’t want to miss this special presentation and message that brings hope, love and redemption! For more information – www.ajourneytothepottershouse.com
Clothing Drive for the Springfield Rescue Mission
In conjunction with the October 19th 9:30 a.m. tour of the Springfield Rescue Mission, the Calvary Men’s Ministry is sponsoring a clothing drive to bless them. So, ladies and gentlemen, if you need to make room in your closet, this is your chance! The men and women ministered to by the rescue mission can absolutely use anything that you have to offer. We are looking for shirts, blouses, sweaters, jackets, gloves and pants that are gently worn or new. Please ensure these items have been laundered before donating them. Socks and undergarments must be new and still inside sealed packages. There will be a special insert in the September 29 and October 6 bulletins highlighting this list.
Please bring your donations to Calvary on October 6 and 13, and personally hand them to Dan Blanchette, Will Gallacher, Butch Plude or Rick Wezowicz. The clothing will be sorted and brought to the Springfield Rescue Mission on the day of the tour.
For those men and women who wish to do the tour, please sign up in the Fellowship Mall by October 6, as the Rescue Mission needs to know the number of people attending.
On behalf of the Calvary Men’s Ministry Group – Dan Blanchette, Will Gallacher, Butch Plude and Rick Wezowicz – thank you and God Bless!
During the months of November and December Calvary mugs will be available for purchase. The cost is $5 and will be available in the Fellowship Mall on the small round table. This is based on the honor system. Checks can be made out to CPC or cash can be placed in the box. The mugs make great gifts and can be filled with specialty teas, coffee or candy. The possibilities are endless! Talk to Joan Lawson if you have any questions.
2 Pamela Lall Brown,
5 Eva & Leah Cushman
8 Katy Lee
10 Lou McGonagle
12 Jen Shew
15 Jenn Picard
17 Angie Massetti
26 Bjorg Carlson
29 John Hamilton
30 Kyle Carlson
31 Chris Farrelly,
1 Dick & Susan Sterling (1966)
2 Chris & Kathleen Farrelly (1999)
4 Bill & Katy Lee (1997)
10 Jim & Deb Woodworth (1981)
23 Dan & Jayne Blanchette (1999)
24 Ted & Cathy Perrill (1970)
25 John & Jenn Hamilton (2008),
Chick & Karren Zenzick (1986)
26 Wayne & Roberta Richmond (2009)
If you would like your birthday and/or anniversary to appear in the Crier—or if you have any corrections or edits to your information—please contact Corrine via our website or by calling the church office at 860-745-5211.