May 2019

Variety Show: Thank You!

Thank you to the performers, audience and volunteers who made the Variety Show on April 13 such an entertaining night of fellowship! Your generous support will allow the Youth Group to sponsor Hellen in Kenya for more than 20 months and provide a generous $790 donation to Teen Challenge.

From music and laughs to poems and life-size puppets (and even some shenanigans in the backseat of a car) it was a night to remember! It was also a year to remember, as the youth began planning for this event in October and worked very thoughtfully to bring it to fruition. Thank you for supporting Calvary’s teens in their desire to make a difference for others in Jesus’ name.

If you would like a copy of the show on DVD for $5 and have not already done so, please let Leslie OBrien know. And if you missed the Youth Group’s awesome lyric video, presented at the show, you can view it here!

Deacons’ Corner

Christ has died, Christ is risen, Christ will come again.

The Deacons would like to thank those who brightened the faces and warmed the hearts of our hospitalized and/or homebound members with an Easter Lilly or Daffodil. Thank you for blessing others as you have been blessed. We would also like to thank the many hands who helped with the service and luncheon for our beloved Ruth Rayna.

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

Music News

On March 17 Althea Madigan played several pieces on oboe with the piano, choir and congregation! Althea was the Children’s Choir Director here many years ago. She now lives in Vernon and plays with the Willimantic Orchestra. The next orchestra performance will be on Saturday, May 11 at 7:30 at Eastern Connecticut State University in the Fine Arts Instructional Center. The concert is free, and she would be thrilled to see us in the audience.

A Hymn Story: While this song was among a collection of hymns published in 1875, it was not until 1954 during Billy Graham’s London crusades that the hymn was widely sung. The Graham team’s music director, Cliff Barrows, was given the song by the Rev. Frank Colquhoun, preacher at Norwich Cathedral. Meanwhile, the British press was critical of Graham and crusade funds were diminishing. However, the crusade managed to go on, and even stirred a sense of revival in Great Britain! “To God Be the Glory” by Fanny Crosby and William Doane was a fitting theme, and was sung nearly every evening of the crusade. It is still a fitting theme and the song continues to inspire worshippers today!

Lori Bourret

Loaves & Fishes Sunday Meal Ministry

Calvary is looking for volunteers this fall to work at Enfield Loaves & Fishes, every 1st Sunday of the month from September to June. Help is needed once a month from 2-5:30 PM. There is a great need for men’s ministry at the soup kitchen. A decision to continue our ministry will be based upon the amount of volunteer help. A decision to continue needs to be made by June 1. If you would like to help in any way, please contact Sheila Beaudry at chickensheila@cox.net by May 31.

Reflections by Dot Cutter: God’s Trustworthiness

The calendar reveals it’s spring and that just happens to be my favorite season, although it can be highly unpredictable in New England. Sometimes spring bursts forth like Tigger, as though overly eager to get into summer mode, while other years it acts like a sleepyheaded Eeyore, reluctant to get out of bed. But whatever tone of spring presents itself, there is always fresh beauty and a sense of quiet anticipation as we enjoy daily the changes in the world around us after a long, cold, barren, grey and white winter. continued

Hugs ‘n Hope

Support & Fellowship Group for Women who are Widowed, Divorced or Single

Girls just want to have fun, so come join us for a girl’s night out for dinner at 99 Restaurant & Pub in Enfield.

WHEN: Friday, May 17, 2018
TIME: 5:30 p.m.

Please meet at the restaurant. Contact Janice Singer if you have questions (860) 763-2936

2019 Lester and Lillian Bodley Memorial Scholarship

Applications are available at the church office. Applicants must:
• Demonstrate a definite financial need
• Have an ongoing relationship with Calvary Church
• Plan to attend (or currently attend) a post-secondary school, community college/university, nursing school, tech school, etc., participating in a degree or certificate program
• Those making a second or subsequent application must provide documentation of academic progress by including a copy of a transcript or proof of successful course completion

COMPLETED applications are due back to the office by Sunday, June 9.

Newest Covenant Partners

So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are citizens with the saints and also members of the household of God.
Ephesians 2:19

On Sunday, May 5, Calvary Church will welcome Tina Acevedo, JoAnne Butterworth, and Paul Yanosy as Covenant Partners. When you see them, please take time to welcome them personally!

Summer Prayer Opportunities

As in previous years of summertime Prayer on the Green, we’ll meet 7-8 PM one Monday evening a month at the gazebo on the Enfield Town Green. This prayer time will be primarily focused on the needs and concerns of the greater Enfield area, families, and businesses, with special attention given to addiction services and programs. Christians from Enfield and surrounding communities are invited and encouraged to attend. Bring a chair if you‘d like to sit and perhaps a sweater as the evening breezes can sometimes be chilly.
• June 17
• July 22
• August 19

Kingdom Voices Prayer will continue to meet at the Pearl Street Library from 7-8 PM during the summer but on a modified schedule as we join with others for the Prayer on the Green for those nights. This group focuses on the larger picture throughout our nation.
• May 2 (combined with National Day of Prayer) & May 16
• June 6
• July 18
• August 1
• September 5

May Celebrations

Birthdays

4 Beth Gillette
6 James Hamilton
9 Ruth DeBottis
13 Nathan Valle
15 Bob Clark,
      June Hamilton,
      Sandy Swan
17 Sophia Zinkievich
20 Chris Ruoss
27 Dick Sterling
28 Jenn Clark
29 Ray Savo
30 Myles Walsh

Anniversaries

6   Giovanni & Lorri Valle (1988)

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.