Schedule of Services:
8:00 a.m. Sunday, Holy Eucharist, Rite I
9:00 a.m. Sunday, The Rite Place Liturgy (Contemporary Eucharist in the Chapel)
10:30 a.m. Sunday, Holy Eucharist, Rite II
5:00 p.m. Sundays in Lent, "Dinner Church" Eucharist in Parish Hall
5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Holy Eucharist and Healing

Small Groups & Studies

Sundays, 9:15 a.m. Adult Forum
Tuesdays 8:30 a.m. Bible Study
Second Tuesdays 7:00 p.m. Theology on Tap
First Wednesdays 6:15 p.m. Calvary Dreams dinner discussion
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Nursery, Sunday School, Youth Fellowship, and Children’s Chapel

Nursery

Child care during Sunday services is provided for children age 3 and under (including infants). Our nursery is staffed at all times by two trained church members.

 

Sunday School

Sunday School, or Christian Formation, is offered for all ages on Sunday mornings at 9:50am, right after The Rite Place Liturgy. Generally, everyone meets in age-grouped classes (preschool, K-2, 3-5, youth, and adults), but occasionally everyone from youngsters to older adults gets together for an inter-generational project. Check with the church office on Sundays to see where your child’s class is meeting that day, or see the calendar posted in the stairwell up to the foyer. Parents are welcome to accompany their children in Sunday School, to attend the adult class offering, or simply to enjoy the fellowship or quiet time. The Calvary library is always open on Sundays.

 

 

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Episcopal Youth Fellowship (EYF)

Calvary has two youth groups: Junior EYF for grades 6-8, and Senior EYF for grades 9-12.  For more information about Calvary’s EYF, please click on the Youth Fellowship link at the upper right corner of this page.

 

 

Children’s Chapel (we are currently not offering Children’s Chapel, pending additional helpers)

Who

Children ages 4-10 are led by two parish members in a child-appropriate service that includes prayers, songs, a reading, and a lesson following the “Godly Play” format. Parents may stay if they wish, but usually don’t. We find that the children take pride in having a service that is “theirs” and their behavior reflects this.

When

Children’s Chapel takes place each Sunday from 10:25 until the children join the main congregation in “big church” during the Passing of the Peace.

Where

Children’s Chapel takes place in the Chapel just off the second floor landing, across from the Parish Hall. Children gather in the hallway outside to light a candle (supervised by an adult) and say a brief prayer if they wish, then proceed into the Chapel to join the worship circle.

What is “Godly Play”?

Godly Play is an approach to sharing Bible stories with children that was first developed by Rev. Dr. Jerome W. Berryman over 20 years ago. Based on the Montessori method of learning, it honors the child’s natural sense of the sacred. We use this approach for relating Bible stories to children, using simple props and simple but thoughtful language. Children are encouraged to share their insights and questions.

Godly Play respects the innate spirituality of children and encourages curiosity and imagination in experiencing the mystery and joy of God

-Godly Play Foundation website

Information about the Godly Play lesson for the upcoming Sunday is usually included in Calvary’s weekly e-mail newsletter.

A collection plate is passed in Children’s Chapel; some children contribute and some do not. One child is chosen each week to bring the plate into the main service when the children re-enter; funds are donated directly to Food for the Poor.

 How will my child find me when they return to the main service?

Well, we’ve never lost one yet! Although we are a growing congregation, we are still small enough for church members to spot a parent and child looking for one another and help them find each other. If you are still concerned, you might find it helpful to briefly take your child into the sanctuary ahead of time and point out in what area of the church you plan to sit.

 

 

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