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Spring Missions Celebration

Spring Missions Celebration

Twice each year, Calvary gives special emphasis to the global vision and outreach that our church has had since its inception. This year, our Spring Missions Celebration theme meditates on our calling to always be "Sending Hope to the World."

Apr. 22–29

Join us as we celebrate the work of missions around the world! We will enjoy several missions-based events and opportunities throughout the week including Missions Small Groups, a Family Missions Breakfast and special activities at Calvary. Special guest speaker and missionary, Jamie Kemp, will join us during our weekend services. During this missions celebration, missionaries from all over the world will join us, and they will be featured guests at several activities throughout the week.

For full information about this exciting week and how to participate, visit the missions celebration page.

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National Day of Prayer
May
03

National Day of Prayer

  • Thursday, May 3, 12:00 pm

The National Day of Prayer is Thursday, May 3. Let's gather together for a noon hour of worship and prayer.

Thursday, May 3
12 p.m.
Fellowship Hall

Join Calvary Church staff, students and other believers for a pastor-led prayer time. You can also be part of this day by signing up to receive texts throughout the day. You will receive texts between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. This is a small but effective way to pray throughout the day and join the nation in prayer. To sign up, text "pray" to 630-225-7703.

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Business Meeting
May
09

Business Meeting

  • Wednesday, May 9, 7:00 pm

Join us for our semi-annual business meeting. After we enjoy some snacks and fellowship, the night will include worship, Communion and the financial report. Pastor Ross will be sharing additional details on succession strategy and Calvary Church ministry opportunities. 

Wednesday, May 9
7 p.m.
Fellowship Hall

Members are encouraged to attend, and everyone is welcome. For those who do not wish to attend the business meeting, we are offering an alternate Believer's Life class that evening.

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Apr 28, 2018

Safe Families Training

  • Saturday, Apr. 28, 8:30 am – 1:00 pm

Prospective safe families, you're invited to a live, accelerated comprehensive training session. 

Saturday, Apr. 28
8:30 a.m-1 p.m. 
Guest Welcome Center

This event is designed to equip you to welcome a child into your home or support a host or placing parent. The live comprehensive training session includes everything you need to become a certified Safe Family Volunteer: 

  • Start or submit your application
  • Get fingerprints taken for the background check
  • Complete your training hours
  • Meet like-minded families who will support you

The training will be in two parts. The first 2.5 hours will be for all volunteers. The second 1.5  hours will be for host families. Host Families must stay for the whole training. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. for those who need to start an application, schedule a home study, start a background check or ask one-on-one questions. The training session begins at 9 a.m. sharp and will be held in the Guest Welcome Center. A light breakfast and lunch are included.

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Apr 28, 2018

Scotland & Rwanda Missions Trips Info Meeting

  • Saturday, Apr. 28, 10:00 am – 10:00 am

If you are interested in participating in our Scotland or Rwanda missions trip (or both!), come to an informational meeting this Saturday!

Saturday, Apr. 28
10 a.m.
Guest Welcome Center

Learn about the leaders, ministries and service involved in these trips. Questions? Email us or call 630-585-3240.

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May 03, 2018

National Day of Prayer

  • Thursday, May. 3, 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm

The National Day of Prayer is Thursday, May 3. Let's gather together for a noon hour of worship and prayer.

Thursday, May 3
12 p.m.
Fellowship Hall

Join Calvary Church staff, students and other believers for a pastor-led prayer time. You can also be part of this day by signing up to receive texts throughout the day. You will receive texts between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. This is a small but effective way to pray throughout the day and join the nation in prayer. To sign up, text "pray" to 630-225-7703.

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May 04, 2018

NXTjhi May Day

  • Friday, May. 4, 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

 One of our favorite events of the year is coming up soon—May Day! Join us for open gym, games, an outdoor movie, laser tag, a bonfire and, of course, a huge powder paint war! This is a great opportunity to bring a friend with you.

May Day
Friday, May 4th
7-10 p.m.

Our earlybird rate is $10 by April 15th, regular rate is $15 by May 2nd and you can register at the door for $20.

We will have activities inside and outside, so be sure to wear weather appropriate clothes. Concessions will be made available for purchase along with complimentary healthy snacks. Bring a white shirt for the powder paint war. One packet will be provided with the registration cost. Additional may be purchased.

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May 05, 2018

Primetimers (55+) May Birthday Breakfast

  • Saturday, May. 5, 8:30 am – 10:15 am

Join us for a great start to your Saturday morning with a hot and hearty breakfast buffet. 

Saturday, May 5
8:30 a.m.
Sanctuary Lobby

Pastor Robbie Gonzalez and family will be our special guests. If your birthday is in May, or if you are a first-time attender, then your breakfast is free!

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May 09, 2018

Business Meeting

  • Wednesday, May. 9, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Join us for our semi-annual business meeting. After we enjoy some snacks and fellowship, the night will include worship, Communion and the financial report. Pastor Ross will be sharing additional details on succession strategy and Calvary Church ministry opportunities. 

Wednesday, May 9
7 p.m.
Fellowship Hall

Members are encouraged to attend, and everyone is welcome. For those who do not wish to attend the business meeting, we are offering an alternate Believer's Life class that evening.

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May 12, 2018

Ladies Brunch

  • Saturday, May. 12, 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Just in time for Mother's Day, join the ladies of Calvary Church for an inspirational brunch with good friends, light fare and meaningful fellowship.

Saturday, May 12
9 a.m.
Fellowship Hall
$5

We'll hear powerful testimonies from three women of Calvary who have experienced God's intervention in their lives. This is a great opportunity to invite friends, family, co-workers and neighbors to church!

Purchase tickets at the display in the lobby.

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May 13, 2018

Mother’s Day at Calvary

  • Sunday, May. 13

The best way to start Mother's Day is at church! Bring the whole family as we celebrate the important women in our lives. Our Mother’s Day services will be an exciting time to hear from two inspirational guests: TaRanda Greene and Karen Abercombie.

May 13
9 & 11 a.m.
Sanctuary

First, we’ll enjoy special music by TaRanda Greene. Known for her powerful soprano voice, TaRanda is a world-recognized Christian artist who has been on tour with the Gaithers. Then we’ll hear a message from Karen Abercrombie, best known for her role as Miss Clara in the movie “War Room.” Karen is an award-winning actress and Master Storyteller, a singer/songwriter and most recently a film producer.

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May 20, 2018

Primetimers (55+) Pizza and Ice Cream Social

  • Sunday, May. 20, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Everyone age 55+ (and their spouse) is invited to this popular event! Enjoy homemade pizza and a special salad. For dessert, create your own ice cream sundae with your favorite toppings. 

Sunday, May 20
5 p.m.
Room 510
A free-will offering will be taken

Reservations are necessary, so please RSVP no later than Tuesday, May 15 to Barb at 630-585-3217 or email here. Anyone new to Primetimers or new to Calvary (and age 55+) is welcome!

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May 30, 2018

5th Grade Water Baptism

  • Wednesday, May. 30, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

NXT Kids will be hosting a 5th grade baptism on Wednesday, May 30 during the 7 p.m. service. If you are interested in having your 5th grade student baptized, please sign up before the May 16 evening service. Anyone wanting to participate in baptism must go through two baptism classes offered during services on May 16 & 23. No one will be accepted once the first class has started. 

Mandatory Water Baptism Preparation Classes:

  • Wednesday, May 16, 7-8:30 p.m. in the Jungle Room
  • Wednesday, May 23, 7-8:30 p.m. in the Jungle Room

Water Baptism Service
Wednesday, May 30
7-8:30 p.m.
The Sanctuary

Is your child is ready for baptism? Take time to look over the following questions with them. If they don’t understand all the concepts, that doesn’t mean they aren’t qualified for baptism; see how they grow with the encouragement of the 2-week class. Once they've finished both classes, you'll be given the opportunity to ask your child these questions once again to see how they are able to articulate these concepts in their own words. Once they have finished both classes, your child will be approved for baptism at our KSG graduation service.

Questions:
What is sin?

  • Disobeying God.
  • Breaking God’s Law.
  • Making a decision to do those things that are wrong.
  • Look up James 4:17: “Anyone who knows the good he ought to do and doesn’t do it, sins.”

Who has sinned?

  • Everyone.
  • Try to get them to say that means even them. Ask them if they have ever sinned and, if so, how. 
  • Look up Romans 3:23: "For all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.”

What is the cost of sin?

  • Sin makes us feel unhappy.
  • Sin separates us from God.
  • Sin causes death.
  • Look up Romans 6:23: “For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our LORD.”

Why was Jesus important through this? 

  • Jesus is God’s only son, and He lived a perfect life. 
  • Jesus died on a cross to pay the penalty for our sin and came alive again in a wonderful way! Jesus lives in heaven today. He listens to your prayers and talks to God about them. He is preparing a place for you in heaven! Jesus is the only way to know God and spend forever in heaven with him! 
  • Look up John 14:6: “Jesus answered, I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”

How do we know we can believe in Jesus? 

  • Look up John 3:16: “God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
  • To believe in Jesus means to trust Jesus. This means you believe Jesus is the Son of God and you are trusting Him to save you from your sins and to take control of your life. 

Ask Jesus to come into your life to be your savior and LORD!

  • Look up Romans 10:9: “If you confess with your mouth ‘Jesus is LORD’ and believe in your heart God raised Him from the dead you will be saved.”

Why do we get baptized?

  • Baptism shows others you want to live your life for Christ.
  • Baptism is a picture of the death (we are sinners), burial (we go under the water), and resurrection of Jesus (we come out of the water as a dedicated follower of Christ).
  • Baptism is an act of obedience.
  • Look up Matthew 28:19: “So go and make followers of all people in the world. Baptize them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.” 

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Jun 03, 2018

Marshall, IL Missions Trip Meeting

  • Sunday, Jun. 3, 10:30 am – 11:00 am

Our next meeting will occur on Sunday, June 3, 10:30 a.m. in the Ministry Training Center. Applications and a non-refundable deposit of $100 is due at that time.  

Sunday, June 3
10:30 a.m.
Ministry Training Center

We will be working with Rural Compassion and Pastor Joey Harryman at the New Rivers Church in Marshall, Illinois. This is a construction trip for adults age 18 and over.

Mission Trip
Aug. 6-12
Marshall, IL
 
Please contact Pastor Ron's office at 630-585-3217 for further details. 

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Jun 11, 2018
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Jun 13, 2018

NXTjhi 8th Grade RUSH Remix

  • Monday, Jun. 11 – Wednesday, Jun. 13

This year, your 8th Grade student will get to experience a whole new RUSH Remix. RUSH will be a 3-Day 8th Grade Camp consisting of personal devotions, small group activities, worship, community outreach and so much more! The best part is that this will be an overnight experience!

Who: Students entering 8th grade
When: June 11-13

Monday: Drop off at 9 a.m. for Registration
Wednesday: Pick up after NXTjhi Services at 8:30 p.m.

All Registration Forms due by June 10th. Registration costs include all meals, transportation and off-site activities. Don't let your student miss out! Get them registered, and pack their bags for RUSH 2018!

 

For more information, email us or call 630-585-3291. You can also stop by our event booth in the NXTjhi Auditorium.

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Jun 25, 2018
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Jun 27, 2018

NXTjhi 6th Grade RUSH

  • Monday, Jun. 25 – Wednesday, Jun. 27

RUSH is a 3-day camp to help students to grow in God and make new friends! RUSH consists of biblical teachings, service projects, small group activities, personal devotions, exciting worship, off-campus activities and so much more!

Who: Students entering 6th Grade 

When: June 25 - 27
Monday & Tuesday: Drop off at 9 a.m. for Registration (Monday is a 6th-Grade-Only Day)
Wednesday: Pick up after NXTjhi Services at 8:30 p.m.

Daily Schedule: (Drop off and pick up at Calvary Church)
Monday & Tuesday: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. (lunch included)
Wednesday: 9 a.m.-8:30 p.m. (lunch and dinner included)

For more information, email us or call 630-585-3291. You can also stop by our Event Booth in the NXTjhi Auditorium!

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Jun 26, 2018
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Jun 27, 2018

NXTjhi 7th Grade RUSH

  • Tuesday, Jun. 26 – Wednesday, Jun. 27

Students entering 7th grade will get to experience a 2-day, camp to help them grow in God and make new friends. The camp is called RUSH, and it will consist of biblical teachings, service projects, small group activities, personal devotions, exciting worship, off-campus activities and so much more!

Who: Students entering 7th grade

When: June 26-27
(Drop off and pick up at Calvary Church)
Tuesday: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. (lunch included)
Wednesday: 9 a.m.-8:30 p.m. (lunch and dinner included)

For more information email us or call 630-585-3291. You can also stop by our Event Booth in the NXTjhi Auditorium! 

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Jul 16, 2018
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Jul 18, 2018

NXTjhi DELTA CHI

  • Monday, Jul. 16 – Wednesday, Jul. 18

For all junior high students entering 6-8 grade, DELTA CHI is a midsummer junior high discipleship camp. Delta Chi consists of biblical teachings, team competitions, small group activities, personal devotions, exciting worship, off-campus activities, service projects and so much more!

Daily Schedule: (drop off and pick up at Calvary Church)
Monday & Tuesday: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. (lunch included)
Wednesday: 9 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. (lunch and dinner included)

For more information email us or call 630-585-3291. Feel free to stop by our Event Booth in the NXTjhi Auditorium! 

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Jul 16, 2018
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Jul 20, 2018

Main Event (Kindergarten-5th Grade)

  • Monday, Jul. 16 – Friday, Jul. 20

What is Main Event?
Main Event is the best week of the summer! In this Kindergarten through 5th grade experience, kids are drawn into Bible teaching through exciting dramas and hands-on activities. Each night launches with an opening session that introduces kids to a Biblical truth that will help them understand who God says they are. Large group worship and teaching gives kids a concept that will be reinforced throughout the night as they travel to various rotations where they experience practical application for the Big Idea. At the end of the night, parents are encouraged to join their kids for the closing session where a dramatic experience brings the Big Idea home in a tangible way for kids. This year, our drama experience joins Alice in her journey to Wonderland as she learns her true identity. Through this whimsical story, kids join Alice in her struggle to fully understand just what her true purpose is and what she was created to do. Our goal is to help kids understand that God made them on purpose, with a purpose! Alice's journey to defeat the Jabberwocky will inspire kids to have the confidence to be whoever God created them to be!

When and where is Main Event?
July 16-20, 2018 (Monday-Friday). 6 - 9 p.m.
Calvary Church (9S200 Route 59, Naperville, IL 60564)

How does Main Event work?
Main Event starts July 16 at 6 p.m. The doors to the building will open at 5 p.m. If you have not registered your child in advance, it is recommended that you show up right when doors open. When you register your child, they are assigned to an age-specific group. Inside their grade group, they are placed into a smaller group of 10 kids with 2 counselors. This smaller group is numbered. You will receive this information in advance when you pre-register.

The doors to the sanctuary will open at 5:30 p.m. Upon entering the sanctuary for the opening session, your child will be ushered to the proper section where people will help them find their group number. This information is printed on your child's name badge and will help assure your child is always in the right group at all times throughout the night.

During the opening session, your child will be presented with a Big Idea for the day. This Big Idea is repeated throughout their Main Event experience no matter what rotation they are in. From the opening session, the Big Idea will come to life for the kids as they go through three different rotations. Each of the three rotations is designed to help kids connect the Big Idea with their daily life as they experience a dramatic Bible teaching, hands-on activities and interactive illustrations during their snack experience.

At the end of the evening, kids join back together in the sanctuary to experience the closing session of the evening. Here, they see a professionally styled drama that helps tie the Big Idea into their daily life. Parents are encouraged to join us for this closing session. A special section of the Sanctuary will be reserved for parents.

How much does it cost?
Early registration is $30 (register by June 10).
Late registration is $40 (register by July 8).
Online registration closes July 8.
Late registration resumes during services July 14-15 (on campus only).
On-sight registration will be offered for $10 a day, or $50 a week.

How does on-sight registration work?
If you missed the opportunity to pre-register your children for Main Event, don't worry! There are two options for on-sight registration:

  1. Daily Registration: In this option, you are able to sign your child up each day. This works great if you are unable to have your child attend the entire week, but still want them to be part of this great experience. Simply bring them to church the night of Main Event and sign them up in the lobby. Please note that all kids signing up daily will be placed in a new group each day; there is no guarantee they will be in the same group each day. If you only sign up for one day, there is an additional $5 t-shirt fee.
  2. Full Week Registration: If you missed the chance to sign up early, but are still able to have your child attend for the entire week, simply sign up at Main Event on Monday in the lobby. They will be placed in the best available group and will remain in this group for the entire week.

Please note there are limited t-shirt quantities for on-sight registration.

Is food provided?
There is a snack rotation each night. All snacks offered during Main Event will be safe to consume for kids with nut allergies. We do not allow snacks to be offered in any of our environments that have nuts or have been made in a facility that processes nuts. However, if your child is allergic to wheat, dairy, soy or any other food products, for their safety, they will receive water, but no food snack for the entire week. Due to the number of various allergies, kids are not allowed to bring food with them to Main Event. Please carefully list your child's food allergies that would prevent them from receiving a snack at Main Event when you register.

How does my child find out what group they are in?
Those who register on-sight will receive their group information when they sign up.

Packets with t-shirts, name badges and final information about Main Event will be available for preregistered students during weekend and mid-week services at the Main Event booth starting July 1. Once you pick up your child's packet, their name badge will have their specified group printed on it.

Can my child choose the peers that are in their group?
One of our NXT Kids values is for kids to connect with God as well as their peers and leaders who will help them build that connection! For that reason, we do not allow kids to pick their groups. We have, however, built intentional steps into Main Event for all kids to connect with others. Whether through small group discussion, traveling buddies in the hallway or intentionally partnering students together during the activity, each counselor receives specific training on how to help kids connect with one another. The goal is for every single child to leave Main Event with a new friend, as well as a stronger relationship with old friends.

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Jul 16, 2018
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Jul 20, 2018

Main Event Volunteers (NXT Kids)

  • Monday, Jul. 16 – Friday, Jul. 20

This summer, NXT Kids is taking our kids on a journey to Wonderland, and you’re invited! This week-long experience (July 16-20, 6pm-9pm) will give kindergarteners through 5th graders the opportunity to participate in a professional dramatic experience every day! Kids will travel to Wonderland where they join Alice in her quest to find out who she really is. Along the way, they'll learn valuable lessons about who God says they are and what it means to take on the true identity God has given them. 

If you’d like to be one of the 500 people we need to make this a success (from drama to Bible teaching to counselors and more), sign up today! You can stop by our display in the lobby or click on the link below. 

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Aug 03, 2018

NXTjhi Raging Waves Day!

  • Friday, Aug. 3, 9:30 am – 6:00 pm

NXTjhi is going to Raging Waves. Join us for an awesome day of water slides, swimming and soaking up the sun!

Friday, August 3rd
9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Drop off/Pick up at door #3

You student will need to be bring extra money for lunch/snacks and also make sure they have plenty of sunscreen and a beach towel. 

If you have any questions please feel free to email us or call at 630-585-3291. 

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