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I Have a Bean

Calvary doesn’t just drink coffee we empower people by supporting them through a ministry that offers post-prison people the opportunity for a fresh start and new life. I Have a Bean  has a passion for roasting and delivering the highest quality, organically grown, fair-trade coffee from crop to cup. This delicious coffee can be purchased through Calvary with all profits supporting Calvary's hospitality mission. If you have questions or need to make, change or cancel an order, please contact Tom Ceplecha at or 630-776-1142.

Calvary Art Fair

Held in conjunction with the Lombard Christmas Mart in November, the Calvary Art Fair features creative works crafted by local artists.

Cookie Walk

Got a sweet tooth? Need homemade cookies for your holiday party? Calvary bakers showcase holiday treats for purchase by the pound. Held on the first Saturday evening in December during Lombard’s Jinglebell Jubilee, and the following Sunday morning from 9am to noon. Local residents come by the carful to choose their favorites.

Winter Farmers Market

Every January, Calvary hosts Faith in Place's Winter Farmers Market in the Parish Hall. (2019's market will be held on January 20.) The markets provide an additional source of income for local vendors during the off-season, promote sustainable farming methods and economic justice for regional farm families, encourage healthy, wholesome eating, and support the building of relationships between producers and consumers.


Bags Tournament

Local residents come together to compete in a 50/50 Bags Tournament in the heat of summer. Tournament proceeds are split by the winner and a local charity.

Halloween Party

Candy, costume contests, music and games have made this a neighborhood favorite. Free to all to attend, Calvary's Halloween Party is a sweet time for kids and adults alike.