Dear Church Family,
So many things around our church are done by people who are rarely seen or acknowledged. I believe that is true for any active, healthy parish where its members care greatly about the church, and it is certainly true here at Calvary!
I want to send a HUGE thank you to everyone who helped to make my installation service as permanent Rector of Calvary so beautiful! We had over a hundred people fill the pews as we worshipped together in the Spirit of God, unified despite our differences. Clergy from multiple denominations processed down the aisle as a symbol of our community support for one another. We celebrated this call on our lives together with Traditional, Gospel and Contemporary music lead by our Choir and Greg Armstrong from Renew Ministries. We listened to our inclusive, prophetic, and loving Bishop, as he proclaimed God’s truth that we are all in this together, as a people called to courageously bring God’s character into the world, whatever the cost. We broke bread together, held up our glasses in celebration, and danced the Cupid Shuffle with our head sheep, Bishop Jeffery Lee!
After much prayer and discernment we completed 2017 with a new mission and vision that we believe truly represents the spirit of Calvary.
Our mission is to reflect Christ’s image through inclusive relationship, unconditional love and joyful service. Our vision is to love and serve others like Christ so that they come to know Christ themselves.
We are excited about this change and look forward to all the new and exciting things God has in store for us this year! I feel extremely blessed to have been called by God to serve such an amazing and loving group of people. Calvary truly is a small church with a HUGE heart! Your love, support, hard work and dedication to the body of Christ is what has touched my own heart and motivated me to pray more, work harder and connect with the community in any way possible so that we may thrive and live into our calling to welcome all of Gods children, love them like Christ, and serve with joy! Get ready! We are going to have an amazing year together!
Joyfully in Christ,