Advent Evenings - Join us on Wednesday December 1, 8 and 15 at 6:30 p.m. in the sanctuary for a time to sing Christmas carols. Masks must still be worn.
This Advent, you are also invited to enjoy a new kind of Advent calendar, one that includes the significant stories of scripture along with some contemporary stories that connect with the important themes of Advent. In addition to these incredible stories, this calendar also includes simple crafts, new songs, outdoor adventures, special ways of caring for others, and fun games.
The most thrilling part of this Advent calendar is that it is INTERACTIVE!
When you click on each of the daily doors of the calendar, you will immediately be taken to a videoed story, song, or craft to watch, or you might open your door to a downloadable instruction sheet outlining an exciting project, a multi-sensory prayer or an outdoor activity to enjoy. Built on a Google Slides platform, interactive links have been attached to each door of the calendar allowing users to delight in multi-sensory experiences each day of the season.
This calendar has also been created for all ages in our congregation to enjoy; everyone will find something special to participate in with this calendar.
Thank you to Tori Smit, Regional Minister for Faith Formation of the CNOB Synod for producing and sharing this amazing resource!
Effective December 1, 2021, Calvin Church is requiring proof of full vaccination for those wishing to attend worship and programs at Calvin. Congregants must be able to provide proof of identification, plus proof of vaccination.. Acceptable proof of vaccination includes a paper copy of a COVID-19 vaccination receipt (final dose), or a QR code on a mobile device. A list will be kept so you don’t have to show proof every time.
Other important information:
I’m excited to share that our church now has unlimited access to RightNow Media—the world’s largest streaming library of video Bible study resources (it’s been called the “Netflix of video Bible studies”). This extensive library has more than 20,000 videos from leaders like Max Lucado, Francis Chan, Jennie Allen, Matt Chandler, Dr. Tony Evans, and many more. These Bible study videos can be used as part of a group study or for personal devotions, and many series include free discussion guides and handouts.
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Special Zoom Sessions in May:
Regular Zoom Programs are continuing through May:
Explore the Interactive slides for Holy Week created by the Synod of Central, Northeastern Ontario & Bermuda, PCC and Foothills Presbytery, South Carolina, PCUSA .This week our interactive slides look very different from the slides we've been engaging with during Lent, but they still hold familiar daily devotions, bible story book readings and a wide variety of multi-sensory activities for all ages to participate in. There are two separate slides for our Holy Week journey, with four days of activities per slide. The first slide covers Palm Sunday to Wednesday, (click here) and the second slide goes from Maundy Thursday to Easter Sunday (click here). This will pop open a new window with the full slide ready for you interact with. Then, click on the Bible found on slide to download the daily devotions for the week. After that, click on the items found in the section reserved for the day of the week you are visiting. There will alway be one or two videoed children’s bible story readings found connected to the books found on the slides. Then there is generally two additional activities each day to explore; crafts, recipes, guided meditations, and music are wonderful additions to each day. Return to the slides each day for new stories along with new things to do and think about. See the attachment for the materials you will need for all of the crafts and recipes.