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Calvary Link: Our Team


Rizzo, Bryant, Russell, Baez, Zobrist. What do these guys have in common? They are all part of the same team. You’ll see their names emblazoned on the back of their Cubs jerseys. As good as they are, the 5 of them alone would never win a game without the rest of the team. Five players is not enough to win a baseball game.

While I was on vacation (and enjoying some baseball) I thought about how much the church is like a team. You may recognize a few of our names—Young, Lackey, Felsman, Reasoner, Nitta, Peasley, but we try to keep our names off the backs of our uniforms. It’s not about any one individual. We are part of the same team and we need everyone if we are going to win!

Father’s Day in the Park, Vacation Bible School (what a week!), Pursuit women’s gatherings, Men’s Bible Studies, Life Groups (adults and students), mission’s trips to New Orleans, Uganda, and Guatemala, and our amazing weekend gatherings all happen because we are committed to giving, serving, and praying together for the purpose of “winning” more people to Christ—and helping them become like him.

I so love being part of this team. Looking forward to being with you this Sunday!

Speaking of Team
Jesus said, "Go and make disciples..." and he made it a team effort. We're in this together, church! Find out how you can serve the church at Discovering Serve Teams or on the Serve Teams page.

This Sunday we're getting a visit from our South African partner Bethesda Outreach Ministries. Come meet the team in room 108 at 9:45a as they share how our partnership is changing lives!

A huge THANK YOU! YOU'RE AMAZING! to the Vacation Bible School team for the creative vision, hard work, and commitment to changing kid's lives forever. Below is VBS coordinator Kristen Cunningham (bottom window of the rocket) and some of the team.

Summer Life Night
Wednesday 7.19

Summer Life Night is returning tonight! We love taking time regularly to sit and fellowship with you. Come out today at 6p and get excited about what Life Groups can have in store for you this fall and don't forget to RSVP.

Coffee with the Pastors
Sunday 7.23

Take time in your Sunday this week to come and relax with others at Coffee with the Pastors. We'll spend time getting to know you and sharing the vision we have for Calvary. Register today and we hope to see you at 6:30p on 7.23!

Thursday 7.20

Say yes to the unrelenting love of the One who is pursuing you! Pursuit is an evening for women to gather and be encouraged wherever they are in life. Visit us online for more information about the offsite location. Inclement weather venue: Calvary Church. Check our website or Facebook tomorrow afternoon.

Tuesday 8.1, Wednesday 8.2

The IF:Table is a place where women gather to share a simple meal and dive deep with each other over real stories and Christ-centered conversations. We hope you will be a part of the vision: 6 women, 4 questions, 2 hours (Acts 2:46). RSVP for an upcoming IF:Table!

Men's Canoe Trip
Saturday 8.5

Join us for our annual canoe trip in Winimac, IN. We will meet in the church parking lot at 8:30a and caravan to Tippecanoe State Park. The fee is $30 per person and lunch will be provided which includes a sub sandwich, chips and drink. For more information contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (708-793-2122).

Men's Summer Tour
Wednesday 8.9
John Bryant's House
3806 Waxwing Court, Valpo

Different night, same great fellowship! The summer house tour is a monthly gathering to enjoy food and drink together at the homes of men in our church.

Friendship Families
Sunday 7.30

The church is meant to be invested in the community. Your family can be a part by befriending an international student at VU while they adjust to American life and culture. If you would like to learn more, plan to attend our Orientation Gathering Sunday 7.30 at 9:45a. For more information contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (219.928.3693).

Kids Hope
Saturday 8.5

Calvary is excited to be partnering with Kids Hope and TJ Elementary School this fall. The vision of Kids Hope is “one mentor, one child, one hour each week.” Will you give hope to a child this year by becoming a Kids Hope Mentor? If you would like to learn more, plan to attend our Mentoring Launch Party next month.

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1325 Evans Ave
Valparaiso, IN 46383
(219) - 462 - 4026
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