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Calvary Christmas Project

The 2015 Christmas Project dates are set!  Plan now how you can be a part of this special Calvary mission outreach for our community!
Now thru December 9th - Collection of gently used clothing, toys & household items
November 4th - November 29th - Children’s “Wish List” Distribution
November 29th -“Wish List” Gifts to be returned to church
Will begin December 2nd - Gift wrapping of children’s gifts
December 16th - Food Box pre-assembly
December 16th & 17th - Move clothing, toys & household items upstairs
December 18th - Food pick-up and unloading
December 18th - Fill Food Boxes with nonperishable items
December 18th - Move “Wish List” gifts to ROC
December 19th - Distribution and Pick-up Day
Christmas Project Special Offering Pew Envelopes will be available beginning in November.  Your contribution helps to purchase food items for the 160+ families that we will be providing for this Christmas.

Support Mission Lexington with the Good Giving Challenge

Join us in supporting Mission Lexington in the GoodGiving Challenge.
The charity with the most votes (among 100 of the nonprofit organizations that are participating) between October 19 and November 12 will receive a Bluegrass Community Foundation $5,000 endowment.  Just visit the Pie Five Pizza at Fayette Mall to vote.  Just tell them at the cash register “I want to give Mission Lexington a high five”. 
That’s all there is to it. 

Bylaws Revision

The Bylaws Committee has been meeting on a regular basis to review and update our current Bylaws.  A draft of the proposed revisions for the Bylaws can be reviewed online at  You can access them under News and Events.  There is also a place where you can make comments about the proposed changes.  Suggestions and comments are welcome.  

Youth Xtreme Winter Conference

Xtreme Winter Conference
December 31st, 2015 -
January 2nd, 2016
Grades 7-12
This year we have plans to do something a bit different in replace of a fall retreat. We will be attending a winter retreat in GATLINBURG, TN from December 31st - January 2nd. Popular Christian artist and speakers will lead the conference such as Newsong, Jeremy Camp, Casting Crowns, Francesca Battistelli, and King and Country. You can visit the conference website at to see the schedule of events. Sign up here!

Room In The Inn


Once again we are going to participate in this wonderful ministry to those in our downtown community.  If your Sunday School Class has not signed up to host a Sunday, please sign up by September 27th.

Room In The Inn
Overnight Host Meeting
Sunday, October 11
9:30 am in the Gym
We are going to have a short information/orientation for anyone who is interested in serving as an overnight host for Room In The Inn.  There will be a time also to sign up for the night that suits your schedule.  This is an excellent ministry and is a way for you to bring dignity and respect to the needy in our community.  Please make this meeting a priority.

Donations Needed for the Chrysalis House Closet

The Chrysalis House is a nonprofit organization who helps women with substance abuse problems get back on their feet AND they are right at Calvary’s back door.  Many of the women in the program come to the ROC for exercise and recreation as well as volunteering their services.  Calvary has a small closet where we are able to provide clothing and misc. items for these women and their children.  As you are cleaning out your closets, please consider donating the following items:
· Women’s fall/winter clothing
· Jewelry
· Perfume/Bath & Body Items
· Fall/Winter Shoes & Purses
· Winter clothing for children
  through 4T
· Small toys and books for children
  through 4T
Items can be dropped at the donation station IN Education Bldg 2.  Any questions: Contact Brian Varble or Maurine Mitchell.

Do You Enjoy Singing Christmas Music?

Join the choir as we prepare for the Advent and Christmas seasons!
If you have sung with the choir before or are new and would like to be a part of this special season we would love to have you join us.
There will be a special rehearsal on Sunday, October 4 following the 11:00 worship to introduce the new Christmas Music.  A light lunch will be provided. 
Regular rehearsals are on
Wednesdays, 6:30—8:00 pm
in the Choir Room  

Kroger Community Rewards Re-Enrollment

 For those of you who support our youth through the Kroger Community Rewards program, it is time to re-enroll.  Re-enrollment time is August 1-31. 
If you are currently a supporter through this program, you should receive an email reminder from Kroger with a link to re-enroll.  To re-enroll, please go to and sign in to your account.  If you need help with re-enrolling please call 1-800-KROGERS, Option #3.  If you have not been a part of the Rewards program to help support our youth, you can be a part NOW by signing up today at the website above. 

Youth Choir

Youth Choir Rejuvenation

Sunday nights at 5pm
Beginning August 30
Warren Howell, director
Maureen Howell, accompanist
Calling all Calvary youth and friends!  Build your spirit, build the community! We're excited to reorganize for a youth choir that fits the whole youth group! Everyone, use your voice!  Bring each other into the circle.  Each person is important and invited. Experience the joy of joining together!  Draw the circle wide, no one stands alone standing side by side.

Cookie Bakers Needed for College Ministry

The College Ministry needs volunteers to bake cookies for our weekly Cookie Ministry. Everyone knows that college students love homemade treats so each week we deliver cookies to our first time college visitors.  The obligation is to bring 2-3 dozen homemade cookies to the church office on your designated Sunday (one time each semester). We package and deliver them to the students.  Just email and we’ll mail you a cookie ministry schedule as well as a reminder card on your designated week.  It’s an easy way to share God’s love with students who are far from home and looking to connect with a church here in Lexington. 

Comfort Committee Volunteers Needed

Comfort Committee Volunteers Needed
Volunteers are needed to serve on the Comfort Committee.  The Comfort Committee provides a meal at the church for families who have lost loved one.  If you would like to be a part of this needed service, please contact Eleanor Kelly at 494-8863 or email