Calvary United Methodist Church www.calmeth.org Office: 703-892-5185 Fax: 703-892-0414 Periodical The Calmeth News Address Service Requested 2315 South Grant St., Arlington, VA 22202 Calvary Children’s School: Preschool: 703-892-4112 Our Mission: Through worship, education, service, and fellowship, we'll share with all people Christ's message of faith, hope, and love. The Calmeth News (USPS 555560). Published weekly, free of charge by Calvary United Methodist Church, 2315 S. Grant St., Arlington, VA 22202-2599. Periodicals paid at Arlington, VA. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to CALVARY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 2315 S. Grant St., Arlington, VA 22202. Volume 47 Sunday, November 16, 2014 Number 37 What’s Going on at Calvary Upcoming Sundays... Wednesday, November 12 6:30pm—Wednesday Night Dinner—($7) Moussaka Reservations Required: 703-892-5185 before noon Thursday, November 13 7pm—Men’s Discussion Group—Small Meeting Room 7pm—Adult Handbell Choir Rehearsal: Memorial Hall 8pm—Chancel Choir Rehearsal in Memorial Hall Saturday, November 15 10am-2pm—Parent’s Afternoon Out and Children’s Clothing Swap Sunday, November 16 8:30am—Worship with Holy Communion 9:30am—Junior Choir Rehearsal in Memorial Hall 9:45am—Learning For All Ages 10:30am—Chancel Choir Rehearsal in Memorial Hall 11am—Worship 12pm—Coffee Hour in Harris Hall 6pm—Game Night (Youth) Come to Calvary Sunday mornings at 8:30am and 11am for worship (Holy Communion is every week at 8:30am and on the first Sunday of the month at 11am). November is our month to give thanks. On Sunday, November 9 we will say “thanks” to our veterans. Then, for the rest of November we will give thanks to workers in the community, including First Responders and Educators. Upcoming Events Calvary has several upcoming events, but we are also letting you know about other events in the area that may be of interest. Take a look and contact the person listed—or the church office—if you want need more information. Saturday, November 15 from 10am-2pm Parents Afternoon Out and Children’s Clothing Swap Thursday, November 20 at 11:30am Salty Dog Lunch in Harris Hall. All are welcome! Spend some time with good food, great friends, and give thanks for all that has been freely given. Saturday, November 22 from 9am to 1pm Work Day at Calvary! Come get the facility ready for Thanksgiving, Advent, and Christmas visitors and friends. Sunday, November 23 at 7pm Community Thanksgiving Worship and collection to support AFAC (Arlington Food Assistance Center). Sunday, November 30 from 4-7pm Have great time at an Advent Workshop preparing for the season with activities, food, fellowship, opportunities of all sorts (including making an Advent wreath). Thanks for Sharing Our own Dana Dougherty was honored for her work at Oakridge Elementary School. There’s an article about all she’s doing with the students at the school. Take a look at: http:// www.actionforhealthykids.org/success-stories/1290-2014healthy-school-hero-dana-dougherty E-Giving The QR Code to the right can be accessed with an app from most smart phones. Try it. Stewardship Bouquets We say “thank you” to: Stewardship includes giving of our time and talent as well as our treasure. This week we say “thank you” to: Stefanie Hume who at the last minute organized everything for the College Boxes so mailing could be done this week! Super, Stefanie! Randy Gracey (and God’s great weather on Wednesday!) and the children of the preschool (yes all 75 of them) who were able to plant red tulip bulbs in the garden out front! Thanks Randy for sharing the wonders of God’s world, worms and all, with us! Everyone who helped with the College boxes. If you know of someone who should be listed, please contact the church office at [email protected] Thank you. Other Thanks As we continue through November, we take time to say “thanks” to those around us. Sometimes Calvary receives “thanks” as well. Here are a couple of those: From Stop Hunger Now Thank you for your monetary gift (send at the end of September). With your help, we have been able to ship more than 150 million meals since 2005, and schools, orphanages, and other community development programs around the world have been able to feed children in record numbers. … Please accept our sincere appreciation for sharing in our vision of a world without hunger. Rod Brooks, President and CEO From Virginia United Methodist Homes On behalf of VUMH, Inc., thank you for your Calvary UMC gift to the Samaritan Program. I am grateful you have chosen to contribute to the benevolent work of VUMH to support residents who can no longer meet the expense of their care. All communities of VUMH are committed to enriching the quality of life for older persons. In 2013 the Samaritan Program provided over $800,000 in benevolent care. The Samaritan Program is a critical foundation for the successful future of VUMH and we are very grateful for your support. … Again, on behalf of our residents who depend on the benevolent care provided by the Samaritan Program, thank you for your gift. Christopher P. Henderson, President / CEO Family Ministries Youth News Do You Love to Sew and Need a Project? Our quilt, formerly hanging at the entrance to Harris Hall, which was created by our children for our GIVE 90 work (thanks to Linda Guidotti) is ready to be sewn together so we can give it to someone to use for warmth this winter! Please contact Beth if you can help – [email protected] College Boxes Update SUPER WORK this Sunday reaching out to our college CLOUD OF WITNESSES! The children and youth packed 51 college boxes at morning church and evening Youth Group! Great work! These boxes will make their way to kids from our church, kids who are friends of kids at our church, and those who receive a college Scholarship from the Calvary Foundation (check out Calvary’s website for more information)! Thank you to all of you who so generously donated to the boxes. We had so much wonderful stuff we were able to make 28 boxes for folks at the Soldier’s home. Linda Guidotti has planned to deliver those along with notes and a couple of blankets we are completing this week as we honor Veterans. Come and give thanks! Sunday School, 9:45-11am Children’s Church, In the basement of the preschool building after Children’s Time. Come, now is the time to worship! Sunday, November 16 – Game Night Bring your friends and be ready for some fun! Parent’s Afternoon Out Advent Workshop Nov. 30 PAO is a chance for parents to get a few hours to do something else while their children play and have fun with our wonderful folks who are screened and trained! (Volunteers are always welcome, too!) The cost is $20 for one child, $30 for two or more. Our next PAO is Saturday, November 15 from 10am-2pm. Please let Beth know if you’d like to come, or have questions: [email protected] Children’s Clothing Swap Calvary will once again host the Children's Clothing Swap on Saturday, November 15 from 10am - 2pm during our monthly Parents Afternoon Out. It will be located in Harris Hall. All items donated are available for free! You do not have to bring any clothing to pick from the clothing that the children in our community have outgrown. You are encouraged to take what you need. Mark the date and save those clothes you are cleaning out of your closets. All remaining items will be donated to charity. If you have questions or would like to volunteer for set up or to help during the swap, please contact Jeanne' Havermans at [email protected] PLEASE remember this is a children's clothing swap. We will not accept adult clothing, furniture, or toys. We would prefer that your donations be made the morning of the swap. Planting for Spring Helping in the Garden Wednesday was a great day to plant and play. Randy Gracey once again helped the preschoolers plant red tulip bulbs out front. Keep an eye out for the blossoms after winter has passed. Ministers: the entire congregation of Calvary UMC Pastor: Matthew Smith [email protected] Church Admin.: Molly Sessions [email protected] Financial Admin.: Barbara Harslem [email protected] Family Ministries: Beth Posey [email protected] Youth Ministries: Kathy Harrington [email protected] Lay Leader: Keith Sessions [email protected] Music Director: Mickey Fuson [email protected] 8:30am Music Dir.: Wayne Kemp [email protected] Organist: Dennis Thorp [email protected] Custodian: Thuan Tran MARK YOUR CALENDARS Friday, November 21-Sunday, November 23—Fall Retreat FALL RETREAT INFO: We will head to Camp Westview on the James on the evening of Friday, November 21 for a weekend full of games, worship, devotion, and building relationships! We may even get a visit from a goat! We will return in the afternoon on Sunday, November 23. The cost of the weekend is $80, which covers the food, lodging and activities. Sunday, December 7 from 4-7pm – Movie Night Fundraiser. We will watch children from the ‘hood as a fundraiser for our summer mission trip. (Please note the special time) For more information about youth activities, contact Kathy Harrington ([email protected], 703-403-5870) or Christy Harvey ([email protected]) 4-7pm Bring your family & friends for warm food, Fellowship and Christmas Cheer! There will be dinner, pictures, crafts, Early Christmas shopping, Family Pictures Gingerbread house building, Cookie Decorating Advent Wreaths, And other crafts. All are welcome (young and old). Please sign up for your wreath and pictures in the church office or RSVP to [email protected] There will be more details and flyers soon—so watch for them. A Free-will offering will be taken and donations will be cheerfully accepted. We Welcome New Members On Sunday, November 2 we welcomed: Jen Fullmer Jacob and Karla Latona On Sunday, November 9 we welcomed: Mark Webb If you have questions about or are interested in joining Calvary as a Full, Associate, or Affiliate Member, please contact the church office at [email protected] or Pastor Matthew at [email protected] E-Giving / QR Code The card in the pews gives you a QR Code to access our E-giving site (by using an app from your phone or tablet). You can set up an account to give regularly, or do a one-time gift as a guest. Prayer Corner The Kingdom of Love To love God and to love one another are at the heart of the kingdom of God. So present your petitions to the Lord. Don’t be afraid to ask for His help. Jesus wants the people of His kingdom to do well in terms of building their faith and teaching them to live lives of love and holiness. The Word Among Us, November ‘14 p. 19 If you would like to join the Prayer Team contact Dottie Cumings. Have something to post in Calmeth News? Deadline is THURSDAY 12 noon to submit your articles or announcements, please contact us by email: [email protected]meth.org, or simply call the church office: (703) 8925185. Due to limited space we can only publish a limited number of articles. Articles or announcements that are lengthy may be edited. Thank you for keeping our family and friends up-to-date.
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