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Thanksgiving Service

Thanksgiving Service

Our Thanksgiving service is a Calvary Church tradition! Put the turkey in the oven and join us for a one-hour service.

Thursday, Nov. 22
10 to 11 a.m.
Sanctuary

The morning will feature special music by America’s Got Talent finalist Sharon Irving. We’ll also share Communion together with Pastor Ross and hear a Thanksgiving message from Pastor Ron Markese. Don’t miss this chance to spend Thanksgiving with your church family! Watch our live service stream on our web church!

Childcare will be provided for age 3 and under. As part of the holiday, there will be no activities on Wednesday evening, Nov. 21, and the church offices will be closed on Nov. 22 and 22.

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Sermon Series

Sermon Series

Thanksgiving is a day; thanksliving is a lifestyle. How do we live gratefully in a world that constantly tells us we need more? 

This November
Saturdays at 5 p.m.
Sundays at 9 & 11 a.m.

Join us as we discover the joy that we can have in Christ when we love what matters most. 

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Christmas Series

Christmas Series

Christmas is a season of family, community and hope. Every year, Calvary embraces our church family and celebrates this time with special music, community events, generosity and joy. This year is no different as we light up our grounds, open our doors and come together to celebrate the reason for the season.

Join us Saturdays at 5 p.m. or Sundays at 9 & 11 a.m.

November 22: Thanksgiving service will feature Communion with Pastor Ross and a Thanksgiving message from Pastor Ron Markese. We'll also hear special music by America’s Got Talent finalist Sharon Irving.
November 30: Festival of Lights is back! Our annual celebration is a community favorite for all ages. Join us from 6-8:30 p.m.
December 1/2: Pastor Scotty Gibbons kicks off Christmas at Calvary on Sunday featuring musical guest Geoffrey Andrews. Saturday evening will feature a message by Pastor Cody Winkler and special Christmas music. Stick around for complimentary hot cocoa after all services!
December 8/9: Senior Pastor Randal Ross will continue our series, and we'll hear a special musical performance by the Calvary Christian School Choir. Saturday evening will feature a message by Pastor Cody Winkler and special Christmas music. Stick around for complimentary hot cocoa after all services.
December 15/16: Our favorite Christmas concert is back! Calvary's choir and orchestra will perform a medley of old and new favorites integrated with a dazzling display of visual and musical artistry. This is a great service to bring friends, family and neighbors!
December 23: Bring the whole family to our interactive family Christmas services as we unwrap three gifts of Christmas. Students in grades 2–12 will join adults in these services. Stick around for complimentary warm cookies after all services.
December 24: Traditional Christmas Eve services with Senior Pastor Randal Ross (3 & 5 p.m.)
December 24: Calvary en Español Christmas Eve service (5 p.m.)

Don’t let friends and family miss out on the fun! Use the "share" option below to tell others on social media or via email.

For full information about this series and how you can participate, visit our Christmas page.

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Special Guest Speaker Pastor Michael Escamilla

Special Guest Speaker Pastor Michael Escamilla

November 24 and 25, we’ll hear from special guest speaker Pastor Michael Escamilla.

Saturday at 5 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall
Sunday at 9 & 11 a.m. in the Sanctuary

Formerly a pastor at Calvary Church, and now an associate pastor at Bethesda Community Church in Fort Worth, Texas, Pastor Michael Escamilla is a longtime friend of Calvary, and we are excited to welcome him for these special services. Join us in any service next week to be blessed by his message.

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Festival of Lights
Nov
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Festival of Lights

  • Friday, Nov 30, 6:00 pm

Our Festival of Lights is back, and it’s even better! Kick off Christmas at Calvary Church as we light up our church grounds and celebrate with festive activities for every age.

Friday, Nov. 30
6 to 8:30 p.m.
$5/person for ages 2+

The community is invited for this evening of indoor and outdoor activities. Tickets are $5 for ages 2+. 

We're bringing back favorites from last year and adding more fun! 

  • Laser light show on our indoor tree
  • Christmas hayrides around our festively lit church grounds
  • Walking tunnel of lights
  • A live reindeer
  • Photo booths with falling snow
  • Ice sculpture demonstration
  • Activities for kids (cookie decorating, build your own nativity)
  • Christmas karaoke
  • Movie lounge with classic Christmas movie clips
  • Live nativity
  • Complimentary hot cocoa
  • Take a moment to give back and make a card for orphans with The Orphan Care Network of Calvary Church

In addition to complimentary hot cocoa, food will be available for purchase through our bistro, our coffee shop, and our guest food vendors.

We’re inviting our Project Christmas families (formerly called Project Manna) to attend this event for free. Help us cover their cost and share the blessing of God’s love this Christmas season! An opportunity to “pay it forward” is available at signup.

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Nov 21, 2018

No Activities

  • Wednesday, Nov. 21

Due to Thursday's holiday, there will be no activities or services Wednesday, November 21. Enjoy the day with loved ones!

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Nov 25, 2018

Special Guest Speaker Pastor Michael Escamilla

  • Sunday, Nov. 25

November 24 and 25, we’ll hear from special guest speaker Pastor Michael Escamilla.

Saturday at 5 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall
Sunday at 9 & 11 a.m. in the Sanctuary

Formerly a pastor at Calvary Church, and now an associate pastor at Bethesda Community Church in Fort Worth, Texas, Pastor Michael Escamilla is a longtime friend of Calvary, and we are excited to welcome him for these special services. Join us in any service next week to be blessed by his message.

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Nov 30, 2018

Festival of Lights

  • Friday, Nov. 30, 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Our Festival of Lights is back, and it’s even better! Kick off Christmas at Calvary Church as we light up our church grounds and celebrate with festive activities for every age.

Friday, Nov. 30
6 to 8:30 p.m.
$5/person for ages 2+

The community is invited for this evening of indoor and outdoor activities. Tickets are $5 for ages 2+. 

We're bringing back favorites from last year and adding more fun! 

  • Laser light show on our indoor tree
  • Christmas hayrides around our festively lit church grounds
  • Walking tunnel of lights
  • A live reindeer
  • Photo booths with falling snow
  • Ice sculpture demonstration
  • Activities for kids (cookie decorating, build your own nativity)
  • Christmas karaoke
  • Movie lounge with classic Christmas movie clips
  • Live nativity
  • Complimentary hot cocoa
  • Take a moment to give back and make a card for orphans with The Orphan Care Network of Calvary Church

In addition to complimentary hot cocoa, food will be available for purchase through our bistro, our coffee shop, and our guest food vendors.

We’re inviting our Project Christmas families (formerly called Project Manna) to attend this event for free. Help us cover their cost and share the blessing of God’s love this Christmas season! An opportunity to “pay it forward” is available at signup.

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Dec 01, 2018

Primetimers’ Breakfast (55+)

  • Saturday, Dec. 1, 8:30 am – 10:30 am

The monthly Primetimers' (55+) breakfast will be held in the main lobby on Saturday, Dec.1 at 8:30 a.m. The cost for a delicious breakfast buffet is $10. If you have a birthday or anniversary in December or are a first time attender, your meal is free. Calvary's Eikon students will be the guest speakers.The Primetimers' breakfast is a great time of fun and fellowship and an opportunity to make new friends.

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Dec 02, 2018

Calvary Leadership College Informational Meeting

  • Sunday, Dec. 2

We’re excited to announce the launch of Calvary Leadership College in the fall of 2019! CLC will give you credit that will transfer to Southeastern University, but it also takes your college education beyond textbooks and classes. Find out more at our information meeting!

Sunday, Dec. 2
12:30 p.m.
Suburbs Room

We have partnered with Southeastern University to provide affordable college options along with hands-on ministry experience. CLC gives you a biblical perspective and provides unique opportunities for leadership and engagement. 

For more information, check out Calvary Leadership College's website.

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Dec 14, 2018

Couples Christmas Movie & Dinner Date Night

  • Friday, Dec. 14, 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

It's time for our Couples' Christmas Date Night. 

Come walk the red carpet at "Hollywood Palms Cinema" for a dinner & movie with your spouse. You'll be able to relax and connect with other Calvary couples as we enjoy the featured Classic Christmas movie of "It's A Wonderful Life".   We will be giving out a special ornament to all those in attendance.  It will be a date night you won't want to miss.

Where:  Hollywood Palms Cinema

              352 South Rte. 59 in Naperville, IL 60540

When:  Friday, December 14th, 2018

Time:   7 p.m. -  9:30 p.m.

Check-In table open at 6:30 p.m. in the lobby of Hollywood Palms Cinema.

$68 Couples Ticket:

Includes Two VIP Movie Tickets, Two Popcorn, Soda Bar and Two Dinners From The Dinner Menu.  

$35 Single Ticket:

Includes One VIP Movie Ticket, One Popcorn, Soda Bar and One Dinner From The Dinner Menu. 

Tickets must be pre-purchased for there is limited availability and childcare is not provided.

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Dec 14, 2018
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Dec 15, 2018

NXTjhi Crazy Christmas ALL-Nighter

  • Friday, Dec. 14, 9:30 pm – Saturday, Dec. 15, 7:00 am

Hey, grades 6-8! Join us December 14-15 for our annual Crazy ALL-Nighter!

Friday, Dec. 14 to Saturday, Dec.15
Friday 9:30 p.m. to Saturday 7 a.m.
$20 register by Nov. 28
$25 register by Dec. 12
$30 pay at the door

This is an event you will not want to miss! Inflatables, laser tag, photo booths and that's only the beginning! Drop-off will be at the Fellowship Hall at Calvary Church. Concessions wil be made available for purchase along with complimentary healthy snacks and pizza! Feel free to bring a sleeping bag and pillow, rooms will be available for sleeping if needed.

If you have any questions please feel free to email us. Click here for the registration sheet. 

Visit the Jr High page

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Jan 04, 2019

NXT Kids: Summit

  • Friday, Jan. 4, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

All NXT Kids Specialists are invited to Summit! Join us as we celebrate what God has done in 2018, and look forward to what God is doing in 2019! 

Friday, Jan. 4
7-9 p.m.
Fellowship Hall
Dinner is provided

Whether you help once a year, midweek or twice a week, we want you there! 

Visit the Children's page

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Jan 19, 2019
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Jan 21, 2019

NXT Breakaway 2019

  • Saturday, Jan. 19 – Monday, Jan. 21

BREAKAWAY 2018 is the best thing happening to High Schoolers this January, and we want YOU to be there! Teens in grades 9-12 are headed to Lake Geneva for a weekend of crew competitions, amazing services and snow-filled fun. You don't want to miss this amazing time to meet new friends and grow more in your relationship with God!

Saturday, Jan. 19 to Monday, Jan. 21
Lake Geneva Youth Conference Center, Lake Geneva, WI

Visit NXT website for more information. 

Feel free to email us with any questions. If you are not a student, or do not have high school students in your home, but would like to donate to our scholarship funds to help students with financial needs, you can click here to donate.

Visit the Senior High website

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Feb 21, 2020
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Feb 29, 2020

2020 Marriage Enrichment Cruise

  • Friday, Feb. 21 – Saturday, Feb. 29

In February 2020, you and your spouse are invited to an unforgettable week to the Eastern Caribbean! Relax, renew and rediscover God’s plan for your marriage!

Royal Caribbean “Symphony of the Seas”
February 21-29, 2020
Eastern Caribbean

On the days at sea, we will have 2-hour retreat sessions accompanied by lively entertainment, fun activities, and delicious food. Your marriage is sure to be enriched by spending this quality time together. Don't delay, room types are in limited quantities on a first come. first serve basis, so book your stateroom today with only a $500 security deposit! Take advantage of the payment plan, or pay your balance in full by October 17, 2019

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