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Winter Sermon Series

Winter Sermon Series

We could never do enough to earn our salvation. That’s what the book of Galatians is all about: freedom from the law, from guilt and from condemnation.

Beginning Feb. 24
Saturdays at 5 p.m. Fellowship Hall
Sundays at 9 & 11 a.m. Sanctuary

Join us this spring as we unpack the book of Galatians and embrace the spiritual freedom that is found in God’s grace. Our faith is enough because Jesus is enough.

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Calvary Leadership College Experience WKND
Mar
30

Calvary Leadership College Experience WKND

  • Saturday, Mar 30

You've heard about Calvary Leadership College, now see what we have to offer at our 2-day, overnight Experience WKND! Here, you'll discover and experience what it is like to be a student at CLC. Come prepared to get informed and have the weekend of a lifetime!

March 30–31

Get ready for an overnight experience featuring Top Golf, Giordano’s pizza and an Escape Room. You'll also learn about the program from our pastors and ministry leaders, and hear about their hearts for discipleship.

For more information, find us in the lobby or check out Calvary Leadership College's website.

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Membership Seminar
Mar
31

Membership Seminar

  • Sunday, Mar 31, 12:30 pm

Are you ready to join Calvary Church? It's never too late to become part of the family. Even if you have been attending for years, we encourage you to become a vital member of your church home.

Sunday, Mar. 31
12:30-3 p.m.
Ministry Training Center
$10 (for lunch)

This seminar (required for membership) is a great opportunity to get to know others and learn the heart of what Calvary Church believes. You will meet our leadership team and learn about the vision, values, mission and history of the church as well as how the church is structured to minister to you.

Childcare is available with advance registration. For more information, email us or call 630-585-3279.

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Business Meeting
Apr
03

Business Meeting

  • Wednesday, Apr 3, 7:00 pm

It’s time for our church family meeting, and it’s not just for members! You’re invited to get a business view of Calvary Church at our spring business meeting.

Wednesday, Apr. 3
7 p.m.
Fellowship Hall

We’ll have a time of worship and communion, and hear reports from the past year of Calvary and its ministries including last year's financial report. All members are expected to attend, and everyone is welcome!

This is an important time to hear about God’s direction for Calvary Church! 

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CVA Easter Competition
Apr
05

CVA Easter Competition

  • Friday, Apr 5

Calvary Visual Arts' Easter Art Competition is quickly approaching! This year, our theme is "Victorious." 1 Corinthians 15:57 says, "But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ". This year's competition will illustrate the revelation that we are victorious because of the work of the cross. 

All art pieces must be turned in to the Calvary Church main office by Friday, April 5 at 4:30 p.m. The main office is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m. Feel free to drop off artwork as soon as it is finished. All art must be turned in by April 5 or it will not be part of the competition. We will have an official gallery opening on Saturday, April 13 at 3:30 p.m.

The artist is responsible for the drop-off and pick-up of all artwork. This is a competition for individuals who are 18 years of age or older. 

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Main Event (Kindergarten-5th Grade)
Jul
15

Main Event (Kindergarten-5th Grade)

  • Monday, Jul 15

What is Main Event?
Main Event is the best week of the summer! In this Kindergarten through 5th-grade experience, kids are drawn into  Bible teaching through exciting dramas as well as hands-on activities. Each night launches with an opening session that introduces kids to a Biblical truth that helps them understand who God says they are. Large group worship and teaching gives kids a concept that will be reinforced throughout the evening. At the end of the night, parents can join kids for the closing session with a drama production that drives the Big Idea home in a tangible way.

This year, our drama experience joins Lucy as she travels to Narnia. Lucy is on a quest to understand who she is designed to be. God’s plan for Lucy and her siblings will help kids understand that they were made to be people full of purpose and promise. 

When and where is Main Event?
July 15–19 (Monday–Friday)
6–9 p.m.
Calvary Church (9S200 Route 59, Naperville, IL 60564)

How does Main Event work? 

Main Event starts July 15 at 6 p.m. The doors will open at 5 p.m. If you have not registered your child in advance, we recommend arriving right when doors open. When you register your child, they are assigned to an age-specific group. Inside their grade group, they are placed into a smaller group of 10 kids with 2 counselors.

During the opening session, kids will be presented with a Big Idea for the day. This Big Idea is repeated throughout their Main Event experience no matter what rotation they are in. From the opening session, the Big Idea will come to life for the kids as they rotate through three different activities. Each of the three rotations is designed to help kids connect the Big Idea with their daily life as they experience a dramatic Bible teaching, hands-on activity and interactive illustrations. 

At the end of the evening, kids join back together in the sanctuary to experience the closing session. Here, they see a professionally-styled drama that helps tie the Big Idea into their daily life. Parents are encouraged to join us for this closing session.

How much does it cost? 
Early registration (by June 2): $40
Late registration (by July 7): $50
Online registration closes July 7

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Mar 22, 2019
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Mar 24, 2019

Marriage Retreat Weekend Getaway

  • Friday, Mar. 22 – Sunday, Mar. 24

You invest in so many things ... but what about your marriage? We have the perfect place for quality time with your spouse: Galena, Illinois! This favorite getaway spot will be a breath of fresh air for your relationship.

Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa
March 22–24
Galena, IL

This retreat is designed to give you opportunities and tools to build a strong, resilient and lasting marriage. The retreat will also include time for you to explore, time to relax and time for fellowship with others. 

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Mar 23, 2019

Main Event Casting Call

  • Saturday, Mar. 23

Calling all actors! If you would like to be a part of our NXT Kids' Drama Team for Main Event on July 15-19, now is the time to sign up! Auditions will be held on several dates during the month of March. This is an open casting call for serious actors (high school or older). Register below and you will receive an invitation to audition. When registering please select "Actor/Drama Team" from dropdown options. Questions? Please email us.

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Mar 24, 2019
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Mar 27, 2019

Financial Peace University

  • Sunday, Mar. 24 – Wednesday, Mar. 27

Financial Peace University (FPU) is the plan you need for your money because it teaches God's ways of handling money.

Sundays, beginning Mar. 24 
9 a.m.
Rm 126

Through videos, discussions and interactive group activities, FPU presents biblical, practical steps to get you from where you are to where you've dreamed you could be. This plan will show you how to get rid of debt, manage your money, spend and save wisely and much more! This is a 9-week course. The cost is $100 per household.

For any questions, please reach out to Elizabeth Thill.

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Mar 30, 2019
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Mar 31, 2019

Calvary Leadership College Experience WKND

  • Saturday, Mar. 30 – Sunday, Mar. 31

You've heard about Calvary Leadership College, now see what we have to offer at our 2-day, overnight Experience WKND! Here, you'll discover and experience what it is like to be a student at CLC. Come prepared to get informed and have the weekend of a lifetime!

March 30–31

Get ready for an overnight experience featuring Top Golf, Giordano’s pizza and an Escape Room. You'll also learn about the program from our pastors and ministry leaders, and hear about their hearts for discipleship.

For more information, find us in the lobby or check out Calvary Leadership College's website.

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Mar 31, 2019

Membership Seminar

  • Sunday, Mar. 31, 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Are you ready to join Calvary Church? It's never too late to become part of the family. Even if you have been attending for years, we encourage you to become a vital member of your church home.

Sunday, Mar. 31
12:30-3 p.m.
Ministry Training Center
$10 (for lunch)

This seminar (required for membership) is a great opportunity to get to know others and learn the heart of what Calvary Church believes. You will meet our leadership team and learn about the vision, values, mission and history of the church as well as how the church is structured to minister to you.

Childcare is available with advance registration. For more information, email us or call 630-585-3279.

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Apr 01, 2019

Feed My Starving Children

  • Monday, Apr. 1, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Serve alongside your family and church family at Feed My Starving Children. Pack meals for children around the world, and take advantage of this great family serving opportunity.

Monday, Apr. 1
6-7:30 p.m.
Feed My Starving Children
555 Exchange Ct.
Aurora, IL  60504

We will hand-pack nutritious MannaPack™ meals specifically designed to assist in reversing and preventing undernutrition. Children must be 5 years and older to attend.

Register below, and don't forget the join code: ZPY0M2

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Apr 03, 2019

Business Meeting

  • Wednesday, Apr. 3, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

It’s time for our church family meeting, and it’s not just for members! You’re invited to get a business view of Calvary Church at our spring business meeting.

Wednesday, Apr. 3
7 p.m.
Fellowship Hall

We’ll have a time of worship and communion, and hear reports from the past year of Calvary and its ministries including last year's financial report. All members are expected to attend, and everyone is welcome!

This is an important time to hear about God’s direction for Calvary Church! 

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Apr 05, 2019

CVA Easter Competition

  • Friday, Apr. 5

Calvary Visual Arts' Easter Art Competition is quickly approaching! This year, our theme is "Victorious." 1 Corinthians 15:57 says, "But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ". This year's competition will illustrate the revelation that we are victorious because of the work of the cross. 

All art pieces must be turned in to the Calvary Church main office by Friday, April 5 at 4:30 p.m. The main office is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m. Feel free to drop off artwork as soon as it is finished. All art must be turned in by April 5 or it will not be part of the competition. We will have an official gallery opening on Saturday, April 13 at 3:30 p.m.

The artist is responsible for the drop-off and pick-up of all artwork. This is a competition for individuals who are 18 years of age or older. 

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Apr 06, 2019

Primetimers (55+) April Birthday Breakfast

  • Saturday, Apr. 6, 8:30 am – 10:00 am

Join us for a great start to your Saturday morning with a hot and hearty breakfast buffet. 

Saturday, April 6
8:30 a.m.
Sanctuary Lobby
$10

Breakfast and hymn-based worship will take place in the Sanctuary lobby. Afterwards, there will be a Bags Tournament for those who want to participate. If your birthday is in April, or if you are a first-time attender, then your breakfast is free!

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Apr 09, 2019

Calvary Christian School Open House

  • Tuesday, Apr. 9, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Calvary Christian School is having an Open House for its 2019/2020 school year! Stop by for more information on how your child can have an excellent education with a strong biblical foundation.

Tuesday, Apr. 9
6:30-8 p.m.
Calvary's school wing
(Door 9 at the south end of the building)

This is a great opportunity to explore our program (junior kindergarten through grade 8), meet teachers, take a tour and receive information about the admissions process.

For more information, email the school, and don't forget to visit their website.

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May 03, 2019

NXTjhi May Day

  • Friday, May. 3, 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

One of our favorite events of the year is coming up soon—May Day! Join us for open gym, games, an outdoor movie, laser tag, a bonfire and, of course, a huge powder paint war! This is a great opportunity to bring a friend with you.

May Day 2019
Friday, May 3rd
7-10 p.m.

Our earlybird rate is $15 by April 14th, regular rate is $20 by May 1st and you can register at the door for $25.

We will have activities inside and outside, so be sure to wear weather appropriate clothes. Concessions will be made available for purchase along with complimentary healthy snacks. Bring a white shirt for the powder paint war. One packet will be provided with the registration cost. Additional may be purchased.

Click here to download our registration form. If you have any questions, feel free to email us or call 630-375-8678.

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May 04, 2019

Primetimers (55+) May Birthday Breakfast

  • Saturday, May. 4, 8:30 am – 10:00 am

Join us for a great start to your Saturday morning with a hot and hearty breakfast buffet. 

Saturday, May 4
8:30 a.m.
Sanctuary Lobby
$10

Pastor Steven & Danina Welch and their family will be the guests and share their testimony. If your birthday is in May, or if you are a first-time attender, then your breakfast is free!

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May 05, 2019

Rwanda Mission Trip Meeting

  • Sunday, May. 5

Interested in our Rwanda trip this July? We're holding an information meeting about the Rwanda mission trip on

Sunday, May 5
10:15 a.m. & 12:15 p.m.
Ministry Training Center

You will receive more information about being part of the team going to Butare, Rwanda from July 13–26. Team leaders are Pastors Wanda Burgund & Tim Loar, and the cost is $2500. The team will help with cataract surgeries, eye clinics and construction projects. There will be ministry opportunities for adults of all ages and abilities.

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May 06, 2019

Feed My Starving Children

  • Monday, May. 6, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Serve alongside your family and church family at Feed My Starving Children. Pack meals for children around the world, and take advantage of this great family serving opportunity.

Monday, May. 6
6-7:30 p.m.
Feed My Starving Children
555 Exchange Ct.
Aurora, IL  60504

We will hand-pack nutritious MannaPack™ meals specifically designed to assist in reversing and preventing undernutrition. Children must be 5 years and older to attend.

Register below, and don't forget the join code: DV37B4

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May 29, 2019

5th Grade Water Baptism

  • Wednesday, May. 29, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

NXT Kids will be hosting a 5th grade baptism on Wednesday, May 29 during the 7 p.m. service. If you are interested in having your 5th grade student baptized, please sign up before the May 8th evening service. Anyone wanting to participate in baptism must go through two baptism classes offered during services on May 8 & 15. No one will be accepted once the first class has started. 

Mandatory Water Baptism Preparation Classes:

  • Wednesday, May 8, 7-8:30 p.m. in the Jungle Room
  • Wednesday, May 15, 7-8:30 p.m. in the Jungle Room

Water Baptism Service
Wednesday, May 29
7-8:30 p.m.
The Sanctuary

Is your child is ready for baptism? Take time to look over the following questions with them. If they don’t understand all the concepts, that doesn’t mean they aren’t qualified for baptism; see how they grow with the encouragement of the 2-week class. Once they've finished both classes, you'll be given the opportunity to ask your child these questions once again to see how they are able to articulate these concepts in their own words. Once they have finished both classes, your child will be approved for baptism at our KSG graduation service.

Questions:
What is sin?

  • Disobeying God.
  • Breaking God’s Law.
  • Making a decision to do those things that are wrong.
  • Look up James 4:17: “Anyone who knows the good he ought to do and doesn’t do it, sins.”

Who has sinned?

  • Everyone.
  • Try to get them to say that means even them. Ask them if they have ever sinned and, if so, how. 
  • Look up Romans 3:23: "For all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.”

What is the cost of sin?

  • Sin makes us feel unhappy.
  • Sin separates us from God.
  • Sin causes death.
  • Look up Romans 6:23: “For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our LORD.”

Why was Jesus important through this? 

  • Jesus is God’s only son, and He lived a perfect life. 
  • Jesus died on a cross to pay the penalty for our sin and came alive again in a wonderful way! Jesus lives in heaven today. He listens to your prayers and talks to God about them. He is preparing a place for you in heaven! Jesus is the only way to know God and spend forever in heaven with him! 
  • Look up John 14:6: “Jesus answered, I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”

How do we know we can believe in Jesus? 

  • Look up John 3:16: “God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
  • To believe in Jesus means to trust Jesus. This means you believe Jesus is the Son of God and you are trusting Him to save you from your sins and to take control of your life. 

Ask Jesus to come into your life to be your savior and LORD!

  • Look up Romans 10:9: “If you confess with your mouth ‘Jesus is LORD’ and believe in your heart God raised Him from the dead you will be saved.”

Why do we get baptized?

  • Baptism shows others you want to live your life for Christ.
  • Baptism is a picture of the death (we are sinners), burial (we go under the water), and resurrection of Jesus (we come out of the water as a dedicated follower of Christ).
  • Baptism is an act of obedience.
  • Look up Matthew 28:19: “So go and make followers of all people in the world. Baptize them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.” 

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Jun 01, 2019
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Aug 31, 2019

Men & Women’s 2019 Soccer League

  • Saturday, Jun. 1 – Saturday, Aug. 31

Soccer season is here and all Men and Women are invited to join. Come on out for some sun, fun and fellowship this summer!

Do you have World Cup fever? Why not show your soccer skills on our fields? Join Calvary's Men's & Women's Soccer Leagues on Saturdays (June 1 – Aug. 31). The league is open to men and women age 17+. 

Saturday Evening Games:  
June 1 - Aug. 31

Women's games: 5:00 p.m.
Men's games: 6- 8:00 p.m.Cost of League:

$90/player (jersey included)

Register Here

This  5-on-5 soccer league has teams made up of 10 players. Don't worry if you don't know 10 people to create a team; we will help you complete your team with free agents (Individual players). We can have six teams max for the women's league and 12 teams max for the men's league. Once these numbers are reached, registration will be closed.

You will then need to contact the Sports Ministry department to be put on a waiting list. Call 630-585-3273 or email us. If, there is an opening we will notify you:

 Registration ends May 20! 

There will be a captain's meeting in May.

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Jun 03, 2019

Feed My Starving Children

  • Monday, Jun. 3, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Serve alongside your family and church family at Feed My Starving Children. Pack meals for children around the world, and take advantage of this great family serving opportunity.

Monday, June 3
6-7:30 p.m.
Feed My Starving Children
555 Exchange Ct.
Aurora, IL  60504

We will hand-pack nutritious MannaPack™ meals specifically designed to assist in reversing and preventing undernutrition. Children must be 5 years and older to attend.

Register below, and don't forget the join code: V7XE4K

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Jul 08, 2019

Feed My Starving Children

  • Monday, Jul. 8, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Serve alongside your family and church family at Feed My Starving Children. Pack meals for children around the world, and take advantage of this great family serving opportunity.

Monday, July 8
6-7:30 p.m.
Feed My Starving Children
555 Exchange Ct.
Aurora, IL  60504

We will hand-pack nutritious MannaPack™ meals specifically designed to assist in reversing and preventing undernutrition. Children must be 5 years and older to attend.

Register below, and don't forget the join code: XX2EWV

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Jul 15, 2019

Main Event Volunteers (NXT Kids)

  • Monday, Jul. 15

This summer, NXT Kids is taking our kids on a journey to Narnia, and you’re invited! This week-long experience (July 15-19, 6-9 p.m.) will give kindergarteners through 5th graders the opportunity to participate in a professional dramatic experience every day!

If you’d like to be one of the 500 people we need to make this a success (from drama to Bible teaching to counselors and more), sign up today! 

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Jul 15, 2019
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Jul 19, 2019

Main Event (Kindergarten-5th Grade)

  • Monday, Jul. 15 – Friday, Jul. 19

What is Main Event?
Main Event is the best week of the summer! In this Kindergarten through 5th-grade experience, kids are drawn into  Bible teaching through exciting dramas as well as hands-on activities. Each night launches with an opening session that introduces kids to a Biblical truth that helps them understand who God says they are. Large group worship and teaching gives kids a concept that will be reinforced throughout the evening. At the end of the night, parents can join kids for the closing session with a drama production that drives the Big Idea home in a tangible way.

This year, our drama experience joins Lucy as she travels to Narnia. Lucy is on a quest to understand who she is designed to be. God’s plan for Lucy and her siblings will help kids understand that they were made to be people full of purpose and promise. 

When and where is Main Event?
July 15–19 (Monday–Friday)
6–9 p.m.
Calvary Church (9S200 Route 59, Naperville, IL 60564)

How does Main Event work? 

Main Event starts July 15 at 6 p.m. The doors will open at 5 p.m. If you have not registered your child in advance, we recommend arriving right when doors open. When you register your child, they are assigned to an age-specific group. Inside their grade group, they are placed into a smaller group of 10 kids with 2 counselors.

During the opening session, kids will be presented with a Big Idea for the day. This Big Idea is repeated throughout their Main Event experience no matter what rotation they are in. From the opening session, the Big Idea will come to life for the kids as they rotate through three different activities. Each of the three rotations is designed to help kids connect the Big Idea with their daily life as they experience a dramatic Bible teaching, hands-on activity and interactive illustrations. 

At the end of the evening, kids join back together in the sanctuary to experience the closing session. Here, they see a professionally-styled drama that helps tie the Big Idea into their daily life. Parents are encouraged to join us for this closing session.

How much does it cost? 
Early registration (by June 2): $40
Late registration (by July 7): $50
Online registration closes July 7

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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 for we are almost sold out! Take advantage of the payment plan, or pay your balance in full by October 17, 2019

 

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