Got plans for summer? We do!!

 

School might be out, but our activities are in full swing! This page is your one-stop shop for everything SUMMER AT CALVARY.

 

 


Sermon Series

MADE FOR MORE

Deep down, you know that God created you for more. Don't miss our May/June sermon series as we explore the transformation that happens when we live on purpose. Each weekend one of our pastors will take us on a journey of discovering the life we were created for!

Beginning May 18/19 
Saturdays at 5 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall
Sundays at 9 & 11 a.m. in the Sanctuary

Can't make it to church? Watch our Sunday services live via calvaryweb.org or Facebook Live.
 


Anniversary Festival

Sunday, June 30 • 3–10 p.m. • Calvary Church Grounds

Invite friends, family and neighbors to Calvary’s annual anniversary festival! This outdoor event for all ages is free and open to the public. It will feature special music on our concert stage, inflatables and games for kids, sporting activities for adults, food (for purchase) from local food trucks, a car show, an arts & crafts show and our trademark fireworks show to end the night!

What will you find at Festival?

  • Food Trucks: Food will be available for purchase. We'll have an abundance of food trucks, a grill station with hot dogs and hamburgers, and indoor options with seating in our Fellowship Hall.
  • Activities: We have something for all ages! Check out our inflatables for kids, our early childhood tent for the little ones and activities for adults (like bags, volleyball and more!).
  • Live Music: Music will be in the air all day at our concert stage. We'll feature a mix of musical guests and our own musical groups for an evening of worship and fun!
  • Art, Crafts & Treats: It's time to shop! These vendors are here to show and/or sell their hand-crafted items. Take a stroll, and enjoy these one-of-a-kind goods.
  • Car Show: Our car show tradition continues! Enjoy this trip back in time as you stroll around the sights.
  • Fireworks: This is the grand finale of our evening as we close out the concert and enjoy a fireworks show with our church family!

Visit our Festival Page


Anniversary Weekend Services

Our anniversary weekend is a fun and memorable time to spend with your church family. The festivities kick off with weekend services as we celebrate 52 years of God’s blessings on Calvary Church.

Saturday, June 29 in the Fellowship Hall
Sunday, June 30 in the Sanctuary

The fun will begin with family services as we celebrate new life with water baptism and worship with special musical guests Sharon Irving and Jordan Jones. Then we'll hear a message from special guest Reverend Doug Clay. Doug is the chief executive officer of the General Council of the Assemblies of God. He is passionate about the local church and loves equipping leaders to grow in their calling. Join us for service, and be blessed by his message! Youth in grades 6+ will join adults in services.

 



Food Vendors

We are now accepting applications for food vendors at our Anniversary Festival. Applications will be accepted in the order of receipt. A map with your assigned location will be given when you arrive the day of the event. Registration ends June 17, 2019. 

APPLY

Questions? Call Sandra at 630-585-3234 or email us.


Family Fun Events

Bowlero Family Night
Tuesday, July 23 • 5:30–8 p.m. • $12/person
Join us for a fun night of bowling, laser tag and arcade Games at Bowlero in Naperville. Bring your family and don’t miss out on this night of fun and fellowship. Tickets are $12/person and can be purchased at the button below or in the lobby starting July 7.

Purchase Tickets


Kids & Youth

KIDS


Summer Theme Nights: Wednesdays at 7 p.m.
June 5 – July 19 • Age 4 – Grade 5
Every Wednesday is an exciting new experience! From character night to science night, we have something fun and crazy planned for your kids every week this summer!

July 15–19
6–9 p.m.


 

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Amplify — Designed for students entering 6–8th grade, Amplify is a 4-week discipleship experience where students will get the chance to discover God’s word for themselves and learn how to live out a life of faith. Students will get the opportunity to dive into God’s word with their crew, engage in powerful moments of worship and hear from guest speakers. 

June 12–July 3

Rush — Rush is a 1-day, grade-specific camp to help students grow in God and make new friends! Rush will consist of biblical teachings, small group activities, personal devotions, exciting worship, off-campus activities and so much more! 

GRADE 8: June 14
GRADE 7: June 21
GRADE 6: June 28

Delta Chi — Delta Chi is a 3-day discipleship camp to help students to grow in God and make new friends! It is open to students entering 6–8 grade. Delta Chi will consist of biblical teachings, team competitions, small group activities, personal devotions, exciting worship, off-campus activities, service projects and more!  

July 8–10

Orlando Missions Trip — This year we have the privilege to be able to partner with the Assemblies of God and Global Passions to minister to the City of Orlando and be a part of the National Youth Convention. Over 10,000 youth will be there from all over the U.S. We will be helping serve the city by participating in service projects, run kids camps, and blessing the city. This trip is open to students entering 7–10 grade. If you are interested in participating, please fill out the registration form and return to an NXT YTH Staff Member. All applications and $250 deposit are due no later than Sunday, May 26. 

July 29–Aug. 5

 

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IDT — Are you hearing the call to be a disciple? IDT (Intense Discipleship Training) is a five-week program designed to provide connection and community. Being a part of IDT allows students to engage their hearts and minds, use their hands to serve, and helps to create disciples! Every IDT student is encouraged to pray and choose a track to study one book of the Bible for five weeks. Each track encourages the learning of basic Christian truths while providing hands-on experiences to make those truths meaningful. Tracks meet during every IDT session, and every track has its own RD (Resident Discipleship) Overnight.

June 12 – July 11

RD Overnight — RD Overnight (Residential Discipleship) is an optional 2-day event that students can join as part of their Intense Discipleship Training experience. (If you have not yet registered for IDT, please do so by visiting nxtonline.org.) RD Overnights run from Wednesday night to Thursday night.

 


Midweek Classes

WEDNESDAYS

Join us for worship in the Fellowship Hall at 7 p.m. before taking advantage of one of these opportunities:

Holy Spirit
Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. • June 5–26 • Fellowship Hall
We are called to live Spirit-filled, Spirit-led, Spirit-empowered lives. Join us as we learn and engage with the person, the purpose and the power of the Holy Spirit.

Rooted
Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. • July 3–31• Fellowship Hall
What’s the point of it all? Can we truly find fulfillment in our relationships and jobs? Does Jesus have a deeper purpose for our lives other than the daily grind? Join us as we explore these questions in our new series, Rooted.

Miracles Everywhere
Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. • Aug. 7–28 • Fellowship Hall
Miracles are happening everywhere—every day. Your miracle is right around the corner. Join us during the month of August as we talk about the Miracles of Jesus and pray for miracles to be released in our own lives.

Intercessory Prayer
Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. • Ongoing • Prayer Room
If you are new to prayer, are a seasoned prayer warrior or simply want to join others in prayer, join us for this time of intercession and worship. We will seek the heart of God and pray according to his will for our nation, our church, our leaders and our ministries. 

Leadership Framework
Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. • July 3–Aug. 28 • Ministry Training Center
Take your life, family, business and career to the next level by growing your leadership. In this class, we will look at a biblical framework to build your leadership.

Financial Peace University
Wednesdays at 7 p.m. • June 5–Aug. 7 • Rm. 233/234
Did you know that over $1,500,000 of personal debt has been paid off by the 325+ people who have participated in Financial Peace University at Calvary Church? Financial Peace University is a money management DVD series taught by America’s most trusted financial guru, Dave Ramsey. Dave and his teaching team will walk you through the basics of budgeting, dumping debt, planning for the future and more. The cost of this life-changing course is $100/household.

Encouragement Group Leader Training
Sundays at 10:30 a.m. • June 19–July 31• Room 202
Calling all encouragers who find joy in helping people find victory! You can become a leader by completing our training course.

Tough Topics: Wayward Children
Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. • June 5–Aug. 28 • Room 225/226
This group is dedicated to helping parents and families of wayward children by providing encouragement and support

 

SUNDAYS

Living a New Testament Adventure
Sundays at 9:15 a.m. • June 2–July 28 • 221 
This class will continue the journey with Jesus as recorded in the
Gospel of Luke. While this class is a continuation, each week presents an opportunity to look at the Bible in depth, receive encouragement and to come to know Jesus deeply. 

FrontRunners (40+)
Sundays at 9:15 a.m. • Ongoing • Room 236/237
This class is a ministry to men and women (married and single) who are age 40+. Our primary goal is to provide study topics and fellowship that relate to and address various interests for this life stage. Join us this fall as we continue to dive into the word and grow together.

Financial Peace University (FPU)
Sundays 9 a.m. • June 2–July 29 • Room 126
Did you know that over $1.4 million of personal debt has been paid off by over 300 Calvary people who have participated in Financial Peace University? Financial Peace University (FPU) is a money management DVD series taught by America’s most trusted financial guru, Dave Ramsey. Dave and his teaching team will walk you through the basics of budgeting, dumping debt, planning for the future and much more! The cost for this life-changing course is $100 per household. 

God's Watchman: The Story of Ezekiel
Sundays at 10:30 a.m. • June 2–Aug. 28 day• Room 141
Israel has rebelled against God, but God doesn’t leave them without hope. The Babylonian invaders have taken captives, and one of them is a priest named Ezekiel. God sets Ezekiel as his watchman over Israel to warn them about their sin and to promise a bright future and a new covenant if they repent.

Intercessory Prayer
Sundays at 9 & 11 a.m. • Ongoing • Prayer Room
If you are new to prayer, are a seasoned prayer warrior or simply want to join others in prayer, join us for this time of intercession and worship. We will seek the heart of God and pray according to his will for our nation, our church, our leaders and our ministries.

 

Learn more about Midweek.
 


Sports

Our Sports Ministry offers adult and youth opportunities all year round. Check out what we have this summer!

Men’s and Women’s Soccer Leagues 
Saturdays • June 1–Aug. 31  

Saturday Evening Games:
Men's games: 6 p.m.
Women's games: 5 p.m.

Youth Soccer Clinics 
June–July • Open to kids 5–15 years old
Our summer soccer clinics are taught by local professional coaches and players. Your child will be taught skills and drills and have the opportunity to enhance their soccer IQ. Our clinics are hosted at Calvary in our soccer fields.

Adult Open Gym Basketball 
Saturdays • 7–10 a.m. • $3/person

Adult Open Gym Volleyball 
Sundays • 1–3:30 p.m. • $3/person


Outreach Opportunities

Calvary's outreach to the community never stops, and with school out, you can have the whole family join in on the fun! Check out the many opportunities we are offering this summer!

Feed My Starving Children (learn more here)
Join us as we pack food for hungry families all over the world. We meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Feed My Starving Children in Aurora (555 Exchange Court).

  • May 6
  • June 3
  • July 8
  • Aug. 5

Hesed House (learn more here)
Hesed House is a homeless shelter in Aurora (659 South River St.), and we can make a difference to those who call Hesed House home for the night. We’ll join at 5 p.m. to serve a warm meal and encourage guests with uplifting words, smiles and prayers. This is an incredible evening to serve and minister to those in need.

  • June 16
  • Aug. 18

Chicago City Life Center (learn more here)
Join us as we partner with Pastor Charles Moodie and Chicago City Life Center to bless the people of the Englewood community. We will meet at Calvary at 4:30 p.m. and then travel together to Chicago to serve a hot dinner and then fellowship and pray with the congregation.

  • May 7
  • June 4
  • July 2
  • Aug. 6

Mobile Food Pantry (learn more here)
We have partnered with Northern Illinois Food Bank to provide food for those in need, and we’re taking it to different areas of Aurora. Volunteers will help clients pack food, take it to their car, and pray for them if they want it! Bring the whole family out and serve with us during this awesome opportunity. (Times will vary per event.)

  • May 24
  • July 26
  • Aug. 17

Stay tuned for our Operation Christmas Child Christmas in July packing party!