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It's All About the Why

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Posted by Doug Affinito on

"It's not what you do, it's why you do it that matters." This is the message of a TED talk Council member Steve Benson shared at our May meeting. In the video, Simon Sinek observed how companies that market an aspiration or outcome are more successful than those promoting a product...

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Tags: mission forward, parking lot, renovation, restrooms

Vacation Bible School (VBS) Do good. Seek peace. Go after it!

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Posted by Kara Paulson on

It’s summer! Hurray! No more homework! No more books! No more teachers’ dirty looks! Kids can’t wait for school to get out. The sun is warm, the sky is blue, and the ice cream is cold. And one of the best parts of summer? VBS at Mount Calvary! VBS is a program for children...

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Tags: daycamp, vbs, volunteer

Families Moving Forward is Back

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Posted by Chris Anderson on

We are excited to continue hosting for our second year of the Families Moving Forward Program! Families Moving Forward (FMF) is a church-led program for hosting homeless families in our area. It involves around 70 churches, with each church hosting 4 families for two weeks during the year. In...

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Tags: families moving forward, volunteer, fmf

SPIRITUAL FITNESS BASICS – SELAH PART 2

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Posted by Dan Carlson on

I wanted to write on the idea of “Selah” today, but the topic felt familiar so I checked back in my files and found a previous “Selah” message dated April 2013. Well, to keep my message fresh, yet keep my intentions for today’s message intact, I added “Part...

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Mount Calvary Foundation

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Posted by Ross McGlasson on

In our May board meeting we received reports on a couple of interesting items. First, Linda Saveraid and I met with Rev. Simon Haamer from Tartu Academy in Estonia. He was here to thank us for our support in the past few years. They have grown from a handful of people to over 130 seminarians...

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AN ODE TO UNSUNG HEROS

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Posted by Doug Affinito on

If you sing the praises of an unsung hero, is that hero still unsung? Semantics aside, this month I would like to share an ode to Mount Calvary’s amazing staff. Our church has approximately 4,000 energetic and involved members. Behind the scenes a paid staff, hovering around 25 ordained...

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A Time To.......

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Posted by Pastor David Olson on

As we launch into summer we also come to the conclusion of our worship theme from Ecclesiastes 3, “For everything there is a season.” Last fall, we focused on “A Time to Build Up.” In Advent and Christmas, “A Time to Be Born.” In Epiphany and Lent, “A...

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AT THIS HOUSE WE CALL IT SHARING

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Posted by Martha Brannon on

Recycle. Repurpose. Reclaim. Recover. These are all words used to reclaim an item that might have outworn its original usefulness, and reuse it for something or someone else. At His House we have been doing that with clothing, sofas, and mattresses for about 9 years at our Minnetonka store and...

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New Season of Litchicks

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Posted by Becky Koehler on

As one season comes to an end, another begins. So it is with LitChicks. We are pleased to announce our selections for our 2017-2018 season. Some of these books have a wait list at the library, so make your requests soon! July 13, 2017 Still Life With Breadcrumbs by Anna Quindlen (a love story...

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Help Local Students Fight Hunger with MH-MM

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Posted by Renee Whisnant on

Many Hands Many Meals packs life-saving meals throughout the year. We have our big packathon every November – but this year we’re having another event for local students in May. More than 800 students from area schools will come to Mount Calvary to pack meals on May 25-26. Teaching...

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