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EPIPHANY GALLERY UPDATE

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Posted by Anne Groton on

Summer brought over twenty young artists to the gallery through our Summer Arts Camp. Through our art projects, we explored words and ideas that engage us in what our relationship with God means to us and to others. Seeing the children work with color, line, shape, and imagery using paint...

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Tags: art, artist, epiphany, gallery

WHY ARE WE?

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Posted by Doug Affinito on

My first Caller letter asked: “Who is Mount Calvary and what makes us unique?” Back then, I proposed Mount Calvary is an enrichment center focused on Spiritual, Community, and Personal growth. My three years as Council President demonstrated Mount Calvary is this and much...

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GOD’S STORY WRITTEN ON THE WORLD

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Posted by Pastor David Olson on

From my earliest remembrances, my life began taking shape around stories. I remember the stories played from the 45rpm records at bedtime in the room I shared with my sister and brother, stirring my imagination in the moments before sleep. I remember the Bible stories told in Sunday School with...

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The Mount Calvary Foundation Belongs to You

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Posted by Ross McGlasson on

Greetings from your Board of Trustees. From time to time, I remind us all that the Foundation is owned by the entire adult congregation. The Board represents you as we strive to maintain proper stewardship of your assets. We also follow the guidelines established over twenty years ago, that we...

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The Call from His House

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Posted by Martha Brannon on

It seems like every summer I write about local homeless issues. I looked back on some of my previous Caller articles about families sleeping in their cars at the His House Thrift Store, at churches, and other parking lots in this community. I've written about driving the homeless to a shelter...

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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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