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PASSING OF THE PRESIDENT'S TORCH

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Hello! While I appreciate having this opportunity to introduce myself to the Mount Calvary congregation, I also need to say a goodbye…to Doug Affinito as the outgoing Council President. Thankfully, Doug will still be on our Council so we’re not losing his wisdom, leadership and...

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GOD’S STORY WRITTEN ON THE SOUL OF A GRUMPY MONK

Posted by Pastor David Olson on

500 years ago this October, a German monk with a newly discovered understanding of God’s grace and a growing dissatisfaction with the legalism of the institutional Church could not stay silent. While his initial hope might have been to start an honest debate and conversation, it quickly...

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Tags: luther, reformation

MILESTONE MINISTRY GETS A “FACE-LIFT”

Posted by Andrea Fieldhouse-Griner on

Mount Calvary families have been involved in the Milestone Ministry for 15 years. They have been recognizing and tending those baptismal promises faithfully. Now we are tending the ministry itself by giving it a fresh look, some tweaks AND added fun! You will see the latest look, experience the...

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Tags: children, milestone, youth, faith families

CROSSPATHS BIBLE STUDY

Posted by Kara Paulson on

If you work in the business world, you are probably familiar with the term “best practices.” Many businesses use the best-practices format as part of their process-improvement planning. In other words, they look at what’s being done across the company, or even in other...

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EPIPHANY GALLERY UPDATE

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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