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Youth Stock Sales

Posted by Kara Paulson on

We had a successful year with our Youth Mission Trip Stock Sales! The investment in Mount Calvary youth ensures that mission trips can be accessible to every youth that has a spirit for service. The sales drive culminated April 29 with our big pancake-breakfast, congregational thank you! 

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Families Moving Forward at Mount Calvary

Posted by Kara Paulson on

Families Moving Forward (FMF) has a lofty goal - to end homelessness, one family at a time. And, one family at a time, they are achieving that goal. They work to provide routines, computer access, childcare, transportation and financial education to assist homeless families in finding work and...

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State of the Church - May 2018

Posted by Mike Kasprick on

STATE OF THE CHURCH This month I’m not writing about what is new and newsworthy within our own walls, but rather about an affiliated organization with whom we’ve had a very long-running relationship. Mount Calvary has been a corporate member of Luther Park, (Danbury, WI) dating back...

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Epiphany Gallery - Featured Artist, Don Rustad

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Epiphany Gallery is especially honored to be showing a partial selection of an extensive body of stained-glass work created by Don Rustad. Don is the father of Mount Calvary’s Julie LaHammer and her five siblings. Julie and her sister, Barbara, helped install the stained-glass exhibit. Don...

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Tags: art, gallery

SPRING HAS BEEN CANCELED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Posted by Pastor David Olson on

SPRING HAS BEEN CANCELED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICEApril 15. A day that usually invites all kinds of conversations, warnings, instructions and procrastination. Unless it happens to be a birthday or wedding anniversary (a different type of taxing event), it is likely not a date circled on a calendar...

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WHEN CATERPILLAR CHRISTIANS ARE “ALL IN”, THEY BECOME PEOPLE OF PUPAS

Posted by Pastor David Olson on

After reading story after story in our scriptures, are you convinced yet that our God is a God of surprises? Are you convinced yet that every single life issuing from the hands of God is a life filled with purpose? A teenage girl becomes pregnant with the world’s savior; poor fishermen and...

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INDIA: A SUCCESS STORY? REALLY?

Posted by Doug Affinito on

By all accounts, India is a failure. It has a population approaching 1.4 billion, five times the United States. Everyone is born into a ‘caste’ that defines their life and prospects. There are 23 officially recognized languages while 13% speak English as a second language. The...

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All In

Posted by Pastor David Olson on

All in. I love the name for our upcoming three-year capital investment appeal! It makes me think of disciples leaving their nets to follow Jesus, signifying they were “all in,” holding nothing back. It makes me think of what happens when all of our folks unite around a common mission...

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Tags: all in, capital campaign, investment

Radical Hospitality

Posted by Mike Kasprick on

Up until about a year ago, I can honestly say I had never heard the following two words used together: radical, and hospitality. Yet, when they were combined in our strategic plan it made absolute sense! Our fourth strategic initiative, focused on inclusion, states “We seek to develop...

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Tags: families moving forward, hospitality, radical

'tis better to give than to receive

Posted by Sharon Roos on

This is never more true than for the Mount Calvary Quilting Ministry. In November, 75 of our quilts went to two Wayside homeless groups for women to become a Christmas gift for their patients. It may well be the only Christmas gift they receive. We did this last year also, and it gives us much...

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