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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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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

AN ODE TO UNSUNG HEROS

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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Youth Learning Life

Posted by Doug Affinito on

Mount Calvary’s calling is, “to make, build-up, and send out disciples of Jesus Christ.” Nothing demonstrates that more than the Rite of Confirmation taking place at Mount Calvary on May 21.This year Mount Calvary will confirm a record 130 young people. It is a moment of pride...

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Tags: confirmation, service, youth

Mount Calvary's Future is at Hand

Posted by Doug Affinito on

Recent letters have focused on a right-brained explanation of Mount Calvary’s 8-point strategic plan. This month I conclude the series with a left-brained interpretation of our vision. Building on Mount Calvary’s successful 85+ year history of “making, building up, and sending...

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