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QUILTING MINISTRY

Posted by Sharon Roos on

If you were in church Oct. 21/22, you noticed a lot of quilts displayed over the pews. This output is from October only and will go to Simpson House, along with warm knit scarves, mittens and stocking caps, toiletries, and beautiful tote bags for female homeless to carry in lieu of a black...

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THANKSGIVING

Posted by Pastor David Olson on

This morning as I write, a couple I married and their two children are living in a rental home outside San Francisco while wildfires consume their neighborhood in Santa Rosa. Friends and colleagues are in the middle of rebuilding or restoring homes in Texas, Florida and the Caribbean or grieving...

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WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS

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Sure, it’s a good song title (for both Joe Cocker and the Beatles), but it’s also the message at the core of one of our four Pillars … namely, Service. I’ve accumulated many quotes and sayings over the years which I take great pleasure in sharing with my kids at...

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WHO WAS BILL NILSEN?

Posted by Ross McGlasson on

WHO WAS BILL NILSEN?This is a departure from the typical monthly activities at your Foundation. We are installing a stone bench, small altar and planters in front of the Columbarium. The plan is to make the area more spiritual. We are also hosting an informal dinner for members of the Tartu...

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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

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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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

SPIRITUAL FITNESS BASICS – SELAH PART 2

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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