Calvary Christmas Eve Services

Christmas Eve Candlelight Services

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service RSVPs

Imagine that you were hosting Christmas this year (some of you know this all too well!). However, you had no idea how many people were coming. You weren’t sure how many plates to set for dinner or how many gifts to buy. You knew that you would already know some of the people when they arrived, but you maybe had never met others. How would you prepare? How would you know? It would, of course, be very challenging. On the other hand, if simply by asking “Are you coming? And if so, what time and how many people are coming with you?” you would have a much easier time planning. Yes?

This is EXACTLY what we’d like your help with this Christmas! We want Calvary to be a wonderfully inviting place for those who have come here for years as well as for those who are just visiting, especially around Christmas.

Here’s how you can help!

MAKE PLANS for your Christmas Eve (easier said than done, we know!). It is, of course, our hope that worship is your highest priority when it comes to Christmas – whether you do that in your home, with us, or while visiting family or friends.

RSVP for the Candlelight Service you plan to attend by signing up on this page. Make sure the number you choose represents one for each person who will need a seat in your group. If you change your plans or change your mind, simply contact Connie Edwards and she can make any needed changes through December 22.

MAKE SPACE for visitors and friends. As people state their intentions through RSVPs, think like a host in your home and be aware of the needs. If you see that one service appears to be quite full, and you could attend another to make room, that would be greatly appreciated! (Just be sure to email Connie Edwards to make any changes.)

CONSIDER SERVING at one or more of the services which you and your family are not attending. If you are willing to serve, please contact the following individuals

Finding Where You Belong




Ways to connect with our community

Sunday Morning Groups

You are already here. Why not connect while you are here? Groups meet at 9 and 10:30. Strangers become acquaintances and over time, cherished friends. Check out these groups and find a “nub” that fits: Calvary Community, Reflections, Encounter, ROCK, Oasis, Household of Faith, Connect

Small Groups During the Week

Maybe you work Sunday mornings or are busy serving or chasing kids. Small groups from Calvary meet throughout the week in host homes. If you have an open “nub” in your schedule for a weekly small group, let us know when that is. Help OTHERS connect. We need hosts and leaders!

Serving Groups

They say the best friendships happen when forged in the trenches of battle. We don’t think that’s an accident. Called by Jesus both connect and to serve one-another, maybe it’s God’s way of multi-tasking! One of these “nubs” might fit your connect need (& bless others in the process!) Choir, AWANA leaders and helpers, Compassion Counseling Center, Coffee Connection team, Usher team, Welcome team, Wednesday night meal team, Calvary work days.

Study, Prayer, and Play Groups

We can’t guarantee those who play pray together, or play together, stay together. But a deeper connection is almost certainly to follow. Here are examples happening daily: Pre-service prayer team, Renovare’, Bible Study Fellow-ship, quarterly Men’s Breakfasts, Wednesday daytime Bible Study with Pastor Larry, PEP and Senior Adult Fellowship monthly events, even Homeschool field trips

CareFest On Wheels mission to Texas

February 23 - March 3, 2018

TEAM Rochester and the citywide church sent buses of skilled people to help rebuild the lives and homes of people in Deweyville, TX, following Hurricane Harvey. Homes that were gutted needed electrical upgrades, plumbing, foundation inspection and repair, sheetrock, tape, painting, and flooring. Some homes needed to be demolished with heavy equipment.

Explore God Resource

This resource was featured at a recent evangelism conference and we wanted to let you know about it.  Explore God helps people answer challenging spiritual questions they may have.  There are a variety of discussion guides, articles and films that are available for free.  To learn more visit

Wednesday Daytime Bible Study

Daytime Bible Study lead by Pastor Larry Orth -  "Organic Outreach for Ordinary People"

Do you struggle to share the Good News of Jesus with people? Many do! "Organic Outreach for Ordinary People" is fun, interesting DVD/discussion training.

Dates - Wednesdays, September 5 - November 28 (13 weeks)
Time - 11am - noon
For - mixed group
Location - Fireside Room at Calvary E-Free
Cost - $0

Lessons stand alone, so come when you can!

Join us anytime.  Sign up not required but helpful for planning class size.

Weather Related Cancellations Policy

When snow flies, here is how to know if your Calvary event is cancelled. If Sunday services are to be cancelled a decision will be made by 6:00 am. Check for an email, or if you have opted out of the email, check our website or KTTC online. Events during the week normally follow the school decisions -- closed schools means no event.

If the event is anything other than our Sunday worship services, Calvary follows this policy. There are no events on Sunday if the morning services are cancelled. There are no day events on Monday through Friday if school is cancelled. There are no night events Monday through Friday if after-school activities are cancelled. Any exceptions will be published on our website three hours prior to the time of the event. Remember, even if an event is happening as scheduled, don't venture out unless you can do it safely.