Outreach & Community News

Community Bible Study

Did you know there is a Community Bible Study offered here in Rochester to anyone who is looking for another option to study His word?  This is an interdenominational study that is held at the Rochester Christ United Methodist Church every Tuesday night from 7-8:30. This year we will have an indepth study of the book of Isaiah. Please call Rich,  CBS coordinator at 507-280-0538 with any questions. For more information go to http://www.communitybiblestudy.org/get-connected/find-a-class/class/?classid=12640

Childrens Heart Project

Samaritan's Purse Children's Heart Project Child

Children's Heart Project - YOUR MISSION TRIP to Mongolia (without leaving Rochester!)

Calvary is excited to host three Samaritans Purse ~ Childrens Heart Project children and their moms from Mongolia. They will be arriving Tuesday, Feb 27th. Their surgeries are scheduled for Tuesday, March 6th and Wednesday, March 7th. 

Volunteers are needed.  Sign-up now.sign up now

Hosts:  The Orvis, Nelson, Larson and Bernier Families

Dates: End of February - After April 1st



Child’s Nick Name: Sodoo
Mother’s Nick Name: Zaya



Child’s Nick Name: Khuslee
Mother’s Nick Name: Enkhee



Child’s Nick Name: Tenger
Mother’s Nick Name: Chimgee


Signup to help coming soon!

Planned hosts:

  • Sodnom (boy) and Tenger (boy) - initial hosts are Dan and Merideth Orvis then transfer to the Pastor Tim and Michele Nelson home for the "2nd half"
  • Enkhkhuslen (girl) - initial hosts Gary and Ellen Larson followed by Cedric and Stephani Bernier.

Go to https://www.samaritanspurse.org/children/pray-for-the-children-chp/ for more information.

Stop by the update table in the Lobby ahead of and during their stay so you can hear the exciting stories of the week and how you can be a part of this local mission!

Help will be needed with meals, transportation, and diversional activities (crafting, sightseeing). Contact Dianne Orth, (507) 269-7112, if you have ideas, questions, or want to know more about hosting in the future!

February Community News

Barnabas Ministry

Special Moms Day Away - Saturday, March 10, 9:30 am -2:00 pm at Grace Church in Eden Prairie. Come be encouraged and inspired as we dialogue about the challenges and opportunities of raising siblings in a family affected by disability. The Special Needs mom’s Bible study at Calvary is planning to caravan up. Rides available.

Weekend to Remember

Minneapolis, February 23 - 25, or March 2 - 4 - This marriage weekend will help you and your spouse escape the daily grind and focus on your relationship. Our trained speakers will help you learn about, and apply, God’s plan for a healthy marriage. You can contact Calvary's office at 282-4612 for the Group Code. Visit FamilyLife.com/Weekend for more information.

Super Bowl at Camp Victory

Come out to Camp Victory and enjoy food, fun & fellowship with family and friends during Camp Victory’s first annual “Super Sunday Fun Day Family Super Bowl Party.” We will have food, beverages and plenty of activities before, during, and after the game for the whole family. You don’t have to be a Vikings fan to attend. $10/adult; $5/child; $25/family. Visit www.campvictory.com for more information and to RSVP.

Global Christian Suffering

Global Christian Suffering: How you can help!  Around the world, growing numbers of Christians are losing their lives and property daily, simply for following Jesus.  Calvary has sent a gift through Send International (www.send.org) to serve Ukrainian refugees.  You can help to by donating to the "refuges in crisis fund "online at www.efca.org.

Two other ministries that effectively focus on this issue are Open Doors (www.opendoorsusa.org) and Voice of the Martyrs (www.persecution.com).  Please give and pray for relief and perseverance to these dear brothers and sisters (1 John 3:17-18).