Outreach & Community News

Trunk or Treat - October 31

We are hosting a Trunk or Treat event on October 31, 6:45pm-8:00pm, in the parking lot at Calvary E-Free Church to say thanks for being our neighbor!

This is a fun, FREE event for kids!  Join us for:

  • Candy
  • Big Machines
  • Bounce Houses
  • Door Prizes (announced at 8:00 pm - must be present to win)

*For our littlest guests, we thank you in advance for not wearing a scary costume.sign up now

Check out our Sign Up Genius link, at the right, to see a variety of ways you can volunteer to make this a successful event.

Looking for a different way to help? We are also collecting candy on Sunday mornings to be handed out during our Trunk or Treat event.  Collection bins will be set up next to the Welcome Desk in the front lobby at church. (Look for the labeled Red and Navy Blue Bin!)

Citizenship Worthy of the Gospel Presentation

Who:  Pastor Dale Witherington
“Citizenship Worthy of the Gospel” presentation
  Tuesday, October 30 from 7:00-9:00PM
Where:  Hotel Apache (formerly Kahler Apache) - 1517 16th St. SW Rochester, MN

Take a fresh look at Philippians 1:27!  Pastor Dale will be highlighting the call of God on Christians to exercise their citizenship consistent with the gospel.

DALE WITHERINGTON - is a passionate follower of Jesus Christ driven to partner with fellow believers for one purpose–to restore righteousness in the State of Minnesota through spiritual and civil transformation based on the gospel of Jesus Christ. Dale currently serves as a pastor to state legislators. He is the State Director of the Minnesota Prayer Caucus, the Chief Steward of Restore Minnesota and Director of Community Engagement for Minnesota Family Council/Institute. There is no “gospel free zone” in any area of life as believers. We are to live consistent with the gospel in every sphere of life, including our civic engagement, voting booth decisions, meaningful relationships with legislators, and prayer for the individuals God has placed in public office.

Want to learn how you can shine as a biblical citizen? Register and attend “Citizenship Worthy of the Gospel” in Rochester, MN at http://www.mfc.org/rochester/ To save time on the day of the event, registrations are appreciated.  Walk ins are welcome.

Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child

It's that time of the year to buy some extra school supplies for your shoe box gift for children in need around the world for Operation Christmas Child.

Fill your shoe box with school supplies, hygiene items, and toys. Other ideas found at Samaritan'spurse.org. Please include a $9.00 donation for each box to cover shipping costs.

Please do not include candy, toothpaste, used or damaged items, war related toys, food or liquids.

The National Collection Week is November 12-19, 2018.

Track your box at samaritanspurse.org/occ.

Calvary is a Collection Center. 

Volunteers are needed in the Calvary Gym to pack Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes into cartons and load them onto the trucks during the national collection week.

A sign up now to help pack shoe boxessign up now

Your help is appreciated to greet donors, receive their shoe box gifts, pack the shoe box gifts into cartons, and load the heavy cartons onto trucks.  Thank you for volunteering!



October Community News

Bible Study Fellowship

The Women are studying People of the Promised Land 1. We meet Mondays at 6:45 pm at Calvary. The Satellite group meets Tuesdays at 9:30 am. Any questions please contact Sue Peterson.

RARE Leadership Conference

Where Faith, Brain Science, and Relationships converge. Learn and practice the secrets of relationship-based, faith-based leadership from nationally known speaker Dr. Marcus Warner, head of Deeper Walk Ministries. The material taught can be applied directly to your parenting, church group involvement, and work settings. Sat., Oct. 6, 8:30am - 5:00pm. Wood Lake Meeting Center, 6 pre-approved CEU’s for counselors. Cost: $99.00. Price for adding CEU’s: $119.00. To register go to JoyStartsHere.com/Rochester

Compassion Counseling Center (CCC)

Dealing with difficult times and issues can be overwhelming, especially if you feel like you are dealing with them alone. If you or someone you know is ready for positive change, we may be able to help you discover your next best step. Visit www.CompassionCounseling.org or call 507-288-8822.