“For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ.”
~1 Corinthians 12:12
When the Apostle Paul founded churches in places like Corinth nearly 2,000 years ago, people started with a unified purpose. In a constantly changing world, they came seeking community centered on Jesus the Christ. After Paul moved on to found additional churches, human nature kicked in. People began to disagree about the nature and purpose of the church. Paul’s letters to the Corinthians were his attempt to guide the people back to the unified Way to which Christ had called them.
One of the aspects of Calvary I most appreciate is the diversity of theological, political, musical, and even sartorial views represented in this community. Our country is so divided; I pray that we continue to strive to rise above the tension that surrounds us.
We walk with life-long Christians and new people just beginning to explore the faith. Some arrive at church whistling How Great Thou Art, while others hear Bach or Britten or a contemporary piece arranged with strings and horns.
Some people serve meals and bags of food to those in need, while others serve as mentors for young people making their way through school or navigating the job search process.
We worship together. More than one appointed hour, worship is a way of life that calls us to a community that actively listens, adapts, and grows.
Two years ago, approximately 100 Calvary members and friends provided feedback about our past, present, and future direction. We have been through a great deal of change and I am grateful for your participation and openness to our best understanding of God’s direction for this community. Because we now have many new staff, members, and very active friends, I am inviting you to provide input that will help guide Calvary’s next 3-5 years:
Calvary Listening Sessions:
Sunday, May 31, 11:30 am (Library Lounge)
Wednesday, June 3, 7 pm (Library Lounge)
As always, I would be honored to meet with you in the meantime.
Yours in Christ,