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Winter Sermon Series

Winter Sermon Series

This winter, get ready to get real. It's time to pick up our Bibles, put down our guards and listen to the word of God.

Saturdays at 5 p.m.
Fellowship Hall

Sundays at 9 & 11 a.m.
Sanctuary

Join us for our newest sermon series, Real Talk, as we focus on down-to-earth guidance from the book of Colossians. 

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Robert Madu

Robert Madu

Join us in services on Feb. 25 to hear special guest speaker Robert Madu.

Sunday, Feb. 25
9 & 11 a.m.

Madu is an international evangelist who ministers to people of all cultures and generations. His in-depth Bible preaching, sense of humor and sensitivity to the Holy Spirit has made him a sought-after communicator.

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NXTjhi Breakaway 2018
Mar
02

NXTjhi Breakaway 2018

  • Friday, Mar 2

Have you heard the news? NXTjhi Breakaway is going to Lake Geneva this year for our annual winter retreat. All students in grades 6-8 are invited and encouraged to come with us. It's guaranteed to be one of the best weekends of your life! 

Friday, Mar. 2 - Sunday, Mar. 4
Lake Genva Youth Conference Center

Mark your calendars! It's going to be an awesome weekend packed with fun, hilarious team competitions and incredible experiences with God.

For more details, stop by our event booth in the Junior High Auditorium or contact us directly by email or at 630-585-3291. You can also download our info packet here.

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Artist Competition
Mar
11

Artist Competition

  • Sunday, Mar 11

Calling all artists! This Easter, we’re hosting an art competition for work that visually represent the Easter message and our theme, “More Than Conquerors.” We’ll even display the top pieces in our hallway this March and award $1,000 to the 1st place winner, $500 to the 2nd, and $250 to 3rd. Our goal is to collect high quality art pieces that illustrate our Easter theme. 

All artwork must be completed by March 18 and adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Entries must follow competition theme.
  • Artwork must be original and not reproductions.
  • All proposals must be submitted in advance for approval.
  • Each piece must be submitted with a written biography and explanation of piece as well as a title for the artwork.
  • All 2 dimensional pieces must be framed and appear finished.
  • Artwork must match the concept of the piece proposal in order to be accepted.
  • Open to photography, painting, drawing, sculpture, and mixed media.
  • There is no limit to number of submissions per artist, however, each piece must be preceded by a proposal.
  • This competition is not open to amateurs. Experienced artists only, please.
  • There is no guarantee your piece will be shown.

 Art will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Interpretation and clarity of theme to the viewer
  • Creativity and originality of depicted theme
  • Quality of artistic competition and overall design based on the theme
  • Overall impression of the art piece
  • Artistic Technique 

Registration closes March 11.

All work must turned in to the church art ministry no later than March 18. Registration is required in order to submit. For more info, email Michael Grove or call 630-585-3282.

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Calvary Indian Fellowship
Mar
11

Calvary Indian Fellowship

  • Sunday, Mar 11, 11:00 am

We're excited to announce that we are launching a weekly worship service for our Calvary Indian Fellowship!

Sunday, Mar. 11
11 a.m.
Chapel

These services will feature songs in Indian languages, a culturally relevant message and the opportunity to connect culturally with others of Indian descent. Help us spread the word that this important ministry kicks off March 11!

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Membership Seminar
Mar
11

Membership Seminar

  • Sunday, Mar 11, 12:30 pm

Are you ready to join Calvary Church? It's never too late to become part of the family. Even if you have been attending for years, we encourage you to become a vital member of your church home.

Sunday, March 11
12:30-3 p.m.

Ministry Training Center
$10 (for lunch)

This seminar (required for membership) is a great opportunity to get to know others and learn the heart of what Calvary Church believes. You will meet our leadership team and learn about the vision, values, mission and history of the church as well as how the church is structured to minister to you.

Childcare is available with advance registration. For more information, email us or call 630-585-3279.

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Easter Series

Easter Series

We invite you to join us for our two-part illustrated Easter series. These inspiring services will feature drama, special music, creative elements and an Easter message. 

Saturday, Mar. 24, 5 p.m.
Sunday, Mar. 25, 9 & 11 a.m.

Saturday, Mar. 31, 5 p.m.
Sunday, Apr. 1, 9 & 11 a.m.

On Easter weekend (Mar. 31 & Apr. 1), youth (grade 6+) will join adults for service in the Sanctuary. Children grade 5 and under are invited to attend special children's services on both weekends. Can't make it to church? Watch our Sunday services live on our web church.

Good Friday Service
We're also offering a Good Friday Service on Mar. 30 from 12 to 1 p.m. in the Sanctuary. We will remember our Savior’s sacrifice as we worship, share Communion and hear an Easter message from Pastor Ross. 

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Feb 25, 2018

Robert Madu

  • Sunday, Feb. 25

Join us in services on Feb. 25 to hear special guest speaker Robert Madu.

Sunday, Feb. 25
9 & 11 a.m.

Madu is an international evangelist who ministers to people of all cultures and generations. His in-depth Bible preaching, sense of humor and sensitivity to the Holy Spirit has made him a sought-after communicator.

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Mar 02, 2018
to
Mar 04, 2018

NXTjhi Breakaway 2018

  • Friday, Mar. 2 – Sunday, Mar. 4

Have you heard the news? NXTjhi Breakaway is going to Lake Geneva this year for our annual winter retreat. All students in grades 6-8 are invited and encouraged to come with us. It's guaranteed to be one of the best weekends of your life! 

Friday, Mar. 2 - Sunday, Mar. 4
Lake Genva Youth Conference Center

Mark your calendars! It's going to be an awesome weekend packed with fun, hilarious team competitions and incredible experiences with God.

For more details, stop by our event booth in the Junior High Auditorium or contact us directly by email or at 630-585-3291. You can also download our info packet here.

Visit the Jr High page

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Mar 03, 2018

Pinewood Derby

  • Saturday, Mar. 3, 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Are you ready for Derby Day? The Pinewood Derby is fast approaching and you're invited to build and race your car for fun (and prizes)!

Saturday, Mar. 3
8 a.m -1 p.m.
Room 550 (Junior High Room)
$10 registration

Open to boys and girls. Call (630) 585-3218 or email us for more information.

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Mar 11, 2018

Calvary Indian Fellowship

  • Sunday, Mar. 11, 11:00 am – 12:30 am

We're excited to announce that we are launching a weekly worship service for our Calvary Indian Fellowship!

Sunday, Mar. 11
11 a.m.
Chapel

These services will feature songs in Indian languages, a culturally relevant message and the opportunity to connect culturally with others of Indian descent. Help us spread the word that this important ministry kicks off March 11!

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Mar 11, 2018

Membership Seminar

  • Sunday, Mar. 11, 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Are you ready to join Calvary Church? It's never too late to become part of the family. Even if you have been attending for years, we encourage you to become a vital member of your church home.

Sunday, March 11
12:30-3 p.m.

Ministry Training Center
$10 (for lunch)

This seminar (required for membership) is a great opportunity to get to know others and learn the heart of what Calvary Church believes. You will meet our leadership team and learn about the vision, values, mission and history of the church as well as how the church is structured to minister to you.

Childcare is available with advance registration. For more information, email us or call 630-585-3279.

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Mar 11, 2018

Artist Competition

  • Sunday, Mar. 11

Calling all artists! This Easter, we’re hosting an art competition for work that visually represent the Easter message and our theme, “More Than Conquerors.” We’ll even display the top pieces in our hallway this March and award $1,000 to the 1st place winner, $500 to the 2nd, and $250 to 3rd. Our goal is to collect high quality art pieces that illustrate our Easter theme. 

All artwork must be completed by March 18 and adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Entries must follow competition theme.
  • Artwork must be original and not reproductions.
  • All proposals must be submitted in advance for approval.
  • Each piece must be submitted with a written biography and explanation of piece as well as a title for the artwork.
  • All 2 dimensional pieces must be framed and appear finished.
  • Artwork must match the concept of the piece proposal in order to be accepted.
  • Open to photography, painting, drawing, sculpture, and mixed media.
  • There is no limit to number of submissions per artist, however, each piece must be preceded by a proposal.
  • This competition is not open to amateurs. Experienced artists only, please.
  • There is no guarantee your piece will be shown.

 Art will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Interpretation and clarity of theme to the viewer
  • Creativity and originality of depicted theme
  • Quality of artistic competition and overall design based on the theme
  • Overall impression of the art piece
  • Artistic Technique 

Registration closes March 11.

All work must turned in to the church art ministry no later than March 18. Registration is required in order to submit. For more info, email Michael Grove or call 630-585-3282.

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Mar 17, 2018

Marriage Mentor Certification

  • Saturday, Mar. 17, 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

The Couples Ministry at Calvary wants to create a powerful network of marriage mentors! The Marriage Mentor Academy, offered online by Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott, is a simple and fun way for couples to learn how to help other couples. It’s the process of having a seasoned and experienced (notice we didn't say “perfect”) couple come alongside a less experienced couple to help show them the way.

Want to know if you are Marriage Mentor material? Ask yourself:

  • Are you relatively happy in your marriage?
  • Do you both share a motivation to become trained as Marriage Mentors?
  • Are you able to laugh and learn from your mistakes?
  • Are you invested in growing your own marriage?
  • Are you committed to your spouse?
  • Are you willing to share some of your time to help another couple?

If you answered “yes” to these questions, you’re on the right path! In this class you'll learn the 12 skills it takes to be effective and certified marriage mentors!

Saturday, Mar. 17
8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Room 141
$50/married couple
(includes course and lunch)

Pre-registeration required, and hurry: Only 20 (couples) spots are available!

The course is divided into eight 25-minute video sessions with a quiz at the end to complete the certification. At the end of training, you will be a certified Marriage Mentor.

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Mar 18, 2018
to
May 30, 2018

Financial Peace University

  • Sunday, Mar. 18, 9:00 am – Wednesday, May. 30, 8:30 pm

We're hosting a nine-week course by financial expert Dave Ramsey. This video series will teach us how to get out of debt the same way we learned how to walk—one step at a time. 

Sundays at 9 a.m. (begins Mar 18) Must pre-register here
Wednesdays at 7 p.m. (begins Mar 21) Must pre-register here
$100/household (for materials)

Through video teaching, class discussions and interactive small-group activities, Financial Peace University presents biblical, practical steps to get you from where you are to where you've dreamed you could be. Learn how to get rid of debt, take control of your money, spend and save wisely and give generously! On average, families save $2,300 and pay off $5,700 in debt in the first 90 days!

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Mar 21, 2018

Foster Care Information Workshop

  • Wednesday, Mar. 21, 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Have you ever thought about foster care parenting? It can be a big decision and a complicated process, but nevertheless, life-changing for a child in foster care. Join expert, Christina Daum as she sheds light on the foster care process, answers your questions and shows you opportunities to get involved.

Wednesday, Mar. 21
7:30 p.m.
New Guest Welcome Center

Christina is a licensed, adoption specialist from Lutheran Child and Family Services of Joliet.

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Apr 01, 2018

Easter Series

  • Sunday, Apr. 1

We invite you to join us for our two-part illustrated Easter series. These inspiring services will feature drama, special music, creative elements and an Easter message. 

Saturday, Mar. 24, 5 p.m.
Sunday, Mar. 25, 9 & 11 a.m.

Saturday, Mar. 31, 5 p.m.
Sunday, Apr. 1, 9 & 11 a.m.

On Easter weekend (Mar. 31 & Apr. 1), youth (grade 6+) will join adults for service in the Sanctuary. Children grade 5 and under are invited to attend special children's services on both weekends. Can't make it to church? Watch our Sunday services live on our web church.

Good Friday Service
We're also offering a Good Friday Service on Mar. 30 from 12 to 1 p.m. in the Sanctuary. We will remember our Savior’s sacrifice as we worship, share Communion and hear an Easter message from Pastor Ross. 

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Jul 16, 2018
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Jul 20, 2018

Main Event Volunteers (NXT Kids)

  • Monday, Jul. 16 – Friday, Jul. 20

This summer, NXT Kids is taking our kids on a journey to Wonderland, and you’re invited! This week-long experience (July 16-20, 6pm-9pm) will give kindergarteners through 5th graders the opportunity to participate in a professional dramatic experience every day! Kids will travel to Wonderland where they join Alice in her quest to find out who she really is. Along the way, they'll learn valuable lessons about who God says they are and what it means to take on the true identity God has given them. 

If you’d like to be one of the 500 people we need to make this a success (from drama to Bible teaching to counselors and more), sign up today! You can stop by our display in the lobby or click on the link below. 

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Jul 16, 2018
to
Jul 20, 2018

Main Event (Kindergarten-5th Grade)

  • Monday, Jul. 16 – Friday, Jul. 20

What is Main Event?
Main event is the best week of the summer! In this Kindergarten through 5th grade experience, kids are drawn into  Bible teaching through exciting dramas as well as hands on activities. Each night launches with an opening session that will introduce kids to a Biblical truth that will help them understand who God says they are. Large group worship and teaching gives kids a concept that will be reinforced throughout the night as they travel to various rotations where they experience practical application for the Big Idea. At the end of the night, parents are encouraged to join their kids for the closing session where a large dramatic experience brings the Big Idea to reality in a tangible way for the kids. This year our drama experience joins Alice in her journey to Wonderland as she learns her true identity. Through this whimsical story, kids join Alice in her struggle to fully understand just what her true purpose is and what she was created to do. Our goal is to help kids understand that God made them on purpose, with a purpose! Alice’s journey to defeat the Jabberwocky will inspire kids to have confidence to be whoever God created them to be!

When and where is Main Event?
July 16-20, 2018 (Monday-Friday). 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Calvary Church - 9S200 Route 59, Naperville, IL 60564

How does Main Event work? 
Main Event starts July 16th at 6 p.m. The doors to the building will open at 5 p.m. If you have not registered your child in advance, it is recommended that you show up right when doors open. When you register your child, they are assigned to an age-specific group. Inside their grade group, they are placed into a smaller group of 10 kids with 2 counselors. This smaller group is numbered. You will receive this information in advance when you pre-register. 

The doors to the sanctuary will open at 5:30pm. Upon entering the sanctuary for the opening session, your child will be ushered to the proper section where people will help them find their group number. This information is printed on your child’s name badge and will help assure your child is always in the right group at all times throughout the night. 

During the opening session, your child will be presented with a Big Idea for the day. This Big Idea is repeated throughout their Main Event experience no matter what rotation they are in. From the opening session, the Big Idea will come to life for the kids as they rotate through three different rotations. Each of the three rotations are designed to help kids connect the Big Idea with their daily life as they experience a dramatic Bible teaching, hands on activity, and interactive illustration during their snack experience. 

At the end of the evening, kids join back together in the sanctuary to experience the closing session of the evening. Here they see a professional styled drama that helps tie the Big Idea into their daily life. Parents are encouraged to join us for this closing session. A special section of the Sanctuary will be reserved for parents to participate.

How much does it cost? 
Early registration is $30, if registered by June 10
Late registration is $40, if registered by July 8
Online registration closes July 8
Late registration resumes during services July 14-15 (on campus only)
On-sight registration will be offered for $10 a day, or $50 a week

How does on-sight registration work? 
If you missed the opportunity to preregister your children up for Main Event, don’t worry! There are two options for on-sight registration. 

Option #1 - Daily Registration: In this option, you are able to sign your child up each individual day. This works great if you are unable to have you child attend the entire week, but still want them to be part of this great experience. Simply bring them to church the night of Main Event and sign them up in the lobby. Please note that all kids signing up one day at a time will be placed in a group each night as they sign up. There is no guarantee they will have the opportunity to be in the same group each day. If you only sign up for one day, there is an additional $5 t-shirt fee. 

Option #2 - Full Week Registration: If you missed the chance to sign up early but are still able to have your child attend for the entire week, simply sign up at Main Event on Monday in the lobby. They will be placed in the best available group and will remain in this group for the entire week.  

Please note there are limited t-shirt quantities for on-sight registration.

Is food provided? 
There is a snack rotation each night. We do not allow snacks to be offered in any of our environments that have nuts, or have been made in a facility that processes nuts. All snacks offered during the week of Main Event will be safe to consume for kids who have a nut allergy. However, if your child is allergic to wheat, dairy, soy, or any other food products, please note for their safety they will receive water, but no food snack for the entire week. Due to the amount of various allergies, kids are not allowed to bring food with them to Main Event. Please carefully list your child’s food allergies that would prevent them from receiving a snack at Main Event when you register.

How does my child find out what group they are in? 
Those who register on-sight will receive their group information as they sign up.

Packets with t-shirts, name badges, and final information about Main Event will be available for preregistered students during weekend and mid week services, at the Main Event booth starting July 1st. Once you pick up your child’s packet, their name badge will have their specified group printed on it. 

Can my child choose the peers that are in their group?
One of our NXT Kids values is for kids to connect with God, as well as their peers and leaders who will help them build that connection! For that reason, we do not allow kids to pick their groups. We have, however, built intentional steps into Main Event for all kids to connect with others. Whether it be through small group discussion, traveling buddies in the hallway, or intentionally partnering students together during the activity, each counselor receives specific training on how to help kids connect with one another. The goal is for every single kid to leave Main Event with a new friend, as well as a stronger relationship with preexisting friends. 

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