Fells Hike Fundraiser 4/1
No joke! Join us for a morning of fine views, friendship and hiking. The Calvary youth group is raising funds to go on a work trip to Maine this summer. They are sponsoring a hike of the Skyline trail in the Middlesex Fells. Please join us for the fun!
Meet at the Sheepfold parking lot at 10 AM. The Skyline trail is a 6.7 mile loop through one of Boston’s most beautiful preservation areas. The hike is moderately difficult and should take about 3 hours. And the views are breathtaking!
Voluntary contributions to the 2017 Youth Mission Trip will be accepted! Please sign up on the form outside the church office so we know who is coming.
Animal Umbrella Cat Adoption 4/8
The Animal Umbrella Cat Shelter will hold a cat adoption on Saturday, April 8th from 1-4 PM in the first-floor classroom at Calvary Church. Gifts for pets and people available to benefit the Animal Umbrella shelter. For more information, visit www.animalumbrella.org.
Holy Week Schedule
|Sunday, April 9||Palm Sunday||10 AM||We will process down Mass Ave to meet friends from Church of Our Saviour and Clarabelle the Donkey, then walk back to Calvary with Clarabelle and begin the service on the lawn.|
|Thursday, April 13||Maundy Thursday service||7 PM||Service of The Lord’s Supper and foot/hand washing.|
|Thursday, April 13||Youth Group Gethsemane vigil||8 PM until 8 AM Friday||The Youth Group is invited to stay overnight in the church after the Maundy Thursday service for a 12-hour vigil.|
|Friday, April 14||Good Friday Ecumenical Service||12 PM||Seven Last Words ecumenical service at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 74 Pleasant St. Child care will be available.|
|Friday, April 14||Service of Tenebrae||7 PM||A dramatic commemoration of Jesus’ last hours, with Scripture, candles, and music.|
|Sunday, April 5||Easter Sunrise Service||6 AM||Service with Park Avenue Congregational Church UCC at Robbins Farm Park, 61 Eastern Avenue, Arlington.|
|Sunday, April 5||Easter Celebration||10:30 AM||Come and celebrate the resurrection of our Lord! The service ends with our tradition of singing the Hallelujah Chorus. There will be no Sunday School or Junior Church today.|
Taizé Service 4/19
A wonderful opportunity for meditative worship, Taizé offers silence, prayer and song. Facilitated by Rev. Christiane Dutton, Taizé will be offered in the sanctuary on the third Wednesday of every month at 7 PM. Please join us on Wednesday, April 19th at 7 PM for this restful and renewing oasis for the spirit.
Lip Sync Battle Fundraiser 4/30
Don’t miss the first Calvary Lip Sync Battle in the Fellowship Hall on April 30th – contestants will lip sync individually and be judged on lip sync ability, stage presence, and creativity. The top three will perform simultaneously to Firework by Katy Perry to determine the champion.
Doors open at 6 PM and there will be pizza and snacks available for purchase. The battle begins at 6:30 PM.
Songs must be <4 minutes long and church friendly, and you must bring your song on a device with an audio output. To register to lip sync, sign up on the bulletin board in the hall or send email to the office. Proceeds go toward the youth group’s mission trip to Machias, Maine this summer.
Black Lives Matter Banner
On Sunday, November 29th, 2015, Calvary joined with members from First Parish UU, Church of Our Saviour, and Park Ave Congregational UCC, as well as community supporters, for a blessing of the churches’ Black Lives Matter banners. Calvary’s banner is displayed outside the church.
For more information about our banner, please read our statement.