Calvary Church is a warm and inviting spiritual community, and our worship services are rich with Scripture, songs, prayer, message and fellowship. Whether you are a long time member, a visitor to the Arlington area, or are seeking a church community to become involved with, you will find open hearts, open minds and open doors at Calvary Church, United Methodist.
All are welcome to join in our services, and we look forward to seeing you and worshipping God with you.
Worship Schedule – Summer 2012
9:30 a.m. – Summer Worship Service – Jr. Church and Infant/Toddler Care available
(10:30 a.m. – Worship Service from September – June)
Child care for infants and toddlers is provided during our worship service. Please click here to learn more.
Junior Church is offered after the children’s message for children ages three to ten. Please click here to learn more.
Coffee Hour immediately following the service. You are invited to join us for continued fellowship after the worship service.
Communion Service is the first Sunday of each month. In the Methodist tradition, all are welcome to share in communion.
Where we are located
The church is in East Arlington on the corner of Mass. Ave. and Linwood St. Linwood St. is a short dead end street that ends within sight of beautiful Spy Pond. The church is near the Minuteman Bicycle Path and is between Capitol Theater and Arlington Center. Arlington is between Cambridge and Lexington.
Parking: Park on Mass. Ave. and surrounding streets. Please do not park in the semicircular driveway in front of the church.
During the school year (September through June), we offer Sunday School classes for all ages, toddler through adult from 9:30 – 10:20 a.m.
The Worship Services at Calvary Church follow the basic pattern of Worship of the United Methodist Church. After welcome and announcements, the congregation joins the worship leader in the Call to Worship and Unison Prayer. Hymns are sung and Scriptures are read. After the Scripture reading, the children gather at the front of the church for a special children’s message. Following this message, the children are led to the Nursery or to Junior Church according to their age.
The sermon is delivered to the worshippers, followed by the offering, prayers and more hymns. The service includes a time for the congregation to share its joys and concerns, and concludes after a final “passing of the peace” where worshippers greet each other.
For more information and detail on the liturgy and order of service at Calvary Church, click here for more information containing additional detail on the elements of our services.
The Calvary Choir adds joy and music to our worship service each Sunday. From September through June, the choir meets to rehearse each Wednesday evening at 7:30 p.m. All interested singers are welcome to participate. The choir is under the able direction of Sue Paro and adds a great deal to the worship experience. The choir sings a variety of styles and types of music from classical to contemporary, from early American to gospel.
The children’s choir is open to all children ages 4 and above. The choir meets for rehearsals once a week for half an hour and performs during the Sunday worship service once each month.