People. Purpose. Passion. That’s what we’re about! At Calvary Presbyterian Church we believe everyone matters to God.
We welcome all people—and all means all! On your first visit, you will encounter a diverse community of children and elders, families and singles, lifelong Christians, interfaith couples, converts and seekers. We join in worship and service, creating a community that shares the unconditional welcome offered at Jesus’ Table. Our community is formed and enriched by our diverse blend of heritages, ethnicity, and cultural diversity, rooted in God’s radical love, changed by God’s life-changing grace, and sent with a passionate conviction to bear God’s love with open-armed acceptance. Calvary offers a safe space for spiritual pilgrims of all types.
Sunday Morning Prayer convenes at 9:30 AM each week to pray for the day’s service as well as concerns from the congregation, our neighborhood and the world. Our worship service begins at 10:00 AM on Sundays and is followed by a time of fellowship, coffee and calories at 11:00 AM. At 11:30 AM, Sermon Talk Back meets in the Parlor. Sermon Talk Back is an informal gathering where we talk about the day’s scripture, sermon, and service, sharing together how we heard God speak and how we are invited to respond to God’s Spirit. This 30-minute forum offers an open, give-and-take discussion for digging deeper, expressing insights and doubts and exploring difficult questions. Authenticity and honesty are valued and encouraged!
Children are always welcome in worship, and we have resources to help parents engage children during worship. Children may pick up a clipboard at the usher’s station with a bulletin designed to draw them into the service. We also have worship bags, and a quiet corner with books that children can use during worship. We value children as full members of the body of Christ, and invite (and encourage) children to participate at all levels: as liturgists, in the choir, and at the Lord’s Table. We also provide a nursery and a special activity time for families who want to use them. Our nursery attendants are available in the nursery at the beginning of the service for infants and toddlers. Children ages 3 and up will join Pastor Michelle for a special message, and then be dismissed to either sit with their parents, or go to the activity time room. Read more about our children’s ministry here.
Come and Join Us
Whether you’re single, married, have kids, or are empty nesters; Calvary Presbyterian Church offers a variety of ministries for you to become involved in. So, come and join us for worship. Join us for a cup of coffee. And, if you sense the Spirit leading, stick around and be part of this grand adventure. There is no litmus test of belief that you have to pass in order to join – the only litmus test is on our end, and that is whether we are displaying the radical hospitality that God calls us to provide. God is calling, and we are striking out to follow wherever God leads.