God has called believers to step outside their cultural comfort zones and make a difference in the lives of others. How? It’s really quite simple—start by helping just one person. As World Vision founder Bob Pierce once said, “Don’t fail to do something just because you can’t do everything.”

Compassion Online

If you were unable to join us for the Compassion Journey live, you can still access the experience—from the comfort of your own home! Compassion’s goal is to address the problem of children growing up under the reality and weight of extreme poverty. Hear Patience tell her story of life in Uganda and journey with her from poverty to hope. The online event is free and appropriate for all ages. If you’d like to sponsor a child through Compassion, you can text to #83393 and enter “Calvary” to get connected or CLICK HERE.

Compassion Online
October 18-November 13

To view Patience’s Story click HERE.

Impact Focus

These events highlight our Impact ministry partners, local and global, and give you an opportunity to hear about outreach in our communities and in our world.

Praying Through the Psalms

Friday, October 30 / 7-8pm
Zoom Link HERE

Meeting ID: 940 731 3456

Sara Linert, with International House of Prayer–Kansas City (IHOP KC), will teach us how to pray through the Psalms, with a focus on international missions at this Zoom session. There will be ample opportunity for corporate prayer for our partners during this time.

Prayer Blast

Saturday, October 31 / 8am to 10pm
Zoom Link HERE

Meeting ID: 837 2439 4737

We encourage people to heed God’s call to go. We support partners as we send them out to serve. But it’s equally important to continue to support them in prayer! During these 14-hours of prayer, a host will lead groups through prayer for specific partners (scheduled each hour), focusing on connecting with and uplifting them. Partners will be on the Zoom call during the time slots in the schedule below, so you can pop onto the Zoom call and pray for the partner God’s leading you to support in this way.

Prayer Blast Schedule 2020

Impact Speakers

Sunday, November 1
During our weekend services, guest speaker David Nelms will give updates on The Timothy Initiative (TTI), one of our Impact partners

Sunday, November 8
Vonn Dornbush, Impact Ministry Pastor, brings our messages this weekend.

How to Connect with Our Muslim Neighbors

Taught by Bruce Adamson, Converge partner and Steve Taylor, Calvary Church member

Mondays, November 2-23 / 7-8:30pm
Zoom Link HERE

Meeting ID: 811 0979 0523

Despite growing numbers of Muslims and Christians living or working next to each other here in the Twin Cities and all over the world, major barriers remain. Not only do mistrust and fear get in the way, but so do simple misunderstandings. How we as believers respond to Islamic beliefs and how we think of Muslims could be one of the most significant issues of our time. Join us for a four-session video discussion with a corresponding participant’s guide where author and expert in Muslim-Christian relations, Carl Medearis, helps us understand the basics of the Islamic faith, the Muslim view of Jesus, and how we as followers of Jesus should interact with our Muslim neighbors and coworkers. Based on his book Muslims, Christians, and Jesus our discussion will cover session titles such as:
  1. What is Islam?: Exploring our Fears and Stereotypes
  2. Understanding What Muslims Believe
  3. Jesus: The Bridge to Muslims
  4. Building Bridges Through Relationships

Contact Bonnie Johnson, Ministry Assistant to register and get study materials.

Step Up

Feed My Starving Children

Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) is excited to have volunteers back in their packing room. And we’re excited to offer you this Step Up service opportunity with this Impact partner. Choose from one of two time options for Calvary Church to go to FMSC and serve.

Please review these guidelines from Feed My Starving Children for serving safely and following COVID-19 protocols. Note you MUST reserve your spot in order to participate.

Saturday, November 7 / 9-11am or 12-2pm
401 93rd Ave NW, Coon Rapids, MN 55433

Sign-Up Below:
9am Time Slot HERE.
12pm Time Slot HERE.

Monday Night Meals

Roseville neighbors and Calvary attendees all welcome to enjoy this FREE meal once a month. Curbside pick-up, with a couple of socially-distanced tables set up outside for those wanting to dine, but not dash. We ask that you only sit with those you are sheltering in place with, please!

2nd Monday of the Month
October 12 / 5:45pm
Roseville Campus / Curbside pick-up at northeast doors
Starting January 10, 2120 / 5:45pm
Roseville Campus / Activity Center

Kim Sawtell
Food Service Coordinator

Impact Grill

Grab a meal, and support missions at the same time on the Sundays listed below. Donations go to short-term teams traveling in the spring and summer.

2021 DATES
Sundays, January 10, February 14, March 14, April 18, May 16

8:30am-12:30pm / Roseville Campus
9:30-11: 30am / White Bear Campus

Meals on Wheels

One of our Impact partners, Meals on Wheels, needs YOU! This community-based service focuses on providing fresh, nutritious meals and delivering them directly to the home of seniors and others with limited mobility. Calvary partners with 15 other Twin Cities churches to fill the need for a fresh meal and a listening ear for homebound individuals. It’s a minimal commitment—just two hours, once a month!

Every Third Monday / 10:30am-12:30pm
September 21, October 12, November 2, November 23, December 14

Barry Johnson

Impact Update

Here’s a VIDEO UPDATE on Impact ministries that was shared in August (2020) by Vonn Dornbush, Impact Ministry Pastor.

Vonn Dornbush
Impact Ministry Pastor