Winter Community Groups
Welcome to 2021 !
While most, if not all of us, are eager to put 2020 in the rearview mirror, it’s important not to miss the lessons that this challenging year has taught us.
First of all, we’ve learned that we NEED relationship. We need each other. It’s how we are made. God created us for relationship with Him and with one another. There’s nothing like a little imposed isolation to help us appreciate the value of each other.
We’ve learned to RELY on the presence of God more than ever before. Maybe in prior years, we were too busy to slow down and “be still and know that I am God.” But in the forced quiet of this past season, apart from the busy pace of day-to-day life, I’ve learned to cherish the presence of God like never before. I hope that has been your experience as well. Maybe you’re more busy and more distracted than in prior years. It’s still so important to rely on the presence of God.
We’ve learned that CHANGE is uncomfortable and unsettling, but it doesn’t kill us. In fact, as we’ve been forced to change the way we do things, we’ve discovered new ways of doing. The Journey through Christmas Eve is a great example. What a unique and fun way to celebrate the birth of Jesus! And we never would have thought of it, had we not been forced to keep our gatherings smaller. Our Live Stream services on Sunday morning have improved significantly. People are now able to hear the Word via our YouTube channel. Again, something we wouldn’t have tried had we not been forced to change.
We’ve learned to be FLEXIBLE; to change plans on the fly, to find creative ways to stay connected, to focus on what we can do, not on what we can’t.
Through it all, our Community Groups have not only survived, they have thrived. We’ve learned that the best way to navigate a challenging time is to remain in the presence of God with others by our side. It’s not complicated, it’s really very simple. In small groups, or in large gatherings we just have to “not give up meeting together as some are in the habit of doing, but instead encourage one another, and all the more as you see the day approaching.” Hebrews 10:25
So sign up for a Community Group and let’s continue to Do Life Together!
Everett & Keri Colley
4608 Holly Street, Spfld.
This term we will be viewing The Chosen video series together. We want continue to be a spiritual support to those who are going through life altering illnesses, or hardships, with prayer and scripture. This group is open to all of those in need of spiritual support.
John & Diane Poet
38687 Old Pengra Road
Our group will view an episode each week of The Chosen series about the life of Jesus. This is a high quality, TV style series that will help you to understand the culture and context during Jesus’ ministry, and will encourage you to see the human side of those Jesus interacted with. We will follow each episode with some group discussion. Participants are also encouraged to follow along with a 40 day devotional.
Wiggles Play Date
BiG FamILY room
Come join us on Tuesday afternoons from 1:30 to 3:00pm upstairs at the church. This time is designed to give parents and kids a place to get out of the house (a change of scenery) for a play date. It is not drop off, day care. It’s a time to come play, get your wiggles out and hang out with some friends.
Heaven is for Real
“Heaven is for Real” is a Bible study based on Scripture and specifically on what Jesus said about life and death. The study will emphasize the importance of living a Christ-like life, scripturally based, in order to be aware of and prepared for eternity with God.
Maria Myott & Diana Oldham
541-520-9711 or 541-505-8893
1st Tuesday of each month
11 am - 1 pm
Nothing brings people together like a good meal! All seniors are invited to join us for a potluck lunch and a time of fellowship and encouraging one another. Please bring a main dish and a salad, or a main dish and a desert to share. Contact Maria or Diana if you have questions.
Keep Your Love On
Jeff & Lauren Graham
3680 Harlow Road, Eugene
(every other week)
This Keep Your Love On series by Danny Silk reveals the higher, Jesus–focused standard defined by mature love—love that stays ‘on’ no matter what. You will learn to draw healthy boundaries, communicate in love, and ultimately protect your connections so you can love against all odds. As a result, your relationships will be radically transformed for eternity. When you learn to keep your love on, you become like Jesus.
Study book are available for $10.
Elijah Bible Study
(every other week)
Join Diane as she leads through this 7 week Priscilla Shirer series about the life and times of the prophet Elijah. Discover how the fire on Mount Carmel was forged in the valley of famine. And how the emboldened, fiery faith you desire is being fashioned by God in your life right now. Elijah study guides are available for $17.
Fun & Fellowship
2nd Wednesday of each month
Come join us for lunch. We will get together for food, fellowship and friendship building.
Ladies of all ages are invited.
Intro. to Discipleship
Mark Bellamy/Craig Gotelli
Calvary - Overflow Room
6:30 pm (every other week)
What is a disciple? A disciple is a learner, a student, an apprentice. Disciples of Jesus are people who do not just profess certain views as their own but apply their growing understanding of life in the Kingdom of the Heavens to every aspect of their lives. This group will include teaching on intercessory prayer. and how this can transform your prayer life. Each meeting will also include a time of fellowship.
Chums and Chow
11 am (every other week)
Our group is all about relationships. We want to get to know more people at Calvary, and what’s better than sharing a meal and hearing one another’s story? I invite you to come join us and bring a friend.
Sermon Study Group
Homer & Toni Meads
8843 Thurston Road
This group will meet each week to dig deeper into the message from the previous Sunday and seek to find application for our own lives. Join us for some great discussion, fellowship and treats.
Hammer Time Bible Study
5927 G Street, Springfield
1st Friday of each month
This is a group of women who meet monthly. We share coffee, tea and a Bible study. We are currently studying Philippians. Join us.
Band of Brothers
John Poet & Mike Coontz
Various times and locations
Proverbs 27:17 says “as iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.”
Our goal with Band of Brothers is to encourage relationship and mentoring between men, to build one another up in the faith. If you would like to join up with another man who will meet with you regularly and encourage your growth in the faith, we invite you to join the Band of Brothers.