2017: A Year to Shine

Thursday, December 28, 2017 Almost every sermon I shared with our church family in 2017 tied into the idea of shining in the darkness. As we celebrated our 10th anniversary last January, it seemed fitting to focus on this concept that captures our mission and is even displayed in our

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Online Giving Now Available

In addition to giving cash or checks in our Sunday morning worship services, you now have the option of making donations online. Why? Many people rarely use cash or checks, so this service simply makes giving more convenient. With this service you can donate to Calvary East anywhere anytime. If

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“Standing Firm” E-book Now Available

Standing Firm, our 7-part study of the history, biblical basis, and practical relevance of essential truths from the Protestant Reformation, is now available in one free E-book on Issuu.com. You can read it below or view it on your phone or tablet by downloading Issuu’s free app.  

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New Series Begins November 12

We’re always looking for the latest, greatest thing to add a little excitement to life. But those experiences never really satisfy. They’re a weak substitute for the wonder and awe that flow from knowing God and his plans. The opening chapters of the Gospel of Luke introduce us to people

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New Series for Fall 2017

  Five hundred years ago a German monk named Martin Luther wanted to debate the Roman Catholic practice of granting indulgences. The official teaching of the Church was that after death Christians needed to undergo purification in purgatory before they could enter heaven. An indulgence shortened a person’s time in

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Staying the Course

Sunday, August 20, 2017 We live in stormy times. Consider the headlines of the last week: threats of a nuclear attack from North Korea, a racially motivated attack in Charlottesville, a terrorist attack in Barcelona. How are Christians to respond? Should we seek to be a prophetic voice of conscience

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New Series for Summer 2017

When you walk into a ferocious headwind, you instinctively lean into it. You scrunch up your eyes and clench your jaw with determination. You plod forward, fighting for every step. But those heading in the opposite direction bound along effortlessly. They seem footloose and free, but their reckless lack of

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Reaching Beyond Kalamazoo

Four years ago we began posting videos of our Sunday morning sermons on YouTube. With the addition of the sermon from our tenth anniversary celebration, we now have 170 videos online. We haven’t shattered any records, but the statistics are still encouraging. Here is where we stand as of January

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