More Help on Marriage

Sunday, January 16, 2011 This morning we are considering the different roles that God has designed for men and women to fulfill as they relate to one another in marriage.  One key New Testament verse says, “Each individual among you also is to love his own wife even as himself, and

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Ministry Teams Kick-off

Sunday, January 16, 2011 On Sunday evening, January 23, at  5:30 p.m. we are holding an informational meeting to kick-off our new ministry teams. If you consider Calvary East your church home, we strongly encourage you to come. Childcare will be provided. Ministry teams are groups that pray, plan, and

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Focusing on Serving

Sunday, January 9, 2011 Throughout 2010 we focused on gaining an understanding of the Bible. Many of you followed along with our Bible reading schedule, and each week I attempted to give you a brief introduction to the books of the Bible in our newsletter and at the beginning of

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New Series in 2011

“And they all lived happily ever after.” While the phrase sounds good in fairy tales, it couldn’t be farther from the real life experience of most people today. So few are able to make it work. We’ve lost sight of what marriage can be and how to get there. We

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Looking Ahead to 2011

Sunday, December 5, 2010 This fall our Calvary East leaders made the difficult decision to put on hold one component of our church ministry. We continued to meet for Sunday school and worship, but we took a break from our small growth groups that met on Sunday night at our

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Angel Tree

Sunday, November 14, 2010 Christmas is fast approaching. For most kids it’s an exciting time, but others will be missing a parent who has been incarcerated. We have the opportunity to bring a message of love from parents that are in prison and a message of hope from a God

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Christians in a Political World

Sunday, October 31, 2010 As we begin our new series, Lights in the World, one of the key questions we need to consider is how we as Christians relate to our government. We’ll explore this subject in a few weeks when we study Romans 13, but since Election Day is

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Sundays in November

Look around at churches and you’ll see some big differences. Some of these differences can be traced to theological differences, but not all. The distinct character of a church is shaped in large part by how the Christians in that congregation choose to relate to the world. Some are politically

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An Opportunity to Shine

Sunday, October 17, 2010 Do all things without grumbling or disputing; so that you will prove yourselves to be blameless and innocent, children of God above reproach in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you appear as lights in the world, holding fast the word of life… Philippians 2:14-16 NASB I often wonder what people with

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Bearing One Another’s Burdens

Sunday, October 10, 2010 When I think of bearing someone else’s burden, I often think of Simon of Cyrene, the man that the Roman guard “compelled” to carry Jesus’ cross the rest of the way to Calvary. They didn’t just ask Simon to lift up the cross so that Jesus

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