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Issue 14 | December 2012

The Christmas List ...No Matter How Small

Abnormal:

The New Normal for Christ Followers

Legal Dangers

of Being Common Law Spouses

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Welcome to Calvary First-Time Guests Welcome first-time guests! We hope you enjoy your time with us today. Please stop by the Welcome Centre with your Welcome Card (found in the pew rack) to receive a small gift – a thank you from us to you. Do You Have Children? Promiseland – Kids’ Ministry: The best hour of your child’s week! Sunday mornings: 9:15 and 11 a.m.

Hespeler Rd Campus Main Office Open Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 127 Hespeler Road Cambridge, ON N1R 3G9 P: 519.621.6310 E: info@calvarycambridge.com www.calvarycambridge.com

We strive to create an environment where your child will want to come to church, and we can teach the Bible in a way that your child will understand and they can relate to. If you are a first-time guest, please visit the Kids’ Ministry Welcome Desk to register your child(ren). You can also receive directions on where to bring your child(ren). Please note: If your child must remain with you throughout our adult service, we kindly ask that you would consider others in the auditorium by sitting near the back, or stepping out into the lobby if your child becomes loud and/ or unsettled. Nursery (children aged 0-12 months) Level One (Underwater Quest) Toddlers (children aged 12-23 months) Level One (Underwater Quest) Preschool Level One (Underwater Quest) JK & SK Level Two (Toon Town) Grades 1 & 2 Level Two (Toon Town) *please note: 9:15 service, Gr 1 & 2 combined with Gr 3 to 5 Grades 3 to 5 Level Three (Slime Factory) Student Ministries: smcalvary.com AXIS – Axis is great place for your junior highs, grades 6 to 8 to connect and grow together. We meet Sunday mornings at 9:15 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. for an event filled with wild games, live music and engaging talks and discussions. You won’t want to miss it…

Hespeler Rd Campus: Sundays 9:15 a.m. & 11 a.m. Espanol: Saturdays/Sabados 7 p.m.

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FUEL – Sunday nights at 6:30 p.m. is the time where high school students gather to grow! We hold nothing back in giving students an opportunity to experience God through games, teachings, music and hanging out together.

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EXPERIENCE – Young Adults Monday nights at 7:15 p.m. in the Student Centre. Ages 18-25, post high school and pre-family. Join us for live music, free coffee, new friends and great discussions about life, church and God.

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Missed a Sunday? Watch our Sunday morning sermons online at www.calvarycambridge.com. Sermons are also available on CD. Order at the Welcome Centre.

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Pastor’s Column

No Christmas

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hristmas arrives this time each year filled with elusive promise and untapped potential. Usually by Boxing Day, or New Years, it passes, leaving some measure of disappointment, disillusionment, and often a large measure of debt. We learn this lesson young. The broken toy, no batteries for the game, one size apparently didn’t fit all. And it follows us through life. Parties that weren’t that great, people who disappoint us, and family that just won’t cooperate! Is there any escape from this Christmas ‘lunchbag let-down’? We could start by scaling down our expectations. Realizing that often our imagination conjures images that reality can’t possibly replicate. And we could consider that, once the tree is down and the wrapping is recycled, Christmas isn’t really about me, and my dreams anyway. Enter the Christmas List. Why not, right now, before another moment of December passes, why

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Let-Down This Year! not make up your own Christmas list? Not a list of wannas, got-tas, have-tas, but a list of ways you could slow down just a tad in the craziness to reflect. What do you need to get in to this Advent Season to make it meaningful? And what will help you to remember that it really is all about Jesus? The Christmas issue of Network has a few articles to help. Paul Williams helps us recall that God cares about the little things. And University student Emese Sykes offers advice on changing the Normal setting on our lives. This Christmas is all about lists at Calvary, so check out the Christmas List article, too!

DAVID COUREY

Lead Pastor davidc@calvarycambridge.com


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December Bible Reading

...No Matter How Small By Paul Williams Some time ago, the Dr. Zuess book, “Horton Hears A Who” was made into a kids movie. For those who haven’t seen it, here is the gist of the story. It’s a story of an elephant named Horton, who was curious and came across a lovely flower, which had a speck of dust on it. With his marvelously large ears, Horton heard a small “hello” coming from the flower and discovered there was a community of “Who’s” living on a speck on the flower. They were a small bunch and Horton’s adventure was to find a safe place for the flower away from the other jungle animals. They thought he was crazy for talking to a flower and protecting people he didn’t even see. Eventually he was confronted by the leader of the animals about these “Who’s”. He defended his action by saying... “A person’s a person no matter how small.” Now let’s go back to creation, where God spoke and our world was formed. A whisper and oceans were framed in by immense mountains. A cosmic speckling of massive fireballs called stars and He calls them by name. (Ps 147:4) This awesome creator came into His creation as a small vulnerable baby because of His love for us, to offer salvation from our sinful nature. He looked down

and loved each person... no matter how small. Jesus, then speaks to us about how we are to reflect God’s love in Luke 14:12-14. Then Jesus said to his host, “When you give a luncheon or dinner, do not invite your friends, your brothers or sisters, your relatives, or your rich neighbors; if you do, they may invite you back and so you will be repaid. But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, and you will be blessed. Although they cannot repay you, you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous.” (NIV) Our Father’s heart is concerned with the hurting, poor and marginalized. Loving them is a reflection of His love for us. Not that caring for each other is bad but let your love go beyond that and hear what he is saying. When you help those in need, care for those who are hurting, feed those who are hungry, comfort those who are broken and bring justice to those who can’t speak for themselves “...and you will be blessed.” The conclusion of the matter is for us to love others as we have been loved, “...no matter how small.”

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The Christmas List By David Courey

He’s making a list He’s checking it twice… He’s gonna find out Who’s naughty and nice…

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have a problem with Santa. He leaves me feeling judged. And he’s a little invasive, isn’t he? After all, he sees you when you’re sleeping, he knows when you’re awake. Kind of creepy, if you ask me! He makes me just a little paranoid about life. He knows if I’ve been bad or good… Who comes up with this stuff??? What kind of a monster is this? And yet, we know he’s no fiend, he’s Santa Claus! And far from terrifying us, he’s one of the most universally acknowledged symbols of love and good will. Based on the legend of Saint Nicholas of Myra, Santa Claus would probably be arrested for harassment today, if law enforcement officials could find him. But Nicholas was an interesting figure. Nicholas was known for his generosity. A man who had fallen on hard times who couldn’t afford

dowries for his three daughters, so according to legend, Nicholas snuck into their home slipping gold into the sisters stockings as they were drying on the hearth. And of course, children have hung stockings ever since. Stories about Nicholas become more and more Christmassy with Nicholas leaving money and fruit in children’s shoes, and finally ensuring that poorer children have toys to play with. Whatever truth may lie behind the myth, Nicholas became one of the most popular saints of both eastern and western churches. By the late Middle Ages over 400 churches in Britain alone were dedicated to him. Gift-giving jolly old Saint Nick, though, is an icon of Christian generosity. He is no less than a projection of the generosity of God offering his son. As the Apostle Paul says, “Thanks be to God for his unspeakable gift!” Unpacking that gift is the goal Christmas is teaching.

So, getting back to Santa Claus… The lyrics of that old “Coming to Town” song are meant to reflect a benevolent being, whose list-making is supposed to inspire us to “be good for goodness’ sake!” But this Christmas we’re going to take a look at the Christmas list of that Saint’s Greater Inspiration. What are the things Jesus wishes for you, this Holiday Season? Following the timeworn tradition of the Advent Wreath, we’ll look at hope, peace, joy and love as just some God’s best gifts to you… all made possible through the unspeakable gift of Jesus Christ! And on Christmas Eve, we’ll be paying that list another, more reflective visit. As we compare the Christmas Wish Lists of people just like us, we’ll be discovering how Christmas is really about God’s wish list for us. Invite your friends and family for a Christmas Eve not to be missed!

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Abnormal The New Normal for Christ Followers By Emese Sykes

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ur standards need to be raised. Too often I see Christians, myself most definitely included, whose dealings with people are very...well, normal. We get impatient with Tim Horton’s employees, we roll our eyes at our families, we complain about professors and pastors, our best friends, landlords and maniacal drivers on the highway. Many times, we may not see anything wrong with it; “they did fill-in-the-blank so they totally deserve it. It’s not like I’m being malicious”. We may even have friends who cheer us on: “You’re totally right. You can’t be a doormat, you need to stand up for your rights. You don’t have to deal with that kind of thing. Good on ya.” But I have a proposition to make: As believers, our behaviour must not be normal.

the top, un-cautious, illogical, tenacious, and prodigal, even. He went entirely out of his way to show his love for you and entirely out of his way to forgive you and entirely out of his way to provide for you. And then, he commanded those of us who chose to follow him to be like him. Be holy as your Father in heaven is holy. Forgive as Christ forgave you. Love because he first loved us. So what am I saying? I’m saying that the world’s standards for how people ought to treat people

are not sufficient. They’re akin to a toddler’s concept of “fair”, which is usually wildly self serving. Followers of Christ are meant to adopt a new standard of grace in dealing with people. Make a trade. Give God your heart, which is synced to the world and its obsession for self, and ask him for his in return. And then, don’t just sit pretty; adopt God’s habit of extravagant love. Treat people the way they don’t deserve to be treated, because that’s exactly what God does for you every day. That means going out of

If we treat people in a way that makes sense to the world, that means we aren’t different from the world. When we declare that Christ is Lord of our lives and then proceed to treat people no different than nonbelievers do (even really nice nonbelievers), we are in effect declaring that the new life we have in Christ is no different from any other one. Our actions are saying that his love is indeed sufficient for us, but there’s definitely not enough to go around. But, as I hope you know, that couldn’t be more untrue! God’s love for people is extravagant! It’s over 8

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Legal Dangers of Being “Common Law” Spouses

By Helen Gladkykh your way to show someone God’s heart for them. Going out of your way to forgive somebody. Going out of your way to bless someone or help them out, listen to them and make their business your business, not because you’re obliged to but because you care. Keep in mind that a Christ follower is a servant. Our role model practiced humility to the ninth degree. Therefore, it’s necessary to abolish any notions of entitlement or reward and any discomfort you have with being a doormat, a slave, a backstage hand, unrecognized, unimportant, overlooked. Get comfortable in your discomfort; check and double check that you’re always considering others better than yourself and that you’re not keeping God’s love to yourself.

Read up: Ephesians 4: 32, 6:7 James 3: 13, 17 1 Peter 4:7-11 1 John 4:7-21 Romans 12:9-21, 13:8

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s some of you may know, I am a lawyer practicing in Cambridge. I also conduct a free legal clinic at Calvary to provide people with certain guidance when they are in difficult situations. Some of the questions my clients ask me are similar, so I thought it would be beneficial to share with you the answers. People decide to be “common law” spouses for different reasons. Usually the intention is to live in a marriage-like relationship, but not to have any obligations the marriage imposes on the spouses. There are certain moral implications of such decision, but I will discuss only the legal dangers. The law may impose certain obligations on common law spouses even though they are not legally married and their initial intention to “try it out” may become a legal life-long commitment. Common law relationship begins as soon as you start living together as spouses (sometimes even when you don’t actually reside under the same roof). The rights and responsibilities of common law parents (including custody, access and child support issues) are very similar to those of married spouses and it does not matter whether the children are yours or not. For example, you decided to live “common law” with a person who has a child from a prior

relationship. Once you separate, that person may have a right to obtain child support from both you and the biological parent of the child. However, certain other rights and obligations (for example regarding spousal support) may not arise until certain time periods are over or conditions are met. So if you get sick, don’t think that your common law “spouse” would always have an obligation to support you. If you made a decision to “try it out”, you may realize that your partner does not have to support you even if you supported him or her during their difficult times. Property rights can also be very difficult to sort out if you are not legally married. The formula for property division for married spouses under Ontario law does not apply to common law spouses.  They are resolved using legal principles which depend heavily on the facts of your particular case and the manner of holding title to the property. Remember that by trying to avoid the responsibility you may impose even heavier obligations and uncertainty on yourself and the people you care about. Be honest with yourself and your partner, get to know each other better, and make an informed commitment. If you want to avoid the pitfalls of the law and enter into marriage or relationships on terms satisfactory to both partners, you may also want to think about signing a marriage contract (they call it a “prenup” in the States). calvarycambridge.com | December 2012 | Network

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Canadian Christmas Fun Facts

Shop ‘til you drop!

Christmas is the time of year when many Canadians get together to celebrate the holiday season with family and friends. Of course, it is also the time of year when stores are packed with shoppers looking for holliday eats, sporting goods, electronic games, toys, and other gifts that remain popular year after year ...

$3.9 billion

The amount of money spent on food and groceries purchased in Canada in December 2009, up 12% from average monthly sales during the year.

gifts that remain popular year after year...

Canadian Christmas - It's time to party!

$405.5 million

The amount of monthly sales of candy, Christmas chocolate and snack foods sales at large retailers in December, the month with the highest sales.

5.8 million litres

The volume of commercial sales of eggnog in Canada in December. More than 2 million litres were sold the previous month (November 2009). Virtually all eggnog sales are in November and December.

$551.1 million The value of toys, games and hobby supplies, including video games, purchased at large retailers in Canada in December 2009, up a whopping 232% from average monthly sales of $165.8 million for this category.

$1.1 billion

The value of sporting goods purchased at large retailers in Canada in December 2009, up 130% from average monthly sales.

$840.4 million

The value of consumer electronics, such as televisions and audio and video equipment purchased at large retailers in Canada in December 2009, with a 150% spike compared to average monthly sales.

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55 acres

The average area of land per farm allocated to growing Christmas trees in Quebec. Christmas tree farms in Quebec are, on average, the largest in Canada, followed by Nova Scotia with an average size of 52 acres per farm.

2,461 Angels Gold Nativity Taxes Augustus Herod Noel Virgin Baby Inn Peace Wiseman Bethlehem Jesus Promise Elisabeth Joseph Savior Emmanuel Manger Shepherds Frankincense Mary Star Gifts Myrrh Swaddling 10

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The number of farms that grow Christmas trees in Canada. The most Christmas tree farms are found in Ontario, with 725 farms.

Festively named places in Canada:

Christmas Island, Nova Scotia • Holly, Ontario • Sled Lake, Saskatchewan • Gift Lake, Alberta • Chimney Lake, BC • Reindeer Station, Northwest Territories


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WHEN DID YOU BECOME A FOLLOWER OF CHRIST? M. I was a very young child…5 or 6 J. October 2010. WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU DO CHRISTMAS MORNING? M. Wake the kids up if they haven’t beaten me to it. J. Make a cup of tea, read the Bible and pray. Is there any other way to start the day? HOW LONG HAVE YOU’VE BEEN ATTENDING CALVARY? M. Since I was a baby. J. Well, I attended Calvary with my mother as a child and returned to regular attendance at Calvary in September 2010 after her passing. My mother always prayed for me and she encouraged me to return to Church and to know God; she never stopped encouraging me right up to her final days. NAME A CHRISTMAS GIFT YOU RECEIVED AS A CHILD THAT MADE AN IMPRESSION ON YOU. M. It’s more the gift I didn’t receive. I remember carefully unwrapping a Christmas gift and seeing a toy puppy that walked, wagged it’s tail and barked, I got so excited…I never saw that puppy again!! And I haven’t unwrapped any more Christmas gifts, that weren’t given to me first! J. I honestly can’t remember any special gifts. But what I do remember is attending church at Christmas and how my mother always made sure that I knew the biblical account of the Birth of Jesus and the significance of Christmas more so than the commercial side of Christmas. WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE CHRISTMAS SONG? M. Too many to choose from, but Silent Night comes in a close first...but then again, Rock around the Christmas Tree can get your feet tappin’. J. Hark the Herald Angels Sing WHERE DID YOU ATTEND HIGH SCHOOL? M. Glenview Park J. Galt’s Collection of Idiots also known as GCI. WHAT CHRISTMAS FOOD DO YOU REALLY DETEST? M. I don’t detest any food. J. Turkey leftovers. WHY DO YOU ENJOY VOLUNTEERING? M. Two things: I enjoy the time I spend with the other volunteers, and secondly knowing that I may be making a difference in a childs life, just for sharing a few hours out of my day. J. It is the essence of a Christian life to help the poor and disadvantaged. Jesus taught us all how to live a life that is modeled on the ten commandments and it is what I aspire too.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE TIME OF DAY? WHY? M. Late evening when the kids are in bed. J. Early morning when the house and the world are still and peaceful. It is a great time to be with God in prayer and supplication. HOW DO YOU SPEND YOUR FREE TIME? M. What free time! J. Photography. I just enjoy being behind the camera capturing all of God‘ s creations; that being the land, sea, animals, people etc. BEACH VACATION OR SKI VACATION? M. Beach. J. Neither. Prefer a nature trail and my camera. WHAT SOUND DO YOU LOVE? M. Bamboo chimes on a pleasantly warm breezy day. J. The voice (whisper) of God. TIM HORTONS, STARBUCKS OR KEURIG? M. Keurig. J. Recently it has been Starbucks, but any place I can get a cup of tea works good:) WHAT PERSON IN HISTORY WOULD YOU LIKE TO MEET? M. Martin Luther King or Rosa Parks. J. The Apostle Paul. (CS Lewis would be second) YOUR FIRST CAR? M. Ford Contour. J. A Toyota Corolla, it was standard and I had never driven standard until I drove it home. MOST PRIZED POSSESSION? M. My wedding rings. J. My relationship with God. SUMMER OR WINTER? M. A mixture, little on the hot not to much on the cold with rain ”on call”. J. Same as number 11 DO YOU LEAVE YOUR CHRISTMAS SHOPPING UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE? M. No way. J. Of course, is there any other way? WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE SCRIPTURE VERSE? M. I can do all things through him who strengths me. Philippians 4:13. J. There are so many... Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. Ephesians 4:29

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sUNDAY DEC 9 9:15 & 11am Finding the Missing Peace 6:30pm Fuel Live Experience

monday Nov 12 7:15pm Experience Love Moves Downtown

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sUNDAY DEC 16 9:15 & 11am Restoring Your Joy 6:30pm Fuel Christmas Banquet

monday Nov 19 7:15pm Experience Christmas Banquet

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sUNDAY DEC 23 10:30am Igniting Your Love Life 5 pm & 7pm Wish List

monday DEC 24 5pm & 7pm Wish List

Mon to thurs 9:30 -11:30am Indoor Playground FREE! (closed for holidays Dec 21-Jan 6) Tues 7pm Celebrate Recovery WED 7pm Choir Rehearsal Thurs 7pm Karate for Christ Sat 11am Prayer, 7pm Ministerio Hispano

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A version of this calendar, suitable for your refrigerator, is available at the Welcome Kiosk.


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Network Online You can find it at www.calvarycambridge.com and available the first Sunday the printed version is available. Remember, one copy per household helps keep the costs down and helps the environment too. Next edition is available December 30. Prayer Works! R.O.S.E Prayer Connection is ready to pray for your requests. Call 519.621.6310 ext. 333 to leave a request or 519.653.0301 to have a person pray with you.

Calvary Library The library carries hundreds of books, DVDs and CDs for all ages. Please make sure you sign up for your library card. Due date for all borrowed material is three weeks from sign out date. An overdue list is available in the library. Open Sundays from 8:45 to 9:15 a.m. & 10:30 to 11 a.m. Karate for Christ Thursday evenings 7 to 8 p.m. for little ninjas, ages 3 to 5, kids ages 6 to 12 and 8 to 9 p.m. for ages 13 to adult. Have some physical activity and Biblical training. Free for all. Fee for uniform.

Corporate Prayer takes place on Saturday mornings at 11 a.m. in the Prayer Room.

Student Ministries catch up on the latest at our new website smcalvary.com. Something for ages 11-25. Check it out!

Intercessory Prayer takes place on Sunday mornings from 8 to 9 a.m. & 10 to 11 a.m. in the Prayer Room. Ladies Prayer takes place on Wednesdays from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the Prayer Room.

Primetimers 50+ Enjoy a performance of Fiddler on the Roof at Stage West in Mississauga on April 3, 2013. Cost of $50 includes buffet lunch and bus ride. Limited tickets, reserve your seat now with Barb Forshaw, 519.624.1843, payment due by end of January.

Emmaus Counselling Individual, marriage and family counselling. Call 519.621.6310 ext. 127 or ext. 128 for more information.

Men’s Small Group meets every Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Great Room. Open to all men. Contact Cliff Wagner at 519.740.9785.

Celebrate Recovery God’s Word has a plan for freedom from whatever is keeping you down! Celebrate Recovery (CR) is a ministry of recovery from life’s hurts, habits and hang-ups. CR helps ordinary people who are suffering in silence to overcome and become healthy again. We offer women’s and men’s groups and meet Tuesdays at Calvary from 7 to 9 p.m. with social time to follow. Email cr@calvarycambridge.com for more information.

Divorce Connections will meet on Sunday, December 2 at 7 p.m. No cost – no registration required! Eligibility – separated and/or divored. Bring your favourite dish to share in our potluck, an evening of games and learn ways to cope with the holidays.

The Spanish Ministry Saturday evenings at 7 p.m. Nuestra mision es conestar a la comunidad hispana con Dios en una forma relevante, contemporanea y autentica. Al mismo tiempo poder desarrollar el talento y proposito que Dios tiene para cada uno de nosotros. Si aun no has tenido la oportunidad de asistir a alguno de nuestros serviceios, te invitamos a conocer a dios de una forma diferente.

Free Legal Clinic. Wednesdays at 6 p.m. By appointment only. Call 519.721.1818 or send e-mail to helen@hg-law.org. send your FYI announcements to info@calvary cambridge.com

Indoor Playground Parents and caregivers are invited to bring their children to explore our indoor playground Mondays through Thursdays from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Admission: Free! Playground will be closed for the holiday season December 21 to January 6. Fresh Start All women are invited to enjoy a Christmas breakfast on Tuesday, Dec. 4 at 9:15 a.m. in the Atrium with a time of carol singing. Childcare is provided. Fresh Start will resume Jan. 22.

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CALVARY PENTECOSTAL ASSEMBLY

127 Hespeler Rd Cambridge, ON N1R 3G9 519.621.6310 info@calvarycambridge.com w: www.calvarycambridge.com t: @calvarynews f: facebook.com/calvarynews

Lead Team Team Leader DAVID COUREY, B.Sc., M.A., PhD Ext. 134 davidc@calvarycambridge.com t: @davidcourey

Executive JOHN RATZ, B.Th. Ext .133 john@calvarycambridge.com t: @johnratz

Children/Web Technologies PAUL WILLIAMS, B.A. Ext. 132 paul@calvarycambridge.com t: pscjwilliams

Worship GRAHAM KIVELL Ext. 138 graham@calvarycambridge.com t:@grahamkivell

Student Ministries JAMIE NELSON, B.R.E. Ext. 135 jamie@calvarycambridge.com t: @nelsonsnews

Hispanic Ministry HUGO & CELIA GOMEZ Ext. 217 ministeriohispano@calvarycambridge. com

Seniors/Emmaus Counsellor DAVID AIDE, B.A., M.T.S. Ext. 127 davida@calvarycambridge.com

Emmaus Counsellor MAUREEN GRANT, B.A., M.S., PhD Ext. 128 maureen@calvarycambridge.com

Administrative & Support Team Officer Manager VEDA NEWELL Ext. 207 veda@calvarycambridge.com

Reception/Graphics LIZ VANNER Ext. 205 info@calvarycambridge.com

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Facility Manager CRAIG MACHER, B.R.S. Ext. 216 craig@calvarycambridge.com

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FreshChristmas Start Breakfast

Tuesday December 9:15-11:00 a.m. in the Atrium A Time of Carol Singing

All Women Welcome childcare provided Fresh Start will resume January 22, 2013

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The Advent Wreath started out as a way to help kids count the days down to Christmas. Between each of its four candles there were originally six smaller ones to be lit each day. Of course as we get older we have different reasons for marking those days. For some it’s the stop watch on shopping, for others it’s how many days to restored sanity. This year at Calvary we’ll be celebrating the tradition of the wreath by pausing to restore the values that truly make Christmas: hope, peace, joy and love. December 2

Hope to Cope

December 9

Finding the Missing Peace

December 16

Restoring Your Joy

December 23

Igniting Your Love Life

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