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Issue 7 | April 2012

modernfamily No More “One Size Fits All”

Celebrating Easter Road to Recovery

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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. 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) Toddlers (children aged 12-23 months) Preschool JK & SK Grades 1 & 2 Grades 3 to 5

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Table of Contents EASTER AND THE MODERN WORLD

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READERSHIP SURVEY

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MODERN FAMILY

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CELEBRATING EASTER

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HOLY WEEK TIMELINE

SHE SAYS, HE SAYS

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ROAD TO RECOVERY

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

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F.Y.I.

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STAFF DIRECTORY

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real people . real life . real God

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Pastor’s Column

Easter and the Modern World Technology has defined the modern world. It’s amazing what we can do today! They can clone a goat; put an entire encyclopaedia on a chip; Skye from the other side of the world; and, if you’ve got $200,000 they’ll even fly you into space. All this, and they still can’t cure the common cold! Easter stands as an ancient reminder that there are limits to human potential, even modern, high tech potential. Whatever human ingenuity can achieve, we still can’t create life... Or restore it after death! On this frontier we reckon with God. Since that first Easter two thousand years ago, Jesus is the One “who holds the keys of death and Hades (Rev. 1:18).” This issue of Network looks at both sides of the coin. Some of the challenges of modern life are explored in Modern Family. It’s not your parent’s world! But the ancient Scriptures still have something to say! And so does the church. Road to Recovery introduces to Calvary’s Divorce Connections ministry.

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On the flip side of the coin, the traditions of Easter have roots that stretch back to the 15th century B.C., and the days of Moses. In Celebrating Easter we ask about the curious issue of dating Easter each year. A useful (and nifty!) Easter timeline is also provided. May God fill your Easter season with his eternal glory as you trek through the 21st century!

DAVID COUREY

Lead Pastor davidc@calvarycambridge.com


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Readership Survey We invite you to fill out this short survey and return it to the Welcome Desk in the Atrium. Or, fill it out online at www.calvarycambridge.com. Deadline for completed surveys is: April 29, 2012. We will be choosing one random winner from all surveys received to win a $20 Tim Hortons’ gift card. How often do you typically read Network? {{ Every issue {{ Most issues {{ Occasional issues {{ Never read an issue {{ If never, why not? __________________ How much of the each magazine do you read? {{ All of it

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April Bible Reading 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30

Mt 12:1-8, Mk 2, Lk 6 Hos 6:4-6, Isa 5, 2 Pet 2 Mt 14:13-21, Mk 6, Jn 6 Hos 10:11-12, Hos 2, Jn 15 Mt 16:21-26, Lk 9, Rom 12 Joel 1:16-20, Jer 1, Acts 2 Ps 139:1-18, Ps 17, Rev 2 Mt 19:21-22, Mk 10, Jn 10 Am 4:1-5, Ps 22, Jas 5 Mt 19:23-24, i Cor 1, 1 Tim 6 Ps 140:1-13, Ps 43, Hab 1 Am 5:10-15, Ezek 32, Mic 2 Ps 146:3-10, Ps 103, Ps 105 Prov 6:6-11, Ps 12, Jn 7 Acts 11:27-30, Ps 22, Rom 15 Gal 6:3-5, Job 4, Heb 12 Ezek 7:14-27, Isa 24, Jer 6 Acts 14:11-17, Jas 1, Col 3 Exe 18:1-9, Ps 19, Rom 1 Dan 1:11-20, Lev 11, 2 Chr 36 Acts 20:33-35, Gen 48, 1 Thess 5 Prov 21:13, Ps 74, Neh 1 Rom 7:1-6, Prov 6, 1 Cor 9 Prov 22:16-23, Eccl 7, Jas 2 Dan 10:1-3, Nah 2, 1 Cor 9 Exek 47:1-12, Col 1, Rev 22 2 Cor 6:3-10, Isa 53, Rom 14 Prov 22:2-9, Ps 112, Lk 16 2 Cor 9:11-15, Prov 3, 1 Tim 6 2 Cor 8:1-15, Eph 3, 1 Thess 3

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modernfamily No More “One Size Fits All” Remember the average family? Two cars, 2.3 kids, and a dog. It’s a myth. Never really happened. For every family with two kids, there are some with none and a number with more. While many families have two parents, a quarter have lone parents. The number of common-law couples with children has quadrupled since 1981. And if you thought the average Canadian family meant white and Anglo-Saxon, take a look around. About a quarter of Ontarians belong to visible minorities. One size decidedly doesn’t fit all! In fact, the most obvious thing to say about the average family is that there is no such thing. Instead, we find a stunning variety of circumstances, and challenges. So how do we address that multiplicity from a Christian perspective? Well, first, we acknowledge that God loves diversity! Heaven’s going to be full of it, so we might as well begin enjoying it here and now. The worship of Jesus in heaven sounds like this: “With your blood you purchased for God persons from every tribe and language and people and nation.” Clearly referencing ethnic diversity, it’s not a giant step to apply this passage to the broad diversity of backgrounds. But amid the multiple circumstances families face, there are challenges, and boundaries. • Divorce and remarriage has become a commonplace of contemporary church life, affecting Christians at the same rate as others. And the blended families it has created share their own challenges.

• Sex outside of marriage is on the rise among young Christians who apparently lose their virginity earlier than most other youth. • Cohabitating couples make up the fastest growing family demographic in Canada. • More and more families are dealing with the question of what to do with gay or lesbian children. The average age of ‘coming out’ has moved from 25 to 16 between 1991 and 2010.

nuclear family. But the truth is that’s not where the majority of our world is living.” Asked why he chose such controversial topics, Courey responded, “Dealing with these realities is not optional for the church. And exploring them biblically is our responsibility.” The series goes for five weeks, beginning April 17. The goal is to offer biblical insights to tough questions being faced in the modern family. Questions like •

Does marriage really require a legal certificate?

THE MOST OBVIOUS THING TO SAY ABOUT THE AVERAGE FAMILY IS THAT THERE IS NO SUCH THING. • Single parenting is its own challenge, but there is a growing trend among women to becoming Single Mothers by Choice (SMC), 65 percent of whom according to one organization, conceive by anonymous donor insemination. This is a different world than Moses, Jesus and Paul might have imagined. Let’s face it, it’s a different world than most of us who were born before 1975 could conceive. But does that mean Scripture has nothing to say about all this? That’s why Calvary is going to be sharing in a series of messages called “Modern Family.” David Courey, pastor, admitted, “So often when we deal with family issues in church we have a picture of the traditional

Is it OK to divorce? What about getting remarried?

How do I handle it if my son wants to marry a guy?

Does anybody actually expect people to stay celibate outside marriage?

What do we do when our family doesn’t develop like we expected?

“These kinds of questions matter to today’s families, and people are looking for answers,” Courey indicated. “If you haven’t faced them yet, you probably will,” he added. calvarycambridge.com | April 2012 | Network

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Easter

Celebrating Easter By Michelle Rickard

According to Scripture, Jesus was raised from the dead three days after his death on the cross in which he paid the ultimate penalty for our sin, thus purchasing for all who believe in him, external life.

feast began, but his death was the spiritual fulfillment of the Old Testament celebration of the freedom of Israelites from Egyptian slavery. Easter 2012

Easter in the Bible

So the traditionally significant dates surrounding Easter follow the Passover framework.

In the Bible, we can read the Gospel accounts of Jesus’ death on the cross, his burial and his resurrection in the books of Matthew 27:27-28:8; Mark 15:16-16:19; Luke 23:26-24:35; and John 19:16-20:30.

• February 22 –Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of 40 days of lent • April 1 – Palm Sunday – the day Jesus entered Jerusalem amid palm-waving and celebration, for the last week of his life.

Easter Historically In Western Christianity, Easter marks the end of Lent, a 40-day period of fasting, repentance, moderation and spiritual discipline in preparation for Easter. Lent begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on Easter Sunday.

However, despite my love for Easter chocolate and particularly those in the shape of a bunny, as a Christ follower I know that Easter isn’t about chocolate bunnies or hidden foiled-coloured eggs. Rather, it is a time for celebration. Just as we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ at Christmas, we also commemorate Jesus’ death by crucifixion on Good Friday as part of the Easter season. On Easter Sunday we celebrate his resurrection.

• Apil 8 – Easter Sunday… Resurrection Day!

Easter is always celebrated on the Sunday immediately following the Paschal (Passover) Full Moon. It has been this way since 1583 AD. The Paschal Full Moon can vary as much as two days from the date of the actual full moon, with dates ranging from March 21 to April 18. As a result, Easter dates can range from March 22 through April 25 in Western Christianity.

Easter AD 30 Below, you’ll find a chart that sets out the progress of Holy Week, the week of Christ’s Passion. The word Passion comes from the Greek pascho, to suffer, as does the word Paschal. So, now, while eating bunny butts and ears, you can do so a little more informed. And maybe, beyond the bunnies and eggs, we can all marvel at the intricate plan of God.

But why all the confusion? The early church fathers wanted to celebrate Easter, not on the same date each year, but on the Sunday following Passover, a date that changes on the calendar. Of course, Christ’s death is intimately connected to the Jewish Feast of Passover. Not only was Jesus crucified just before that

Holy Week Timeline

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With files from Mary Fairchild, About.com Guide.

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This chart shows the final week of Jesus’ earthly life, Holy Week (or Passion Week): Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday. The horizontal axis shows time, and the vertical axis shows space. Proximity of the lines shows who interacted with whom. Constructed from a harmony of the Gospels, this chart is an interpretation; the timing of some events in the Holy Week narrative is open to debate.

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• April 6 – Good Friday. The day Jesus was crucified and the beginning of Passover.

Olivet Discourse

I have a favourite poster that consists of two chocolate Easter bunnies. One has a bite out of his butt and the other one is missing his ears. The one bunny says to the other “My butt hurts.” The bunny missing his ears responds with, “What?” This poster has always provided a good chuckle.

Mary Magdalene Joseph of Arimathea Cleopas and companion Scripture References

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MARY REDEMPTION RESURRECTION RISEN ROMANS ROOSTER SACRIFICE SALVATION SAVIOR THORNS

APOSTLES CHRIST CROSS CROWN CRUCIFIXION HOLY JESUS KING LAMB LOVE

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BARB FORSHAW

MATT DRAGOS

PRIMETIMERS LEADER

YOUTH LEADER CONESTOGA LEAD TEAM

WHEN DID YOU BECOME A FOLLOWER OF CHRIST? B. Went to Sunday School as a child but really met the Lord 13 years ago at Calvary. M. Ever since I can remember. I was raised in a Christian home. It wasn’t until my first night of youth group that I truly understood what being a Christ follower meant.

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WHAT WAS YOUR FAVOURITE FOOD WHEN YOU WERE A CHILD? B. Jelly and blancmange and tinned peaches. M. Ketchup chips. I’ve always been a sucker for those.

WHERE IS YOUR FAVOURITE VACATION SPOT? B. Tennessee/Kentucky. M. Depends on what kind of vacation. Sure, New York City is fantastic to visit but that’s a busy vacation. If I want more a relaxing time I’d probably go to Cuba.

WHAT CHORE DO YOU ABSOLUTELY HATE DOING? B. Housework. M. Dishes. I would rather clean the bathroom. IF YOU COULD CHOOSE TO STAY A CERTAIN AGE FOREVER, WHAT AGE WOULD IT BE? B. I’m very happy right now but don’t want to stay here. M. I don’t think I’d choose an age to stay at. I know I loved being a kid, but I’ve also loved growing up and learning from experiences. I’m sure many of you can relate and say that there are years in your life that you weren’t too pleased with but I wouldn’t change anything nor would I skip those times. IF YOU HAD TO CHANGE YOUR FIRST NAME, WHAT WOULD YOU CHANGE IT TO? B. I’m happy with my name. M. Originally my parents were going to name me Mark Anthony but decided to change it quickly to Matthew Alexander. I’m glad they made the change. IF YOU COULD BE ANY FICTIONAL CHARACTER, WHO WOULD YOU CHOOSE? B. Scarlett O’Hara, from Gone With the Wind. M. Batman. I’ve always loved watching Batman. I also love how he doesn’t really have any ‘supernatural’ ability but has trained himself physically to conquer the enemy. WHAT WAS THE LAST MOVIE, TV SHOW OR BOOK THAT MADE YOU CRY OR TEAR UP? B. I cry at everything, even cartoons. M. I can’t remember the last one. I know I have teared up at many movies before. FAVOURITE MOVIE? B. Ryan’s Daughter. M. There would be a few movies I can think of that I really enjoyed over the past few years. Lord of the Rings, 300, Gladiator, Star Wars, Inception. WHAT DID YOU DO GROWING UP THAT GOT YOU INTO TROUBLE? B. Talked and giggled too much. M. Growing up I lived around lots of forests and fields. I would love to go exploring without telling my parents. This wouldn’t make them too happy. WHAT IS SOMETHING YOU LEARNED IN THE LAST WEEK? B. I keep learning how exciting life is. M. God provides! It’s something I seem to relearn again and again. I’m currently writing this a week before the young adults missions trip to Costa Rica, which I am involved in. I’m reminded of God’s response when we fully trust on him for funds for 10

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STEAK OR CHICKEN? B. Definitely chicken. M. Steak.

MOST PRIZED POSSESSION? B. I don’t own them, but I love my children and grandchildren to bits. M. Either my acoustic bass or my MacBook. Both of them were purchased while still in high school. I remember working full time hours after school to just get those two items and it was totally worth it. The hard work put into purchasing them definitely makes them valuable. WHAT MAKES YOU SCARED? B. Pain. M. Scary movies. Hate them! A PERSON IN HISTORY YOU WOULD LIKE TO MEET? B. Apart from Jesus, Simon Peter. M. Jesus. YOUR FIRST CAR? B. ’59 Pontiac with big fins and a clutch. M. I’ve never owned a car. WHAT IS ONE SPORT YOU WOULD NEVER TRY? B. Never been into sports at all. M. Rock climbing on real mountains. I’ve done all those indoor ones and those are hard enough. I can’t imagine doing it otherwise. NICKNAME? B. Barbie-Girl. M. The only nickname I’ve gotten is Matty. Which is usually from my siblings or close friends. SOMETHING MOST PEOPLE DON’T KNOW ABOUT YOU B. Used to be shy and petrified of being alone. M. I’ve got 16 siblings! It’s usually something I don’t talk about much, I don’t know why, maybe cause it just seems so normal to me. But whenever it does come up in conversation it seems to be an interesting topic… and yes from the same parents and no twins. LAST WORDS… B. Hope I can always look at life as a glass half full, always positive. M. Thanks for letting me part of Network Magazine! I enjoyed it and now you know a little more about me!


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Programs minister to those experiencing separation, divorce By Diane Palfrey At Calvary, we offer two types of support for people who are experiencing separation and/or divorce. We have a bi-annual, 10-week seminar called Divorce Support & Recovery, where participants come together in a small group setting to find support and talk about their divorce issues. This is a structured program centered on The Transcending Divorce book series. Our materials are filled with self-care tips, all geared towards hope and healing. We explore feelings of loss and grief, how to cope and nurture during this transition period, where to reach out for help, and we provide solid information on how to integrate the divorce into people’s lives so they can move forward in a healthy way.

By the time our recovery group ends, we have a very different group of people in the room. There is tremendous change brought about by a concerted effort to heal. There is often laughter replacing the tears. Friendships are often made. Some groups have developed strong bonds and continue to get together long after the final meeting. But most of all there is hope for the future. Feedback from a recent survey told us that there is a strong need to continue support after the structured groups ended. This was the catalyst for starting the monthly Divorce Connections program. One Sunday evening per month, separated/ divorced persons have the opportunity to get together and maintain their connections. Facilitators have a great repertoire of speakers every second month. Divorce related topics are presented. We’ve had: a lawyer, a mediator, a professional organizer, a pastor, a chef to talk about cooking for one, a yoga master to teach us relaxation exercises, just to name a few. Every other month we host a social/discussion night. A divorce related topic is chosen and people have the chance to discuss it and share their feelings and viewpoints.  

Sometimes people don’t have any support system outside of our group. There is something very comforting when surrounded by a group of people who can truly understand your pain. It’s one thing to feel empathy for someone who is going through this kind of life-changing experience, but it is another to be able to walk alongside him or her because you have taken the same walk.

Divorce program facilitators are committed to helping people, but we are a support group only. If professional help or counselling is needed, people are encouraged to contact our Emmaus Counselling Centre and speak with one of the counsellors.  If you are experiencing separation/divorce, please reach out for support. And let others know about our programs. The road to recovery is always shorter when it’s shared.

Supporters and the group experience become beacons of hope… lifelines… the hands and feet of Jesus.

For more information, please contact Diane Palfrey at 519.621.6310 ext. 334 or email divorcesupport@calvarycambridge.com. Visit www.calvarycambridge.com/ counselling for additional information on the Emmaus Counselling Centre. calvarycambridge.com | April 2012 | Network

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SUNDAY APR 1 9:15 & 11am Power Tools: Paul and Prayer in theSpirit 6pm Shake the Place, Prayer & Praise 6:30pm Fuel Live; Shift 7pm Divorce Connections

MONDAY APR 2 7pm Conestoga:

APR 5 & 6 Fuel: Entwined Easter Retreat

APR 6 GOOD FRIDAY 10:30am Baptism & Communion

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SUNDAY APR 8 EASTER SUNDAY 8:30, 10, 11:30am If You Really Knew Me

MONDAY APR 9 Office closed

WEDNESDAY APR 11 7pm Girls, Gab, Grace

APR 13-14 Jesus is Enough Women’s Conference

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SUNDAY APR 15 9:15 & 11am It’s Complicated 6:30pm Fuel Live: Shift

MONDAY APR 16 7pm Conestoga: It’s Complicated

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SUNDAY APR 22 9:15 & 11am Alternating Current in Your Own Home 6:30pm Fuel Live: The Hour

MONDAY APR 23 7pm Conestoga: Alternating Current in Your Own Home

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SUNDAY APR 29 9:15 & 11am As Long as We Both Shall Love?

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FRIDAY APR 20 Pre-Ignition Event at The Kitchener Aud WEDNESDAY APR 25 7pm Girls, Gab, Grace

SAT APR 21 Ignition

APRI 27-28 Reconnect (Tech) Conference

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


Important Dates

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 April 29. 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. Please note: The library will not be open on Easter Sunday. 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. Corporate Prayer takes place on Saturday mornings at 11 a.m. in the Prayer Room. 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. 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. Childcare available. Email cr@calvarycambridge.com for more information. Divorce Connections Sunday, April 1 from 7 to 9 p.m. Social/discussion night. Divorce is difficult.  Meet others and find support from people that understand what you are going through. Divorce Support and Recovery, a support group offering tools to help integrate the experience of divorce into your lives and to find your way to hope and healing. Fridays, April 13 to June 15. Registraton is Required: $35 fee includes materials. For more information or to register email divorcesupport@ calvarycambridge.com. Emmaus Counselling Individual, marriage and family counselling. Call 519.621.6310 ext. 127 or ext. 128 for more information.

Jr. High Girls Small Group Girls, Gab & Grace small group for girls in grades 6 to 8, April 11 and 25 at 7 p.m. in the Student Centre. For more information please contact Pastor Jamie. Axis Junior High Friday, April 20: Pre-Ignition is a part of the Epicentre program and is the big event in the Kinsmen Arena in Kitchener with a ministry called “the Freedom Experience.” Meet at the church at 6 p.m. to travel to Kitchener for the event. Cost is $5. Saturday, April 21: Ignition is the concluding event for Epicentre! The Kitchener Aud will be full of students who will experience God in a powerful way! The event includes illusionist Brock Gill, music from Vota and the Almost, a BMX bike team, a skateboard team and a message from Will Graham. Contact Pastor Jamie for more information. Sunday, April 22: Moving Day for Grade 8s. If you have a student who is in Grade 8 and will be graduating into Grade 9 in September, we are inviting them to join us for the remainder of the year in Fuel, our high school program. This would be in addition to staying involved with Axis. Fuel meets Sunday evenings at 6:30 p.m. and also runs events on Fridays. Fuel LiveApril 5 and 6: Entwined Easter Retreat. This retreat will take students on an adventure and experience of the Easter story. We will be having a Last Supper experience, great worship and a chance to engage in the Easter season. Cost is $25. See Pastor Jamie for more information. The Merry Widows will be meeting on Wednesday, April 18 at the church at 11:15 a.m. and carpooling to The Dutch Mill for lunch and browsing (shopping!) in their extensive gift shop. If you’ve never been there, it’s a real treat with a lovely lunchroom and many different gifts, flowers, food and clothes in their gift shop. All widows welcome. Please let Frances 519.623.1042 or Gloria 519.669.8558 know if you are coming and if you are able to drive. Looking forward to a fun day! 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.

Fresh Start breakfast. Tuesday, May 1, 9 to 11 a.m. in the Atrium with guest speaker Debbie Laginskie, auther of You Don’t Have to Be Perfect. Childcare provided.

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! To book a birthday party, visit www.calvarycambridge. com for details.

The Noize Games, crafts and sports with the volume cranked. This mid-week program is on Thursdays from 7 to 8 p.m. on Level 3 for kids aged five to 10. To see schedule of events: www.calvarycambridge.com/thenoize.

Meet and Greet the Courey’s newest member, Everett Clendenan. Celebrate with Micheal, Kristina & Zeph as they show off their newest addition on Friday, April 20 at 7 p.m., 27 Callander Court. calvarycambridge.com | April 2012 | Network

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CALVARY PENTECOSTAL ASSEMBLY 127 Hespeler Rd Cambridge, ON N1R 3G9 519.621.6310 info@calvarycambridge.com www.calvarycambridge.com

Lead Team Team Leader DAVID COUREY, B.Sc., M.A., PhD Ext. 210 davidc@calvarycambridge.com

Fellowship/Outreach TIM HYJEK, B.R.E. Ext .131 tim@calvarycambridge.com

Children/Web Technologies PAUL WILLIAMS, B.A. Ext. 217 paul@calvarycambridge.com

Worship GRAHAM KIVELL Ext. 138 graham@calvarycambridge.com

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

Hispanic Ministry HUGO & CELIA GOMEZ Ext. 133 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. 132 craig@calvarycambridge.com

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Eyon Richards

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Published monthly, Š 2012 network. Published by Calvary Pentecostal Assembly. Printed in Canada. Editor MICHELLE RICKARD Creative Director LIZ VANNER Print Support REBEL STORMS Cover Photo GOOGLE/IMAGES.COM


Women’s Conference April 13-14 at Calvary Assembly

Cost $99. Guest speaker: Dr. Tony Compolo with Mary Alessi in concert. Workshops and the ‘We Are Christ Afternoon Adventure.’ For more information, pick up a registration form at the Welcome Kiosk or online at www.womensconnection.ca calvarycambridge.com | April 2012 | Network

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Like the sit-com, today’s families are anything but average. How do we navigate the shoals of contemporary family life? Is there ancient wisdom in Scripture to speak to the modern family. April 15

It’s Complicated! Most of the problems we face in family life seem so complicated. Truth is, the Bible offers some simple, timeless principles to due clutter some of the complexities of modern life.

April 22

Alternating Current in Your Own Home: When the Gay Question Becomes More than Theoretical Often people claim some pretty definite opinions about homosexuality, but the real test is when our own kids, or siblings, or friends dare to ‘come out’. On the other hand, young people and the unchurched wonder what’s the problem with the church? What’s a Bible-believing Christ-follower to do?

April 29

As Long as We Both Shall Love? Divorce, Remarriage and the Grace of God Most people who’ve been there know why the Bible says “God hates divorce.” But, like it or not, it’s a reality, and sometimes a necessary one. Is there a way to face life’s complexities, God’s Word, and human failure? Perhaps the answer is in the one word we all depend on -- grace.

May 6

Hook Up, Shack Up, Break Up: The Problem with Serial Monogamy Cohabiting couples make up the single fastest growing demographic in family statistics. That, and the rate of common-law failure. Living together makes sense intuitively, but it doesn’t come through in real life. Let’s consider some solid reasons to wait for marriage.

May 13

The Parent Trap: The Pitfalls and Pleasures of Modern Parenting It used to be so easy... At least that’s what my mother said. But parenting is filled with so many challenges, and so much is at stake, there’s no question it gets a little scary. Once more, our best hope comes from the God of the Bible!


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