C a l v a r y •C h u r c h High•School•Ministry
welcome Welcome to UNITED! We are so glad to have you as part of our community. Do you consider yourself a rebel? Are you willing to stand out in the crowd and abandon the accepted norms in our culture? This year in UNITED we are going to learn how to be different, we are going to learn how to be rebels. Jesus Christ was the most counter-cultural figure to ever walk the face of the Earth, and this year we are going to learn and work to understand His greatest teaching. No longer will we be the same, no longer will we be what our society tells us to be, join us in UNITED this year and become a rebel!
events UNITED Kickoff Sept. 8 | 6:00pm | Room 108 Don’t miss our totally awesome kickoff event with special guest, hip hop artist Beacon! Be sure to bring a friend, this is not a night to be missed.
Calvary Crew: Mayor’s Grand River Cleanup All Church Serving Event Sept. 14 | 8:45am-12:00pm Meet at Sixth St. Park Sign up through September 8, outside the Calvary Café.
PRODIGALS: Fall Retreat Oct. 18 at 5:30- Oct. 20 at 3:00pm Meet at Entrance D | Cost: $125 Join us this year on our fall retreat, and learn the most famous story ever told. Learn about yourself, and the God who desires your affections. It does not matter if you are far from God, or close, you will be surprised to learn that you are a PRODIGAL.
UNITED Thanksgiving Family Dinner Nov. 24 | 6:00-8:30pm Room 108 Come enjoy a night of delicious food as we reminisce about the great things God has done in our lives. We will provide the turkey, rolls and tableware. Please bring: • Freshman – stuffing • Sophomores - mashed potatoes and gravy • Juniors – side dish • Seniors – dessert
events UNITED at FOL Dec. 15 | 5:45-9:00pm | Free Come support your united friends as we enjoy this year’s Festival of Lights performance. We will meet in room 108 and walk to our seats together. 3 Mile Project Jan. 11 | 7:00-10:00pm | Cost: $5 Meet at 3MP (3050 Walkent NW) This is our time to shake off the winter blues have fun. Come play reball, air hockey, foosball or hang out in the movie theater. Let’s have fun, UNITED!
Tubing at Pando / Overnights Feb. 21 at 6:00pm - Feb. 22 at 10:00am | Cost: $20 | Entrance J We will begin the night together, tubing at Pando. Following Pando, girls will head to their sleepover offsite at a home nearby and guys will sleep over at church. Cost includes pizza, tube rental and ticket at Pando. Please bring a sweet or salty snack to share, sleeping bag, pillow, pajama’s and warm clothes for tubing. March Madness March 20-21 | Noon-Midnight Calvary Church Gym Cost: Free Will Donation Bring friends and head on over to the church after school to watch the basketball games, eat good food and win some prizes.
Spring Break: Random Acts of Kindness April 7 Please stay tuned for more information. Spring Break: Service Project April 9 Please stay tuned for more information.
Small Group Activities Stay tuned for more information from your small group leader about special small group outings.
UNITED | sept-oct UNITED is a community of high school students seeking to know God and live for Him. Itâ€™s the perfect place for students to belong at Calvary. We meet on Sundays from 6:00-8:30pm in room 108. September 8: Matthew 5:1-2 Series Introduction the call to true discipleship
October 6: Matthew 5:17-20 The standard of God is spiritual perfection.
September 15: Matthew 5:3-6 Beatitudes Part I
October 13: Matthew 5:21-26 Jesus teaches us that if we hate someone we are guilty of murder.
September 22: Matthew 5:7-11 Beatitudes Part II September 29: Matthew 5:13-16 Salt and light. We live in a dark world, but we are called to shine in the darkness.
October 20: No UNITED Fall Retreat October 27: Matthew 5:27-30 Jesus teaches that if we look with lust that we are adulterers in our hearts.
UNITED | nov-dec UNITED meets on Sundays from 6:00-8:30pm in room 108.
November 3: Matthew 5:31-37 This covers the topics of both divorce and oaths. Marriage is a great example of keeping your word, we will examine what being trustworthy looks like. November 10: Matthew 5:38-42 When you have been wronged whose job is it to ensure that justice is done? November 17: Matthew 5:43-48 Love your enemies. Jesus literally expects us to be perfectâ€Ś Can we be perfect? November 24: Thanksgiving Party
December 1: No UNITED Leader Christmas Party December 8: Matthew 6:1-4 This will cover the Christian responsibility to take care of the less fortunate. December 15: Matthew 6:5-15 Pray like Jesus. December 22: No UNITED Family Service December 29: No UNITED Family Service
united | Jan-feb UNITED meets on Sundays from 6:00-8:30pm in room 108.* January 5 Worship, games, and extended small group time.
February 2 Worship, games, and extended small group time.
January 12: Matthew 6:16-18 The biblical theology of fasting.
February 9: Matthew 7:1-6 Who are we to judge?
January 19: Matthew 6:19-24 No one can serve two masters, Jesus makes a case that He is the best boss we could ever have.
February 16: Technology with Jim Samra UNITED as usual, but in the Sanctuary for the Sunday evening service. We will meet at 5:45pm in room 108 and walk up to the Sanctuary together. Small group time will follow the service. We will still end at 8:30pm during this series.
January 26: Matthew 6:25-34 A biblical theology of anxiety and worry.
February 23: Technology with Jim Samra Meet in room 108 at 5:45pm.
During Technology series we will meet at 5:45pm in room 108, then walk to Sanctuary together.
united | mar-may UNITED meets on Sundays from 6:00-8:30pm in room 108.* March 2: Technology with Jim Samra Meet in room 108 at 5:45pm. March 9: Technology with Jim Samra Meet in room 108 at 5:45pm. March 16: Technology with Jim Samra Meet in room 108 at 5:45pm. March 23: Matthew 7:7-11 We have not because we ask not. March 30: Matthew 7:12-14 The Golden rule, and the narrow gate. April 6: No UNITED Random acts of kindness, and services during the week.
April 13: Matthew 7:15-20 Are we good or bad fruit? April 20: No UNITED Family Service April 27: Matthew 7:21-23 Beware of false converts. May 4: Matthew 7:24-29 There are only two kinds of people in the world, those who are wise and those who are fools. May 11: No UNITED Taking the night off to honor the mothers in our lives. May 18 Worship, games, and extended small group time. May 25: No UNITED Memorial Day weekend.
During Technology series we will meet at 5:45pm in room 108, then walk to Sanctuary together.
×parent connection× Are you looking to connect with other parents for fellowship and support? Parenting teenagers can be uniquely rewarding and challenging and we don’t want anyone to face the journey alone. UNITED Parent Connection (UPC) meets monthly for prayer, support and connection. UPC is also a point of support for Calvary’s High School Ministry. We pray regularly for the staff and volunteers of UNITED and provide opportunities to show appreciation for their ministry. If you’ve ever wondered what’s going on at UNITED or how you can best pray for your child’s small group leader, be sure to meet up with the UPC. We meet at 6:00pm in room 129. Whether your child is connected with UNITED or not, all parents of high school students are encouraged to join us. Register at MyCalvaryGR.org by the Monday prior, so we can make sure we have enough snacks!
Prayer & Vision for UNITED
Small Group Leader Appreciation
On March 9 our meeting will begin once the evening service has concluded.
Pre-registration is important. It ensures that we are able to feed you, transport you, and provide enough leaders to keep you safe! Everything you need to know about how to register is to the right.
Parents/Students can start dropping off or sending Senior pictures to calvarystudents@ calvarygr.org in order to be included in the Calvary Life in the spring.Â Please provide your studentâ€™s name and the high school he/she is graduating from in the body of your email or on the back of your photo.
2013-2014 Release Form
A parent-signed release form is required for participating in events. It is available at calvarystudents.com or at U NITED. One form is effective all year (through October 2014).
Get connected to serving in the church, check out our HSM Serving Opportunities flyer to discover where you can get involved in serving on Sunday mornings and/or Wednesday nights. Pick one up online or at UNITED.
How to Register Option 1: Have your student sign up on the sign-up sheet passed around on Sundays in the weeks before an event. Option 2: Register online at mycalvarygr.org. If you have questions or problems with the site, email mycalvary@calvarygr. org. Option 3: Call our office at 9569377, ext. 5181. Option 4: Email calvarystudents@ calvarygr.org. Make sure your student has a parent-signed 2013-2014 yearlong medical release form on file (available at calvarystudents. com), turns in the required cost or deposit of an event, and completes any extra paperwork indicated.
High School Ministry Staff
Byron Dickey Pastor to Students
Aaron Bolduc High School Pastor
High School Facilitator
High School Resident
Stay Connected Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 956-9377, ext. 5181 Web: calvarystudents.com Facebook: UNITED (Calvary Church High School Ministry)Request an invite to our closed group. Natalie Uecker Admin. Assistant
Calvary Church High School Ministry PO Box 1600 | Grand Rapids MI | 49501 (616) 956-9377 | calvarygr.org