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Join Calvary at United Against Abuse 2017

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Posted by Celeste McDonough on

As part of our Grace Beyond Journey, God has been teaching our church about his heart of mercy for the vulnerable in our community: the foreigner, the widow, and the orphan. In today’s world, there are many other people who need our help and our voices, including those with special needs and ...

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Trusting God

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Posted by Celeste McDonough on

Each year, we at Calvary Church have the opportunity to give to our Open Door Project, a mission-focused offering developed with prayer and careful consideration. The various aspects of the project and the ministry partners who will receive gifts through this generosity are planned six months to a ...

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Tags: muslims, open door project, refugees, legacy conference, friendship center

A Reason to Celebrate, a Call to Pray!

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Posted by Celeste McDonough on

Many of you are familiar with the Jesus Film. This project has taken a true-to-Scripture portrayal of the life of Christ and translated it into 1463 languages. In the past three decades, it has been instrumental in reaching untold millions with the truth and hope of the Gospel. I’m ...

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Tags: afghanistan, jesus film, muslims, unreached

No God But One - a new book by Nabeel Qureshi

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Posted by Celeste McDonough on

Many of us enjoyed hearing Nabeel Qureshi speak at the Legacy 2016 conference in June. I've had the privilege of reading an advance copy of Nabeel's new book, No God But One: Allah or Jesus, set to be released August 30. I highly recommend this book for those who want to grow both in their ...

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Volunteer opportunity

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Posted by Celeste McDonough on

This invitation came from a ministry partner in the Grand Rapids area today: WORLD MISSION INVITATION: Ever wonder if volunteering in our Kentwood Thrift Store is for you? What would you do? What does the money raised go to? Is it fun? Is it rewarding? Do they have great deals? How long would I ...

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Tags: volunteer, world mission

The Multiple Benefits of Supporting God's Servants

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Posted by Celeste McDonough on

The book of Philippians is essentially a thank you note from a missionary, the Apostle Paul, to his supporters in the Philippian church. They had sent him a monetary gift as well as the encouragement of a visit from one of their own members, Epaphroditus. No wonder it’s a book full of ...

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Refugee Relief

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Posted by Celeste McDonough on

The Bible is replete with instructions on how we are to treat the weak, the oppressed, the stranger (refugee) in the land. Psalm 9:9 states that “the Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.” As millions of displaced people are risking their lives to leave ...

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Tags: greece, refugee

How can Jesus love me, when Christians hate me?

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Posted by Celeste McDonough on

As Americans, the whole world is watching us. Sometimes our nation’s political climate makes a bigger impact on the work of missions around the world than we can ever imagine. Just last week, I received a letter with the following comments from a friend serving in the Muslim ...

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Tags: christmas, love of jesus, muslim, prayer

The King's Table Ministries - Christmas Fundraiser

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Posted by Celeste McDonough on

King’s Table Ministries, a Calvary supported organization, is a catalyst that connects the church with special needs families. This Christmas season, Lenderink Tree Farm in Belmont is supporting King’s Table Ministries to help make the season brighter. For each tree, wreath, and tree ...

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Tags: christmas, special needs, kings table

But what can I do to stop human trafficking?

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Posted by Celeste McDonough on

Human Trafficking - it's a huge problem on a global scale. Sometimes it's easy to wonder what one person can do. But, during ArtPrize 2015 here in Grand Rapids, you can take a stand on behalf of those trafficked. Calvary is partnering with Wedgwood Christian Services' Manasseh Project to host the ...

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Tags: community, manasseh, prayer, trafficking, wedgwood, artprize, blue candle

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