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Hurricane Harvey - Jon and Kris Shepherd are safe

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Posted by Celeste McDonough on

We have been in communication with Jon and Kris Shepherd, Jake, Isaiah, and Zach, who work with immigrants and refugees in the Greater Houston area. They are praising God that the retention basin for their apartment building has functioned well and their home in Sugarland, TX, is dry. They...

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Praying for the Muslim World

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Posted by Celeste McDonough on

The Muslim month of fasting, Ramadan, this year goes from May 27-June 25. When I think about Muslims all over the world working so hard to draw close to God and earn his favor, my heart is filled with gratitude for Christ’s finished work: "No one will be declared righteous in God’s...

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Tags: muslims, prayer, ramadan

Volunteers Needed - Artists Creating Together Festival Day

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Posted by Celeste McDonough on

King’s Table Ministries (KTM) - a partner of Calvary Church - works with special needs students at Lincoln School, 862 Crahen Av NE, Grand Rapids. One way KTM serves is by helping with Festival Day, a special program of Artists Creating Together. Taking place on a Friday each May, Festival...

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Tags: special needs, volunteer, king's table ministries, lincoln school

May 1: Join Bangla Ministries Worldwide

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Posted by Celeste McDonough on

Calvary Church has a long, deep partnership with Bangla Ministries Worldwide (BMW), a group of people, Bengali and American alike, who feel that they’ve been given a mission within the Great Commission. Their mission: to make disciples of Jesus Christ in the world’s largest unreached...

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Tags: bangladesh, golf, partnership, run, unreached peoples, walk

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...

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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...

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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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