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Seventh & Eighth Ministry

Seventh & Eighth Ministry Contacts

Rodney Velting
Associate Minister & Director, Seventh & Eighth Ministry
rvelting@calvarygr.org

Darcy Walukonis
Ministry Assistant, Students and Young Adults
dwalukonis@calvarygr.org

Ministry Focus

The heart of everything we do in 78 is relationships. We are passionate about providing students opportunities to build community with each other, with safe, trusted adults, and with God. None of us were created to live life alone. Life is messy and challenging at times, and we are committed to being a place where students are seen, known, loved, and cared for – as they are – by us and most importantly, by God.

If along this journey there is a specific need our team can meet for you and your family, please don’t hesitate to call or email us anytime. Whether it’s a time of prayer, a run for food and supplies, or financial support, we would be delighted to serve you and your family. We’re in this together! Contact us calvarystudents@calvarygr.org.

 

Sunday Morning

Are you looking for a space to dig even deeper into how God might be calling you to apply the lessons taught in the Sunday Morning Sermons? 7&8 Ministry is offering just that space. Join us in Room 109, during the 10:45 service, for a chance to connect with your peers, dig deeper into what God said through each week’s sermon, ask tough questions about how it pertains to your life as a middle schooler, and understand better how God might be calling you to apply it to your life.

Events

Jul
09

7&8: Bike and Ice Cream | 1:30pm-3:30pm

Bring your bike and join us for a 7-mile bike ride from Comstock Park to Rockford! We will hop on the White Pine Trail at Wendy’s and head north toward downtown Rockford. Once we arrive in Rockford we will grab ice cream at Rocky’s and walk around downtown Rockford. If you like riding bikes and eating ice cream, this event is for you!!

Jul
10

7&8: Breakfast and Bible Study | 10:00am-12:00pm

Join us for Breakfast and Bible Study this summer where we’ll dive into Parables, discuss what Jesus wants us to know about who He is and who we are in Him, and enjoy delicious morning treats! Get ready for engaging conversations, tasty food, and making unforgettable memories with friends as we explore the wisdom of the Bible together!

Jul
17

7&8: Breakfast and Bible Study | 10:00am-12:00pm

Join us for Breakfast and Bible Study this summer where we’ll dive into Parables, discuss what Jesus wants us to know about who He is and who we are in Him, and enjoy delicious morning treats! Get ready for engaging conversations, tasty food, and making unforgettable memories with friends as we explore the wisdom of the Bible together!

Jul
23

7&8: Ark Encounter | 10:00am-5:00pm

Get ready for an adventure like no other as 7&8 make the trip to the Ark Encounter in Kentucky! Step back in time to experience the biblical story of Noah’s Ark firsthand, with life-sized exhibits and interactive displays. Imagine sharing stories with friends around a bonfire and cozying up in tents under the stars – it’s going to be an unforgettable journey!

Jul
31

7&8: Breakfast and Bible Study | 10:00am-12:00pm

Join us for Breakfast and Bible Study this summer where we’ll dive into Parables, discuss what Jesus wants us to know about who He is and who we are in Him, and enjoy delicious morning treats! Get ready for engaging conversations, tasty food, and making unforgettable memories with friends as we explore the wisdom of the Bible together!

Aug
14

7&8: Breakfast and Bible Study | 10:00am-12:00pm

Join us for Breakfast and Bible Study this summer where we’ll dive into Parables, discuss what Jesus wants us to know about who He is and who we are in Him, and enjoy delicious morning treats! Get ready for engaging conversations, tasty food, and making unforgettable memories with friends as we explore the wisdom of the Bible together!

Aug
15

7&8: Beach Day @ Tunnel Park | 4:00pm-10:00pm

Hey 7th and 8th graders! Let’s end the Summer the right way by heading to Tunnel Park in Holland. We will enjoy beach games, swimming, dinner and worship! We want this event to be special for our outgoing 8th graders, so we will take some time to thank God for all He has done over the last two years and for all he will do in the future. All 7th and 8th graders welcome!!

Aug
22

Welcome 7th Graders (for incoming 7th Grade Students ONLY) | 7:00pm-8:00pm

Hey incoming 7th Graders! We are super excited to have you moving up into Calvary’s 7&8 Ministry and would love to meet you and your family! Join us for an opportunity to check out the new space you will be moving into, enjoy some fun yard games on the Student Patio and a delicious treat! We look forward to having an amazing two years with you and it starts here!!