radKIDS® Personal Empowerment Safety Education - June 18-22
Calvary is teaming up with the Richland Hills Police Department to host radKIDS® Personal Empowerment Safety Education program. This program is designed to empower kids to not be victims of crime. Topics include safety at home, safety out-&-about, conflict resolution, bullying, and much more. The difference between this training and traditional training is it teaches kids realistic physical defense strategies to use in the event an abductor tries to kidnap them.
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Bingo Night for Adults - June 23 - 6:00 pm
Bring your adult beverage of choice (we will have limited mixers as well as tea and coffee) as well as an appetizer or dessert and see if you can yell "BINGO" first!
No childcare provided, so find a babysitter if needed, and have a fun night out!
RSVP to Kendra Godfrey at (817)897-0886 or kendragodfrey@yahoo.com.
But, if you forget to RSVP... please come anyway!

High School Envelope Fundraiser
This summer Calvary Youth are joining Messiah Lutheran Youth (Fairview, OH) to help with Hurricane Rebuilding in the small Texas town of Refugio. Refugio is about 35 miles away from Port Aransas, where Category 4 Hurricane Harvey, with its 130-mph winds, rumbled ashore on August 25, 2017. Eight months later families are still rebuilding their little community. Neighbors helping neighbors and strangers lending a hand. Calvary and Messiah will come in as strangers to the people of Refugio, but leave as long distance neighbors. We will be doing an ENVELOPE FUNDRAISER in May to raise money to purchase building materials. At that time, you may select an envelope from the narthex and donate the amount listed on the envelope.
2018 ELCA Youth Gathering - June 27 - July 1
We celebrate the value of community that we work to build at Calvary Lutheran Church. Every three years, high school-aged ELCA Lutherans from across the country form a large community as they turn a stadium into a worship space. They worship, sing, and praise God with over 30,000 other people.
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ELCA Youth Gathering Closing Worship Sunday, July 1 - 9:30-11:30am
We will be live streaming the closing worship service of the Youth Gathering where 33 of Calvary’s young people will be joined by 30,000 new friends. Some of the highlights of worship will be: the sermon by Bishop Elizabeth Eaton, the music, the energy, seeing 30,000 partake in communion and our own Sammy Garcia performing his song THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING on the main stage!!! (Sam Noble is his performance name)
And join us at Calvary on Sunday, July 8 for worship (8:00, 9:30 & 11:00) led by our youth!
Intern Molly Eversoll’s Farewell Celebration - Sunday, July 29
Intern Molly Eversoll’s Farewell Celebration will be Sunday, July 29th following the 11am service in the Family Life Center. Details to follow in the July Caller Newsletter
Back to School Bash for Foster Children - Sunday, August 5 - Noon
We will be hosting a back to school event for the Ft. Worth area foster families. We will be passing out school supplies, serving hot dogs & hamburgers, offering back to school hair cuts, and doing crafts with the kids
We will be collecting school supplies for the kids, so keep your eyes out for school supplies sales and stock up for this event and the LWR School Kits we do!
Columbarium Update
We are making plans to construct a columbarium in the southeast corner of the sanctuary. If you were unable to attend our town hall meetings and would like to complete an interest survey we now have that survey online.
Please click here to complete COLUMBARIUM SURVEY
Did you know Calvary has a SOFTBALL TEAM?
If you'd like to play, please sign up at the Calvary Lutheran Softball Team sheet under Fellowship on the bulletin board outside the Fellowship Hall. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Kyle May (817.819.3455) or Jake Chambers (817.705.2449).
Calvary's Youth Busy Summer 2018 Plans
This is a year that the ELCA Youth from across the country gather to worship and serve together at the ELCA Youth Gathering. We will be there with 33 teenagers! Our kids know that there is still much rebuilding to be done after the hurricanes last summer and are also doing a mission trip this summer. This is in addition to what they are doing in the community and here at Calvary:
June 10‐14: Calvary's Day Camp Leaders
June 23‐26: Mission Trip
June 27‐July2: ELCA Youth Gathering
July 8: Lead Calvary worship
August: Host Ft Worth Foster Family's Back to School Bash.
Workshop for Church Musicians - July 19-20

Practical workshops for all connected with church music or considering working in church music. New settings of compline and vespers introduced by composer Thomas Pavlechko. New handbell and choral music reading sessions. Hymn festival on new Opus 100 Redman 60 rank tracker organ. Using instruments in worship. Introducing and incorporating diverse musical styles in worship. Click here to register ...

Noisy Offering
Calvary’s Social Ministries Committee has determined that for the year 2018, we can do the best in our world by giving our Noisy Offering collections to the ELCA Good Gifts Program. By supporting the program, we put our money towards Disaster Response, World Hunger, and the ELCA Fund for Leaders, to name a few. We’ll highlight a specific way this program works each month.
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Growing in Motherhood Family Pool Party
Saturday, June 9th 5:00-7:00pm at Matt & Sidney Kammerdiener’s
Bring a dish to share and life jacket/water wings, etc for kids (pool does not have a shallow end).
Stephen Ministries
Calvary Lutheran Church trained their first Stephen Ministers in 1992 and Stephen Ministers have been serving our congregation and community for 25 years.This is a vital and thriving ministry at Calvary and we are here to help you or someone you may know walk through a difficult time, circumstance or situation. Confidentiality is one of the foundations of this ministry.
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Fair Trade Store
Because of the craziness of construction, and slow summer months, I'm going to put a pause on Calvary's Fair Trade. We've been promised a permanent display "store" with the renovation, so we will re-open with Grandeur in the fall! I can't wait!
Kairos Prison Ministry
The Spring Kairos Prison Ministry team is gearing up for Weekend #43 at the Coffield Men's Prison Unit near Palestine, Texas. Weekend #43 will be held April 27 through April 30. In preparation, we will have team training meetings on March 18 and 25, April 8, 22 and 26. We are in search of new team members. We need men for the inside ministry and women for the outside support ministry. We would love to have more Calvary team members.
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We are still collecting money for our military troops overseas. The big glass jar is sitting on the ledge near the Family Life Center entrance. All money collected goes to the American Bible Society. Thank you for your participation, Rosie Blackwell
Sandwich Making Anyone?
Come help make sandwiches!
Have fun and fellowship serving the needy. Join the crew in Calvary’s kitchen on the 21st of each month to help make sandwiches for the homeless at the Presbyterian Night Shelter. The assembly line begins at 12:00p.m.

Calvary Yoga
Yogo is cancelled for the month of June due to conflicts with youth summer program schedules. We’ll see you again on July 10th!
Anna Trimm leads an all ages / all abilities yoga class each Tuesday from 10-11am in the Family Life Center (gym). Anna has a 20 year career as a movement therapist and focuses these classes on breathing and general flexibility. You can contact her to sign up at atrimm.rmt@gmail.com.

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Click on the links below to see hundreds of photos from Calvary's 2nd Annual Fun Run, benefiting Lutheran Social Service Foster Care in Texas and Animal Services of Richland Hills. The run was held November 8, 2014.
- Rusty's Photos
- Rosemary's Photos

We have been serving dinner at PNS twice per month for almost 5 years and praise God for all the volunteers who have served. PNS is at capacity each night and we are serving 600 homeless, many of whom are our friends from RITI. Subsequently, we need 5 volunteers each time to meet the demand at PNS.
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Come get each Friday started right with good coffee, breakfast and conversations. Joe’s Coffeehouse is located about 1.5 miles north of IH-820 on Denton Hwy (Hwy 377). The address is 5912 Denton Hwy, Watauga, Texas 76148. We begin at 8:00 am and usually wind up by 9:15 am. For more information, contact Davis or Janis Tubre 972.827.7140 or tubre@outlook.com.
Come join us!