Fellowship among the members at Calvary is an important part of our spiritual growth. Our interactions with each other provide each of us with a support system to encourage our faith walk and facilitate welcoming others into the church community. There are an almost limitless number of fellowship opportunities that originate at Calvary and our goal as the Fellowship Committee was to help support as many of them as possible.

Family Game Nights continued each quarter throughout 2010. The purpose of Game Night is to provide a family friendly atmosphere where families can enjoy playing their favorite games with each other or learning new games. My Thanks to Pastor Eric for giving “42 lessons” at the last outing! All ages are encouraged to attend and we usually have a theme like homemade ice cream(bring your favorite topping) or hot chocolate(bring your favorite cookie).

The Men’s Group continues to offer numerous opportunities for guys to come together, have fun and support other ministries throughout Calvary. The Saturday morning Bible Study is always well attended and there’s no shortage of God’s Word, good food and great camaraderie. The Chicken Ministry is thriving and once again this year included turkeys at Thanksgiving and hams at Christmas. The group also provided the meal at the Western worship and the carnival foods at this year’s Oktoberfest. The work that they do and the fun they have doing it is truly inspirational.

The Calvary Couples group completed its first full year in 2010. Couples come together once a week for study and discussion following the Calvary Café on Wednesday nights. It’s an opportunity to support each other and learn more about how we can make our marriages stronger through God’s Word. We have two mentor couples involved in the group that have helped us tremendously by sharing their experiences with us.

Oktoberfest(formerly the Fall Festival) transformed from a fund raising event to a social event this year. We had many fun activities for the children, an exciting vendor area, awesome carnival food and The Smoky Trailer Boys were a hit as always. I think all who attended had a great afternoon. We could not have pulled it off without all of the volunteer help so I would like to Thank all of you that helped.

There are many more fellowship opportunities at Calvary also. The Calvary Café continues to amaze us all with feeding the multitudes week after week and providing us the opportunity to come together for a meal and share each other’s company. Pastor Eric’s Senior Ministry is a wonderful example of bringing people together with common interests and facilitating group activities that are enjoyed by all. The Ladies’ Ministries provide great fellowship opportunities and the fruit of their labor touches lives in so many different ways. We are truly thankful for all of their efforts.

There are many people involved to make all these activities happen throughout the year and I’m thankful for all their help and support. If there is an event or activity that you would like to see us implement please let me know.

There are many ways that you can get involved at Calvary. My hope is that you will get “plugged in” to the activities that interest you and enjoy the fellowship at Calvary as much as I do. It has been my pleasure to serve God through this Committee this year and I look forward to 2011.

James Kramer
Fellowship Chair