Children’s Ministry
(3 yrs-3rd grade)
Club 456
(4th-6th grade)
(7th-8th grade)
High School Youth
(9th-12th grade)
Family &
Milestone Ministry
  • December 1-2 all day

    Join friends from around the synod for service projects, worship, games, food and fun! Registration forms are across the hall from Janelle’s office!

  • Wednesday, December 12 7:00pm

  • December 15 all day

    Join us in hosting Breakfast with Santa for Upbring foster families! The afternoon and evening will be full of surprises for our high school group and will end with Christ-mas movies and a lock in!

  • Sunday, December 23 & 30

    Have a Merry Christmas!

  • January 4-6 all day

    A retreat centered around finances for our young people!

Thank you for your support for our 2018 Mission Trip

Your gifts made it possible for us to do Hurricane Rebuilding in Refugio, Texas.
Our young people were busy working on 6 homes and classrooms:

  • Installed siding on a two-story house
  • Replaced sheet rock in four homes
  • Ripped out damaged flooring
  • Installed new floors
  • Worked with children at summer school
  • Purchased new supplies for classrooms
  • Painted a classroom

2018 ELCA Youth Gathering

THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING…. this was the theme of the 2018 ELCA Youth Gathering that 33 of Calvary’s young people attended this past month. In our preparations for our summer trip, one of the kids asked what “this” was. The Gathering defined “this” each day:

  • CALL Changes Everything
  • LOVE Changes Everything
  • GRACE Changes Everything
  • HOPE Changes Everything
  • JESUS Changes Everything

Calvary’s teenagers experienced these thing, and can add a couple of thoughts to what “this” is.

First, they can add that:

  • SERVING Changes Everything. This is something that they don’t just say, but something they live out. They chose to leave early for the Youth Gathering and do Hurricane Rebuilding on the way.
  • Calvary’s youth could also add that RELATIONSHIPS Change Everything as they experienced new friendships and strengthened existing friendships.

Here is where some of our young people saw Jesus on the Mission Trip and Youth Gathering:

  • The Youth Gathering is an experience I will never forget.
  • I saw God in too many places to count.
  • I saw God in the lights that blinded me in the arena and in the sounds of clapping and laughter as we all let go and danced.
  • I saw God in the eyes filled with tears and mouths in upturned smiles.
  • I saw God in new friendships and in soft voices that help my hand when everything was a bit too much. In all honesty, I truly saw God everywhere.
  • On this mission trip I saw God in smiles. Oh so many smiles!
  • I saw God in the stadium worship. There were so many people there singing and clapping it made the stadium shake and vibrate.
  • I saw Jesus through Sammy and our group singing “This changes everything”
  • I saw God on Synod Day (at the Gathering). I was one of the people giving out blessings and it was beautiful to see so many people from our area who believe the same thing I do.
  • I saw God every night in Mission Trip worship at the school cafeteria with 80 beds in the same room
  • I saw God each night at NRG Stadium, especially when we sang Amazing Grace with our arms wrapped around each other and swaying. It was cool to look around and see others doing the same.
  • I saw Jesus in our group, who was one of the loudest and proudest in the stadium!
  • I saw Jesus in the graciousness of the people of Refugio who thanked us so much for being there to help them.
  • I saw God in the stories the people of Refugio told.

Daily journal entries and photos are on the Calvary Lutheran Youth (Fort Worth, TX)