Hello, church! 

 
What a whirlwind week we all have experienced. Much can change in a short time when there is a pandemic sweeping the world. As believers, it is a comfort to be reminded that God is near in the midst of confusion, loss, stress, and frustration. Jen and I are available to talk through any difficulties you may be experiencing right now, please reach out to us. 
 
As of yesterday, March 17, the Mayor of Flagstaff enforced an ordinance closing down all non-essential businesses in the city, as well as restricting group gatherings to 10 or fewer people. This ordinance is being enforced nationwide as we try to slow the spread of the Covid-19. In an effort to respect the authorities who have been placed over us, as well as to protect the vulnerable in our congregation, we will not be gathering as a group on Sundays for the foreseeable future. We did not come to this decision easily. We as a church have a chance to be a testament of the peace, kindness, patience, and love of Christ during this time. Responding to the world with anger, dismissal, or fear is damaging that testimony. We know that our hope and security does not come from this world, but from an eternal God who can use all things (ALL things) for His glory and our good. 
 
We will be live-streaming our service on Facebook, Sunday at 10:45 AM. Don’t have a Facebook account? No worries! You can watch the service from your computer by clicking this link:  https://www.facebook.com/calvarybiblechurchflagtaff
 
Another option we are providing is something called a “watch party.” We would like to keep the group gatherings to 10 or fewer people as much as possible. To attend a watch party, you may either grab another family or two and host on your own, or contact us here at this email and we will connect you with someone who would love to host you.
 
You will need to arrive at their home around 10:15/10:30 am this Sunday. You will watch the service together which will include a praise song, the sermon, and a closing song. We encourage you to take time to pray with each other before departing. You could also play a game or something to lift your spirits!
 
Fellowship with other believers is vital to our spiritual health. You are not a burden, and you are not forgotten. If you have an immediate need for food, supplies, books, movies, anything at all, we will do our best to meet that need for you through our church community. Email, calvarybiblechurchflagstaff@gmail.com.
 
You can give online: just click the GIVE link above, or you can send your check through the mail:

P.O. Box 2845 Flagstaff, AZ 86003

We are thankful for each of you and sad to be missing you during this time. We look forward to life returning to normal, but are hoping to find joy in the chaos as well. 

 
In Christ,
Aaron and Jen Hulbert
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

Growing in Grace

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

WORSHIP

Calvary Bible is a church where we love to worship.
Not just on Sundays, but every day of the week. Come worship the Lord with us! If you are interested in being a part of the worship team, please email Pastor Aaron at aaronhulbert@gmail.com.
 
  | SUN 10:45AM |   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

BIBLE STUDY

Calvary Bible is a church where we love to study
the Word of God. We believe that God’s will, plan and purpose are revealed in His Word.
 
| SUN 9:30 AM | SUN 10:45AM | SUN 6PM | WED 6PM |    
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

FELLOWSHIP

The Bible advises us to continue in fellowship with other believers. There is a reason for that! It edifies us, keeps us accountable, makes us more transparent and unplugs us from what can become secluded, self-centered lives. We learn to share, invite-in, commune and interact with other believers. 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

GENEROSITY

We are givers at heart and we model that in our lives. We do not feel our specific church is called to create a mega-church with lots of buildings and facilities. We believe in giving so that we are better able to give back. A healthy community is ripe to hear God’s Word. We invite our church body to give to any of our local missions or sponsored missionaries on a regular basis, as well as to the mission of this local church through supporting staff and building needs. You can access the Calvary giving page by clicking here.
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

GROWTH

If you attend Calvary Bible Church and there is no spiritual growth in your life, then we invite you to ask the question, “why?” We would love to walk with you as you seek that answer. It is so important to us that you take away real life application, not just spiritually, but for your family, finances and all areas of your life. God is our source of joy, and our deliverer.
 
 
 
 
 
CONNECT CARD
 
WHAT TO EXPECT
 
It can be intimidating to walk into a church for the first time. Whether you’ve attended church before, or this is all new for you, we are glad you’re here and hope you feel welcome!
A typical Sunday at Calvary looks like this:
 
 
 
9:30 AM Adult Sunday School takes place in the Fellowship Hall. Kids meet downstairs with an amazing Sunday School teacher. Coffee and tea are available in the kitchen. This time is used to dive deeper into the academic side of Scripture. The Bible is a historical book rich with details about events which took place thousands of years ago. All are welcome to attend Sunday School, the current study is about how to study your Bible.   
 
10:45 AM Worship Service begins in the sanctuary. As humans, there is an innate desire to worship deep within our souls. Whether we worship money, success, family, security, fame, respect, or any number of other idols, our hearts are designed to seek to worship. As believers, we are called to worship the one true God. Worship happens through song, prayer, giving, and interacting with God. This service is focused on revering God and responding to His goodness. The Bible is preached in a verse by verse format. Songs are sung that remind us who God is and who He has made us to be. An offering is received so the church can continue to operate with staff and building maintenance, as well as to support missionaries we care for around the world. 
 
CHILDREN are dismissed partway through the service (look for the GREEN slide on the front screen to indicate dismissal). Kids ages 3-11 meet an usher at the back of the sanctuary and are walked downstairs to the Children’s Church classroom. At this time, they learn a Bible story, answer questions about that story, and do a craft or coloring sheet associated with the story. Snacks are served and a game is played. When the weather is nice, kids are supervised outside on the play equipment after the lesson. Safety is a priority for Calvary kids. There is always an usher with eyes on the entry doors to the church building. 
Why dismiss kids from the service? 
We feel parents need time to nourish their spiritual growth without distraction. Dismissing kids gives parents the opportunity to focus in as well as allows kids to learn a spiritual lesson at their level of understanding. Parents are the spiritual leaders of their children, we hope you take time to ask your child what they learned during Children’s Church and how that applies to the way they live their lives. 
 
 
 
There is no such thing as a perfect church. We are all human. We are all completely dependent on a Savior, Jesus Christ. Churches are flawed and sometimes messy. No single church meets the needs and expectations of everyone who attends. However, there is an indescribable richness to coming together with fellow believers and choosing to look past differences in style or opinions and, instead, worship a good and holy God with unity and love for each other. We all need community. You are invited to join us here, in the Calvary Bible Church community of believers. Talk to someone at the service, or fill out a connection card to find out how to become more plugged in.