Fellowship as an opportunity to meet socially to enjoy God’s creation of each other. Calvary’s Fellowship Team meets regularly to plan events and activities which serve to strengthen our bonds to Calvary and to each other. Fellowship activities are one of the ways that we welcome newcomers and integrate them into the body of Calvary.
In a typical year our fellowship activities include events as diverse as the Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper and a visit to a Trenton Thunder baseball game followed by a barbecue. An annual parish picnic is held in June as well as a variety of “covered dish” suppers and breakfasts held during the year, often to commemorate special days in the Church Calendar. The fellowship team also takes responsibility for organizing the coffee hour after each of the Sunday services. Coffee hour provides an excellent opportunity for chatting with friends and meeting people.
Events planned for 2004 include a progressive dinner, miniature golf, square dancing and a road rally as well as the more typical activities. We are also planning an open fellowship meeting to be held in the Parish Hall in March at which we will be looking for new members for the Team, and for new ideas to make fellowship at Calvary fun and rewarding for everyone.
We are a welcoming community of faith and invite you to worship with us during our regularly scheduled services. All baptized Christians are welcome to participate in the Eucharist or request a blessing.
2017 Stewardship Estimate of Giving
Please fill out the form below to make, or change your stewardship estimate of giving for 2017. The information you provide here will be handled discreetly and confidentially only by the appropriate Church staff. If you need to make a change in your giving level at any time or for any reason simply re-submit this form or contact Calvary’s administrator, and your information will be updated.
Print the PDF of this form and mail it to Calvary Church 44 Broad Street, Flemington NJ 08822 – 2017 Stewardship Estimate Form
Take one step up . . . For Christ and His Church
Calvary Church’s music program is an integral part of the worship experience. The hymns, songs, anthems, and instrumental music in Calvary worship services are intended to support the lessons being taught during the service and underline the message, so people leave the service with a fuller understanding of God’s message to us. Music provides another channel for the message, one that for many people bypasses the brain and goes directly to the heart.
Music also serves to engage people in the worship service, so it is important that people can enjoy, recognize and participate in the musical portions of the service. Hymns and anthems are chosen to be appropriate to the season as well as the Scripture lessons, and to provide a balance of old and new, familiar and not-yet-familiar.
The Choir is composed of adults and high school youth who love to sing, with varying levels of musical background. In addition to leading hymns and service music, the Choir sings anthems that are appropriate for the season and the lessons for the day, both traditional and contemporary pieces that are true to the Anglican heritage. The Choir rehearses weekly on Sunday mornings at 9:00AM, with additional rehearsals for special services. No audition or prior choral experience is required, only a love of music and a commitment to spreading God’s word through music.
Calvary has an active Welcome team whose primary responsibility is to welcome newcomers and visitors and make them feel comfortable during their initial visit to Calvary. Welcomers, also known as greeters, are the “front line troops”, welcoming God’s guests, and delivering the message that Calvary’s “Red Doors” are where all can enter into a vibrant relationship with God.
In the Episcopal Church, the Altar Guild is a group of men and women who are called to serve God by preparing and tending the places where we worship. The work of the Altar Guild usually proceeds quietly behind the scenes. The Altar Guilds’ primary purpose is to care for service equipment and prepare the church for worship services.
Before each worship service, the Altar Guild member “on duty” sets up the Eucharistic vessels and linens on the altar and prepares the bread and wine to be used in the Eucharist. He or she also makes sure the appropriate altar and pulpit hangings for the season are in place and marks the Scripture readings for the day.
After the service, everything is carefully cleaned and put away to be ready for the next service. Members take turns to launder and iron the linens. In addition, Altar Guild members assist in some services such as the stripping of the altar on Maundy Thursday, and help decorate the church for special holy days like Christmas and Easter.
Members of the Altar Guild share a number of other responsibilities, such as purchasing vestments and linens and replenishing the supply of bread, wine and candles. The Altar Guild meets once a month to clean and polish the silver and brass and check supplies.
All parishioners, men and women, young and old, are welcome to become members of the Altar Guild.