Keeping Open Doors at Calvary
New Building Use Policy brings more structure for ministry and fellowship to thrive
(Re)Ignite Your Passion
We believe that church is more than a building, it is a body—one that serves, laughs, learns, and loves together. Whether you’re new to Calvary or have gotten disconnected, now might be a great time to explore new study, service, and fellowship opportunities available. IGNITION is an hour-long course designed to overview what’s happening at Calvary, look at your individual gifts and skills, and help you find meaningful ways to connect into the life of the church. To RSVP, stop by the Connections Center on Sundays or visit
Sunday, July 27 10:45 am Room 111
With a newly expanded building and increased opportunities to grow, fellowship and play, Calvary’s Trustees Committee has updated the church’s Building Use Policy. Calvary’s Church Council recently approved the updated policy, effective June 1, which is designed to do several things:
Facilitate a more effective utilization of the building for Calvary ministries that are meeting the mission and vision of the church.
Establish an appropriate fee structure for non-ministry uses of the building by various community groups.
Clarify the process and expectations for church members wishing to use the church for personal purposes.
Priorities of Use
One of the first things this policy set out to do was to establish a hierarchy of priority for activities seeking use of the church facility. Following are the scheduling priorities for room usage, from highest to lowest: 1.
Calvary church events
organized to carry out the mission of the church. 2.
formally approved as a church-sponsored organization. 3.
Calvary member weddings
Calvary member special events
, such as family reunions, anniversaries, and birthdays. 5.
Non-church member weddings
Non-church related community service organizations
approved by a pastor or Calvary Committee or represented by a Calvary member. 7.
. The facilities of the church are not available for partisan purposes, for recruitment of members for clubs outside the church, for private enterprise, or for fundraising purposes for organizations outside the church.
Update from Dr. Elma Jocson in the Philippines
By Carroll Bross, Outreach Committee
Calvary recently received an update from our covenant missionary, Dr. Elma Jocson, telling of her current activities. She is at home in her native Philippines, on leave from her normal duties with the General Board of Global Missions, as she tends to her own medical needs and the needs of her aging mother. She appreciates the resources that are available in Manila as opposed to those available in the remote locations in which she’s served for a number of years. She stays actively involved in her local United Methodist church as well as conference participation. She fulﬁlls speaking engagements and leads a women’s Bible study. Her work in a training hospital as a consultant pediatric surgeon provides her with opportunities to perform complex surgeries on babies and small children. She continues to do God’s work, reardless of where she is.