We worship the Lord every Sunday at 10:30 am

Our worship service includes singing, praying, preaching, and occasionally participating in the Lord’s Supper and baptism. We enjoy hanging out after the service is over.  Free nursery and children's worship is provided during the service.  Come and join us!

Calvary Calendar

Sunday Volunteer Schedule

March 2019




VBS 2019

June 10-14. 9:15 am-12:00 pm. Age 3-6th grade.

Grab your camera - wild encounters are coming! Throw on your camera strap and buckle your seatbelt. VBS 2019 takes you on a wild adventure—with elephants and egrets, polar bears and penguins, cockatoos and crocodiles. As you seek out exotic animals, you’ll also find snapshots of real-life encounters with Jesus in Scripture. Kids go from bewildered to believing as they get “In the Wild” at this summer’s Vacation Bible School.

Volunteer sign ups are in the foyer at church

Sign kids up through this link:


Calvary Small Groups


Coffee Break

Bible Study for women

Women gather for friends and God's Word. Friends and neighbors are welcome to join. Childcare with Bible stories and crafts is provided.

Sunday Group: Meets 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month after morning worship. Contact Vonnie at lavonnav@msn.com if interested.

Tuesday at Calvary: Meets weekly at Calvary at 9:30 and 11 am. Contact Eileen at erosenwel@hotmail.com if interested.

Tuesday at Woodale: Meets weekly at Wooddale Church in St. Louis Park. Contact Carol at fountainpenink@hotmail.com

Tuesday at Vonnie's: Meets 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month. Contact Vonnie at lavonnav@msn.com if interested.

Men's Running Group

Men gather for a Friday morning run around Lake Harriet.  They are joined by non-runners at 6:10 am for a short discussion on a topic selected by the group.  Contact Matt at mldekam@hotmail.com if interested.

Women's Running Group

Women gather once a month on Saturday for a run/walk around Lake Harriet with coffee after at a local coffee shop.  Contact Angela at angelablankespoor@hotmail.com if interested.

Young Families Social

Families with young children meet monthly for a dinner after Sunday morning worship.  Contact Kristin at mkkoelewyn@gmail.com if interested. 

The Shared Table

Join church members for meals in their homes.  Groups of 7 or 8 will be assembled.  Contact Jon at jhcvanhulzen@hotmail.com if interested.

Women's Social Group

This group explores places in metro and beyond.  Sign ups occur before each event.  Contact Pat at pat.a.douma@gmail.com if interested.

Senior Adventures

Folks gather in Calvary's library the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. for fellowship, learning, and discussion on sermons and faith topics.  Contact Vonnie at lavonnav@msn.com if interested.


Life Group

This is the schedule for the winter of 2019. Contact me, Eli, if you want to check it out. pastor.eli.calvary@gmail.com

Wednesday Night Women’s Video Bible Study

Women gather the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month from 6:30 pm to 8 pm to discuss “The Storm Inside” by Sheila Walsch. The study encourages you to trust God even through the trials of life.  Contact Brenda at bjliddle@usfamily.net if interested.

Hymn Sing

Come sing with us from 12-2 pm on the 1st Sunday of the month.  Light lunch is served followed by singing hymns and gospel songs.  Contact Marcia at jmpulscher@usfamily.net if interested.

Movie Group

Come watch movies and discuss them with us on the 1st weekend of the month.  Contact Rosanne VanMarion if interested.

Book Club

Come read and discuss books with us.  We meet once a month in the church building or in our homes.  Contact Linda at marcus4@usfamily.net if interested.

Quilting Group

Come design and create quilts with us at Grace's house.  Contact Grace at gattema@aol.com if interested.

Friday Night Volleyball

Come play volleyball with us.  Contact Jeff at jeff.r.harkema@honeywell.com if interested.


Calvary Choir

We rehearse on Wednesday nights and we sing during the worship services on Sunday. If you are interested in joining our choir, please contact Cheryl at secretary@calvarycrc.net.



“Foreigners must be treated as your native-born. Love them as yourself, for you were foreigners in Egypt. I am the Lord your God.” We believe that command applies to the church. Some members of our church meet with Somali, Vietnamese, and Latino individuals who are 1st and 2nd generation immigrants or refugees to provide life coaching, tutoring, and friendship.

Calvary Church is forming a relationship with the Somali families living in Oxford Village in Hopkins, MN, which is 4 miles away from our building. We have multiple tutors who visit with kids and their families every week. Contact Pastor Eli if you’d like to become a tutor.



Bethany Christian Services is the nation’s largest adoption agency. Money given to the agency helps care for and support women, children, and families around the world.


MN Adult and Teen Challenge serves those struggling with alcohol and drug addiction. Through effective and affordable short-term and long-term programs as well as transitional and prevention programs, MN Adult and Teen Challenge helps restore hope to those recovering from addiction. Gifts and donations to MN Adult and Teen Challenge help the organization effectively run these programs to impact the lives of those in recovery.


Pease Growing Project grows crops and raises money for the Food Resource Bank, which supports communities overseas working to end hunger. Offerings given to Pease Growing Project assist in these initiatives.

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Trinity Hill Church seeks to bring the good news of Jesus Christ to those who don’t know him. Gifts to Trinity Hill help the church reach the community in Chanhassen, Minnesota.


Urban Homeworks is an organization that works to develop strong communities through housing and neighborhood networks. Money given to Urban Homeworks helps give families financial support and a place to call home.

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VEAP (Volunteers Enlisted to Assist People) is a basic needs organization that serves our low-income neighbors in Bloomington, Edina, Richfield, and South Minneapolis. VEAP’s programs help give access to healthy foods, social services, transportation, and resources for children and youth. Money given to VEAP helps the organization achieve these initiatives.



Calvary Church and El Guanacaste

Calvary is in the process of partnering with El Guanacaste, Honduras, through World Renew and Diaconia National, which has been working in the country since 1974. This relationship is intended to be mutually beneficial, as we learn from each other about hospitality, community, and faith.  Our priorities are strengthening friendships, encouraging each other, growing together in the Christian faith, and working together to help the community and its families develop and thrive in sustainable ways.  Our plans are to visit the community annually to build our relationships with the people and church, and work as partners alongside each other.  

The community of El Guanacaste (named after the tree by that name) is a small group of homes and 170 people scattered throughout hills and valleys. People in the community have small plots of maize, beans, coffee, cassava, and banana plants. About 60% of the people rent land. Many men work as laborers for land owners. According to Diaconia Nacional, 95% of the population lives in poverty. There are usually food shortages in June, July, and August. They have built a system to pipe water from the mountain that is drinkable for the residents, but in the summer seasons water is also scarce. Calvary has been working with and supporting Iglesia Christiana Reformada, which is the Christian Reformed Church in the village. The community also has a single classroom where children receive instruction from a committed teacher who travels each day from Manqulile on a pony. Below is a short video showing Calvary’s visit in March 2019.

If you have any questions, please contact Linda Marcus at marcus4@usfamily.net


Children of the Promise

Children of the Promise works in Haiti to provide physical, emotional, educational, and economic care for at-risk children and families. Child sponsorship and donations help Children of the Promise work toward their vision of a healthy Christian home and family for every Haitian child.

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Troy and Faith Bierma work in Bangladesh and Nepal. They partner with Resonate Global Mission and other agencies, missions, churches, and schools to provide quality theological instruction and to connect needs with resources.


World Renew works with communities around the world to renew hope, reconcile lives, and restore creation. Money given to World Renew supports the ministry as they respond to the needs of those suffering from hunger, poverty, disaster, and injustice. Our church supports Matt and Katie De Kam who live and work in Honduras. Matt is a Program Consultant who helps Hondurans achieve their spiritual and economic goals.