Neighbor REACH is this Saturday, April 29!

neighbor reach

We are part of a group called REACH (Rutland Evangelical Assoc. of Churches). We participate in an annual day of service across Rutland county involving over 400 volunteers! Why? To bridge the gap between our churches and the community. We desire to affect change by making connections and serving the needs of those around us, and we can't wait to see what God's going to do this weekend!

Parents' Night Out... a.k.a. Kids' Night of Fun!

Parents' Night Out was Sunday, April 9 from 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm. We had a staff of qualified adult volunteers and teen helpers to care for children so that parents had 3 uninterrupted hours of time by themselves!!! A Date Night? Finish a project? All ages were welcome, and it was amazing to see what a success this was... both from the parents' AND kids' points of view! Check out some of the great pics...

And here's a wonderful email from one of the parents... we're so glad we were able to do this, and can't wait for the next time!

Dear Calvary Bible Church,

 Thank you for the gift of parents night out. It was a practical application of Biblical truth and ministry. It is hard for me to fully express how great a gift it was. To spend a few hours of uninterrupted time with my wife was a great joy and blessing. Sadly I cannot remember the last time I had so much fun with her as these times are few and far between. We found ourselves remembering who we are and what we mean to each other. These important details are easily lost in the business and chaos of day to day life. Please extend our heart felt thanks to all involved and let them know what a great impact it had on our relationship.

CBC is proud to be a drop-off center for Operation Christmas Child!

The world’s largest Christmas project of its kind, Operation Christmas Child, uses gift-filled shoeboxes to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way to children in need around the world. Since 1993, the Samaritan’s Purse project, Operation Christmas Child, has collected and delivered more than 135 million gift-filled shoeboxes to children in more than 150 countries and territories.

In 2016, Operation Christmas Child hopes to collect enough shoebox gifts to reach another 12 million children. More than 500,000 volunteers worldwide, with more than 150,000 of those in the United States, are involved in collecting, shipping, and distributing shoebox gifts.

Individuals, families, churches and groups fill empty shoeboxes with a “wow” item—like a doll or soccer ball—and other fun toys, school supplies, hygiene items, and notes of encouragement. During National Collection Week (Nov. 14 – 21) Samaritan’s Purse collects the gift-filled shoeboxes at more than 4,000 drop-off sites in all 50 states and Puerto Rico.

CBC is the Southern Vermont collection center for OCC, and we are looking forward to both our church packing party on Saturday, Nov. 12 at 1pm, as well as the week following, as we see shoeboxes packed with love arriving from all over southern Vermont!

Drop-Off Hours:

 

Mon Nov 14 2016: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Tue Nov 15 2016: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Wed Nov 16 2016: 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Thu Nov 17 2016: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Fri Nov 18 2016: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Sat Nov 19 2016: 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Sun Nov 20 2016: 11:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Mon Nov 21 2016: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.