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We would like to introduce you to some of the unique challenges and opportunities our global partners are facing with the global pandemic.


Our first instinct is to be concerned, maybe even angry about its effects. But let’s explore how it is affecting people who are living in pre-existing poverty around the world. In poor and war-torn countries already on the edge, this pandemic is "the straw that broke the camel's back." It is estimated that in the next 3 months, some 300,000 people per day could starve to death. (World Food Programme figures 4-22-20). This reality greatly impacts our global partners, already working in physical isolation, trying to meet some of the basic needs of the most vulnerable.


On the other hand, there is evidence that people are turning to the Gospel as they recognize that man is not in control of this world. Some are seeing our global partners reaching out to unbelievers with food and other basic necessities, and they are asking, "Why?" – this is a perfect opportunity for believers to share their faith in Christ, the Giver of all good gifts. Peter said to Jesus, "Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life." (John 6:68)


Please remember to pray for our global partners, for their protection, and for further opportunities to share the Gospel. And let us pray that many who are in need will turn to the Lord - the Giver of eternal life.

Monday night fellowship Bible study prayer

Oasis Women Monday Night Fellowship & Study

From 7:00-8:00 PM on the first Monday night of each month (or second, if the first Monday is a holiday), the young adult women gather at Lois Feltham's house for a time of fellowship, Bible study, and prayer. 


Contact Lois or the church office to learn more.

Let's start the Awana year with a SPLASH

Awana Kick-off

Sunday, August 29

2:00-4:30 PM

We’re starting the Awana year with a SPLASH!


At the kick-off, parents can learn more about Awana, register their children, and pick up handbooks and uniforms.

 

This year’s Awana Kick-Off is going to be full of lots of wet fun!! You’ll be able to enjoy a huge inflatable water slide, slip & slide, sprinkler, and more water fun! We’ll also have some cold treats for you to enjoy.

 

Note: While the event officially ends at 4:30 PM, the inflatable water slide will be available for families to use until 6:00 PM! If there is bad weather, the rain date for the event is Sunday, Aug. 29 from 2:00-4:30 PM.

 

Click here to RSVP to this event!


Questions? Contact Michael & Heather Ensslen (awana@calvarymonument.org).

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WEEKLY MEETINGS

Wednesday nights, 6:40-8:15 PM: Students in grades 7-12 meet in the youth building (small white building on church property) for games, snacks, teaching, and small group discussions.

Sunday mornings, 10:30-11:30 AM: Students in grades 7-12 meet in the youth building for YBF (Youth Bible Fellowship), a fellowship and teaching time.


MEETING TIMES

Students in 7-12 grade are invited to join us each Wednesday night at our CMBC Campus from 6:40-8:30 PM. 

Be sure to fill out a Medical Info & Permission Form for the 2020-2021 year as well as the Policy and Guidelines Form below.

About Us

Service Times

We have two Sunday morning services: one at 8:15 and one at 11:00.

At 9:45, we offer Sunday School classes for kids and Adult Bible Fellowships (ABFs) for adults.

 

Location

1660 Mine Road

Paradise, PA 17562

CMBC is located at the corner of Mine and Kinzer Roads, four miles west of the Village of Gap and two miles south of Route 30 (Lincoln Highway East).  Click here for directions.

 

Where do I go?

Visiting a new church can be intimidating, so we have strategically placed greeters whose sole purpose is to make you comfortable and assist you in any way possible. We suggest you take a moment and visit our Info Center. Not only will you find out all about CMBC, but you will also receive a gift as a token of our appreciation for your visit. You may also want to sip a cup of coffee and enjoy a donut at our coffee bar while you meet some pretty wonderful people who are glad to see you. Our goal is simple: we want you to feel welcomed, comfortable, and informed as our guest.

 

What about the kids?

We have trained adults who consider it a great privilege to teach and minister to your children. Our goal is to teach children that God has a plan for their life and there is no need that He cannot meet.

During the Worship Service: Children through age 5 will be cared for in our nursery and preschool rooms. On most Sundays, children in grades K-3 are dismissed during the service to participate in our junior church ministry. Older children are welcome to attend the service with their parents.

During Sunday School: Children through 23 months will be cared for in our nurseries. We have age-appropriate classes for children age 2 through 12th grade.


Gathering Guidelines

Our worship service begins at 9:00 and is followed by ABFs at 10:30.

If you or a family member are sick or are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, shortness of breath, cough, or difficulty breathing), please worship from home. Additionally, if your child's school or your workplace has been temporarily shut down due to an outbreak, please worship from home for 14 days after being in that building.


Entering the building: Ushers will open doors for you. We ask that you move quickly through the lobby to the auditorium without lingering in the lobby. Please practice social distancing.


Hand sanitizer is available at various places in the lobby.


Masks: We encourage you to wear masks as you move in, through, and around the building. 


Café: The cafe is currently not available.


Children & Youth Ministries: Please see the Youth and Children's Ministry pages for the most current information.


Auditorium:

  • Ushers will seat people in alternating pews, and we ask that you leave 6 feet of space in your pew between your family and those not in your household.
  • Offering boxes are provided at each auditorium door.
  • After leaving the auditorium, please move swiftly to your ABF or outside. Please do not linger or congregate in the lobby.


Adult Bible Fellowships (ABFs): Most ABFs are meeting in the building with social distancing encouraged. Ask an usher for locations. 

Choose Your Own Adventure details

For more than 60 years, Awana has been a leader in children's ministry, helping churches and parents worldwide raise children and youth to know, love and serve Christ. Awana is an acronym for Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed (2 Timothy 2:15).


We have clubs for children age 2 through grade 6. 


Click to register!


Click here for a flyer with all the details about the 2020-2021 Awana year!


Click here to fill out a 2020-2021 Medical Info & Permission Form.


Save and complete on your computer, or print and complete by hand. Return to the office or email to cmbc@calvarymonument.org


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The Story

The Bible is the story of God’s love for you. A love that goes beyond what we as humans can fathom. And because it is a story about the relationship between God and humans, it is sometimes painful. But there are times when hope is evident and God’s love is victorious.


 

The purpose of the story is to introduce us to Jesus Christ and his victory over sin and death. The story is complete in one verse which many of us know – John 3:16: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.”

 

But there’s more to the story. Listen and allow The Story to change your heart and life...thestoryfilm.com

Kids With A Mission

Kids with a Mission will look a little different this year, but we are hoping that it will be meaningful and engaging for you, our kids and families. This year we encourage children of all ages to attend picture reports and weeknight electives with their families either in person, via Zoom, or via livestream. The electives will be family friendly and missionaries are expecting to engage with participants of all ages. On Sunday mornings we will be meeting with missionaries, both in person and virtually to learn even more about how God is using them in the mission field - see the KWAM booklet for the schedule. Our goal is to inform, excite, and challenge our children in the area of missions. Click below for your KWAM booklet and Missionary Bingo card!


Link Roundup 10-13-20

Suggested Reading: "The Saint's Knowledge of Christ's Love" by John Bunyan


October Memory Verse: Proverbs 16:9
Click here to download the October verse as a phone background graphic

Click here to download and print the October memory verse bookmark


Links

  • The Book of Ruth
    Hint, hint! We finish the gospel of John this Sunday and will begin an 8-week sermon series in the book of Ruth next. Here is an introduction to this wonderful book of the Bible!

  • The Evaporation of Empathy
    Empathy requires intentionality. 

  • The Chronicles of Narnia 70 Years Later
    “As this month marks the 70th anniversary of the publication of C. S. Lewis’s The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, Christians would do well to ask whether The Chronicles of Narnia might show us the way to address the generations to come.”

  • Autumn and the Beauty of Death for the Christian
    “The beauty in Christian death is hard to see sometimes. Winter can be long and bleak. After the leaves fall, our trees will be barren here for over 6 months. But lift your heads, brothers and sisters, because spring follows winter. It may be fall now, but springtime – and Resurrection Morning – is coming.”

  • The Call and Cost of Beautiful Community
    “And the church is called to pursue beautiful community in the here and now as a witness to the world of the Holy Spirit’s reconciling power.”

  • The DC Mayor Does Not Get to Define Church
    Why Capitol Hill Baptist is standing by the physical gathering as a biblical requirement.

  • Paralysis was His Good Plan
    Joni Eareckson Tada shares reflections on how God has used her paralysis to accomplish his good plan in and through her life.

  • Forgiveness and Grace in a time of Anger
    “We are living in a time of anger and division where many have allowed their faith to take a back seat to their political affiliation. Many Christians are placing their hope and energy into politics rather than the grace, hope and forgiveness that the gospel gives us and compels us to extend to our neighbor.”

  • Praying for our Country During an Election Year
    Practical prayers for our candidates and country in this election year.

  • NewSong Tuesday: I Want to Say I'm Sorry by Andrew Peterson
    Andrew Peterson composes and writes music with depth and beauty. His lyrics are full of truth and concepts that are applicable in our daily lives. We say, “I’m sorry” a lot in our home, and this song helps us remember that “I’m sorry” is evidence of an authentic relationship being restored by the grace of God at work in our lives. In our personal relationships, especially among family and the church, restoration is an ideal far greater than retribution.




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It is important that you realize that I am not endorsing everything in these articles, videos, or sites but I share them with you as a way for you to see what has engaged my thinking and caught my attention online through the week. Some of the links are related to current events, some are related to current realities facing the church, some are just cool and random facts that you may or may not have known.

 -Pastor Chris Lenhart

Every week, I would like to share with you a round up of links to articles and videos that have resonated with me in some particular way. It is important that you realize that I am not endorsing everything in these articles, videos, or sites but I share them with you as a way for you to see what has engaged my thinking and caught my attention online through the week. Some of the links are related to current events, some are related to current realities facing the church, some are just cool and random facts that you may or may not have known.

 -Pastor Chris Lenhart


How can I use the Link Roundup to grow in a greater love for God and a greater love for others? Click here!

Awana

Click here to join us for Awana at Home!

For more than 60 years, Awana has been a leader in children's ministry, helping churches and parents worldwide raise children and youth to know, love and serve Christ. Awana is an acronym for Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed (2 Timothy 2:15). Each Awana night is filled with energy, fellowship, and spiritual growth. The evening is packed with games, Scripture memory, singing, and a Bible message.


At CMBC, Awana is held on Wednesday evenings throughout the school year from 6:40-8:15 PM. We have clubs for children age 3 through grade 6. 


Click for a Medical Information Form and bring it along the first night your child attends Awana.

Click here for a 2019-2020 theme night calendar.

Click here for the 2019-2020 Parent Handbook.

Click here to find out how you can volunteer in Awana!


Awana® and the Awana logo are registered trademarks and service marks of Awana Clubs International. Used by permission.  

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Service Times

We have a worship service at 9:00 AM, followed by Sunday School & Adult Bible Fellowships (ABFs) at 10:30 AM.


Location

1660 Mine Road

Paradise, PA 17562

CMBC is located at the corner of Mine and Kinzer Roads, four miles west of the Village of Gap and two miles south of Route 30 (Lincoln Highway East).  Click here for directions.


Where do I go?

Visiting a new church can be intimidating, so we have strategically placed greeters whose sole purpose is to make you comfortable and assist you in any way possible. We suggest you take a moment and visit our Info Center. Not only will you find out all about CMBC, but you will also receive a gift as a token of our appreciation for your visit. You may also want to sip a cup of coffee and enjoy a donut at our coffee bar while you meet some pretty wonderful people who are glad to see you. Our goal is simple: we want you to feel welcomed, comfortable, and informed as our guest.


What about the kids?

We have trained adults who consider it a great privilege to teach and minister to your children. Our goal is to teach children that God has a plan for their life and there is no need that He cannot meet.

During the Worship Service: Children through age 5 will be cared for in our nursery and preschool rooms. On most Sundays, children in grades K-3 are dismissed during the service to participate in our junior church ministry. Older children are welcome to attend the service with their parents.

During Sunday School: Children through 23 months will be cared for in our nurseries. We have age-appropriate classes for children age 2 through 12th grade.