CHURCH ANNOUNCEMENTS

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February  5th ANNOUNCEMENTS 

COSTA RICA MISSION TRIP: if you are interested in going to Costa Rica this year, please come to the information meeting on Sunday Feb 19, at 12:30pm in the north side of the main sanctuary.

CALVARY MAGAZINE: The newest addition of Calvary Chapel Magazine is at the printers and we are looking for people to help prepare this issue to ship on Thursday February 9th. Please sign up in the lobby so we can put you on our email notifications, so we can let you know when the exact day will be. This congregation has been incredibly supportive in helping us send our magazines around the world to show how the Lord is using ordinary folks in an extraordinary way in our Calvary Chapel family to share the Gospel message. We appreciate all of your help so much!


JESUS REVOLUTION: CCRS has reserved 3 theaters to watch Jesus Revolution!  We have 100 tickets available per showing.  
Visit the registration tab on our website to reserve your tickets. Please note that there is a limit of 4 tickets per registration. You can find the dates and times of the showing on the registration.

Tickets will be available to pick up after the 9am and 11am service on February 19th in the foyer. This will be the only time to pick up your tickets.

CCRS KIDS CHOIR ON PALM SUNDAY: If you have a child between the ages of 7 through 8th grade who would like to sing in this years Palm Sunday Choir, please come to the first rehearsal meeting on Friday, February 17th from 6:00PM-7:00PM in the Main Sanctuary. No sign ups needed, but the Rehearsal Schedule can be viewed under the worship ministry tab on the app or pick up a flyer at the information counter in the foyer.

CCRS ADULT CHOIR ON EASTER If you would like to sing in this years Easter Choir and are in High School or older, please come to our first rehearsal meeting on Friday, February 17th at 7:15-8:30PM in the Main Sanctuary. No sign ups needed, but the Rehearsal Schedule can be viewed under the worship ministry tab on the app or pick up a flyer at the information counter in the foyer.

SHARING LIVES: Sharing Lives is kicking off this year, and we are changing it up. We will be doing a Healed and Set Free Study for Sharing Lives 2023, with some fun workshops and great times of fellowship and sharing. Sharing Lives is a ministry here at Calvary that is based out of Titus 2:3-5, where the older women come alongside the younger women and exhort them in hopes to help them in their desire to be Godly women. Every year is a fun and blessed time. Join us every 4th Saturday from 10am to 1:30pm. This is a great opportunity for girls ages 18 to 25. You can visit the women’s ministry counter in the foyer for more information. You can also contact the church office for the location and with any questions.

SIGN LANGUAGE SERVICES: We offer American Sign Language(ASL) interpreter services for our 9am services on Sunday mornings. If you are in need of this service, please sit in the reserved seats in the front left hand side of the sanctuary.

HHUGS:  We wanted to take some time to highlight one of our ministries here at CCRS; we have a quilting and knitting group, Hands and Hearts Unto God, or HHugs, that meets every 2nd Saturday at 10am and every 4th Thursday at 9am. If you enjoy quilting, knitting and crafting please join this wonderful group at their next meeting to help with creating handmade gifts to those in need. In 2022, they made and donated over 300 items!

DIVINE HOSPITALITY is one of our many ministries we have here at CCRS. This ministry is the behind the scenes of the New to Calvary dinners. We are the cooks and hosts for these dinners and we help in putting together the welcome gifts for newcomers. We would love to have you on our team! If you are interested in serving in this way please fill out a ministry application to get started.

VBS PLANNING MEETING: If you are interested in helping with VBS, please attend the VBS planning meeting for vital information. We will be meeting on Sunday, February 12th after 2nd service in the 2nd/3rd grade room to begin planning for Stellar VBS 2023, so "we can shine the light of Jesus”. VBS will be June 26th-30th this year.

WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY: Please join us for our upcoming women’s Bible study starting on Monday, February 6th. Our morning session is from 10am-12pm and our evening session is from 6-8pm here in the café. We will be continuing in the Gospel of John and we would love for you to join even if you were not a part of last year’s fall study. There will be two styles of studies to choose from: inductive and deductive. You can visit the women’s counter to see an example of both options. Online sign ups start next Sunday, January 8th. Please sign up by January 29th. Childcare will only be available during the 10am session.
 Studies will be available for purchase in the bookstore for $3 each.

SCHOOL OF DISCIPLESHIP & MINISTRY CLASSES: Join us on Tuesday evenings in the Main Sanctuary for a class on Eschatology: Prophecy and End Time Events. This class will be from 6-7:30pm, and it will kick off on Tuesday, February 21st and go for 10 weeks, ending on Tuesday, April 25th. You will need to register for this class online and the materials will be provided for you in class at no cost.


BIBLICAL CITIZENSHIP CLASS DATE CHANGE: PLEASE NOTE THAT THE BIBLICAL CITIZEN CLASS WILL NOW START ON TUESDAY, MARCH 7TH:Our second class being offered is a Biblical Citizenship Class! In this class you’ll learn about the history of our nation and how we, as Christians, have an important role to play in our country as Biblical citizens who care about our communities where God has planted us. This class is a great way to learn about our government and our constitution and how to be the salt and light in our time. This class will also meet on Tuesday’s from 6-7:30pm, and will run for 6 weeks. A class workbook will be provided at no cost for each person who registers online for the class.

WOMEN'S MINISTRY WORKSHOP Please save the date for our upcoming Women's Ministry Workshop on Saturday, March 4th from 10am to noon. This workshop is great for those looking to learn about using their spiritual gifts in ministry, as you’ll hear the heart behind women’s ministry and all of the opportunities to serve and get involved here at CCRS. You can get more details about this event and sign-up under the ‘registrations’ tab on the website. Hope to see you there!

NEW BELIEVERS CLASS: Hey CCRS this is Marshall Drake and I am on staff with a missional organization called the Navigators. We’re here to help you grow in Christ! The upcoming new believers class will help you understand more about your faith. We will help you learn to read the Bible and to memorize a few verses. We will also help you be assured of your relationship with Jesus… assurance of salvation, assurance of forgiveness, assurance of answered prayer are just a few of the topics we will cover. We will do this with the aid of a resource called “Growing in Christ” which we will have for you after you sign up. We can’t wait to join you on Sundays after second service beginning Feb. 19th.

CALVARY MOMS: Are you a mom-to-be or do you have children high school age or younger? If so, we would love for you to join us for Calvary Moms. We meet once a month in the Café to share a meal together, fellowship and have a Bible study. During this time we also offer a children’s program where your kids will grow in their walks with Lord.
Starting February 22nd, we will be meeting every 4th Wednesday from 10am to noon. This year we will be studying through a book called “Far Above Rubies-A Practical Guide Through Proverbs 31 for Biblical Womanhood”. The book is available for $13 in the book store and you can sign up online under the registrations tab or in person at the women’s counter. We hope to see you there!


ONGOING ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Please save the reserved seats in the back of the sanctuary for families with young children.
We are also asking that when the 5-minute timer starts before service that you no longer reserve seats. Thank you for your understanding.

GIVING AT CCRS:
You can easily give at least 3 different ways:
Online: through our website or our church app, or by downloading our GIVING APP: Tithe.ly, which you can find in the Android or Apple App store and download on your phone. Then fill in your information and find our church - Calvary Chapel Reno-Sparks. *Please note that there is a 3% fee CCRS incurs when using this service. You can also access online giving through our church app and website.
Text: We are also offering TEXT TO GIVE by Tithely. Just text the word give to the phone number below to get started. Text to Give # for Calvary Chapel Reno-Sparks: (844) 949-4032
In person: You can also give at the Tithe boxes attached to the wall, located in the rear of the sanctuary, and also in the foyer. Please ask an usher if you need help locating one.

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENT FOR OUR MEMBERS:
In order to keep distractions to a minimum we wanted to let you know that our ushers will be helping to seat those who arrive after the praise and worship time for our services. Thank you very much for making their job easier by following their instructions! We would like to inform our members that if you are seated in the front of the sanctuary (from the support beams up to the stage), and you need to leave during the teaching, the ushers will direct you to a temporary seat near the back when you return. Please understand our heart behind this- to love one another and keep our attention on the Word of God and the Holy Spirit during the teaching! As with everything, we ask for your grace and understanding in this. Thank you!

NO OTHER FOUNDATION PODCAST:
We now have Bible Teachings available in Podcast form! You can search “No Other Foundation” on Spotify and Apple Podcasts to listen to a podcast of CCRS studies! You can also find the podcast on our website in the top right corner, just click the Spotify or Apple button to listen. If you are blessed by the teachings, please feel free to share with your friends or leave a comment!

CHURCH LIVESTREAM:

You can watch a livestream of all our services on Facebook and YouTube. Just search for “Calvary Chapel Reno Sparks”. For the best viewing experience, go to the homepage to ‘latest sermons’. On the app, just open the app and click ‘latest sermon’. There will be a stronger connection when watching the livestream through the app or website.

CALVARY CHAPEL – STAY CONNECTED:  
If you would like to stay connected with Calvary Chapel Reno Sparks and receive the latest updates and current events, please see the following link: Church Contact List - Calvary Chapel Reno/Sparks (churchcenter.com) or visit the ‘new here’ tab.

PRAYER WALL:
Check out our prayer wall in the foyer! How it works: simply take a piece of paper, fill out your request, then using a mini-clothespin, clip it on the vine. We also encourage you to take a prayer request off the wall, look at it, spend a few minutes praying over it, and then place it back on the vine. Or, if you want to take it with you and commit to praying over it for a week or so, you are more than welcome. You can also come into the church during office hours and pray over the requests on the wall.