CHURCH ANNOUNCEMENTS

NEW TO CALVARY:
If you are new to CCRS we would love to connect with you! Please visit the ‘New Here’ tab so we can help you get connected. You can also visit our Information counter in the foyer for a welcome gift and to get signed up for a newcomers dinner. You can also sign up on your own for a newcomers dinner under the ‘events’ tab. The next dinner is scheduled for Friday, October 7th at 6pm. We will be hosting one every month and it will be a time to get to know the pastors and staff on a more personal level while finding out more about Calvary Chapel Reno Sparks.

40 DAYS FOR LIFE PRAYER:
Support Women and Save Babies in Reno! That is our goal as we pray alongside other Christians as part of the national 40 Days for Life prayer crusade.  We will show God’s love to our local community as we gather to pray 7 days a week from 7am-7pm for 40 days outside the West End Women’s Medical Group (5915 Tyrone Road in Reno). The 40 days will be from September 28th through November 6th. We are asking for you and your family and friends to come and pray with us to save the lives of unborn babies! You can sign up for a time slot at the fellowship counter or you can contact the church office at info@calvarychapelreno.org. You can also sign up and learn more at 40daysforlife.com/Reno.

DIVINE HOSPITALITY-NEWCOMERS MINISTRY:
We have a new ministry, Divine Hospitality, to welcome and connect visitors and newcomers. This ministry will expand our newcomers meetings that were hosted at the church to monthly dinners in homes where you get to meet leaders and staff, ask questions, and visit with other newcomers in the church. If you are interested in hosting, welcoming newcomers, etc please come to the informational meeting on September 25th in the 2/3rd grade classroom after second service and complete a ministry application at the bottom of the homepage of our website. Please pray for the launch and success of this ministry.

CALVARY MOMS:
Are you a mom of a child from the age of infancy through high school and are looking for fellowship and encouragement? We’d love for you to join us for our Calvary Moms group! Each meeting, we have breakfast, fellowship, a guest speaker, and best of all, a children’s program for the kiddos so you can have time with like-minded mamas. Our fall dates are September 28th, October 26th, and November 16th from 10am to noon in the cafe. Please sign up even if you’ve already been a part of the group in the past and come gather with us!

SOMETHING SWEETER HARVEST:  
This year, Harvest will be on Monday, October 31st in the parking lot from 5:00pm – 7:30pm.  We are now accepting candy donations outside of Heather’s office and by the information hub.  If you are interested in helping for this event, please sign up under the ‘events’ tab.  If you have any questions, please contact Heather at childrensministry@calvarychapelreno.org.

HHUGS QUILTING & KNITTING MINISTRY:
Our quilting and knitting ministry is now meeting on the 4th Thursday of every month at 9am starting on September 22nd. They also meet on the 2nd Saturday of every month at 10am. Come join them for a time of fellowship and crafting!

YOUNG ADULTS MOVIE NIGHT:
Join us at Aspire Young Adults on Friday, September 23rd at 7 PM for a movie night here at CCRS! We will have snacks and refreshments and enjoy a movie outside in the cooler weather. Make sure to bring your lawn chair and blankets.

WOMEN’S FALL DAY CONFERENCE:
Please join us for our annual “Day Away” fall women’s conference on Saturday, October 8th here at the church. We are excited to announce that Inga-Lill Guzik, from Calvary Chapel Santa Barbara and wife of David Guizik, will be our guest teacher for this year’s event. This will be a special day of teaching and fellowship for you all! The cost for this event is $16 per person which includes a continental breakfast and catered lunch. You can signup and pay online under the ‘events’ tab. There will be no childcare provided.

JR. HIGH GIRL’S PAINT & PUMPKINS NIGHT:
If you have a girl in Jr. High, we are having a Paints and Pumpkins night on Friday, October 21st from 6pm to 8:30pm in the 4th/5th grade classroom. We will be painting mini pumpkins and enjoy pumpkin spiced treats. Please sign up in the Jr. High room before October 16th.

GRIEF SHARE SUPPORT GROUP:
The Grief Share support group, to help you heal from the loss of a loved one, will start meeting on Monday, September 12th through November 21st from 10am to noon. Please sign up under the ‘events’ tab. The cost for the workbook is $25.

MEN’S STUDY VOLUNTEERS:
Men, we are looking for volunteers to assist with sound & lyrics for our Tuesday Men’s Bible Study. No experience is needed, we will provide you with the training for both of these ministries.  If you are interested, please email Pastor Andrew at andrew@calvarychapelreno.org.

KIDS WORSHIP VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:  
Kids Worship is looking for guitarist willing to serve and lead in Kids Ministry 1-3 times a month. Please fill out a ministry application online or contact Heather at childrensministry@calvarychapelreno.org.

CAFE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:
Cafe 242 is looking for help behind the counter! If this sounds like a ministry you would like to serve in, please fill out a ministry application at the bottom of the homepage of our website to get started.
MINISTRY APPLICATIONS: For any ministry opportunity, you can fill out a ministry application by scrolling to the bottom of the home page and click the ‘Ministry Application’ button. Thank you for your willingness to serve!

KIDS MINISTRY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:
Kids Ministry is still in need of volunteers. Specific needs are assistants/teachers for nursery through preschool on Sundays – both services. Substitutes are also welcome. Please fill out a ministry application or contact Heather at childrensministry@calvarychapelreno.org.

SERVICE SUPPORT TEAM:
Jump in to apply your heart of service in the simple tasks the church needs help with! Come be a part of the Service Support Team that gets everything prepped for events, helps maintain an organized church, and completes other small jobs as well! You may contact Sam, our Facilities Manager, at sam@calvarychapelreno.org if you would like to serve on this team.

WORSHIP TEAM NEEDS:

The CCRS worship team is in need of bassists, guitarists & drummers. Please fill out a ministry application or email Sam at sam@calvarychapelreno.org if you are interested in serving in this way.

INFORMATION COUNTER HELP:
We need volunteers to help at the information counter before and after both services.   Please fill out a ministry application or contact Pastor Juan at juan@calvarychapelreno.org if you are interested in serving in this way.

TECH TEAM VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:
We need more servants to join our tech team! If you are interested in helping with lighting, running lyrics, or running cameras for our livestream, we would love to have you join the team! No experience necessary, just a heart to serve the Lord!  You can email Christian at christian@calvarychapelreno.org or chat with him at the sound booth if you’re interested in serving in this way!

AUDIO TEAM VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:

Hey Church, we have a need and a place to serve: Noah our head of the audio ministry is looking for volunteers to run sound. Some times to serve would be Sunday mornings, Wednesday nights, men’s study, and even women’s study. If you love music and worship, no matter what skill level or understanding you have with running sound, there is a place to learn and serve the Lord’s Kingdom in the audio ministry. If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Noah at noah@calvaryhchapelreno.org

CAFE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:
We need volunteers to help in the cafe. If you are interested in serving in this area please contact the church office at info@calvarychapelreno.org.

USHERS & GREETERS NEEDED:
We need more greeters and ushers, especially for second service.  Please fill out a ministry application if you are interested in serving in this way.

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.