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Challenge Men's Monthly Rally
Packing the HUB once again, Challenge Men were presented with a message on submission at their Monthly Rally on Saturday, March 1. After Pastor Nick Crespo led a time of uplifting worship, Pastor Neil Ortiz interviewed leader Monte Olivas about how Monte's life has changed in view of what submission to God means. Then Pastor Jered Grebe shared a message from 1 Peter 3:1-12 titled "Submission as Power." The men enjoyed delicious breakfast burritos and hot coffee while sharing in a time of encouraging fellowship and lively discussion.
she Ministries hosted their first DIY Day of the new semester for their Live Brilliantly Bible study on Tuesday, February 25. Georgia Hook delivered a short devotion from Isaiah 30:15-18, giving the ladies a helpful formula for repentance and rest. She exhorted them to gain strength from quietness and trust in the Lord. Lenya Heitzig, Janaé Heitzig, and DeNicka Arrellin helped the ladies to assemble the DIY craft, which were Tussie Mussies, decorated cones filled with gifts. It was a fun day for the ladies as they encouraged one another with Christ's love.
Battle Drums Worship Concert
The Battle Drums Worship team led us in an evening of powerful and uplifting worship to the Lord on Wednesday, February 19. Throughout the night, they played several new, original songs and shared the meanings behind them. Pastor Skip also delivered a short message on worship, encouraging us to sing a new song to the Lord—one that is meaningful and fresh. He also reminded us that worship to the Lord is not just something we do during a service, it's a lifestyle. It was a special, beautiful night as the body of Christ gathered to exalt the Lord Jesus!
Guest Musician: Dennis Agajanian
We were pleased to welcome one of the world's best guitar players as our guest musician during the weekend services February 15-16. Donned in a cowboy hat and boots, award-winning musician Dennis Agajanian brought a rousing round of music to each of the services. Continuing the Rock Solid series, Pastor Skip then shared an insightful message called "How to Attract Flies" about how Christians ought to treat one another. As always, we were delighted to witness Dennis's fast flat-picking and joyful countenance as we were amazed by his musical ability.
Valentine's Day Movie: The Princess Bride
Calvary Nob Hill opened its doors for a special Valentine's Day movie on Friday, February 14. Moviegoers enjoyed a screening of The Princess Bride, the classic and beloved fairy tale about the adventures of Buttercup and Westley. Before the movie, winners were announced for a drawing: Vince and Yvette Harrison won Cutest Couple, Jasmine Gallegos won Most Eligible Bachelorette, and Lincoln Mark won Most Eligible Bachelor. The Lobo Theater was packed as many enjoyed popcorn and drinks and captured memories at a photo booth.
Live Brilliantly: 1 John, Season of Love
On Tuesday, February 4, she Ministries began the spring semester of their Bible study, Live Brilliantly: 1 John, Season of Love. The she Ministries team warmly greeted the ladies before an uplifting time of worship, led by Ryan and Natalie Wylie. In a short devotion, Lenya Heitzig reminded the ladies of God's unconditional love. A handful of volunteers then participated in a fun, creative skit called "In Cinderella's Shoes." Finally, ladies from the leadership team each took time to share some practical ways to show love to others.
Challenge Men's Monthly Rally
Kicking off 2014 with a fresh format to their Monthly Rallies, Challenge Men packed the HUB for the first rally of the year on Saturday, February 2. KevinLee Toddman emceed the event and was interviewed by Dave Slade. Pastor Eric Lamb then spoke about Renew Ministry and how it can be an asset and tool for men to become godly. Finally, Pastor Neil Ortiz delivered a message from 1 Peter 2:18-21 about submission entitled "Retaliation Costs. Righteousness Pays." They also enjoyed delicious breakfast burritos and coffee over a lively time of worship and discussion.
she Ministries Volunteer Night
Volunteers for she Ministries gathered at Calvary Nob Hill in the Lobo Theater on Tuesday, January 28, for a fun night to fellowship and enjoy the film Pride and Prejudice. The ladies snacked on popcorn and candy before participating in a homemade slipper contest that showcased their creative talents. Winners were awarded with she Ministries tote bags. Lenya Heitzig and the leadership team provided updates about their upcoming events, then ended the night with the movie.
Calvary Chapel Tohlakai Outreach
On Monday, January 20, a handful of Calvary members headed out to the Navajo reservation to participate in an outreach, assisting Calvary Chapel Tohlakai by delivering wood to be used for a sheep pen (a way to help support and sustain the church and some families), appliances, and clothes. The volunteers were delighted to spend their day helping Pastor Landoll Benally, who expressed his appreciation for their selfless service.
Skeptic Initiative Roll Out
The Spectrum High School Ministry kicked off their new, six-week series called Skeptic Initiative on Saturday-Sunday, January 18-19. After a time of passionate worship, Pastor Jesse Lusko explained the reason for the new series—to confront objections and welcome doubters. He delivered a message addressing the question, "Does God Exist?" In a brief interview, Jesse sat down with Bruce Kemmel, Ph.D., who shared his testimony and his search for answers about God's existence. Then Jesse closed the service with a live Q&A, answering a variety of questions from the audience.
Expound Communion Service
During our expound Bible study on January 8, Calvary Albuquerque celebrated a special time of Communion, remembering Jesus' sacrifice for us. The service opened with a powerful time of praise music led by Battle Drums Worship. As we studied Numbers 8-9, Pastor Skip demonstrated the beautiful portrait of Jesus provided in the Passover. We finished up the service by taking the Lord's Supper, remembering the suffering and death of Jesus as payment for our sin.