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Mixtape: Fresh Voices for Your Summer
We launched our midweek series Mixtape: Fresh Voices for Your Summer on Wednesday, June 5, with guest speaker Kevin Miller of Awaken Church. In the message "These Pages Have a Pulse" from John 5:39-40, Kevin reminded us of the true nature of God's living Word.
Mixtape Side A: Fresh Perspective on Timeless Truths
We launched our summer weekend series Mixtape Side A on June 1-2. After we worshiped with Battledrums, Nate Heitzig shared the message "Don't Stop Believin'" from Exodus 20 and Matthew 5. He expounded on the relevance of God's standard of righteousness and the role of Jesus in our route to righteousness.
We celebrated with those who decided to go public with their faith at Calvary Church on May 26. Families and friends gathered to cheer on the children, adults, and families who affirmed their walk with Jesus through baptism.
We were excited to host a VIP lunch on May 19 for our newest visitors to Calvary Church. Our guests enjoyed fellowship, a barbecue lunch, and frozen yogurt in the Hub, and they had the opportunity to get to know our pastors and ministry leaders.
Women of all ages joined us for the She Gathering on May 11 and enjoyed a day of fellowship, worship, and encouragement. In our first session, Jennie Lusko reminded us to trust that the Lord has more for us than we know and to enjoy our current season of life. In the next session, Lenya Heitzig shared about how God knows us intimately. Ladies also enjoyed impactful breakout sessions with Maria Guy, Michelle Schroff, Chantel Byrne, and Sonia Montoya.
Guest Speaker: Levi Lusko
We celebrated Mother's Day weekend May 11-12 with family portrait photo booths and a special gift for all the mothers in our church family. After we worshiped with Battledrums, we enjoyed a message from guest speaker Levi Lusko. In his message "Winning the War Within," Levi gave us some strategies to help us win the battle with our own minds.
Calvary Church Westside Launch
The launch of our new campus at Calvary Church Westside on May 5 was a day of celebration as we saw the Lord continue to bring about life change in Albuquerque. Pastor Skip shared the message "The Heart and Soul of the Gospel"—the first message in our new series, Heart & Soul—exploring the essential aspects of the gospel.
We launched our new series, Heart & Soul, on May 4-5. After we enjoyed worship with Battledrums, Pastor Skip shared the message "The Heart and Soul of the Gospel" from Romans 1, exploring the essential aspects of the gospel—God's good news.
Hundreds joined New Mexico Prays at Albuquerque Civic Plaza on Thursday, May 2, to pray for our nation and the next great move of God in America. Pastor Skip Heitzig, Pastor Nate Heitzig, and several prominent members of our community led the attendees in prayer.
Brad Formsma joined us at Calvary Church for our Weekend of Generosity services, April 27-28. In his teaching "Living Generously," he provided ways for us to live a generous life through our awareness, actions, and impact. He also explained how to use our thoughts, words, money, influence, time, attention, and stuff to create generosity ripples in our homes and community.
Thousands joined us on Easter Sunday for our sunrise service at UNM Stadium and the following services at Calvary Church. Pastor Skip shared a special resurrection message called, "The Lion Is the Lamb" as he concluded our Bloodline series. He reminded us that God loves to restore broken people, sharing that we can have redemption through Jesus' resurrection.
Hundreds of people filled the amphitheater and greenbelt at Calvary Church as we gathered on Good Friday to remember the ultimate sacrifice of our Lord Jesus Christ. We enjoyed worship with Battledrums and a special message from Pastor Skip before taking Communion as the body of Christ.
We rejoiced with those who were baptized at Calvary Church Albuquerque on April 14. Friends and families packed the amphitheater to celebrate the children, adults, and families who decided to go public with their faith in Jesus Christ.
No Longer Wander Presents: She Lives
At No Longer Wander Presents: She Lives on April 13, women enjoyed a time of fellowship, fun, and worship. Ladies took part in a painting and potting workshop led by Tish Carlson of No Longer Wander, and Chantel Byrne encouraged them with a hope-filled message.
Guest Speaker: Joel Rosenberg
We enjoyed a weekend with New York Times best-selling author Joel Rosenberg on March 30-31 as he spoke about his recent trips to the Middle East. In his message "God Is Supernaturally Opening Doors in the Middle East," Joel talked about the power of prayer and urged us to continue being witnesses for Christ to unbelievers.
The Life Team—the servants at Calvary Church—gathered together for Team Night on March 10. The staff was honored to serve those in attendance as the Life Team enjoyed refreshments and games. In the sanctuary, we worshiped with Battledrums and heard an encouraging message from Phil Cooke, a writer, producer, and media consultant.
Bloodline: Tracing God's Rescue Mission from Eden to Eternity
On March 2-3, Pastor Skip shared the first message in our Bloodline series called "The Cure for the Curse" from Genesis 3. We were also excited to welcome many first-time visitors for Welcome Weekend, and many people came forward during the service to receive Jesus as their Lord and Savior. Between services, we enjoyed blood orange tea and coffee in the amphitheater with our pastors and leadership.
30K Connecting Flight with Brian Nixon
At our 30K Connecting Flight on February 27, we enjoyed food and fellowship in the amphitheater before the service. After worship with Battledrums, Brian Nixon shared a message called "The Wondrous Word: Can I Trust the Bible?" about the authority and power of Scripture.
30K Connecting Flight with Mat Pirolo
Mat Pirolo piloted our 30K Connecting Flight through James 1 on February 20. In his message "Loss of Cabin Pressure," he examined the lives of some of those who suffered throughout Scripture and how they responded to the trials they faced.
Our Vision Weekend, February 16-17, provided the opportunity to embrace God's vision for Calvary Church in 2019. In his message "The Heart behind the Hand," Pastor Skip reminded us that life change is not about the numbers; it's about the hearts represented by those numbers. And though we can't reach every person in the world, we can pray for, love on, and witness to just one.
Drop the L-Bomb with Reload Love
We celebrated Valentine's Day weekend with Reload Love by dropping the Love Bomb, February 9-10. Through your generous donations, we exceeded our weekend goal of $93,000, raising a total of $109,365. At the services, Reload Love founder Lenya Heitzig shared about the impact this ministry makes around the world before Pastor Skip shared the message "The Explosive Power of Real Love."
Live Beautifully: A Study in the Books of Ruth and Esther
she Ministries launched their spring semester Bible study Live Beautifully: A Study in the Books of Ruth and Esther on January 29. Women gathered for worship, a message from Lenya Heitzig, and small group discussion, followed by a time of fellowship over pizza.
Westside Launch Team Meeting
Calvary Church hosted a Launch Team meeting at Noah's Event Venue on January 24. Pastor Jesse Lusko shared the God-given vision for the Westside campus with those who want to be part of seeing lives changed by the world-altering message of Jesus.
she Lives: Enneagram and Espresso
At she Lives: Enneagram and Espresso, women were treated to a time of worship, fellowship, and coffee as they used the enneagram to learn more about themselves and how they can create and nurture meaningful and lasting relationships.
The Bible from 30,000 Feet
As we resumed our series The Bible from 30,000 Feet, Calvary Church came together for worship, fellowship, and Bible study as a community. Pastor Skip led us through David's triumphs, David's transgressions, and David's troubles as we studied the "man after God's own heart" in our survey of 2 Samuel.
Pastor Skip signed copies of his new book after services January 12-13. Congregants were delighted to receive their copies of Bloodline, which follows the scarlet thread of salvation through the ages, culminating in the sacrifice Jesus Christ.
30K Connecting Flight with Jason Mills
Jason Mills piloted our 30K Connecting Flight through Galatians 5 on January 9. In the message "Why Can't We Walk Straight?" he taught how the cross is our guidepost in the midst of blinding sin, the Spirit corrects our hearts, and God's love frees us from fear.