Are you interested in working as a part of a dynamic team?
If so, please consider sharing your gifts as a Council Member. Council meetings are focused, and limited to 1.5hrs. We meet once per month, and focus our attention on life-giving plans for our congregation. The current slate of counselors have graciously volunteered to continue for another year to see the congregation through this transitional period.
CLWR Gifts from the Heart
Click here to read her letter on Spiritual Renewal.
Click here for resources on how to create Spiritual Renewal in your life.
Operation Christmas Child was a HUGE success!!
Thanks to the organizers and all who supported the Penny Auction - $1000 was raised. As well, thanks to all who baked and supported the Bake Sale at Gows. Please give some thought to joining the fundraising committee in 2017. Many hands do make the work load a whole lot easier!
Over the years the church saw many changes. Oil lamps were eventually replaced with the electric lights we have today, a Sunday School room was added to the church and the treadle organ was replaced by an electric organ . Due to the ravages of time and weather, the steeple had to be removed from the bell tower. When it came down an impression was left in the pavement at the entrance to the church and is still visible (there was repaving done in 2016). In 1993, a new steeple was made and was installed by crane atop the bell tower, restoring the church to it's former appearance on the outside, while the interior of the church essentially retains its original, unique look.
Since it's original membership in the Pittsburgh Synod, Mt. Calvary has been a member of the Nova Scotia Synod of the United Lutheran Church in America, the Eastern Canada Synod of the Lutheran Church in America, and is now a part of the Eastern Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada. These changes have come about due to mergers in the parent bodies over the years.
During it's life this congregation has been served by many pastors. But this anniversary marks a special milestone for us. In it's 100th ear, one of it's own has entered the Ministry of Word and Sacrament of the Lutheran Church in the person of Pastor Tanya Varner, who was ordained at our Synod Asembly in Ottawa, July 12, 2002, which further enhances the special milestone in the life of Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church.
In 2016, Mt. Calvary, Upper Northfield; St. James, Branch Lahave; and St. Andrew's, West Northfield dissolved the Northfield Parish.
"Now I urge you, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all say the same thing, that there be no divisions among you, and that you be united with the same understanding and the same conviction."
I Corinthians 1:10 (HCSB)