Seder Service Hosted by Jews for Jesus

March 12th at 6:30 PM, Calvary Pentecostal through Jews for Jesus will be hosting a Seder Service:

Jews for Jesus is an agency that proclaims that Jesus is the Messiah of Israel and Savior of the world. The late
Moishe Rosen, a Jew who has believed in Jesus for over 35 years, founded the organization. However, Dr.
Rosen was quick to point out that he did not “start” Jews for Jesus. “Jews for Jesus began about 2,000 years
ago, around 32 C.E., give or take a year. Jesus’ first disciples were Jewish, and there have been some Jewish
people who have believed in him ever since.”
The organization has permanent branches in eight North American cities (San Francisco, Los Angeles, Boston,
Chicago, Toronto, New York City, Washington D.C. and Fort Lauderdale) as well as over 127 volunteer
chapters spanning some 41 states and five countries. The group’s international branches are headquartered in
Johannesburg, London, Paris, Odessa, Moscow, Essen, Rio de Janeiro, Kharkov, Dnepopretrovsk, and Tel
Aviv.
To the Jews for Jesus, believing in Jesus makes sense in light of the Jewish Bible and in light of their
experiences as “believers.” For those who argue that Christianity contradicts the meaning of Judaism, the Jews
for Jesus say there are answers, which their representative will be happy to discuss after the presentation. Call
+1 (807) 548-2000 for more information.

Calvary Pentecostal Church invites all to hear a presentation given by Jews for Jesus on Monday, March 12th at
6:30 PM. The topic will be Seder.

Comedy Night with Wendy Farha

Wednesday January 31 at 7:00 (Doors open at 6:30) Wendy will be visiting the Kenora area and stopping at Calvary Church to share her singing talent and her ability to make people laugh and to give testimony to how God has delivered her from depression.  This is a night for the whole family, there is no cover charge to come and enjoy the message of hope.

Kenora, ON – Calvary PAOC – Jan 31 2018

 

2017 Teen Challenge Fall Tour

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Teen Challenge visiting Kenora, November 13th @ 7:00pm Calvary Pentecostal Church

Adult & Teen Challenge of Central Canada
Overcoming addiction. Every day.

History & Mission
Adult & Teen Challenge is a Christian discipleship program aimed at helping people who are struggling with addiction. It was founded in 1958 by the late Rev. David Wilkerson (author of The Cross & The Switchblade). There are now 1400 programs operating 118 countries, including those in Central Canada: Brandon, Winnipeg, Denare Beach & Thunder Bay.

Our mission is to develop and nurture the transformation of restored individuals into useful, productive, law-abiding citizens committed to Christian faith, values and living.

Residential Program
Whether you are struggling with a life-controlling addiction, or know someone who is, you don’t have to face it alone. Our 12-month residential programs for men and women 18+ can help you find freedom from your addictions. Individual & group mentoring, spiritual disciplines, Global Teen Challenge curriculum, work therapy, community service and recreational activities make our program well-rounded and unique. Our model for recovery is based on biblical principles, accountability and support.

Community Support Groups
Adult & Teen Challenge has recently added non-residential support to help more people find hope. This includes ministry to individuals with a past or current addiction, as well as to family and friends who need guidance in helping a struggling loved one. Using curriculum and a small-group discipleship method developed for ATC by Living Free Ministries, groups led by trained staff and volunteers are currently running in many churches and prisons throughout the region. Current groups available are:

  • Concerned Persons: For those who have a current or past relationship with a person who has a life-controlling problem.
  • Stepping into Freedom: For anyone struggling with a life-controlling problem like drugs, sex, gambling, alcoholism or workaholism.
  • Free to Grow: A group to help people overcome disappointments and setbacks that hinder emotional and spiritual development.
  • Crossroads: Deals with choosing the road to sexual purity, by presenting biblical insights to help a person break free and stay free.

LEARN MORE ABOUT TEEN CHALLENGE AT http://www.teenchallenge.mb.ca/

Child Care Plus

Fall Concert with Infinitely More

On October 4th, Calvary church will host 5-time Gospel Music Association Nominee, Infinitely More, for a concert of inspirational entertainment! Husband and wife duo, Gerald Flemming and Allison Lynn, combine prodigious finger-style guitar and signature vocal harmonies to create a joyful mix of acclaimed original songs and fresh interpretations of the classics. Infinitely More offers a fusion of folk, pop, jazz, hymns and worship that soothes the heart and ignites the soul.

This night of music will encourage and inspire both the seeker and the lifelong Christian. Infinitely More has a desire to share the love and light of God. Based in St. Catharines, ON, this couple travels over 40,000 KM annually to spread the Gospel through song!

Infinitely More is also part of the World Vision Artist Collective, using their music to save needy children around the world.

To learn more about their music and ministry, please visit http://www.facebook.com/InfinitelyMoreBand

Refreshments will be available after the concert, Cost for concert is $10.00 can be purchased at the door or by calling 548 2000

African Children’s Choir

The African Children’s Choir melts the hearts of audiences with their charming smiles, beautiful voices and lively African songs & dances! the Choir is made up of some of the most vulnerable children in Africa. Many have lost one or both parents. However, they have not given up hope, and have come to show the beauty, dignity and potential of each African child!  They will be in Concert at Calvary on Wednesday, September 13th, 2017.  Concert start time is 6:30PM  FREE ADMISSION

The program features well-loved children’s songs, traditional Spirituals and Gospel favorites. Concerts are free and open to all. Donations will be accepted at the performance to support African Children’s Choir programs, such as education, care and relief and development programs.

Music for Life (The parent organization for The African Children’s Choir) works in seven African countries such as, Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Sudan, Nigeria, Ghana and South Africa. MFL has educated over 52,000 children and impacted the lives of over 100,000 people through its relief and development programs during its history. MFL purpose is to help create new leadership for tomorrow’s Africa, by focusing on education.

The Children’s Choir has had the privilege to perform before presidents, heads of state and most recently the Queen of England, Queen Elizabeth II, for her diamond jubilee. The Choir has also had the honor of singing alongside artist such as, Paul McCartney, Annie Lennox, Keith Urban, Mariah Carry, Michael W. Smith, and other inspirational performers!

Find out more @ www.africanchildreschoir.com

Witness

Acts 1:8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be My witnesses ….

As a kid growing up in the church I was constantly told of the importance of witnessing.  We had a tremendous Sunday school program and youth program lead by some of God’s finest servants.   I gladly participated in witnessing, I even had an opportunity to take some course about evangelism.  One that I remember the most was called Evangelism Explosion.  I was just a young man serving in the military when I took the course at Pentecostal church in Fayetteville, North Carolina.  The course gave us participators the “how” and the “what” to say to people whom we would purposefully approach.  We would witness of Jesus, ‘the gospel”  to strangers  be it door by door or through purposeful approaching individuals in crowded public areas.

Anything that assists us, encourages us, and challenges us to spend more time proclaiming Jesus Christ is a very good thing.  Yet when I read Acts 1:8 there is something else I see in that passage which I have not always been aware.  Jesus said that you will receive power and you will be His witnesses when the Holy Spirit comes upon you.  Wow!  Did you catch that?  It would seem that Jesus is saying to his followers that the Holy Spirit causes us to be witness for Jesus.  It’s like it goes hand in hand, when a believer receives the Spirit the reaction or the result of such causes the believer to witness.  No class involved nor scenarios or memorized lines, but rather a natural and powerful proclamation of Jesus.

According to the Bible, those who receive the Spirit proclaim Jesus.  Are you witnessing to your family, friends, strangers? Have you received the Spirit? Do you want to?

Prayer:  Heavenly Father, giver of the Holy Spirit, I ask  you to fill me with your Holy Spirit. Empower me to proclaim Jesus!  Fill me fully and enable me to love others as you love the world.  In Jesus name Amen.

Are You Curious about God? Have you noticed Him calling to You?

What makes one curious?   Are all people curious?  For most, our curiosity is piqued when we encounter something we can’t explain or wrap our minds around.  Our natural response is to either dismiss it or look deeper into the matter.  Perhaps curiosity is one of our best traits as human beings, aside from the ability to love.  The episode in the Bible about the burning bush is unique and always grips my attention.  Here we have Moses encountering a remarkable thing……a bush that was ablaze yet the fire was not consuming it.  In Exodus 3, we read of the burning bush event and Moses’ response, ” This is strange!” He said to himself. “I’ll go over and see why the bush isn’t burning up.”

God caused an event to awaken Moses’ curiosity. He initiated the conversation.  Moses wasn’t out looking for God, God showed up!  Even better is that God was also waiting for a response.  God wants us to see Him at work in our lives and wants us to respond.  The story continues: “When the Lord saw Moses coming near the bush, he called him by name.”   Friends, let’s think of this, God got Moses’ attention and when Moses finally got curious and looked God’s way, God again initiated contact and called out to Moses-by name.  Did you know God has not changed and is looking to get your attention so you will look His way.    Think of it, what events and circumstances have you faced or witnessed that led you to be inquisitive and question life?   Have you considered that perhaps the creator of the universe is trying to get your attention?  Do not dismiss the fact that God wants you to look His way so He can call you by name!

Can this happen today? Does God still call people in the same fashion?  Yes!  It might not be a burning bush but He certainly has been trying to get your attention.  One way He does this  is through  hearing the message of the gospel of Jesus Christ.  God sent Jesus into the world so you can know Him and truly live!   The rest of the story is that when God called Moses, Moses answered “Here I am.”  Today, its very simple God is calling you.  He wants you to follow Jesus.  Will you respond, “here I am Lord?”

Spring News Letter from Chaplain Jeff

Spring News Letter

Chaplain Jeff Andrews is the local Chaplain to the Kenora Jail and member of Calvary Church.  Please click on the link to see what ministry things are happening at the Kenora Jail.