CALVARY IN THE

COMMUNITY

OUR PURPOSE: TRANSFORMATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS

We strive for long-term connections that result in a societal change as our community learns a new and deeper meaning of what it means to receive and to give God’s love.

WAYS IN THE WILDERNESS. STREAMS IN THE WASTELAND.

God is transforming Rochester. He’s making a way in the wilderness for His hope to spread like wildfire, and we want to be a part of it.

(Isaiah 43:19)

As a member of the General Outreach Team, you’re always invited to serve our community through our outreach initiatives (packing and delivering meals, school supplies, etc.)

Once you’ve joined the outreach team, we have a number of teams that you can join to serve our community and build relationships consistently. See below to sign up for those!

 

What we do

OUR TEAMS

School #2 Partnership

You don’t need an education degree to make a difference in the lives of local students. We have a team of volunteers who goes in on a once/week basis each semester to assist teachers and build relationships with students. It’s relational and fun and shows the love of God to children in Rochester!

Refuge

Rochester

In 2021, our church is beginning a partnership with Refuge Rochester to come alongside local refugees in their resettlement process. There are opportunities to come alongside refugees from all over the world and to show them what it looks like to be cared for by a neighbor.

Churchville-Chili Schools: Practical Needs Team

We have relationships with several counselors, social workers and teachers at Churchville-Chili. When a student has a physical need that can’t be met by family, this team receives an invitation to help that student. Each gift comes with a note to remind them that God loves them, and so do we.

Open Door Mission

Once a month in the odd months of the year, volunteers serve a meal and facilitate a short worship service at the Open Door Mission in Rochester. This is a great way to practically and spiritually meet the needs of the homeless population in Rochester.

Meal Train Team

Our meal train team provides meals for families both within our church body and also in our community. Whether a family just had a baby, lost a loved one, or had an unexpected change of circumstance, having a meal prepared for them is a weight off their shoulders and an avenue for them to see the love of God.

KNOW OF A NEED? WE’RE HERE TO HELP.

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SUNDAYS @Second!

 

Sundays are about growing in faith in Jesus. Students begin in the auditorium for worship and are released after about 20 minutes to head to our lower level. Here we connect with new friends and have a non-pressured faith conversation. The experience all together lasts about 65 minutes and we hope you leave encouraged and challenged in your spiritual journey.

 

The first Sunday of each month, students will stay in the auditorium for the message.

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WEDNESDAYS @Second!

 

Wednesdays are the most exciting night of the week! Every week a powerful and relevant message from scripture is preached, and students are given a chance to respond to the nights message.  Wednesdays alternate between small group nights (where students and volunteers connect by playing, learning and praying together) and worship nights (where our student led band, EMBERS, lead songs of worship and praise to Jesus).

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Our messages are based out of the Bible, which we believe to be God-breathed and useful for our lives today. On Wednesday nights, we learn from engaging teaching, worship with our student team, take time to pray together or individually, and reflect on how we can become closer with our God. If you have never come, we encourage you to check it out!

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OUR NAME REPRESENTS OUR IDENTITY

Second is our POSITION...
         After God, I am second
         After others, I am second

Second is what we OFFER through Jesus Christ...
         by Grace we all have a second chance in life
         you have a second chance to be who God created you to be

Every Second Counts...
         we use our time to serve and honor GOD
         we use our time to show people that they are valuable

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My name is Steven Nichols and I am the Youth Director at Calvary Assembly! I am absolutely thrilled to be in this position and to be given the chance to work with your children and help lead them to all that God has planned for them.

I live in a neighborhood in Gates where my wife, Moriah, and I purchased our first home. When I am not actively involved in our youth  ministry, I throughly enjoy reading and training in martial arts. Moriah is an extremely gifted vocalist and piano player and can make any song sound like a billboard hit. I cannot. When we go out on dates together we both enjoy exploring the surrounding area looking for a restaurant we have not tried yet, searching for the best food our city has to offer. But for us, the best day is a simple and quiet one.

Although I am still working full time as an electrician for my father’s company, I want you to know I am available for you, for your son or daughter, and to help encourage our students towards the unique calling God has for their life! Don’t hesitate to email, call, or text me. I am looking forward to getting to know you! 

 

Email me - steven@rcalvary.org

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Come as you are. You don’t have to dress up or pretend like you have it all together. We will meet for 65 minutes and in that time we will sing some songs about God’s love, have an engaging teaching that will encourage and challenge you, and participate in prayer that inspires you.

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A lot of our lives is spent doing the SAME things. After all, we have reoccurring responsibilities. Faithfulness is the term the Bible uses for this.

There comes a time when we are called to do the NEXT thing. This
is not a call to stop doing the regular things. Rather, it is a reminder that we don’t have to be limited by them. In fact, the 
NEXT thing is possible because of faithfulness. You have faithfully prayed, served, and given generously. As a result our current facility is used three times on Sunday (and throughout the week) to connect people to - and help people grow in - God’s grace.

Every week we hear stories of people daring to hope again, finding freedom, and feeling loved and accepted. And if this was all God accomplished through us, we would be glad and grateful.

But with God there is always a NEXT. There are still individuals and families who have not been exposed to the grace of God. There are still people who have disconnected from faith and have not yet found their way back home. Since God is not done with them, He is not done with us.

Our mission is to provide a safe place for people to find authentic faith, risk real relationships and discover the future God has planned for them.

Our problem - we can’t provide a safe place if we are out of space.

Beginning on the first Sunday in October our church family will begin to take the NEXT step. We cannot do this alone. The faith and finances necessary for a project of this size will require each and every person to dare to pray bold prayers and boldly respond to God’s direction.

NEXT reminds us of God’s unfailing love and unwavering effort to reach each and every one.

NEXT reminds us that our dreams can be brighter than our memories.NEXT reminds us that the best is yet to come.

Pastor Bob

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