Welcome Spring!

A Letter From Pastor Doug

It seems like a lifetime ago, but it was right around this time last year that the COVID-19 pandemic changed the world as we knew it and impacted lives around the globe. And while it’s not over yet and there’s still work to do, we’re grateful to the Lord for what He’s done, how He’s moved in this last year, and how He’s brought us through it. 

As crazy as it sounds, this last year has truly been a miraculous one as we’ve seen more and more people seeking hope and searching for answers. People who lost much, who were full of anxiety and fear, who had nowhere else to turn . . . turned to God! And now, as we continue to come back and reestablish a sense of normalcy, I am filled with great hope as we watch God open new doors to reach our community and change our world together. We believe He has great things in store for this season. 

Spring is one of our favorite seasons because it’s the time of the year we get to celebrate the greatest comeback of all time—the resurrection of Jesus and the gift of salvation. This spring, we’re also excited and expectant for what will come as God moves in our city, church, and in you this season! 

We pray you’ll experience refreshment and peace and, if you haven’t already, that you’ll get to discover the joy that comes from having a relationship with Jesus, from experiencing authentic community, and from serving those in need together. 

 

In Christ, 
Doug and Suzanne Sauder

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Featured Events by Month

April

Groups Weekend

April 17–18 | All Campuses

Did you know the best way to grow as a Christian is in community? Being part of a group will give you the opportunity to make real connections and build lasting friendships, experience belonging, cultivate your gifts and talents, discover your purpose, and so much more! Stop by after service to find the group for you or to learn how you can start your own!

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May

All Campus Night of Worship

Wednesday, May 5, 6:30pm Fort Lauderdale Sanctuary

You’re not going to want to miss out on this powerful night as all our campuses come together as one church. We’re excited to kick off OnePrayer.Global with a celebration alongside Ocean’s Edge University as the class of 2021 leads us in prayer and worship!

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OnePrayer.Global

Wednesday, May 5 – 6 | 7pm – 7pm Fort Lauderdale Sanctuary

You’re invited to kick off this incredible 24-hour prayer event in person at our Fort Lauderdale campus! Then, join us online as we partner with churches and pastors from around the world to pray for our neighbors, cities, countries, and one another.

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Foster Care Weekend

May 15-16 | All Campuses

Learn how you can make an impact in the area of foster care and be a part of helping children find hope, home, and healing. Discover how you can get in the story and be a part of the solution.

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June

Kids Conf

June 30–July 2 | Fort Lauderdale Campus

This engaging and interactive three-night adventure will help kids deepen their relationship with Jesus and show them how to be world changers as they make friends, play games, and have the time of their lives!

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July

Youth Encounter 2021

July 28–30 | Fort Lauderdale Campus

Do you have a student in middle or high school? Are you looking for an awesome, life-changing summer experience for your teen? Send them to Youth Encounter 2021! During this three-day summer experience, they’ll hear powerful and practical teachings, have tons of fun, build friendships, and discover how they can make an impact in their communities.

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August

2021 Married Couples Retreat

August 27–29 JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort

Spend an unforgettable three days at JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort and reconnect and rekindle with your spouse! Enjoy stunning beaches, luxurious guest rooms, world-class amenities, unparalleled service, and top-notch meals as you gain a new appreciation for your spouse and discover how to experience marriage the way God intended it.

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At Calvary, one of our most rewarding outreaches is to serve single moms and widows in the South Florida area. This year, at one of our outreach events, Barbara, a widowed volunteer, had the opportunity to talk with two women and impact their lives. 

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Generosity of Time:

So often, time passes us by without a second thought and we find ourselves wishing we had done things differently, or paid more attention to moments that we will eventually come to cherish. Read how Frank and Tari make the most out of the time God has given them.

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Finding a Family:

Family and meaningful relationships come in all shapes and sizes. In fact, some of the most tightly knit relationships people have in their lives aren’t blood related at all. Val and Joyce came to learn this quickly once they began investing in the relationships they found in their community groups.

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