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SUNDAY MORNING - MAIN GATHERING at 10:45am. Current Series: INVISIBLE! This 5-week series through the Book of Esther emphasizes God's power, love, and protection for us - even if we don't always see it. Though the Jewish people felt forgotten, God was working in the background to take care of them. Despite those moments when we feel like God is absent, we can be confident that He still loves us!

ALSO ON SUNDAY MORNING - CATALYST for college students, 9:15am at the Student Center. The perfect time to enjoy old friends and meet lots of new friends! NEW Series begins this week - “Ordinary: How to turn the world upside down!” Come join us as we explore Tony Merida’s thought-provoking book! The kingdom of God isn’t coming with light shows and shock and awe, but with lowly acts of service performed during the normal rhythms of life. Through everyday things like humble acts of service, neighborly love, and hospitality, Christians can shake the foundations of our culture!

SUNDAY AFTERNOON - CALVARY YOUTH CHOIR! 5pm in the Auditorium Rehearsal Room - all students in 6th-12th grade are invited!

SUNDAY EVENING - COMMUNITY GROUPS! Our hope is that all adults and college students will get involved in a Community Group! Lists of groups currently meeting are available on our website - just find a group that interests you and contact the leader for more info, or click "Join a Group" on the KnoxCalvary app and submit the form and we'll help you find one. Many groups meet on Sunday evenings, and childcare/children's choirs are available on the church campus from 6-7pm. Go for it - you'll be glad you did!

ALSO ON SUNDAY EVENING - Children's Choirs at 6pm. All creation gives praise to God, and hearing it from the hearts of children is especially sweet. Our children's choir ministry teaches singing, theory, movement, rhythm, and how they can all be used to praise the Lord!

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coming this week

COLLEGE NEW FOLKS DINNER AT JOE'S! Tuesday, September 26 - 6pm. Are you new to Calvary this semester? Joe & Gina are inviting all first semester college folks to their home for dinner this coming Tuesday! Their address is 8915 Ripon Circle, which is near Walmart in West Knoxville. Just RSVP to Joe ( or 865.660.2274.) Also let him know if you need a ride from campus.

WEDNESDAY EVENING - Calvary Cafe opens at 5:15pm. Come enjoy a delicious meal and stay for Bible study and prayer time starting at 6:30. This week's meal will be Chicken Pot Pie.


  • CALVARY KIDS, don't miss out on KIDSTUF on Wednesday nights! The fun starts at 6:30pm - come and be a part!
  • QUAKE is a worship experience for 6th-12th grade students that includes music, a message from God's Word, and small group time - every Wednesday from 6:30-7:30pm (doors open at 5:50pm), followed by Battleball in the gym till 8pm
  • WORSHIP CHOIR meets on Wednesdays at 6:30pm in the auditorium rehearsal room. The Worship Choir is open to college students through adults.

Conversational English Classes (CEC) meet on Wednesdays at 6:30pm. Some of our students are refugees beginning a new life in our country, some are visiting academic scholars, and some are immigrants who want to better their employment opportunities by becoming better English speakers. However they come, we recognize that God is bringing them to “our house” for our influence and our testimony of his Grace. Please pray for God-called volunteers - from among us - to read with them and to show them God’s love! Contact Gwen Ford for more information and to volunteer.

looking ahead

20-SOMETHINGS FALL FELLOWSHIP & WORSHIP - Thursday, September 28, 7-8:30pm at the Student Center. S'mores, bonfire, and worship songs!

COLLEGE SQUARE DANCE - Friday, September 29. Grab some boots, flannel, and some jean shorts and head over to the Baptist Associational Property (7709 Westland Drive -Behind West Town Mall) at 6 pm for a college night hoedown! For those needing a ride from campus, a van will depart from the BCM @ 5:45 sharp. Cost is only $5 and we will eating some delicious Bar-B-Que!

COLLEGE FALL BREAK MISSION TRIP - October 4-8. Calvary will join the BCM on a mission trip to Lexington, Kentucky, where we will help with campus ministry, homeless ministry, children's ministry, and more! Cost is $35, which includes transportation, lodging, and a lot of your food. Sign up by emailing Joe that you want to go!

TRUNK OR TREAT! Sunday, October 29, 5:30-7:30pm at the Student Center. We are so excited about this year's church-wide Trunk or Treat! It's our goal to make this a HUGE outreach to our community, so start inviting people NOW - we'll have invite cards available soon to make it super-easy! We're asking each and every one of our community groups to help us out by bringing at least one car along with candy to hand out. Prizes will be awarded for the best trunks, and also for best costumes (2 divisions: Children and Youth-Adult) so get creative! Last year's event was amazing, and this year will be even better! Please start getting the word out to our families and our community, and plan to be there to help!

GUATEMALA 2018! March 10-17, 2018 - Medical, Children’s, Sports and a variety of community ministries - there will be something for everyone to do!! Cost is $1000, which includes transportation to and from Atlanta, airfare to and from Guatemala, plus meals, transportation, and lodging while in Guatemala. (These figures are tentative based on Faith Promise supplemental projections, and our Guatemalan missionaries’ estimated costs.) A $100 deposit must be turned in to the church office to hold your spot - SPACE IS LIMITED! Your name as it appears on your passport, your date of birth, and your final payment must be turned in by Sunday, January 28.