Midweek Message

October 4, 2023

Dear Calvary family,

God’s Spirit wants to break through whatever obstacles, sin, sorrow, pain, earthly distractions, or spiritual blockages we experience so that we can freely and openly experience the goodness, graciousness, and healing Presence of the Almighty!  

Have you taken your glasses off or contacts out this week so that you can better see God’s vision of you, your life, or the direction God calls you? That is step one. Next is to ask.

Breakthrough prayer is the people of God asking God’s Spirit to break through anything that holds us captive, so that we can boldly move forward and fulfill God’s intention for why we exist as Christ’s body, right now and beyond.

This Sunday in worship we will hear a breakthrough prayer testimony as I interview Susan Cutler Early. She has a powerful story of what God’s Spirit has broken through and opened up in her life... and how this applies to your life. You do not want to miss this AMAZING story!

God’s Spirit breaks through as we make ourselves available in prayer to listen, to be in quiet, and to pray with our eyes OPEN. 

Join us for the Prayer Walk this Sunday, October 8 at 6:30pm until 7:30pm. We will meet at Door 1 and disburse into four prayer groups. Prayer Leaders will organize their group to drive by car to three stops throughout Brownsburg for prayer. All groups will return to Calvary for a unique concluding prayer time. Dress Casual. Kids through great grandparents are welcome! 

"Sent..."(John 20:21b) on a mission from God with you,

Pastor Michelle



Here’s what’s happening in the life of our Church and how you can get involved:


Sheltering Wings is having a Dine-to-Donate event tomorrow, October 5 with the Cunningham Restaurant Group. All of the Hendricks County locations, such as Boulder Creek, will donate 20% of their sales to benefit the organization. Please visit this link to see the flyer with the area restaurants highlighted: https://tinyurl.com/Dine-to-Donate 


Join us at 6:30pm on this Sunday, October 8, for a Prayer Walk! We will divide up into groups and drive to various locations around town to pray for the people who work or live there. Meet in church at Door 1.


Our 2nd Annual Craft Fair for October 14 is around the corner! We still need more baked goods and more volunteers!  Are you willing to bake something for the Bake Sale or help monitor the parking lot or a section of the sale or set-up? Add your name to that spot on the list! We needeveryone’s help for this to be a success! Sign up at the table in the Narthex when you’re here or visit these SignUpGenius pages to let us know how you can help!

Bake Sale: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0F45ABAC2AA3F85-44877332-craft#/

Volunteering: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0F45ABAC2AA3F85-44882198-craft#/

Also, signs are available next to the table to put out in your yard and around town. Please stop by and pick one or two up the next time you’re nearby!

Thank you for your active support of this endeavor!


Our Choir meets every other Wednesday at 7:00pm and we’d love to have you be a part of it. Stop by tonight, or if you have questions, contact Mark Herris after the service or at mherris@calvaryunited.org this week. 


Members are asked to join together in the Sanctuary after the service on Sunday, October 15 for a congregational meeting to vote on the proposed sale of land.


All of Calvary’s people are invited to a fun-filled fall afternoon on Sunday, October 29 at 11:11am in the Shelter following the service. Come for family pictures, pumpkin decorating, face-painting, games, sandwiches and snacks, caramel apples, and fellowship! We have invited Learning Academy families to join us and experience the love and fellowship of our Church, so we all need to be there, too! Come to enjoy the fun or help in some way. A sign-up sheet is available on the table by the windows in the narthex. See you there! 


If you’ve ever felt like you just can’t get in control of your money, you’re not alone. You’d be surprised how many people you know are struggling like you. But it’s time for the struggle to end! Join us Wednesday, October 25 from 6:30-8:00pm in the conference room to learn how to pay off debt fast, save more money, and build lasting wealth. Sign up today for the 9-week class at https://www.fpu.com/BE3CD5.


The annual Women’s Retreat is happening November 11 and you don’t want to miss it! Bring a friend and enjoy the day with others discovering ways to “Live Balanced in an Unbalanced World”. More information and the registration form are here: https://calvaryunited.org/2023-retreat. The registration deadline is October 15.


Share a special gift only you can give! Schedule yourself to donate blood on Sunday morning, October 22. Please register at https://donate.indiana.versiti.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/162797. The blood supply is very low right now, here in Indiana and throughout the country, and we hope you will take a few minutes to give on that day. 


The Calvary Learning Academy has partnered with the Indianapolis Zoo to share discounted admission tickets. Scan the QR code on the attached card to take advantage of the lower cost tickets! A great savings opportunity if you’re thinking about attending ZooBoo 2023!


Thank you to all of you who have remembered our pastors this month already! You are truly making their days! This Sunday again you can find a basket on the Love Note table for any cards, notes, or pictures you’d like to share with them. We also have put together a SignUpGenius page for sharing a meal with them this month: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0F45ABAC2AA3F85-44413675-pastor#/ Please note that while it says “Monday”, any day of the week would be appreciated and can be noted when you sign up.


Sunday, October 8, 2023

Rev. Michelle Knight

Luke 11:1-6 and Matthew 26:42

Sermon Series: Breakthrough Prayer Initiative  “Faith Sees a Miracle"       

Sunday, October 15, 2023

Rev. Michelle Knight

Luke 11:1-6 and Matthew 26:42

Sermon Series: Breakthrough Prayer Initiative  “Faith Sees a Miracle Looking for a Home"



  • Evening Prayer Walk – Sunday, October 8 at 6:30pm. Meet at door 1 in church.
  • 2nd Annual Craft Fair – Saturday, October 14… volunteers and bakers are needed! Sign up in the Narthex.
  • Special Called Church Conference – Sunday, October 15 at 11:11 in the Sanctuary
  • Lunch Bunch – Wednesday, October 18 at Noon at Arni’s
  • Euchre Night – Saturday, October 21, 6:00-8:00pm in Fellowship Hall
  • Blood Drive – Sunday, October 22, 8:00am-1:00pm in Fellowship Hall
  • No Children’s or Youth Sunday School – October 22 due to middle weekend of Fall Break
  • Hendricks Symphony Orchestra performances – Friday, October 27, 7:30pm and Sunday, October 29, 3:00pm in the Sanctuary
  • Fall Family Festival – Sunday, October 29, 11:00am-2:00pm in the Shelter (No formal Sunday School; everyone is encouraged to meet outside!)
  • Financial Peace University – Sundays from 4:00-6:00pm, October 29 through December 17, in the Conference Room
  • Calvary Classics Luncheon – Tuesday, October 31 at noon in Fellowship Hall
  • All Saints Sunday – November 5 at 10:00am in the Sanctuary
  • First Monday of the Month Prayer Time – Monday, November 6, 6:30am in the Sanctuary
  • Women’s Retreat – Saturday, November 11, Registration available online https://calvaryunited.org/2023-retreat