- ABOUT CALVARY
- THE GOSPEL
- BIBLE STUDIES
- WHAT CAN I DO?
- BRANCH OUT
we believe it’s important to present Jesus Christ to kids in ways that are appropriate to their ages, so from nursery through junior high we tailor the teaching of God’s word to best impact children at their specific levels.
for other events and services, listen for announcements regarding child care.
should you need any personal assistance, please ask anyone wearing a STAFF lanyard who will be able to help you out.
we ask that children under junior high age do not sit in the main sanctuary.
it’s not that we don’t like kids…we LOVE kids! the reason is that our main sanctuary is a place where we try to limit distraction as much as possible so that the teaching of God’s word and the preaching of the Gospel can go out unhindered.
for more information on our seating options, head on over to our FINDING YOUR SEAT page.
audio+video from the sanctuary is played in the mother’s room.
for directions to the mother’s room, find an usher or anyone with a lanyard when you arrive to a service.
women and their nursing babies only, please.
typically, it’s a guitar-led group singing worship songs. some you might recognize from christian radio, some are original to our church. we also incorporate some of the great hymns of the faith, but in a more modern presentation.
when it comes to participation in worship, we ask that on sunday mornings people stay seated unless asked to stand by the worship leader. a person is welcome to sing their heart out, lift their hands or clap, but not to draw attention to themselves or distract others from their worship.
sunday mornings are a time when many people from various backgrounds come together to worship the Lord and study His word.
in an effort to minimize distraction and to focus on evangelizing those who do not know Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, we do ask that participation in worship be limited to singing, clapping and raising of the hands.
on wednesday evenings our atmosphere is a bit different. at those services a person is welcome to express their worship through posture more freely (standing, sitting, kneeling, etc). you’re welcome to be more expressive in your worship, with the same idea that we don’t draw attention to ourselves and distract others.
we also have communion available to anyone every sunday morning upstairs in our prayer room.
since salvation is by grace through faith alone, not of works (Ephesians 2.8-9), we do not believe that the act baptism saves you, nor is it necessary for salvation. however, Christians are commanded to be baptized, identifying with Jesus Christ in His death and demonstrating the fact that a person has given their life to the Lord.
for this reason, we baptize individuals who are 12 years of age and above.
we have baptisms periodically throughout the year. if you are interested in being baptized, head over to our baptism page.
you can read about it in the Gospel of Luke:
Luke 23.33 – And when they had come to the place called Calvary, there they crucified Him, and the criminals, one on the right hand and the other on the left.
the best way to find out what we believe at calvary is to attend our services, send in an email question or use the search feature on our website.
a great way to start getting involved is to volunteer for one of our annual events like VBS or HHH (our annual Halloween alternative).
beyond that, we have a bunch of different ministries you can serve in with other people who’ve made calvary hanford their home. for some, we ask that you regularly attend for at least 6 months, for others you can dive in right away.
to get involved, visit our SERVE page and see what’s available.
if you want to hear more Bible teaching, you’re in luck. we have literally hundreds of gigabytes archived on our Bible Studies page.
beyond that, we invite you to take a look at our Cal-TEC class archive to learn about specific topics.
through ministries like IMPACT, we can help you live out your faith wherever you find yourself throughout the week.
beyond that, we encourage you to get involved in the different Missions outreach we participate in. for example, GFA Layaway is a simple and easy way to get thinking about world missions and how you can be a part of reaching some of the poorest places in the world with the Gospel.
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