Special Events

Joyous Singers Christmas Sing-a-Long Concert at Calvin!
Wednesday, December 6  •  2:00 p.m.

Calvin Church Sanctuary  •  Free and open to the public!

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“Blue Christmas” Service
Thursday, Dec. 21 at 4:00 p.m.

A “Blue Christmas” Service, also known as a Longest Night service, offers a time to acknowledge that the holidays can be a time of loneliness and sadness for some people, while surrounding them with the compassionate love of Christ.  Come for yourself, or invite a friend who could be uplifted during this season.


What's a sensory mitt?

A sensory mitt is a double thick mitt made with embellishments attached inside and out in order to provide a stimulation activity for the restless hands of people with dementia, Alzheimer’s or autism. Mitts can be sewn, knitted or crocheted.  The embellishments can be anything that’s washable:  dangling yarn or ribbon, buttons, beads, appliques, crocheted objects (flowers, butterflies, etc.) and so forth.  Raid your junk drawer and let your imagination soar!

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I'm interested!  When do I start!
Every Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at Calvin a group of dedicated folk come together to make mitts and embellishments.  Everyone is welcome! Whether you knit, sew or crochet, making a mitt is easy ­­– we’ll provide the pattern and examples to work from.  Novice, experienced or expert, every skill level is welcome.  You can make mitts on your own time, but we’ve set aside an hour and a half each week when you can join a group of interested handicrafters, sharing ideas, techniques and fellowship.  Attend the group whenever you’re available.
For more information, contact:

Nancy Wissink, Director of Senior Ministries

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