B.A.S.I.C. (Brothers and Sisters in Christ)

Meets: Sundays at 11 a.m.  - Room 110

The McCann family has teamed up with Calvary’s UMYF to start a blessing bag ministry in memory of their son and brother, Ryan Joseph McCann.  Ryan was outgoing, funny and caring.  He was always able to bring a smile to the face of anyone he met.  We would like to continue to share his joy through this ministry. 

A blessing bag is a gallon size Ziploc bag filled with food and personal items that you keep in your car and give to hungry and homeless people when you see them on street corners asking for help.  The bags contain a variety of items such as: toothbrush, toothpaste, one size fits all gloves, chapstick, soap, washcloth, warm socks, hand cream, comb, Band-Aids, deodorant, mouth wash, nail clippers, hand sanitizer, crackers, fruit or pudding cups, granola bars, juice boxes, small bottles of water, $5 gift card to a fast food restaurant.

If you would like to help with this ministry, you can:
  • pray for the homeless and those who grieve
  • donate items to make blessing bags
  • or distribute blessing bags.  
There are two bins in the Upper Narthex outside of Room 208 (Senior High Room).  One bin is for donations; the other contains completed bags you can pick up to distribute.  If you would like to dedicate a bag to the memory of your loved one, please complete a label that can be found near the bins. 

We are excited about this new ministry and the opportunity to be the hands and feet of Jesus. 
Calvary Singers - Grades 2 - 5singers
Director - Christine Hughes

Accompanist - Angie Moore

Rehearsals are on Thursday nights at 6:00 p.m. in Room 206

Calvary Singers Registration Form
Join us for coffee and lite fare each Sunday morning in the Good Shepherd Hall from 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Enjoy this time making new friends and catching up with old friends. 

Contact: Judy Winfield - judy@calvary-mtairy.org or 301-829-0358 x204
The 12 Steps and Their Biblical Comparisions

1. We admitted we were powerless over our addictions and compulsive behaviors. That our lives had become unmanageable.
I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. (Romans 7:18)

2. Came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
For it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose. (Philippians 2:13)

3. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God.
Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God--this is your spiritual act of worship. (Romans 12:1)

4. Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.

Let us examine our ways and test them, and let us return to the LORD. (Lamentations 3:40)

5. Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being, the exact nature of our wrongs.

Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. (James 5:16)

6. Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.
Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up. (James 4:10)

7. Humbly asked Him to remove all our shortcomings.
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. (1 John 1:9)

8. Made a list of all persons we had harmed and became willing to make amends to them all.
Do to others as you would have them do to you. (Luke 6:31)

9. Made direct amends to such people whenever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.
Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to your brother; then come and offer your gift. (Matthew 5:23-24)

10. Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong, promptly admitted it.
So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don't fall! (1 Corinthians 10:12)

11. Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.
Let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly. (Colossians 3:16)

12. Having had a spiritual experience as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to others, and practice these principles in all our affairs.
Brothers, if someone is caught in a sin, you who are spiritual should restore him gently. But watch yourself, or you also may be tempted. (Galatians 6:1)

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