New Meeting Place News | 11-2-20

Dear Calvary Family,
God is good! By His grace we have found another place to meet in starting on Sunday November 8 (Wednesday November 4th is canceled).

Important Church News | 10-30-20

Dear Calvary Family,
Unfortunately, because of the spike in COVID-19 cases in Cook County, the Governor of Illinois has mandated that public meetings must be no larger than 25 people. The Pavilion (Elk Grove Park District) where we meet for Wednesday and Sunday Services has told me that our church must abide by these guidelines.
This has forced us to seek out another facility to temporarily meet in going forward. We hope to have another place secured in the next week. However, for this Sunday’s services we are going to ask our regular members to stay at home and watch our Sunday service via livestream.

PAVILION Mask Mandate | 7-17-2020

To Calvary Family,

* For update on the NEW Mask Mandate as of 7/24/20, click here.

We pray you are all doing well and we hope to see you this Saturday for the outreach with Pastor Mike Macintosh. It’ll be a great time.

As we continue to meet in the Pavilion for our normal church services, we have been asked, per the Governor’s mandate, and the management of the Rec Center, that EVERYONE over the age of 5 MUST wear a mask when entering the building, when in the hallways, and bathrooms.

This has been
mandated by the CDC under Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois plan and is non-negotiable.  Once we are in the Garden Terrace room, we are free to take them off (while continuing to social distance)… but they are requiring masks be worn in all common areas.
Per the rec center management, failure to do so could get a person removed from the facility. If our church members push this and refuse to wear face coverings in the common areas, it could lead to our removal from the building altogether.
We kindly ask that we all bring masks to wear, and if you do not have one, we will provide them for you at the door. This is something we have to do as a church body.  We have a responsibility to be a good witness to those around us by respecting their request..

2020 Vision For The Heartland Outreach

I want to invite everyone to a special outreach we are sponsoring on Saturday, July 18th.
Pastor and Evangelist Mike Macintosh will be coming out and sharing at The Gazebo at the Jack A. Claes Pavilion located at 1000 Wellington Avenue, in Elk Grove Village, IL.
The outreach will begin at 6 PM with worship, followed by a timely message from Pastor Mike concerning God’s love for the American people during this time of national crisis and uncertainty.
Mike has traveled the world preaching the gospel and has been given a special message from The Lord which he will be taking to the Heartland of our nation this summer. The outreach is called “2020 Vision for the Heartland”.
This is an outside venue so grab a blanket or a lawn chair and come join us for an evening of worship and a special uplifting message from the Lord.
For more information about the outreach or if you have any questions, please visit the Outreach Event website at:


We are praising The Lord that we will begin meeting once again at The Jack Claes Pavilion for church this coming Sunday, July 5th for our normal 8:30 AM & 10:30 AM Services.

We are also restarting Corporate Prayer prior to Sunday Service at 7:30 AM in Suite C. We will begin meeting in-person for Midweek Bible Study on Wednesday, July 15th at 7 PM, and Corporate Prayer at 6:00 PM in Suite C. We will be livestreaming study as well.

(Bible Study is cancelled on Wednesday, July 8th).

We will not have childcare available until further notice as a precaution. Anyone who wishes to attend services with their children are welcome to do so.

We are very thankful that The Lord has opened back up our doors and are looking forward to seeing everyone again! We will continue to put precautionary measures in place to stay healthy and safe. We encourage anyone with pre-existing health conditions, and our elderly saints to watch via our live stream if they feel more comfortable.
We will be livestreaming our 10:30 AM Sunday Service, and our Wednesday Bible Study at 7 PM on Facebook Live & Youtube moving forward.
If you have any questions, please feel free to call the church at 847.895.3545 or contact us here.  Please continue to pray for our church moving forward.


Good Evening Calvary Family,
I have some good news! After speaking with Pastor Jeff Deane, we will be renting their church building until the Elk Grove Park District building (the Jack A Claes Pavilion) reopens the first week in July (hopefully).
The church is called: Revive Church and the address is: 10040 Grand Avenue, Franklin Park. (map below)
The website is:

We will have our normal services at 8:15 and 10:15 AM.

Wednesday Evening Bible Study will continue to be livestreamed only (and not an in-person study until further notice).


Good Afternoon Calvary Family,

God bless our President! He has ordered churches be considered essential and mandated that they can open immediately! Please pray! We are right now planning to open for church services on May 31st. It will not be at the Pavilion, our normal meeting place. We will hopefully start back there at the beginning of July. We will let you know where we will meet for services starting on May 31st in the next few days.

God is good,

Pastor Phil

Church Update | 4-8-2020 AM

Good Morning everyone,

I hope you and your families are healthy and untouched by this COVID-19 scourge we are all dealing with.

Amidst all of this fear and anxiety as we are fighting against an invisible enemy—let’s not forget, especially not this week, about the One Who died on Calvary’s cross and rose again—our blessed Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, Who conquered over the invisible enemies of death and the devil!

We can focus on the problem and experience fear and depression—or we can focus on the Prince of Peace Who is the solution for any problem or fear we face in life.

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