Calvary United Church of Christ
Calvary Memorial is a member of the United Church of Christ – a community of faith that seeks to respond to the Gospel of Jesus Christ in word and deed. The United Church of Christ was founded in 1957 as the union between the Congregationalists and the Reformed Lutherans. From the beginning of our history, we were a church that affirmed the ideal that Christians did not always have to agree to live together in communion.
We look to the Word of God in the Scriptures, and to the presence and power of the Holy Spirit to prosper its creative and redemptive work in the world.
Our worship is Bible-based, combining traditional and contemporary praise. Services are uplifting and encourage you to take the message of Jesus Christ into your daily life.
We have coffee hour before and after Church. Our congregation is warm and friendly. If you attend Church, we will assign a shepherd who will walk you to coffee hour if you would like to join us in fellowship after the service. We have welcomed over 45 new members to the Church in the past three years.
Our pastor is Dr. Lorrie Wenzel. She preaches from the floor, at the congregation’s level. She was a former scripture professor for seventeen years at Cardinal Stritch University. We called her as our minister in May 2007.
What We Believe
As followers of Martin Luther, we agree with his theological statements that identify us as Protestants:
- The Bible has ultimate authority over tradition.
- There are two sacraments: Baptism and Holy Communion.
- Both Baptism and Holy Communion can be traced back to Jesus.
- All Christians are invited to share Communion at our table.
- Baptism is a non-repeatable act.
- We celebrate confirmation and weddings, but they are not sacraments.
- Good works do not merit salvation; we are saved by grace alone.
We have adopted policies to provide a safe environment for the children, youth, and adults who are entrusted to our care as they participate in our programs and use our facilities.