Monday, September 28, 2009

Men's BBQ Oct 3rd

Face it men...we love to hang out and eat. Let's do that!

First: the food. This isn't going to be the usual tri-tip, garlic bread, beans (although that is SO good!). One of the chefs in the fellowship (Ray W.) will be Q'ing up something RAD!

Second: the fellowship. We'll be watching a REALLY cool film about God, the Bible, AND Astronomy. It's fascinating stuff, regarding the STAR the Magi followed, what was going on with the moon during Jesus crucification. Definitely good geek out time and then we'll worship the Lord who created the heavens!

Last: more fellowship. If you are interested in more fellowship (through competition), join us at Meadow Park for some Marrieds vs. Singles sand volleyball @3pm.

PLEASE REGISTER FOR THE EVENT!! Those who pre-register and pay will eat first!!!! (meaning you don't run the risk of us running out of food)

What's on the Menu?
-Marinated and seasoned grilled boneless chicken thighs
-Locally custom made to order sausage (prob chicken, may be pork or beef not sure yet)
-Marinated and seasoned grilled fresh veggies
-Cold Soda's for drinks

-Home made (Julie W's special recipe) chocolate, chocolate chip, fudge cake!
-We'll brew some coffee for the occasion!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Men's Bag Lunch Bunch

Some of us men at CalvarySLO will be starting a men's group this Wed June 17th at noon. We'll be studying together through the parables that Jesus told.

This will be a little different as we will be requiring something from each of you that want to join us. Please read these guidelines carefully and make sure you agree before joining up with us. We look forward to meeting up with you.

  1. Active Participant: We will not have "teachers" per se, Rob Fitler and I will be facilitating. We need each of you to commit to:
    a. Reading the parable scheduled daily between each meeting.
    b. Study up on the parable (listen to a sermon, read a commentary or study guide, etc)
    -We are looking for God to speak into your life through each of these parables and to have you bring that to the group.

  2. Volunteer at CalvarySLO: We at KingdomBuilders are committed to not only equipping, but also calling you to advance God's Kingdom. So if you are already officially volunteering somewhere within CalvarySLO, come on out. If you are willing to find what opportunities are available and will commit to serving before the 10 week session is up, come on out.
Here are the particulars:

When: Wednesdays at 12pm
Where: CalvarySLO Building
What: The Parables Jesus Told
Who to Contact: Patrick Zalamea or Rob Fitler

Hope to see you there! I have found there is nothing like hanging out with a group of men humbly coming before His written word and serving along side each other...

Tuesday, February 10, 2009



It is that time again, February is the month for us to register for softball if we all want to play again. A new year brings a "new" season which means the initial fee is a little steeper than later in the year when we will be a "returning" team.
Registration ends Friday Feb27th which means we need to work quickly if we are going to form a team. League Play begins March 16, below are the details we need to establish:
Monday Men's Lower is no longer available so we would have to decide between:
Monday - Men's Recreation (one step below Men's Lower, t-ball basically)
Wednesday - Men's Lower
Thursday - Men's Lower
Depending on how many guys we get to sign-up the fee for this first season will be:
12 players: $48/person
11 players: $52/person
10 players: $58/person

If you are interested email and I'll start collecting a head count. If you want to play but not every week consider splitting time and entry fee with another player. We will need the money by Feb 27th.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

An Opportunity to help a Brother

Hello men of CalvarySLO. We have an opportunity to help a local family that calls CalvarySLO home. Saturday January 31st this family will be moving from the Laguna Lake area to the area behind Vons off TankFarm and Broad. Without any family in town they are glad to call the people of CalvarySLO family and so they are looking for 8 or 10 guys (especially if you have a pick-up you would be willing to bring) to help them move that Saturday morning. Starting at 10 in the morning 8-10 guys can probably move a 3 bedroom/2 bath house in just a few short hours. A lunch of pizza will be provided when all is said and done. If you would be willing to come and help please comment to this post and I ... er this beautiful family ... would be extremely grateful.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Building Help Update 1/12/09

We need a few helpers tomorrow 1/13 for the 2nd coat of the Bonded Sand Concrete floor. If you have a few hours to spare PLEASE stop by!

James, Nick, and the Concrete crew will be starting at 9am. Show up any time! It is not daunting or intimidating come on out if you can...


Monday, January 05, 2009

Fishers of Men and MENtoring Year in Review

To begin, everyone pretend that this was posted last week. That way the Grand Master of Men's Ministry will go just a little easier on me.

Fisher of Men took a hearty blow with the exodus of Aaron Wise who's job transferred him South into the lonely desert. We're hoping one day he manages to find his way out. In his absence the Fishers of Men dominated the SLO City parks and recreation lower division Softball League on games played during the first week of October. Currently in the offseason we're hoping to make some blockbuster deals in free agency and bring in some heavy bats and fast wheels. The Season starts up again in March and sign-ups begin in February. If you want to play, it will be around $50 to sign-up to begin a new team at the beginning of the year.

Fishers of Men also sponsored a few Marrieds v. Singles. There was the run/walk for FCNI in which ... oh I can't remember who won that one. There was also a Futbol game in which the marrieds dominated and it has hence taken us 4 full months to recover. Fishers of Men will be kciking off 2009 by sponsering a Marrieds v. Singles Flag Football game THIS SUNDAY at Meadow park across from Hawthorn on South Street after Church. Bring your food, your cleats, any flag football gear you have, your game face and your medical insurance card.

MENtoring kicked off late in the year. We've had plenty of interest but as is usually the case we've more people interested in being mentored than being a mentor. Needless to say we still have a few stragglers out there looking for men of God to take them under their wing and mentor them. Let this serve as one more reminder that if God is prompting your heart to be a mentor to a young man who wants to draw closer to the heart of God to take that step and contact Aaron McFarland or Patrick Zalamea.

Thursday, January 01, 2009

Help Update 1/1/09

Hey all,

If you have the day off on Friday, hope you'll consider coming over to the building. We will be applying the 2nd coat of the Bonded Sand as well as the Whitish Gray squares in the Theater.

Don't be intimidated, most of the application thus far has been done by non-skilled labor!

I believe we will need help on Saturday as well, I'll send an update as soon as I know...

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Need Help...

If any of you are available tomorrow between 8am and 3pm or so please stop by the new Building. We'll literally be throwing stuff on the floor!

In the 2nd - 3rd Grade room (Theater) we'll be throwing down paint chips that will stick in the Epoxy that is being laid on the floor in a checkered pattern.

In the hallways we will be throwing down a custom color blend of sand that will stick to some epoxy as well.

Hope you can make it...we can use as many hands as possible to spread the epoxy and throw down the medium that will stick to it.

We may need help Friday and Saturday as well. I'll let you know here.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Worship thru Service Year in Review

Well men, its been an extremely exciting and busy year for the Worship through Service portion of Calvary SLO's Men's Ministry. We started out the year with a huge sense of God's calling and high expectations of what he can do through us. Let me say God,. as always, did not disappoint!

2008 started with a couple of WtS breakfasts. In the morning we would meet, eat a hearty meal and listen to one of our elders give us an encouraging message from the Lord. Special thanks to James Rey, Sean Brennan, Marc Ammese and Joey Hill for all were truly inspiring! Also to thank is Ken Krall...he cooked and tutored the rest of us on how to prepare the perfect breakfast. After breakfast the men broke into groups and went out into the community worshiping God through Serving his people. We were able to build a metal shed, tear out a spa, landscape, pain, provide oil changes and car washes. It was so amazing to see each family so grateful for our church body helping them with the things they could not do on their own. All the glory goes to God!

Just as exciting, the WtS ministry was also able to participate in the local Habitat for Humanity project in Atascadero. In case you were unaware, our church partnered with H4H to finance and construct 4 new homes off Traffic Way in north county. As anyone who came with us can tell you we were worked extremely hard. We went through over 8 palates of pavers to finish construction of the driveway. The sweat and grit payed off immeasurably when we attended the home dedication in December. The 4 chosen families were prayed for, given bibles and finally cut the ribbon on their brand new homes! It was indescribable to see God work through a community to help out those who need our help the most.

As we head into the new year we are looking for the Lord's leading as to where he would like to take this ministry. It is obvious that the Calvary SLO church body is passionate about worshiping our creator through the service of his people. We find our calling in I John 3:16-20:

"By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers. But if anyone has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God’s love abide in him? Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth. By this we shall know that we are of the truth and reassure our heart before him; for whenever our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and he knows everything.

Please keep our ministry in mind when you or others you may know might need assistance. It is not only our calling but our passion to display Christ's sacrifice by helping others.

Happy New Year!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Big Buddies Christmas

Christmas is around the corner and we thought one way we can celebrate and show the love of Jesus is to bless the families that participate in the Big Buddies program. The Big Buddies program matches people from our church with "at-risk children in single-parent homes who need a positive adult role-model in their life." We would like to provide needed services to these families (such as yard work or fix a household item that's broken) or bless them with a meaningful gift (such as a gift certificate to Boomer's so they can go have fun as a family). We are currently asking the families what needs they have, so more information is sure to follow. If you'd like to sign-up to help or have any questions, please email Christion at Thanks!

PS: The idea for this was partially inspired by the Advent Conspiracy. Here's one of their promo videos: