White Elephant Auction * In February or March * Bring festively wrapped white elephant "treasures", enjoy pizza and salad, and join the fun as we bid on mystery gifts and discover the hidden gems. One of the funniest evenings all year, the White Elephant Auction raises funds for our Lenten Outreach Project. In 2013, we raised $800 toward our $4,000 goal to buy a generator and start an irrigation farm for a village in South Sudan.
Bingo Night * in February or March * Just for fun! Sweet treats, non-cash prizes, and lots of laughter.
Mass in the Grass" and Picnic * June * worship in the Madison Meadow picnic shelter, then enjoy good food, fun and games, including the traditional and highly competitive Yolf (yard golf) Tournament.
Mini-golf Outing * late August * All ages of Calvarians and friends make up foursomes for a fun round of miniature golf, followed by dinner.
Backpack Blessing * late August * prayers for students and teachers of all ages and education levels as the school year begins, and the conclusion of our annual school supply drive.
Pet Blessing *late September or early October * Hosted by the Lombard Veterinary Hospital, we offer a community memorial service for lost pets, and a individual blessings for all the animals who share our lives.
Sport Spirit Sunday * Fall * Celebrating the spiritual side of athletics and fan-dom in worship and with a tailgate party.
Chili Cookoff * October * a very popular event, with a fierce but friendly competition. Calvary's cooks prepare their favorite chili recipes and all comers vote for the hottest and best chili.
Cookie Walk * early December * walk through a vast variety of Christmas cookies, mixing your own festive sampler (cookies sold by weight).