FILM: The Best of Enemies
Sep
24
7:00 PM19:00

FILM: The Best of Enemies

The Best of Enemies

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

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A timely drama that centers on an unlikely relationship between Ann Atwater, an outspoken civil rights activist, and C.P. Ellis, a local Ku Klux Klan leader who reluctantly co-chaired a community summit, battling over the desegregation of schools in Durham, North Carolina during the racially-charged summer of 1971. The incredible events that unfolded would change Durham and the lives of Atwater and Ellis forever.

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 FILM: On the Waterfront
Oct
8
7:00 PM19:00

FILM: On the Waterfront

On the Waterfront

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

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Winner of eight Oscars, director Elia Kazan's classic morality tale stars Marlon Brando as Terry Malloy, a has-been boxer who experiences a crisis of conscience while working for mobbed-up union boss Johnny Friendly (Lee J. Cobb). Terry turns a blind eye when Friendly's thugs kill a fellow dockworker to keep him from testifying in a corruption case, but he has second thoughts when the victim's sister (Eva Marie Saint) urges him to take a stand.

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 FILM: Gandhi (Shown in two parts)
Oct
15
7:00 PM19:00

FILM: Gandhi (Shown in two parts)

Gandhi (Shown in two parts)

Tuesday, September 15, 2019

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This awe-inspiring biopic about Mahatma Gandhi -- the diminutive lawyer who stood up against British rule in India and became an international symbol of nonviolence and understanding -- brilliantly underscores the difference one person can make.

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FILM: Gandhi (Shown in two parts)
Oct
22
7:00 PM19:00

FILM: Gandhi (Shown in two parts)

Gandhi (Shown in two parts)

Tuesday, September 22, 2019

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This awe-inspiring biopic about Mahatma Gandhi -- the diminutive lawyer who stood up against British rule in India and became an international symbol of nonviolence and understanding -- brilliantly underscores the difference one person can make.

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 FILM: Inherit the Wind
Sep
17
7:00 PM19:00

FILM: Inherit the Wind

Inherit the Wind

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

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Spencer Tracy and Fredric March square off as opposing attorneys Henry Drummond and Matthew Harrison Brady, respectively, in this blistering courtroom drama about the famed 1925 "Scopes Monkey Trial," in which a Tennessee teacher was taken to task
for teaching Darwinism in the classroom.n.

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FILM: Gunned Down – The Power of the NRA
Sep
10
7:00 PM19:00

FILM: Gunned Down – The Power of the NRA

Gunned Down – The Power of the NRA

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

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This PBS FRONTLINE episode goes inside the politics of America’s gun debate. Veteran FRONTLINE filmmaker Michael Kirk investigates the NRA, its political evolution and influence, and how it has consistently succeeded in defeating new gun control legislation.

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Calvary Porch Party
Aug
22
6:00 PM18:00

Calvary Porch Party

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Please join us on August 22 from 6 p.m.- 8 p.m. for a relaxing evening to get to know each other better. There is no agenda—except fellowship!

The event will be outside (or in an outdoor structure, in case of inclement weather), bring the kids, yard games and a simple munchie to share. Pack your cooler with whatever your family likes to drink. Hosts provide the venue and tables.

Hope to see you there!!!

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Calvary Porch Party
Jul
18
6:00 PM18:00

Calvary Porch Party

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Please join us on July 18, from 6 p.m.- 8 p.m. for a relaxing evening to get to know each other better. There is no agenda—except fellowship!

The event will be outside (or in an outdoor structure, in case of inclement weather), bring the kids, yard games and a simple munchie to share. Pack your cooler with whatever your family likes to drink. Hosts provide the venue and tables.

Hope to see you there!!!

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Memorial for Kathleen Louise Hoffman
Jul
11
10:00 AM10:00

Memorial for Kathleen Louise Hoffman

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There will be a Celebration of Life for Kathleen Louise Hoffman, at 10 AM, this Thursday, July 11, at Calvary Episcopal Church.

All are invited to a reception immediately after the service at the Ram Island Yacht Club, 60 Front Street, Noank, CT.

O God, whose mercies cannot be numbered: Accept our prayers on behalf of your servant Louise, and grant her an entrance into the land of light and joy, in the fellowship of your saints; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

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FILM: All The President's Men
Jul
9
7:00 PM19:00

FILM: All The President's Men

All the President’s Men

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

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All the President’s Men: The film that launched a thousand journalism school students, All the President's Men chronicles how the work of reporters Bob Woodward (Robert Redford) and Carl Bernstein (Dustin Hoffman) contributed to the public downfall of President Richard M. Nixon. The duo connected a Washington, D.C., hotel break-in with a Nixon “dirty tricks” team assigned to discredit Democratic rivals, launching a series of tense events that forced Nixon to resign.

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Memorial for Ellie Casey
Jun
29
11:00 AM11:00

Memorial for Ellie Casey

Eleanor Geyelin Sims Casey Memorial Service

11am, Saturday, June 29

The memorial service for Ellie Casey will be held at her beloved Calvary Church to celebrate her long and, until the last few years, active and full life. The service will be followed by a reception in the Parish Hall.

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  FILM: Measure of a Man
Jun
25
7:00 PM19:00

FILM: Measure of a Man

Measure of a Man

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

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Measure of a Man: For Bobby Marks, his portly physique and the harassment dispensed by a local bully compound the usual challenges of teenage life. But one summer, Bobby discovers his inner bravado when he needs it most.

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Mexico Border Ministries: Information & Opportunities
Jun
24
5:30 PM17:30

Mexico Border Ministries: Information & Opportunities

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Mexico Border Ministries: 
Information & Opportunities

5:30 p.m., Monday, June 24 - St. James Church, New London

Dear Friends at Calvary Church,

The images that we see from life along our border with Mexico evoke a range of responses, and often a desire to do something. A group in St. James’, New London has recently heard first-hand accounts, and has received a list of different agencies and groups ministering along the border. 

You are invited to come learn more about their findings on Monday, June 24th at 5:30pm at St. James: 76 Federal St., New London. We hope to have recent visitors to the border present as well. Whether or not you can attend, we ask your prayers and thoughtful participation in how God is calling us to respond as people who bear witness to the love of God for all.

Thank you,

Rachel Thomas,
Southeast Region Missionary
Email: rthomas@episcopalct.org
Facebook: @SoutheastRegionECCT
https://www.episcopalct.org/t3/southeast-region/

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 FILM: Back to Burgundy
Jun
18
7:00 PM19:00

FILM: Back to Burgundy

Back to Burgundy

Tuesday, June 18

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Back To Burgundy: Anticipating their father's imminent death, three siblings reunite at their home in Burgundy to preserve the vineyard that ties them together in this tender and modern tale of familial strife and resilience.

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Porch Party
Jun
14
6:00 PM18:00

Porch Party

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This is the first in a series of gatherings at parishioners’ homes this summer.  A relaxing evening to get to know each other better.  The parameters are simple: all events are held outside (or in an outdoor structure, in case of inclement weather), bring the kids, yard games and a simple munchie to share.  Pack your cooler with whatever your family likes to drink and reusable dishes/glassware.  Hosts provide the venue and tables. 

 Hope to see you there!!!

 Future dates & locations to be announced

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  FILM: The Russians Are Coming! The Russians Are Coming!
Jun
4
7:00 PM19:00

FILM: The Russians Are Coming! The Russians Are Coming!

The Russians Are Coming!
The Russians Are Coming!
June 4

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The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming: The lighter side of Russian interference in our democracy! A Russian submarine runs aground near a small New England town, and it's up to Lt. Rozanov (Alan Arkin) as the Russians' second-in-command to covertly secure a towboat to avoid an international confrontation. When he hooks up with residents such as Walt Whittaker (Carl Reiner) and the police chief (Brian Keith), all hell breaks loose. This classic comedy earned three Oscar nominations, including one for Best Picture.

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ECW Annual Yard Sale
Jun
1
9:00 AM09:00

ECW Annual Yard Sale

Save the Date!
ECW Annual Yard Sale
Saturday, June 1, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

It's time to start clearing out those wonderful treasures you no longer want or need from your attics, basements and garages, which would be treasures for someone else.

Please help us by donating these items to ECW's Annual Yard Sale.


Drop-off days in the parish hall will be:

  • Wednesday, May 29, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

  • Thursday, May 30, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

  • Friday, May 31, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

All proceeds will be used to support more than 21 different charities here and around the world. Call Carole Barnard at 860-535-9480 if you need help transporting heavy items.

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Calvary Field Trip: Hill-Stead Museum
May
25
8:30 AM08:30

Calvary Field Trip: Hill-Stead Museum

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On Saturday, MAY 25, we will travel to Farmington for a guided tour of Hill-Stead’s world-class collection of French Impressionist paintings and fine art on display in the property’s 1901 Colonial Revival house, designed by one of the country’s first female architects, Theodate Pope Riddle. Additionally, we will visit the gardens on the grounds designed by renowned landscape designer, Beatrix Farrand.

Cost for seniors is $18 ($20 for regular admission)

We will carpool from Calvary (carpool volunteers needed!)

Departure time s is 8:30 a.m.

 RSVP to Tom Verde for either trip at writah@gmail.com or call 860-710-1932

(Please advise if you are willing to volunteer to drive in the carpool)

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Mapping Stonington
May
19
9:00 AM09:00

Mapping Stonington

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Forum, Sunday, May 19
with
The Rev. Rachel Thomas, Southeast Region Missionary

Dear Calvary friends,

I would love to meet with any and all Calvary parishioners between the 8am and 10am times of worship on May 19th, to have your insights on “mapping” Stonington. 

Maybe you live in town. You can readily name places that bring you joy (for whatever reason) and places that break your heart. If you don’t live in town: well, you do come to Calvary to worship, and in the process you pass places that catch your attention. And you’re likely to have heard at least a bit of what goes on in town.

I’ll bring a map. We’ll mark these places of joy and sadness on the map. And then we’ll take a moment to consider what God’s Spirit might be suggesting about Calvary’s call to be a light of the Good News in Stonington. 

I hope you’ll be willing to explore your relationship with this town. I’ve done this in other parishes and found it to be enlightening and even fun.  

Sincerely,
The Rev. Rachel Thomas

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Brunch Bunch
May
12
to May 13

Brunch Bunch

Calvary Sunday Brunch Bunch

Next Brunch Bunch:

Our next gathering will be Sunday, May 12 (Mothers Day!) @ 11:45 at Breakwater on Water Street. So if you are available and would like to join the gathering, please do. No reservations are needed. We enjoy good food, fellowship and conversation.

Sponsored by the Prayer and Care Team.

Please contact Barbara Loftus @ barbloftus@aol.com or 

860.599.5732 for more details.

All are welcome.

 
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Calvary Field Trip: Newport Cliff Walk
May
11
8:30 AM08:30

Calvary Field Trip: Newport Cliff Walk

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On Saturday, MAY 11, we will walk 1.5 miles along the Cliff Walk in Newport, starting at First Beach and ending at the Chinese Tea House, located on the grounds of Marble House on Bellevue Avenue, one of the many Gilded Age  Mansions (“Summer Cottages”) we will pass on our walk, which should take about two hours. Afterwards we can convene for lunch or refreshments and a bit of sight seeing in downtown Newport. Access to the Cliff Walk is free.

We will carpool from Calvary (carpool volunteers needed!)

Departure time s is 8:30 a.m.

 RSVP to Tom Verde for either trip at writah@gmail.com or call 860-710-1932

(Please advise if you are willing to volunteer to drive in the carpool)

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The McIvor Organ Distinguished Artist Series
May
10
7:30 PM19:30

The McIvor Organ Distinguished Artist Series

 
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It's almost here! Reserve your seats!

FRIDAY - MAY 10
7:30 p.m.


The McIvor Organ Distinguished Artist Series

at Calvary Church, Stonington


On Friday, May 10 at 7:30 p.m., Calvary Church will inaugurate a new organ recital series featuring the world's most renowned artists! To inaugurate the series, Calvary has invited one of America's brightest stars, Nathan Laube, Professor of Organ at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY. Nathan has taken the national and international organ scenes by storm, succeeding in ways far beyond his years. His technical and musical prowess is simply astonishing. Our chapter board has generously agreed to partner with Calvary in bringing Nathan to our area. So, the event is also an AGO event! What a joy it will be to welcome Nathan here!

Understandably, many, many persons will want to attend the concert. So, before the word spreads far and wide, we'll need to get our own seats reserved. The event is free to the public, with free-will offerings gladly accepted. Tickets will not be sold, but we will take seating reservations. It would be a shame for any of us to be turned away, so please, call (860 535-1181) or email (communications@calvarychurchstonington.org) the Calvary church office and get your seats reserved immediately.

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 FILM: Lion
May
7
7:00 PM19:00

FILM: Lion

Lion
May 7

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Lion: In this affecting true story, 5-year-old Saroo is adopted by an Australian couple after losing his way in the urban jungle of Kolkata. More than two decades later, new mapping technology prompts Saroo to search for his lost family in India.

 
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CNS May Fair
May
5
11:30 AM11:30

CNS May Fair

All are welcome to Calvary Nursery School's annual May Fair on Sunday, May 5th from 11:30 to 1:30 on the church grounds. Join CNS for pony rides, petting zoo, bake sale, games, crafts, and lunch.

There is also a silent auction with items from many wonderful local businesses, including a gorgeous, one-of-a-kind pitcher depicting Calvary Church, painted by Susan Scala.

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African Art Sale
May
5
9:00 AM09:00

African Art Sale

Sale of African Crafts and Jewelry

Sunday, May 5 in the courtyard following both services. All proceeds help support orphans and all vulnerable children in East Central Africa. 

These lovely and hand crafted items make special Mothers Day gifts! Thank you for helping the children. Only cash and checks, please. 


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