Christmas 2017

Posted by Alan on November 28, 2017

Christmas time is here! 

Celebrate the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ with the Calvary church family this December.  Through the season, join us for caroling, fellowship events, thoughtful services, and the Children's Christmas play.


Soup Supper and Caroling

Friday, December 8  |  6:00 pm

Supper at 6 pm

  • Bring soup or chili along with a dessert or "fixin's" (cheese, crackers, sour cream)
  • Bring enough for your family plus a few extras.
  • Drinks and dinnerware will be provided.

Caroling at 6:45 pm

  • Dress Warm!
  • We'll divide into groups to carol to the community at local businesses and visit local nursing homes and shut-ins.

Dessert after caroling

  • Warm up back at the church and enjoy good fellowship after caroling


Annual Christmas Food and Gift Shower
for our pastors and their families

Sunday Evening, December 10

Show your love and appreciation for the Holcombs, Bowmans, and Fullers by bringing food or gifts to the kitchen on Sunday Evening, December 10. Direct questions to Darrel or Pat Cotton.


Children's Christmas Program

Angels Aware!

December 17  |  6:00 pm

Step back in time as the angels hear the news of God going to earth. Why is He going? How will He go?

The Joy Singers Choir (grades 3-5) will present the gospel through drama and music as they imagine the scene in heaven before the birth of Jesus. 


Christmas Eve Service

December 24  |  6:00 pm


Keenagers (50 and over group)

Soup Supper and Gift Exchange

December 9  |  4:30 pm

Join us for some good food and fellowship at our annual Soup Supper and Gift Exchange. Sign up on the Keenager board (down the west hallway) if you plan to attend. Please indicate what food you plan to bring.

Each person is asked to bring a gift to exchange. 

Call Pat or Darrel Cotton 524-7840 if you have questions. 

Teenagers (6th - 12th graders)

Derby Operation Holiday!

Saturday, December 9  |  9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Come volunteer with Derby Operation Holiday! We'll have a great time serving our community. 

We'll start and end at the church but will be serving at The Power House in Derby. 

Lunch will be provided. 

Sign up by Wednesday, December 6.


Halloween Hullabaloo 2017 Volunteer Event

Posted by Alan on October 8, 2017

DRC Halloween Hullabaloo

October 21, 2017
9:30 am - 2:30 pm
High Park in Derby
  • Start and end at the Darrell Zimmerman Family Shelter
  • Lunch provided
  • Sign up on the Bulletin Board by the church office!

Mission Conference 2017: To the Ends of the Earth

Posted by Alan on September 14, 2017


October 1-4, 2017

To the Ends of the Earth

Acts 13:47

For so the Lord has commanded us, saying,

“‘I have made you a light for the Gentiles, that you may bring salvation to the ends of the earth.’”




Missionary Sam Slobodian, director of BIEM (Baptist International Evangelistic Ministries), joins us as guest speaker. Accompanying him are two pastors from Ukraine and two pastors from Russia. 

During the conference, we'll hear reports from missionaries and pastors, sing mission-centered songs, listen to messages from Sam Slobodian, have dinner together with the church family, and interact with workers serving in other parts of the world. 

What you can do right now:

We are collecting items to send to Christians in Ukraine. BIEM packs a cargo container full of useful supplies and ships it to Ukraine to help new churches, rehabilitation centers, and camps.

Donate new or gently used items - garage sales are a great place to find some of these items. 

Look for the collection bins in the main church foyer.

  • Towels, single sheets, blankets, pillows & pillow cases
  • Sleeping bags, tents
  • Hand tools and gas powered tools
  • Garden tools (rakes, shovels, pitchforks, hoes)
  • Fitness equipment
  • Floor hockey, soccer, volleyball, ping pong & foosball supplies
  • Musical instruments and music stands
  • Medical supplies, especially wheelchairs (but no medicine)


Conference Schedule

Sunday Sunday School 9:15 am    
  Morning Service 10:30 am    
  Evening Service      6:00 pm    
Monday Dinner 5:30 pm Service 6:30 pm
Tuesday Dinner 5:30 pm Service 6:30 pm
Wednesday      Dinner 5:30 pm       Service    6:30 pm



Guest Speaker

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Dr. Sam Slobodian

Missionaries Sam and Amy Slobodian have served with Baptist International Evangelistic Ministries, (BIEM) since 1982. Sam directs the ministry of BIEM as President and Amy works in the mission office. Sam’s trumpet playing is heard on Christian radio stations through CD recordings entitled “Sound the Trumpet”.

BIEM has been reaching Russia and Eastern Europe since 1981. Headquartered in the Indianapolis area, BIEM focuses on evangelism, church-planting, training nationals and Gospel literature distribution in the former Soviet bloc. Evangelism through missionary radio was the initial focus of this ministry in the early years. Church Planting became the main focus of BIEM in 1992. The radio ministry and many trips behind the Iron Curtain provided BIEM with ideal contacts for planting churches in Russia and Ukraine. BIEM’s approach to fulfilling the missionary mandate in Russia and Eastern Europe features the support, training and equipping of dedicated and prepared nationals.

Through this partnership of an American prayer and support base with national Christians and churches, BIEM has been able to reach countless souls and has planted churches in Russia and Eastern Europe. In 2005, BIEM expanded into the Muslim stronghold of Central Asia (Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Kazakhstan). In 2007, BIEM made further expansion into Belarus and Western Asia. More recently BIEM added the field of Latin America.

Many of the 104 churches established through this ministry are now self-supporting and we are on our 51st church building program. BIEM’s efforts also include training over 300 Russian and Ukrainian national pastors, missionaries and Christian workers through schools established at various locations.


Special Guests

PavelRa.jpgPavel Rumachik is the son of the famous Russian pastor Peter Rumachik, who served 18.5 years in Soviet prisons and labor camps for Christ. When freedom came to the USSR in 1991, Pavel was one of many Russian men who used that freedom to evangelize.

Working with BIEM, Pavel became one of the ministry’s very first missionaries in Russia. With God’s blessing, his first church plant reached the very cultural center for which his father and four other men were imprisoned in their attempt to spread the gospel.

Next he planted a church in Nahabino.  This church developed a special ability to reach drug addicts and alcoholics that led to the establishment of a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center.   This successful outreach led to the creation of multiple Christian rehabilitation centers.  Today there are over 30 families in Moscow-area churches where the father has been reached through this ministry.




Andrei1.JPGAndrei Yudintsev comes from a family that experienced persecution during Soviet times. Both his father, Vasiliy, and his mother, Serafima, experienced arrest and imprisonment for their faith. Being their eldest son, Andrei likewise came under scrutiny by the Soviet authorities. The Soviets arrested and imprisoned him, too, even before he was out of his teenage years. He became one of the youngest prisoners for Christ and served 3.5 years for his active Christian faith.   

Until recently, he was a church planter in Siberia, but in 2015, he was recruited by Pastor Peter Rumachik. Andrei accepted the call to become the missionary pastor in Shahovskaya, Russia, in the western Moscow region.   

Andrei and his wife Zara have been blessed with 12 children. (Their eldest son remains in the Kemerovsky district of Siberia, where he pastors a church.)

Buyko Prayer Card.jpgEugene Buyko
serves as BIEM’s director in Ukraine. He oversees BIEM’s team of church planters and children’s workers there. He has been instrumental in helping church planters to get established even in difficult areas. Eugene is exceptionally gifted in navigating governmental bureaucratic requirements for projects such as shipping 40-ft. containers of humanitarian aid,purchasing property for church buildings, and organizing BIEM’s Ukrainian camping program, which involves over 1,000 campers in several camps.

Eugene is planting a new church in Bilogorodka, a suburb of Kiev, the capital of Ukraine. In this rapidly growing area, the mayor gave land for this church to be built.



Fomichov Prayer Card.jpegIgor Fomichov grew up in a military family in Desna, one of the largest military bases in the Soviet Union.  This is the military base where BIEM was able to plant a church after the Iron Curtain came down and freedom came to these formerly Communist areas. 

Igor became a part of this church after he was saved from a life of drugs and crime. As Igor grew in his Christian faith, he became heavily involved in ministry, was called to preach, and pursued ministry training.  When the original church planter moved on to plant another church, the congregation in Desna called Igor as pastor.  Sixteen people reached by this ministry were called to full-time ministry.  Because of this, the church has planted two other churches and is now launching a third.


High School Journey: Street Witnessing and Dinner!

Posted by Alan on September 12, 2017


Street Witnessing and Dinner Event: Friday evenings throughout September – October

High School students (9-12th grade) sign up for a week you would like to come out street witnessing in Wichita.

We will be at the corners of Douglas and St. Francis with Steven and Francesca Carroll (carpooling will be available). We’ll be on the street from 4:00-5:30 p.m. and will end with dinner at the Bowman’s.

Check out which Friday works for you and sign up at church:

  • September 15 or 29
  • October 6 or 20

If you have any questions please contact Pastor Bowman:
Cell: sixfivefive-3148, Email:

Church on the Lawn and New Addition Guided Tours

Posted by Alan on August 30, 2017


September 17, 2017
6:00 pm

Bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit on for an outdoor service of singing, preaching, and church family fellowship on the front lawn. 

New Addition. Open House. Guided Tours.

Don't miss this first look at Calvary Kids. Groups will be touring the new addition before and after the Church on the Lawn service.

Tours will begin at 5:00. Meet by the outside entrance of the new addition.

Trek Overnighter 2017

Posted by Alan on August 23, 2017


The Trek Overnighter is a great event for Middle School (6th-8th grade) students in Trek. There's pizza, challenging messages from God's Word, and fun games!

Overnight the guys and girls are split at different locations for a sleepover and breakfast in the morning.

Please contact Pastor bowman ( for date and time.

Fall Kick off Dessert Picnic Youth Activity

Posted by Alan on July 7, 2017

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Saturday, August 12,
7:00-8:30 pm

Youth (6th-12th Grade) start the school year off right at the Fall Kick-off Dessert Picnic! We’re meeting at English Park in Derby. There will be kickball, volleyball, ice cream sundaes and more! Please bring your own lawn chair, everything else will be provided.

Sign up by August 6!

English Park is on Lakeview Dr. between James St. and E. Crestway.

Youth Activity for Parents!

Posted by Alan on July 7, 2017

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Saturday, August 5 – 6:00-8:30 p.m.

Do you have a child who will be in the 6-12th grade this fall? We’re having a Youth activity - for the parents!

  • Fun games
  • A great dinner
  • Fellowship with other parents
  • Youth ministry information for the new school year

Sign up on the church bulletin board by July 30!

Derby Kite Festival Volunteer Youth Activity

Posted by Alan on May 2, 2017

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Youth (6th-12th grade) we have an exciting opportunity to serve our community and shine the light of the gospel by volunteering at the Derby Kite Festival - a family event hosted by the Derby Recreation Commission at High Park in Derby. 

Some volunteers will staff an activity booth promoting CBC and other volunteers will work with DRC officials helping them run the event. 

Sign up on the bulletin board by the church office by May 14

See Pastor Bowman if you have any questions.

Easter Breakfast 2017

Posted by Alan on April 9, 2017


April 16, 2017

  • Continental Breakfast and Sunday School
  • 9:00 am
  • Gym

All Sunday School classes will meet in the gym on Resurrection morning.

A continental breakfast will be served beginning at 9:00 am. The breakfast menu includes: ham cubes, cheese cubes, nuts, hard-boiled eggs, sweet rolls, fruit, fruit juice, coffee and tea.  

At 9:25 child care will be provided – children up to 2 years old will be in the nursery, 2 year-olds will be in room E13 and the 3 & 4 year-olds will be in E10.

All other classes (5 year-olds through Adults) will remain in the gym for the lesson beginning at 9:30.

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