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Worship Services

Join us to connect with other students, play games, and worship God together through music and biblical teaching.  
 
Our 9am and 11am Sunday services are in the MSM room! For those not yet comfortable meeting in-person, we will live-stream our 11am worship service on our Calvary MSM YouTube channel.  
 
Each service we have new students joining us for the first time, so you aren’t alone if you haven’t been to MSM before!  Find any of our leaders wearing an MSM T-shirt or badge to get connected. 

6th Grade Summer Camp

This year we are going to have a separate camp experience for just our incoming class of 6th grade students!  On July 8-12, we will be taking our students to a sleepaway camp called “CIY Mix” (CIY stands for Christ in Youth) that is held on Biola University’s campus.  We are excited for this opportunity for our younger students for two main reasons.  First, it is a shorter and closer camp than the camp we are going to with our incoming 7th-12th graders and second, it will be a great opportunity for our team to get to know these new students in a more personal way.  

 

7th-8th Grade Summer Camp

Calvary MSM Summer Camp is the best week of the year for any incoming 7th and 8th grade students.  This year we are heading to Hume SoCal for an adventure of seeking Jesus together.  Filled with outdoor summer activities, incredible worship, and rooted in biblical teaching, we strive for our students to not only grow in their relationship with God, but also in their friendship with one another.  We always say, if you only join Calvary MSM for one event, make sure it is summer camp!  Come along with us for an experience you’ll never forget!

 

8th Grade Promotion

As parents, we know that you want your child to promote well from 8th grade to high school. Our “8th Promotion Trip” has been designed for this promotion. Pastor Connor Johnson and the middle school team have teamed up with Pastor Drew Walton and the high school team to create an overnight experience to honor how your child has grown in middle school and anticipate all that God will do in high school

Time: Friday, June 7th, 7 pm-7:15 pm Saturday, June 8th

Where: We will meet at Calvary, spend the night there, and drive in vans together to Universal Studios. 

Cost: $135 (includes all food, transportation, and activities except for snacks, souvenirs, lunch, and dinner in the park/city walk). Register by Wednesday, June 5th.

MSM Lighthouse Mission Trip

We will be leading VBS at Lighthouse shelter for women and children in Oxnard. The mission trip is August 12-15, 2024 from 8:30am-1:30pm Monday through Wednesday and 8:30am-3pm on Thursday the 15th. We will meet at Calvary and drive in vans together with your Calvary MSM Leaders. Team participants cannot miss any part of the mission trip.

Current 6th and 7th graders can apply but there are limited spots for this mission opportunity. This trip application will close on Sunday, June 2nd. Once the application closes the MSM team will review every application and make phone calls to every team member on 6/5 to let them know if they have been accepted on the team.

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Summer nights

MSM Summer Nights: Join us for food, fun, friends, and worship on Wednesdays starting June 19th from 6:00-9:00pm. (Not meeting July 10th and 31st) $5. Check-in at the front of the Calvary.
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MSM Small Groups

Calvary’s middle school small groups are Wednesdays from 5:30-7:15pmEach week, students hang with friends as they open their Bibles together, exploring how God’s Word changes the way they live! All groups are lead by MSM staff and vetted (background checked & fingerprinted) volunteers.

MSM Small Groups will resume in September.

Foundation Journal

The Firm Foundation Journal is a tool for students to obey the words of Jesus in Luke 6:46-49.  Jesus tells us that those who go to him, listen to his words, and do what he says will be like a house built on a firm foundation that can weather any storm!  We know that for many students, they either do not know what to read, and if they do read they might become confused.  This journal should help solve both those issues as they are guided through the word of God each day with space to reflect on what they read.  If they get confused, they can talk with our leadership or other students, because we are all working through this together.

Baptisms

MSM Ministry hosts a baptism class the Monday before the next baptism service on Zoom. There will be a short video to watch with your child before the Zoom Class that teaches the fundamentals of the Christian faith and baptism as practiced here at Calvary Westlake. Then children in MSM, along with their parents, will be invited to our Zoom meeting where will discuss questions you might have about baptism!  Once the child, parents, and leaders agree the child has a clear understanding of its meaning and is ready, they are invited to be baptized at the next baptism service. 

Upcoming Baptism Dates

  • Sun., Aug. 4 – 5pm Summer Camp Celebration
  • Sun., Sept. 8 – TBD (Beach)
  • Sun., Nov. 17 – 9am & 11am

For more information on baptism for MSM, contact Connor Johnson at connor.johnson@calvarywestlake.org.

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Winter Camp

Every winter we have the opportunity to take students up to Hume Lake for winter camp, where we partake in a weekend of worship, recreation, and Biblical teaching. Winter camp is a perfect place to get away from normal life for a weekend, enjoy the beautiful campus of Hume lake, and even see snow if you’re lucky!

2024 Winter Camp Registration is now closed

Volunteer in MSM

Come serve with us! There are opportunities to serve on Sunday service at 11am, MSM events, and as a small group leader. Fill out the form and we will be in contact with you on how to best use your gifts to serve our middle schoolers.

 

Staff Contacts

Connor Johnson 
Middle School Pastor 
Connor.Johnson@calvarywestlake.org 
818.575.2253

COURTNEY LOPEZ 
STUDENT MINISTRIES ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT 
COURTNEY.LOPEZ@CALVARYWESTLAKE.ORG 
818.575.2223

Megan Talbot 
Associate middle school director 
MEGAN.TALBOT@calvarywestlake.org

Ben Vete 
Middle school worship leader
ben.vete@calvarywestlake.org