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2007 Report

Posted on Wed, Jan 23, 2008

from Tom German

 In 2007, the Evangelism Committee was blessed with the energy and talents of Sherri Clark, So Young Namikawa, Betty Hardaway, Marilyn Hamada, Garret Pick, and Tom German, with the advice and counsel of Pastor Tim Mason.  

We invite you to regularly visit our page on the website at which describes many of the ways we try to serve, including providing the technical support and consultation for Calvary’s website itself.  We’ve found that the website is a great Evangelism tool which brings new visitors to Calvary, and also can be an effective means of communicating within our own ohana.  

Last year, we continued to welcome and encourage new members at Calvary by sponsoring new member orientations, and encouraged greater frequency of these orientations and of the introductions of new members.


We were able to help bring about an efficient system of verifying the status of our non-active members, and of sending timely follow-up letters of welcome to our many visitors.


In moves to continue the welcoming spirit of our church and sanctuary, we’ve initiated the insertion of the sponsor acknowledgements in our new hymnals, the providing more accessible information sheets and prayer requests via

pew- folders, are moving the usher’s table to a more central location at our entry, and even began offering complimentary customized book markers as people exit the church; gentle reminders of our ohana.


In 2008 refreshments, a pause that everyone seems to enjoy, will now be served multiple times each month.  Our other plans for the coming year include completing an updated color brochure describing our church and its ministries, more timely and permanent reminders of monthly events such as the Potluck on the Beach and Hikes with Mike, etc, and continuing to assist the property committee in the task of bringing about better signage fronting our campus, among many projects.


We still continue to help publish the membership directory with pictures, and this year added one more “Picture-Sunday” for the convenience of more members.  If your picture is not yet in the directory, please email a picture to Garret at  for inclusion in the next directory update.


Our Stephen Ministry at Calvary By The Sea continues to grow, and it has become a wonderful ministry at Calvary, helping many in their times of need.


We spearheaded the first annual Taste of East Oahu on April 28th.  This landmark event, initiated and organized by our own Marilyn Hamada, encouraged many non-members to experience our campus, brought many of our members together not only in a productive venture, but also to enjoy the fun and fellowship provided by the relaxing evening of food, wine, art, and music. It was a great venue for congregational fellowship, provided positive exposure for our church, and raised over $10,000 for some of our valued ministries.  The event will be held once again, this year on Saturday, April 19th, and we invite everyone join in!


We look forward to another blessed year of growth and fellowship, and encourage anyone interested in participating in our little team’s efforts to give us a call…we enjoy our work, the meetings aren’t painfully long, and there’s no entrance exam!


Respectfully submitted,

Thomas German, Chairman,

Evangelism Team and Committee

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