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Calvary Church GR


Prayer Groups

Affordable Housing Ministry Prayer
Twice Monthly Emails
Contact: Beth Keim ( )

Pray for volunteers as they renovate mobile homes for families without housing. Pray for family to receive home.

Meets Monthly (see for dates)
Contact: Susan Sorensen ( )

Gather for inspiration and prayer as we take steps of faith into our neighborhoods, workplaces, families and friend groups with outreach Bible Studies.

Boiler Room Prayer
Sundays | 8:50-11:50am | Rm 222 (Behind Sanctuary)
Contact: Cindy Marrell ( ) at ext. 5098

Pray over every aspect of the service as the Holy Spirit leads, assisted by a request sheet composed by staff. Open to all, come and go as able.

 Elder Prayer
First Tuesday | 6:15-7:15pm  
Contact: Cindy Marrell ( ) at ext. 5997

The elders meet to pray over individuals in the Chapel area. You are welcome to come unannounced, but it is helpful to contact Cindy at ext. 5997 to so she can put you on the schedule.

Elder Prayer Support
First Tuesday | 6:15-8:00pm  
Contact: Cindy Marrell ( ) at ext. 5997

Pray for the elders and women who pray over individuals coming for healing prayer. Please contact Cindy prior to attending.

 Generations at Prayer
Wednesdays | 6:35-7:45pm | Room 222 (Sept.-May)
Contact:  Lynda Freeman ( )

One of the most important and powerful things we are able to do as grandparents is to pray. Spend time encouraging one another by praying for our grandchildren. Parents welcome.

Forever Hope Adoption & Foster Care
Twice Monthly
Contact: Sheri Schmidt ( )

Pray for families at Calvary who are adopting, fostering and providing respite care, that we become a more hospitable and merciful church. Requests emailed.

Intercessors / Prayer Chain
Wednesdays | 6:45-8:00pm | Room 212
Contact: Cindy Marrell ( ) at ext. 5997

Open to anyone interested in praying for Calvary Church, its congregation, pastors, staff, volunteers and programming. Meet weekly to pray over emailed requests. Submit requests to Cindy.

International Ministry
Twice Monthly
Contact: Lou DeGraaf ( )

An email is sent out twice a month to a group who has committed to pray for this ministry primarily serving the Korean community residing in Grand Rapids but also extends to other Internationals living in the area.

Jerusalem Project Prayer Team
Monthly emails
Contact: Brenda Ely ( )

Join us in praying for our current Church Strengthening Projects, our Church Plants and our Resident Training Program. Requests emailed.

Middle School Ministry Prayer
Third Wednesdays | 6:30-7:00pm | Prayer Room 216  (Sept.-May)
Contact: Vicka Mangione ( )

Parents of middle school students meet to pray for the ministry, leaders, volunteers and students.

Neighbors International
First Week Each Month
Contact: Sonja Yeates ( )

Neighbor’s International is Calvary’s international college student ministry. Join us by receiving specific prayer requests the first week of each month for the students and also Friendship Families.

Third Monday Missionary Prayer
Third Monday | 11:30am-12:30pm | Room 114
Contact: Susan Mangione ( )

Join us to hear updates and pray for our missionaries around the world. Bring your lunch. 

Prison Ministry
Twice Monthly
Contact: Lou DeGraaf ( )

An email is sent out twice a month to a group who has committed to pray for this ministry.

Prayer for the Persecuted Church
Fourth Sunday | 10:15-10:40am | Room 115
Contact: Jane Chamberlain ( )

Pray for our brothers ad sisters around the world who are suffering for their faith. Register for our prayer list and join us between services once a month.

 Pastor Jim’s Prayer Partners
Contact: Kristen White ( )

People on this team agree to pray daily for the Samras and for the church. Jim emails out requests throughout the week.

Prayer Room
Sunday Mornings

Intercessors available to pray one on one with individuals after or during Sunday morning services in the Prayer Room.

Prayer Shawl
Second & Fourth Thursdays | 10:00am | Room 215                                                                Second Thursday only during June-August
Contact: Angel DeHaan ( )

Pray for recipients as you knit or crochet prayer shawls for those sick, bereaved or in crisis. 

 Saturday Night Prayer Team
Saturday Nights
Contact: Amber Koster ( )

Team members pray on their own for a half-hour shift from 8:00pm-8:00am every Saturday night with a minimum one-year commitment. Participants specifically pray for Pastor Jim, his family, and the Sunday services. Prayer guides and the order of service are provided.

Sanctuary Prayer Covering
Sundays | 8:00-8:25am | Sanctuary
Contact: Cindy Marrell ( ) at ext. 5997

Prayer walk through the Sanctuary before services.

Pre-Service Prayer
Sundays | 8:30-8:50am | Room 255 (West End)
Contact: Arlene Timmer ( )

Come pray with the morning's teaching pastor that God would bless our morning services. All are encouraged to join.

Pastors' Prayer Partners
Sundays | One Service Monthly
Contact: Arlene Timmer ( )

Receive weekly updates from the Pastoral Staff via email or postal mail. Your role is to pray with a team of prayer warriors during one service a month and pray in your own home regularly for their requests.

Refugee Ministry
Contact: Marv Snedeker ( )

An email is sent out twice a month to a group who has committed to pray for this ministry.

Contact: Rebekah Kennedy ( )

Formalizing team to pray for volunteers and needs of various serving opportunities.

Special Needs Ministry
Contact: Judi Warner (

Receive bi-weekly reminders to pray that Calvary Church would be merciful and hospitable. Prayer participants are encouraged to share stories/observations of mercy and hospitality in action.

UNITED: High School Parents Prayer
Second Sunday | 6:00-6:30pm | Prayer Room  (Sept.-May)      Contact: Paula Kerr ( )

Pray through requests given by Josh Karhan, for the ministry as a whole, and for the students. Informal, come and go as needed, no sign up necessary. 


Widows Ministry
Contact: Courtney Hoekwater ( )

An email is sent out monthly to a group who has committed to pray for this ministry.