Coronavirus (COVID -19)

Here is the message from Pastor Mike on March 29, 2020

Calvary Church,

Because we care about the spiritual, emotional, and physical health of our church and community, we will be suspending regular church services until further notice and be meeting in small groups instead. On Sunday, April 5th, at 2 PM we will be meeting in our cars, in the church parking lot for “Drive-In Church”.

This is in compliance with the requirements of the provincial state of emergency.

Pastor Mike Wittmeier & the Calvary Church Board

Christian Development

Christian Development lessons are available for self-study; they can be picked up at the church building when it is open (or contact us and we can arrange to have them delivered), or DOWNLOAD HERE. Because fellowship is an essential part of our Christian life, we encourage you to be connected with a friend or another member of the church family, and discuss the lesson with them (via phone, internet, or in-person).

Here is the message from Pastor Mike on March 22, 2020.

Since worshiping, learning the Bible, and praying together is a critical and essential part of our lives as Christians, we will meeting in Small Groups to facilitate this need. This is a Biblical way of doing “church”; these small groups will be held in various locations around Woodstock and Carleton County. We will be sharing locations and times for these Small Group meetings; contact us for more information.

We are encouraging you to make the best decision possible for your family. Every family circumstance is different; if you do not feel comfortable leaving your home to attend a small group, we encourage you to lead your family as a group in worship, learning the Bible, and prayer.

With the physical church building being open on an limited basis, you can conveniently continue to support the ministries of Calvary Church through the secure PayPal online giving portal. If you want to make a donation directly, in-person or at the church, just contact us and we will arrange/inform of a time to accommodate that for you.

Please contact us if you have any other questions or prayer requests. If you leave a phone number or email, we will get back to to you.

Read a message from the Mental Health Commission of Canada …

(Philippians 4:6-7) Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Missionaries Bobby & Tanya Lewis

On Sunday night, August 11th at 6PM, Calvary Church will host a missionary service featuring the ministry of Bobby and Tanya Lewis, missionaries to Germany.

Bobby was born in the Chicago Metro area and raised in Memphis, Tennessee. Tanya was born and raised in south Louisiana. They met at Jackson College of Ministries and from there relocated to Baton Rouge where they married and launched their ministry together.

While working in their local church the Lord opened a door for Bobby and Tanya Lewis to serve on the Associates in Missions program in Germany. Shortly after, they were appointed as missionaries to Germany where they served a four-year term before returning to the USA to plant churches. They are thrilled to be returning to Germany to continue planting churches and training workers for the German harvest.

Back To School Kick Off

On Friday, September 6th at 7 PM, students from across the region will unite at Calvary Church Woodstock for a Back To School Rally at the onset of the new school year.  This annual event sets a spiritual tone for the students to make a positive impact in their classes and amongst their friends.

Kelvin Shaw of Stittsville, Ontario will be the guest speaker; he is the Ontario District Youth Secretary and is a dynamic youth speaker. Worship will be led by the worship team from Calvary Church Woodstock.

On Saturday, September 7th, the Back To School Kick Off will transition to the AYR Motor Centre from 1-4 PM; where there will be pizza, pop and chips as well as sports (Basketball, Volleyball, Ping Pong, Handball, etc – bring gym shoes).

Sunday, September 8th, culminates the Back To School Kick Off weekend with a “Youth Emphasis Day” at Calvary Church featuring the ministry of Kelvin Shaw at 10:30 am & 6:00 pm.

Matt Linton in Concert

Calvary Church presents the gospel music ministry of Matt Linton in Woodstock on July 21st at two locations:

10:30 AM at Calvary Church (location & directons). Matt Linton will be singing and ministering. Admission is at no charge; an offering will be taken and donation will support the new, local Sanctuary House women’s shelter.

6:00 PM at the Woodstock Farmers Market (location & directions) under the Dooryard Arts Festival tent; rain or shine. Bring a lawn chair, connect with old friends and meet new ones.  Bring a donation and you will get to enjoy the concert and a BBQ as well; at the same time you will be supporting the new Sanctuary House women’s shelter.

Both events will feature Matt Linton singing from his new southern gospel albums.

Matt Linton is a multiple award-winning MGMA (Maritime Gospel Music Association) artist;

  • Male Soloist of the Year
  • Album of the Year
  • Song of the Year (Now I’m a Christian)
  • Male Vocalist of the Year

Matt Linton was born and raised in St. Stephen, New Brunswick Canada and graduated from St. Stephen High School. After graduating he went on to major in Theology at Northeast Christian College in Fredericton, N.B. In the summer of 2001 he married Cynara Cowan from Picton Ontario, who had just graduated from Northeast Christian College, and went on to graduate himself.

Matt Linton is an ordained minister and has filled multiple ministerial roles over the years. These include, Senior Pastor, Associate Pastor, Youth Pastor, International Evangelist, served time on the mission field in Guatemala, and he has released three music projects as a southern gospel recording artist. They have been blessed with three children Malaki and Selah and Bentlea.

Matt and his family now travel full time with their music ministry spreading the gospel of Christ through concerts and preaching.

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Kids Day

Calvary Church will be hosting a Kids Day on Sunday, March 17th!

  • 10:30 AM & 6:00 PM will be kids services featuring “God’s Handywork” kids ministry; evangelists Tim & Yvonne Rimmer.
  • All ages welcome!
    • Note: Due to mild weather/rain forecast and thus wet, slushy snow, we have called off the AM sliding party. We are so happy that The Rimmers are available to be with us both services on Sunday!!
Tim & Yvonne Rimmer

GOD’S HANDYWORK (Tim & Yvonne Rimmer) offers power-packed evangelistic services that minister to the young and the young at heart. We use a wide variety of awesome puppets, object lessons, ballooning, get-up and dance action songs, gospel illusions, scientific experiments, clowning, stories, and drama!!

TIM RIMMER: Tim has been ministering to groups of all ages for 20+ years. Before becoming a Children’s Evangelist, he taught Sunday school and children’s church. Tim has a creative personality and incorporates a dynamic blend of illusions, balloons and puppets into a power-packed Holy Ghost anointed service that will minister to any church’s needs. His character, Handy Dandy was developed to connect to the children at their level. He will leave them scratching their heads as he performs a variety of illusions that will baffle any age group. Using silly props and plenty of audience participation he is planting seeds of scripture deep within each child’s heart. The lessons taught allow the children to understand Biblical truths that will be remembered for years to come. Handy Dandy has been known to bring mystery, lollygags, and laughter to every service he attends. His outgoing personality and quick-witted humor always achieves him instant rapport with his audience. Watch the excitement fill the air as Handy Dandy pulls his ventriloquist puppets, Little Ed, Brussel Sprout and Cee-Jay out of their backpacks and instantly bring them to life. The puppets relate to the kids with their life-like daily trials and struggles as they look to Handy Dandy for approval and direction.

YVONNE RIMMER: Yvonne is an accredited author and licensed counselor.  Yvonne currently writes a lot of the lessons you will see during a GHW service. She is instrumental in writing the schedules, helping in set design and keeping the service flowing backstage, while joining Handy Dandy at times as Sunflower. Sunflower loves to keep Handy Dandy on his toes as he never knows what she has in store. She also joins Handy Dandy in the worship part of the service to encourage the children and adults to get involved.

Youth Rally

Calvary Church will be hosting the Atlantic District Youth Department for a Sectional Youth Rally on Friday, January 25th at 7:00 PM. It will be a inspirational service for students to connect with God and each other.   Following the service, there will be food and fun (cost $5).

Atlantic Youth President, Matt Woodward will be the guest speaker. The Worship Team will be assembled from churches around the local region.

Contact for this event is Section 1 Representative, Anson Brewer (see contact info on the poster).

Christmas 2018

This year Calvary Church will be hosting some fun Christmas Events!

We will be gathering at Calvary Church for the Christmas Banquet – a classic ham dinner – on Dec. 5th at 6:30 PM. All family and friends are welcome!


On Dec. 16th at 6 PM, Calvary Kids will be performing “Finding Christmas: Under the Sea”. A fun drama about Finding Jesus from the perspective of under the ocean.


Calvary’s annual “Sunday night before Christmas” Candlelight Service, Dec. 23rd at 6:00 PM , we will gather in the candlelight to sing and be inspired to bring “glory to God in the highest”.

Children’s Rally

UPCI Children’s Ministries is coming to Calvary Church in Woodstock on November 6th at 7 PM with a Children’s Rally!  This event will kick off their return to the Atlantic District in 2018 with Save Our Children Rallies (November 6-11).  These rallies are Kids Services designed for children to get connected with Jesus.  The special guest is International Children’s Evangelist, Lauren Crutchfield. There will be fun songs, exciting, biblical teaching, and an opportunity for kids to make a heartfelt response to the Spirit of God.

UPCI Children’s Ministries has impacted thousands of lives around the world; from Africa to Australia and across North America.  We are thrilled that they are coming to bring this incredible event to Woodstock and Carlton County!  Bring the children, and let them connect to Jesus in this Children’s Rally.

All Nations Sunday 2018


Judah Picar

Calvary Church will be hosting an ALL NATIONS SUNDAY service in Woodstock on October 21st at 10:30 AM; Judah Picar will be the guest speaker. Later that day, at 6:00 PM, will be an International Dinner at Calvary Church. 

All Nations Sunday is a concerted “cross-cultural” day of worship and community connection. Everyone is encouraged to invite someone of another ancestral, cultural, or language group to worship together.

Annually, the Sunday previous to United Nations Day (October 24) is designated to be All Nations Sunday.