2023 Family Retreat

Romans 12:2 – Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.
Be Transformed

Event Date: August 24 (Thurs dinner) – August 26 (Sat lunch)
Event Location: Fellowship Deaconry, 3575 Valley Rd, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
Cost: $150 for single registration, $300 for family registration
Payment:  CHECK ONLYCalvary KUMC Write in memo: CEM Summer Retreat
Registration Deadline: June 25, 2023

Contact for registration: retreat@calvary-em.com


  • Stepping out of your comfort zone.
  • Growing deeper in relationship with God.
  • Discovering your spiritual gifts.
  • Stepping out in faith.

GUEST SPEAKER:  Rev. Dr. Kil Jae Park

Kil Jae Park is a Korean American who immigrated to the US when he was ten years old and grew up in the Bronx. and graduated from New York University with a B.A. degree in Philosophy. He earned a B.A. in Philosophy from New York University and went on to receive an M.Div from Drew Theological School, followed by an M.A. and Ph.D. in Christian Education from Princeton Theological Seminary. With roots as a PK of a United Methodist pastor in the New York Conference, Kil Jae served in various churches in the New York and New Jersey areas since 1988, working with children, youth and young adult ministries until he was appointed full time to North Hunterdon UMC (2005) and Teaneck UMC (2008). He is passionate about teaching ministries of the church and believes that “incarnation” (aka relationship) is key to a meaningful and life-changing ministry. He has a Presbyterian dog named “Calvin” and views church, family and golf as God’s special gifts to the world.

Good Friday 2023

Good Friday Service on April 7, 7:30pm in the Vision Chapel.

We are in need of 7 volunteers to participate and share their reflection on the Seven Last Words of Jesus on the Cross.

If you would like to participate, please let Pastor Grace know by Sunday, March 19th.

Maundy Thursday

On Maundy Thursday, April 6th, Calvary EM will host a Seder Meal reenacting the Last Supper following in the footsteps of Jesus during his last days.  This is a spiritual worship service with traditional Jewish Passover liturgy and meal/dinner culminating with Holy Communion.  We will begin at 6:30pm in the Vision Chapel. The length of the service and dinner will be a little over 2 hours.   Dinner is potluck as participants are asked to bring food to share.  Any meat dish, side dish and desserts are welcome. Continue reading “Maundy Thursday”

Welcome Pastor Sahnhah

Calvary English Ministry welcomes Pastor Sahnhah Han as its new Praise & Worship Director. Pastor Han wants to serve God through music. He studied in China and Korea and has a passion for guitar and song. Starting in the fall of 2023, he will start his Master of Divinity study at Drew University. He is married to Jisun (Esther), who will serve as Elementary Sunday School Pastor at Calvary KUMC.

Come, let us sing for joy to the Lordlet us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. Psalm 95:1 NIV

2023 Family Retreat

Mark your calendars and schedule your days off! Calvary EM is planning our 2023 Family Retreat for Thursday, August 24 – Saturday, August 26th.

Location and details of the event will come in the weeks ahead. Stay tuned for more!

Prayers for Earthquake Victims in Turkey & Syria

Dear Siblings in Christ,

May the grace and peace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you this day!

As you have seen in the news, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake and a 7.5 magnitude aftershock has devastated the southern region of Turkey and northern Syria.

The death toll is over 33,000 lives and expected to rise as the rescue efforts are hampered by cold winter weather losing precious time for those who are trapped underneath the rubble.  The devastation is beyond words.

As our hearts ache for the people of Turkey and Syria, I invite all of us to pray for all who are affected by this disaster: families who lost their loved ones, families who do not have everyone accounted for, all those who lost everything, without shelter and basic necessity suffering amid the freezing cold weather and all the rescue workers trying to save those who are trapped.  For now, prayer is the best thing we can do interceding for the powerful hand of God to help.

Information will be forth coming soon from UMCOR (United Methodist Committee On Relief) about how we can be of help and bring hope to our siblings as they try to make sense of the devastation and begin to rebuild their lives from the rubbles of the earthquake. As soon as the information becomes available, it will be posted here and announced on Sunday during worship.

God is gracious, hearing our prayers spoken in words and also our prayers of groaning, coming to our aid of those whom we lift up in our prayers!


Rev. Dr. Grace Pak

Pastor, Calvary English Ministry