Lent is a time of reflection, inquiry, and prayer, as we prepare for the heartbreak of Good Friday and the resurrection joy of Easter. During the noon hour of the Lenten season, Calvary Church invites wise and inspiring preachers into our pulpit from places near and far (geographically, philosophically, and even temperamentally). People from across Memphis come to hear voices that may challenge, but also instruct, inspire, comfort and unite. The line-up of speakers changes annually, some are known locally, others have a national following, including the late Marcus Borg, Jon Sweeney, Barbara Brown Taylor, and Diana Butler Bass.
Combined with the lunch-time offerings of the Waffle Shop, the noon experience nourishes both body and soul.
In addition to the noontime experience, Calvary offers Lent after Dark each Wednesday evening. A Waffle Shop dinner is offered from 5:30–6:15 p.m., followed by a Lenten Preaching Series speaker from 6:30–7:30. These speakers often give a brief presentation and engage the crowd in a question/answer session. Childcare is provided for children five and under every Wednesday evening.
Come for the preaching and stay for the waffle. You are warmly welcomed to join in either or both of these nearly century-old Lenten traditions.