Operation Unity is a time when Calvary Murrieta comes together as a church to all focus on the same theme that Pastor Brian will be sharing. Men's, Women's, Community Groups, Calvary Kids, 678 Middle School, RISE High, and Y.A.M.S will all be teaching and discussing the same passages and truths, allowing for a deeper and richer experience. Everyone is encouraged to participate in a group to maximize this time to grow closer to God and each other.

Theme for Operation Unity 2022:  
Authentic Love

Love, true love, is what life is ultimately about. It's what we all need. Yet love is hard, it can be confusing, sometimes even hard to recognize, let alone do well. At Calvary Murrieta, we boldly claim to Love People Authentically. But what does that mean? What does it look like? 

How will Operation Unity work?

Beginning in September, in every one of our Sunday services Pastor Brian will be exploring what the Bible shows us about love and how we can have genuine, authentic love for people. We will then have a total of 4 sessions of group meetings for the entire month of September.  We have over 20 groups: Women's Only, Men's Only, and Co-Ed groups, covering about every night of the week in different locations and times to fit your schedule. Our regular running ministries during the week will still meet with the same goal of discussing and challenging each other of what Pastor Brian has taught for that week.

Our Sessions Overview

Love for Family And Friends

Description: Loving others authentically involves sacrifice which is seen in people's choices, persistence and risk-taking. Jesus is the ultimate example of this kind of sacrificial love.
Passage: Mark 2: 1-12
Focus Verse: John 15: 12-13 “My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.”
Discussion Questions: Download the PDF Here
Watch Pastor Brian's Sunday sermon, ”Love That Is Sacrificial”  below:
Watch Dave Eubank's Wednesday message, ”Love That Is Sacrificial”  below:

Love for Neighbors and Community

Description: The disciples wanted Jesus to send the crowd away but instead He says "feed them" and provides a miracle showing that authentic love for our community is hospitable.
Passage:  
Matthew 14: 13-21
Focus Verse: 
Matthew 22: 39 “Love your neighbor as yourself.”
Discussion Questions:  Download the PDF Here
Watcb Pastor Brian‘s Sunday Sermon, “Love That Is Hospitable“ below:
Watch Pastor Brian's Wednesday message, ”Love That Is Hospitable”  below:

Love for the Hurting and Doubting

Description: Jesus' love for Mary and Martha causes him to be deeply moved and to take action as they are suffering over the death of their brother, showing compassion.
Passage: 
John 11: 1-44
Focus Verse: 
Galatians 6:2 “Bear one another’s burdens.”
Discussion Questions:  Download the PDF Here
Watch Pastor Brian’s Sunday sermon, "Love That Is Full of Compassion,” below:
Watch Matthew Ellis's Wednesday message, ”Gospel Ambition”  below:

Love for Our Enemies

Description: Paul and Silas show forgiveness to their persutor in jail, showing an example of the mercy that God shows people and asks for His people to show others.
Passage: 
Acts 16: 25-34
Focus Verse: 
Matthew 5:44  “But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.”
Discussion Questions: Download the PDF Here
Watch Pastor Brian’s Sunday sermon, "Love That Drips With Mercy and Compassion,” below:
Watch Pastor Andrew Paulsen's Wednesday message, ”Love That Drips With Mercy and Compassion”  below:
We all know growing and learning is best done in group, especially when we're focuing on Authentic Love.  We have a whole team of hosts who are excited to connect and pray with you in a small group/home fellowship. There are several groups to choose from: men only, women only,  and co-ed. These groups meet at different times throughout the week, some offering childcare or you can bring your children. 

Registration is CLOSED!
Have a question about Operation Unity?  Contact Pastor Andrew Paulsen at [email protected]

July 31, 2022

Why Is Unity Important?

Written by Dawn Spice

As you may have heard, for the month of September, our entire church body will be participating in Operation Unity, an endeavor to build our congregation’s knowledge and practical application of topics such as fellowship, inclusivity, meeting together, and authenticity.  You may also be wondering, “Why is the church putting so much time and focus into this topic?  Why is unity so important?”

The simple answer is that this is what Jesus planned, communicated, demonstrated, and desired.
In John 17:21-23 Jesus prayed that all who believe in His name would be one, just like He and Father are one.  He gave His Holy Spirit so that we may be brought to complete unity, and the world will know that Jesus was sent from the Father.
That should be enough for us, but here are just a few other benefits of being a part of a unified group:  
  • Participating as part of the church body, local and worldwide (1 Corinthians 12)
  • More effectively serving your community as part of a cohesive team (1 Peter 4:10-11)
  • Being welcomed in as family (Psalm 68:6)
  • Strength in numbers (Ecclesiastes 4:9-12)
  • Support, encouragement, accountability, and prayer in time of need (Galatians 6:1-2)
Isolation is one of the enemy’s most powerful weapons against us.  Separated from “the herd” we become vulnerable to attack.  Let’s stand strong together so we can shine our light and share the Gospel as servants for Jesus’ sake (2 Corinthians 4:4-6).

“How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity!” Psalm 133:1