On Saturday, June 6, Calvary’s Experience Student Ministry will be sponsoring a “Port-a-Pit Chicken” Barbecue to raise money for their summer mission trip to Gatlinburg, Tennessee. The event will run from 11 AM to 3 PM, and participants can dine-in or carry-out. The cost is $10 per plate, which includes chicken, beans, slaw, roll and dessert.
Don’t Miss Calvary’s Easter Egg-stravaganza!
On Saturday, April 4th, Calvary will sponsor a special Easter event for children. Join us at the church from 1 PM to 3 PM for games, crafts, and the annual Easter Egg Hunt. Kids will also hear the Easter story and receive a reminder of God’s amazing love. There’s no charge for the event – and everyone’s invited!
Be Our Guest for Holy Week Worship
Calvary Baptist is offering several opportunities for worship during Holy Week that are designed to help you reflect in a meaningful way on Jesus’ sacrifice for us and His victory over death. We hope you can join us!
- Maundy Thursday: “The Living Last Supper” is a drama about the disciples of Jesus: their reasons for following Him, their struggles to understand Him, and their fears of failing Him. (April 2nd at 7 PM)
- Good Friday: “He Is” is a drama that presents the stories of people whyo were touched by the final hours of Christ. (April 3rd at 7 PM
- Holy Saturday: “Sabacthani” is a drama that focuses on Jesus’ dramatic cry of despair. By Saturday, even the followers of Jesus were starting to lose hope. What happens when hope dies?
- Easter Sunday: On Sunday, April 5th, Calvary will provide a range of Easter activities that focus on worshiping joyfully and deepening the bonds that unite us as the children of God. Please be our guest for a Sunrise Service at 7:30 AM; an Easter Breakfast at 8:45 AM; Bible Study at 9:45 AM; and Resurrection Worship at 10:55 AM.
Renovation Proposal to Be Discussed
There will be a special called business meeting at Calvary Baptist immediately after the Uplift Contemporary Worship Gathering (and prior to Sunday School) on Sunday, March 1, 2015. The meeting will take place in the fellowship hall, and will focus on a proposal to undertake a significant renovation of our fellowship hall, kitchen and adjoining spaces. The project will call for the prayerful involvement of our entire church family. Members and all those who are interested in learning more about the project are encouraged to attend.
Youth Chicken Stew Fundraiser
The youth will sponsor a chicken stew courtesy of Roger and Donna Keck to raise money for this year’s mission trip to Gatlinburg, Tennessee. There will be regular and spicy stew for $5.00 per quart available “to go” by 11:00 a.m. Chicken stew will be served at 12:00 noon in the fellowship hall after the traditional service.
As part of our observance of Baptist Men’s Day on Sunday, February 1st, everyone is invited to a Fellowship Breakfast that will take place between the Uplift contemporary worship service and our Sunday School hour. (This means that the breakfast will start around 9:20 and run until approximately 10 o’clock.) We encourage you to come out and enjoy a great meal – all while getting to know your brothers and sisters in Christ in the Calvary church family.
Christmas at Colonial
On Monday, December 23, members of Calvary sponsored a Christmas Party for residents of the Colonial Care Nursing Home. After singing a round of Christmas carols, each resident was given a bag, filled with gifts that had been donated by church members during the Advent season. Volunteers from the church – many of them students – rounded out the evening by helping residents create Christmas cards and decorative paper chains to hang on their doors. It was a great night, and a big “Thank You” goes out to everyone who participated – as well as everyone who provided gifts for the residents. Calvary generally hosts an event of some kind at Colonial each month. For more information about how you can be involved, contact our Minister of Music, Teresa Martin.
Calvary’s Praise Band will be sharing their musical talents at 1 o’clock in the afternoon on Saturday, November 8th at Riverside Park in Mount Airy. Come join us to hear some great praise and worship music, along with some blues and country variations that are sure to please. We’d love to see you there…and bring a friend!
Children and their families are invited to join us for our annual Fall Festival this coming Wednesday (October 29). The event kicks off at 6 PM, and we’ll have lots of games, candy, face-painting, and (of course) a costume contest! Please be our guest…and bring a friend!
The Backpack Challenge
In the month of September, the church family at Calvary Baptist was challenge to contribute 5000 food items for the Franklin Elementary Backpack program, an outreach the provides nutritious food to children from food-insecure families during the weekend when they don’t have access to school lunches. We’re happy to report that as of Sunday, September 28, the congregation had donated 6825 food items, which far surpasses our goal. This total doesn’t include the items that will be purchased with additional designated gifts and with almost $1400 that our youth raised through their Car Wash and Yard Sale on Saturday, September 27. Thanks to everyone who helped us share this “act of blessing” with children and families right here in our neighborhood!