Pastor Willy's Blog
The numbers are now in from our X150 commitment in March and it is an amazing report to share.
How can I say “thank you”? Maybe if I say it 150 times? My heart is so full and my spirit has been so encouraged by the many stories of sacrifice, faith and generosity. I am humbled and overwhelmed with gratitude and thanksgiving.
You only turn 150 once, or so I’ve been told. Next month Calvary will celebrate 150 years of ministry. Next month, March 2016, we will celebrate this once in a lifetime moment. The weekend of March 5-6 is not to be missed. Please help me by calling the entire Calvary family home for a grand celebration.
Time.com has labeled him “the reigning intellectual of the evangelical movement in the U.S.” and this coming weekend Calvary has the privilege of welcoming Dr. Al Mohler as our guest speaker.
This is a historic year at Calvary. 2016 marks the 150th anniversary of Calvary’s founding. Calvary was planted as the Midway Baptist Church in the Clear Water harbor settlement in 1866, one year after the Civil War ended.
Today marks 10 years to the day that Calvary held the first worship service at the new campus. On December 18, 2005, one week before Christmas, we launched a new era of ministry at Calvary.
It is a great joy to welcome Dr. Gordon Fort to Calvary this weekend. Dr. Fort is a Vice-President at the International Mission Board (IMB) of the Southern Baptist Convention.
This coming weekend will be a big one at Calvary as we kick off our month long emphasis on missions. We also have the joy of welcoming back Pastor Bill and Addie Anderson and members of their family as they celebrate his 80th birthday.
I am calling the church to pray over the next 150 days for Calvary’s influence in our community and throughout the world.
The Pope made big news this week, not just with his upcoming trip to America, but the announcement that he was authorizing all priests to grant absolution to women who had abortions. This announcement underscores the deep and profound difference between Roman Catholic theology and sound biblical doctrine.