To God be the glory!
Blessings! Blessings! And more blessings!
That’s what the Lord has poured out on Calvary Baptist Church over the past 41 years. That’s when our family began, in July of 1974, in the barracks next to Thriftway grocery store. And two years later, on July 4, 1976, the building we now worship in was completed and dedicated to God. Next July, we will celebrate 40 years in Calvary Baptist Church at 803 Maple.
The cornerstone by the entrance still expresses CBC’s commitment to God with the engraving of 2 Chronicles 7:14, which reads, “If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”
Praise God for our beautiful building where we can gather to worship through traditional hymns of praise and the preaching of His Holy Word!
Each week, we begin our Sunday morning with Sunday School at 10 a.m.; youth meet in the parlor under the teaching of Mrs. Christine Schoenhals, and the adults meet in the fellowship hall under the leadership of Daniel Cowan. Both are discussion classes where everyone participates and learns the truths of the Bible and practical applications for living a dedicated, purposeful and fulfilled life in Jesus Christ. We are currently learning some very important spiritual lessons from the patriarchs of Genesis.
The morning Worship Service begins promptly at 11 o’clock, with announcements and congregational singing straight from our beloved hymnbooks and then an inspirational message from God’s Divine Word delivered with passion and conviction by our preacher, Bro. Jim Powell.
Evening Bible Study is at 7 o’clock, with roundtable discussion in the fellowship hall, led by Dolly Cowan. We have been reading through the Bible, book by book. Right now, we’re in the book of 1 Kings, learning about all the kings of biblical times, good and bad, and how their obedience or disobedience greatly affected their lives and the lives of Israel’s nation as a whole. As we are seeing in our world today, history does repeat itself!
Wednesday Evening Prayer Meeting is at 7 o’clock in the fellowship hall, where CBC’s faithful prayer warriors gather to lift up church members, loved ones, missions and missionaries that we support, elderly and shut-ins, the sick and afflicted of our community, the churches of Panhandle, our schools and teachers, our military service people, our nation and Israel.
Come join us at Calvary Baptist Church! You’ll receive a warm greeting and a solid dose of God’s Truth!