Hello Calvary Family! What an amazing summer! From Vacation Bible School to great attendance, from special programs and great ministry to our Guests Preachers and musicians, God has really been
blessing us at our church. At the same time, we have lost partnerships like South Providence Neighborhood Matters (Formerly Ministries).
Yet, we have been developing strong relationships with our community partners using our space (i.e. Community Music Works) and other churches spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Why is all of this important? In a world where hate runs rampant to beat of strife, the Church has to show a different example. It may look like things can’t improve but that does not mean we stop what the Lord has called us to do. Through providing relevant ministry and resources to help transform lives we can show the world that Jesus is alive and well waiting to save a world yielded to Him (St. John 3:16-7 & Romans 5:6-9). Jesus has already sacrificed so much we have no choice but to remain faithful to the end (Galatians 6:9-10).
So as you return from some much needed rest and relaxation on your summer getaways and vacations, know that you are a part of Christ’s body of believers and we need you. Our community needs you. Our world needs you. We need you to serve, give and participate so that we continue to shower the world with the love of Jesus. It will not always be easy because it’s Spiritual Warfare. But guess what? We have already won (Colossians 2:14-16)!
Hopefully, through the many examples shared in this issue, on our web-site, Facebook pages, twitter and others you will see what the Lord is up to and join us this Fall.
God bless you!
Pastor Jabulani McCalister