Sunday, October 2nd we celebrated our member, Sarah Brown Kamara, as she recently retired as Superintendent. Auntie Sarah, as family and close friends lovingly call her, thank you again for all the years of hard work, dedication, and love for God you put into everything you did for our children and church. We were blessed to have you leading our children’s Christian education and are still blessed to have you as a member. We love you.
We are grateful that guest vocalist Kira Shcherbakova blessed us during worship with her music ministry. Thank you to all who came and supported our guest Sunday, August 28th. We hope you were blessed to. If you were unable to attend, click here or visit our Facebook page to see one of her performances. Remember to like our page to stay current with our upcoming activities.
We thank God that we have received the following members through Baptism and/or Christian Experience: Denise A., Joshua R., Machozi S., and Omona A. They each received the Right Hand of Fellowship on this Sunday.
We also celebrated with Denise A. as she brought her son, Vashawn R. to be Dedicated to our Lord.
Friday, September 16th: PrayerFest – Downtown Providence
Saturday, September 17th: PrayerFest – Downtown Providence
Sunday, September 18th – Worship Service – Calvary Baptist Church
Let’s take a trip down memory lane. Remember…?
- Getting pick-up or dropped off in the Church Van
- Playing a part in the annual Christmas Play
- Learning a new Bible verse in Sunday School
- Making special crafts at Pioneers after school program
- Playing tag in the parking lot at Happy Days summer camp
- Singing in the sanctuary during Vacation Bible School
- Camp fires at Camp Canonicus
- Playing in the Bell Choir
- Vocal warm-ups at Youth Choir practice
- Volunteering to help South Providence Ministries
- Staying up all night at a church Lock-In
- Your first step into the Baptism Pool
- Driving/flying to a Youth Conference
No matter where life has brought you today, you have these great childhood memories because God blessed you through your fellowship with Calvary. Join us in celebrating those blessed times.
Plans are still underway so stay up to date on your reunion details by frequently visiting our website – https://calbaptist.org/, Facebook page – Calvary Baptist Church, or contact Annmarrie Kamara and Darthula Mathews at [email protected]. For more information about PrayerFest visit PrayerFest.org
Family and Friends Weekend is fast approaching. Start inviting your loved ones now! On Saturday, September 24th 6:30 p.m. is Family Movie Night featuring the movie: Veterans of Color at our church. Followed by a panel discussion with Q & A period with actual veterans from the movie including Pastor Linda Watkins’ father, Mr. William Watkins, Jr., Sunday, September 25th, we encourage you to invite your friends and family to worship with us. Please click here to watch the movie trailer or visit our Facebook page.
Dust off your detective hat and polish your magnifying glass as you join us, Calvary Baptist Church of Providence, in our latest project. We are in the process of gathering photos of our church, members, activities, and friends throughout the years. These photos can be in any form. Ex. Print, film, slides, digital. Please help us retrieve these rare but precious moments in our church’s history by joining the photo treasure hunt.
If you or someone you know have photos to share, email our Technical Arts Ministry Team, at [email protected]. Please type CBC Through the Years and your name/church affiliation in the subject line. You can also call the church at 401.461.7507. Thanks and Gob Bless.
July 18-22, 2016. We thank God for all those who participated in our joint Vacation Bible School in anyway from Calvary, Iglesia Bautista El Calvario (IBHEC), friends of both churches parents, children, youth and families. Because of you this was a tremendous success again. We give special thanks to Pastor Orlando and First Lady Sandra Irizarry of (IBHEC) who pulls this event and both churches together every year to reach souls in the community for Christ! Click here to see the photo album or visit our Facebook page.
Hello Calvary Family! Happy Summer to you all! Many of us have anticipated the summer’s arrival for a variety of reasons. But one of the main reasons people love summer is because it means vacation season has come in full swing. Some take short day trips and others take longer times away. No matter what type of vacation that occurs, have you ever noticed how carefree we all—well most of us are during that time? When we get a chance to travel whether alone or with friends and loved ones, for an enjoyable often well-deserved break, we become almost unrecognizable. The stress is gone. The worry has faded. It’s as if we have no concerns to consider and we enjoy every minute. So, why are things so different when we return from our own private paradise? Could it be that we have forgotten to enjoy life as the Lord has given it to us? Yes, that’s part of it. I think the bigger picture is that we have forgotten to enjoy life for what it is—very good! That’s what God called us, His creation, as He surveyed the life He created (Genesis 1:31).
Jesus, told us in St. John 14:1-3 not to be troubled because He has prepared a place for us to dwell with Him forever. This place will have everything we need: a trustworthy Savior, shelter, comfort, assurance, truth, direction, life, answered prayer and the list goes continues (St. John 14:14-27). Jesus describes this place as a mansion that’s “all-inclusive.” But this is not just some villa, timeshare or vacation/summer home. This is a place where we can feel secure and always carefree because we know Jesus has prepared it and invited us in. Enjoy your summer vacation but bring us back a souvenir of that peace you felt while away. Think how much more prepared for life we would be if we believed that all our challenges are but a mere fraction of the fulfillment we find in Jesus. God bless you!
Pastor Jabulani McCalister
We have been blessed to receive $8,079 so far for the renovations to the kitchen off the dining room downstairs. The majority of donations have come from Calvary Baptist Church members. We have sent out grant requests to foundations and two have declined. We are still hopeful to hear from three more. We pray that the congregation and all the sister-users of the kitchen contribute to this fund as we all use our kitchen. We have started renovations and the floor is complete. We had wanted to have the project completed before the SPNM children’s summer program and vacation Bible school. Please open your hearts to help us fund this very important project. Please make checks payable to Calvary Baptist and write kitchen renovation in the memo section. Thank you so much for your help in ministering to the children of South Providence. —Building Use Committee
Our church kitchen, that serves not only Calvary and Iglesia Bautista Hispana El Calvario but also South Providence Neighborhood Ministries for after school programs and summer camp, and all of our sister churches, is in dire need of repairs/renovations. As you can see from the photo, it has been quite a while so we will be sending out an appeal letter to charitable organizations and the congregation to help with this important project. We plan to bring the kitchen up to code by replacing ceiling tiles and wall board, repairing and painting the cabinets, putting in a new subfloor and flooring and installing new laminate countertops as well as upgrades to electrical and plumbing. We also need to cover the butcher block with stainless steel or remove it because it doesn’t meet safety standards. We would also like to install a used industrial dishwasher and a refrigerator that would better serve SPNM. We have already received a donated industrial stove.
We pray that the congregation and all the sister-users of the kitchen contribute half the cost and look to outside funding for the other half. We want to have the project completed before the SPNM children’s summer program and vacation Bible school. Please open your hearts to help us fund this very important project. Please make checks payable to Calvary Baptist and write kitchen renovation in the memo section. Thank you so much for your help.