Calvary Baptist Church recently presented a plaque to Mr. Donald DePetrillo, owner of The Original Italian Bakery in Johnston, RI. Each month Mr. DePetrillo and his staff provide baked goods donations toward Calvary’s Emergency Food Pantry Ministry. This ministry distributes food to those in need within our neighborhood on the Third Saturday of each month from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
This is Savann from Crossroads RI (pictured left) receiving our church’s donations from last December’s Sock Tree! We collected 72 pairs for adults and 57 pairs for youth/children/infants. We also received 5 winter hats and 4 pairs of gloves. Thank you Wendy (pictured right) for dropping off the donations. Thank you donors for supporting the cause. Please continue to pray for those who are still in need.
Join us for our annual Sunday School Rally Day celebration on Sunday, September 10th immediately following the 10am service. Come and learn about what is new in our Christian Education Program:
- Visit our infant and toddler nursery
- Tour our Sunday School classrooms
- Hear about the new classroom curriculum
- Gather information about upcoming specialty classes
- Learn about Wednesday evening Bible Study
- Meet the Christian Education team and sign up to:
- Lead one or more children’s classes this fall (curriculum provided)
- Read books to the children
- Help underwrite scholarship funds for children’s programing
We will also enjoy a potluck style luncheon. Everyone is asked to bring their favorite dish, salad, and/or dessert to share with the church family and friends. No peanut or tree nut ingredients are permitted. Beverages will be provided. A sign-up sheet will be located on the narthex information table and serving counter in the Tomlin room.
If you have any questions, please contact Darthula Mathews (Christian Education Leader) by phone at 401-461-7507, email at [email protected], or any of Calvary’s social media platforms.
Thank you IBHEC and Calvary volunteers, parents, and children for another great Vacation Bible School (VBS) session. It was a blessing to see familiar and new faces. Though VBS 2017 – Hero Central has concluded, remember the Hero Code from Psalm 34:14b to “Do good, seek peace, and go after it!” and Hero Pledge to have “heart, courage, wisdom, hope, and power.”
For photos and videos from this year’s session, check out our Facebook page.
Allia B. Lima, is a 21 year old native of Rhode Island with family of Cape Verdean and African American decent. She is a student of RI College majoring in the medical field of Nursing and a presently employed at Miriam hospital where she enjoys the role of assisting and nurturing patients to health. Allia is a resident of North Providence where she lives with her family of 6 and is the oldest of 4 siblings. She is a member of the Lincoln Seventh Day Adventist church where she and her entire family lead out in various ministries with music being the greatest of them all and is a mutual passion and gift among the entire family. With the blessing of music running through her veins, Allia’s musical gifts and vocal talents were first evident at a very young age. She possesses a smooth melodic voice with great harmonic ranges and a sultry sound that she chooses to use for the honor and glory of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Growing up she was always exposed to gospel music and ministry and as a young adult she enjoys sharing her God-given gifts with others as she believes that she is blessed to be a blessing. She has been a member of over 10 gospel choirs and groups in the U.S. and overseas in the past 15 years and is often featured as a soloist. After 12 years of experience in music ministry, Allia was encouraged to take on greater challenges and became co-founder of a youth gospel ensemble called Praise Outlet. Allia enthusiastically serves as leader and director of the group and continues to take the group to higher levels of harmonic structure, musicality, testimonials of praise and spiritual growth. Recently she agreed to expand beyond her own church her walls and assist in the development of a church choir at the Calvary Baptist Church in Providence where she believes God will use her in a mighty way to enlarge her ministerial and musical territory while doing the same for the choir members and congregation as well.
God lead our sister church, Iglesia Bautista Hispana El Calvario (IBHEC), to initiate the renovation of our Youth Ministry Classroom. They have carried the load in raising funds and providing the supplies for this blessing. The renovation is happening in three phases. Cleaning the room and painting the walls, installing new technology, and laying out the rug. The youth could always use more Bibles and other lesson supplies. Please contact us on ways you can contribute towards the Youth Ministry.
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.