Calvary Church is celebrating their 60th anniversary this year. Their big celebration was on August 23 at the church at their annual Fam Fest picnic, where they welcomed over 450 people. Doris Ballard attended as the only person who has been a part of the Calvary family since it started in 1955. It was a wonderful time of fellowship and excitement to remember all that the church has done in the name of Christ and looking forward to what God has in store for Calvary in the future. At Fam Fest, 10 people were baptized surrounded by their friends and family. Since it began, 910 people have publically dedicated their life to Christ through baptism at the church. Following the baptisms, all of Calvary’s pastoral and worship staff took a turn in the dunk tank and the kids enjoyed playing in bouncy houses and on water slides. Fam Fest proved to be a great time for people to relax and have fun before the start of a new school year.
Calvary’s 60th anniversary celebration continues through December with a big Thanksgiving meal in November and a performance of Handel’s Messiah on December 18 and 20. Those from other churches and the community are invited to join the Worship Choir and participate in the Messiah performance as a way to bring the whole community together to be centered on Christ for the Christmas season. As the year continues, Calvary will continue to celebrate their diamond anniversary and 60 years of engagement as they prayerfully and earnestly look forward to what’s next for the Calvary Church family in the coming years. As the church continues to grow in the future, their goal is to remain a Bible-centered community of believers who believe they are broken people being made new in Jesus, overflowing with gratitude, and poured out for others.