Its summer and that means Vacation Bible School at many of our area churches. I’m sure you can call any one of our local congregations to find out when their VBS will be. VBS at Calvary runs from July 20-24 each evening from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and on Saturday 9 a.m. to noon. Our theme this year is “Created in Christ and Destined for God’s Purpose.” Using the imaginative concept of “Sparks Studio” where kids are challenged to explore their creative side, this year’s VBS promises to be a lot of fun with a lot of learning. It’s all FREE and it’s all Fabulous FUN, so plan to register your kids soon for VBS. You can submit your children’s registration on our website at

 Pastor Ogan begins a new series of sermons this week from Mark’s Gospel. Serving as a kind of revisit with what our Bibles tells about the earliest Christians and their incredible conviction to follow Jesus as disciples, often at great price. Calvary recommends you bring your Bible and join us on Sundays at 10:30 a.m.

  Our Christian Education program is following the Lifeway series of lessons through the Bible. We are currently in the books of Samuel, learning about the way God uses ordinary people to accomplish His extraordinary will. We have classes for all ages and encourage families to attend who are not attending elsewhere.

 We are fortunate to host Ms. Betty Price on July 31 at 10:30 a.m. Ms. Price is an accomplished harpist. We look forward to hearing her share the unique sound of this often ignored instrument.

  As always, our Men’s Bible Study meets on Thursday nights at 7 p.m. in Building B. Please contact Miguel Colis at 209-752-2580 for more information. Our Women’s Bible Study will rejoin their weekly meetings on July 26 at 6:30 p.m. Please call ahead 209-675-2030 for more information. Likewise our regular Wednesday Bible study will return to meeting on July 27 at 6:30 p.m. call the church at 209-826-3682 for more information.

 Again, we welcome you to Calvary Baptist Church and encourage you to visit our website or call, text or email us and we’ll provide all the information you need to feel comfortable and confident when you visit.

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