Pastor, Calvary Baptist Church,  Los Banos

The Apostle Paul writes in his letter to the Colossians, 3:15, “Let the peace of

Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.”

I think he had it right when he insisted that believers allow the peace of Christ to rule in their hearts. However, interestingly, he adds a kind of stand-alone statement to go with that, when he writes, “And be thankful.” I’m not sure much needs to be added to Paul’s remarks other than to agree to let the peace of Christ rule in one’s heart—and to be thankful.

Join us for Christian Education each Sunday morning at 9 a.m. as we’re following a coordinated series of lessons through the Bible for all ages. We are currently in the Minor Prophets, learning about how God uses His people to accomplish His goals.

Worship is at 10:30 a.m. We are looking forward to the holiday season as we’ll be celebrating the birth, life and resurrection of our Savior, Jesus Christ. If you are not already attending services, we invite you to join us this week!

Calvary currently hosts several small group Bible studies and support classes. Join our women on Tuesday nights at 6:30pm for a home Bible study, please contact 209-675-2030 for more information.

We have two classes on Wednesday night. The first is a traditional Bible study taught by Pastor Ogan that begins at 6 p.m. followed at 7 p.m. with a support group dealing with addictions.

Join Warren as he challenges those struggling to follow the 12 Steps to sobriety and beyond. For more information, contact Warren at

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 along with our Women’s Support Group that meets at the same time in a different location here at the church.

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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