Pastor Willy's Blog - Complete Post
First things…October is here! For the last several months I’ve tried to write our church family on the first of each month just to touch base and let you know what is happening.
Tomorrow is CCHS Day at Calvary... Every year we take time to highlight the incredible ministry that is Calvary Christian High School. This year we have a record enrollment of 515 students making CCHS one of the largest and finest evangelical Christian High Schools in the state of Florida. During all of our services tomorrow, CCHS students will be leading, and serving in a variety of ways. In addition, special displays will give you the opportunity to learn more about what is happening at CCHS. Many CCHS families who don’t normally attend Calvary will be present in our services, so make sure to give them a special welcome tomorrow.
It’s also Homecoming Week at CCHS. Which means, in addition to an exciting week around our campus, next Friday’s football game against Seffner Christian will be a special night. Join us for the Homecoming game at the Sports Ministry Complex “The Rock” next Friday, October 7th at 7:30 p.m.
Calvary plans Seminole/Madeira Beach Campus…On September 11th the congregation of Bay Ridge Baptist Church voted by ballot unanimously to dissolve as an autonomous church congregation, transferring all physical properties, and joining with Calvary. We have entered an interim period where Calvary is providing transitional leadership for the remaining Bay Ridge congregation and are working toward launching our Seminole/Madeira Beach campus in the first part of 2017.
Seminole/Madeira Beach Campus Pastor…For the last 7 years Chris Bridges has served as our Pastor of Children’s Ministries at Calvary. After a season of prayer both he and his wife Rae sensed God’s calling to serve as our campus pastor at the new Seminole/Madeira Beach campus. We are entering a period of transition where Chris will serve in both positions. We are currently searching for a new leader for our Children’s Ministry on our Clearwater campus and Chris has begin building a launch team for the new campus. Let Chris and Rae know you’ll be praying for them in this new venture and rejoice with them as they follow the Lord’s leading. I know he will do a great job!
Calvary is hosting The Florida Baptist Convention…For the first time ever we will be hosting the Florida Baptist Convention annual meeting November 13-15. People from all over our state will be pouring onto our campus during those three days. For you it means an incredible opportunity to hear amazing and gifted preachers share from God’s word as well as hear amazing music and participate in passionate worship. You can find details and the speaker lineup at http://flbaptist.org/florida-baptist-state-convention-clearwater/ and http://www.flbpc.net/schedule/. This meeting is open to everyone and I encourage our entire Calvary family to make the most of this incredible opportunity by attending.
Discover Calvary… If have questions about what it means to be a Christian, what's going on at Calvary or how to become a member, then our Discover Calvary seminar is for you. This 2 hour seminar will be held on the Clearwater Campus October 5th and is an easy way to learn more about why our church exists and how you can join us in our mission to bring people to DYNAMIC life in Christ. If you'd like more information or to register please visit www.Calvary.us/DiscoverCalvary. I’d love to see you there.
I hope you have a great October. We’re continuing the message series “More Than Words” every weekend this month and learning what Jesus had to say about prayer as we study The Lord’s Prayer together. Here’s the link to the messages we’ve already covered http://www.calvary.us/pages/page.asp?page_id=296663&seriesId=40607. I hope to see you tomorrow. Blessings,