Please join us on Sunday, March 16th for a celebration of 79 years of life at Calvary Baptist Church. From our earliest days in a small wood frame building on the corner of NW 4th Street to the vibrant, growing congregation that we are today, "Heritage Sunday" is an annual celebration of the amazing grace of God poured out on a local church. After the service, everyone is invited to our Family Center for a celebration lunch. Happy Anniversary Calvary Baptist!
(We also invite you to join us each Sunday evening at 6:00 pm for our current study in the book of Nehemiah. *Heritage Sunday excluded.)
She had gone down in history as "America's Greatest Miser," yet when Hetty Green died in 1916, she left an estate valued at over $100,000,000. In light of such resources, it's a bit hard to understand why she ate cold oatmeal because it cost to heat it. Why her son had to suffer a leg amputation, because she delayed so long in looking for a free clinic that his case became incurable. Why she hastened her own death by bringing on an attack of apoplexy while arguing about the value of drinking skimmed milk! The woman was wealthy beyond description...yet chose to live like a pauper. Eccentric? Certainly! Insane? Probably!
Yet many Christians today are far more like Hetty Green than we would care to admit. You see, in Christ we have limitless wealth available from the infinite resources of an Omnipotent God...yet we choose to live like paupers. This month, as we celebrate 79 years of heritage here at Calvary, may God help us to consistently enjoy the immeasurable wealth of seeing and savoring Jesus!