What To Expect
How do we worship?
It is the desire of Calvary Baptist Church to follow the admonitions of Scripture to “continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise – the fruit of lips that confess His name.” These sacrifices need to be personal and corporate as God calls us to join together in our worship.
Calvary’s worship is intentionally multi-generational. While we recognize the variety of preferences in music and style, we believe that God calls us to grow and encourage one another while we worship Him. The music and tools used during our worship times reflect a diversity and breadth that draws from our Christian heritage and contemporary culture.
It is our hope that during every corporate worship service and every program of music that we will exalt God, encourage believers, focus on Christ and His redemption for us and show hospitality to those who are new to us.
What is a service like?
Usually, our service begins with a few quick announcements and then we spend time in singing which is designed to prepare the heart for worship. The songs are projected on one large screen and we use a mix of hymns and worship songs. Our desire is that you’ll hear songs you know or can relate to, even if you haven’t been to church in years.
Like most churches, we take an offering in our service. (If you are our guest, please do not feel obligated to participate in the offering). This is intended for our regular attendees who consider Calvary their church home. As our guest, we only ask that you take a few moments to peruse the visitor’s packet you’ll receive from our greeters or ushers. Please complete the visitor’s card and place it in the offering plate when it passes or you may give it personally to the pastor when you exit the service.
Pastor Manago provides practical Bible messages that will help you deal with real life issues. You’ll find these messages helpful to assist you as you face life situations during the week. Pastor Manago preaches from the New American Standard Bible and quite often quotes Scripture from the King James Version. You would be comfortable with whatever version you normally use.
Where should I park and what if I have special needs?
We have one main parking lot with one easily accessible driveway off State Street. There are plenty of parking spots available and several handicapped spaces near the entrance of the church. Our current facility is easily accessible with handicapped restrooms on the main level.
What about my kids?
We provide children’s ministries for all age groups and have a safe check-in procedure in the children’s wing. Our teachers are committed to showing the love of Christ and pointing children to God’s great glory through Scripture.
What should I wear?
We focus our attention on the heart more than the outward appearance. When you come to one of our services, you will find people dressed in a wide variety of styles from as casual as jeans to as formal as suits and dresses. However, most people find themselves somewhere in the middle–most often wearing business casual.