Life @ Calvary
... To equip and mobilize Calvary LIFE Groups and members to make disciples in the city among those most isolated from the Gospel, reaching our neighbors, co-workers, fellow students, and marketplace with the Good News.
... To help our church family fulfill the biblical mandate to display God's loving mercy, justice, and care for the poor, the fatherless, the widows, and the brokenhearted.
Visit here and at our Calvary Cares website for updates and reports to ministry events and mission trips. Find out more about how you can get involved in sharing "a cup of cold water in Jesus name."
Loving Our Community - Calvary Cares
Team Illinois Police Youth Camp, Outdoor Classroom, Total Room Makeover , School Supplies 4 Teachers and Teacher Appreciation Luncheons kept us activily engaged this summer but WOW...IT WAS AWESOME!! Check out our YouTube videos for more updates.
Visit our ministries website for more details to this daily lifestyle we call Calvary Cares.
Our Christian Life Center continues to see both volleyball and basketball as an exciting opportunity to meet our community. Our First Responder Open Gym Nights (Fire, Police, EMT) along with our weekday practices and Saturday Upward Game Days introduce hundreds of families each week to a physical picture that Calvary Cares.
Calvary's community outreach made the calls, but the decisions were already made by others in their willingness to join with us as Calvary Cares went deep into the heart of our community with "White Christmas". Sharing gifts all wrapped in white reminded everyone that Jesus washes our sins as white as snow! A HUGE THANK YOU goes out to our Alton (Public) Middle School teachers as they led the way in our search for families in need. After all the gift-giving was over a single mother of two shared her perspective of meeting someone that cared during the holidays: I really loved having the time to talk. I left feeling hopeful & looking forward to the next time we can visit. THANK YOU for caring for my family!
When the family car stops running everything stops! Cornerstone Ministry's Car Care Saturday was a Big Race Winner for the families of seventeen motor vehicles that were seen by some of the best technicians in the area. Woodman Collision & Quality Buick/GMC/Cadillac joined forces to bring area families hope and a few more miles on their well used familiy vehicles. THANK YOU to our friends at Woodman & Quality.
At Calvary, we will never forget our First Responders! Members of Calvary's Safety & Security Team stayed up all night to make sure our Heroes recieved the very best. Our First Responder's Whole Hog Roast was a smokin success!! Our thirteen hours of slow smoking a whole hog was well worth the wait. All (Police, Fire, EMT, Ambulance) in attendance acknowledged the fact that Calvary Cares.
"Calvary Baptist Church is a pillar in the Alton community. They are amazing with their community commitment and service. They feed the (AHS) football players during the season, supply school supplies and they had an amazing lunch for all educators in Alton. Thank you Calvary!!!" Visit our Facebook page to read more comments offered by those attending our Alton School District # 11 Teacher's Appreciation Luncheons. We LOVE Our Teachers!
Thank you "Rebuilders" for leading the way to our "Home Improvement" weekend! Both members and non-members were on the recieving end of God's blessings through your faithfulness.
Hey Mon, you really need to talk to some of our people that went to Jamaica! Vacation Bible School...Jamaican style! God is AWESOME!!
CONGRATULATIONS to the sixty-five graduating cadets of the Team Illinois Police Youth Camp - 2014. Sponsored by Illinois State Police in partnership with Alton Police Department and hosted by Calvary Baptist Church, an estimated 347 were in attendance to bring recognition. Six of our Alton students received their certificates.
Thank you for sharing with our community by hosting "Breakfast Blessings". Your service , as always, was an awesome work for the Lord!
The community of Alton experienced the love of Christ as you reached out to our law enforcement as part of National Police Week.
Founded in 1999 by Calvary, Cornerstone brings the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the local community by offering Family Support Services to those in need: for example, financial assistance, counseling, and support groups and classes which instruct individuals in life skills. This is all done in an effort to meet physical needs and to present spiritual truth.
As the world's largest Christian sports league for youth athletics, Upward Sports is focused on developing the total athlete mentally, athletically, socially, and spiritually.
State & National Missions
Partnerships include the Bethel Church Planting Network, Prison Fellowship, and IBSA/SBC Disaster Relief.
Additionally, the Baptist Children’s Home provides care for children and families in crisis.
And the East St Louis Christian Activity Center works to prepare youth in East St. Louis for successful futures academically, physically, and spiritually.
Partnerships include ongoing ministry on the fields in China, Brazil, and Jamaica.
The Cooperative Program lets churches work together globally to reach the lost and hurting with one mission, the Great Commission.
The Gideons International is an Association of Christian business and professional men and their wives dedicated to telling people about Jesus through personal sharing and by providing Bibles and New Testaments.
Since 1993, more than 100 million boys and girls in over 130 countries have experienced God’s love through the power of simple shoebox gifts from Operation Christmas Child. Samaritan’s Purse works with local churches and ministry partners to deliver the gifts and share the life-changing Good News of Jesus Christ.