03 Nov

Significant Shifts to Come

Dear Friends, The calendar has turned a page and with the arrival of November, a number of significant shifts are occurring.  First, of course, today is Election Day, and if you haven’t done so already, please remember to vote before the polls close.  Every four years...

27 Oct

Talking With Kids About Elections

Dearest Calvary parents and grandparents, We’ve got less than a week until the election, and it cannot come soon enough. No matter where your vote lands, you’d be hard pressed to escape the calls, polls, signs, debates, and advertisements. If you have little ones, you may...

20 Oct

The Voter Beatitudes

Voter Beatitudes By the late Rev. Dr. Mankekolo Mahlangu-Ngcobo, a South African AME clergywoman. Adapted by Sis. Jackie Dupont-Walker And seeing the multitudes, He went up to the stage, and when He was set on the podium his countrymen and women came to Him. He opened His mouth, and...

13 Oct

His Love Endures Forever

Dear Friends, “O give thanks to the Lord, for God is good; God’s steadfast love endures forever!”  (Psalm 118:1) As I sit at my desk this Monday morning, and ponder what to write to you, Calvary, this is my first thought:  God is good, and we are...

06 Oct

Centering Down

Dear Friends, A couple of weeks ago, I received a devotion written by Rev. Stan Ott.  Stan is a minister member of National Capital Presbytery who pastored for many years in Pittsburg and elsewhere before founding Vital Churches Institute.  He has worked extensively with churches all...

22 Sep

No Matter Who is In the Ditch

September 22, 2020 Dear Friends, This past Sunday I preached on one of the most familiar stories in the Bible, a story we frequently call the parable of The Good Samaritan.  The focus of my sermon was on how we can be a Good Samaritan like the...

03 Sep

Not Taken For Granted….

September 4, 2020 Dear Friends, Even in the most challenging of times, there are gifts and blessings. One of the gifts from COVID-19, I believe, is that we are more aware of things that can sometimes become invisible in the normal rush of life. Because they are...

31 Aug

Fall Preview at Calvary

NEW WORSHIP SERIES September 13, 2020: Join us  in September as we reimagine together what it means to be the “Church” during this bewildering  season. We hope you will “tune in” for worship at 10:00 a.m. via YouTube, and then join us for Sermon Talk Back...