Pastoral Search Team and other Updates

Calvary and The Church at Hamilton family,

As announced in the Sunday services, Jim Visser is the chair of the Search Team. This team is currently being finalized and will be commissioned and prayed over during the Thanksgiving Praise service on Sunday, November 19.

We will have a special offering for the Haggai Project during the Thanksgiving Praise service on November 19 at both campuses. This is a project still in process, as we renovate and update our facilities. The Church at Hamilton campus was able to be renovated over a year ago now because of funds raised through the Haggai Project. We believe the Lord would have us finish this project before a new pastor is in place. Let's join together and complete this project!

New roles and responsibilities have become a reality during this transition. We want the congregation to know well that all of our staff and leadership are available to you during this time. We invite you to communicate with the church office any needs you may have, counseling you may need, or conversation you may want to have with one of our pastors. Moving forward, Pastor Trent will be serving as the "acting lead pastor." Pastor Dean has come on board as our Executive Pastor. We will be officially installing him during the service on Sunday, November 19. Pastor Ben will continue serving as the Youth and Young Adult Pastor, while assuming a more present and greater role as the Campus Pastor at The Church at Hamilton.

One of our great needs at this time is unity and time together. Answering the call of that need, we are going to resume having one service at Calvary starting December 3. We will still be having Equipping U and Sunday school classes during the 9:00am time period, with the one service at 10:30am.

We invite you to use this as an opportunity to reconnect with those whom you may have lost contact with due to attending different services, and an opportunity to get even more plugged in to the community here.

What this means for The Church at Hamilton is live preaching! Starting December 3 we will be offering live preaching in Hamilton. We believe this will enhance our ability to minister well in the Hamilton community.

One last point of update is we will be hosting our annual business meeting on December 10. This meeting will take place at both campuses following their respective services. If you are a member of Calvary Baptist Church or The Church at Hamilton please plan to stay after the service on December 10 for this brief meeting.

1 I will bless the LORD at all times;
his praise shall continually be in my mouth
2 My soul makes its boast in the LORD;
let the humble hear and be glad.
3 Oh, magnify the LORD with me, 
and let us exalt his name together
-Psalm 34:1-3