Moving to Two Services

September 27, 2020 With so many firsts, I was not sure what to expect last Sunday. It was our first time to use our sanctuary in six months, so we were reconnecting a lot of equipment. To further complicate matters, it was also the first time to integrate video clips

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Those Who Serve: Titles at Calvary East

Sunday, March 2, 2014 The titles used in churches can be confusing. Every congregation seems to have their own terms and definitions that express something of their concept of what it means to be a church.  Here’s how we use titles at Calvary East. Elder and Pastor In some contexts

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Let the Little Children Come

  Early on in the brief history of our church, many of our families had young children, and during holidays like Christmas and Easter, no one really wanted to miss the worship service in order to lead a separate worship time for kids. The obvious solution was to include children

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The Church as Family

Sunday, February 9, 2014 How do you think about the church? Some think of the church as an authority structure like the government. Some approach it like a theater where they go to be entertained. For some it’s a religious school. But when the New Testament was written believers related

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Calvary East Pastor Receives Doctorate

December 9, 2013 On Friday, December 13,  Bryan Craddock, Pastor of Calvary Bible Church East in Comstock, will receive the Doctor of Ministry degree from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, for his research into the religious practices and culture of Comstock Millennials. The graduation can be viewed

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The Wrong Enemy

Sunday, September 22, 2013 There was a time in history when warfare seems to have been relatively simple and straightforward. Your enemies were those lined up on the opposite side of a field wearing a different colored uniform. But modern combat situations are not so simple. Soldiers can easily find

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One Year of Independence

Sunday, June 26, 2011 It’s sort of difficult to pin down a start date for Calvary Bible Church East. Do we trace it back to the beginning of Kalamazoo Bible Church in 1906 (called the Gospel Hall at that time) or the beginning of Calvary Bible Church in 1929? Was

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Focusing on Serving

Sunday, January 9, 2011 Throughout 2010 we focused on gaining an understanding of the Bible. Many of you followed along with our Bible reading schedule, and each week I attempted to give you a brief introduction to the books of the Bible in our newsletter and at the beginning of

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Looking Ahead to 2011

Sunday, December 5, 2010 This fall our Calvary East leaders made the difficult decision to put on hold one component of our church ministry. We continued to meet for Sunday school and worship, but we took a break from our small growth groups that met on Sunday night at our

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