Calvary Ministries

This page includes an overview of our current ministries. Please click the tabs above this writing to see the corresponding ministry.

Awana Ministry

Welcome to AWANA Clubs
"Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the truth.”(2 Timothy 2‐15)

AWANA is an international, non­denominational, Bible­centered youth organization with an emphasis on scripture memorization and Christian living.

Dear Parent or Guardian, please allow your child to experience one of the best Kids Clubs around: AWANA! AWANA meets at Calvary Baptist Church (beside Petal High School) from 4:45pm­ - 7:00pm Sunday nights throughout the Petal school year. Our club meetings are so exciting kids can’t wait to come back for more! But fun is only the start. While kids are having a blast; they're learning and growing, too. They learn Bible verses and spiritual truths. They encounter life lessons that feed their soul. They will participate in games and activities that train their bodies. You will quickly discover that AWANA is a fun approach to making the Bible alive and relevant with caring trained leaders who invest time, love and wisdom into shaping children's lives. For nearly 60 years, AWANA has been a leader in children’s ministry, helping churches and parents worldwide raise children and youth to know, love and serve Christ. Bible study, games, missions & music time are all part of what make AWANA such a terrific night out for your kids!

A.W.A.N.A. is offered for children ages 2 years through the 6 grade. Clubs:

  • Puggles - 2 and 3 year olds
  • Cubbies - 4 and 5 year olds
  • Sparks - Pre K - 2nd grade
  • Truth & Training - Grades 3 - 6

There is a minimal cost for club book and shirt of $20.00 for the entire year for each of the clubs. Please don't let cost hinder your involvement; everyone who wants to join our AWANA club is welcomed! For assistance, contact Russell Young or Pat Hill Co­commanders, (601) 583­-8309.

Purchasing AWANA supplies: Handbooks, uniforms (T­shirts or vests) and/or bags are available for purchase. Our desire is for every child to have the opportunity to participate in our AWANA Club. If financial assistance is needed please see the Commander or Club Secretary.

Our program starts at 4:45 p.m. Please make every effort to have your child at the church five (5) to ten (10) minutes early, and then arrive promptly at 7:00 p.m. for pick up in their classroom. Please feel free to visit and talk with your child’s Leader, Director or myself at any time. If you ever have a question please call me at ( 601) 583­-8309.

Cavaliers Ministry

The Cavaliers is a Calvary's activity group that meets once a month to enjoy Christian fellowship with people fifty-five years of age and older. When Bro.Boyd Tweedy came to Calvary in 1990, an activity for seniors was established. At that time, there was a Sunday School class named the Cavaliers. This prompted the newly formed senior activity group to take the name of the Cavaliers. It is composed of a different function each month such as a Pot luck Luncheon, the Valentine Banquet, a picnic day, breakfast trips, a fall trip Banquet the includes food, fun and talented performers entertaining at the home of Bro. Boyd and Madelyn Tweedy.

Childrens Ministry

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Children’s Church is a worship and Bible learning environment for preschoolers through 2nd grade that meets during the second half of our morning worship hour (11:30-12:00). Children are exposed to age appropriate Bible study through puppets, teaching, activities and games.
Calvary’s Awana program works to develop spiritually strong children who faithfully follow Jesus Christ. Our programs offer a proven approach for evangelizing and discipling kids in the church and community.

Sundays : 4:45 p.m - 7:00 p.m – AWANA for Children ages 3 through 6th grade.

Children’s Camp is a two night/3 day adventure-filled summer event for kids K-6th grade that engages them in adventure rec., Bible study small groups, worship, team-sports, arts & crafts, and creative encounters with nature. This year’s adventure will be June 17th-19th and the theme is Click here.
Calvary’s junior soccer league for ages 4-10. Press On Soccer provides kids with the opportunity to learn the basics of soccer, teamwork, cooperation, and following instructions in a non-threatening competitive environment. Prayer and devotions are also an integral part of this program.
GA’s (Girls in Action) is open to all 1st thru 6th grade girls. Girls will learn how to apply mission work in their everyday lives through games, Bible studies, and group activities. Girls learn to live a missions lifestyle that honors God by learning about missions, praying for missions, giving to missions, doing missions, and participating in the work of the church.
RA’s (Royal Ambassodors) are 1st-6th grade boys who meet together to learn about missions and how to live a Godly life. Games, Bible studies, and learning how to live out the RA Pledge are all incorporated into the class time. RA’s have the opportunity to participate in three outdoor activities in each quarter of this year: a camping, fishing, and canoeing trip.
Learning about missionaries and missions is fun when you are involved in Mission Friends! Age-appropriate learning activities help teach mission attitudes and concepts to boys and girls.
This year’s theme: Take the journey! This summer, LifeWay's VBS takes your kids to uncharted territory where they will begin to understand that obedience to God can lead them beyond the expected. So, toss the map, stick close to your guide, and prepare to listen for God’s direction in this journey that is unknown to us, but known by Him. to defend that Jesus really is who He says He is as the Son of God and Savior of the world!

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Mens Ministry

The goals of the Men’s Ministry of Calvary Baptist church are to come along side and support all ministry groups in the church, the community, and those in need in a way that will uplift and aide in the manner of our Lord Jesus Christ and that Christ will receive all the glory. In addition it is our prayer to promote fellowship and build relationships between men of all ages and to assist one another to grow spiritually and become leaders in their families and church.

1 Corthinans 8:2-3 (2.) And if any man think that he knoweth anything, he knoweth nothing yet as he ought to know. (3.) But if any man love God, the same is known of him.

Here are some of our activities.

  • Quarterly men's breakfast
  • Annual men's ministry cook out
  • Participate in church work days throughout the year
  • Delivery of holiday fruit and gift baskets
  • Assist the elderly, widowers, and homebound with small home maintenance repairs using the time, talent, and resources available.

Proverbs 27:17 - Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.

Music Ministry

The focus and purpose of the music ministry of Calvary is to provide worship and praise music for worship services–Consisting of choirs, solos, quartets, trios, instrumentals and involves adults, youth and children. All music is to honor and lift up Jesus. In addition to regular service music, the adult and children’s choirs present Easter and Christmas musicals, also many are involved in our 5th Sunday sings.

The minister of music is Rev. Boyd Tweedy with Pianist: Betty Rainey and Organist: Hellen Jones

Calvary Nursery

Nursery hours:

  • Sunday Morning - 09:45 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Sunday Evening - 05:45 PM to 07:00 PM
  • Wednesday Evening - 05:45 PM to 06:45 PM

Nursery is provided for children ages 6 weeks to 3 years during the times listed above. Pagers are available in front of the nursery for parents to be notified if they are needed. Nursery provides 2 beds for sleeping babies, toys and books to entertain children. If your child has any allergies please make nursery workers aware.

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Womens Ministry

Throughout the year, the women’s ministry hosts Women’s Night Out Movie Night, the annual Women’s Retreat as well as sponsor Prayer Sisters. Mission efforts include raising money, making baskets for the homebound and other service projects.
He says, “Be Still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations I will be exalted in the earth. Psalm 46:10

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