The Democratic Banner: Calvary Baptist Church Dedication March 14, 1916

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Of Calvary Baptist Church On Sunday

At all three of the services which were held Sunday in connection with the dedication of the new Calvary Baptist church, South Mulberry street, there was a very large attendance of the members of the congregation and interested people.

Rev. A. M. Thomas, pastor of the Zanesville church for 25 years and president of the state convention, was the honored guest of the day and officiated as master of ceremonies. His morning sermon, "The Church of God," was pronounced a gem in thought and was very helpful.

At 2:30 in the afternoon, Rev. J. R. Jones of Newark preached a sterling sermon. Rev. Jones has occupied his present pulpit for over 18 years, and his long experience has ripened his view-point, so that his utterances were of incalculable value to the congregation.

At the evening service, Rev. G. R. Dye, pastor of the First Baptist church of this city, opened with a scripture lesson and then offered prayers. Devotionals consumed the first half-hour of the evening.

Rev. George Madison of Columbus gave a very helpful and interesting talk on the National Calvary Baptist church, telling of the number of members and the total valuation of all property.

He was followed by Rev. Jones who addressed the congregation on "The Duty of Deacons." In his talk, he thoroughly outlined the services owed by the deacons to the church in a clear and concise manner.

Rev. Thomas, master of ceremonies, then spoke on "The Duties of the Trustees." In connection with this inspiring talk, he turned over the keys of the new church to the trustees, thereby completing the dedication of the church.

The evening was brought to a close by a few remarks from Rev. R. W. Woodson of the local A. M. E. church and Rev. A. Grayson, pastor of the Calvary Baptist church.

A feature of all three services was the splendid music which was in charge of Mrs. Walter Mayo. There were several solos sung by talented members of the church, and two solos by the pastor, Rev. Grayson, were of especial merit.

The new church furnishes a commodious and comfortable spot for worshipping and is a monument to the untiring efforts of the congregation, many of whom assisted in the actual building of the edifice.


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