Happy New Year

Question: “What sort of New Year’s resolution should a Christian make?”

Answer: The practice of making New Year’s resolutions goes back over 3,000 years to the ancient Babylonians. There is just something about the start of a new year that gives us the feeling of a fresh start and a new beginning. In reality, there is no difference between December 31 and January 1. Nothing mystical occurs at midnight on December 31. The Bible does not speak for or against the concept of New Year’s resolutions. However, if a Christian determines to make a New Year’s resolution, what kind of resolution should he or she make?

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Friends & Family Sunday

As Pastors we just wanted to invite you to our 5th Sunday Friends & Family Day. We would love to have you and your family come and be a part of our special day. We will be having special music, preaching, fellowship and food. September 30, 2018. Service starts at 11am with lunch to follow. We will have an afternoon service too and Pastor Nate Wilder will be preaching.


King’s Kids

King’s Kids start September 12, 2018.  It begins at 7:00pm

Kindergarten – Sixth grade

King’s Kids is an outreach for boys and girls in first through sixth grades. The emphasis in the curriculum is placed upon Bible memory within the context of Doctrine and character building. A typical King’s Kids Club evening format is balanced between Bible memory time, preaching time, and a game time.


Are we going to church?

Are we going to church today?

Is this question asked in your home?  Some food for thought!

“Christians should be committed to their local church, involved in their local church, and supportive of their local church. This requires regular church attendance. A believer will naturally love his brothers and sisters in Christ (1 John 4:21), and that love will manifest itself in a desire to fellowship, not avoidance. When the church is praising the Lord, all believers should want to join in the praise; when the church is praying for others, all believers should want to join in the prayer; when the church is studying the Word, all believers should want to join in the learning.

We live in a world of distractions. So many things call us away from our commitments, our involvement, and our support of the local church: sports activities, work schedules, community projects, etc.—the list is never-ending. There are valid reasons for missing a church service, and we must avoid legalism in such matters. At the same time, we should make sure absences are the exception, not the rule. Each believer should examine his own heart to determine his motives for missing church. It could be that a rearrangement of priorities is in order.”


VBS & Day Camp


Discover God’s Forever Forgiveness at Camp Moose on the Loose VBS.

Experience a camping theme complete with tents, campfires, and wildlife where kids will learn about the life of Christ as seen through the eyes of Peter. While students hike, canoe, and fish, they discover the lasting forgiveness that only Christ can give. “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins” (1 John 1:9).

The Two Dates:  VBS July 23-26  & Day Camp July 30- Aug 1

Place:  Calvary Bible Church 27032 Marcellus Hwy.

Times for VBS: Monday – Thursday from 9:30- 12:00 noon

Cost: FREE

Grades for VBS: K5 – 6th Grade

Times for Day Camp: 9:00am – 3:00PM 

Cost $5 Daily  (Includes Lunch)

Grades for Day Camp: 1st – 6th Grade


For more information please call 269-782-7296 or email nate@calvarybibleministries.org

Focused – Faithful – Fruitful


Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting and Bible Study.  Lets Learn to be FOCUSED, FAITHFUL, AND FRUITFUL.  Let’s take the opportunity to be faithful this summer and be in God’s House each and every Wednesday this Summer.



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Pastor Robert Vickroy

dad pictureRobert E. Vickroy, 76, of Cassopolis, Michigan, while surrounded by his loving family, went home to be with the Lord, Saturday, April 28, 2018, at Lakeland Reginal Medical Center in St. Joseph, Michigan.

Service Times
Friends may visit with the family, Thursday, May 3, from 11 A.M. until the memorial service at 12:00 pm at Calvary Bible Church, 27032 Marcellus Highway, Dowagiac, Michigan. Service officiated by Pastor Stacey Wilder, his son-in-law. Memorial contributions in Robert’s name may be made to Calvary Bible Church. Those wishing to leave an online condolence may do so at http://www.clarkch.com.

Obituary:  Pastor Vickroy was born on August 12, 1941, to Ross and Pearl (Roberts) Vickroy in Gladwin, Michigan. He graduated from Byron High School in 1959. He married Barbara Wooden in 1962. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Bible from Bob Jones University, Greenville, South Carolina, in 1966. Following his graduation, he pastored churches in Stanzel, Iowa, and Linesville, Pennsylvania. In 1974, he accepted the call to serve as pastor of Calvary Bible Church in Dowagiac, Michigan, and remained in service there until his retirement in 2016. Bob Jones University conferred the honorary Doctor of Divinity Degree in () May, 1993. Pastor Vickroy served the Lord faithfully in ministry for 52 years. He demonstrated a pastor’s heart to the people in the church, the community, and around the world. Pastor Vickroy enjoyed spending time with his family, hunting, fishing, and watching football games.

Pastor Vickroy is survived by Barbara, his loving wife of 55 years; daughters, Theresa (Tim) Strong of Sanford, North Carolina, Tamara (Stacey) Wilder of Dowagiac, Michigan, and Toni (Derek) Stapleton of Marcellus, Michigan; grandchildren, Caleb Wilder, Nathan Wilder (Jessica), Stephanie Strong, Stephen Strong, Katie Wilder, Jacob Wilder, Harmony Stapleton, Andrew Stapleton, and Falynn Wilder; great-grandchild, Landyn Wilder; siblings, Melvin (Grace) Vickroy and Lula Carroll. He was preceded by his parents; siblings, Vernie Stout, L.V., Lawrence, John, and Don Vickroy; daughter, Tina Rose.