San Francisco-With programs that benefit the community far beyond it’s 1,500 member congregation, Calvary Hill Community Church celebrates it’s First Couple, Dr. Joseph and First Lady Kelly Bryant on Sunday, March 25 and launches new hours for its Calvary Books and Gifts Store on Saturday, March 24, 2012.
“The 16th “Labor of Love” Appreciation Anniversary for Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Bryant Jr. gives us an opportunity to pause and give thanks for our leadership. The work of Lady Kelly and Dr. Bryant for the community is a labor of love,” said Reverend Timothy Dupre, Assistant Pastor, Calvary Hill Community Church.
“From bringing information to fight and avoid foreclosures, to educating children with the ‘Vision Academy After School Program,’ to providing a fitness center, to partnering with local hospitals for nutritional and well-being programs, we hope our friends and neighbors will come out and help us recognize Dr. Bryant and First Lady Kelly for their community contributions,”
The line up of visiting ministers for Sunday’s appreciation are as follows: 8:00 a.m. service it will be Pastor Martin Peters of Victory Baptist Church in Oakland; 10:00 a.m. service it will be Bishop Charles Dickerson, State Bishop for California’s Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship, Pastor of Pearly Grove Baptist Church in Fresno; and at 12 noon completing the celebration will be Pastor Chris Williams of Harvest Fellowship in Oakland.
The Bryant’s will be available to meet and greet members and visitors after each service. “We’
The day before the anniversary, Calvary Books and Gifts,” managed by Reverend Timothy Dews, starts Saturday hours from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will be on-going every Saturday. Additional hours are Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sundays, between the 8 a.m., 10 a.m. and 12 noon services, along with “by appointment only” hours for pastors throughout the Bay Area. The bookstore located on the main floor of Calvary Community Church is being made available to the general public and church leaders. “We commend Reverend Timothy Dews for the work he is doing as a service to the Body of Christ, seekers and people in general,” said Dr. Joseph Bryant, Senior Pastor of Calvary Community Church and Rainbow P.U.S.H. Director. “Since San Francisco no longer has a Christian bookstore, ‘Calvary Books and Gifts’, is a resource to begin to fill that void.”
Special giveaways, readings, and book signings by local authors are among the activities slated for Saturday, as Calvary Hill Community Church prepares for the special launch celebration and new bookstore hours and the “Labor of Love” 16th Appreciation Anniversary. Call Calvary Hill Community Church at 415 647-5300 for details.
Author Tammy Edmond is scheduled to sign books 12 noon-2 pm at launch of Calvary Gifts and Books on Saturday, March 24, the day prior to the celebration of Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Bryant Jr.
From 1-2 p.m., author Mary Morgan Brown, wife of NCIC Board President and Miracles of Faith Senior Pastor in Oakland, Reverend Greggory Brown will join the festivities reading from her book"Love is the Remedy, Poems for A Mending Heart.
Special thanks is extended to Wells Fargo Bank for its support of the "Labor of Love" 16th Appreciation Anniversary.
Calvary Hill Community Church is located in San Francisco’s Bayview Hunters’ Point Neighborhood at 141 Industrial Street, San Francisco, CA 94124. Visit www.calvaryhillcommunity.org to find out more information about the church and its community service.
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