Minister Trish Phillips, led the worship service celebration.
Guest psalmist Lynn Deese helped as she led the congregation in “Bless the Lord with Me,” “Oh the Glory” and “Oh Give Thanks.”
Sister Julia Hayes and Elder Joseph Henley welcomed the worshippers and showed a film of the 18-years of history of Calvary as it was founded and as it has grown.
The Voices of Calvary ministered in songs as they sang “Gonna Have a Good Time,” “Kings of Kings,” “I was Made to Worship” and “Make Him Glorious.” The songs of praise were under the direction of minister of music, Maurice Terrell, on the organ.
Words of life were spoken as Calvary’s praise dancers performed to the rendition of “I Want it all Back.”
Various members of the church were given the opportunity to express their gratitude to pastor Wright and his family for the growth they have received from him as their leader.
Members Celebrating the Past: “Beholding Him” were: Clara Ashley, Elder Joseph Henley, Deacon John Amos, Deborah Shaw, Deacon Marvis Redding, and Thelma Williams.
Celebrating our Present: “Becoming in Him” were: Annette Scott, Bridget Grant, Daisy Mitchell, Michelle Bryd, Bruce Glover and Jermaine Jones.
Celebrating our Future: “Being in Him” were: Donovan Daniels, Mr. and Mrs. Jomario Fields, Terra Pearson, Breaunna Sweet, Shiquita Crumity and Mr. and Mrs. Edward Parker.
To close out the morning worship celebration pastor and sister Wright spoke their words of love, thanks and appreciation to the Calvary Temple family and friends for their love, devotion and support of their ministry.
We give praise and glory for the success of these 18 years of Christian Fellowship.
Calvary Temple of Praise held the dedication service of the “Calvin and Dorothy Elam” Fellowship Hall immediately after morning anniversary worship service.
The Fellowship Hall is dedicated in honor of Calvin and Dorothy Elam for their blessings, their time, talent and treasures to the Calvary Temple of Praise Church. The Elams have been members of Calvary for 18-years where they have served faithfully while spending their winters in Sanford.
“Youth for Christ” will be presented by Sanford Alumni Chapter Deta Sigma Theta Sorority on Sunday at 3 p.m. at the St. James AME Church on 819 Cypress Ave. The presentation of talent by community youth is an annual program presented during the Christmas season.
The First Baptist Church of Sanford “Sounds of Praise” choir will be in concert Monday at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church on Pine Avenue and 9th Street at 7 p.m. The community is invited to enjoy an evening of free holiday music.