25th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

1994 - 2019

November 17, 2019 marked the celebration of our first 25 years.  The building was virtually max-ed out with around 230 in attendance.  We welcomed several who had been a part of our congregation in the early years and had traveled a distance to be with us, and several more by video.  The service included worship lead from early Deacon Rollin VanGorder, and dear friend James Dunson from Surprise, AZ.  Several gave brief testimony of how God had used Calvary Blythe to encourage, refresh, and equip in their lives and current ministries - both here in Blythe as well as in other places where God has led them.

 

Special Touch performances by Calvary Kids with a super-cute skit of Mick and Jan's first trip to Blythe in 1994, by a couple of our young Calvary dancers with an astounding original performance to "This Is Amazing Love", and vocal performances by Frank Hawley, one of our early guys, an original Hip-Hop song written for the occasion and performed by our own Jake Johnson and his kids, and a special greeting by our Blythe Mayor Dale Reynolds - all added to the celebration.  Pastor Mick concluded the celebration with his much-anticipated "Special Announcement" of something new in Calvary Blythe's future (you'll have to watch the video).

 

All in all, it was a wonderful service looking at God's Faithfulness in the past, in the present, and renewed vision for the future of our church and ministry.  We praise God for a quarter century of His Goodness and Faithfulness to and through us as a church ... and we look forward to His continued blessings in the future!  All Glory To Him!!


Click below to see the video highlights of our celebration!!

PART 1 - (32 min) Begins with a taste of the opening worship, then a special Kids skit depicting Mick and Jan's very first trip out to Blythe in 1994.  Following are words from our first home-grown missionaries, Terry and Cyndi Cirre, and long time member Carole Valentine.  Early member Frank Hawley shares a special song, then more sharing from long-time members Nancy Currier and PJ Johnson.

PART 2 - (28 min) Continues with a special Interpretive Praise Dance, followed by special sharing by long-time members Ken Jones and Shelli Nasca.  Then an original Hip Hop song written for the occasion by Jake Johnson, followed by words from Blythe Mayor Dale Reynolds, and sharing from Michael Herber, a leader from 1994 - our very first year in Blythe.

PART 3 - (16 min.) Our 25th Anniversary Service concludes with Pastor Mick's sharing his much anticipated and somewhat surprising, "Very Special Announcement".  The service concludes with final worship led by special guests and good friends James Dunson and his daughter Malyssa from Surprise, AZ.

25th Anniversary Testimonial Video - (13 min)

Included in our Silver Anniversary Service was a special video compilation of submitted memories from several who had been a part of Calvary Blythe throughout the years and now living elsewhere;  Also includes special thoughts from Mick's pastor of 30+ years, and from his first ever youth pastor about 50 years ago.