How would you describe your experience in church?
Stiff and formal? Irrelevant and boring? Cold and judgemental? Where everyone seems to have their act together.......except you?
Or....has church been a place full of LIFE!
A place where God is so clearly present you can really sense His nearness? A place where people- all kinds of people- are warm and caring? A place where the Bible is explained in a way that helps us where we live?
THAT'S what people often say about their experience at Aetna Calvary Church! We are not a "perfect church". We are people who don't have "our act all together". We are people who struggle in life. We simply realize how desperately we need God. We come together to know Him and His Word. We are finding as we come together, God works in our lives with amazing power. He is transforming our lives through a growing, deepening relationship with Jesus Christ.
If you can identify with these statements, Aetna Calvary Church may just be "A church you can call HOME!" We invite you to carefully make your way through this website, seeking to discover what kind of church we are. If you like what you read here, we hope you will come visit us "in person"!
Pastor Phil and Pat Jones
Meet the Pastor
Pastor Phil and Pat Jones
Presently, Aetna Calvary Church is a "solo" Pastor church. Aside from a part-time custodian, Pastor Phil Jones is "IT"! You probably want to know something about him and his wife Pat.......
They came to Aetna in April of 2004 after minstering in Southern Michigan for over 25 years. Pastor Phil has been in ministry for nearly 40 years, having recieved his training for minsitry at Oak Hills Bible Institute (Bemidji MN), Faith Baptist Bible College (Ankeny IA), and Grand Rapids Baptist Seminary (MI).
Pastor has family "roots" in Newaygo County. Both sets of his grandparents lived in the area for many years. He even attended White Cloud schools from Kindergarten through Fourth Grade!
Pastor and Pat make their home in Denver Township, on Luce Ave. They have been married over 45 years,and have 4 grown children. Oh yes....they have 5 grandchildren - and the pictures to prove it!
Pastor Phils greatest joy in ministry is teaching the Bible with the goal of seeing God change lives through His Word. He is most comfortable teaching through Books or sections of the Bible. Study notes are provided for every sermon and Bible study.
Our Pastor regularly visits in hospitals, nursing homes, and the homes of members and our guests. He has worked hard to earn his reputation as a "People Person"- you'll have to put him to the test! He would be delighted to have you as part of his "Bible Class" on a regular basis!
It is not outside the realm of possibility that we will add other pastoral staff positions in the future.....God will lead us in this!
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We would love to see you at one of our services!
Sunday School - 9:45 AM (classes available for all ages)
Worship Celebration- 11:00 AM
All ages welcome! Your children ages 3 yrs old to Kindergarten may attend our Wee Church during the main service if they'd like and a nursery is available for ages newborn thru 3 yrs. Feel free to use these services or if you'd like you may keep your children with you. Pastor Phil LOVES kids and they are always welcome in his services!
Evening Service - 6:00PM
During the summer months we have outdoor services hosted by various members of our church at their homes. It is a wonderful time of teaching and fellowship in a relaxed setting. Mixed with a healthy dose of music and food these gatherings are a wonderful way to get to know us outside of the formal services. The rest of the year our evening services are held at the church.
Fellowship Potluck Meal - 6:00 PM
Sonshine Kids (ages 3 yrs- 6th grade) - 6:45 PM to 8:00 PM
Youth Group (ages 7th grade and up) - 6:45 PM to 8:00 PM
Bible Study & Prayer - 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
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