Newsletters

Title: 2009 UPCOMING EVENTS – NBC, U.S.A. INC.

Date: January 1, 2009

Click on adjacent link to view the ‘2009’ schedule of upcoming events for the NATIONAL BAPTIST CONVENTION, USA, INC.

 

Title: STUDENTS SHOULD BE TAUGHT THE BIBLE

Date: February 26, 2009

Children should be taught the Bible throughout their education because it is an “essential piece of cultural luggage” without which they will struggle to fully understand literature, according to the UK’s poet laureate, Andrew Motion.

 

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Title: PARENTS LEAN ON SELF-RELIANCE

Date: March 6, 2009

The latest study by LifeWay Research has found that, although most parents say they are trying to improve their parenting skills, few look to the Bible or church for guidance. Furthermore, few say they are familiar with biblical teaching on parenting.

 

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Title: ROME, UTICA, AND GREATER SYRACUSE AFRICAN-AMERICAN CHURCH

Date: March 6, 2009

Directory of African American Churches in Rome,Utica, Greater Syracuse and Surrounding Vicinity.

 

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Title: 10 THINGS YOU CAN DO TO HAVE A HEALTHY MARRIAGE

Date: March 8, 2009

*Spend Time With Each Other. Plan regularly scheduled date nights and activities. By spending time with your partner, you will better understand one another—your gifts and your differences, (eg: Great Dance Dates!)

 

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Title:  Mt CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH ACADEMY

Date: March 17, 2009

The Mt. Calvary Baptist Church Academy is an educational program which, in its first year, will provide free individualized tutoring to school children, ages 5-18. MCBC Academy falls under the aegis of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church of Rome, NY. Tutoring will initially be offered once a week at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church. Each eligible Student will receive 60 minutes of tutoring per week.

 

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Title: BELIEFS OF CHRISTIANS VARY WIDELY

Date: April 20, 2009

A new survey conducted by The Barna Group reveals that a majority of those Americans who call themselves Christians believe that Satan “is not a living being, but a symbol of evil.” Four out of ten (40%) said they “strongly agree” with the statement and 19 percent said they “agree somewhat”.

 

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Title: THE EMMAUS ROAD

Date: April 21, 2009

What follows may appear as old news to some of you who have followed this column for the past several years, but to many of you, what I say next will contain some new thoughts.

 

The Sunday after Easter is often a downer because things are pretty much back to normal after the Easter week celebrations.

 

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Title: IN THE MIDST OF CONTROVERSY

Date: April 24, 2009

I could not help but applaud the young lady, Miss California Carrie Prejean,

who in the Miss USA pageant responded to a very difficult question this way:

“We live in a land where you can choose same-sex marriage or opposite. And

you know what, I think in my country, in my family, I think that I believe that a

marriage should be between a man and a woman. No offense to anybody out

there, but that’s how I was raised.”

 

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Title: HOW TO SPRING CLEAN YOUR SPIRIT

Date: April 30, 2009

While you’re cleaning out closets and sweeping under the furniture, think about this: Spring cleaning, while worth the effort, will only last for a season, but spiritual cleansing lasts forever. So don’t just dust hind those book shelves, get ready for a spiritual spring cleaning.

 

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Title: THE NEWS AT A GLANCE

Date: May 10, 2009

Planned Parenthood Aborts 300,000 Preborn Babies

Planned Parenthood’s annual report for 2007-08 shows it claimed the lives of more than 300,000 preborn babies — and referred fewer than 5,000 women to adoption agencies. The abortion giant generated more than $1 billion in the most recent fiscal year — including about $350,000 in taxpayer money. [CitizenLink.org]

 

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Title: 10 DUMB THINGS SMART CHRISTIANS BELIEVE

Date: May 12, 2009

Unlike the typical urban legend, spiritual urban legends are dangerous to our spiritual health. They don’t just misrepresent the facts, they set us up for profound disappointment and disillusionment with God when he doesn’t come through on a promise he never made.

 

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Title: VOICES FOR CHRIST CITY-WIDE CRUSADE

Date: August 21, 2010

The Mt. Calvary Baptist Church in conjunction with the’HBMA’ of Utica & Rome and the ‘Rome Clergy Association’ presented: The ‘Voices for Christ City Wide Crusade’. We are blessed to partner with many friends across this city and nation under the umbrella of “Honor America Days” – Saturday, August 21, 2010 from 9:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M. at Griffo Park in Rome, New York. It was filled with lots of fun, food, laughter, gospel music, the proclaiming of “God’s Holy Word”, a Health Fair, Employment Opportunities, a baby contest, Christian Contest, games and surprises. If you are interested in participating in future events please contact:

 

Mt. Calvary Baptist Church

203 Erie Boulevard East

Rome, NY 13440

Attn: Deaconess Liza Thornton

315-337-0674

 

The general public is cordially invited to come, enjoy and receive.

 

Pastor Tommy Ray Jackson, Sr.

Chairman

 

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  • Church Info

    Mount Calvary Rome Baptist Church

    203 Erie Blvd East
    Rome, NY    13440
    (315) 337-0674
    mtcalvary11@yahoo.com
     
     
    Click here for directions
     

    Sunday Services

    Sunday School 9:30 AM
    Worship 11:00 AM
    Children’s Church 11:00 AM
    Baptism – First Sunday
    Communion – First Sunday

    Wednesday Services

    Prayer Meeting 7:00 PM
    Bible Study 7:30 PM

    Pastor

    Reverend Tommy Ray Jackson, Sr.

    Pastor: Mt. Calvary Baptist Church

    Moderator, Northeastern District Baptist Association

     

    Rev. Tommy Ray Jackson, Sr., has been our pastor since March 1990. Under his leadership and with the guidance of the Holy Spirit, Mt.Calvary has made substantial progress in every facet of church life. Several new ministries have been added. In 1990, he successfully spearheaded and consummated a successful building fund drive, in spite of the additional demands on his time as Moderator of the Northeastern District Baptist Association. In November of 1999 the church was able to begin construction of a new sanctuary, educational wings, administrative offices, pastor’s study and living quarters.

    On Sunday, December 3, 2000 Mt.Calvary held its inaugural celebration with family and friends in a most blessed Dedication and March-In Service. Following the construction of the new sanctuary, the old sanctuary was converted into the new fellowship hall.

    Rev. Tommy Ray Jackson, Sr. is a 1964 graduate of M.F. Nichols High School in Biloxi, Mississippi. He received an Associate Degree in Math from Mary Holmes Junior College in 1966 and a graduate of Southern University with a BA in Math in 1969.  Rev. Jackson attended Union College Graduate School in pursuit of a Master’s in Math and he attended University College of Syracuse University for his ‘MBA’ 1972.

    In the fall of 1962 he received the Lord Jesus Christ as his personal Savior at the Tabernacle Baptist Church of Biloxi, MS. He received his license to preach the gospel Dec. 18, 1988 and was ordained as a minister Oct. 27, 1989 and he has been tirelessly preaching the gospel and working for the Lord ever since. In 1990, Rev. Jackson received from Rochester-Colgate Divinity School a Certificate for Black Church Studies.

    Among his many accomplishments, he has served as General Secretary and Assistant General Secretary of the Northeastern District Baptist Association (10/1990 – 10/1991); Moderator – Northeastern District Baptist Association (10/1997 – 10/2006); he has served as a Trustee: 63-65 LLC, Empire Baptist Missionary Convention of New York, Inc. (5/2003 – 10/2011); . Vice President, Area 8 of the Empire Baptist Missionary Convention of New York, Inc. (5/2003 – 10/2011). He is currently serving as Chaplain of the Historical Black Ministerial Alliance (2004 – present); and he was re-elected Moderator of the Northeastern District Baptist Association 10/2012.

    Our pastor is the organizer and chair of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. March and Service of Rome, NY that is held annually on the Sunday preceding Rev. Dr. King’s birthday. He is also the organizer and founder of the ‘Voices for Christ City–Wide Crusade Ministry’. It was established in 2009 for the expressed purpose of reaching lost souls for Christ, especially our youth.

    He is married to his high school sweetheart and bride of 41 years, Sister Sandra N. Jackson and they are the proud parents of five sons: Tommy, Carnell, Paul Anthony Walker, John Jamaal, and Jommore. To God Be The Glory!

  • Bible Verse of the Day

    “In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.”
    — Proverbs 3:6 (KJV)
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