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Pastor Kent Holcomb's

Retirement Celebration Weekend

Senior Pastor of Calvary Baptist Church

1978 - 2019

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Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!

We had such a special weekend celebrating what the Lord has done through His servants Kent and Virginia Holcomb.

Thank you to everyone who made this weekend special! Whether by attending, serving, singing, playing, cooking, cleaning, ushering, parking, writing, building, creating, or planning, Pastor Holcomb and Virginia truly appreciate each person and are humbled by the outpouring of love. Thank you. 

It is difficult to find words to express our gratitude for all that was done during the retirement celebration.  A heartfelt thank you to all who planned, prepared, served, and sacrificed for the meal, celebration choir, special music, Sunday services, memory book, power point presentation, train trip, and beautiful decorations. Your “Labor of Love” was a testimony to the community, our church, and personal family and friends. Many have commented on how well everything was organized. We especially rejoice that people where ministered to and that our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ was glorified trough your service. May God bless you according to the promise of Hebrews 6:10, “For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labor of love which you have shown toward His name, in that you ministered to the saints, and do minister.”  With Joyful Thanksgiving,  Your Pastor Emeritus and Virginia Holcomb

 

 

 


November 9-10, 2019

Pastor Kent Holcomb is retiring after 41 years as Senior Pastor of Calvary Baptist Church. Our celebration weekend includes joyful music, special friends, and grateful praise to the Lord!

Join us for several exceptional gatherings over the weekend.

  • On Saturday, November 9, experience a special concert* featuring a song commissioned for Pastor Holcomb.
  • Sunday morning, the extended morning service begins at 9:30 and features messages from special guests Dr. Les Lofquist, Romanian pastor Beni Costea, and New York City pastor Matthew Recker. Pastor Holcomb will deliver his retirement sermon and message to the congregation in this service.
  • The Sunday evening service provides an opportunity for you to share a testimony of God’s work in your life through Pastor Holcomb. Stay after the service for, what else, an Ice Cream Social!

On this weekend, we celebrate the wonderful work of the Lord in our ministry at Calvary Baptist Church through the service of Pastor Holcomb and his family. If the Lord has worked in your life through this ministry, we invite you to these events to help us praise the Lord for His faithful servant.

*If you were ever a member of the Calvary Baptist Choir, we’d love for you to join us in the Celebration Choir. Please sign up to be at the Choral Clinic on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday November 7, 8, and 9. At the Choral Clinic, you’ll learn the pieces to be presented at the Saturday evening Celebration Concert including the piece commissioned from Heather Sorenson especially for the retirement of Pastor Holcomb. Contact Rob Fuller (robfuller@cbcks.org) to reserve your spot in the choir.

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Weekend Schedule: (Times subject to change)
 
Thursday 6:00-9:30 pm | Choral Clinic (session 1 of 3)
 
Friday 6:00-9:30 pm | Choral Clinic (session 2 of 3)
 
Saturday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm | Choral Clinic (session 3 of 3) 
 
Saturday 5:00 pm  |  Retirement Celebration Dinner
 
Saturday 7:00 pm | Celebration Concert
Auditorium 

 
Sunday 9:30 am - 12:00 pm | Retirement Celebration Service
Auditorium
 
Sunday 6:00 pm | Church Family Night: Testimonies of God's Work
Auditorium
 
Sunday 7:30 pm | Ice Cream Social
Church Gym

Special Guest Speakers:

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Schedule


Choral Clinic: Celebration Choir

If you were ever a member of the Calvary Baptist Choir, we’d love for you to join us in the Celebration Choir. Please sign up to be at the Choral Clinic on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday November 7, 8, and 9. At the Choral Clinic, you’ll learn the pieces to be presented at the Saturday evening Celebration Concert including the piece commissioned from Heather Sorenson especially for the retirement of Pastor Holcomb. Contact Rob Fuller (robfuller@cbcks.org) to reserve your spot in the choir.

The Choral Clinic will be Thursday and Friday evening at 6:00 - 9:00 pm and Saturday morning at 11:00 am. Then, Saturday evening at 7:00 pm, the Celebration Concert takes place in the CBC Auditorium. 

 


 Retirement Celebration Dinner 

Saturday, November 9, 2019

5:00 pm

Let's kick off the weekend with the Celebration Retirement Dinner. Smoked meat, green beans, baked beans, cheesy potatoes, bread, and dessert are all on the menu. 

We will see pictures from throughout Pastor Holcomb's time at Calvary. 

Tickets are $5.50 per seat. Childcare will not be provided. Seating is limited, sign up today.

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Celebration Concert

Saturday, November 9, 2019

7:00 pm

The Retirement Celebration Concert features choir music, orchestral arrangements, and congregational singing. The premier of the song commissioned for Pastor Kent Holcomb's retirement and composed by Heather Sorenson will be an outstanding encouragement to all in attendance.

Doors open at 6:40

Free, no tickets required.

No childcare will be provided.


Retirement Celebration Service

Sunday, November 10, 2019

9:30 am

Guest speakers: Dr. Les Lofquist, Pastor Beni Costea, Pastor Matthew Recker.

Pastor Kent Holcomb will deliver his retirement sermon and message to the congregation. Join us as we praise God through songs, messages from God's Word, and testimonies. 

Childcare will be provided during the first half of the service from 9:30 - 10:45. After a short break at 10:45, everyone will gather in the auditorium to hear Pastor Holcomb give his retirement sermon. Then the choir will present the song commissioned for Pastor Holcomb's retirement. We hope to see you at this one-time event.

Schedule:

9:30 am - Morning Worship and special Guest speakers.

10:45 am - half hour intermission (pick up children from ParkPlace)

11:15 pm - Pastor Holcomb's retirement sermon and commissioned choir song (no childcare provided during this time)

 


Family Night: Testimonies of God's Grace

Sunday, November 10, 2019

6:00 pm

This special service will focus on hearing and sharing testimonies of God's work in our lives through the ministry of Pastor Holcomb and his family. If you would like to share a testimony, please remember to keep it brief and consider pre-writing it out so that we can hear from as many people as possible. 


Ice Cream Social

Sunday, November 10, 2019

7:30 pm - after the Family Night Testimonies

Head to the gym after the Family Night Testimonies for an Ice Cream Social! What a fitting way to end this exciting weekend. No need to bring anything, it will all be provided.


 

Contact Us

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Celebration Coordinator: Christy Gimben

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Memory Book

Thank you for all the pictures!
 
We'll have a copy of the memory book at the Retirement Celebration Dinner and at the Ice Cream Social for you to look through. 

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