Verse of the DayIn this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. — 1 John 4:9
We had a great time on September 28th with The Kelly’s and the Mark Trammell Quartet … It was awesome. Duane Gurren did a fantabulous job working as our Master of Ceremonies for the evening. It is always great to see all of you but especially those of you that we only get to see at this event annually. We’ll soon have some pictures up from the event so come back soon and see.
As Duane explained to the crowd that night, for the last 28 years we have always kept the Homecoming free of an admission price at the door and have only taken a love offering. As the years pass and prices go up on everything that it takes, it has become harder and harder for us to afford to promote and put on this event. This year we would like to offer a special thanks to all of you that helped us by providing us with the largest offering we have ever taken in! That offering goes a long way toward paying for the event. Thank you thank you!!!
Also, Keith Moore from the Douglas County Herald was very nice to us in the article below that ran the week after our Homecoming. I called Keith and ask permission to put this on our website (I really did I promise!) and Keith was gracious enough to send a copy of the article that we could display. Thanks again Keith!
We invite you to our 28th Celebration! Over the last year, we have had a great time singing throughout Missouri, Iowa and Oklahoma. Even with the challenges of having to replace a motor in the Big Purple Bus we have been blessed to continue to travel and share the gospel. We’re constantly amazed at the opportunities that the Lord opens for us both in the venues we sing in but especially the relationships we continue to make and grow through the years. It is uplifting to us every time we hear our friends share with us how the Lord is working in their lives. Many times this proves to come to us when we need it most, HE is LORD!
We are pleased to announce that again this year, Duane Garren will be our MC and we are excited again to have the Kellys as our first group of the evening. Over the years, we have enjoyed watching these guys grow from kids to adults now raising their own kids. Those of you that follow the Kellys know what that means, they are a great bunch and we are very pleased to have them start off the evening for us again. They’ll start the evening at 6:30pm and then they’ll be followed by the Mark Trammell Quartet. As many of you will remember we had the Mark Trammell Trio just a few short years ago before they added a bass singer.
This is the first time in 28 years that we have ever invited the same full time professional group back a second time to our homecoming. Now we have had a LOT of GREAT groups through the years that we have appreciated and enjoyed ourselves. There are a lot of great people in those groups but we are excited about having Mark back! Not only is he a quality individual but he is also a Quartet Man who knows how to put together a group. Remember, Mark has himself a great heritage in Southern Gospel Music. He has sang with the Kingsmen, The Cathedrals, Gold City, Greater Vision and of course his own group. The Mark Trammell Quartet is sure to deliver… don’t miss it!
As always, there is no admission charge to this event. We will take up a love offering in an effort to try and cover our expenses for the Homecoming. The reason we haven’t ever charged an admission to our Homecoming is that we don’t want anyone to not be able to come see and hear. So, please come and share this evening with us, we want to see you!
As in years past, you will have the option of having your dinner with us at the event. The Youth from First Freewill Baptist Church will be cooking dinner for you. Grilled hamburgers, hotdogs and much more will be available for you in the High Schools dining hall. This is a great way to grab your evening meal and support the Youth activities of First Freewill Baptist in Hartville.
Even though Galen and Doren are starting to slow down a bit in their advancing years due to their memory starting to go, everyone else is going strong! (Teresa made the webmaster add that part, he didn’t want to, he doesn’t think it’s funny to make fun of Galen and Doren, REALLY it’s not funny that they are getting old) We hope that you will come share with us an evening of celebrating what Lord has allowed us to do for 28 years. Praise HIM! It is our prayer that he will continue to use us for many years to come.
You can get directions from Google Maps by clicking on this map and choosing “Map” then click on Directions.
The Calvarymen had an awesome evening with Neosho Missouri’s KENO 91.7 FM at their annual Listener Appreciation night. Since they first started broadcasting in 1986, the station has had continuous growth and they are obviously a shinning light in the 4 state area with all of the Christian programming they provide.
After their presentations, we shared their stage and sang to a capacity crowd and had a great time singing and celebrating the Lords continued use of this station and its action in delivering the gospel.
Congradulations KENO, and we pray for your continued witness in the 4 state area! We are honored that you chose us to share this evening with you.
Well, we will be joining our longtime friends…. oh…what’s their names? Final Authority for their Homecoming, Saturday March 9th. We will sing along side them and also the Lesters from St. Louis, MO. Duane Garren is serving as their M.C. for the evening and is sure to bring his own style to the event.
The Calvarymen have always enjoyed sharing the stage with the guys from Final Authority! We are excited and honored that they asked us to join them for this night of Celebration!
We had a wonderful time this year with a great crowd and two fabulous groups! The Kelly’s and Dixie Echoes. If you were with us, thanks for coming. If you were not, you MISSED OUT!!!
Start planning now for next year!
We are ramping up and getting ready for the 27th Annual Homecoming. Please plan to share this evening with us.
A very good friend of the Calvarymen, Barb Billington, wrote this poem:
Always Take The Wife With You Hunting!
Up in the Taj Mahal, Galen and Teresa Sat
When Suddenly they heard a deer’s hooves go pitter-pat.
Galen was quick, and shot the doe before she ran,
Now he’ll go home with meat for the frying pan!
It doesn’t matter whter you’re shooting a doe or a buck…
bringing the wife along brings good luck!
That’s right! We have the new CD “Until You Find the Lord” in and will have copies of it available at the Homecoming Saturday night.
Until You Find the Lord
Telling The World
He Came To Me
My Savior First Of All
All That Matters
When He Was On The Cross
In His Time
It’s Just Like Heaven
Dig A Little Deeper
Following In His Footsteps
I Don’t Regret
Don’t miss it Saturday Night!!!