PHOTOS: 150 years of Calvary Protestant Church


In celebration of 150 years in Baldwin, the Calvary Protestant Church concluded its week long festivities that began on  May 26 and lasted until June 2 with a “Looking Ahead” event.

The church’s history dates back to Thomas Carman, a Baldwin farmer, and a group of neighbors who left the Merrick Road Methodist Church in 1874. Their objective was to establish a Sunday school for the residents near Baldwin Harbor, which eventually led to the formation of the Calvary Protestant Church. The inaugural gathering took place on May 23 of that same year.

The celebration commenced with “Messages from Afar,” where missionaries submitted video greetings and acknowledgments of the church’s anniversary. The church also participated in Baldwin’s Memorial Day Parade the following day with its own float.

May 31 was dedicated to reflecting on the church’s rich history, followed by a celebratory dinner on June 1.