In the Heart of Jackson, For the Heart of Jackson, With the Heart of Jesus.
Summers are busy and fun. They are filled with many Christ-centered camps. Some of these camps are held at the church, while others are held off-site. The Junior League of Jackson offers a week-long Arts Explosion Camp to the children of our ministry and other similar ministries in the area. Crossgates Baptist Church in Brandon leads a Music Camp just for our students in grades K-12. We transport our youth to Lake Forest Ranch each summer for an amazing week of prayer, Bible study, and fellowship in one of the most beautiful and peaceful settings in Mississippi. Our younger girls and boys in 3rd – 6th grade are taken to Camp Garaywa and Central Hills Baptist Encampment to focus on God and experience His presence in powerful and fresh new ways. And no summer would be complete without Vacation Bible School, but ours is not your typical VBS.
Today HIS Heart students are ministered to on a weekly basis through Bible Clubs, Sunday School, Children’s Church, Worship Services, Wednesday night Bible Study, Children’s Choir activities, tutoring, and mentoring. We visit in the homes and schools of our kids and check on the elderly in the neighborhood.
Calvary and HIS Heart hold a “Trunk-or Treat” each October on the Wednesday before Halloween. We hand out 100 turkeys in the neighborhood on the Monday before Thanksgiving, and host a Christmas worship service and HIS Heart Christmas party each December. Our youth are involved in several service projects in the community during the early spring months. HIS Heart’s annual Spring Bible Club Carnival is held on Calvary’s lawn in early May.