History

History - Zion Evangelical Church

In 1879, Zion Evangelical Church was established. At the dedication of the new structure (October 23, 1881), the following scripture was read: "For I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ; for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek" (Romans 1:16). This evangelistic spirit has remained with the congregation for over 100 years as we've transitioned from Zion Evangelical Church (on 10th Street and 1st Avenue from 1879-1920), to Calvary Evangelical United Brethren Church (at 10th Street and 3rd Avenue from 1920-1969), to Calvary United Methodist Church (at 2802 12th Street South from 1971-2005).

After much prayer, consistent growth, a gift of land, and three positive congregational votes, Calvary relocated to new facilities on 45th Street and 45th Avenue South, in the rapidly growing Osgood development (southwest Fargo). What a blessing it has been to double our sanctuary capacity, develop a YMCA Christian childcare, and expand our classroom, kitchen, gym, and fellowship spaces for education, children, youth, family, recreational, and outreach ministries!

Calvary's location has changed four times but one thing has not changed; our commitment to the Gospel and to the challenge given at the first dedication in 1881: "For I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ; for it is the power of God unto salvation of every one that believeth . . ." In short, we still want TO KNOW CHRIST AND MAKE HIM KNOWN.