Kids Get Ready to Sing!
Yes, it’s already time to think about Christmas! Our children’s Christmas musical this year is “Jingle Bell Beach,” and all kids are welcome to participate! We’ll have auditions on Sunday, September 30 at 6pm, and begin rehearsals on the following Sunday at 6pm. The program will be on Sunday, December 16. This is always an evening of great fun, and we hope you’ll encourage your children to participate!
JOY in our hearts!
The Calvary JOY group got together for a delicious meal, good fellowship, and great stories! Our thanks to Judy and Lee Mills and Tony and Deena Martin for hosting this wonderful event!
The JOY group gathers once a month for meals, and takes several trips during the year together. If you are newly retired, or have been retired for “a little longer,” please consider joining JOY for the fun and fellowship!
Drummer needed for Uplift Service
Our contemporary Uplift service is in need of a drummer! If you play drums, or happen to know someone who plays, please consider joining the band. Uplift is a volunteer group, and rehearses Thursday night and Sunday morning before Uplift. To audition for the position, please contact Teresa Martin, 336-786-4778.
Children’s Choir begins Sept. 5
Welcome back to a new year of children’s music! Each Wednesday night at 6:15 the kids will begin their evening with children’s choir, then move on to Mission Friends, RAs or GAs. This year we have two new leaders for the children’s music time. Megan Gentry and Leah Houser will be leading the kids with songs, music activities and fun! Please welcome Megan and Leah to our children’s ministry team!
Reminder: Each Wednesday night there is a dinner for everyone at 5:45. Please join us for this time of fellowship!
Celebration of Baptism
Sunday, August 19: We were happy to share in the celebration of baptism with three fantastic young men: Eli Morrison, Camden Hull and Keaton Greene.
“Shoes that Grow” for Chad
Andy and Cari Robertson, our missionaries to Chad, will return to central Africa at the end of June, and we want to send them 50 pairs of “The Shoe that Grows” to be distributed through their ministry. To meet this goal, we need to raise $400. If you’d like to participate, please mark your check or envelope “Shoes.”
“Game On!” VBS Coming in June!
Game On! Vacation Bible School at Calvary Baptist runs June 24th to 27th from 6 to 8:30 each evening. Grab your megaphones, lace your cleats, and tune your instruments – because God wants everyone to “Gear Up for Life’s Big Game”!. Join His team, train hard, celebrate salvation, and encourage one another! A snack supper will be served nightly. Adults will tackle “More Almost Biblical Half-Truths,” continuing our pastor’s recent sermon series (refreshments at 6:30; study from 7 to 8). Registration forms are available in the church information centers, or you can register online at: https://kideventpro.lifeway.com/myChurch/?id=47089
Getting Ready for Resurrection
Lent is the season of the church year in which followers of Jesus are encouraged to prepare their hearts for Easter through Bible reading and prayer, through self-examination and repentance, and through fasting from things that would distract us from the Lord. Here at Calvary, the observance of Lent will begin on February 14 with an Ash Wednesday service. This time of worship will be held in the sanctuary at 6:30 in the evening and will feature interactive prayer stations – along with an opportunity for worshipers to receive the imposition of ashes as a sign of repentance. In the Sundays that follow, our pastor will be sharing a series of sermons that he’s calling “Giving Up.” These messages will focus not on the simple pleasures that we sometimes “give up” for Lent, like drinking coffee or eating chocolate – but on the habits and attitudes that the Lord invites us to give up as He remakes us in the image of Christ. We hope you can join us as we get ready to celebrate resurrection power.
Calvary’s Missionaries to Chad to Lead Worship on February 18
Andy and Cari Robertson will be our special guests for worship on Sunday, February 18th. For the past six years, the Robertsons have been serving as medical missionaries in the Central African nation of Chad; and during those years, we have supported them with our prayers and financial gifts. Now that they’re back in the states on “home assignment,” we’re looking forward to renewing our friendship and learning more about their ministry. On the morning of their visit, Andy and Cari will speak in worship. They will also lead a dialogue time in the fellowship hall during the Sunday School hour, to which everyone is invited. Because we would like to present Andy and Cari with an additional show of support while they’re with us, we will be receiving a special offering for their ministry on Sunday, February 4th and Sunday, February 11th. If you’d like to contribute, please mark your gift “Robertsons.”
“Fresh Hope” Coming to Calvary Baptist
Fresh Hope for Mental Health® is an international network of Christian peer-to-peer mental health support groups whose mission is to empower those with mental health challenges, along with their loved ones, to live full and rich lives in spite of having a mental health diagnosis. Fresh Hope groups approach mental health recovery from a hope and faith-filled perspective. It is a mutual-help, peer-to-peer support group in which members encourage one another as equals under the guidance of a certified facilitator. The meeting format includes both a large and small group experience, where members can share as little or as much of their “journey” as they desire.
Fresh Hope is not intended to replace professional treatment such as therapy and prescribed medications when needed. Rather, Fresh Hope serves as a supplemental support and information system so that members and those who love them might develop tools to help them manage their illness on a daily basis in order to live with dignity and hope in Christ.
A Fresh Hope group will begin meeting at Calvary on Sunday nights at 7 o’clock, beginning on Feburary 11, 2018. For more information, please call 336/786-4778 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.