Calvary on Mission at Christmas
By: Caren Coleson

Calvary on Mission at Christmas
Wednesday, December 19
6:00 p.m.
Angel Tree Party for the Angel Tree Children and their Families, Fellowship Center
ROC Party for ROC Children and their Families, Aerobics Room

This is one of our most exciting and meaningful ministries of the year and all of our Life Groups have an opportunity to participate in this ministry. Check with your Life Group this Sunday to see how your class is helping or call Angie Tice, 792-5159, to find out how you or your class can help.

Super Sunday Work Night #2
By: Charles Uptain

Calvary will begin the new year with a face-lift! Many of our Life Groups will begin meeting in different spaces on January 6th. These changes are meant to make our campus more guest-friendly by providing dedicated space for preschoolers, children, youth, and senior adults. We want to “make sense” to our first time guests. We want less of an insider mentality and more of an everyone's welcome attitude.
We had great response from volunteers in helping us move all of the furniture last week. Now, we turn our attention to getting the rooms prepared for this coming Sunday morning. Teachers and Life Group leaders, it's your turn to come "spruce up" your new space. We will have the church unlocked and staff roaming the halls on Thursday, January 3rd, from 6 PM - 8 PM to give you time to work.
Life Group Leader Work Night
Thursday, January 3rd
6 PM - 8 PM
Sorry, no childcare provided.
See below for details about Super Sunday...

Super Sunday Shifts:
Senior Adults Life Groups move to Office Bldg.
Preschool (4’s and 5’s) move back to Preschool Bldg.
Children’s Worship moves to Chapel
Hispanic Worship moves to Zone
Children’s Life Groups move above the Chapel
Youth Life Groups move below the Zone
Life Groups of married adults with preschoolers and/or children move to second floor Office Building
Hispanic Life Groups move below Worship Center
International Life Group moves below Worship Center
Barrentine Life Group moves to Choir Room

From the Senior Pastor
By: Paul Thompson

Some of the most powerful (and important) words ever spoken we from the angelic messengers who announced the Savior’s birth to some unsuspecting and terrified shepherds many years ago: “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.”(Luke 2:10-11). At that moment, I’m sure they didn’t realize just how good that news really was! Many still don’t. They see the lights and decorations; they shop for the gifts; they may even attend a church service. But do they really see and know what God has done and what He still offers them? This year at Christmas Eve, we will be presenting the story of that Good News through music and Scripture. I’ll conclude with a different perspective: the perspective of the angels who according to Scripture, “long to look into these things” regarding our great salvation. The angels knew of the goodness and glory of God. They knew of the great separation of man from God over sin. And they knew of the grace required to bridge that chasm. This year, we all people who come to our services to see and know and receive the same. Will you invite everyone you can to our Christmas Eve services? The services will be at 5pm and 7pm and will be identical. We expect a full congregation at the earlier service, so if you are able to attend the later service, that would really help with space.
Praying that many will believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing will have life in his name,

Pastor Paul

By: Ed Wright

Great reports:
I never get tired of bragging on our children. God is doing great things with all three of them. Yes, I am talking about our missions! This past week, Southern Community Fellowship had 131 in worship with three to join, one by POF and the other two by statement. Dothan Country fellows had 96 and they had three people to receive Christ. Iglesia had over 100 and will soon baptize 3+. All this is happening partly because of your giving to our budget. God is taking the funds that we are contributing and multiplying its effectivness. Please continue to pray for our kids.
We more greeters. The more we have the more we will be able to rotate and have people greeting all thie time. Would you help? And the biggest prize of all is that you get to wear that wonderful vest. People will notice you.
Thank you

VIPs for Sunday, December 16
By: Caren Coleson

VIPs for Sunday, December 16
8:15: Andy and Amy Franklin, Scott and Abby Castle
10:45: Matilde Salazar, Becky Haddox, Rick and Rhoda Weber

Birthday Party for Jesus
By: Charles Uptain

Come join us for a special party on Sunday, December 23rd. We will honor Jesus' birthday by playing games, singing Christmas carols, and obviously eating birhday cake! All 1st - 6th Graders will meet in the Fellowship Center at 9:30. We will escort the kids back to the Worship Center at 10:30 to prepare to sing in the 10:45 Worship Service.

By: Patty Farrington

Singles 3 and 4/Sunday, December 16/Mama Rosa’s/Immediately following the 10:45 Service
Singles 3 and 4/Thursday, December 20th/6PM/Christmas Party/Heavy Hors d’oeuvres
Singles 3, 4, and 5/Saturday, December 22/1:30 until 4PM/Farrington’s Open House/1603 Montcliff Drive, Dothan/Please come and enjoy the Christmas season with us

Senior Adults
By: Patty Farrington

Senior Adults
Sonshine Choir/Wednesday’s/10AM/Choir Room/We will be singing at the December Sonshine Fellowship/”Mary, Did You Know?”
Salvation Army Bell Ringers/Thursday, December 13th/We have 2 kettles at Wiregrass Commons Mall/WE NEED 4 more people to help with this project/Please call Emily to sign up
Christmas Caroling to Shut-In’s/Wednesday, December 19th/6PM/Meet in front of the Chapel/We will have cookies and hot chocolate in the Library after we return/Please bring along your favorite cookies to share
Farrington Open House/Saturday, December 22nd/1:30 until 4PM/1603 Montcliff Drive/Please come and celebrate the Christmas season with us

Holiday Worship Schedule
By: Caren Coleson

Holiday Worship Schedule

Sunday, December 23
8:15 a.m. Worship Celebration, Worship Center
9:30 a.m. Life Groups
10:45 a.m. Worship Celebration, Worship Center

Monday, December 24
5:00 & 7:00 p.m. Candlelight Christmas Eve Service, Worship Center

Wednesday, December 26
No Activities at Church

Sunday, December 30
10:00 a.m. Worship Celebration, Worship Center
There will be on one worship service and Life Groups will not meet.

Flower Calendar
By: Caren Coleson

2013 Flower Calendar

The flowers provided for the worship services on Sundays are sometimes a memorial or are given to honor someone on a special occasion. If you would like to provide flowers on one of the following dates, circle the requested date, and return the form to the church office.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May June
6 3 3 72
13 10 1012
2017 21 19 16
27 24 24 28 26 23
31 30

July Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1 6 3 1
14 11 8 13 10 8
2115 2015
28 2522
29 29




In Honor of________________________

In Memory of______________________

Do you want to donate the arrangement to the flower ministry? ____ yes ____ no

Information for Last Week
By: Caren Coleson

Information for Last Week
December 3-9, 2012

December 9
8:15 Worship............................................. 324
10:45 Worship........................................... 302
Life Connection Groups........................... 631
Mission Churches.................................... 305
Nursing Homes......................................... 112
Outreach Bible Study................................... 9

General Fund
Given December 9......................... $32,911.12
Given Year-to-Date.................. $2,434,701.51
Year-to-Date Goal.................... $2,669,038.50
Partners In Ministry
Given Year-to-Date......................... $1,208.05
Lottie Moon Christmas Offering
Given to Date................................. $54,695.94

Lottie Moon Christmas Offering
By: Caren Coleson

Lottie Moon Christmas Offering
Calvary’s Goal: $60,000
Ingathering Day: Sunday, December 9
National Goal: $175 Million
All offerings given during the morning Worship Celebrations this
Sunday, December 9, will be designated for Lottie Moon.

Small gifts; big impact!
Helping reach a $175 million goal can be very daunting if you’re struggling to make ends meet. But God smiles upon every gift given from a joyful heart, no matter the amount. Every penny given to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering is used to help support about 5,000 Southern Baptist missionaries serving overseas. Last year, more than 2.2 million people got to hear the Gospel from those missionaries and their national partners. And from those hearers, your missionary force reported baptizing 333,823 new believers and starting 28,873 new churches.

Sermon Schedule
By: Caren Coleson

Sermon Schedule

Sunday, December 16
8:15 and 10:45 a.m.
Message by Paul Thompson
Living a Life God Loves
“An Eternal Perspective”
Colossians 3:1-4

Lost Angels
By: Caren Coleson

Angel Tree Ministry
Lost Angels

1-F Lamyiah Stewart
6-H Larriyanah Daniel
25-A Kyndia Powel

If you have one of the above listed ornaments off the angel tree, please call the Church Office, 792-5159.

Opportunities for the Week
By: Caren Coleson

Opportunities for the Week

8:15 a Worship Celebration, WC
8:15 a DiscipleLand Worship, P116
8:15 a G-Force Worship, FC
9:30 a Life Groups
10:45 a Worship Celebration, WC
10:45 a DiscipleLand Worship, P116
10:45 a G-Force Worship, FC
10:45 a Iglesia Bautista El Calvario,
6:00 p Doulos College Bible Study, R300
9:00 a Senior Adult Exercise, AR
5:30 p Zumba Class, AR
9:00 a Blood Pressure Check, Office
3:00 p Camp ROCK Mentoring, ROC
9:00 a Senior Adult Exercise, AR
10:00 a Sonshine Choir, Choir Room
6:00 p Calvary on Mission at Christmas
6:00 p English as a Second Language, Azalea Room
6:30 p Celebration Wind Ensemble, WC
7:30 p Celebration Choir, CR
11:00 a ROCK Mom’s Lunch/Bible Study, R304
11:30 a Sonshine Fellowship, FC
3:00 p Camp ROCK Mentoring, ROC
9:00 a Senior Adult Exercise, AR

Dennis Swanberg CD's & DVD's Available
By: Caren Coleson

Dennis Swanberg
CD’s and DVD’s Available

Dennis Swanberg CD and DVD Sets are available in the Church Office through Friday, December 21. Cost is $20 for a set of three.

Staff on Call Schedule
By: Caren Coleson

Staff On Call Schedule

Saturday, December 16
Steve Chambers, 772-215-3606

Sunday, December 17
Ron Bruce, 701-1817

Birthday List

Jan-01...Faye Brooks, Christopher Kramer, Patricia Silva
Jan-02...Evelyn Barfield-Davis, Sophie Chambers, Brenda Greenrock, Vicki Munn, Megan Ratliff
Jan-03...Michelle Alexander, Anzel Granger, Scott Griffin, Linda Haynes, Ron Niles
Jan-04...Allison Jernigan, Matthew McCall, Pam Robinson, Paul Segars, Andrew Shepherd, Ashlyn Warren
Jan-05...Kristy Bond, John Claybrook, Kevin Crowe, Nancy King, Roger Whatley
Jan-06...Michael Azar, Jacob Fore, James Gannon, Carol Hix, Peggy Mills, Judy Simpler, Nadine Simpler, Irene Tayler, Peggy Taylor, Cal Turner
Jan-07...Robert Bennett, Sabrina Cole, Diane Collier, Tim Crews, Michelle Hyatt, Christopher Robinson, Kaitlyn Seagle, Jeff Strickland, Ben Wingate
Jan-08...Ryan Allsup, Emily Castle, Bob Rainey, Teresa Thompson, Lance Whaley
Jan-09...Lane Floyd, Peggy Hedrick, Ray Hix, Brittany Lell, Tammy Lundy, Timothy Tyler, Debra Ward, Wen Zhang
Jan-10...Stephanie Bryant, Dave Durbin, Marietha Forester, Ruth Pelland, Jeremiah Richardson, Sarah Shiver
Jan-11...Brian Hannah, Cheryl Hunter-Morrow, Patrick Miles, Vickie Salinas
Jan-12...Corasena Davis, Jana Fryer, Votie Hodges, Annie Holland, Robert May, Leslie Payne, Tana E. Pike, Marshall Smith
Jan-13...Karen Bullard, Kevin Hughes, Myrian Owen, Myra Shipes, Stephanie Wilkerson
Jan-14...Diana Alcantar, Verdie Black, Ciara Deal, Abby Downs, Phyllis Gassett, Carol Phillips, Lee S. Williams
Jan-15...Voncille Askew, Sherry Marlow, Boots McBride, Patrick Nelson, Rachael Perkins, Nancy Scarborough, Ann Varnum, Glenn Weber
Dec-16...Terry Bryant, Mary Jo Gilchrist, Doug Lawhorn, Lee Pattillo, Kaley Register
Dec-17...Myra Faye Brackin, Wayne Gaupp, Brent Hall, Lauren Hunt, Alexis Moss, Juanita J. Neal
Dec-18...Madison Brady, Connie Hamrick
Dec-19...David Breth, Steve Douglass, Kim Gantt, Scott Griffin, Becky Waller
Dec-20...Shakeela Alexander, Michelle Bang, Mary Barham, Derek Nowell
Dec-21...Rodney Myers, Kollar Varner
Dec-22...Cathy Coggins, Tonya Frederick, Georgina Freeman, Jonathan Glanton, Mike Leonard, Kirstee Roozen, Faye Scott, Billy Smith
Dec-23...Brian Lolley
Dec-24...Jo Ann Bryan, Carol Morton, Rodney Parramore, Jessica Taylor, Estelle Ward
Dec-25...Frances Foster, Jeanetta Irvin, Sheryl Jernigan, Phyllis Sanders, Daniel Smith, Susan Wallace
Dec-26...Sydney Blankenship, Melissa Lankford, Gene Pollan, Jerry Segars, John Watson
Dec-27...Mike Bradshaw, Trenton Brinkley, Beth Byrd, Marie Crine, Brenda Hardy, Doug Lee, Karen Nunnally, Karen Rhodes
Dec-28...Earl Buchanan, Meleah Cook, Annie Fox, Barbara Harris, Will Hays, Paul Krug, Bill Petty, Zachary Petty, David Roy, Colby Wright
Dec-29...Paula Brady, Lance Hagler, Delana Hamm, Sarah Moore, Courtney Nowell, Kent Nunnally, James Smith, Angelia Turner, Sam Whatley
Dec-30...Leigh Burton, Tom King, Julia Lolley, Debbie Mullis, Paul Register, Susan Summers, Loren Weaver
Dec-31...Kate Baker, Randy Betzold, LamarM. Brooks

By: Caren Coleson

The Calvary family extends their deepest sympathy to…
Margaret Downs – death of mother

The flowers are placed in the Worship Center this Sunday, December 16, in memory of Allen Thornton by Sylvia Thornton, Wes and Dervon Thornton, and Ben, Katie and Brooke Allen Parrish.

James Bradford, Brad and Rhonda Bradford, and James and Donnah Nelson and family

December 16 Chris Jones, Tim Gannon, Lee Gross, Phil Hardy
December 23 Lewis Hunt, Philip Baker, Charles Kite, Bob Moore

Serving, December 16, 9:30 a.m.
ROC – Good
Worship Center – Barrentine
Preschool – Donop

BUS DRIVER FOR SUNDAY, December 16, Ken Henderson

We thank the following Volunteers in Preschool who served in extended session on December 9: Nicole Chenoweth, Becky Copeland, Eric and Melanie Donop, Key and Beth Mahone, David and Elizabeth Woodham.

10:45 Sunday Morning Worship Celebration
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