Calvary Spring Neighborhood Parties
By: Charles Uptain

Calvary Spring Neighborhood Parties
Do you remember how much fun we all had at the neighborhood block parties back in the Fall? I remember hearing lots of groups who could not wait to do them again. Well, spring is here, and it is time to party! We, here at Calvary, have a goal of hosting over 40 neighborhood parties in the month of April! Will you host one? These parties are great tools in helping us find out the needs of the folks who live closest to us. Come to the Upcoming Events booth in the back of the Fellowship Center to pick up a packet or even sign up that you will host a party in your neighborhood.

Secret Church Simulcast with David Platt
By: Caren Coleson

Secret Church Simulcast with David Platt
Good Friday, 04.18.14
"The Cross and Everyday Life"
6 pm-12 midnight
Fellowship Center
Cost for book: $5.00
Call the church office to sign up.
From the moment we wake up in the morning to the moment we lie down to sleep at night, how does the death of Christ on the cross transform every single detail of our day? How does the cross compel daily disciplines like prayer and Bible reading or a regular routine of fasting and worship? How does the cross change the way we view our jobs and vocations throughout the day as well as the way we rest and relax at the end of the day? What, if any, unique effect does the cross have on the ways we spend our time, set our priorities, make our decisions, and love our neighbors? How does the cross change the way we view food and exercise, sports and entertainment in this world? The Bible says, "Whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God" (1 Corinthians 10:31). So how do we do that? And how does the cross of Christ inevitably enable us to do that? During this Secret Church, as we explore the implications of the death of Christ for our daily lives, we will discover the exhilarating joy that is found in following Jesus to the glory of God on a moment-by-moment, day-by-day basis.

For the Record
By: Amanda Trammell

THE PEOPLE CAME…
March 9
8:00 Worship 302
10:45 Worship 258
Life Groups 659
Mission Churches 269
Nursing Homes 95
Outreach Bible Study 23
March 16
8:00 Worship 361
10:45 Worship 246
Life Groups 626
Mission Churches 255
Nursing Homes 93
Outreach Bible Study 13
THE PEOPLE GAVE…
General Fund
Given March 9$48,322.72
Given March 16 $43,765.03
Given Y-T-D $486,891.82
Budgeted Y-T-D $556,028.88
Partners In Ministry
Given March 9 $585.00
Given March 16 $1,390.00
Tier I Goal$100,000.00
Tier II Goal$200,000.00
Tier III Goal$235,000.00
Given to Tier III$190,608.46

Sermon Schedule
By: Amanda Trammell

Sermon Schedule
Sunday, March 23
8:00 and 10:45 am
This Is the Life:
Discerning the Times and the Truth
1 John 2:18-27; 4:1-6
Message by Paul Thompson
Wednesday, March 26
6:00 pm
The Greatest Sermon Ever Preached:
Discernment and the Word
Matthew 7:6
Message by Paul Thompson
Sunday, March 30
8:00 am and 10:45 am
This Is the Life:
Children of the King
1 John 3
Message by Paul Thompson
Wednesday, April 2
6:00 pm
The Greatest Sermon Ever Preached:
The Generosity of God the Father
Matthew 7:7-11
Message by Paul Thompson

From the Senior Pastor
By: Amanda Trammell

I attended a funeral of a beautiful 24 year-old young woman this week. After a two-year struggle with incurable cancer, she finally had nothing left to give and went to be with the Lord. Her faith was solid – amazingly so, as is the faith of her family. As I thought through the pain and the unavoidable questions of “why” that they must face (and indeed, that all of God’s children must face in times of great pain or sorrow or difficulty), God reminded me of two of His most encouraging attributes:
God is efficient. That means nothing and no one is ever “wasted” with God. Her life, though short was not a waste. Your situation, though painful or difficult, will not be wasted. God is good. God is sovereign. Nothing happens outside of either of those attributes. Ephesians 1:11 tells us, “In him we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to the purpose of him who works all things according to the counsel of his will …” When I cannot understand why … when I can not see any redeeming value or good purpose, I can trust that God is at work for my good and His glory. He is perfectly efficient, wasting nothing in our lives.
God is also sufficient. He is at all times everything that we need. In Him, we can endure far more than we could imagine. We can see hope where the world only sees despair. We find strength much greater than our own. Even in death, we have victory. Colossians 2:10 says, “And you are complete in Him.” That means exactly what it says ... you are complete in Him.
In 1 Corinthians 1:30 Paul says that in Christ we have all wisdom and righteousness and sanctification and redemption. In 2 Corinthians 12:9 it says, “My grace,” that is the grace of God in Christ, “is sufficient for you.” In Ephesians 1:3 it says that we have in Christ been blessed with all spiritual blessings in the heavenlies in Christ Jesus. And Hebrews 10:14 says, “By one offering He has perfected forever them that are His, or sanctified forever them that are His.”
I’m thankful that, in Christ, my life is in God’s perfectly efficient and sufficient hands. I can live with that.
Grace and Peace,
Pastor Paul

Priscilla Shirer Simulcast
By: Amanda Trammell

Priscilla Shirer Simulcast
Ladies, join us in the Fellowship Center Saturday, April 5 for the Priscilla Shirer Simulcast from 9:00-4:30! Lunch and snacks will be included. Cost: $10.Contact the church office if you have any questions and to purchase tickets. 792-5159.Bring your friends!

Second Sunday Night Service and Fellowship
By: Amanda Trammell

Second Sunday Night Service and Fellowship
Sunday, April 13 will be our next Second Sunday night service. This will be a night of worship led by our praise team, worship band, and choir. Immediately following the service we will have a dessert fellowship. Please bring a dessert for everyone to share.

Tuesday Ladies Bible Study
By: Joyce Alexander

Tuesday Ladies Bible Study- Anointed Transformed Redeemed
Tuesday LadiesBible Study begins April 1, 2014. Facilitated by Gail McCoy, Lisa Hunt and Melody Uptain and will be from 9:00 a.m. until 11:30 in R304.
David was anointed but he made mistakes. And though he was redeemed—still he grappled with the choices he made. But he was transformed—and we can be, too. Join our group as we study with Beth Moore, Priscilla Shirer and Kay Arthur in Annointed, Transformed and Redeemed: A Study of David. Call the church office to register for the class. Childcare provided by reservation only by calling 792-5159.

Senior Adults Upcoming Events
By: Patty Farrington

Senior Adults Upcoming Events
Senior Adult Block Party: Senior Adults will be hosting a block party at Westside Terrace Sunday, April 27 from 4-6pm. There will be a hamburger/hotdog cook out and the Sonshine Choir will sing. Call Emily in the church office if you want to sign up to help.
Senior Adult Gospel Sing: Join us at the Braswell Christian Ministries Senior Adult Gospel Sing on April 26 from 10:00 am- 2:00 pm. Cost is $5. Lunch is included. The Sonshine Choir will be singing. Call Emily to sign up.

Easter Outreach Blitz
By: Amanda Trammell

Easter Outreach Blitz
Join us Sunday, April 6 from 5:00 pm-6:00 pm as we invite our community to our Easter services again this year. Partner up with your life group to go door to door inviting people to join us for worship on Easter Sunday morning. Meet in the Fellowship Center at 5:00 pm to receive a neighborhood assignment and flyers.

Church League Softball
By: Amanda Trammell

Church League Softball
All men interested in playing church league softball, please contact Bill Alexander at 334-798-4793 as soon as possible. We are trying to determine the number of participants before the team registration deadline. For your reference, the tentative league schedule will have games starting the first of June and ending mid-latter part of July.

Sanctuary Renovation Update
By: Charles Uptain

Our renovation of the Sanctuary just started a few days ago, but already we can see how much the improvements will help in creating an inviting celebrative atmosphere for our 8 o'clock worship service. We had at first set a lofty goal of celebrating Easter back in the Sanctuary, but delays in our upholstery for the pews will make this goal impossible even for our contractors who are working so diligently. Right now, we are projecting the return of the 8 o'clock service to the Sanctuary on Mother's Day, May 11. We will keep you updated as projects get completed.

Articles
By: Amanda Trammell

Sympathy
The Calvary family extends our deepest sympathy to...
Ron Cooper- Death of Mother
Thank You Notes Received
Harvey Hagler
Deacons of the Week
March 23 Mike Azar, Philip Baker, Eddie Barrentine, Roger Burchett
March 30 Kelly Colbert, Charles Kite, Lewis Hunt, Ron Cooper
First Touch Ministry
Serving March 23, 9:30 a.m.
ROC – Lindey
Sanctuary – Bourland/Knight
Preschool – Donop
Serving March 30, 9:30 a.m.
ROC – Suddarth
Sanctuary – Hardy/Latta/Wood
Preschool - Searcy
Volunteers in Preschool
VIPS Sunday, March 23
8:00 None Listed
10:45 David and Elizabeth Woodham
VIPS Sunday, March 30
8:00 Lisa Fuller and Judi Lindey
10:45 Stephanie Tankersley and Lucinda Harrison