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.

April's Second Sunday Night Service and Fellowship
By: Amanda Trammell

April's Second Sunday Night Service and Fellowship
Join us April 13 in the Fellowship Center at 6:00 pm for 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 sign up in your Life Group to bring a dessert.

For the Record
By: Amanda Trammell

For the Record
March 23-March 30
March 23
8:00 Worship 260
10:45 Worship 289
Life Groups 563
Mission Churches 285
Nursing Homes 95
Outreach Bible Study 27
March 30
8:00 Worship 328
10:45 Worship 314
Life Groups 669
Mission Churches 294
Nursing Homes 93
Outreach Bible Study 25
General Fund
Given March 23$42,177.50
Given March 30 $39,257.96
Given Y-T-D $568,327.28
Budgeted Y-T-D $657,125.04
Partners In Ministry
Given March 23 $425.00
Given March 30 $814.00
Tier I Goal$100,000.00
Tier II Goal$200,000.00
Tier III Goal$235,000.00
Given to Tier III$191,847.46
Brett and Pam McCoy
Michael and Katy Ferris

Sermon Schedule
By: Amanda Trammell

Sermon Schedule
Sunday, April 6
8:00 and 10:45 am
This Is the Life:
Love That Does
1 John 3:11-24; 4:7-21
Message by Paul Thompson
Wednesday, April 9
6:00 pm
The Greatest Sermon Ever Preached:
The Most Famous Verse
Matthew 7:12
Message by Paul Thompson
Sunday, April 13
8:00 am and 10:45 am
This Is the Life:
The True God and Eternal Life
1 John 5
Message by Paul Thompson
Wednesday, April 16
6:00 pm
The Greatest Sermon Ever Preached:
The Honest Gospel
Matthew 7:13-14
Message by Paul Thompson

From the Senior Pastor
By: Paul Thompson

Calvary Family,
I am very pleased to be able to share with you some wonderful news. For over a year, we have been searching for a person to lead our children and families ministry. Many of you have diligently prayed with us to this end, and we are grateful for that. I am especially thankful to our Personnel Committee for their perseverance and diligence during this search and interview process. As a result of that diligence, our prayers, and the leadership of God’s Spirit, we have decided to bring Michael Brooks to Calvary this weekend in view of a call to be our new Pastor for Children and Families. Michael and his wife Rashele will be available in the Parlor on Friday evening from 6:00-7:30 for you to come by and meet them. On Sunday morning during the Life Group hour, Michael will be speaking and offering a Q&A session for all parents of children up through 6th grade in the Chapel (children’s worship area). Michael will also be sharing on Sunday morning in both services.
Here’s a brief bio of Michael:
Michael is married to Rashele and has a daughter, Beth, and two sons, Silas and Jude.
He has a B.A. in Pastoral Ministry from Clear Creek Baptist College, a Masters of Religious Education and a Masters of Divinity in Professional Ministries from Liberty University Theological Seminary, and will soon complete a Doctor of Education degree in Educational Leadership from Union University. His current position is Minister to Students (K-12th) at East Union Baptist Church in Jackson, TN.
Again, I am thankful to God for leading us to this moment of decision and am very excited about the potential of welcoming Michael, Rashele, Beth, Silas, and Jude to the Calvary family.
For God’s Glory,
Dr. Paul A. ThompsonSenior Pastor, Calvary Baptist Churchwww.CalvaryDothan.com

New Orleans Mission Trip
By: Charles Uptain

New Orleans Missions Trip
Our New Orleans Missions Team will leave next Thursday for the field. They will be working in a high risk women’s facility on Friday and then helping a church planter promote Easter services through a block party on Saturday. Please pray for their trip. Pray God is honored by how these Calvary family members share the gospel and lend a helping hand to a church plant in New Orleans.
Team Members include:
Amy and Brody BarnettMadison BarnwellRicky, Amanda, and Jesi ChiltonJeff HurstTisha, Jacob, and Abby NormanBecky OttoSam, Jennifer, and Heath RobinsonRoger and Judy SimplerTrent ThislerCharles, Melody, John Adams, Riley, and Ellie UptainElizabeth Woodham

Camp ROCK Final Performance
By: Anne Register

Camp ROCK Final Performance
The Camp ROCK Kids will have their final performance day April 28 at 5:00 pm in the Fellowship Center. There will be a dance, fashion show, and art on display. Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy these precious children shine with the gifts God has given them.

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.

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.

By: Amanda Trammell

The Calvary family extends our deepest sympathy to...
Margaret Downs- Death of Brother
Deacons of the Week
April 6 Stacey Harrison, Doug Kosan, Joey Deavers, Duane Haley
April 13 Kevin Horne, Shane Sinquefield, Eric Donop, Woody Farrington
First Touch Ministry
Serving April 6, 9:30 a.m.
ROC – Copeland/Folsom/Leonard/Parrish
Sanctuary – Lucile Rivers
Preschool – Harrison
Serving April 13, 9:30 a.m.
ROC – Kite
Sanctuary – Mills
Preschool - Robinson
Volunteers in Preschool
VIPS Sunday, April 6
8:00 TJ and Cortney Haywood
10:45 Scott and Kelly Griffin
VIPS Sunday, April 13
8:00 Jason and Angie Lumbatis, Frankie Miller
10:45 Christine Herrington and Sherry Faulk

Staff on Call
By: Amanda Trammell

Staff On Call Schedule
Saturday, April 5
Joyce Alexander, 334-798-4791
Sunday, April 6
Patty Farrington, 334-618-5845
Saturday, April 12
Steve Chambers, 772-215-3606
Sunday, April 13
Steve Chambers, 772-215-3606