The Newsletter is Ready
By: Amanda Trammell

Calvary's monthly newsletter is ready and can be viewed at
Once you have opened the link, click on the word “bulletin” to view a .pdf of this month’s newsletter.
If you have difficulty viewing the newsletter, be sure to upload the most current version of Adobe Reader at

Prayer Partner Prayer Requests for October 2017
By: Caren Coleson

Prayer Partner Prayer Requests for October 2017
Pastoral Ministry – Paul Thompson
Our India mission team departs on the 29th … please pray for our safety, our health, and most of all for our Gospel effectiveness. Pray also that God will give me the right words as I have opportunity to teach, preach, and share the gospel face-to-face. Our team is Tyler Campbell, Katie Lilly, Gail McCoy, David Glover, and me.
Pray for our missionary friends, Bill and Merrilee as well. Pray we are a real benefit and blessing to them and other Christians while we are there.
Please pray for Alex as he begins his final season of basketball at Samford. Pray that he’d love Jesus as much as he loves basketball.
Please pray for Sarah as she continues to adjust to college life (and all our other young freshmen out there!)
And thanks for praying for Mark and his recent dental adventure! He did great and they were able to fix his broken front tooth, get all the x-rays they wanted, thoroughly clean his teeth, and fill a few cavities. It was a great success!
Finally, please pray for Charles and Dan as they preach the Word these next two weeks in my absence.
I love you all and can’t wait to be back in the pulpit in a couple of weeks!
Executive Pastor – Charles Uptain
Thanks for praying for your church and especially the pastors and staff.
Prayer Requests:
Pray for me as I prepare to preach in both morning services on Sunday, October 1.
Pray for the Guatemala and Argentina Mission Trips that begin on October 25.
Pray for our church families to use Halloween as an outreach to the many families that will be out in our neighborhoods on October 31.
Pray for our student ministry. Pray God continues to use the students to be a light in their schools.
Pray for the families of our church. God has given us a great responsibility to raise up the next generation of Christians. Pray moms and dads display God’s glory to their children in every area of their life.
Worship Pastor – Matthew Dorsey
We have been very blessed to finally arrive in Dothan. Getting started in a new position is always filled with challenges, but the Calvary family has been very helpful in making this transition a smooth one for me and my family.
Pray for Calvary – My desire is for our services to be filled with the sound of the congregational singing, faithful preaching, and fervent prayer. For this to be a reality we must gather in the overflow of our personal walks and worship from the week. We will not sing boldly the truths of the gospel if we are not worshiping with those truths in the everyday ebb and flow of life. We will not listen intently and be changed by the preached Word if we are not living in a posture of repentance and faith toward the God of the Bible. We will not pray pleasing prayers if we are not filled with the truth and have a clear understanding of our finite posture in this life. Please pray that worship of Lord Jesus will be the defining mark of our Church family.
Pray for the music team of Calvary – My goal for our team is to lead worship not to perform. Music is a tool to aid in worship not that which should be worshipped. Pray that we will love God and his glory more than ourselves and our glory. Pray for the Spirit of God to unify us in our service. Pray that all our team members would sense the gravity of our service and therefore the need to prepare and be faithful in attendance.
Pray for my family – for my children to settle into school, catch up on studies, make godly friends, love serving at Calvary and to love the Lord; for Alyssa and I to be able to lead the children well through this transition, have time to spend with each other and love the Lord more than ever before.
Discipleship Ministry – Dan Tankersley
Please pray for Calvary as the Apostle Paul prayed for the Ephesian church:
Ephesians 3:14-19 (ESV)
For this reason I bow my knees before the Father,from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named,that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being,so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love,may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth,and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.
Pray specifically for:
-Life Group Leaders
-Romans study
-Transformation of lives into Christ-likeness at Calvary
- Increasing passion and focus on mission at Calvary
- Increasing love for God and others at Calvary
- Increasing joy in the Lord
-A culture of discipleship to continue to take root at Calvary
-Lives tobe impactedthroughFCA at Girard
-Lives to be impactedthroughCamp ROC
-Wisdom for church leadership
Senior Adult Ministry – Patty Farrington
Pastoral Care – Woody Farrington
Prayer Partners, thank you for your faithfulness to pray for our church and for each ministry.
Thank you for praying for our senior adults. We have many facing challenging health issues at this time.
Please pray for those senior adults who are facing the end of life but continue to have much joy and thankfulness for all the Lord has done for them. Please pray for family members as they provide care.
Please pray for our Life Group leaders as they prepare and teach Romans.
Please pray for the ministry at Westside Terrace Health and Rehab facility. Our worship service there continues to grow. Pray for us as we share the love of Jesus each week.
Thank you for praying for our family. We are so thankful for each prayer offered on our behalf. Thank you for praying for Woody and his family while in NYC. Pray for Woody and I as we plan visits and safe travels. Please pray for the safe arrival our newest grandson in January!

Intellectual Disabilities Survey...
By: Paul Thompson

Please answer all the survey questions to the best of your ability. Using the following scale, please click the number that best represents your thoughts on each of the following statements.

1 = Strongly Agree
2 = Agree
3 = Undecided
4 = Disagree
5 = Strongly Disagree

Calvary Weekday Ministry
By: Charles Uptain

Calvary WeekdayMinistry
Calvary Weekday Ministryis a service to families with preschoolers in our community. We offer a variety of services to meet most families' needs when it comes to weekday care for preschoolers of all ages. Some of our programs include all day care for working families, half-day care for parents who want to give their child developmental interaction with other children, and a half-day preschool for three and four-year-olds to prepare them for Kindergarten.
If you need more information, pleaseemail our Weekday Director
Michelle Beasley or visit our facebook page:
Calvary Weekday Ministry
901 Montezuma Avenue
Dothan, AL 36303

Student Release Forms
By: Amanda Trammell

Here are the three types offorms you may need:
1. Event Registration Form: This is the form you fill out and turn in with your check for any event you want to participate in.
Click Here
2. Medical Release Form: You fill this form out once a year. It requires a notary...we must have a Medical Release Formon file for you to attend any out of town or overnight events.
Click Herefor 2017 Form
3. Bus Waiver Form: This is a permission slip to allow you to ride the bus. This form must be filled out for EVERY time you ride the bus!

Going Global!
By: Aaron Jacob Chilton

G-Force has gone Global! This is our new theme as we study the book of Acts. Every week we take a look at a different country. We learn how we can better pray for the peopleand also have a better understanding of what the people go through everyday as they live out their Christian life. This is a fun way to learn about missions! Hope to see you all in G-Force this Sunday at 8:00am or 10:45 am!

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Family Devotions for Students
By: Amanda Trammell

Here is the link to the family devotions that goes along with the Student's lesson this week:

Monthly Life Group Outreach
By: Charles Uptain

Join us for monthly outreach at 5 PM on Sundays. Each Life Group has been assigned a week to visit. We will be visiting guests of our church, ministering to members in need, and inviting our community to church. This is a great way to fellowship with your life group as we "go" proclaim the name of Jesus in Dothan. Talk to your life group about which Sunday of the month your class has been assigned, or click HERE to see a schedule.
Childcare is available during this time.

Anniversary List

Apr-30...Lisa Duebelt
May-03...Allison Moody
May-04...Chris Johnson
May-12...Scott Griffin
May-16...Christi Peterson, Pete Peterson
May-18...Lori Smith, Elizabeth Woodham

Birthday List

Apr-20...Tyler Campbell, Pam Lolley, Gayle Parsons, Tyler Anne Snell
Apr-21...Jeff Culbreth, Dana Kirkland, Debbie Mearns, Alex Plagenhoef, Amber Smith
Apr-22...Hal McClamma, Raymond McCubbin, John Searcy, Cindy Sheffield, Lynn Tate, Melody Uptain
Apr-23...Marlene Harrell, Lacie Kotouch, Vicki Painter, Neil Pollan, Karen West
Apr-24...Mike Adams, Tom Ethridge, Allen Register, Sheila Rizzi, Danny Sharp, Linda Vann
Apr-25...Alex Thompson
Apr-26...Duane Haley, Kahnan Jones, Gloria Smith, Ron Watson, Wesley Wilkerson
Apr-27...Claire Baker, Mary Jane Culpepper, Tifani Dansby, Bobby Head, Candace Jackson, Gracie Merritt, Zac Pitzing, Alison Suddarth
Apr-28...Raynier Gutierrez, Taylor Hamblin, Karen Martin, Jane Potts, River Reneau, Sylvia Starling, JT Taylor, Carol Wright
Apr-29...Donna Grantham, Charles Starr
May-01...Elizabeth Boozer, Kyndle Brookins, Ken Floyd, Laura Galloway, Chris Herrington, Victoria Lamberth, Jeff Miles, Terry Weatherly
May-02...Doyle Alexander, Amy Crosby, Steve Good, Joey Hall, William Jerkins, Gail McCoy, Tyler Phillips
May-03...Cathy Blankenship, Ramona Griffin, Matthew Irvin, Maddie McCann, Suzanne Richardson, Josh Seales, Will Smith
May-04...Katherine Edwards, Wade Jones, Bailey Wright
May-05...Angel Dudley, Trey Thompson
May-06...Joy Cheshire, Kim Gorland, Kathy Latta, Martha Register
May-07...Heather Floyd, Judy Grubbs, Fay Lankford, Bonnie Pierce, Jeff Plagenhoef
May-08...Jason Robinson
May-09...Lewis Hunt, Debbie Key, Jan McCann
May-10...Mason Wesley Edwards, Lillian Horne, Scotty Niles
May-11...Kayla Carpenter, Peggy Jaye, Robert Pattillo, Patricia Walker, Kevin Warren, Susanne Wilkerson
May-12...Trevor Grantham
May-13...Virgil Fenn, Baily Hope, Forest McBride, Danny Parker, Rick Rikard
May-14...Donnie Dean
May-15...Betty Gross, Ella Rodgers, Samantha Turnham
May-16...Sue Beaty, Becky Copeland, Steve Duebelt, Sarah Lane, Sam W. Robinson, David S. Sheffield, Kacey Smith, Brenda Stefin
May-17...Mason Brady, Gary Cornelius, Garrison Edwards, Anna West
May-18...Ouida Martin, Matt Nall, Peggy Smith, Christopher Tew, Joyce Wallace
May-19...Sissy Moeglin, Kevin Smith, Kai Carol Zhang
May-20...Scott Deavers, Lana Smitherman

WinShape Camp 2014
By: Anne Register

Click Here To Register Your Child
WinShape Camp for Children
Calvary is hosting a WinShape Camp for children (first – sixth grade) this summer July 28 – August 1. Camp cost is $196.00 per child. Scholarships are available to families that need assistance for children to attend camp. If you are a member of Calvary and need assistance in your child attending camp please, contact the Recreation Outreach Center at the church. My email address is: or phone at: 334-836-2949. Calvary wants to help every child from our church to attend camp. There is also a scholarship fund set a side for families in the community that need assistance. Assistance applications for the community will be available on Tuesday March 11. *(kick-off coupon cannot be used with assistance)
Would You Like To Volunteer?
If you are 16 years or above, you can sign up to volunteer

By: Aaron Jacob Chilton

ATTENTION 5th and 6th Graders and their Families!!! G-Force Ministries is launching a new 5th and 6th Grade Ministry called Impact! Impact will be a time when only 5th and 6th Graders can hangout and have a ton of fun! We will be doing some awesome and exciting things! Stay posted for our first event! Who knows we may go galaxy bowling or have a bon fire. We may even go on an adventure to Wild Adventures. Impact is going to leave you wanting more! If you have any questions, please contact Jacob Chilton.

Upcoming Events

04/20/2014 - Clarion Inn

04/27/2014 - Camping Trip

05/04/2014 - Labamba

05/11/2014 - Mother's Day - Mama Rosa's

05/04/2014 - Calvary in the Park @ Westgate Park~
No 2nd Sunday night service on May 11

05/09/2014 - Middle School Boys' Campout~

04/25/2014 - Middle School Girl's Slumber Party~

04/30/2014 - Community Bible Study Share Day~
20 tables with 8 chairs each (can be on door side of FC so you won't have to take down any more Wednesday nights chairs than necessary.)

Will not use rows of chairs

04/26/2014 - Senior Adult Sing~
in Cottonwood

05/05/2014 - Senior Adult trip to Evangelism Conference~
Birmingham, AL

05/01/2014 - Senior Adult trip to see CenturyMen~
Niceville, FL

05/07/2014 - Parent Child Dedication Service Parent Meeting~

05/11/2014 - Parent Child Dedication Service~
Parent Child Dedication will be in both services.

04/27/2014 - Cuba Mission Trip Meeting~

04/27/2014 - Student Partnership with Parents Dinner~
Jeremy will setup Saturday.

Participants Needed for Mission Trip to China
By: Caren Coleson

Louise Garrett is in need of teachers and college age adults to go with her on a mission trip to China in July 2014. Teachers are needed to help with going into classrooms and college age adults are needed to interact with and connect with the students there. If you are interested or would like more information, contact Louise Garrett at 702-8631 or 333-2327.

What's Happening @ Calvary
By: Amanda Trammell

What’s Happening
@ Calvary
8:00 am
Worship, Sanctuary
The Clubhouse, Ages 4-5, Preschool Building
G-Force, Grades 1-6, Children’s Building
9:30 am
Life Groups
10:45 am
Worship, Fellowship Center
The Clubhouse, Ages 4-5, Preschool Building
G-Force, Grades 1-6, Children’s Building
6:00 pm
Ginosko, Children’s Building (5:00 pm on the 2nd Sunday of the month)
Worship, Sanctuary (2nd Sunday of the month only)
10:00 am
Sonshine Choir, Choir Room
5:45 pm
Preschool AWANA, Age 2-K5, Preschool Building
Children AWANA, Grades 1-6, ROC
6:00 pm
Student Worship, Grades 7-12, Student Room
Midweek @ Calvary, Adult Bible Study, Fellowship Center
DivorceCare, Office Building 209
DivorceCare4Kids, Office Building 211
ESL Class, Room 003 Below Sanctuary
Early Service Musicians, Sanctuary
ROCK Moms Bible Study, Room 006 Below Sanctuary
7:00 pm
Choir Rehearsal, Choir Room
8:00 pm
Ten45 Musicians, Fellowship Center

VBS Volunteers 2014
By: Aaron Jacob Chilton

Calling all Senior Agents!
We need your help! Agency D3 is starting to recruit Agents forVacation Bible School! Pleasereport to Mission Control if you are interested in helping! There is not an Agent too old to help! Please be in prayer about it!
VBS is June 9th-13th.
If you are interested, contact Senior Agent Jacob:
(334) 792-5159

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.

Time to Register for Weekday!
By: Joyce Alexander

It’s registration time for our 3K, 4K, and Kindergarten programs. The registration fee is $135 (Non-refundable). You may pay $35 (Non-refundable) to reserve your spot in a class and pay the remainder byAugust 1, 2015. We accept check or money order.
ClickHEREto open a printable enrollment packet.
Age Guidelines:
3K- Must be 3 years old beforeSeptember 1, 2014
4K-Must be 4 years old beforeSeptember 1, 2014
Kindergarten-Must be 5 years old beforeSeptember 1, 2014
All programs are8am-12pm
3 year old Programs:
2-day (T TH) $115/month
3-day (MWF) $145/month
5-day (M-F) $205/month
4 year old Program:
5-day (M-F) $205/month
5-day (M-F) $205/month
After school care is until5:30 p.m.
Preschool + Afterschool Care: $125/week w/ lunch $130/week
For more information please feel free to contact Calvary Weekday at334-793-9898

Student Choir Starts Up Sunday!
By: Amanda Trammell

Student Choir
Student Choir begins meeting this Sunday, March 16 at 4:00pm in the choir room. Join us if you are interested in sharing God's love through music. The choir will be sharing during the Student Miami Mission Trip this summer.

Student Miami Mission
By: Amanda Trammell

Miami Mission
Who can go?
Students 7-12th grade. Choir rehearsals are held Sundays at 4:00 pm in the Choir Room
When is it?
May 31-June 5
How much does it cost?
$150 Per student
When is the dealine to sign up?
For more information contactJeremy Allen or

Panama City Beach Week 2014
By: Amanda Trammell

Panama City Beach Week 2014
Who can go?
Students 7-12th grade.
When is it?
July 14-18
How much does it cost?
$200 Per student
When is the dealine to sign up?
$50 Deposit is due Sunday, May 25. Final $130 and all forms are due Sunday, June 29:
For more information contact:Jeremy Allen or

Summer Volunteer Opportunities for Students 2014
By: Amanda Trammell

Here are two great opportunites for Students to help with Summer activites at Calvary!
Vacation Bible School
Who can volunteer?
Students 7-12th grade.When is it?
June 9-13How do I sign up?
Fill out at Student VBSVolunteer form and put it in the Drop Box or turn it into Amanda in the OfficeWinShape Camp
Who can volunteer?
Students 16 and older.When is it?
July28-August 1How do I sign up?

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.

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.

Student Ministry Partnership With Parents Dinner
By: Amanda Trammell

Partnership With Parents Dinner
Parents of 6th-12th graders, please join us for a special dinner hosted by Calvary Student Ministry honoring you. The dinner will be Sunday, April 27, at 6:00 pm in the Student Room. Partnering with parents is a top priority in our Student Ministry. Come find out how to get your student plugged in and what we have in store for the Student Ministry. This event is for parents only. Please RSVP by Sunday, April 20.

Middle School Girls Slumber Party
By: Amanda Trammell

Please call Amanda in the church office to sign up by WEDNESDAY! 792-5159
Middle School Girls Slumber Party
Who can go?Any girl who is in 5th-8th GradeWhen is it?7:00 pm Friday, April 25-10:00 am Saturday, April 26Where is it?In the Student RoomHow much does it cost?FREE!What are we going to do?Stay up late, eat yummy snacks, learn about how we are God’s masterpiece, and have LOTS of fun!When is the deadline to sign up?Wednesday, April 23

Parent Child Dedication
By: Joyce Alexander

Parent Child Dedication Service is scheduled for Sunday, May 11, 2014.
For more information, please contact Joyce Alexander in the church office at 792-5159
or by email at

Resources for Parents of Preschoolers
By: Amanda Trammell

Here are some of our favorite articles and resources to help you in raising children who love God.
Twenty-Two Six Parenting
Tools for raising kidswho love God and love others.
Put This On Your Calendarfrom Verge Network
"I’ve always been bothered by the amount of time we (me included) are willing to spend planning, prioritizing, brainstorming, etc… as it relates to our business versus the amount of time we are willing to spend doing the same as it relates to our marriage and family. It’s really foolish if you think about it. Compare what we have to lose in both areas. In business, a few bucks. In family, a few generations."
On Mission With Your Children from Verge Network
"No one is better positioned or equipped to share the gospel with a child
than his or her mom and dad. The sheer amount of time spent with
their children gives parents a great opportunity to declare and demonstrate
the gospel consistently. Because parents know their children best,
they also know best how to communicate the gospel to them."
Sanctification And Marriage from Verge Network
"Hear this theology – marriage is a beautiful thing that only reaches what it was designed to
bethrough the methodology of a painful process.You’ll never hear that on a jeweler’s
commercial!The surrounding culture is trying to sell you the kingdom of self,
filled with comfort, pleasure, and ease."
Three Steps To Raising Disciples From The Verge Network
"As a parent, God has entrusted you with a tremendous privilege and responsibility.
The Bible speaks frequently to parents offering encouragement, wisdom and instruction.
Before Shannon and I had kids I remember having a conversation about how we
would be different than our friends who were letting their kids drive the family’s schedule and priorities.We vowedto be different,that was until we actually had our first kid."
Praying With Your Kids From Faith Gateway
"It doesn’t need to be a sermon or full of fancy words likebetrothedandhither.Just say what’s on your mind, “I’m having a hard day God, will you help me?”Then pray for each of the kids. Letting them hear you pray for them is a powerful thing. It shows them that they are loved in a deep and lasting way when mom asks for help from the Father whoknows their deepest heart."
D6Splink Resources
"Splink is a simple way to link your family together spiritually.
Through FREE weekly emails packed with ideas, Splink helps
you and your family engage in conversation. Whether it’s making memories
or having fun together, Splink allows you to capture those teachable
moments to impress spiritual truths and life lessons on your kids.
No matter where you are, there’s always time to Splink!"
Secret Church by David Platt
"When we think of 'church' in America, we think of going to meet at a building, singing, praying and hearing a message from a pastor or teacher. But in many places around the world, "church" meets in a home, an apartment, and sometimes even in secret. Many times there are just a few believers who know and follow Christ.
Secret Church is our 'house church' where we meet periodically for an intense time of Bible study—lasting 6+ hours—including a time of prayer for our brothers and sisters across the globe who are facing persecution and for those who have still not heard the gospel. This is not for the uncommitted or faint at heart. But if you desire to know God more deeply through His Word and know His church more fully around the world, then please join us for Secret Church."

Calvary @ The Park
By: Amanda Trammell

Join us for a picnic in the park Sunday, May 4 from 4:00-6:00 pm at the Westgate Park Soccer Fields!There will be lots of games and activities for people of all ages. Hamburgers and all the fixing's will be provided. Bring your own chairs, tents, and any games you may want to share.

Vacation Bible School
By: Joyce Alexander

Vacation Bible School Registration
Trace it back to just the facts! The evidence is clear. The proof is all right here! Come discover, decide, and defend the truth about who Jesus really is at Agency D3 on June 9-13!
VBS is open to all children who turned 3 years old by September 1, 2014 through those who have completed sixth grade by May 2014. There is no cost to attend VBS! Enroll your children today at Contact Jacob or Joyce in the church office today!

Honduras Mission Trips
By: Amanda Trammell

Honduras 1 and 2
June 15-21 or October 19-25
Cost: $1,500.00
We will visit villages that we have worked in over the past few years. We will have teams working in construction, medical and discipleship. We have the opportunity to disciple people we have seen accept Jesus during our previous trips. Need: 18 people for each trip.

From the Senior Pastor
By: Paul Thompson

A Primer for Easter
Hopefully this newsletter will arrive to you just before Easter Sunday. As you probably already know, Easter is typically the highest attended Sunday of the year. More people will attend this Sunday’s services at churches all over America than will attend on Christmas or Mother’s Day. But, while more people do attend on this Sunday than any other, fewer are attending than ever before. According to a recent Lifeway study, 41% of Americans said they planned to attend, 39% said they are not planning to attend, and 20% said they were undecided. That information leads to the following suggestions on how to make this is our best Easter possible as a church and how we can maximize our opportunities:
Do everything you can do to make it to church this Sunday. No Christian should ever tire of hearing the Gospel or celebrating the Resurrection! And your presence here is a witness and a testimony. Don’t let a bright, sunny Spring day (or a cold, damp one) keep you from worshipping and celebrating this Sunday! Let’s fill the services with enthusiastic worshippers giving a powerful testimony of our love for God!Invite someone to come to church with you on Easter. Offer to pick them up, meet them at the door, or take them to lunch after. At least 20% of the people out there are still undecided. Let’s urge them to a “yes”. Use phone calls, emails, texts, Facebook, Twitter, etc. Knock on some neighbor’s doors while you’re at it. The benefits are eternal!If you are a church member, consider yourself a host/hostess on this most important day. The responsibility of hospitality and friendliness is a not a ‘job’ meted out to the greeters, ushers, and staff. It is the calling of us all. Be very intentional about speaking to anyone you don’t know. Treat everyone like a special, invited guest.Pray – A LOT – for your pastor, the message, and all the people who will be hearing it on this day. Pray for clarity, conciseness, and supernatural power in the teaching. Pray that God will draw people to himself and that people will not resist, but respond to the Gospel. Pray also that God will speak to you.Begin thinking about what comes after Easter. Far too often, churches experience a letdown of sorts after this big day. Let’s do all we can to prevent that! Let Easter be for us a launching point towards what God is going to do next in our church. After Easter, we will begin as important a series of messages/teachings as I have ever done. I am calling it RESET, with the aim of returning the church to the foundational responsibility and activity of disciple-making. Let us both commit ourselves to this and do all we can to connect with our newcomers and guests!He is Risen!
Pastor Paul

For the Record
By: Amanda Trammell

For the Record
April 6-April 13
April 6
8:00 Worship 340
10:45 Worship 356
Life Groups 690
Mission Churches 281
Nursing Homes 90
Outreach Bible Study 21
April 13
8:00 Worship 308
10:45 Worship 299
Life Groups 673
Mission Churches 305
Nursing Homes 43
Outreach Bible Study 10
General Fund
Given April 6$49,643.85
Given April 13 $51,303.62
Given Y-T-D $669,274.75
Budgeted Y-T-D $758,221.20
Partners In Ministry
Given April 6 $555.00
Given April 13 $950.00
Tier I Goal$100,000.00
Tier II Goal$200,000.00
Tier III Goal$235,000.00
Given to Tier III$193,352.46
Annie Armstrong Easter Offering
Given April 6 $3,500.00
Given April 13 $5,235.00
Given Year To Date $14,843.00
Donnivan and Shantell Jones
Michael and JoAnn Wilson
Jazmyn Wilson
Dennis and Carol Rodgers

Sermon Schedule
By: Amanda Trammell

Sermon Schedule
Sunday, April 20
8:00 and 10:45 am
Because He Lives
Message by Paul Thompson
Wednesday, April 23
6:00 pm
The Greatest Sermon Ever Preached:
A Tree and Its Fruit
Matthew 7:15-20
Message by Paul Thompson
Sunday, April 27
8:00 am and 10:45 am
Message by Paul Thompson
Wednesday, April 30
6:00 pm
The Greatest Sermon Ever Preached:
The Hardest Verse
Matthew 7:21-23
Message by Paul Thompson

Volunteer for Field Day at Calvary's Adopted School
By: Ron Bruce

Volunteer for Field Day at Calvary’s Adopted School
Coach Lauren Fuller is looking for a few volunteers that would assist Girard Elementary (Kindergarten – 5th Grade Students) with their field day events on Friday, May 16. If you would be interested in helping please contact Ron or Anne in the Recreation Outreach Center 334-836-2949.

High School Senior Recognition Sunday Registration
By: Amanda Trammell

High School Senior Recognition Sunday Registration
Senior Recognition Sunday is scheduled for Sunday, May 18. All high school seniors need to have their pictures, thank you note, and lunch RSVP turned into the church office by Sunday, May 4.

Graduation Matters
By: Ron Bruce

Graduation Matters
Wednesday April 30 is Graduation Matters at Girard Middle School. We need volunteers to share with students about their profession, the education it took to get employed and how their job has inspired them. We would love to have you join us as we meet once a month from 8:00 am – 8:30 am at Girard Middle School. You will be assigned a classroom of about 21 students ranging in grades 6th – 8th. Please call the Recreation Outreach Center at 334-836-2949 or email Ron Bruce at if you are interested.

Community Parent's Bible Study
By: Anne Register

Community Parent’s Bible Study
Volunteers are needed to teach the Community Parent’s Bible Study Fall 2014-Spring 2015 on Wednesday nights from 6:00 pm-7:00 pm. If you are interested, you can sign up for a six week period. Please contact Anne Register,, or call her in the Recreation Outreach Center, 334-836-2949, if you would like to sign up.

Staff on Call
By: Amanda Trammell

Staff On Call Schedule
Saturday, April 19
Steve Chambers, 772-215-3606
Sunday, April 20
Ron Bruce, 334-701-1817
Saturday, April 26
Jeremy Allen, 334-648-6695
Sunday, April 27
Jeremy Allen, 334-648-6695

By: Amanda Trammell

The Calvary family extends our deepest sympathy to...
The Family of Sam Carroll
The flowers in the Fellowship Center Sunday, April 20 are placed in memory of Reverend Bill Garrett by his wife and daughter, Louise Garrett and Gay Smith.
Deacons of the Week
April 20 Bill Smith, Kevin Smith, Andy Franklin, David Hope
April 27 Hudson Lazenby, Don Askew, Allen Bourland, John Horn
First Touch Ministry
Serving April 20, 9:30 a.m.
ROC – Ingram
Sanctuary – Barrentine
Preschool – Donop
Serving April 27, 9:30 a.m.
ROC – Turner
Sanctuary – Bourland/Knight
Preschool - Searcy
Volunteers in Preschool
VIPS Sunday, April 20
8:00 Nicole Chenoweth and Becky Copeland
10:45 Key and Beth Mahone
VIPS Sunday, April 27
8:00 Andy and Amy Franklin
10:45 John and Lee Searcy