Ron's Retirement Party and Church Cookout
By: Amanda Trammell

Join us Sunday, July 13 at 6:00 pm in the Fellowship Center for a church cookout honoring Ron Bruce’s retirement and his many years of service to our church. A basket will be available at the cookout for cards for Ron and Pam.

For the Record
By: Amanda Trammell

For the Record
June 15-June 22
June 15
8:00 Worship 310 10:45 Worship 244
Life Groups 571
Mission Churches 315
Nursing Homes 105
Outreach Bible Study 13
June 22
8:00 Worship 351
10:45 Worship 271
Life Groups 582
Mission Churches 328
Nursing Homes 97
Outreach Bible Study 26
General Fund
Given June 15$32,239.15
Given June 22 $40,731.42
Given Y-T-D $1,106,832.11
Y-T-D Required $1,263,702.00
Partners In Ministry
Given June 15 $5,355.00
Given June 22 $220.00
Tier I Goal$100,000.00
Tier II Goal$200,000.00
Tier III Goal$235,000.00
Given to Tier III$206,435.46
The Lord Added To The Church...
Ralph and Carolyn Scott

Sermon Schedule
By: Amanda Trammell

Sermon Schedule
Sunday, June 29
8:00 and 10:45 am
The Gospel: God’s Power to Save
The Gospel Satisfies
Message by Paul Thompson
Wednesday, July 2
6:00 pm
Two Ways To Live
Session 5
Dealing with Definites
Sunday, July 6
One 10:45 am Service
God and Country Day
Living an Esther Life
in a Haman World
Message by Paul Thompson
Wednesday, July 9
6:00 pm
Two Ways To Live
Session 6
Handling Common Questions

From the Senior Pastor
By: Paul Thompson

For this week’s newsletter, I yield my space to one of my heroes: Dietrich Bonhoeffer who wrote the must-read The Cost of Discipleship. In it, Bonhoeffer (a Lutheran pastor and theologian who was imprisoned in a Nazi concentration camp and then hanged just two weeks before Allied forces liberated that camp) writes about how genuine Christianity affects a believer and what God’s grace accomplishes in our lives. This grace of God is precious and costly!
Here’s an excerpt. I hope it encourages you to want to read the rest!
“Cheap grace means grace sold on the market like cheapjacks’ wares. The sacraments, the forgiveness of sin, and the consolations of religion are thrown away at cut prices. Grace is represented as the Church’s inexhaustible treasury, from which she showers blessings with generous hands, without asking questions or fixing limits. Grace without price; grace without cost! The essence of grace, we suppose, is that the account has been paid in advance; and, because it has been paid, everything can be had for nothing. Since the cost was infinite, the possibilities of using and spending it are infinite. What would grace be if it were not cheap?...
Cheap grace is the preaching of forgiveness without requiring repentance, baptism without church discipline, Communion without confession, absolution without personal confession. Cheap grace is grace without discipleship, grace without the cross, grace without Jesus Christ, living and incarnate.
Costly grace is the treasure hidden in the field; for the sake of it a man will go and sell all that he has. It is the pearl of great price to buy which the merchant will sell all his goods. It is the kingly rule of Christ, for whose sake a man will pluck out the eye which causes him to stumble; it is the call of Jesus Christ at which the disciple leaves his nets and follows him.
Costly grace is the gospel which must be sought again and again, the gift which must be asked for, the door at which a man must knock.
Such grace is costly because it calls us to follow, and it is grace because it calls us to follow Jesus Christ. It is costly because it costs a man his life, and it is grace because it gives a man the only true life. It is costly because it condemns sin, and grace because it justifies the sinner. Above all, it is costly because it cost God the life of his Son: “ye were bought at a price,” and what has cost God much cannot be cheap for us. Above all, it is grace because God did not reckon his Son too dear a price to pay for our life, but delivered him up for us. Costly grace is the Incarnation of God.”
Thankful for and abiding in His grace,
Pastor Paul

Volunteers for Impact, Calvary's Middle School Ministry
By: Amanda Trammell

Volunteers for Impact Middle School Ministry
Contact: Jeremy Allen, or Michael Brooks,
On August 20 Impact, Calvary’s Middle School Ministry, will begin having their own worship services on Wednesday nights. Students entering the 6th grade in Fall 2014 will be attending this service along with 7th and 8th graders. We need help to make this transition possible. If you are interested in helping out with Middle School Ministry on Wednesday nights please contact Michael or Jeremy in the church office.

VBS Update
By: Michael Brooks

VBS Update
VBS at any church is a resource and people intense ministry and Calvary is nodifferent. However, the tone, pace, and buy-in on VBS at Calvary is refreshing.From staff, to senior adults, to students, and moms and dads this body of believers pitched-in and made the week profitable in the economy of God’s kingdom. Now it is time to tend the garden, be patient, and let God pursue his glory in the gospel.
The following list gives us a picture of our efforts:
1. Approximately 3000 outreach visits the night of the VBS Outreach Party
2. An Average of 550 in attendance the week of VBS
3. Approximately 50 follow-up visits with families not connected to Calvary
4. The Gospel was presented, in some way, every day to the children and adults who participated

Preschool Day Camp
By: Joyce Alexander

Preschool Day Camp
Contact: Joyce Alexander,
Join us for Preschool Day Camp Thursday, July 17 from 9:00 am-2:00 pm in the Clubhouse! We will have games, crafts, snacks and FUN! The cost is free, but your preschooler needs to sign up for camp. You can sign up by contacting Joyce at 792-5159.

G-Force News
By: Michael Brooks

G-Force News
Contact: Michael Brooks,
There will be no G-Force for the month of July. We will begin meeting again on August 3. At that date G-Force will be available for 1st-4th graders only. Also, from that date on G-Force will not meet the second Sunday of every month.

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

Senior Adult Upcoming Events
By: Patty Farrington

Senior Adult Upcoming Events
Contact: Patty Farrington,
Pond House Restaurant on Thursday, July 10. We will leave the church at 3:00 pm. Please bring money to cover your meal. Call Emily to sign up.
Sonshine Fellowship in August has been moved to Sunday, August 24. Please bring a salad or dessert to share. This is movie night and we will be watching ”Flowers for Fannie.”

Prayer for New York Mission Team
By: Amanda Trammell

Please be in prayer for our New York Mission Team as they are doing sports camp and sharing the love of Christ with the people of the Bronx inNew York City July 5-12!
Rick RegisterAnne RegisterBrett McCoyPam McCoyChrysta BuchananCourtney NowellDarrell CookEmily TewHeather JohnsonJacob ChiltonJennifer RobinsonHeath Robinson Lewis HuntLisa HuntLana HuntLandon HuntLauren FulmerSteve DuebeltLisa DuebeltMarie KirklandSteve ChambersToni ChambersSteven ChambersSophie Chambers Max ChambersRon BruceSam TarwaterJeanne TarwaterScott DeaversSara DeaversSheila StittSuzanne LongTrinity JohnsonTyler DavisWanda Walker

Staff on Call
By: Amanda Trammell

Saturday, June 28
Charles Uptain, 334-797-7191
Sunday, June 29
Charles Uptain, 334-797-7191
Saturday, July 5
Joyce Alexander, 334-798-4791
Sunday, July 6
Patty Farrington, 334-618-5845

By: Amanda Trammell

The Calvary family extends their deepest sympathy to...
David Hope- Death of Father
Terry and Jane Weatherly- Death of Granddaughter
Deacons of the Week
June 29 Shane Sinquefield, Eric Donop, Woody Farrington, Kevin Horne
July 6 Andy Franklin, Bill Smith, Hudson Lazenby
Welcome Team
Serving June 29 from 9:20-9:40 am
Welcome Center- Suddarth/Hardy, Latta, Wood
Preschool- Harrison
Serving July 6 from 9:20-9:40 am
Welcome Center- Barrentine/Kite
Volunteers in Preschool
VIPS Sunday, June 29
8:00 Lee and Robin Braswell
10:45 Scott and Kelly Griffin
VIPS Sunday, July 6
8:00 No 8:00 Service
10:45 Christine Harrington and Sherry Faulk