Being an Acts 1:8 Church
By: Amanda Trammell

"Being an Acts 1:8 Church"
Sunday, September 14, 6 PM
Fellowship Center
Missions Fundraising Pancake Supper afterwards
Our 2nd Sunday Night Service on September 14 will be a Calvary Missions themed service. We will use Jesus' last words to his disciples to help us review our strategy for impacting others with the Gospel. We will hear from our very own missionaries around the world by video, unveil new opportunities to partner with congregations in Dothan and across the globe, and see how God wants to use us in the year to come.
Immediately following the service, we will raise money for missions scholarships through a pancake supper. Come join us for a great time of fellowship.

Secret Keeper Girl-Crazy Hair Tour!
By: Amanda Trammell

Join us September 25 for the Secret Keeper Girl Crazy Hair Tour!
This event is for moms and daughter ages 8-12!The two and a half hour event features a fun fashion show that demonstrates modesty, incredible balloon sculptures, bouncing beach ball competitions, mother/daughter conversation time & colorful confetti cannons and comes with a crazy proposal to get crazy.
“It’s normal for a girl to be boy-crazy and be obsessed with fashion and beauty, but those crowd-pleasing choices have risks, so let’s get crazy! The Secret Keeper Girl Crazy Hair Tour helps moms cultivate God-crazy Daughters, who embrace inner beauty, biblical modesty, and vibrant purity,” reads a poster for the new event.
Doors open at 6:00 pm
General Admission is $18. Tickets are available in Calvary's church office.
Sponsored by 94.3 the JoyFM!

For the Record
By: Amanda Trammell

For the Record
August 24-August 31
THE PEOPLE CAME…
August 24
8:00 Worship 369
10:45 Worship 316
Life Groups 705
Mission Churches 305
Nursing Homes 119
Outreach Bible Study NA
August 31
8:00 Worship 320
10:45 Worship 270
Life Groups 517
Mission Churches 332
Nursing Homes 107
Outreach Bible Study NA
THE PEOPLE GAVE…
General Fund
Given August 24 $43,999.70
Given August 31 $43,900.97
Given Y-T-D $1,560,976.79
Y-T-D Required $1,769,182.80
Partners In Ministry
Given August 24 $3,110.00
Given August 31 $272.00
Tier I Goal$100,000.00
Tier II Goal$200,000.00
Tier III Goal$235,000.00
Given to Tier III$216,334.46
THE LORD ADDED TO THE CHURCH...
Matthew Childree by statement
John and Katie Lee by letter

Sermon Schedule
By: Amanda Trammell

Sermon Schedule
Sunday, September 7
8:00 and 10:45 am
For Freedom:
Studies in Galatians
Message by Paul Thompson
Wednesday, September 10
6:00 pm
Midweek Bible Study
Sanctuary
Led by Paul Thompson
Sunday, September 14
8:00 and 10:45 am
For Freedom:
Studies in Galatians
Message by Paul Thompson
Wednesday, September 17
6:00 pm
Midweek Bible Study
Sanctuary
Led by Paul Thompson

From the Senior Pastor
By: Paul Thompson

FOR FREEDOM
For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.
- Galatians 5:1
There is not a more challenging concept in the Christian faith as that of grace.
That God can and will take away our sins and sinfulness and make us new creations from the inside out is indispensable to what it means to be a Christian. It is also amazing, inconceivable, and gloriously wonderful. And God does all of this freely. Our contribution is but the sin that made it necessary and the faith to believe in His goodness. There is nothing more fantastically, totally God than grace.
And yet, we abuse it mightily. When God’s goodness and mercy are misunderstood and abused, we violate grace. When God’s gracious willingness to forgive and cleanse are treated with disdain as we carelessly remain in the sins that Jesus died for, we make a mockery of grace. Some of the most common (and pernicious) false teaching today is known as “hyper grace”. Taking the generous mercy of God and the liberty afforded to us in Jesus, those teachers and their followers have turned grace into a license for sin. Joseph Mattera writes, “Whole churches and movements have oriented themselves to a distorted understanding of the gospel by espousing a ‘hypergrace’ approach that trickles down to not only what they preach but who they allow to minister and teach,” he writes, noting he was told there is even a new television station devoted to “this view of ‘grace.” A characteristic of this aberrant view of grace is displayed in the refusal of churches and preachers to “... take a stand against sin and rarely if ever mention the need for repentance or topics like hell and judgment.” This is not a new heresy, but a very old one.
Meanwhile, conservative authors such as Kevin DeYoung in his book, A Hole in our Holiness, notes the decline in our churches and Christians today of a biblically-based, Gospel-driven understanding of and desire for holiness. While churches may teach of salvation from sin and its guilt, not many seem to speak of release from sin’s power and control. DeYoung says, “My fear is that as we rightly celebrate, and in some quarters rediscover, all that Christ has saved us from, we are giving little thought and making little effort concerning all that Christ has saved us to. Shouldn’t the most passionate about the gospel and God’s glory also be those most dedicated to the pursuit of godliness?”
So what is the answer? How do we live as those free from the Law and still remain free from the bondage of sin? How do we rightly understand the undeserved, immeasurable generosity of God’s grace and the responsibility of God-honoring living afforded by that grace applied to our lives? I believe Galatians holds the answers. As we study it together, we’ll discover that God has truly set us free in Christ so we could be free! I can’t imagine a study any more valuable and necessary for authentic Christian living.
The message series on Galatians, FOR FREEDOM, begins this Sunday. I hope you’ll join us.
Grace and peace,
Pastor Paul

Vermont Mission Trip
By: Charles Uptain

Vermont Mission Trip
Contact: Charles Uptain, charles@calvarydothan.com
Join Calvary as we take part in a short-term mission trip November 1 – 7, 2014 to Bennington, Vermont in support of Pastor Ed Wright and the Northeastern Baptist College. Activities will include: Construction/renovation of newly acquired college dorms, door to door evangelism, neighborhood block party, Bible study and instruction. Cost will be approximately $800 per person. Please contact the following people for more information: Team leader: Roger Simpler rqsimpler@gmail.com or 334-701-6668, Pastor Charles Uptain Charles@CalvaryDothan.com or 334-792-5159, or Eric Donop edonop@gmail.com or 334-718-6505.

First Grade Bible Presentation
By: Michael Brooks

First Grade Bible Presentation
Contact: Michael Brooks, michael@calvarydothan.com
Our First graders will be presented with Bibles from Calvary in both services Sunday, September 28.

Recharge and Kids' Night
By: Michael Brooks

Recharge and Kids’ Night Out
Contact: Michael Brooks, michael@calvarydothan.com orJoyce Alexander, joyce@calvarydothan.com
Parents, Friday, October 3 we will have Recharge and Kids’ Night Out (formerly known as O.F.F.)! It is from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Babies through kindergarten will be in the Preschool Building, and cost is $10 per child. Children 1st through 5th grade will be in the Recreation Outreach Center and cost is $5 per child.
Preschoolers must be registered to attend. Please call the church office at 334-792-5159 to register your child.

Senior Adults Upcoming Events
By: Patty Farrington

Senior Adult News
Contact: Patty Farrington, patty@calvarydothan.com
Senior Adult Ladies Bible Study meets Tuesdays at 10:15 am in the Recreation Outreach Center R304. We will be studying Nehemiah.GAP Prayer Group starts back Thursday, September 11 at 10:00 am in the Office Building O102.Sonshine Fellowship Thursday, September 18 at 11:30 am in the Fellowship Center. Wear your favorite team colors!

Partner Connect Training
By: Amanda Trammell

Partner Connect Training
Contact: Charles Uptain, charles@calvarydothan.com
Join us Saturday, November 1 from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm for Partner Connect Training. This is a one day training conference for short term mission trips. ANYONE at ANY level of missions experience and maturity is welcome to come! Come even if you are not currently planning on going on a mission trip. You don't want to miss the information that will be shared.
Here is what we will cover:
Biblical Basis for MissionsLostnessSpiritual Warfare/PrayerOralityMinistry & MissionsWorldviewINR(Indigeneity/Non-dependency/Reproducibility )Endvision: What now? How do we start?Proverbs 19:2 says, “It is not good to have zeal without knowledge or to be hasty and miss the way.” (NIV)
“We pray you will take advantage of this opportunity to become equipped to see ‘lostness’ impacted “wherever in the world” the Lord is leading you to serve. This training will prepare you and your team for service anywhere!!!”
Call the church office to register. 334-792-5159
Event includes breakfast and lunch. $10 for Calvary Members. Non Calvary members are welcome and need to pay $30 if they register before October 18 and $35 after.

Staff on Call
By: Amanda Trammell

Staff On Call Schedule
Saturday, September 6
Joyce Alexander, 334-798-4791
Sunday, September 7
Patty Farrington, 334-618-5845
Saturday, September 13
Charles Uptain, 334-797-7191
Sunday, September 14
Charles Uptain, 334-797-7191

Articles
By: Amanda Trammell

Sympathy
The Calvary family extends our deepest sympathy to...
Sue Beaty- Death of Sister
Thank You Notes Received
Christina Johnson-Girard Middle School
The Family of Mary Hutto
Flowers
The flowers placed in the Sanctuary Sunday, September 21 will be placed by Charles and Becky Kite in memory of Charles’ parents Charlie and Lavenia Kite.
Deacons of the Week
September 7 Larry Latta, Brian Reed, Hudson Lazenby, Roger Simpler
September 14 Mark Smith, Mark Shiver, Sam Robinson, Mike Tew
Welcome Team
Serving September 7 from 9:20-9:40 am
Welcome Center- Barrentine/Kite
Preschool- Harrison
Serving September 14 from 9:20-9:40 am
Welcome Center- Ingram/Castle
Preschool-Robinson
Volunteers in Preschool
VIPS Sunday, September 7
8:00 Jason and Angie Lumbatis
10:45 David and Elizabeth Woodham
VIPS Sunday, September 14
8:00 Lisa Fuller and Judi Lindey
10:45 Stephanie Tankersley and Lucinda Harrison