Calvary Block Party Sunday
By: Charles Uptain

Calvary Block Party Sunday
October 19th, 4 PM - 6 PM
Location: YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD!
Our Mega Outreach event for thefall will once again occur in your neighborhood! We are looking for members who will host a block party in theirown frontyard or local "cul de sac" as a grassroots way to share what Jesus means to us in a non-threatening, social setting. Contact the church if you want to host a party. You can sign up at the Church Eventskiosk in the Fellowship Center or in Life Groups.After signing up, we will give you specific training, details, and creative ideas to pull off a great event without any fuss. If you need more details, call Charles in the church office.
CLICK HERE FOR BLOCK PARTY TRAINING MATERIALS

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.

For the Record For the Month of September
By: Amanda Trammell

For the Record
For the Month of September
Average Attendance:
8:00 Worship 381
10:45 Worship 313
6:00 Worship 250
Life Groups 660
1st Time Guests MidWeek Meal 4
Mission Churches 349
Nursing Homes 118
Outreach Bible Study 12
Total Giving:
General Fund $114,994.11
Given Y-T-D $1,757,389.83
Y-T-D Required $1,971,375.12
Partners In Ministry $2,035.00
Tier III Goal$235,000.00
Given to Tier III$218,689.46

October Sermon Schedule
By: Amanda Trammell

Sermon Schedule
Sunday, October 5
8:00 and 10:45 am
For Freedom:
Studies in Galatians
Message by Paul Thompson
Wednesday, October 8
6:00 pm
Midweek Bible Study
Sanctuary
Led by Paul Thompson
Sunday, October 12
8:00 and 10:45 am
For Freedom:
Studies in Galatians
Message by Paul Thompson
Wednesday, October 15
6:00 pm
Midweek Bible Study
Sanctuary
Led by Paul Thompson
Sunday, October 19
8:00 and 10:45 am
For Freedom:
Studies in Galatians
Message by Paul Thompson
Wednesday, October 22
6:00 pm
Midweek Bible Study
Sanctuary
Led by Paul Thompson
Sunday, October 26
8:00 and 10:45 am
For Freedom:
Studies in Galatians
Message by Paul Thompson
Wednesday, October 29
6:00 pm
Midweek Bible Study
Sanctuary
Led by Paul Thompson

From the Executive Pastor
By: Charles Uptain

The following is an excerpt from the book Building A Discipling Culture by Mike Breen. The message of this excerpt closely follows the direction of our church.
If You Make Disciples, You Always Get the Church, but If You Make the Church You Rarely Get Disciples
Most of us have become quite good at the church thing. And yet, disciples are the only thing that Jesus cares about, and it’s the only number that Jesus is counting. Not our attendance or budget or buildings. He wants to know if we are “making disciples.” Many of us serve in or lead churches where we have hundreds or even thousands of people showing up on Sunday. But we have to honestly answer this question: Do their lives look like the lives of the people we see in Scripture? Are we just good at getting people together once a week and maybe into a small group, or are we actually good at producing the types of people we read about in the New Testament? Have we shifted our criteria for a good disciple as someone who shows up to our stuff, gives money and occasionally feeds poor people? Effective discipleship builds the church, not the other way around. We need to understand the church as the effect of discipleship and not the cause. If you set out to build the church, there is no guarantee you will make disciples. It is far more likely that you will create consumers who depend on the spiritual services that religious professionals provide.
Now one of the buzzwords around today is the word “missional.” People want to create missional churches or missional programs or missional small groups. The problem is that we don’t have a “missional” problem or a leadership problem in the Western church. We have a discipleship problem. If you know how to disciple people well, you will always get mission. Always. You see, somewhere along the way we started separating being “missional” from being a disciple, as if somehow the two could be separated. Pastors started saying they didn’t want to be inwardly-focused so they stopped investing in the people in their churches so they could focus on people outside their churches. Granted, we should focus on people who don’t know Jesus yet, but Jesus himself gave us the model for doing that: Disciple people. If you know how to actually make disciples, you’ll reach people who don’t know Jesus. Because that’s simply what disciples do. That was Jesus’ whole plan. If you disciple people, as these people do mission in their everyday comings and goings, with the work and shaping of the Spirit, the future of the church will emerge.
We don’t have a “missional” problem. We have a discipleship problem.
It all starts with making disciples. Jesus has not called you to build his church. In fact, in all of the Gospels he mentions the church only two times. One time he mentions it, it’s about conflict resolution. The other time? To say that he will build his church. Our job, our only job and the last instructions he gave us, was to make disciples.

New Newsletter Schedule
By: Amanda Trammell

New Schedule For The Newsletter
Our Calvary Newsletter will now be a monthly publication instead of bi-weekly. You will still get the same great information about the church, but it will only be sent once a month. This will cut down on cost for the Newsletter and keep from you getting the same stories in every volumne. The bulletin handed out in the Sunday services will serve as a weekly update on church events and news. With this change we can use the Newsletter for big picture events and the Sunday bulletin for week-to-week updates.

A Place In God's Family: Adoption, Foster Care, Crisis Pregnancy Emphasis Night
By: Amanda Trammell

A Place In God’s Family: Adoption, Foster Care, and Crisis Pregnancy Emphasis Night
Sunday, October 12 at 6:00 pm in the Worship Center Pastor Paul will be teaching on the church’s role in caring for orphans. The evening will also include an opportunity to connect with different organizations that minister to the needs of orphaned children.

Pastor Appreciation Month
By: Sam Tarwater

Pastor Appreciation Month
October is Pastor Appreciation Month. Please express your love and appreciation to all of our pastors by sending them cards or letters of encouragement and/or gift cards as you feel led.

City Wide Church Basketball League
By: Amanda Trammell

Contact Greg Pendergrass for more information. 334-836-2949. greg@calvarydothan.com
Calvary Hardwood Basketball and Cheerleading League for 5-10 Year Olds
Available for boys and girls who have turned 5-10 years old before September 1, 2014.
Registration deadline is November 15.
Cost is $35 and includes basketball or cheerleading shirt.
Attending one evaluation at Calvary is REQUIRED for ALL basketball players (cheerleaders are not required to attend).
The evaluation dates are November 13 from 6-7:30 pm or November 15 from 9-10:30 am.
City Wide Church Basketball League
Leagues Available: 11-12 year old girls, 11-12 year old boys,13-15 year old boys
Cost : $30.00 per player(payment is due at time of registration)
Dates : Registration Deadline is October 17th
COACHES NEEDED for 11-12 year old girls and 11-12 yearold boys! Please call Greg at 334-836-2949 if interested incoaching!
Registration forms can be picked up at the Recreation Outreach Center.

Fields of Faith
By: Amanda Trammell

Our Student Ministry (6th-12th grades) will be participating with other area Student Ministries at
FCA's Fields of Faith
Wednesday, October 22
at Northcutt Field at Westgate Park
The evening includes a hotdog dinner.
A bus will leave Calvary at 6:15 pm and return by 8:30
Students riding the bus must fill out a Bus Waiver you can print off HERE.
Students are allowed to meet us there.

Children's Fall Fun Night
By: Michael Brooks

Children’s Fall Fun Night
Contact: Michael Brooks, michael@calvarydothan.com
On Wednesday, October 29 we are planning a Fall Fun Night where the children will enjoy a break from their normal night routine. We will have activities, crafts, and prizes. What we need from the congregation is donations of candy. This will help off-set the cost and provide us with an extremely helpful and useful resource. In early October you will see donation bins/boxes in the children’s area and Fellowship Center. Any and all donations are greatlyappreciated.

Pounding For Jeremy and Erin
By: Amanda Trammell

Pounding for Jeremy and Erin Allen
At our Leadership Banquet on November 9, we will present Jeremy and Erin Allen with gift cards to local restaurants collected over the next three Sundays in Life Group. The Allen's have been on staff for almost 18 months now. Help us show Jeremy how much we appreciate his work with our students by bringing gift cards on Sundays, October 19, October 26, and November 2.

Calvary Hardwood Basketball and Cheerleading League for 5-10 Year Olds
By: Greg Pendergrass

** Reminder to register your child for cheerleading and basketball :
Calvary Hardwood Basketball and Cheerleading League for 5-10 Year Olds
Contact: Greg Pendergrass, greg@calvarydothan.com
This is available for boys and girls who have turned 5-10 years old before September 1, 2014. Registration deadline is November 15. Cost is $35 and includes basketball or cheerleading shirt. Attending one evaluation at Calvary is REQUIRED for ALL bas-ketball players (cheerleaders are not required to attend). The evaluation dates are November 13 from 6-7:30 pm or November 15 from 9-10:30 am.

War Games
By: Jeff Jones

War Games
Contact: Jeremy Allen, jeremy@calvarydothan.com
Students 6th-12th grade, it’s time to put on your camo and join us for War Games! We will be sleeping in the Student Room all weekend and playing capture the flag in the woods. Cost is $10. Invite your friends! War Games is November 14-15.

Senior Adults Upcoming Events
By: Patty Farrington

Senior Adult Upcoming Events
Contact: Patty Farrington, patty@calvarydothan.com
October 9: Dinner at McLins in Daleville. We will leave church at 4:00 pm. Plan to purchase your meal on your own.October 16: Sonshine Fellowship at 11:30 am in the Fellowship Center. We are collecting toiletry items for carnival workers for our October Mission project. Please bring one or two of these items: bar of soap, toothpaste, toothbrush, a razor, deodorant, a wash cloth, shampoo.October 24: Senior Adult Choir Festival at Providence Baptist Church in Opelika, AL. We will leave at 6:00 am. Our Sonshine Singers will be singing at 9:00 am.October 29: We will pack bags for Carnival workers for our October Mission Project at the Columbia Baptist Association office. We will meet at the church at 1:00 pm.October 30: Columbia Baptist Association office to prepare sack lunches for Carnival workers as part of our October Mission Project. We will meet at the church at 8:30 am.

Staff on Call
By: Amanda Trammell

Staff On Call Schedule
October 4-5:
Saturday- Joyce Alexander,
334-798-4791
Sunday- Patty Farrington,
334-798-4791
October 11-12:
Saturday- Charles Uptain,
334-797-7191
Sunday- Charles Uptain,
334-797-7191
October 18-19:
Saturday- Steve Chambers,
772-215-3606
Sunday- Ron Bruce,
334-701-1817
October 25-26:
Saturday- Jeremy Allen,
334-798-4791
Sunday- Michael Brooks,
731-803-9111

Articles
By: Amanda Trammell

Deacons of the Week
October 5 Roger Burchett, Eddie Barrentine, Ian Worrell, Chris Jones
October 12 Mike Azar, Duan Haley, Dave Lindey, Don Mills
October 19 Kelly Colbert, Ron Cooper, Reagan Popplewell, John Searcy
October 26 Joey Deavers, Kevin Horne, Bill Sherrer, Donavon Wewers
Welcome Team
Serving October 5
from 9:20-9:40 am
Welcome Center- Barrentine/Kite
Preschool- Harrison
Serving October 12
from 9:20-9:40 am
Welcome Center- Beasley/Castle
Preschool-Robinson
Serving October 19
from 9:20-9:40 am
Welcome Center- Good/Turner
Preschool-Donop
Serving October 26
from 9:20-9:40 am
Welcome Center- Azar/Bourland-Knight
Preschool-Searcy
Volunteers in Preschool
VIPS Sunday, October 5
8:00 Nicole Chenowith and Becky Copeland
10:45 Key and Beth Mahone
VIPS Sunday, October 12
8:00 Andy and Amy Franklin
10:45 Becky Haddox and Candice Wash
VIPS Sunday, October 19
8:00 Kevin and Laura Watford
10:45 Rick and Rhoda Weber
VIPS Sunday, October 26
8:00 Kevin and Candi Rodgers
10:45 John and Lee Searcy
New Church Members
John Stickles by letter
Kristen Williams by letter