Vacation Bible School
By: Michael Brooks

Vacation Bible School
This year’s theme is Journey Off the Map! We will be going into uncharted territory where we will begin to understand that obedience to God can lead us beyond the expected. Let’s toss the map, stick close to our guide, and prepare to listen for God’s direction in this journey that is unknown to us, but known by Him. So, mark your calendars!
Calvary’s Senior Adult VBS will be June 1-5 from 8:30 am-11:30 am!
Babies-Children’s VBS will be June 8-12 from 8:30 am-12:00 noon!
Registration will open May 1!

Family Night at Water World
By: Michael Brooks

We are having Family Night at Water World!
It is June 14 from 6:00-8:00 pm
Cost is $2 per person!
Everyone who atteneded VBS and their family and all Calvary members and their family are welcome to come!
This is step two of the Jerusalem Project.

God and Country Service
By: Amanda Trammell

God and Country Service
Calvary will have a God and Country service on Sunday, June 28. That Sunday we will worship in the Fellowship Center and our guest speaker will be Bobby Welch. Bobby Welch is the former president of the Southern Baptist Convention and now serves as Associate Executive Director in Church Growth at the Tennessee Baptist Convention.

For the Record For April 26-May24
By: Amanda Trammell

For the Record
For April 26-May 24
Average Attendance:
8:00 Worship 383
10:45 Worship 322
Life Groups 551
1st Time Guests MidWeek Meal 2
Mission Churches 287
Nursing Homes 63
Outreach Bible Study 10
Total Giving:
General Fund $252,846.83
Given Y-T-D $945,568.94
Y-T-D Required $1,045,557.872

Sermon Schedule
By: Amanda Trammell

Sermon Schedule
Wednesday, June 3
6:00 pm
Midweek Bible Study
ROC R300&302
Led by Paul Thompson
Sunday, June 7
10:00 am
Message by Paul Thompson
Wednesday, June 10
6:00 pm
No Midweek Bible Study
VBS Week
Sunday, June 14
10:00 am
Message by Paul Thompson
Wednesday, June 17
6:00 pm
Midweek Bible Study
ROC R300&302
Led by Paul Thompson
Sunday, June 21
10:00 am
Message by Paul Thompson
Wednesday, June 24
6:00 pm
Midweek Bible Study
ROC R300&302
Led by Paul Thompson
Sunday, June 28
10:00 am
God and Country Service
Message by Bobby Welch

From Our Senior Pastor
By: Paul Thompson

This church will have either a revival or a funeral!
So writes Leonard Ravenhill in his classic, Why Revival Tarries. As Ravenhill recounts a minister putting that sign on the outside of his church, he notes, “With such despair God is well pleased, though hell is despondent.”
I wonder often if I/we have this desperate desire to see our church revitalized and fired up for God and the Gospel, or if we are content with business as usual and the routine of passive ‘participation’ without transformation. Is God pleased with us and hell despondent at us? I sure desire that!
According to the folks at Simple Church (, here’s a snapshot of the American church:
80% of churches are plateaued or declining.For those that show “growth”, the vast majority comes from “switchers” (people who move from one church to another).3500 people leave the church every day.7000 churches close their doors every year.But here’s the truth: Churches don’t die overnight. It takes years of neglect before you receive a fatal diagnosis. Neglect of Biblical doctrine. Neglect of prayer. Neglect of unity. Neglect of the Gospel. Neglect of the people all around them that are hurting, lost, and hell-bound. These and many other neglects ensure the demise of any church.
Those churches that are experiencing revival, however are churches that have …
Unity … among leaders and throughout the congregationAn outward focus … more concern about the lost than our preferencesA clear discipleship pathway … a plan to help all people grow in ChristlikenessAnd raised expectations for all members … membership matters in healthy churchesIn those churches, the Word is central. The Gospel is proclaimed. The Spirit empowers. The people are a body of believers, not a crowd of customers. The pastor and staff are trusted and honored. And making disciples of all people – near and far – is the clear and focused mission.
Those that are facing a future funeral are churches that …
Are mostly concerned about their preferences and comforts and not growing God’s kingdomAbandon the biblical responsibility of disciple-making to a few paid staffValue the traditions of men more than the teachings of GodComplain, murmur, gossip, slander about their staff, each other, and the churchGypsy Smith was a nineteenth-century revivalist who did something unusual when he came to a new town. He’d stop on the outskirts and draw a circle in the dirt. Then he would stand inside that circle and say, “O God, please send a revival to this town, and let it begin inside this circle.”
So, if we want to see revival at Calvary, we all might need to start drawing some circles. As we do, we might find God convicting us and changing our hearts. Some might have to sacrifice personal preference for the sake of the church’s overall effectiveness and mission (Phil. 2:4). Some might have to stop sowing seeds of discord and instead become eager for unity (Prov. 6:19, Eph. 4:3). Some might have to start praying daily for lives to be changed, people to be saved, and for God to give us all the courage to stand out and speak up for Jesus (Acts 26:18, Eph. 6:19). Some might have to start seeing their pastor as God’s chosen man in leadership of this church and begin to trust him and the pastoral staff, pray for them, and follow their leadership (1 Tim. 5:17, Heb. 13:17). Some might have to go to someone and seek forgiveness (Matt. 5:23-24). Others might have to repent of bitterness and give forgiveness for offenses they continue to harbor (Heb. 12:14-15, Eph. 4:31, Mark 11:25). Some might need to examine themselves and see if they are really in the faith (2 Cor. 13:5).
Truth is, every church (as my old high school principal used to say about people) is either green and growing or ripe and rotting. That is, every church is either growing in God-honoring, kingdom-useful purpose, or it is surely dying a slow but inevitable death.
So, which will it be? A funeral or a revival? I’m drawing a circle, stepping in it, and praying for and trusting God for revival!
For His glory alone,
Pastor Paul

Preschool Ministry News
By: Joyce Alexander

Big Splash Party: Preschoolers ages 3 to Kindergarten join us for a Big Splash Party for on campus fun June 3 at 5:45 pm! Please dress to get wet and bring a towel! Light snack provided during class.
No Wednesday Night Activities June 10: There will be no Preschool Wednesday Summer classes on June 10th. Get rested up for a fun day of VBS on Thursday!
Little Artists Night: Join us for Little Artists night in Preschool on June 17 at 5:45 pm! Various arts and crafts will be experienced in the ClubHouse for 3’s-Kindergarten. Please dress appropriately to play with messy stuff. A light snack will be provided during class.
Preschool Day Camp: Fours through Kindergarten join us in the ClubHouse on Thursday, June 18 from 9 am-2 pm. This event is free. Please contact Joyce Alexander in the church office to pre-register!
Mystery Playdate: Put the date in your calendar! Plan to join us for a Mystery Playdate on Monday, June 22 for all preschoolers and their families. More information to come at least one week prior to event!
Science Night: Join us for exciting hands-on science and discovery activities in the ClubHouse with 3’s-Kindergarten at 5:45 pm on June 24!

Children's Ministry News
By: Michael Brooks

Vacation Bible School: Don’t miss out on all the fabulous fun at VBS this year! VBS is June 8-12 from 8:30am-12:00 noon.
Pool Party Night: June 17 we are going to the Azar’s house for a pool party! We are meeting at the church at 5:45 pm and riding over there together. Bring your towel and a signed permission slip from your parents in order to come.

Student Ministry News
By: Amanda Trammell

Beach Retreat, June 12-15: Students, don’t miss this awesome weekend at the beach of hanging out with your friends, games, worship, and Bible study PLUS a fun day at Big Kahuna Water Park! The extended deadline to sign up is Wednesday, June 3! Cost is $200.
Student Summer Wednesday Nights: We will be heading off campus on Wednesday Nights this summer from 6:00 pm-8:30 pm. Most nights we will be swimming, so remember to bring a suit and a towel (Girls, need to be in a one piece or wear a t-shirt over their suit). We will run a bus from the church to each location. If you are riding the bus, meet outside the student area at 5:30. We will return on the bus at 9:00 pm. We need a signed waiver for each time you are riding the bus. You are welcome to just meet us at the houses if you do not need to ride the bus.
June 3:Pool Party at the Downs’
12 Foxchase Dr
June 10: Pool Party at the Watson’s
115 Summerleaf Way
June 17:Pool Party at the Zhang’s
105 Spring Valley Ct
June 24: No Activities
Wired Camp Week

Recreation Outreach Center News
By: Greg Pendergrass

Volunteers Needed for Camp ROCK: We are in need of 2 women to mentor some girls in Camp Rock on Mondays from 3:30-4:30 during the 2015-2016 school year. Call Greg or Anne in the Recreation Outreach Center for more info: 836-2949.
Camp Calvary: Join us this summer in the Recreation Outreach Center for Camp Calvary. Camp Calvary consists of 3 different weeks of camp for children ages 7-11 (before September 1, 2015). There will be a flag football camp June 22-26, basketball camp July 13-17, and girls only camp July 20-24. Each camp can hold 40 children. Registration is first come first serve. You may sign up for as many of the camps as you wish. Each camp costs $30.00, and full payment is required at sign up. Sign up at Calvary Baptist Church in the Recreation Outreach Center today! Deadline to sign up for all camps is June 19.

Senior Adults
By: Patty Farrington

Senior Adult VBS is June 1-5 from 8:30-11:30 am in the Fellowship Center. Come join us for Bible study, food, fun, and mission projects!

Congratulations to our college graduates!
By: Amanda Trammell

Congratulations to our college graduates!
December 2014
Brooke Davis
Baptist College of Florida
Bachelors in Ministry StudiesMay 2015
Mary Grace Downs
Auburn University
Masters in Elementary?EducationSteve C. Dubelt II
Troy University of Dothan
Bachelors in AppliedComputer Science
Minor in ChemistryJalisa Gwynn
Wallace Community College
Associate in Science
General StudiesLauren Elizabeth Hunt
Samford University
Double Major: Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication
and Political Sciences in Public AdministrationDavid Jones
Auburn University
Masters in Computer ScienceRush Jones
Auburn University
Bachelors in MicrobiologyBrian Mills
University of Alabama
Bachelor of Science in Commerce and Business in
Finance Specialization,Investment ManagementAmanda Stefin
University of Florida
Bachelors of Science in ChemistryAndrew Tarwater
Auburn University
Bachelor of Science in
Hospitality Services andBusinessRuthie Tarwarter
Auburn University
Bachelor of Science in
Human Development andFamily Studies,
Philanthropic and Nonprofit StudiesJacob Tauton
Auburn University
Bachelor of Science inBiomedical Science
with a focus in Pre MedKeston Trammell
Auburn University
Master of Science inNursingAugust 2015
Matthew Nunnally
Auburn University
Double Major: Accounting and Economics

Staff on Call
By: Amanda Trammell

Staff On Call Schedule
June 6-7:
Saturday- Joyce Alexander,
Sunday- Patty Farrington,
June 13-14:
Saturday- Charles Uptain,
Sunday- Charles Uptain,
June 20-21:
Saturday- Steve Chambers,
Sunday- Ron Bruce,
June 27-28:
Saturday- Jeremy Allen,
Sunday- Michael Brooks,

By: Amanda Trammell

Calvary Extends their deepest sympathy to...
The Family of Herman Culpepper
The Family of Nadine Simpler
Beth Davis- Death of Aunt
Deacons of the Week
June 7 Bill Sherrer, Stacey Harrison, Tom Woods, Phillip McCoy
June 14 Andy Franklin, Brian Reed, Joey Deavers, Bill Smith
June 21 Rodney Myers, Sam Robinson, Larry Latta, Hudson Lazenby
June 28 Roger Simpler, Morgan Harrell, Mark Smith, Lance Beasley