Men's Breakfast
By: Charles Uptain

Calvary Men’s Breakfast
“Men Discipling Men”
Guest Speaker: Nick Shimoda
Sunday, July 26, 7:30 AM
$5 tickets available from deacons and in church office
*Don’t miss this practical discussion on how to obey God’s call of personal disciple-making.

The Greater Work: A Series on Prayer
By: Amanda Trammell

The Greater Work: A Series on Prayer
Join us as Pastor Paul begins a series on prayer starting July 19 and running through August 23.

For the Record For May 31-June 28
By: Amanda Trammell

For the RecordFor May 31-June 28
Average Attendance:
10:00 Worship 587
Life Groups 553
Mission Churches 314
Nursing Homes 77
Outreach Bible Study 13
Total Giving:
General Fund $242,297.12
Given Y-T-D $ 1,187,866.06
Y-T-D Required $ 1,294,500.22

Sermon Schedule
By: Amanda Trammell

Sermon Schedule
Wednesday, July 1
6:00 pm
Midweek Bible Study
Sanctuary
Led by Charles Uptain
Sunday, July 5
10:00 am
Prayer and the
Disciple-Making Church
Message by Chuck Lawless
Wednesday, July 8
6:00 pm
Sanctuary
Led by Charles Uptain
Sunday, July 12
10:00 am
Worship and the
Disciple-Making Church
Message by Steve Chambers
Wednesday, July 15
6:00 pm
Midweek Bible Study
Sanctuary
Led by Steve Chambers
Sunday, July 19
10:00 am
Message by Paul Thompson
Wednesday, July 22
6:00 pm
Midweek Bible Study
Sanctuary
Led by Paul Thompson
Sunday, July 26
10:00 am
Message by Paul Thompson

From Our Worship Pastor
By: Steve Chambers

Church Family,
Well, summer is in full swing and God is moving here atCalvary. Aren’t you glad that the Lord doesn’t take the summer off! What a wonderful time of worship this past Sunday as Dr. Bobby Welch shared with us his story and we celebrated the freedom we have here in America. It was a good reminder in such a difficult time that our God is still on the throne. It has been such a blessing to worship together in our new summer schedule of one service. The music especially has been fantastic (….that’s a joke….kinda). I just want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who serves in the music ministry here at Calvary. These folks serve with all their hearts and it is a joy to serve alongside them. We are truly blessed to have such a wonderful group of humble, faithful folks leading us.
I was talking to my son, Max, this past week as we drove around Dothan running some errands. We talked about the recent Supreme Court decisions and the difficult times that seem to be upon the future and us. I have to admit it took some careful thought when trying to explain what’s going on in our nation and around the world to a 14 year old. As we sat at a red light on the circle Max said, “Dad, check it out!” As I looked up to where he was pointing we saw a beautiful rainbow stretched across the sky. “So what does that mean, dad?” he asked facetiously. I thought for a moment and told him that God is reminding us that He is still on His throne, He is still gracious and merciful, and He is still true to His promises. That is the reminder we all need, Church. No matter what happens around us, no matter the circumstances, no matter how disappointing, God is still on His throne and we are still called to take the Gospel to the world.
24 But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God. Acts 20:24
This passage of scripture has gripped me recently and will not let go. Though there will be persecution, though it will be difficult, though there will be trials…we cannot be moved from the Truth, and we must give our lives for the sake of spreading the Gospel. Our motivation is not popularity, comfort or even politics. Not tradition or programs. Our motivation is the Gospel and being obedient to share it. Church, we must be about making disciples. We cannot slumber. Take heart! Jesus is the hope of the world.
Rise, Church, Rise!
In Christ,
Steve Chambers

Preschool Ministry News
By: Joyce Alexander

PRESCHOOL MINISTRY
Picnic on Campus: Preschool is having a picnic on Wednesday, July 1 for 4’s through Kindergarten! Meet at 5:45 in the Clubhouse.?Cooking with Kids: Fours through Kindergarten will be cooking in the clubhouse on Wednesday, July 8. Meet at 5:45 in the Clubhouse.Luau Party: We are having a Luau party for fours through Kindergarten on July 15 at the Blaxton’s house! Please bring your child at 5:45 and plan to provide a chaperone that will stay with them during the entire party. The party should conclude at 7:00 pm. The Blaxton’s address is 104 Sandy Springs Rd.Garden Party: Fours through Kindergarten have the opportunity to plant something at our Garden Party on Wednesday, July 22! Drop them off at the Clubhouse at 5:45.Splash Pad: Families of fours through Kindergarten, meet us at the splash pad in Taylor, AL for a fun night in the water! We will be there from 5:45-7:00 pm.Mystery Play Date: Monday, July 20 your fours through Kindergarten are scheduled for a Mystery Play Date!! Drop them off at the Clubhouse at 5:45. You never know what fun and adventure awaits!Preschool Day Camp: Fours through Kindergarten join us in the ClubHouse on Thursday, July 30 from 9 am-2 pm. This event is free. Please contact Joyce Alexander in the church office to pre-register!

Children's Ministry News
By: Michael Brooks

CHILDREN’S MINISTRY
Vacation Bible School Results: VBS has come and gone and it was everything you would expect…a week full of hard work and faithful, Gospel engagement. Calvary had an average of 493 people enrolled this year. We took up several offerings for local ministries and collected over $500 for Graffiti 2 Ministries in NYC. Most important of all the Gospel was shared with over 200 children, with several professions of faith and a couple baptisms to happen in the coming weeks/months. I am very thankful for the hard work, energy, and faithful service provided by the teachers, helpers, and students. Next years theme is already out and before you know it we will be planning for another great week of VBS!Pool Party Night: July 1 we are going to the Blaxton’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.Water Slide Night: Bring a swimsuit and towel to church with you Wednesday, July 8 for Water Inflatable Night! Activities begin at 6:00 in front of the Chapel!Pool Party Night: July 22 we are going to John and Margaret Down’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

STUDENT MINISTRY
Middle School Lock-In: Students going into 6th-8th grade are invited to an epic middle school lock-in! We are going to play at Adventure Land, compete on an inflatable obstacle course, and eat lots of food. The lock-in will be from 7:00 pm Friday, July 24 to 8:00 am Saturday, July 25. Cost: $30 Deadline to sign up: Sunday, July 19Student Lake Day: Wednesday, July 29 the student ministry is headed to the lake! We will be at John and Lee Searcy’s house at Lake Eufaula. The bus will head out at 9:00 am and return at 7:00 pm. Everyone needs a bus waiver signed by a parent to come.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.Wednesday Nights for the month of July:
July 1:Pool Party at the Wewers’ |155 Easy Str
July 8:No Activities |Mission Miami Week
July 15: Bonfire at the Byrd’s |2837 Woodham Rd
July 22: Hanging Out at the Reed’s |337 Stone RdgAshford, AL
July 29: Lake Day! |Searcy’s Lake House |Lake Eufaula

Wednesday Night Bible Study Location Change
By: Amanda Trammell

Wednesday Night Bible Study
Due to space concerns, the Wednesday Night Bible Study will be moving to the Sanctuary for the summer. Join us each week at 6:00 for the Life on Mission study led by Pastor Paul. If you would like to purchase a book for the study, they will be available for $10 each.

Volunteers Needed for Camp ROCK
By: Anne Register

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.

Senior Adult News
By: Patty Farrington

SENIOR ADULTS
REMINDER: NO SONSHINE FELLOWSHIP IN JULYLittle Red Schoolhouse Outing in Troy: We will leave the church at 4:30 pm on Thursday, July 16. Your Meal will be on your own. Please call Emily to sign up.Daytime Midweek Worship Service: We will begin our first Midweek Service on Wednesday, July 15, at 10:30 am in the Sanctuary. Please come and invite your friends!

Staff on Call
By: Amanda Trammell

Staff On Call Schedule
July 4-5:
Saturday- Patty Farrington,
334-618-5845
Sunday- Patty Farrington,
334-618-5845
July 11-12:
Saturday- Charles Uptain,
334-797-7191
Sunday- Charles Uptain,
334-797-7191
July 18-19:
Saturday- Steve Chambers,
772-215-3606
Sunday- Steve Chambers,
772-215-3606
July 25-26:
Saturday- Jeremy Allen,
334-648-6695
Sunday- Michael Brooks,
731-803-9111

Articles
By: Amanda Trammell

Calvary Extends their deepest sympathy to...
The family of Brenda Allsup
Brenda Stefin: Death of Father
Fred Bacher: Death of Daughter
Deacons of the Week
July 5 Mike Tew, Rod Cude, Chris Suddarth, Ben Tankersley
July 12 Preston Brooks, Jed Downs, Ian Worrell, Tim Gannon
July 19 Roger Burchett, Eddie Barrentine, Chris Jones, Duane Haley
July 26 Mike Azar, Dave Lindey, Don Mills, Kevin Horne
The Calvary Family Welcomes...
David and Lee Glover: By Letter
Rodney, Patricia, Macy, and Lauren Lawrence: By Statement