Advance: The Dynamic Mission of a Kingdom People
By: Amanda Trammell

Advance: The Dynamic Mission of a Kingdom People
Join us for a 4-night event September 20-23 aimed at pushing the church from complacency to dynamic forward movement as we advance the Kingdom in our city and beyond. Services will begin at 6:00 pm in the Sanctuary. The event will begin with a message from Dr. Ted Traylor Sunday night and will continue with messages from Pastor Paul every other night. This is an exciting opportunity for us to grow together as a church family as we are challenged to advance. We will have a dessert fellowship after the Advance service on Sunday, September 20. Please sign up to bring a dessert in your Life Group.

Every Blessing: The Generosity of God in the Gospel
By: Amanda Trammell

Every Blessing:The Generosity of God in the Gospel
Beginning Sunday, September 13 Calvary will embark on a 13 week journey through the book of Ephesians. While Pastor Paul is preaching through the book, preschool and children will be learning about Ephesians in Clubhouse and G-Force. All student and adult Life Groups will be following Pastor Paul’s sermons with a companion study.

For the Record for August 2-23
By: Amanda Trammell

For the Record
For August 2-August 23
Average Attendance:
10:00 Worship 712
Life Groups 516
Mission Churches 322
Nursing Homes 77
Outreach Bible Study 6
Total Giving:
General Fund $192,204.64
Given Y-T-D $ 1,538,078.62
Y-T-D Required $ 1,538,078.62

September Sermon Schedule
By: Amanda Trammell

Sermon Schedule
Wednesday, September 2
6:00 pm
Midweek Bible Study
Ecclesiology
Sanctuary
Led by Paul Thompson
Sunday, September 6
10:00 am
Fellowship Center
Message By Paul Thompson
Wednesday, September 9
6:00 pm
Midweek Bible Study
Ecclesiology
Sanctuary
Led by Paul Thompson
Sunday, September 13
10:00 am
Every Blessing
Fellowship Center
Message by Paul Thompson
Wednesday, September 16
6:00 pm
Midweek Bible Study
Ecclesiology
Sanctuary
Led by Paul Thompson
Sunday, September 20
10:00 am
Every Blessing
Fellowship Center
Message by Paul Thompson
Wednesday, September 23
6:00 pm
Midweek Bible Study
Ecclesiology
Sanctuary
Led by Paul Thompson
Sunday, September 27
10:00 am
Every Blessing
Fellowship Center
Message by Paul Thompson
Wednesday, September 30
6:00 pm
Midweek Bible Study
Ecclesiology
Sanctuary
Led by Paul Thompson

From Our Senior Pastor
By: Paul Thompson

Calvary Family,
I have some exciting things I want to share with you today! I hope that what I share will prove to be more than just informational, but will be inspirational as well!
Every Spiritual Blessing: The Generosity of God in the Gospel is a church wide, 13-week journey through Paul’s epistle to the Ephesians that begins on Sunday, September 13th. The series will include daily devotional readings (which begin the week before), Life Group lessons, and Sunday sermons. Every age group in the church will be going through the study together. The opportunities for personal growth, church unity, discipleship, worship, and evangelism are tremendous! I’m praying that God will use this event like an extended revival for our church. I am praying that we will emerge stronger, healthier, and more like the people God wants us to be. I pray that the changes will be obvious and unmistakable.
Will you commit now to actively participate in a Life Group for these 13 weeks? Will you commit to daily scripture readings and prayer? And will you commit to faithful attendance in combined worship every Sunday at10:00 am? Those 3 commitments, kept faithfully, could result in big life changes!
ADVANCE: The Dynamic Mission of A Kingdom People is our fall 4-day event September 20-23 aimed at leading the church from complacency to dynamic forward movement as we advance the Kingdom in our city and beyond.
What if all the things that held us back as a church were suddenly and decisively removed? What if we put away sin and embraced holiness? What if we recommitted ourselves to Gospel purpose? What if we got serious about unity and genuine Christian fellowship? What if we gave God a proverbial “blank check” with our lives and told Him to use us however He pleases? What if God moves in a powerful way? We will be praying for all those outcomes and more.
Kicking off the event on Sunday night will be Dr. Ted Traylor, pastor of Olive Baptist Church in Pensacola, FL. Dr. Traylor is a dynamic communicator of the Word and a battle-tested follower of Christ. Please don’t miss the first message! From there, I will be preaching Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday nights with some special appearances via video of other pastors.
Will you partner with us to make these 4 nights all they can be? Will you commit to praying for revival in your life and in the collective life of the church? Will you commit to coming all four nights? Will you commit to inviting someone to come with you? And will you commit – in advance – to obeying what God tells you during this revival?
I’m thanking God already for what He is going to do!
Pastor Paul

Pictorial Directory Pictures
By: Amanda Trammell

Pictorial Directory Pictures
We have added a few days for pictorial directory appointments. The dates are September 1-3. Sign up online or call the church office if you need to make an appointment.

Offering Envelope Service
By: Charles Uptain

Offering Envelope Service
Every year Calvary spends over $6,000 for “pink envelopes.” We believe we can lower this expense by just sending envelopes to those who use them. If you have been using your envelopes, you will continue to receive them monthly. If you need them, and you notice they stop, please call Carol in the church office to activate the service again. Thank you for faithfully, cheerfully giving to the Lord.

No Second Sunday Night Service for the Month of September
By: Amanda Trammell

No Second Sunday Night Service for the Month of September
We will not have a Second Sunday Night Service on Sunday, September 13. Instead, the first service of Advance (Sunday, September 20) will act as our evening service for the month. We will have a dessert fellowship after the Advance service on Sunday, September 20. Please sign up to bring a dessert in your Life Group.

Baptism Service
By: Amanda Trammell

Baptism Service
Calvary will have baptisms Sunday, September 13 and Sunday, September 27 during the morning worship service. If you or someone you know are ready to be baptized, please contact the church office to sign up.

Community Ministry September News
By: Greg Pendergrass

Community Ministry
Tax Preparation Volunteers Needed: The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) organization provides the tax return preparation needs of low-to-moderate income taxpayers. We have the opportunity to partner with them to provide free tax preparation services and to share the gospel to those individuals seeking assistance.
If a volunteer does not have any tax preparation experience, VITA will provide free online and hands-on training. In addition, there will always be a tax preparation specialist on-site that serves as a resource should any issue arise that a volunteer could not resolve.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer for this much needed service, please contact one of the following:Greg Pendergrass (Calvary Baptist Church) 334.836.2949; Mike Olson (VITA – local site coordinator) 334.699.2045 or 334.790.0563

Preschool Ministry September News
By: Joyce Alexander

Preschool Ministry
Preschool Life Group Teacher Breakfast Meeting: If you are a Preschool Life Group teacher, please join us on Sunday, September 13 in the Parlor at 8:00 am for a Teacher Meeting.

Children's Ministry September News
By: Michael Brooks

Children’s Ministry
Wednesday Nights are Orange for Kids: We are in full swing with Orange 252 on Wednesday Nights with children’s ministry! We are meeting in the Recreation Outreach Center beginning at 6:00 pm and are finished at 7:00 pm. The theme for the month of September is WISDOM. This year is going to be amazing for our 1st through 5th graders. There are several activities planned and plenty of quality teaching and fun planned. I hope you and your family join us!

Student Ministry September News
By: Amanda Trammell

Student Ministry
Wednesday Nights: This Fall Jeremy will be preaching Altered: Decisions that Shape Your Life on Wednesday nights. Our study will look at how simple decisions can greatly alter our lives. Don’t miss this challenging series!War Games: Students, it’s time to start thinking about War Games! The dates this year are November 13-14. War Games is a weekend retreat for all 6th-12th grade students that includes tactical games like capture the flag and times of Bible study and worship. More details coming soon!

Senior Adult September News
By: Patty Farrington

Senior Adult Ministry
Senior Adult Outing: On Thursday, September 3 we are heading to Circle Grill in Graceville then on to a surprise location for dessert. We are leaving the church at 11:00 am. Meet in front of the Fellowship Center.Sonshine Singers: Join us on Wednesday’s at 10:00 am in the Choir Room!Mid Week Monthly Service: Wednesday, September 9 at 10:30 am will be our Monthly Service in the Sanctuary. We will be having a covered dish meal immediately following the service. Please bring a vegetable, casserole or dessert to share.Senior Adult Ladies Bible: Ladies, join us for a study on Hosea. We begin Monday, September 14 at 10:15 am in the Recreation Outreach Center.GAP Prayer Group: Join us for a weekly time of prayer! We will meet at 10:00 am in the Office Building beginning on Thursday, September 3.Flu Shot Clinic: We will have our annual Flu Shot Clinic on Wednesday, September 30 in the Parlor from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm and 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm.

Staff on Call
By: Amanda Trammell

Staff On Call Schedule
September 5-6:
Saturday- Joyce Alexander,
334-798-4791
Sunday- Patty Farrington,
334-618-5845
September 12-13:
Saturday- Charles Uptain,
334-797-7191
Sunday- Charles Uptain,
334-797-7191
September 19-20:
Saturday- Steve Chambers,
772-215-3606
Sunday- Steve Chambers,
772-215-3606
September 26-27:
Saturday- Michael Brooks,
731-803-9111
Sunday- Jeremy Allen,
334-648-6695

Articles
By: Amanda Trammell

Calvary Extends their deepest sympathy to...
The Family of Frances Couch
Greg Pendergrass- Death of Father
The Family of Scottie Pennington
Deacons of the Week
September 6 Lance Beasley, Roger Simpler, Rod Cude, Doug Kosan
September 13 Chris Suddarth, Ben Tankersley, Preston Brooks, Doug Lee
September 20 Jed Downs, Tim Gannon, Chris Jones, Kevin Smith
September 27 Duane Haley, Mike Azar, Dave Lindey, Trent Thisler
The Calvary Family Welcomes...
Robert and Catheryn Dykes
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