Vacation Bible School
By: Caren Coleson

Vacation Bible School
This year’s theme is Submerged! We will go on an adventure like no other, deep within the mysterious sea. As kids submerge themselves in God’s Word, they will discover that Jesus didn’t just see what’s on the outside of people. He looked deep down on the inside. So grab your goggles, step into your flippers, and dive in to find truth below the surface!
• Calvary’s Senior Adult VBS
May 30-June 3 from 9:00-11:30 am.
• Age 3-5th Grade (Must be 3 by 09/01/15)
June 6-10 from 8:30 am-12:00 noon.
Online registration begins May 1!

Calvary Family Night at Water World
By: Amanda Trammell

Calvary Family Night at Water World!
Join us for Calvary Family Night at Water World on June 12 from 6:00-8:00 pm. Cost is $2 per person. Everyone is welcome!

For the Record for May 1-22
By: Amanda Trammell

For the RecordFor May 1-22
Average Attendance:
10:00 Worship 641
Life Groups 574
Mission Churches 163
Nursing Homes 80
Laurel Oaks 15
Total Giving:
General Fund $187,582.02
Given Y-T-D $752,091.37
Y-T-D Required $849,019.27

June Sermon Schedule
By: Amanda Trammell

Sermon Schedule
Wednesday, June 1
6:00 pm
Why “God In Us” is Better
Sanctuary
Led by Paul Thompson
Sunday, June 5
10:00 am
What Makes Worship Good?
Fellowship Center
Message by Paul Thompson
Wednesday, June 8
VBS Visitation
Fellowship Center
Sunday, June 12
10:00 am
Open Your Eyes
Fellowship Center
Message by Paul Thompson
Wednesday, June 15
6:00 pm
The Gospel of God’s Presence
Sanctuary
Led by Paul Thompson
Sunday, June 19
10:00 am
A Father’s Desperation
Fellowship Center
Message by Paul Thompson
Wednesday, June 22
6:00 pm
Surrendered to the
Spirit for Mission
Sanctuary
Led by Paul Thompson
Sunday, June 26
10:00 am
Superstition of Savior?
Fellowship Center
Message by Dan Tankersley
Wednesday, June 29
6:00 pm
You Are Gifted
Sanctuary
Led by Paul Thompson

From Our Senior Pastor
By: Paul Thompson

… let your manner of life be worthy of the gospel of Christ,
so that whether I come and see you or am absent,
I may hear of you that you are standing firm in one spirit,
with one mind striving side by side for the faith of the gospel …
- Philippians 1:27 (ESV)
I’m not sure a more powerful or compelling synopsis of a healthy, God-glorifying church has ever been written. Consider the profound themes and implications of Paul’s admonition:
Collective Testimony – Our lives as believers (and as members of the local body of believers known as Calvary Baptist Church) must reflect the transforming power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. This collective testimony must be so vibrant that it is talked about. Are people in our city talking about the radiant witness of our people? Are they talking about our enthusiastic love for God and one another? Is there a “buzz” about us and our church because we are truly changed people?
Spiritual Tenacity – As God’s people/church, we must hold firm to the immovable anchor of the Word of God even as the rising tide of a godless culture presses hard against us. In love, we must proclaim the truth, protect the truth, and live the truth. Together, we must teach and admonish one another, hold each other accountable, and support one another in prayer and life-on-life relationships. And as we do, we will demonstrate the compelling attraction of a genuine biblical community that is of one spirit and mind.
Missional Unity – Though we are from different generations, different backgrounds, different experiences, and different walks of life, we must be unified. This unity cannot be superficial and based on inferior causes such as our preferred places to worship, programs we prefer, people we are friends with, and personalities who lead us. It must be rooted in something infinitely larger: the mandate of God to make disciples everywhere we go. This purpose and this purpose alone qualifies us a “church”. For this gospel purpose, we must, as the NIV says, “contend as one man” for. This selfless, God-glorifying commitment to His cause while we consciously and conscientiously surrender our own lesser ‘causes’ defeats the strategies of the enemy, honors the glory of King, and propels the mission of the Kingdom.
My prayer is that these realities will genuinely mark us as a people/church. Will you read and re-read that passage (in its larger context) from Philippians? Will you ask God to show you His will in it for you and for us together? Will you carefully consider what I have written and decide if you are in agreement with me that those are indeed characteristics of a healthy church and therefore God’s will for us at Calvary? And will you renew the commitments God wants you to renew, and/or reject the attitudes and behaviors He convicts you of, and respond in obedience to His leadership?
For His Glory Alone,
Pastor Paul
Calvary Baptist Church has a phenomenal support staff. Our ministry assistants’ hard work, consistent Christian commitment, and selfless attitudes are on display daily. They give their best to the Lord for the sake of our pastoral staff and for our congregation.
This month, will you join me in giving special honor and appreciation for Caren Coleson and her 20 years of stellar service to Calvary? Would you be willing to write a note, give her a call, or post a ‘shout-out’ on social media to let her know how valuable she is to us? To say she is “irreplaceable” may sound clichéd, but it’s true. She is a trusted, hard-working, godly member of our ministry team and Calvary is blessed to have her. Please let her know!

Summer Worship Venue Update
By: Paul Thompson

Summer Worship Venue Update
For the remaining Sundays of the Spring and for the majority of the Summer, we will be gathering for corporate worship in the Sanctuary. The worship schedule will remain unchanged (10am) until plans are announced in the upcoming weeks about a return to a 2-service format for the Fall. Please continue to invite friends, neighbors, and co-workers to worship with us!

Preschool Summer Wednesday Nights
By: Joyce Alexander

Preschool MinistryWednesday Nights This Summer are from 6-7:15 pm.
Activities for 3 years old-completed Kindergarten:
June 1: Super Structures Night
June 8: No activities
June 15: Olympic Games
June 22: Little Artists
June 29: Friends from Fiction
Childcare available for babies through 2 year olds.

Children's Ministry Discovery Island Summer Camp
By: Joyce Alexander

Children’s MinistryDiscovery Island Summer Camp
July 18-20 for kids who have completed 3-5th grades; Cost: $140; Location: Elberta, AL (near Gulf Shores).
When you think of the words “discovery” and “island” what does it make you think of? Maps, a treasure hunt, sand, beach, discovering a treasure on an island. It’s all that and more. Each day at this cool three day summer camp will be packed with Bible Studies, Club, water sports, swimming, ropes courses, and so much more. Chaperones are needed however available spots are limited. Call the Children’s Ministry office to volunteer. Ric Callahan will be our Camp Pastor. Ric is the Children and Families Pastor at Westwood Baptist in Alabaster, AL.
Parents' Meeting: Sunday, June 26 in the GForce Room immediately following Worship Service. Packing list, dress code, rules, etc. will be discussed at this meeting.

Community Ministry Camp CalvaryUntitled Article...
By: Greg Pendergrass

Community MinistryCamp Calvary
Come sail with us on a week-long pirate adventure. There will be music, skits, games, treasure hunts, crafts, cooking, mission projects, Bible study and more. The dates are June 13-17 (for 7 and 8 year olds), June 20-24 (for 9 and 10 year olds) and June 27-July 1 (for 11 and 12 year olds). Camp times are 8:00 am-12:00 noon. Cost is $45 per child and space is limited to 60 children in each camp. Sign up NOW in the Recreation Outreach Center.

Senior Adults June News
By: Patty Farrington

Senior Adult VBS: May 30-June 3 at 9:00 am in the Fellowship Center. Enjoy Bible study, missions, and food!
Dinner at McLin’s in Daleville: Thursday, July 14. We will leave church at 4:00 pm. Call Emily to sign up.
Mid Week Worship Service: Wednesday, July 20 at 10:30 am in the Sanctuary.
Fox Theatre in Atlanta: Saturday, March 4, 2017. We have to secure seating early. Call Patty for details.

Staff on Call Schedule-June
By: Amanda Trammell

Staff On Call Schedule
June 4-5
Saturday-Woody Farrington
334-618-5846
Sunday-Patty Farrington,
334-618-5845
June 11-12
Saturday-Charles Uptain,
334-797-7191
Sunday-Charles Uptain,
334-797-7191
June 18-19
Saturday-Joyce Alexander,
334-798-4791
Sunday- Steve Chambers,
772-215-3606
June 25-26
Saturday-Dan Tankersley,
334-655-8765
Sunday- Jeremy Allen,
334-648-6695

Calvary Extends Our Deepest Sympathy to...
By: Amanda Trammell

Frank Culbreth – death of brother
Susan Griffin Powell – death of mother
The family of Jennie Register
The family of Al Searcy
Sam Tarwater – death of father