Guatemala Mission Trip
By: Charles Uptain

Guatemala Mission TripMarch 3 - March 9Team Size: 10 PeopleCalvary is going on Mission to Guatemala. Our next trip to work with our missionaries, the Brady's and the Lamberth's, is on the calendar. We have a very busy trip planned to help two local pastors as they seek to make disciples in their neighborhood. We will be doing construction, teaching about discipleship, working with community men, and encouraging a partnering church in Guatemala City. We need men and women for this trip.
If you are interested in being a part of this trip, please contact Charles Uptain ASAP. Space is limited and the registration deadline is fast approaching.
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For the Record for January 2017
By: Amanda Trammell


For the Record
For January 2017
Average Attendance:
8:00 Worship 261
10:30 Worship 473
Life Groups 529
Mission Churches 143
Nursing Homes 72
Outreach Bible Study 16
Total Giving:
General Fund $157,440.74
Given Y-T-D $157,440.74
Y-T-D Required $201,000.00
Lottie Moon Christmas Offering:
Given Y-T-D $135,025.48
Calvary’s Goal $125,000.00

Sermon Schedule
By: Amanda Trammell


Sermon Schedule
Wednesday, February 1
6:00 pm
Led by Paul Thompson
Fellowship Center
Sunday, February 5
8:00 & 10:30 am
Message by Paul Thompson
Sanctuary
Wednesday, February 8
6:00 pm
Led by Paul Thompson
Fellowship Center
Sunday, February 12
8:00 & 10:30 am
Message by Paul Thompson
Sanctuary
Wednesday, February 15
Led by Paul Thompson
Fellowship Center
Sunday, February 19
8:00 & 10:30 am
Message by Paul Thompson
Sanctuary
Wednesday, February 22
6:00 pm
Led by Dan Tankersley
Fellowship Center
Sunday, February 26
8:00 & 10:30 am
Message by Paul Thompson
Sanctuary

From Our Senior Pastor
By: Paul Thompson


This month we dive into the Gospel deeps of Scripture as we begin a nearly year-long study of Paul’s Epistle to the Romans. Through a series of Sunday messages, life group discussions, personal study, and scripture memorization, we will endeavor together to honor God by knowing and doing His Word. Romans contains the most thorough treatment of the work of Christ in all of Scripture. As such, it is essential reading and study for every Christian. But it is not easy or simple. We will be challenged to think deeply, study diligently, pray earnestly, and act obediently.
Of Romans, Martin Luther said:
I labored and diligently and anxiously as to how to understand Paul’s word [in Romans 1:17], where he says that the righteousness of God is revealed in the gospel. I sought long and knocked anxiously for the expression “the righteousness of God” blocked the way, because I took it to mean that righteousness whereby God is righteous and deals righteously in punishing the unrighteous. My situation was that, although an impeccable monk, I stood before God as a sinner troubled in conscience, and I had no confidence that my merit would assuage him. Therefore, I did not love a righteous and angry God, but rather hated and murmured against him. Yet I clung to the dear Paul and had a great yearning to know what he meant.
…Then I grasped that the righteousness of God is that righteousness by which through grace and sheer mercy God justifies us by faith. Thereupon I felt myself to be reborn and to have gone through open doors into paradise…
When I saw the difference, that law is one thing and gospel another, I broke through. And as I had formerly hated the expression “the righteousness of God”, I now began to regard it as my dearest and most comforting word. So that this expression of Paul’s became to me in very truth a gate of paradise.
…If you have a true faith that Christ is your Saviour, then at once you have a gracious God for faith leads you I and opens up God’s heart and will that you should see pure grace and overflowing love. This it is to behold God in faith that you should look upon his fatherly friendly heart, in which there is no anger nor ungraciousness. He who sees God as angry does not see him rightly but only looks upon a curtain, as if a dark cloud had been drawn across his face.
As we study this grand epistle together, may we too grasp the righteousness of God that justifies sinners! May we too dive into the great and precious treasures found in this book. And as we do, may God encourage our hearts, build our faith, strengthen our resolve, and empower our mission. May we say, as the Apostle Paul did:
16 I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. 17 For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, “The righteous shall live by faith.”
- Romans 1:16-17 (ESV)
May God be glorified as we study His Word and do it!
- Pastor Paul

Calvary Kids February News
By: Zach Daniels


ChildrenKids' Ministry
Dear Calvary, this past month alone we had 4 kids who made the decision to follow Christ and make that faith known public by way of baptism! What a blessing, and what amazing fruit we are seeing! As we go into this Spring followed by Summer, would you pray and consider being a part of this ministry? If you’re interested, give us a call and let’s get the conversation started. For more info, contact Zach through email, Zach@CalvaryDothan.com
this is leftthis is rightDear Calvary, this past month alone we had 4 kids who made the decision to follow Christ and make that faith known public by way of baptism! What a blessing, and what amazing fruit we are seeing! As we go into this Spring followed by Summer, would you pray and consider being a part of this ministry? If you’re interested, give us a call and let’s get the conversation started. For more info, contact Zach through email, Zach@CalvaryDothan.com

Student Ministry-Disciple Now
By: Jeremy Allen


Student Ministry
Disciple Now: Students grades 6-12 don’t forget to register for Disciple Now. Register by placing $80 and a completed medical release form in a student event envelope. Envelopes can be turned in to the mailbox outside of the student room or in the church office. The deadline to sign up for this event is February 5th.

Community Ministry February News
By: Greg Pendergrass


Community Ministry
Sunday, February 12 we will highlight Community Ministry during the worship services. At that service, you will have the chance to sign up for an area of ministry you may be interested in volunteering for. Here is a list of the areas you can serve: Alabama Baptist Children’s Home, Wiregrass Hope Group, Gentiva Hospice, Mission Dothan, Harbor Church, Girard Middle School, Samaritan Clinic, The Ark, and Laurel Oaks.

Senior Adult February News
By: Patty Farrington


Senior Adult News
Mid Week Service: Wednesday, February 15, 10:30 AM in the Sanctuary. We will have a Valentine Luncheon to follow in the Fellowship Center.
Hello Dolly: Chipola College in Marianna on Thursday, February 23. Cost is $10 per ticket. Departure time to be announced. Call Emily to sign up.

Spotlight On Our Staff- Zach Daniels, Director of Children
By: Amanda Trammell


Zach Daniels, Director of Children
Hey Calvary family, I’m Zach. At 20 years old God gave me the desire for pastoral ministry. Since then, I’m now 23, God has placed me in children’s ministry and what a blessing it has been. As followers of Jesus, we are all called to move people to higher ground and to help those people become life-long disciples and I by grace and mercy get to do that with children. I’m a husband to Hannah and we are expecting our first baby girl named Lucy Claire this May. Thank you for adopting us into your family this past year. I’m so looking forward to spending a wonderful year with this church family.
Your friend in Christ,
Zach Daniels

February Staff on Call
By: Amanda Trammell


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

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

Calvary Extends Our Deepest Sympathy...
Becky Copeland- Death of Sister

Calvary Welcomes to Our Family...
By: Amanda Trammell


Calvary Welcomes to Our Family...

By Baptism
Hadley Worrell
By Letter
Anna England
Craig Gray
Sally Gray
Tate O’Connor
Sam Ward
Sarah Ward
Colby Willoughby
Kelly Willoughby
By Statement
Kris Blanchard
Kimberly Childree
Angela Schlotthauer
Mark Schlotthauer
Jeff Spears
Staci Spears
Brittany Tarwater