Calvary at the Park
By: Greg Pendergrass

Calvary At The Park
Join us Sunday, August 13 for an afternoon at Solomon Park. There will be bounce houses for the kids and food for everyone. Fun starts at 5:00 pm. Please park at Calvary and walk to Solomon Park or ride the church bus.

Return To Regular Sunday Schedule and Promotion Sunday
By: Amanda Trammell

Return to Regular Sunday Schedule and Promotion Sunday
We will return to our regular Sunday schedule on Sunday, August 6. There will be an 8:00 am worship service in the Sanctuary, 9:15 am Life Groups, and a 10:30 worship service in the Fellowship Center. Also, August 6 marks our promotion Sunday. Preschoolers through High Schoolers will promote up to their next grade class on this Sunday.

For the Record for July 2017
By: Amanda Trammell

For the Record
For July 2017
Average Attendance:
10:00 Worship 531
Life Groups 478
Mission Churches 122
Nursing Homes 80
Outreach Bible Study 10
Total Giving:
General Fund $175,349.36
Given Y-T-D $1,303,881.10
Y-T-D Required $1,507,500.00

August Sermon Schedule
By: Amanda Trammell

Sermon Schedule
Wednesday, August 2
6:00 pm Fellowship Center
Led by Dan Tankersley
Sunday, August 6
8:00 am Sanctuary &
10:30 am Fellowship Center
God’s Sovereignty In Salvation
Message by Paul Thompson
Wednesday, August 9
6:00 pm Fellowship Center
Doctrine Matters
Led by Paul Thompson
Sunday, August 13
8:00 am Sanctuary &
10:30 am Fellowship Center
Man’s Responsibility
In Salvation Pt 1
Message by Paul Thompson
Wednesday, August 16
6:00 pm Fellowship Center
Doctrine Matters
Led by Paul Thompson
Sunday, August 20
8:00 am Sanctuary &
10:30 am Fellowship Center
Man’s Responsibility
In Salvation Pt 2
Message by Paul Thompson
Wednesday, August 23
6:00 pm Fellowship Center
Doctrine Matters
Led by Paul Thompson
Sunday, August 27
8:00 am Sanctuary &
10:30 am Fellowship Center
Not Rejected
Message by Paul Thompson
Wednesday, August 30
6:00 pm Fellowship Center
Doctrine Matters
Led by Paul Thompson

From Our Senior Pastor
By: Paul Thompson

This season in Calvary’s life brings with it a wave of change: My longtime good friend and partner in ministry – Steve Chambers – is obediently responding to God’s call and is embracing by faith all the changes (known and unknown) that new call entails. Steve, Toni, and the family’s obedience to plant a church in NYC is a lesson and a challenge to us all: Will you go where God leads? Do what God says? Change jobs, homes, cities, etc. if God wants you to?
I hope we all recognize what a gift to our church Steve’s ministry has been. Both in his public leadership and in his personal friendships, Steve has been a blessing to many and will be sorely missed. Please commit to praying for the Chambers’ and also consider how you might partner with them by giving and going. Their last official Sunday with us will August 20th. You’ll have an opportunity to express your appreciation to them during Calvary at the Park on Sunday, August 13 from 5-7 pm at Solomon Park. And though Steve will no longer serve on our staff here, he will still be part of our team as we expand God’s work through us all the way to NYC.
Of course Steve’s transition brings change to our church family here as we seek God’s choice for our new Worship Pastor. As the search process intensifies, please pray that we will be sensitive to God’s leadership and that we will choose wisely. I hope you will pray regularly and fervently for this man that God has chosen and for the people charged with recognizing that choice. And, I hope you will also pray that God prepares us to support and encourage this man by how we welcome him, follow his leadership, and how we embrace him and his family as our family.
And finally, August brings with it a change back to our former 2-venue worship format. Beginning on Sunday, August 6, we will return to two services: 8 AM in the Sanctuary and 10:30 AM in the Fellowship Center. On campus Life Groups will return to 9:15 AM. Parents, please also note that Calvary Kids worship and Preschool Clubhouse will take place at 10:30 AM (following Life Group hour). We believe this change will help us be more inviting to newcomers and guests and give us the best opportunity to reach as many as possible with the Gospel. Please choose a worship service to attend that you will …
Worship enthusiastically and joyfully in, and
Regularly invite others to attend with you.
If you’ll do those two things, we will see healthy growth in our worship services.
I love you and am honored and grateful to be your pastor!
- Pastor Paul

Midweek@Calvary Kick Off
By: Amanda Trammell

Midweek@Calvary Fall Kick Off
Wednesday, August 9 marks the start of the Fall Midweek schedule. All ages groups will return to regular activities on Calvary’s campus. Midweek meal will resume at 5:30. Adult Bible study will begin the second half of Doctrine Matters at 6:00 pm in the Fellowship Center. Also at 6:00 pm Preschool will resume First Look in the Preschool Building, Children will move up to their next grade in small groups in the Children’s Building, and Students will be playing Knockerball in the field next to the parking lot across from the Student Building. English as a Second Language will begin at 6:00 pm in room GR001 under the Sanctuary.

Missions Opportunities
By: Charles Uptain

Missions Opportunities
Guatemala - October 25 - 30 We will send a group of 10 missionaries to Guatemala to work alongside our “sent” missionaries, the Bradys and the Lamberths. Pastor Charles Uptain is leading this team. The team’s work will focus on helping our two Guatemalan pastors continue to impact their community. Please pray for this trip. If you are interested in being a part of this trip, contact Charles Uptain.
Argentina - October 25-31 We will continue the partnership with Jesus es Vida Church in Icho Cruz, Argentina. Stacey Harrison is the leader of this team of six. If you are interested in going on this trip, call the church office for information.

Community Ministry-Volunteer for Girard FCA
By: Greg Pendergrass

Community Ministry
Fellowship of Christian Athletes at Girard Middle School: We are looking for people interested in serving as small group Bible study leaders, guest speaker and devotion leader at the FCA at Girard Middle School. This is a once a month commitment. If you are interested, contact Greg in the Recreation Outreach Center at 334-836-2949 or

Preschool Ministry August News
By: Joyce Alexander

Preschool Ministry
August 3rd Splash Pad fun has been cancelled. The Splash pad at Ft. Rucker is down for maintenance. Instead, meet Mrs. Joyce at the Taylor Splash Pad on Wednesday, August 2nd at 10 a.m. Children must be 3 and older per the park rules. IN THE EVENT OF THREATENING WEATHER, THE SPLASH PAD WILL BE CLOSED.

Calvary Kids August News
By: Zach Daniels

Kids Ministry
G-Force Kid’s Worship returns August 6 during the 10:30 Worship Service!
SPARK! Wednesday Nights: There’s a new name for Wednesday night kid activities this school year..... SPARK! Join us for the opening night on August 9! Our kids will move up to their next grade and meet their new small group teachers. Join us at 6 pm at the Children’s Building.
First Grade Bible Presentation: We will present Bibles to upcoming First Graders on Sunday, August 27. Parents of rising First Graders, please join us for a brief meeting following services on August 13.

Student Ministry August News
By: Jeremy Allen

Student Ministry
Back to School Bash: Join us on August 9 at 6:00 pm for an extremely fun night of games using Knockerballs in the field next to the parking lot across from the Student Building! This will be our first Wednesday night to launch this fall. You do not want to miss this! Invite someone to come with you!

Senior Adult August News
By: Patty Farrington

Senior Adult News
OASIS (XYZ name change) Senior Adult Ministry Luncheon: OASIS, which stands for Older Adults Still In Service, will be August 31 in the Fellowship Center from 10:30-1:00. This luncheon is sponsored by Columbia Baptist Association. Guest musician is Frank Jones and guest speaker is Sid Nichols. Cost $7.00. Please sign up with Emily in church office.

August Staff On Call Schedule
By: Amanda Trammell

Staff On Call Schedule
August 5-6
Saturday-Woody Farrington
Sunday-Patty Farrington,
August 12-13
Saturday-Charles Uptain,
Sunday-Charles Uptain,
August 19-20
Saturday-Joyce Alexander,
Sunday- Steve Chambers,
August 26-27
Saturday-Dan Tankersley,
Sunday- Jeremy Allen,

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

Calvary Welcomes to Our Family...
Ella Donop- By Baptism
Jasmine McCray- By Baptism
Ashton Payne- By Baptism
Jordan Wewers- By Baptism
Devon Wewers- By Baptism