A Night of Worship and Praise
By: Caren Coleson

A Night of Worship and Praise
Worship with us Sunday, November 12, at 6:00 pm in the Sanctuary as we enjoy A Night of Worship and Praise centered around thankfulness. We will also be sharing the Lord’s Supper together.

Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Drive
By: Amanda Trammell

Operation Christmas Child Prayer Dedication Service | Sunday, November 12 |During 10:30 Worship
Calvary has pre-printed shoeboxes available in the Children's Building, Preschool Building, and Office.
Operation Christmas Child is a project of Samaritan’s Purse, an international relief organization. Our mission is to provide local partners around the world with shoeboxes filled with small toys, hygiene items, and school supplies as a means of reaching out to children in their own communities with the Good News of Jesus Christ. We ship these simple gifts outside the United States to children affected by war, poverty, natural disaster, famine, and disease; and to children living on Native American reservations in the U.S. Find out more information athttps://www.samaritanspurse.org/what-we-do/operation-christmas-child/.

For the Record
By: Caren Coleson

For the Record
For October, 2017
Average Attendance:
8:00 Worship - 272
10:30 Worship - 319
Life Groups - 548
Mission Church - 144
Nursing Homes - 83
Outreach Bible Study - 19
Total Giving:
General Fund - $43,399.00
Given Y-T-D - $2,067,752.11
Y-T-D Required - $2,211,000.00

November Sermon Schedule
By: Caren Coleson

Sermon Schedule
Wednesday, November 1
6:00 pm Fellowship Center
The Return of Christ
Led by Paul Thompson
Sunday, November 5
8:00 am & 10:30 am
The Kind of Christian My Country Needs
Message by Paul Thompson
Wednesday, November 8
6:00 pm Fellowship Center
The Millenium
Led by Paul Thompson
Sunday, November 12
8:00 am & 10:30 am
The Cynical Lost Son
Message by Paul Thompson
6:00 pm
The Kind of Christian My Neighbor Needs
Message by Paul Thompson
Wednesday, November 15
6:00 pm Fellowship Center
Final Judgment and Eternal Punishment
Led by Paul Thompson
Sunday, November 19
8:00 am & 10:30 am
How to Disagree
Message by Paul Thompson
Wednesday, November 22
No Midweek Activities
Sunday, November 26
8:00 am & 10:30 am
The Guiding Moral Question
Message by Paul Thompson
Wednesday, November 29
6:00 pm Fellowship Center
The New Heavens and the New Earth
Led by Paul Thompson

From Our Discipleship Pastor
By: Dan Tankersley

Greetings Calvary Family,
On October 31st, 2017 we celebrated the 500 year anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. This should be a reminder to us that God, because humans are prone to error, is working through His Word and His Spirit to re-form His church NOW, as He was 500 years ago. It seems the current reformation of the church involves an awakening to rediscover our purpose. Jesus, the Head of the church, states this purpose in Matthew 28:18-20:
All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, bap-tizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.
The purpose of the church is to make disciples who make disciples. I believe our return to biblical disciple making has enacted the reformation of the 21st century. I’m thankful to be part of a church that is engaged in and experiencing this reformation. As long as we are engaged in the Great Commission, we have the promise of Jesus’ presence and power!
As we progress in our disciple making journey together, let’s remember Jesus’ words in John 15:8: “By this my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit and so prove to be my disciples.” Jesus is saying here that mature things multiply. A mature plant bears fruit. A mature animal produces offspring. A mature disciple produces other disciples. God has called each of us to multiply our lives. As you continue in your life-on-life relationships, I encourage you to think about and pray about how God can use you in this multiplication process.
Consider this: What would the current state of the church be if Jesus’ original disciples had ignored the Great Commission and the command to multiply? Would there even be a church? Where will the church be in the future if we ignore this command?
Discipleship is not ultimately about you and how you are doing. Discipleship is ultimately about loving God, which manifests in loving others. So, let’s make it a discipline to move from “How am I doing” to “How am I doing loving those God has put around me?” This shift in thinking, by God’s grace, will lead to multiplication. Reorienting our lives to loving, knowing, and serving others is both the heart of true discipleship, and the endpoint of discipleship. (Bill Hull)
We must not forget Jesus’ words in Matthew 9:37: “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few, therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.” Mature disciples are deployed into the harvest field. They intentionally and purposefully seek out those who are far from God with the hope of restoring them.
Regarding disciple making, “the journey is the destination.” Press on. Be patient. Pray to the God of the harvest. Trust Him with the results.
“We are a family of everyday missionaries who make disciples.”
To God be the Glory,
Dan Tankersley

Elder Training
By: Caren Coleson

Elder Training - November 27
For men interested in Elder training, the first training session will be held on Monday, November 27, at 5:30 pm in room 101 in the Office Building.

DivorceCare: Surviving the Holidays
By: Caren Coleson

Divorce Care: Surviving the Holidays is a free two-hour event where you can learn practical, effective strategies to help you make it through the holidays if you have faced a divorce or separation. The seminar is Sunday, November 19 in Room 209 in the Office Building from 2:00-4:00 pm. At Surviving the Holidays, you’ll receive a Holiday Survival Guide that includes practical strategies, encouraging words, helpful exercises, Q/As, and more to help you construct a healthy approach to the days ahead. This holiday season can be a wonderful time of personal growth and peace as you learn to discover joy amidst the heartache.

Instructional Basketball Camp
By: Greg Pendergrass

Reminder to sign up for the upcoming camp...
We are excited to offer an instructional camp where participants will be taught basketball fundamentals, on-court skills and teamwork principles. Also, there will be a time of study and devotion to learn more about the love and grace of Jesus Christ.
Participants : Girls/Boys ages 7-11 (age as of October 1st, 2017)
When : November 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th ; December 4th, 11th and 18th
Time : 6.00PM - 7.30PM
Cost : $30.00
Registration forms located at the Recreation Outreach Center
Please review the following link for more details :
Instructional Basketball Camp

Breakfast in Bethlehem
By: Joyce Alexander

Breakfast in Bethlehem: This is a Christmas celebration for children 3-years-old (by 9/1/17) through Kindergarten (Children must be accompanied by an adult) and occurs on December 2 from 9:30 am to 11:30 am in the Children’s Building. Breakfast, Crafts, Drama, Photo opportunity. Event is Free—Tickets are necessary. Contact church office at 792-5159 or pick up at the Preschool Desk. Childcare available by reservation for children 2-years-old and younger, call 792-5159. Please bring canned food for donations for the CBA Ministry Center.

Parent-Child Dedication
By: Joyce Alexander

Parent Child Dedication: Parent Child Dedication is Sunday, December 3 during the 10:30 am worship service. If you would like to sign up, please call Joyce at 792-5159 or email her at joyce@calvarydothan.com. The deadline to turn pictures in to the office is Wednesday, November 15.

Fall Family Fun Night
By: Zach Daniels

Fall Family Fun Night
Date: November 3 | Time: 6-9 pm | Cost: $2 per person
Families of 1st-5th grade boys and girls are invited to Fall Family Fun Night hosted by the Carroll family. Join us for this social event where there will be hayrides, smores, a bonfire, and a BBQ dinner! Families must RSVP for this event. To sign up, please email Brooke Stickles at Brooke@CalvaryDothan.com or call 334.792.5159.

Serve With Us
By: Zach Daniels

Serve with Us: Kids can be disciples too, they just happen to be small. These kids need leaders who are passionate about God, the Gospel, and the Great Commission. They need these leaders so that they can be just as passionate. Do you want to step in and be one of those leaders? You’re invited to join the Calvary Kids team in order to make disciples among our 1st-5th grade boys and girls. Contact Brooke Stickles at 792-5159 and let’s get the conversation started!

Spark! Theme Nights!
By: Zach Daniels

SPARK! Theme Nights!
November 1 - Sports Team Night! - Wear your favorite sports team attire. Bring a friend also!
November 22 - No Activities - Happy Thanksgiving!
November 29 - Hat and Silly Socks Night - Wear your favorite hat and silly socks. Bring a friend also!

War Games
By: Charles Uptain

Date: November 17-18 | 6th-12th Grade Students | Location: Calvary | Cost: $25 per student ($20 if you sign up before November 8th)
War Games is coming soon! Sign up by filling out an envelope outside the student room or at the church office. Please call Nathan or Brooke in the office for more details or any questions: 334.792.5159

Lunches for Fair Ground Workers
By: Patty Farrington

Lunches for Fair Ground Workers: Join us Thursday, November 2, at 8:30 am as we head to the Columbia Baptist Association office to pack and deliver lunches to the National Peanut Festival fairgrounds for carnival workers. We will have opportunities to minister and share the Love of Christ with the workers.

Midweek Service
By: Patty Farrington

Mid Week Service is Wednesday, November 15, at 10:30 am in the Sanctuary. We are honoring all veterans at this service. We would be honored to have your friends, neighbors, or family members attend this service with you. Lunch to follow.

Holiday Heritage Festival
By: Patty Farrington

Holiday Heritage Festival: We will leave the church at 8:30 am on Friday, November 17, for the Holiday Heritage Festival at the Baptist College of Florida in Graceville. We will have lunch at Circle Grill. Call Emily in the church office to sign up.

SEACT Dinner Play
By: Patty Farrington

SEACT Dinner Play: The SEACT Play “A Christmas Story” is Thursday, December 7 at the Cultural Arts Center. We will leave the church at 5:00 pm. Cost is $40 per person. Call Emily in the church office to sign up.

Staff on Call Schedule
By: Caren Coleson

Staff On Call Schedule
November 4-5
Saturday-Woody Farrington, 334-618-5846
Sunday-Patty Farrington, 334-618-5845
November 11-12
Saturday-Charles Uptain, 334-797-7191
Sunday-Charles Uptain, 334-797-7191
November 18-19
Saturday-Joyce Alexander, 334-798-4791
Sunday-Joyce Alexander, 334-798-4791
November 24-25
Saturday-Dan Tankersley, 334-655-8765
Sunday-Dan Tankersley, 334-655-8765

Calvary Extends Our Deepest Sympathy To...
By: Caren Coleson

Calvary Extends Our deepest sympathy to...
Mary Green - death of son
Stan Jones - death of mother
Becky Kite - death of father
Mary Ethel Rabon - death of granddaughter
The family of Peggy Smith

The Calvary Family Welcomes...
By: Caren Coleson

Calvary Welcomes to Our Family...
The Dorsey Family
By Letter: Matthew, Alyssa, Silas, Micah, Anna and Leah Dorsey