My Mission Field 2018
By: Amanda Trammell


Happy New Year from all of us at Calvary!
We are excited about all that God has in store this year
including our focus point for 2018:
My Mission Field
Join with us as we discover the mission field God
has placed each one of us in as we strive to be
Everyday Missionaries Who Make Disciples.

For the Record: December 2017
By: Amanda Trammell


For the Record
For December, 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:
Given Y-T-D $2,456,945.74
Y-T-D Required $2,613,000.00
Lottie Moon $98,631.00

January Sermon Schedule
By: Amanda Trammell


Sermon Schedule
Wednesday, January 3
6:00 pm Fellowship Center
Led by Paul Thompson
Sunday, January 7
8:00 am & 10:30 am
Message by Paul Thompson
Wednesday, January 10
6:00 pm Fellowship Center
Led by Paul Thompson
Sunday, January 14
8:00 am & 10:30 am
Message by Paul Thompson
Wednesday, January 17
6:00 pm Fellowship Center
Led by Paul Thompson
Sunday, January 21
8:00 am & 10:30 am
Message by Paul Thompson
Wednesday, January 24
6:00 pm Fellowship Center
Led by Paul Thompson
Sunday, January 28
8:00 am & 10:30 am
Message by Paul Thompson
Wednesday, January 31
6:00 pm Fellowship Center
Led by Paul Thompson

From Our Senior Pastor
By: Paul Thompson


Our church wide theme for 2018 is My Mission Field.
According to Pastor Tom Mercer, “God has given each of us, on average, anywhere from eight to fifteen people whom He has supernaturally and strategically placed in our relational worlds. The Greeks used one word to describe this personal world — oikos, or “extended household.” This is the world God wants to use each of us to change, our individual world!”
Imagine what would happen if we began to see that ‘relational world’ as a personal mission field and ourselves as ‘everyday missionaries’. These are the people we will pray for daily. We will intentionally invest ourselves in their lives. We will look for opportunities to serve them in love and share the eternal truth of the Gospel with them. And Lord willing, we will be instruments God uses to bring them to Himself.
Sound like a daunting challenge? Mark Twain somewhat famously said, “Anyone who has grabbed a bull by the tail knows five or six more things than someone who has not.”
Many of us may feel ill-equipped or under-prepared to be everyday missionaries. Perhaps it’s not the church culture we grew up with (“Come and see” philosophy prevailed, not “go and tell”). Perhaps we’ve never been technically “trained” to share the Gospel (We didn’t take FAITH or E.E.). Some folks are just naturally shy and introverted. Whatever the case may be of our experiences and whatever the cause may be of our hesitations, we will all find this to be true this year: Getting out there and doing mission accelerates our understanding of mission! So, we will offer practical training, challenge each other with biblical motivation, and prayerfully encourage and support one another this year to “grab the bull by the tail” as it were and just get out there and become everyday missionaries!
To get started, we will begin the year with a short series entitled, Joining Jesus: Life as an Everyday Missionary.
Greg Finke writes, “In a remarkably short amount of time, the U.S. has become one of the largest mission fields on the planet. The odds are very good that right now, wherever you live in the U.S., the people in your neighborhood and workplace are largely unconnected to a local congregation and may not be connected to Jesus at all. We are no longer a church who is servicing a community filled with a variety of Christians. We are now a church who finds itself needing to be on mission in a mission field.”
So, this year we pray and expect that God will continue to develop us as growing disciples and that He will increasingly deploy us as disciple-making everyday missionaries. Expect to be taught, challenged, and encouraged from the pulpit to view and live life this way. Expect to be prayed for, supported, and held accountable to this biblical norm as you gather in your Life Groups and meet for Life-on-Life discipleship. And expect God to honor both the message of the Gospel going out from us, but also the method of the spread of the Gospel we see in Scripture.
May God be glorified and lives forever changed this year! There’s never been a better time to be a disciple of Jesus!
With you for Him,
Pastor Paul

Joining Jesus
By: Amanda Trammell


Joining Jesus, New Sermon Series
Pastor Paul will begin a new sermon series, Joining Jesus: Life as an Everyday Missionary on Sunday, January 7. In the series we will discover what it means to live life as an everyday missionaries and become equipped to do so.

Concert of Prayer
By: Amanda Trammell


Concert of Prayer
Join us on Sunday evening, January 14th at 6:00 pm for a Concert of Prayer. We will gather in the Sanctuary for a time of worship through singing and supplication. We will pray for our families, our church, our community, and beyond.
“There is no power like that of prevailing prayer, of Abraham pleading for Sodom, Jacob wrestling in the stillness of the night, Moses standing in the breach, Hannah intoxicated with sorrow, David heartbroken with remorse and grief, Jesus in sweat of blood. Add to this list from the records of the church your personal observation and experience, and always there is the cost of passion unto blood. Such prayer prevails. It turns ordinary mortals into men of power. It brings power. It brings fire. It brings rain. It brings life. It brings God.”
– Samuel Chadwick

January Staff On Call Schedule
By: Amanda Trammell


Staff On Call Schedule
January 6-7
Saturday-Woody Farrington,
334-618-5846
Sunday-Patty Farrington,
334-618-5845
January 13-14
Saturday-Charles Uptain,
334-797-7191
Sunday-Charles Uptain,
334-797-7191
January 20-21
Saturday-Joyce Alexander,
334-798-4791
Sunday-Joyce Alexander,
334-798-4791
January 27-28
Saturday-Dan Tankersley,
334-655-8765
Sunday-Dan Tankersley,
334-655-8765

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


Calvary Extends Our Deepest Sympathy to...
The Family of Wayne Ford
The Family of Reagan Popplewell
Verlon Whitehead- Death of Son
Billy Thornton- Death of Father
Allison Suddarth- Death of Mother