Calvary Connections




During the Lenten Season, Calvary will host a series of Lenten Luncheon Services in our Fellowship Hall.  Food will be served beginning at 11:45am and the program will begin at 12:20.  Each service will focus on the one of the Seven Last Words of Christ. 
 
Featured Speaker - March 5
Rev. Richard Gaines
Consolidated Baptist
The Caring Word
(John 19:19-27)


Pastor's Paragraph

As many of you know, Rev. W.K. Simmons has announced his retirement from our church staff as our Ministry Associate. In this position through which Bill has served for the past 20 years, Bill has faithfully ministered to our congregation’s homebound and shut-in members. Bill has made innumerable hospital visits, written countless notes and cards, gone on countless occasions to nursing homes, and conversed with hundreds of folks via telephone and face-to-face conversations. In so many ways, Bill has “stayed in touch” with those members of our church family whose health prevents them from being physically present for church services and activities. Bill has been a channel of blessing and grace to so many people both within and beyond our Calvary church family.
 
This is Bill’s “second retirement.” From September 1, 1965 to April 1, 1993, Bill served Calvary as our Minister of Education and Administration. Bill retired from this full-time ministry position in April of 1993 – a retirement which we recognized with a “Bill Simmons Day” in April of that year. Since this “first retirement,” Bill has faithfully ministered to Calvary’s homebound members (and many others as well) through his service as our Ministry Associate.
 
As Bill retires from this Ministry Associate position, I want to express my personal thanks to him for his friendship, prayers, and support. Bill and I have ministered together on many occasions throughout the years. We have provided ministerial leadership together at a number of funerals. Bill’s ministry has been a tremendous help to my ministry; Bill’s friendship has been (and is) one of God’s good gifts to me.
 
We will recognize Bill and his ministry during the 11:00 am service this coming Sunday. Thanks, Bill, for your ministry. You have been a good and faithful servant of God. You have been a blessing to Calvary. Well done!
 
Gratefully,
 
Bob


The Church Nominating Committee has begun meeting on Sundays.  This committee will bring  a recommendation of nominees for elected church leadership positions to the church business meeting in May.  These positions include: Deacon, Finance Committee, Personnel Committee, Trustee, By-Laws Committee, Treasurer, Church Clerk and Asst. Church Clerk.  If you would like to recommend a church member for one of these positions, please use the form in the bulletin  and put it in the offering plate or drop it by the church office, or give it to members of the Nominating Committee (Judy Adams, Ben Carr, Julie Dill, Janice Hightower, Greg Mitchell, Ben Osborne, Stephen Palumbo, Mitchell Thompson, Curtis Warf). You can also email your nominations to hank@calvarybaptistchurch.com.

Upcoming Events


The Directors of the Board request the pleasure of your company at the official opening and dedication of the free
Medical and Dental Clinic facilities of Mission Lexington 
Sunday, the third of March,
two thousand thirteen at
two o’clock in the afternoon
230 South Martin Luther King Blvd. with an open house from
one to three o’clock.



Songs for the Journey
Sunday, March 10
6:00PM

Please join us as we gather in our Sanctuary for a special time of worship with our Calvary family. The service will be lead by our Sanctuary Choir, Children’s Choirs, Handbells, instrumentalist and others. We hope that you will come and participate.in song as well.



Global Missions Emphasis
Sunday, March 10

This will be a special day when we will pray for and collect an offering that will help  Cooperative Baptist Fellowship missionaries share God’s saving love with people around the world. 
 
Mission/Ministry Fair
9:30-9:50am, Noon-12:15pm,
5:30-6:00pm, 7:00-7:30pm
 
Come and check out what is happening at Calvary. See how you can be involved in God’s mission through Calvary Baptist Church.


Metro Columbus
Church-wide
Mission Trip

Calvary will be traveling to Columbus, OH July 7-July 12 to work with Metro Columbus Missions.  There will be multiple opportunities for all age levels. The cost of the trip is $500.  If you are interested in being a part of this church-wide mission trip, please contact Brian Varble for more information.
 
There will be an mission trip interest meeting on March 17th meeting @ 9:30am in the Gym.

Newsworthy

Men’s
Softball Team
Sign-up

 
Softball season is around the corner.  We will begin the process of developing Calvary teams very soon.  The games will be Thursday nights and the cost is $35 per person.  It is worth the price - just ask Seth Hix.  Please contact
John Robert at 232-8955 to sign up.



 Youth Choir  Session III Continues
Sunday, March 3
5:00pm in the Choir Rm

 (Grades 6-12)
Don't miss this practice for the upcoming "Songs for the Journey" fellowship on March 10.

Dinner/Discipleship Resumes!
Sunday, March 3
5:45-7:15pm

Come for a delicious dinner in the Youth Lounge and stay for our Middle School and High School discipleship groups.  See you there!

Renovations
Wednesday, March 3    6-7:15pm

Missions @ Mission Lexington
We will begin with Highs and Lows in the Youth Lounge and then help move medical equipment at Mission Lexington
 
UPCOMING EVENTS


30 Hour Famine Lock-in
(Grades 7-12)
March 22-23
Sign up by March 3


Spring Break Retreat
       March 31-April 5     
Cost:  $150
(Grades 7-12) 
Sign up by March 3

 
KBF Youth Mission Weekend in Georgetown
April 12-14   (Grades 7-12)
Cost: $75   
Sign up by March 13!

 

Passport Choices Camp in Wingate, NC
June 23-28    (Grades 7-12)
Cost:  $350  
Sign up by March 3!
 
Giving Totals
February 24, 2013

 
$23,227
Weekly Requirements
$44,449
 
Year to Date Totals

Receipts
$231,954
Budget Requirement
$301,448
 
Welcome New Members

A.J. Garrett


Our Calendar

Service Teams

Public Service 
Ann McKinley
Bruce Boggs
Nate Kennedy
Burr Lawson
 
Offertory Team
John King
Nate Kennedy
Tom Kelly
Tom Hopkins
Roy Holsclaw
Eddie Hightower
Karen Henderson
Amanda Hale
Janna Fults
Charlie Ellis
Julie Dill
Dick Cummings
Christian Sympathy To:

Friends & Family of Hilda Dalzell Bayhi
Wednesday Dinner
March 6


Roast Beef
Baked Potatoes
Peas/Carrots
 Salad
Dessert

 


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