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Church & ROC Weather Policies 2018/2019

Church Weather Policy:  Calvary activities will generally be cancelled when Fayette County Schools are closed due to bad weather. Please listen to local radio and TV channels to get the latest on church activities for Sundays and throughout the week.   Please check the church website for specific activities that may still take place (such as college events, Sanctuary Choir practice, etc. )
ROC Weather Policy:  When Fayette County Schools are closed, the ROC will open at 8:00 a.m.

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Sanctuary Poinsettia Orders Due 11/26/18

If you would like to place a white poinsettia in the Sanctuary during the Christmas season in honor of or in memory of someone, please fill out an envelope (found in the windows of the Sanctuary or at the welcome desks.) Orders can be placed in the offering plate or turned in to the church office. The cost for each poinsettia is $8.00.  The deadline to order is Monday, November 26th.

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Appalachia Christmas Box Collection 11/28/18

11/16/18 Update : RA’s and GA’s can begin purchasing and preparing their shoe boxes at home now in preparation for the Wednesday, November 28th collection night. Youth should collect supplies and will assemble boxes during youth Bible study time on November 28th. Below is a simplified list of items needed. Feel free to contact Carrie Beth Tonks or Justin Sizemore for information.

soap or body wash
shampoo/ conditioner
toothbrush, toothpaste
washcloth
pens, pencils and age appropriate school supplies
hat, gloves
jewelry
books
nail polish
books
card games
$5-10 gift cards from Walmart, Family Dollar, Dollar General


Olive Branch Ministries Christmas Boxes for Appalachia Program in collaboration with CBF Missionary, Scarlette Jasper, kicks off at Calvary on Wednesday, November 7th. Boxes are needed for teens and children. Feel free to contact Carrie Beth Tonks for information. Scarlette Jasper’s letter and contact information is below.

Letter from Scarlette Jasper – CBF Missionary, Southern Kentucky
(Click here for printable letter and list)
Olive Branch Ministries Christmas Boxes for Appalachia Program
*This Christmas box may be the only Christmas gift that many of these children receive.*

SUGGESTED ITEMS FOR EACH BOX:

ALL BOXES -small sizes are okay
Soap or body wash in a zip lock bag, shampoo, conditioner in a zip lock bag, toothbrush, toothpaste, brush/comb, washcloth,age appropriate school supplies (pens, pencils, etc.), hat, gloves

BOXES FOR MCCREARY COUNTY – ABOVE ITEMS PLUS:
High School (100+ boxes needed) : $10 gift card to Walmart, Family Dollar or Dollar General, deodorant, and other items you would like to include: perfume, Axe body spray, wallet, jewelry, nail polish, socks, etc.

Kindergarten – 6th Grade (1,000 boxes needed): $5 - $10 gift card to Walmart, Family Dollar or Dollar General, other items you would like to include: markers, age appropriate toys, nail polish, lip gloss, jewelry, hair bows, books, card games, Legos, etc.

BOXES FOR OTHER COUNTIES (500 boxes needed) – Above items plus gift cards, age appropriate toys or other items.  There are a variety of ages and genders in these counties that we minister to.  Please identify what age/gender that the box is for.  Specifics can be given if you would like to prepare boxes for these specific needs.

I request gift cards in place of a clothing item.  Our children vary in sizes and do not always wear the size that is the standard age size and this way they can get something that they can pick out for themselves.  Some have inquired about other gift cards. McCreary County has an Arby’s, McDonalds, Subway and KFC.  If you would prefer me to shop for you, please make contributions payable to: Olive Branch Ministries and denote Christmas Boxes in the memo line or online through CBF here.

  • Please no violent or war related items

  • If you would like to send candy, please do not put in the boxes.  Candy absorbs the soap taste and smell making it inedible.  Please send in a separate bag and I will make sure it gets distributed to the children.

Thank you and blessings!
Scarlette Jasper
(606) 305-3134 sjasper@cbf.net 
104 Oakdale Drive
Somerset, KY 42503

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Sunday at Calvary 11/18/18

It’s Commitment Day and Thanksgiving Sunday at 8:30 and 11:00 worship. (8:30 worship is in the Chapel this week.) Dr. Baker shares a message of thanksgiving in his sermon “The Thanksgiving Habit” from Psalm 92:1 and I Thessalonians 5:18. You can read more about Dr. Baker’s thoughts on gratitude to God and Commitment Day in the 11/15 Pastor’s Paragraph. The 11:00 worship bulletin can be found here. It’s not too late to join in a special Calvary tradition…The 27th Annual Family Thanksgiving Feast on Sunday evening at 6:00pm. Tickets will be available on Sunday morning. There are no youth activities scheduled for Sunday evening. Calvary’s Thanksgiving schedule for activities and closings through 11/25 is available here.

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Pastor's Paragraph 11/15/18

Pastor's Paragraph—November 15, 2018
This coming Sunday, November 18th, is Thanksgiving Sunday at Calvary. It is also Commitment Day, a day when we have the opportunity to demonstrate our gratitude to the Lord. Specifically, we are asking each member  of our Calvary family to demonstrate his/her gratitude to God in the following ways:

  1. By being present. Our presence at Bible study and worship is a tangible way of demonstrating that God is certainly worthy of our worship. So plan to be present (and invite a friend to come with you). Those members who cannot attend are encouraged to listen to our morning worship service as it is broadcast over the radio (WVLK/590) or to live stream our service by going to the church website.

  2. By making a confidential commitment to the 2019 church budget.  Commitment cards have been mailed to our church members. Commitment cards will also be available in the sanctuary as well as in the church office. There will be a designated time during the morning worship services this Sunday when the commitment cards will be received. If you cannot be present this Sunday, please mail or bring your commitment card to the church office.

  3. By giving a generous offering to support the Lord’s work through our church in 2018. We are currently behind in our budget giving. Giving to the church budget provides the financial resources which are needed for CBC to carry out our God-given mission. No one church member (or even several church members) can provide enough money in order for our 2018 budget of $2, 169,812 to be met. However, if every CBC member will practice good stewardship and “do his or her part” then more than enough financial resources for the work of our church will be given.

  4. By praying daily for our church during this period of transition and (after February 28th) during the upcoming interim period. Pray that all Calvary members will “step up” during this upcoming season of change so that even during the interim period (so that especially during the interim period) CBC will do her best in being the church that God will continue calling us to be.

I look forward to seeing you for Thanksgiving/Commitment Day worship this Sunday morning and at the Family Thanksgiving Feast this coming Sunday night!
 
 
Blessings,
Bob

 

Upcoming Events Through December 2018

Highlighted Dates Through December 2018
Refer to
Thanksgiving Schedule for more info or church calendar.

11/18 Commitment Sunday, Worship 8:30 (Chapel) & 11:00  Family Thanksgiving Feast

11/20 Sanctuary Choir Practice 6:30

11/21 No Wednesday Activities, Office & ROC close at 3:00

11/22 Thanksgiving Day

11/25 Bill Owen at 8:30 and 11:00 Worship

11/30  D-Now Weekend

12/2 First Sunday of Advent

12/9 Second Sunday of Advent, Combined Worship 11:00am, Sanctuary

12/15  Christmas Project

12/16  Third Sunday of Advent
Combined Worship 11:00am, Sanctuary
The Many Moods of Christmas, A Celebration for Choir & Orchestra
LOGOS Brunch 9:45am, Fellowship Hall

12/16  Service of Remembrance 6:00pm

12/19 No Wednesday Evening Activities, except Sanctuary Choir at 6:30pm

12/23 Fourth Sunday of Advent
Combined Worship 11:00am, Sanctuary, Bethlehem Morning at 9:45am

12/24  Christmas Eve Candlelight Communion Service 6:00pm, Sanctuary
Office Closes at Noon

12/25 Christmas Day, Office & ROC Closed

12/26 No Wednesday Activities, Office & ROC Closed

12/30 Combined Worship 11:00am, Sanctuary

12/31 New Year’s Eve, Office Closes at Noon

1/1 New Year’s Day, Office & ROC Closed

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Haiti Medical Mission Trip Photos 11/14/18

Calvary’s Medical Mission Team had the opportunity to serve in Haiti November 3 - 10, 2018. Thanks to Clarissa, Dan, Lannie, Kristy, Justin, Becky, JD, Christine, Mary, Kelly and Missions Minister, Brian Varble, the team was able to treat 450 patients in the Grand Goave area. Photos from Justin Johnson and Brian Varble can be found here.

Wednesday Evening 11/14/18

Join us Wednesday for Fellowship Dinner (Baked Scrod, Rice Pilaf, Mixed Vegetables, Soup & Salad Bar, Dessert and Kids Meal) and stay for the conclusion of the Bible Study “What Makes the Holidays Holy?” Don’t forget to pick up tickets for the Family Thanksgiving Feast on Wednesday evening. The Gym will close at 2:00pm for Thanksgiving set up. Thanksgiving schedule is here.

4:00pm--Youth Homework Huddle
5:00pm--Fellowship Dinner
5:45pm--Preschool/Children's Music
6:15pm—Bible Study “What Makes the Holidays Holy?”
6:15pm—College Bible Study
6:15pm—Youth Bible Study
6:30pm—Sanctuary Choir Practice
6:35pm—Preschool/Children’s Missions

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Thanksgiving Schedule Through 11/25/18

Highlighted Dates for Thanksgiving Holiday
Office, ROC & Gym Schedule Changes

(Refer to Complete Church Calendar for More Information)

Monday 11/19
Gym Re-Opens at Noon

Tuesday 11/20
Sanctuary Choir Practice at 6:30pm

Wednesday 11/21
Office & ROC Close at 3:00pm, No Wednesday Dinner/Activities

Thursday 11/22
Thanksgiving - Office & ROC Closed

Friday 11/23
Office & ROC Closed

Saturday 11/24
Office & ROC Closed

Sunday 11/25
Worship at 8:30 & 11:00—Bill Owen
Youth Choir at 5:00pm with Fellowship Event
HopeBells at 5:00pm, No PraiseRingers Practice
RITI at 6:00pm

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Wednesday Evening 11/7/18

Join us Wednesday for a new Bible Study “What Makes the Holidays Holy?” after Fellowship Dinner (Parmesan Chicken, Tortellini with Sauce, Broccoli, Soup & Salad Bar, Dessert and Kids Meal). We also have spots open if you’d like to participate in the Advent Wreath Workshop. Parking Reminder: UK/Good Samaritan PAC parking lot will be closed Wednesday and Sunday.

4:00pm--Youth Homework Huddle
5:00pm--Fellowship Dinner
5:00pm—Youth Open Gym
5:45pm—Advent Wreath Workshop
5:45pm--Preschool/Children's Music
6:15pm—Bible Study “What Makes the Holidays Holy?”
6:15pm—College Bible Study
6:15pm—Youth Bible Study
6:30pm—Sanctuary Choir Practice
6:35pm—Preschool/Children’s Missions
7:30pm—College Recess

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Appalachia Christmas Boxes 11/2/18

11/16/18 Update from Carrie Beth: RA’s and GA’s can begin purchasing and preparing their shoe boxes at home now in preparation for the Wednesday, November 28th collection night. Here is a simplified list of items needed:

soap or body wash
shampoo/ conditioner
toothbrush, toothpaste
washcloth
pens, pencils and age appropriate school supplies
hat, gloves
jewelry
books
nail polish
books
card games
$5-10 gift cards from Walmart, Family Dollar, Dollar General



Olive Branch Ministries Christmas Boxes for Appalachia Program in collaboration with CBF Missionary, Scarlette Jasper, kicks off at Calvary on Wednesday, November 7th. Boxes are needed for teens and children. Feel free to contact Carrie Beth Tonks for information. Scarlette Jasper’s letter and contact information is below.

Letter from Scarlette Jasper – CBF Missionary, Southern Kentucky
(Click here for printable letter and list)
Olive Branch Ministries Christmas Boxes for Appalachia Program
*This Christmas box may be the only Christmas gift that many of these children receive.*

SUGGESTED ITEMS FOR EACH BOX:

ALL BOXES -small sizes are okay
Soap or body wash in a zip lock bag, shampoo, conditioner in a zip lock bag, toothbrush, toothpaste, brush/comb, washcloth,age appropriate school supplies (pens, pencils, etc.), hat, gloves

BOXES FOR MCCREARY COUNTY – ABOVE ITEMS PLUS:
High School (100+ boxes needed) : $10 gift card to Walmart, Family Dollar or Dollar General, deodorant, and other items you would like to include: perfume, Axe body spray, wallet, jewelry, nail polish, socks, etc.

Kindergarten – 6th Grade (1,000 boxes needed): $5 - $10 gift card to Walmart, Family Dollar or Dollar General, other items you would like to include: markers, age appropriate toys, nail polish, lip gloss, jewelry, hair bows, books, card games, Legos, etc.

BOXES FOR OTHER COUNTIES (500 boxes needed) – Above items plus gift cards, age appropriate toys or other items.  There are a variety of ages and genders in these counties that we minister to.  Please identify what age/gender that the box is for.  Specifics can be given if you would like to prepare boxes for these specific needs.

I request gift cards in place of a clothing item.  Our children vary in sizes and do not always wear the size that is the standard age size and this way they can get something that they can pick out for themselves.  Some have inquired about other gift cards. McCreary County has an Arby’s, McDonalds, Subway and KFC.  If you would prefer me to shop for you, please make contributions payable to: Olive Branch Ministries and denote Christmas Boxes in the memo line or online through CBF here.

  • Please no violent or war related items

  • If you would like to send candy, please do not put in the boxes.  Candy absorbs the soap taste and smell making it inedible.  Please send in a separate bag and I will make sure it gets distributed to the children.

Thank you and blessings!
Scarlette Jasper
(606) 305-3134 sjasper@cbf.net 
104 Oakdale Drive
Somerset, KY 42503

Christmas Project 2018 Help Needed

Help is needed now for the Calvary Christmas Project on Saturday, December 15th. Visit our updated Christmas Project page. Dates, frequently asked questions, contact information and all you need to know about the 2018 Christmas Project.

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Hank & Carrie Beth Anniversaries 10/28/18

You’re invited!  Let's celebrate by remembering—and laughing—together at a reception honoring Rev. Hank Ellington and Rev. Carrie Beth Tonks for their 25 years of faithful service to Calvary Baptist Church. Join us for an evening reception on Sunday, October 28th from 5:00-7:00pm in Fellowship Hall. 

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Family Thanksgiving Feast 11/18/18

Our annual Family Thanksgiving Feast will be held on Sunday, November 18th in Fellowship Hall at 6:00pm.  Tickets will be sold starting Sunday, November 4th. Purchase tickets on Sunday mornings, Wednesday evenings, and in the church office Monday through Friday 8:30am-4:30pm.  The cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children, youth and students.

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Wednesday Evening 10/24/18

Join us Wednesday for the Pumpkin Patch after Fellowship Dinner (Braised Beef, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Dessert, Soup & Salad Bar and Kids Meal). No Bible study this week.

4:00pm--Youth Homework Huddle
5:00pm--Fellowship Dinner
5:45pm--Preschool/Children's Music
6:00pm--Pumpkin Patch Carnival
6:00pm—Christmas Project Meeting, Conference Room
6:30pm—Sanctuary Choir Practice

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Children's Pumpkin Patch 10/24/18

Calvary invites children (preschool through 5th grade) and their parents to join us for the Pumpkin Patch Carnival on Wednesday, October 24th from 6-7:30pm in the ROC Gym. (Preschool and Children’s choir begins at 5:45pm. They will join the Pumpkin Patch following choir. ) We'll have inflatables, candy, art, games and prizes. Wear a fun costume.  No scary costumes, please.

Have questions or need information? Contact Carrie Beth via phone or email.

Sunday at Calvary 10/21/18

It’s Children’s Sabbath, a special Sunday at Calvary. Worship with us at 8:30, 10:45 or 11:00. Rev. Carrie Beth Tonks shares her sermon: “Our Children: Living for Today.” Dr. Baker uses a letter from his father in the sermon “Our Children: Leaving a Legacy.” Children and families will be a part of our service this week including reading scripture from Ephesians 6:1-4. Brian is back from New Bern, NC and is hoping to sign up 40 men to be RITI overnight hosts. Don’t forget we’re collecting socks for the homeless throughout Socktober. The 11:00 worship bulletin can be found here.

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