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Visit Our Transition Information Web Page

We have a new web page, Calvary Transition Information, for information and answers to frequently asked questions regarding the process of Calvary’s transition to a new senior pastor. The Transition Team will post information and updates on the page as well as in the Calvary Connections newsletter and Sunday School announcements.

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Upcoming Events Through December 2018

Highlighted Dates Through December 2018
10/24  Pumpkin Patch Carnival

10/28  Carrie Beth & Hank - 25th Anniversary Celebrations

11/4 Church-wide Trivia Night

11/9 Middle School Hayride

11/10 High School Hayride

11/11  Quarterly Business Meeting

11/15 LOGOS Lunch at The Glitz

11/18  Family Thanksgiving Feast

11/30  D-Now Weekend

12/15  Christmas Project

12/16  Christmas Musical 11:00am

12/23  Service of Remembrance 6:00pm

12/24  Christmas Eve Candlelight Communion Service 6:00pm

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Upcoming Events Through December 2018

Highlighted Dates Through December 2018
10/18 LOGOS Spruce Up Day

10/18 Harrison Elementary Fall Bash

10/24  Pumpkin Patch Carnival

10/28  Carrie Beth & Hank - 25th Anniversary Celebrations

11/4 Church-wide Trivia Night

11/9 Middle School Hayride

11/10 High School Hayride

11/11  Quarterly Business Meeting

11/18  Family Thanksgiving Feast

11/30  D-Now Weekend

12/15  Christmas Project

12/16  Christmas Musical 11:00am

12/23  Service of Remembrance 6:00pm

12/24  Christmas Eve Candlelight Communion Service 6:00pm

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Ministry Expo+Food Truck 9/23/18

One worship service / 5 food trucks / 19 Calvary ministry exhibits--all on Sunday, September 23rd.  After Combined Worship at 11:00am stay for a delicious lunch at Food Truck Fellowship (rain or shine). We’ll have tables set up inside the gym for lunch and the Calvary Ministry Expo with 19 amazing exhibits.
Food Trucks: Suga Mommas, Porterhouse Barbecue, Sav's Chill, Los Hermanos Locos, and Mad Mike's.

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Upcoming Events Through Dec 2018

Highlighted Dates Through December 2018
(See church calendar and website for complete schedule.)

10/11 LOGOS Lunch at Beaumont Inn

10/13 Young Families Hayride

10/18 LOGOS Spruce Up Day

10/18 Harrison Elementary Fall Bash

10/24  Pumpkin Patch Carnival

10/28  Carrie Beth & Hank - 25th Anniversary Celebrations

11/9 Middle School Hayride

11/10 High School Hayride

11/11  Quarterly Business Meeting

11/18  Family Thanksgiving Feast

11/30  D-Now Weekend

12/15  Christmas Project

12/16  Christmas Musical 11:00am

12/23  Service of Remembrance 6:00pm

12/24  Christmas Eve Candlelight Communion Service 6:00pm

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Combined Worship+Ministry Expo+Food Truck 9/23/18

One worship service / 5 food trucks / 15 Calvary ministry exhibits--all on Sunday, September 23rd.  Join us for Combined Worship at 11:00am in the Sanctuary then stay for Food Truck Fellowship.  Enjoy lunch, fellowship and exhibits in the gym at the Calvary Ministry Expo. More Ministry Expo information coming soon...
Food Trucks: Suga Mommas, Porterhouse Barbecue, Sav's Chill, Los Hermanos Locos, and Mad Mike's.

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Photo: Suga Mommas

Dr. Baker's Retirement Announcement 9/13/18

Pastor’s Paragraph—September 13, 2018

Dear Calvary Baptist Church Family,

Just over 27 years ago on July 21, 1991, I was called to be your pastor. Little did I know at that time as a then 38 year old minister that God would call me to remain as your pastor until my retirement.

I am writing to share with you that I will retire from the pastorate at the end of February, 2019. My final Sunday as your pastor will be February 24, 2019.

It is with mixed emotions that I make this announcement: sad to say good-bye to a church that I dearly love; grateful for the gracious God-given opportunity that I have had to be the pastor of such an amazingly gifted and Christ-centered congregation; anxious about the prospect of being retired (will I really be 66 years old this coming February?); and yet excited about what God has in store for me during my retirement years.

While I do not know my exact retirement plans, I do hope to do some preaching, some teaching, some writing, a bit more golfing, and to spend quite a bit more time with my family – my wife, my children, my children’s spouses, and my grandchildren (I have told you that I am a grandfather, haven’t I?).

I am announcing the date of my retirement now in the hope of giving our church family ample time to begin making preparations for the upcoming interim period and for the search process through which God will provide a new pastor for our church. At this coming Sunday’s (September 16th) quarterly business meeting, the church Personnel Committee will be making some recommendations/suggestions regarding possible steps that our congregation can begin to take now in order to best utilize the transitional period that is before us.

I pray that we will dedicate the closing six months of our time together to be the best congregation on mission for the Lord Jesus Christ that we have the potential to be. So what can each of us do between now and the end of next February? Let me make these suggestions: 1) Be faithful in worship and Sunday School attendance; 2) Give generously of your time, talents, and resources; 3) Pray for our church daily; and 4) ask God to use your life in His service during this transitional time.

Thank you for the privilege of being your pastor. Ministering to and with you these past 27 years has been the highlight of my ministerial career. Thank you for praying for me (especially during those “rough patches” in 2008 when I had open heart surgery and in 2009 when I was hospitalized for clinical depression). Thank you for loving my wife and my family. And thank you for being the church that you are – a “Christ-centered caring church family in the center of our community” committed to loving the Lord our God with all of your heart, soul, strength, and mind.

As I announce my retirement, I want to acknowledge how much I value the ministers on our church staff. More than fellow ministers, they are my friends who in so many ways are like family. How fortunate I have been not only to minister with them but to be ministered to by them! How blessed Calvary Baptist Church is to have such talented and dedicated church staff ministers!

Before closing this letter, I want to express my special appreciation for my wife. Deborah has been and continues to be an incredibly gifted reading specialist and literacy coach, a fabulous mother and grandmother, an always well prepared Sunday School teacher, a faithful sanctuary choir member, and an “always there” ministry partner. God blesses me, encourages me, and inspires me through her. A better wife and ministry partner I could not have! Thanks, Deb!

And now – in the words of Romans 15:13 – “May the God of hope fill us with all joy and peace in believing so that by the power of the Holy Spirit we the congregation of Calvary Baptist Church will abound in hope.”

Your blessed and grateful pastor,

Robert G. Baker

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Ministry Expo+Food Truck 9/23/18

One worship service / 5 food trucks / 15 Calvary ministry exhibits--all on Sunday, September 23rd.  Join us for Combined Worship at 11:00am in the Sanctuary then stay for Food Truck Fellowship.  Enjoy lunch, fellowship and exhibits in the gym at the Calvary Ministry Expo. More Ministry Expo information coming soon...
Food Trucks: Suga Mommas, Porterhouse Barbecue, Sav's Chill, Los Hermanos Locos, and Mad Mike's.

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Photo: Suga Mommas

Ministry Expo+Food Truck 9/23/18

One worship service / 5 food trucks / 15 Calvary ministry exhibits--all on Sunday, September 23rd.  Join us for Combined Worship at 11:00am in the Sanctuary then stay for Food Truck Fellowship.  Enjoy lunch, fellowship and exhibits in the gym at the Calvary Ministry Expo. More Ministry Expo information coming soon...
Food Trucks: Suga Mommas, Porterhouse Barbecue, Sav's Chill, Los Hermanos Locos, and Mad Mike's.

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Christmas Project 2018

The 2018 Calvary Christmas Project is set for Saturday, December 15th.
Here's how to get involved in the Christmas Project:
♦ Contribute financially via a special offering
♦ Purchase a gift for a child from their personal ‘Wish List”
♦ Sort and box donated toys, clothing & household items
♦ Wrap gifts from the children’s “Wish Lists”
♦ Move donated Items to Fellowship Hall
♦ Assemble and stage food boxes
♦ Fill food boxes and set up gift boxes
♦ Gather in ROC to greet and pray with families
♦ Volunteer to help "shoppers” in Fellowship Hall
♦ Load cars for those that pick up their food, gifts and household goods
♦ Deliver food and gifts to those unable to pick up their items

Since 1975 Calvary Baptist Church has reached out to families in need throughout our community.  What began as a single class project serving 8 families has now grown to an average of 175 families served each year.  With over 250 multi-generational volunteers giving hundreds of volunteer hours throughout the year, this church-wide project is at the heart of Calvary’s mission as a “Christ filled church in the center of our community.”   Visit our Christmas Project page for photos and more info.

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Christmas Project Update

CALLING ALL CHRISTMAS ELVES!
The 2017 Calvary Christmas Project Needs Volunteer Help!--Distribution Day is Saturday, December 16th.
 
Sorters for Donated Items:
We are receiving donations of clothing, household items and toys daily.  We need people to help fold, hang, sort, and box items on Wednesday from 5:30-7:30pm in the EB2 Basement.
 
Gift Wrappers:
Gift wrapping began November 30th in the EB2 Basement.  We need groups representing the Deacons, Youth, College, Sunday School and Women’s Ministry to pick a time to help wrap the children’s “Wish List” gifts.
 
Refreshments for Christmas Project Distribution Day:
We need cookies, brownies, and candy to serve the families that come to pick up their gift boxes on Saturday, December 16th.
 
Christmas Project Distribution Week Crew:
Plan now to be at Calvary on December 13th, 14th, 15th and 16th to:

  • Help move items from the EB2 Basement to the ROC
  • Unload food and prepare grocery boxes
  • Deliver gifts and food boxes to families unable to pick up their items
  • Help with clean up

 Email Dianna Sue Sergeant at dsergeant@twc.com, Scott Simpson at ssimpson228@twc.com or Maria Harrington at rmharrington84@gmail.com to sign up.
 
There is an urgent need for Children's Clothing, Coats, & Shoes and Gently Used Toys

  • Books & toys should be clean & undamaged.  Small games and puzzles need to be sealded in Ziploc bags; complete, with not missing pieces.
  • Winter Clothing, blue jeans, coats, gloves, socks, hats should be laundered, in good repair, with clothing placed on wire hangers.
  • Disposable diapers/Pull-up training pants are also requested.
  • Household items, linens, dishes, small appliances, furniture & electronics must be clean & in working order.
  • No summer items, please.
  • No large televisions will be accepted.
  • PLEASE REMOVE ALL GARAGE SALE STICKERS.

 Bring your donations directly to the EB2 basement foyer.

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Calvary Christmas Worship Services

( Printable Version Here )
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3RD

1st Sunday of Advent
EARLY WORSHIP 8:30AM
THE SUMMIT 10:45AM
TRADITIONAL WORSHIP 11:00AM

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 10TH
2nd Sunday of Advent
"A FESTIVAL OF LESSONS & CAROLS"
CHRISTMAS MUSICAL COMBINED WORSHIP 11:00AM

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17TH
3rd Sunday of Advent
COMBINED WORSHIP 11:00AM

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 24TH
4th Sunday of Advent
CHRISTMAS EVE
COMBINED WORSHIP 11:00AM
CANDLELIGHT COMMUNION SERVICE 6:00PM

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 31ST
NEW YEAR'S EVE
COMBINED WORSHIP 11:00AM

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Christmas Project 2017

Here's all you need to know about the 2017 Calvary Christmas Project !
Christmas Project Calendar Dates
Volunteer Opportunities   
Donation Guidelines

2017 Dates:
Now thru December 13th
--Collection of gently used toys, winter clothing and household items
November 1st - November 29th --Children’s “Wish Lists” are available
November 29th-- “Wish List” gifts to be returned to church
Beginning November 29th --“Wish List” gift wrapping (basement of EB2)
Wednesday, December 13th--Food box pre-assembly and staging, move clothing, toys &    household items
Friday, December 15th--Fill food boxes,  Final set-up of “Wish List” gifts
December 16th (Saturday)--Christmas Project Day 8:00am-Noon

Mark your calendars now to help spread holiday cheer and the good news that Jesus Christ is born!   For more information or ways you can participate, please call the church office at 859-254-3491 or email Dianna Sue Sergeant,   Scott Simpson, or Maria Harrington.

WANTED: TOYS, CLOTHING & MORE!     On December 16th the Calvary Christmas Project families are invited to shop for clothing, toys and household items when they come to receive their food and gift boxes. Your “gently used” children’s toys, housewares and clothing are very much appreciated by these families.  

Clothing should be laundered, in good repair, and placed on wire hangers.  Toys should be clean and undamaged.  Small games and puzzles need to be bagged; complete with no missing pieces.  Household items, electronics, furniture and appliances must be clean and in working order.

Also needed are new packages of underwear and socks for all ages.  Disposable diapers and Pull-up training pants are also requested.

Donations may be dropped off in the basement of Calvary’s Education Building 2 now through December 13th.

With donations already coming in, we need volunteers on Wednesday evenings to help sort and box these items!

-------Calvary Christmas Project 2017-------

Since 1975 Calvary Baptist Church has reached out to families in need throughout our community.  What began as a single class project serving 8 families has now grown to an average of 150 families served each year.  With over 250 multi-generational volunteers giving hundreds of volunteer hours throughout the year, this church-wide project is at the heart of Calvary’s mission as a “Christ filled church."       

*On average 475 children receive Christmas gifts from their personal “Wish Lists”  that are purchased and wrapped by members of the Calvary family.

*Families receive Food Boxes filled with a ham, assorted canned and boxed goods, bread, milk, juice, cereal, peanut butter, jelly, and margarine.  They also receivelaundry detergent & personal items that include soap, shampoo, toothpaste & toothbrushes.  We are grateful to Smucker’s, Kroger, Meijer’s, and others for merchandise/donations toward these expenses.

*Funds to purchase these items come directly from your designated gifts to the Calvary Christmas Project. Approximately $20,000 per year is needed to provide for the families we serve over and above the “Wish List” gifts.  

 

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Calvary Christmas Worship Services

( Printable Version Here )
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3RD

1st Sunday of Advent
EARLY WORSHIP 8:30AM
THE SUMMIT 10:45AM
TRADITIONAL WORSHIP 11:00AM

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 10TH
2nd Sunday of Advent
"A FESTIVAL OF LESSONS & CAROLS"
CHRISTMAS MUSICAL COMBINED WORSHIP 11:00AM

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17TH
3rd Sunday of Advent
COMBINED WORSHIP 11:00AM

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 24TH
4th Sunday of Advent
CHRISTMAS EVE
COMBINED WORSHIP 11:00AM
CANDLELIGHT COMMUNION SERVICE 6:00PM

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 31ST
NEW YEAR'S EVE
COMBINED WORSHIP 11:00AM

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