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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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Special Dates for January/February 2019

Wednesday 1/16/19
Dinner & Evening Activities
Congregational Meeting with Dr. Bill Owen - 6:15pm in Fellowship Hall
Sanctuary Choir - 7:00pm

Sunday 1/20/19
The Summit - 10:45 in Fellowship Hall
Combined Worship - 11:00 in Sanctuary
Special Called Business Meeting (following worship) - 12:15pm in Sanctuary

Sunday 1/27/19
Marilyn Fightmaster’s
Afternoon Tea Reception - 2:00pm in Fellowship Hall
Celebrating and honoring 47 years
of ministry as our church pianist.
(more information to be announced)

Sunday 2/17/19
Dr. Baker’s Retirement Celebration Dinner - 5:00pm in Fellowship Hall
(more information to be announced)

Sunday 2/24/19
Morning Reception for Dr. Baker in Fireside Room
(more information to be announced)
Dr. Baker’s Last Worship Service
Combined Worship - 11:00 in Sanctuary

The Calvary church calendar
Weather Policy

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Women's Book Study-Church of the Small Things 1/13/19

Church of the Small Things
The Million Little Pieces That Make Up a Life
Sundays 6:00 - 7:30pm
(6 Week Book Study & Video Starts 1/13/19)
Rachel’s Room - 3rd Floor - EB1
Led by Mindy Mobley

Sign up now by emailing Mindy here.

It’s been said, “Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the number of moments that take our breath away.” The pressure of that can be staggering as we spend our days looking for that big thing that promises to take our breath away. Meanwhile, we lose sight of the small significance of fully living with every breath we take.

Melanie Shankle, New York Times bestselling author and writer at The Big Mama Blog , tackles these questions head on in her fourth book, Church of the Small Things. Easygoing and relatable, she speaks directly to the heart of women of all ages who are longing to find significance and meaning in the normal, sometimes mundane world of driving carpool to soccer practice, attending class on their college campus, cooking meals for their family, or taking care of a sick loved one.

Sign up now by emailing Mindy here.

Check out video link below to learn more about this Bible study.

Melanie Shankle via https://thebigmamablog.com/

Melanie Shankle via https://thebigmamablog.com/

Women's Book Study-He Speaks to Me 1/28/19

He Speaks to Me
Priscilla Shirer Looks at God’s Call to Samuel and Explores
6 Characteristics Essential for Healing

Mondays 11:00am - 12:30pm
(6 Week BOOK STUDY Starts 1/28/19)
Rachel’s Room - 3rd Floor - EB1
Led by Benita King

Sign up for this book study by emailing Becky here.

He Speaks to Me: Preparing to Hear from God - Priscilla Shirer draws life lessons from the account of God speaking to the boy Samuel in the beloved Bible story found in 1 Samuel 3. Priscilla relates six characteristics found in Samuel that are applicable to women today as they tune their hearts to hear God's voice. These characteristics are: A Simple Relationship, A Set Apart Holiness, A Still Attentiveness, A Single-Minded Worship, A Sold Out Hunger, and A Servant's Spirit. By listening to God's voice and obeying Him, women will be drawn into a closer relationship to God that brings a deeper desire to serve Him faithfully.

Sign up for this book study by emailing Becky here.

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11:00 Worship Live Stream & Sermon Archive

Did you know Calvary's 11:00 a.m. worship service is streamed live each Sunday?

Watch Live: By visiting or subscribing to the Calvary YouTube channel.

Listen Live: Online at the WVLK website (click the "Listen Live" icon) or you can hear the live broadcast on the radio on 97.3 FM and 590 WVLK AM.

Sermon Videos: Calvary's sermon archive page or on the Calvary YouTube channel.

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Christmas Project 2018 Final Countdown!

Saturday the 15th is the big day!

Friday 12/14: Food Box Assembly 6:00pm. (See RA/GA note below.)

Saturday 12/15: Distribution & Delivery Day 9:00am-Noon (doors open to volunteers at 8:00am)

Refreshments (cookies, brownies, candy) needed for guests on Saturday 12/15.

Need more information? Visit the Christmas Project page

RA’s/GA’s: Meet in RA Room - 2nd Floor EB2 - for pizza at 6:00 and then box assembly at 6:30 in the gym. This is a family activity. See “Words for Wednesday” newsletter for details.

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Service of Remembrance 12/16/18

All are invited to join us on Sunday, December 16th at 6:00pm for a special service of quietness, scripture and candles. We will remember those who are not among us this year as we ask the Spirit of God to bring us needed healing.  All are welcome to a reception following the service in the Conference Room.

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The Many Moods of Christmas Service 12/16/18

Join us on the Third Sunday of Advent, December 16th at 11:00, for “The Many Moods of Christmas,” a service for choir and orchestra. The worship service will feature traditional Christmas music and hymns for orchestra with our Music Minister Warren Howell, Organist/Harpsichordist Dr. Kevin Raybuck, Pianist Marilyn Fightmaster, the Sanctuary Choir and the Handbell Choirs.

Good Christian Men, Rejoice
Silent Night
Patapan
Adeste Fideles (O Come, All Ye Faithful)
Joy to the World
What Child Is This? (Greensleeves)
Hark! the Herald Angels Sing
Bring a Torch, Jeannette, Isabella
Angles We Have Heard On High
Gesu Bambino
O Little Town of Bethlehem

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Service of Remembrance 12/16/18

All are invited to join us on Sunday, December 16th at 6:00pm for a special service of quietness, scripture and candles. We will remember those who are not among us this year as we ask the Spirit of God to bring us needed healing.  A reception will immediately follow the service in the Conference Room.

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Christmas Project 2018 Countdown!

Saturday the 15th is the big day! We’re ready for 130 families and 400 children, but we need help on these dates to make it happen. (Note: Gift wrapping hours have been extended. We could use some help.)

Sunday 12/9: Special Offering taken during worship services
Tuesday 12/11: Wrapping in EB2 Basement 4:00-8:00pm
Wednesday 12/12: Wrapping in EB2 Basement 5:00-8:00pm
Wednesday 12/12: Work Night in the ROC 6:00pm
Thursday 12/13: Wrapping in EB2 Basement 6:00-8:00pm
Thursday 12/13: Salvation Bracelet Making 9am-4pm ROC Multipurpose Rm—all welcome!
Friday 12/14: Food Box Assembly 6:00pm
Saturday 12/15: Distribution & Delivery Day 9:00-Noon (doors open to volunteers at 8:00)

Refreshments (cookies, brownies, candy) needed for guests on Saturday 12/15.

Need more information? Visit the Christmas Project page

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Pastor's Paragraph 12/6/18

Pastor's Paragraph—December 6, 2018

W.E. Sangster, noted British Methodist Minister, once described the Advent season as follows:
 
What is Advent? . . . It is the first gleam of Christmas; it is the promise of his [Christ’s] coming; it heralds the entrance of the Divine into human history; it is heaven descending to earth . . . It is as though a trumpeter had taken his stand upon the turrets of time and announced the coming of the King. “Get ready,” he seems to say. “Get ready. He is coming.”
 
Let me encourage you to be present for worship throughout the Advent season as we “get ready” to celebrate the birth of our Savior.  Last Sunday (December 2) was the first Sunday of Advent. We: gathered for worship in our beautiful “decorated-for-Christmas” sanctuary (thank you Joye Smith and our Decorating Committee); lit the first Candle (the Candle of Hope) in our Advent wreath; sang hymns of Advent and Christmas; reflected on the message of “Christmas 2018: Some Assembly Required”; and welcomed three new members into our church family.
 
This Sunday we will light the second candle in our Advent Wreath (the Candle of Peace). We will focus on the role that Mary played during that first Christmas. The message based on Luke 1:26-28 is entitled “Mary: Seconding the Motion.” At the conclusion of the service, we will receive a special offering for the Calvary Christmas Project  which this year will make “Christmas” possible for 130 families in need, including about 400 children. Our Sanctuary Choir will lead us during the worship service on December 16th, the third Sunday of Advent when we will light the Candle of Joy. This service provides a good opportunity for you to invite someone (or several someones) to come to church with you. The Christmas music shared by our gifted choir will be joyous, inspirational, and Christ-honoring.
 
Sunday December 23rd is the fourth Sunday of Advent this year. We will light the Candle of Love (completing the lighting of the outer circle in our Advent Wreath) which will signify that our preparation and “getting ready” to celebrate the gift of Christ Jesus coming to earth and entering our world should be nearly complete. During this service, we will also celebrate the baptisms of eight new Christians!
 
The highlight of Calvary’s Advent Season will be our Christmas Eve Candlelight Communion service beginning at 6:00 p.m. This for many of us is our favorite worship service of the year. Through the reading of the Christmas story from the Bible, the singing of Christmas hymns, the lighting of the Christ Candle – the center candle in our Advent Wreath, the celebration of communion, and the always meaningful Candle lighting tradition, we will put the finishing touches on our “getting ready” for Christmas 2018. 
 
So come and celebrate the season of Advent with your church family. Come and give thanks for the birth of God’s Son.
 
Advent Blessings,
Bob
(Pastor’s Paragraphs can be found here.

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Help Wanted! Christmas Project 2018

Help is needed now for the Calvary Christmas Project on Saturday, December 15th. Want to know how you can help?

Sunday 12/9: Special Offering taken during worship services
Tuesday 12/11: Wrapping in EB2 Basement 4:00-8:00pm
Wednesday 12/12: Wrapping in EB2 Basement 5:00-8:00pm
Wednesday 12/12: Work Night in the ROC 6:00pm
Thursday 12/13: Wrapping in EB2 Basement 6:00-8:00pm
Thursday 12/13: Salvation Bracelet Making 9am-4pm ROC Multipurpose Rm—all welcome!
Friday 12/14: Food Box Assembly 6:00pm
Saturday 12/15: Distribution & Delivery Day 9:00-Noon

Refreshments (cookies, brownies, candy) needed for guests on Saturday 12/15.

Need more information? Visit the Christmas Project page OR Contact furmanvida@gmail.com , dsergeant@twc.com, ssimpson228@twc.com

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Children's Christmas/Parent's Night Out 12/7/18

Parents, would you like a night out? Children (birth through grade 5) are invited to our children’s Christmas celebration for pizza, games, crafts and Christmas activities while parents have a night out. Join us Friday, December 7th from 6:00 - 9:00pm.
Due to space limitations, participation in this particular event is limited to our Calvary families and active Calvary visitors.
Cost: $5 per child / $10 per family. 
Sign up by Wednesday 12/5.
Contact Carrie Beth via email if you have questions or need more information.

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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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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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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.

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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