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Holiday Schedule Changes & Closings 2018/2019

Holiday Schedule Changes and Closings
Through January 9, 2019

(Refer to Upcoming Events for Christmas worship & events, also CBC calendar and Weather Policy for more information.)

 Wednesday 12/12
Gym Closed, ROC Upper Level is Open
Christmas Project Work Night , Fellowship Dinner 5-6:15pm
No Evening Activities,  except for Sanctuary Choir Dress Rehearsal 6:30pm

 Thursday 12/13
Gym Closed, ROC Upper Level Is Open

 Friday 12/14
Gym Closed, ROC Closes at 2:00pm

 Saturday 12/15
ROC Closed, Christmas Project Day

 Sunday 12/16
Youth Progressive Dinner – No Youth Evening Activities

Monday 12/17
Gym Opens Mid Afternoon

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

 Saturday 12/22
ROC Closed

 Sunday 12/23
No Youth Evening Activities

 Monday 12/24 – Christmas Eve
Office & ROC Close at Noon

 Tuesday 12/25 – Christmas Day
Office & ROC Closed

 Wednesday 12/26
Office & ROC Closed
No Evening Activities

 Saturday 12/29
ROC Closed

Sunday 12/30
No Youth Evening Activities

 Monday 12/31 – New Year’s Eve
Office & ROC Close at Noon

 Tuesday 1/1 – New Year’s Day
Office & ROC Closed

 Wednesday 1/2
No Evening Activities

 Sunday 1/6
Youth Evening Activities Resume

 Wednesday 1/9
Wednesday Activities Resume

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Christmas Worship Services 2018

Christmas 2018 Worship Services
See church calendar, upcoming events and weather policy for more events and information.


Sunday 12/23
Fourth Sunday of Advent—LOVE
Combined Worship 11:00am in Sanctuary
(Note: there is Sunday School on 12/23, Bethlehem Morning is at 9:45am)

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

Tuesday 12/25
Christmas Day

Sunday 12/30
Combined Worship 11:00am in Sanctuary
(Note: there is Sunday School on 12/30)

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Tuesday 12/25
Christmas Day

Sunday 12/30
Combined Worship 11:00am in Sanctuary



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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

 

Thanksgiving Schedule Through 11/25/18

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

(Refer to Complete Church Calendar for More Information)

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

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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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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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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Photo: Suga Mommas

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

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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