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Sunday at Calvary 9/23/18

It’s a special Sunday at Calvary—invite a friend to church! Sunday is Combined Worship at 11:00am in the Sanctuary with Dr. Baker’s sermon “What Jesus Didn’t Say” based on Galatians 6:7-10 and scripture readings Matthew 5:38-42 and Mark 10:35-45. (Worship bulletin here.) Following worship, head outside to the green for Food Truck Fellowship (rain or shine). Enjoy lunch at tables set up in the gym where you can browse 19 incredible exhibits at the Ministry Expo.

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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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Socktober 10/1/18

We’re collecting socks during the month of October. Drop off new pairs of socks (preferably grey or white athletic socks) in the laundry baskets placed near the church doors on Sundays—or anytime—during the month of October. The socks will go to the homeless men we serve at the ROC. Thank you! Contact Brian Varble with any questions.

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Upcoming Events Through Dec 2018

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

10/7    World Communion Sunday

10/24  Pumpkin Patch Carnival

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

11/11  Quarterly Business Meeting

11/18  Family Thanksgiving Feast

11/30  D-Now Weekend

12/15  Christmas Project

12/16  Christmas Musical

12/23  Service of Remembrance

12/24  Christmas Eve Candlelight Communion Service

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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Build-A-Bed 9/29/18 -- Help Needed in Advance!

Announcing pre-cut and stain days: Monday 9/17, Friday 9/21 and Monday 9/24 from 5:30-8:00pm at the Building Institute of Central Kentucky located at 109 W. Loudon Ave, Lexington, KY

Calvary's Build-A-Bed day is Saturday, September 29th at 9:00am. For the first time we are building beds for middle school and high school students--complete with nighttime kits and bedding. Opportunities for all ages and skill levels.

Nighttime kit and bedding items: more information soon...we're working to get specific information from school resource counselors.

Contact Brian Varble via email or phone for more information.

Check out WKYT's story on Calvary's March 2018 Build-A-Bed project.

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Wednesday Evening 9/19/18

Join us Wednesday for Fellowship Dinner (Chicken Quarters, Rice Pilaf, Mixed Vegetables, Dessert, Soup & Salad Bar and Kids Meal) in Fellowship Hall from 5:00-6:15. Two Bible Studies this week: “THE B-I-B-L-E: That’s the Book for Me” at 6:15 in the Fireside Room and Calvary Women’s Ministry starts a Bible book club with “Church of the Small Things” at 6:15 in Room 300 - EB2.

4:00pm--Youth Homework Huddle
5:00pm--Fellowship Dinner
5:00pm--Youth Open Gym
5:45pm--Preschool/Children's Music
6:15pm--Bible Study: “THE B-I-B-L-E: That’s the Book for Me”
6:15pm—Women’s Bible Study/Book Club: “Church of the Small Things”
6:15pm--College Bible Study at High Point
6:15pm--Youth Rec Night, Gym
6:30pm—Sanctuary Choir Practice
6:35pm--Preschool/Children's Missions
7:30pm--College Recess

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Sunday at Calvary 9/16/18

Worship with us Sunday morning! Early worship at 8:30, The Summit (college service) at 10:45 and traditional worship at 11:00.  Dr. Baker preaches “Life in the Meantime” at 8:30 and 11:00am. At 11:00am worship, we’ll have a Sanctuary Choir special performance, the second graders Bible presentation, and the Scripture reading Jeremiah 29:4-11. In The Summit, Hank Ellington will preach “Hosea Can You See?” based on Hosea 1:1-9, 3:1-3 . Sunday's 11:00 worship bulletin can be found here. There is a Quarterly Business Meeting following 11:00 worship. A light lunch ($3) will be served and childcare provided.

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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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Women's Bible Study-Seamless 10/1/18

Calvary Women’s Ministry Bible Study
Seamless
Mondays 11:15am—12:30pm
(7 Week Study Oct. 1 - Nov. 12)
At Becky W.’s House
Led by Barb Bowman and Dianne Crouch

JOIN US for Seamless, a 7 session Bible study by Angie Smith! There’s a seamless thread woven through every story in the Bible—a thread that connects its people, places, and promises in a whole new way. Ready to replace insecurity that holds you back and move forward with clarity and confidence in your understanding of Scripture?

Sign up ASAP with Julie by email. You can get a copy of the book by ordering it on Amazon or purchasing it at Lifeway.

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

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Women's Bible Study-Church of the Small Things 9/19/18

Calvary Women’s Ministry Bible Study
Church of the Small Things
The Million Little Pieces That Make Up a Life
Wednesdays 6:15 - 7:15pm
(6 Week Study Starts 9/19/18)
Room 300 — Education Bldg 2
Bible Book Club with Jenny Carman and Mckayla Cairns

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 Mckayla@mckaylacairns.com. We hope you will order the book now on Amazon (not the study guide) and plan to attend. You will not need the book until September 26th. 

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

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Melanie Shankle via https://thebigmamablog.com/

Wednesday Evening 9/12/18

Join us Wednesday for Fellowship Dinner (Braised Beef, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Soup & Salad Bar and Kids Meal) in Fellowship Hall from 5:00-6:15. There is an information forum at 6:00pm in Fellowship Hall for discussion of the recommendation to be presented at the 9/16 Quarterly Business Meeting.  This week’s Bible Study is the conclusion of Luke: The Great Gospel Storyteller led by Hank Ellington in the Fireside Room. Sanctuary Choir practice is at 7:00pm.

4:00pm--Youth Homework Huddle
5:00pm--Fellowship Dinner
5:00pm--Youth Open Gym
5:45pm--Calvary Women's Ministry Bible Study Committee Meeting, CR
5:45pm--Preschool/Children's Music
6:00pm—Information Forum
6:15pm--Bible Study
6:15pm--College Bible Study at High Point
6:15pm--Youth Bible Study
6:35pm--Preschool/Children's Missions
7:00pm—Sanctuary Choir Practice
7:30pm--College Recess

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Sunday at Calvary 9/9/18

Worship with us Sunday morning-- early worship at 8:30, The Summit (college service) at 10:45 and traditional worship at 11:00.  Dr. Baker continues and concludes his sermon series with "Philippians 4 Leftovers."   Scripture readings this week will be Psalm 29 and Philippians 4:6-9.  Sunday's 11:00 worship bulletin can be found here.

It's Grandparents Day in Sunday School for kindergarten through grade 5.  From 9:45-10:00am we invite you to share muffins and juice with your grandchild in their new Sunday School class.  At 10:10 in the Chapel, Hank Ellington will lead a special Bible study, "Grandparents 'R' Us."  Don't forget there is a Youth Ministry Parent/Student Meeting & Lunch following 11:00 worship in the Youth Lounge.

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Your Girl - Book Study 9/16/18

Join Carrie Beth for a book study, Your Girl by Vicki Courtney, to learn how to help your daughter navigate the adolescent years. The Your Girl study is an eight week Sunday evening series that starts on Sunday, September 16th at 6:00pm in the Fireside Room. Sessions will include topics such as: anti-conformity, the secret of self-worth, the pure life, and girl politics. Hope you can join us! Feel free to contact Carrie Beth by email or at 254-3491 if you have questions. Please RSVP to Carrie Beth by email
Learn more about Vicki Courtney here.

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Wednesday Evening 9/5/18

Join us Wednesday for Fellowship Dinner (Spaghetti & Meatballs, Tossed Salad, Breadsticks, Soup & Salad Bar and Kids Meal) in Fellowship Hall from 5:00-6:15.   Bible Study this week will be a study of Luke  (series through 9/12  Luke: The Great Gospel Storyteller) led by Hank Ellington in the Fireside Room.

4:00pm--Youth Homework Huddle
5:00pm--Fellowship Dinner
5:00pm--Youth Open Gym
5:45pm--Calvary Women's Ministry Bible Study Meeting, CR
5:45pm--Preschool/Children's Music
6:15pm--Bible Study
6:15pm--College Bible Study at High Point
6:15pm--Youth Bible Study
6:30pm--Sanctuary Choir Practice
6:35pm--Preschool/Children's Missions
6:35pm--GA Welcoming Ceremony
7:30pm--College Recess

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