Filtering by Category: Preteen

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.

Mission Expo Collage Insta  Image 092118.jpg
Food Truck Mission Expo INSTA 082818.jpg
 Photo: Suga Mommas

Photo: Suga Mommas

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.

Soctober insta 091718.jpg

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.

Food Truck Mission Expo INSTA 082818.jpg
Combined Worship Insta 082818.jpg
 Photo: Suga Mommas

Photo: Suga Mommas

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

Wednesday Weekly Message Insta 091918.jpg
Wednesday Dinner Insta 091918.jpg
Wednesday Bible Study  Insta  091918.jpg
Small Things and Seamless Bible Study insta 091218.jpg

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.

Sep 16  11 Sermon Insta 091618.jpg
Sep 16 SUMMIT  Sermon Insta 091618.jpg
Sep 16 verse  Sermon Insta 091618.jpg
Quarterly reg bus meeting Insta 083018.jpg

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

Pastor's Paragraph Facebook Link Post 091218.jpg

 

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

Wednesday Weekly Message 091218.jpg
Wed Dinner and Menu 912 Insta 091118.jpg
Info Forum  Insta 083118.jpg
Luke Bible Study  Insta  0828218.jpg

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.

Sept 9 Leftover Calm sermon insta 090918.jpg

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.

Your Girl Book Study Insta 090718.jpg
 Photo from  vickicourtney.com

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

Wednesday Weekly Insta 090518.jpg
Wed Dinner Menu Insta 090518.jpg
Luke Bible Study  Insta  0828218.jpg

Sunday at Calvary 9/2/18

Join us at 8:30 or 11:00 for Dr. Baker's message "Meditating: What Are You Thinking About?" --the final sermon in the "Remaining C.A.L.M. in a Chaotic World" series.  Our scripture readings on Sunday will be Psalm 37:3-7a and Philippians 4:8-9. Dr. Baker talks about last week's business meeting and the church picnic in the 8/30/18 Pastor's Paragraph that can be read here. Sunday's 11:00 worship bulletin can be found here.

Sep 2 Sermon Insta 083118.jpg
Psalm Sep 2 083118.jpg

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.

Food Truck Mission Expo INSTA 082818.jpg
Combined Worship Insta 082818.jpg
 Photo: Suga Mommas

Photo: Suga Mommas

Pickleball For All 9/10/18

Calling all pickleballers!  We're taking over the gym on Monday, September 10th from 6:30--8:00pm for church-wide pickleball.  All ages and skill levels are welcome! Contact Brian Varble via email or at (859) 232-8955 if you have questions or need more info.

What is pickleball?  The fast growing sport of pickleball combines tennis, table tennis and badminton and is played on a smaller version of a tennis court.  The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players.   --lexingtonky.gov

Pickleball facebook link post 082818.jpg

Wednesday Evening 8/29/18

Join us for Fellowship Dinner (Pork Loin, Baked Potato, Peas & Carrots, 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--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--RA Welcoming Ceremony
7:30pm--College Recess

Wed at Calvary insta  082918.jpg
Wed Dinner 082818.jpg
Luke Bible Study  Insta  0828218.jpg

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.

Food Truck Mission Expo INSTA 082818.jpg
Combined Worship Insta 082818.jpg
Food Truck Mission Expo waffle INSTA 082318.jpg