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Wednesday Evening 1/16/19

Join us for Fellowship Dinner in Fellowship Hall from 5:00-6:15. At 6:15pm there will be a Congregational Meeting and question and answer session with Dr. Bill Owen, candidate for Transition Pastor/Congregational Coach. Note: Sanctuary Choir practice will be at 7:00pm.

4:00pm--Youth Homework Huddle
5:00pm--Fellowship Dinner
5:00pm--Youth Open Gym
5:15pm—Prayer Team Meeting in Gathering Room
5:15pm—College Dinner at High Point
5:45pm--Preschool/Children's Music
6:15pm--Congregational Meeting in Fellowship Hall
6:15pm—College “Beautiful Boy” Movie/Event at KY Theatre
6:15pm—Youth Bible Study
6:35pm--Preschool/Children's Missions
7:00pm—Sanctuary Choir Practice

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Congregational Meeting Wednesday 1/16/19

On Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at 6:15pm we will hold a Congregational Meeting and Question & Answer Session with Dr. Owen. We encourage you to attend to have your transition questions answered.

On Sunday, January 20th, a Special Called Business Meeting will be held at 12:15pm (immediately following 11:00 worship) in the Sanctuary to vote to call Dr. Bill Owen as Transition Pastor/Congregational Coach. On January 20th, we will have The Summit at 10:45 and Combined Worship at 11:00.

The Transition Information page can be found here.

Transition Team Information from 1/6/19 Worship Bulletin Insert: As the last days of Dr. Baker’s ministry at Calvary approach, the Transition Team is ready to ask for the church’s approval for hiring someone to fill the pulpit in the interim as a Transition Pastor and Congregational Coach.  The Team has been in conversation with Dr. Bill Owen since last November.  We invited him to speak on November 25 in our two worship services and many of you were present to hear him speak.  If you were unable to hear him on November 25, you will find a video of his sermon, “A Snapshot of Courage,” by visiting Calvary’s website, www.calvarybaptistchurch.com/sermons or go to the direct link to the video, https://youtu.be/_A9Vp-VlfKl .

 As Transition Pastor, Dr. Owen, a retired pastor with 40 years’ experience in ministry, would preach three Sundays a month at both the 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. worship hours.  In addition he would be on site two other days a month to meet with the staff, assist with worship planning, and help with other ministerial duties as needed. As Congregational Coach, Dr. Owen would guide the congregation in a process of Spiritual Discernment called “40 Days of Prayer.”  In addition he would work with the Transition Team to plan and facilitate several congregational discussions and small group meetings, evaluate written questionnaires, as well as visit Sunday School Classes.   The information collected from the members of the congregation would lead to the development of the  Congregational Profile and Next Pastor Profile. The profile information collected would be given to the future Pulpit Committee to use in selecting the new Senior Pastor. Dr. Owen explains, "I enjoy transition/interim pastoral leadership and preaching, coming alongside churches in the development of direction and identity through a healthy, strength-based congregational process.”

 Three Important Dates:

Tuesday, January 15, 2019, 6:00 p.m. – Presentation of Dr. Owen to the Deacon Board with a time of Question and Answer, and a vote on whether to recommend Dr. Owen as Transition Pastor/Congregational Coach to the Congregation.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019, 6:15 p.m. – Congregational Meeting and Question and Answer Session with Dr. Owen. We encourage you to attend to have your transition questions answered.

Sunday, January 20, 2019, 12:15 p.m. (immediately after 11:00 a.m. worship) Special Called Business Meeting for a vote to call Dr. Owen as Transition Pastor/Congregational Coach.

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College Spring Break Mission Trip--Miami March 2019

College students, where will you spend your spring break? Why not spend it in Miami helping to change Lives? Your Spring Break could have an eternal impact! Our team is headed to serve with “Touching Miami With Love” March 8-16. We will join in their efforts to reach their community with the love of Christ. Are you ready to be part of our team?  (Printable flyer and interest form here.)

  • Cost: $250– includes housing, food while not traveling, t-shirt, and transportation

  • A $50 deposit is due to reserve your spot

  • Contact Niki Hays with any questions

  •  Printable flyer and interest form here.

Upcoming Mission Trip Mtgs 2/3 & 2/10/19

Meeting on Sunday, February 3rd at 9:30am in the Chapel for the Arizona/ Navajo, Grand Canyon trip on July 31 - August 5. Read about the work our mission partner in Arizona, Greg Long of CBF West.

Meeting on Sunday, February 10th at 9:30am in the Chapel for the Asheville, NC Mini Mission-cation on July 24-28.

Contact Brian Varble via email or phone for more information.

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Sunday at Calvary 1/13/19

Worship with us at 8:30, 10:45 or 11:00. At 8:30 and 11:00 Dr. Baker shares the sermon “Sidetracked…” The 11:00 worship bulletin can be found here. All are welcome at The Summit at 10:45 as Niki Hays kicks off the new year and semester with the sermon series “I Quit.” College students: bring a friend to The Summit and stay after for a quick lunch and the college spring break mission trip reveal. Hint: it’s somewhere warm and sunny. Read Dr. Baker’s 1/10/19 Pastor’s Paragraph for a few thoughts on 2018 & 2019.

In addition to worship and Sunday evening activities, a few events to note: Disaster Relief Trip Meeting at 9:30 in the gym, Bible Buddies/Drill at 12:10, and the Women’s Study “Church of the Small Things” kicks off at 6:00pm.

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Afternoon Tea Reception for Marilyn 1/27/19

Join us on Sunday, January 27th at 2:00pm for an Afternoon Tea Reception and Program in Fellowship Hall celebrating and honoring Marilyn Fightmaster as she retires after 47 years of ministry as our church pianist.

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I Quit--The Summit Sermon Series Starts 1/13/19

Start the New Year off right by…QUITTING. In The Summit sermon series kicking off 1/13, Niki Hays will take a look at things we need to QUIT doing in order to better live out our purpose in the Kingdom.
Jan. 13—I Quit… Comparing Myself to Others
Jan. 20—I Quit… Complaining
Feb. 3— I Quit… Making Excuses
Feb. 10— I Quit… Living in the Past

The Summit is at 10:45am in Fellowship Hall. It’s a contemporary worship service for college students, but you don’t have to be a college student to attend. All are welcome!




 

Pastor's Paragraph 1/10/19

Pastor’s Paragraph—January 10, 2019

Happy New Year! It was good to be back in the pulpit last Sunday (the first Sunday of 2019) after enjoying an after-Christmas break with family and friends. (And yes, my break certainly did include spending time with Baxter, Oliver, Annie, and Will – our four grandchildren!)
 
I trust that you had good Christmas and New Year’s celebrations. Some of my favorite holiday experiences included: 

1.       The “Many Moods of Christmas” musical presentation by our outstanding Sanctuary Choir;

2.       The Calvary Christmas Project through which our church was able to share the good news of Christ and Christmas with 130 families including approximately 400 children;

3.       Welcoming to Calvary and to Lexington Niki Hays (our new Minister of College Students and Young Adults) and her family- Ryan, Ryder, and Karis;

4.       Baptizing nine new Christians on the Sunday morning (Dec. 23) prior to Christmas;

5.       Serving Communion and Lighting the Christ Candle during my last Christmas Eve Candlelight Communion service as your pastor.

Even as we reflect upon the experiences and blessings of 2018, we look forward to the New Year that is before us. Indeed, 2019 will be a year of change and transition for our church. Consider: 

1.       I will be retiring from the pastorate at the end of February after being blessed to have been the pastor of Calvary for the past 27 1/2 years;

2.       Marilyn Fightmaster, who recently announced her retirement as our church pianist, will conclude her extraordinary piano ministry with us having served our church in this capacity for the past 47 years; (We will honor Marilyn with a reception tea and program on Sunday, January 27, beginning at 2:00 p.m.)

3.       Our church will begin the search for our new pastor – a search process that will be facilitated through the prayerful recommendations of our Transition Team, through the ministry of a transition/interim pastor (who will be approved by the church), through the work of a nine person pastor search committee (to be recommended by our Nominating Committee and approved by the church) and ultimately through the recommendation of a candidate to be called to be our new pastor – a recommendation from the Pastor Search Committee that  will be “voted on” by the membership of our church. 

Let me suggest three ways that each CBC member can support our church during this upcoming time of transition:

1.       Resolve to pray for our church every day and then do it! Pray that we will be open to the guidance of God as we search for a new pastor. Pray that the Lord will work through our Transition Team, our Nominating Committee, and our future Pastor Search Committee in leading us to the person He desires to be our next pastor.

2.       Be faithful in your church attendance, and in the generous giving of your time, talents, and financial resources.

3.       Take special notice of the Transition Information that is included elsewhere in this newsletter. Be especially mindful of three very important upcoming dates (January 15, 16, and 20) when our church will have the opportunity to learn more about  Dr. Bill Owen whom our Transition Team is recommending that our church call to be our Interim/Transitional Pastor.

In the midst of the changes and transitions which CBC will experience in this new year, let me encourage you to rely on our always faithful Lord Whose unconditional and steadfast love for us NEVER CHANGES – Jesus Christ the same yesterday, today and forever (Hebrews 13:8) !
 
Blessed to be your pastor,
Bob

( Pastor’s Paragraphs can be found here.)

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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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Wednesday Evening 1/9/19

Calvary’s Wednesday evenings are back on! Join us for Fellowship Dinner (Spaghetti and Meatballs, Bread Sticks, Vegetable, Dessert, Soup & Salad Bar and Kids Meal) in Fellowship Hall from 5:00-6:15. Dr. Baker will have Bible Study this week at 6:15pm in the Fireside Room, before we start a new 6-week Max Lucado study on 1/23.

4:00pm--Youth Homework Huddle
5:00pm--Fellowship Dinner
5:00pm--Youth Open Gym
5:45pm--Preschool/Children's Music
6:00pm—Transition Team Meeting, EB1 3rd Floor
6:15pm—Legacy Committee Meeting (outside Fireside Room)
6:15pm--Bible Study with Dr. Baker
6:15pm—College Bible Study
6:15pm—Youth Bible Study
6:30pm—Sanctuary Choir Practice
6:35pm--Preschool/Children's Missions

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Congregational Meeting 1/16/19

On Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at 6:15pm we will hold a Congregational Meeting and Question & Answer Session with Dr. Owen. We encourage you to attend to have your transition questions answered.

On Sunday, January 20th, a Special Called Business Meeting will be held at 12:15pm (immediately following 11:00 worship) in the Sanctuary to vote to call Dr. Bill Owen as Transition Pastor/Congregational Coach. On January 20th, we will have The Summit at 10:45 and Combined Worship at 11:00.

The Transition Information page can be found here.

Transition Team Information from 1/6/19 Worship Bulletin Insert: As the last days of Dr. Baker’s ministry at Calvary approach, the Transition Team is ready to ask for the church’s approval for hiring someone to fill the pulpit in the interim as a Transition Pastor and Congregational Coach.  The Team has been in conversation with Dr. Bill Owen since last November.  We invited him to speak on November 25 in our two worship services and many of you were present to hear him speak.  If you were unable to hear him on November 25, you will find a video of his sermon, “A Snapshot of Courage,” by visiting Calvary’s website, www.calvarybaptistchurch.com/sermons or go to the direct link to the video, https://youtu.be/_A9Vp-VlfKl .

 As Transition Pastor, Dr. Owen, a retired pastor with 40 years’ experience in ministry, would preach three Sundays a month at both the 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. worship hours.  In addition he would be on site two other days a month to meet with the staff, assist with worship planning, and help with other ministerial duties as needed. As Congregational Coach, Dr. Owen would guide the congregation in a process of Spiritual Discernment called “40 Days of Prayer.”  In addition he would work with the Transition Team to plan and facilitate several congregational discussions and small group meetings, evaluate written questionnaires, as well as visit Sunday School Classes.   The information collected from the members of the congregation would lead to the development of the  Congregational Profile and Next Pastor Profile. The profile information collected would be given to the future Pulpit Committee to use in selecting the new Senior Pastor. Dr. Owen explains, "I enjoy transition/interim pastoral leadership and preaching, coming alongside churches in the development of direction and identity through a healthy, strength-based congregational process.”

 Three Important Dates:

Tuesday, January 15, 2019, 6:00 p.m. – Presentation of Dr. Owen to the Deacon Board with a time of Question and Answer, and a vote on whether to recommend Dr. Owen as Transition Pastor/Congregational Coach to the Congregation.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019, 6:15 p.m. – Congregational Meeting and Question and Answer Session with Dr. Owen. We encourage you to attend to have your transition questions answered.

Sunday, January 20, 2019, 12:15 p.m. (immediately after 11:00 a.m. worship) Special Called Business Meeting for a vote to call Dr. Owen as Transition Pastor/Congregational Coach.

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Special Called Business Meeting 1/20/19

On Sunday, January 20th, 2019, a Special Called Business Meeting will be held at 12:15pm (immediately following 11:00 worship) in the Sanctuary to vote to call Dr. Bill Owen as Transition Pastor/Congregational Coach. On January 20th, we will have The Summit at 10:45 and Combined Worship at 11:00.

On Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at 6:15pm we will hold a Congregational Meeting and Question & Answer Session with Dr. Owen. We encourage you to attend to have your transition questions answered.

The Transition Information page can be found here.

Transition Team Information from 1/6/19 Worship Bulletin Insert: As the last days of Dr. Baker’s ministry at Calvary approach, the Transition Team is ready to ask for the church’s approval for hiring someone to fill the pulpit in the interim as a Transition Pastor and Congregational Coach.  The Team has been in conversation with Dr. Bill Owen since last November.  We invited him to speak on November 25 in our two worship services and many of you were present to hear him speak.  If you were unable to hear him on November 25, you will find a video of his sermon, “A Snapshot of Courage,” by visiting Calvary’s website, www.calvarybaptistchurch.com/sermons or go to the direct link to the video, https://youtu.be/_A9Vp-VlfKl .

 As Transition Pastor, Dr. Owen, a retired pastor with 40 years’ experience in ministry, would preach three Sundays a month at both the 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. worship hours.  In addition he would be on site two other days a month to meet with the staff, assist with worship planning, and help with other ministerial duties as needed. As Congregational Coach, Dr. Owen would guide the congregation in a process of Spiritual Discernment called “40 Days of Prayer.”  In addition he would work with the Transition Team to plan and facilitate several congregational discussions and small group meetings, evaluate written questionnaires, as well as visit Sunday School Classes.   The information collected from the members of the congregation would lead to the development of the  Congregational Profile and Next Pastor Profile. The profile information collected would be given to the future Pulpit Committee to use in selecting the new Senior Pastor. Dr. Owen explains, "I enjoy transition/interim pastoral leadership and preaching, coming alongside churches in the development of direction and identity through a healthy, strength-based congregational process.”

 Three Important Dates:

Tuesday, January 15, 2019, 6:00 p.m. – Presentation of Dr. Owen to the Deacon Board with a time of Question and Answer, and a vote on whether to recommend Dr. Owen as Transition Pastor/Congregational Coach to the Congregation.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019, 6:15 p.m. – Congregational Meeting and Question and Answer Session with Dr. Owen. We encourage you to attend to have your transition questions answered.

Sunday, January 20, 2019, 12:15 p.m. (immediately after 11:00 a.m. worship) Special Called Business Meeting for a vote to call Dr. Owen as Transition Pastor/Congregational Coach.

NC Disaster Relief Meeting 1/13/19

Brian Varble has scheduled an informational meeting for the planned trip to the Whiteville, NC area on Monday, February 18 through Saturday, February 23 to help with Hurricane Florence disaster relief efforts with our CBF Kentucky partners. The meeting will be at 9:30am in the gym on Sunday, January 13th. Contact Brian Varble via email or phone for more information.

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Transition Information Update 1/6/19

The Transition Team has updated the Transition Information page with an announcement distributed on Sunday, January 6, 2019 in Sunday School folders, the 11:00 worship bulletin, and in early worship. The Transition Information page can be viewed here. The printable announcement document can be found here.

Sunday at Calvary 1/6/19

Join us for worship at 8:30 or 11:00 on Epiphany Sunday. Dr. Baker shares the sermon “Going Home Another Way” and we’ll have a scripture reading from Matthew 2:1-12. The worship bulletin can be found here. The Bible Buddies and Bible Drill kick-off lunch is at 12:10. It’s not too late to join! Youth ministry Sunday evening activities resume this week.

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Sunday at Calvary 12/30/18

On Sunday, December 30th, the First Sunday of Christmas, Calvary will have combined worship at 11:00 in the Sanctuary. Rev. Hank Ellington’s sermon, “View From the Sycamore Tree,” (based on Luke 19:1-10 and John 10:3) draws upon the gospel of Luke and tells the stories of a tax collector and a baseball player. The worship bulletin can be found here. We will have Sunday School at 9:45am on December 30th. Hope to see you at church!

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I Quit--The Summit Sermon Series Starts 1/13/19

Start the New Year off right by…QUITTING. In The Summit sermon series kicking off 1/13, Niki Hays will take a look at things we need to QUIT doing in order to better live out our purpose in the Kingdom.
Jan. 13—I Quit… Comparing Myself to Others
Jan. 20—I Quit… Complaining
Feb. 3— I Quit… Making Excuses
Feb. 10— I Quit… Living in the Past

The Summit is at 10:45am in Fellowship Hall. It’s a contemporary worship service for college students, but you don’t have to be a college student to attend. All are welcome!




 

Christmas Eve at Calvary 12/24/18

The highlight of our Advent Season is the Christmas Eve Candlelight Communion service beginning at 6:00 p.m. Join us as we read the Christmas story from the Bible, sing Christmas hymns, light the Advent wreath Christ candle, celebrate communion, and invite the entire congregation to participate in our candle-lighting tradition. All are welcome! The Christmas Eve worship bulletin can be found here.

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Sunday at Calvary 12/23/18

On Sunday December 23rd, the fourth Sunday of Advent, during 11:00 combined worship we’ll light the Candle of Love and celebrate the baptisms of nine new Christians! Dr. Baker will share the message “When God Arrives.” The worship bulletin can be found here.

We will have Sunday School on December 23rd. It’s also Bethlehem morning at 9:45am in the preschool/children’s Sunday School classes. We’ll have Christmas crafts and games for elementary students. Calvary’s preteens will bring the nativity to life for the preschoolers in the Chapel. Invite a friend!

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