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CentriKid 2019 Interest Mtg 1/27/19

There will be an interest meeting for 2019 CentriKid camp on Sunday, January 27th at 9:40am in the Fireside Room.  The camp, for current 4th-6th graders,  will take place on July 8-12 on the campus of Campbellsville University in Campbellsville, Kentucky. This year’s them is “All Access” John 17:3.

Contact Carrie Beth at or at 254-3491 if you would like  further information.

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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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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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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,

( 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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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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Bible Drill/Bible Buddies 2019

Children will learn to use their Bible better, locate Scripture easily, and how to learn verses quickly and have a fun time while doing it! Join fourth, fifth, and sixth graders in our church for Children’s Bible Drill or second – third graders for Bible Buddies. Both activities follow 11:00 worship on Sundays and begin around 12:15. First, we eat lunch and then we move to Bible Drill or Bible Buddies at 12:35 for the next hour. We will meet from January – the first of May and Bible Buddies meets for six weeks following the parent/child kick-off lunch.

Join us at the kick-off lunch on Sunday, January 6 at 12:10pm
in Room 202, Education Building 2
R.S.V.P. to Carrie Beth by Thursday, January 3rd or 254-3491

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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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Christmas Worship Schedule 2018

Christmas 2018 Worship Services

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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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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Sunday at Calvary 12/16/18

Join us for a very special time of worship on December 16th at 11:00. “The Many Moods of Christmas,” is our service for choir and orchestra featuring traditional Christmas music and hymns with our Music Minister Warren Howell, Organist/Harpsichordist Kevin Raybuck, Pianist Marilyn Fightmaster, the Sanctuary Choir and the Handbell Choirs. We will light the third candle in our advent wreath, the candle of JOY. Watch the service live at 11:00. The worship bulletin can be found here.

The Service of Remembrance will take place on Sunday evening at 6:00pm in the Chapel with a reception following the service.

In addition to worship, we have several Christmas events: the LOGOS Christmas Brunch at 9:45am, the Youth Christmas Party/Progressive Dinner at 4:30, and the K.I.T. Class Fellowship at 5:00pm.


Youth Christmas Party/Progressive Dinner 12/16/18

Sunday the 16th is going to be fun! Meet at church at 4:30 pm and be ready for pickup at 9 pm. Please bring a small gift and PLEASE limit your gift to $10 or under! Your gift can be funny or serious, but please make sure it is appropriate!
Please sign up here to let Justin know you're coming.

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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
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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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.)

 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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