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					                                                                   “To HONOR God through worshiping, descipling, loving one another and sharing Christ’s love and saving grace.”

                                                                                                                                                                                                          March 2009

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      SHELBY 28150 N.C.                                                                                                                                                                                    320 Old Boiling Springs Rd.
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           MARCH MEALS
4----Beef Tips, Rice, Green Beans, Corn,           March

Rolls & Dessert



11----No meal, choir to Indian Trail            BIBLE VERSE
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Mike Wood

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Robin Kiser
                                                                                                                                                                                                          David Rabb

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Judy Gibson

18---Chicken, mashed potatoes, green        1
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Keith Cantrell

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Cathy Marshall

beans, gravy, biscuits & dessert             Now, brothers, I want to re-
25---pork chops, pintos, cole slaw, corn-   mind you of the gospel I

bread & dessert                             preached to you, which you
                                            received and on which you have
Please sign up each Sunday if you plan      taken your stand. 2By this gos-
to attend Wednesday night meal.             pel you are saved, if you hold
Donation: $5 youth & adult, $2.50           firmly to the word I preached to

                                            you. Otherwise, you have be-

5yrs. old-up to Youth Under 5 years
                                            lieved in vain.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         CHURCH STAFF

old free.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Shelby, NC 28152

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                                                                                                                                                                                       SERVICE SCHEDULE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             320 Old Boiling Springs Rd.

                                                                                  11:00am Sundays –1390 on your AM dial.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Calvary Baptist Church


                                                                                                  GA, RA & Mission Friends
                                                                                                        Adult Choir Practice
                                                                                                                                                           Sunday School

                                                                                                                                           Evening Praise Worship Service
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Associate Pastor

                                                                                                                                                     Discipleship Training

                                                                                                            Children’s Choir

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Minister of Music and Youth

                                                                                                                                                        Celebration service

                                                                                                   Crossover Youth Worship
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Food Preparer

                                  Calvary ConnectionThe Pastor’s Page

Dear Saints of Calvary Baptist Church

I know many of GOD’S children, these days are fearful. Many of you have forgotten the real source of your security.
The greatest loss among believers are not the jobs but our joy. The BIBLE reminds us over and over again that the
                              joy of our LORD is our strength. But the average believer is running on empty. We
                              have been lulled to sleep by materialism. Our faith has become stagnated. And if
                              anything could be a blessing in the midst of these unprecedented times, it will be
                              when the Church realizes to the level she has fallen and comes back to the LORD.

                                 During the Scottish Revival of 1859, a lawyer named Reginald Radcliffe prayed
                                 earnestly for conversions. He organized a meeting in the town of Old Meldrum, and
                                 the people flocked to the service. The speaker, however, wasn’t a man of soaring
                                 eloquence. He just preached the simple, unadorned Gospel. No one responded to
the appeal, and the audience dispersed to their homes. Radcliffe gathered his discouraged workers around him and
said, “Friends, have faith in God. Let us ask God to send them back.” He began praying, and during his prayer, the
door squeaked. Someone entered, and then another and another. The people were coming back! On their way
home, the villagers had been stricken with conviction, as if the Divine HAND of the ALMIGHTY had stopped them
and compelled them to return. The whole assembly—men, women, children—were in tears, and a work of
transformation began that night that changed the life of the community.

Matt 6:26-33: 26 Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly
Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?     27 Which of you by   taking thought can add one cubit unto
his stature? 28 And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not,
neither do they spin: 29 And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 30
Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more
clothe you, O ye of little faith? 31 Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we
drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? 32 (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father
knoweth that ye have need of all these things. 33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these
things shall be added unto you.

The phrase take no thought, means to be drawn in different directions. It is the word anxiety, which means to be
pulled apart, weighed down. That is exactly what is going on among GOD’S people.

All of this trouble we are experiencing is nothing more than the results of what happens when the sun rises in the
morning. It is especially detrimental on the potters business. The sun melts the wax, revealing the cracks in the
wares of the pretentious potter. He is trying to sell culls for first quality. The heat of the day is certainly revealing to
the customer.

Remember children, we are not home yet. Keep your eyes on JESUS. Until we get home, “have faith in GOD”. (Mark
11:22) Leonard Ravenhill, a revivalist once wrote: “You never have to advertise a fire.”

Pastor Mike

               Calvary Baptist Church Brotherhood
                        Calvary Baptist Church 320 Old Boiling Springs Hwy. Shelby, NC 28152

March 1, 2009
To: Calvary Baptist Church Membership
From: Roger Cox

Thank you for your support this past Saturday night with our first “Singing & Supper” celebration.
It was great to have so many of you come out on a cold rainy February night to hear the Kings
Mountain Gospel Group Five for Christ. Wow, what a tremendous blessing it was to have Rodney
Adcock and several men from Crossroads Rescue Mission on-hand to share their personal testimo-
nies during breaks. I’m sure you were blessed as I was and it appeared to lift the spirits of our min-
isterial staff too.

I appreciate the contributions so many of you gave whether it was food, time, money, or prayer sup-
port. For this to be a Brotherhood event it sure had a lot of ladies hands involved. Face it; we
couldn’t do it without our sisters in Christ. Special thanks to Susan Clemmer and David Kester for
working behind the scenes providing the sound support and bulk of the meal.

The generous love offering collected at the end of the service was split between the two guest
groups. After covering the cost of the meal prepared at the church, we had $79.00 left to go toward
upcoming mission efforts. With warmer weather and longer days just around the corner it will be
time for our men to begin some hands-on projects. Keep us in mind when you have a need and con-
tinue praying for our group.

Remember my friends; we all have a story to tell. As Christians the most beautiful story we can
share is the glorious Gospel of Christ Jesus. God tells us in his Word found in Eph.4:4-6 “There is
one body, and one Spirit…..5One Lord, one faith, one baptism, 6One God and Father of all, who is
above all, and through all, and in you all.” Share this love of Christ with someone today! To God
be the Glory!

Your Brother in Christ,
Roger S. Cox

  Senior Adult Music Day - Calvary Prime-timers                        Mark Your Calendar—March 2009
                                                          3-1 YAC Edwards/Best
Our associational Senior Adult Music Day is coming        3-2 Mission Action to meet at the home of Jewell Grigg, 6:00pm
                                                          3-3 Prime Timers @10:00am
 up on March 12th, 2009. Senior groups from area
                                                          3-5 C Team for CARE 10:00am
churches will gather for a day of rehearsal, fun, food,   3-8 Daylight savings time begins
and fellowship. The following Sunday, they will put       3-8 YAC Jarrell’s
                    on a concert.                         3-10 Leadership Team 6:30pm
                                                          3-11 Indian Trail 1st Baptist Trip
                                                          3-12 A Team for CARE 10:00am
  If you would like to be a part of this event, now is
                                                          2-15 Baby Shower for Jamie Stevens & Baby Luke 3:00-4:30pm
the time to get involved. I will be obtaining the ma-     3-15 PM Service at Elizabeth Baptist
  terial for this day soon, so I need to get an idea of   3-19 R Team for CARE 6:30pm
    how many books I need. If you have not been           3-22 Feed The Flock, donation fundraiser lunch for new brace for
participating in the Calvary Prime-timers, please join    Ms. Cathy.
                                                          3-22 Business Meeting
 us at our next meeting. We meet every Tuesday in
                                                          3-24 Leadership Team 6:30pm
            the fellowship hall at 10:00 am.              3-25 E Team for CARE 6:30pm
                                                          3-26 Mission night meetings 6:30pm
                                                          3-29 Sacrificial Sunday, No Evening Services
             Deacon Info for March
Closing (AM&PM)         -      Bridges
Closing (Wednesday)     -      Jarrell                    *Baptist Men Brotherhood each Mon at 7:00pm
Hospital Visitation     -      Bright-Bridges             *Prime-Timers meets each Tuesday at 10:00am
Homebound Visitation -         Champion-Allen
Nursing Home Visitation -      Rabb-Marshall              To see this Newsletter in living color go to
                                                          Calvary’s web site at
Benevolence               - Rabb/Jarrell                  And click on the NEWSLETTER link at the top
Baptism                   - Champion/Jarrell              And left of the page. You can also see past and present Sun-
Lord’s Supper             - Champion/Bridges/             day bulletins on the web site.
Pers. Committee Rep       - Strickland

Lee Allen                 -    704.487.6228
Glen Bright               -    704.482.1330
Don Bridges               -    704.487-5349
Keith Champion             -   704.484.3104               Mission Action will meet on Tuesday, March 3rd at 6:00
Curtis Jarrell             -   704.434.5025               pm to visit assigned nursing homes followed by our
Gary Strickland           -    704.487.4675               meeting at Yamato Express .

                                                                                  Altar Flowers
                                                          1       open
                                                          8       David Fisher
                will be sponsoring                        15      open
               Blood Pressure                             22      open
                                                          29      open
checks on the last Sunday of each
month. The checks will                                    Please call the church office 704-482-8302 to sign up to place
                                                          flowers for Sunday Worship. If you have a specific date in 2008
take place between SS                                     you would like to place flowers please let us know so that we can
and the morning ser-                                      reserve that date for you.
vice in the Nursery.

                                                                     Kellie & Sandra Edwards are our nursery
                                                                     coordinators, please let them know if you
                                                                            would like to be a part of this
                                                                              ministry. 704-484-3238

                                                         Sunday AM
                                                         1-Deb Jolly/Nancy Oats
 Hannah Clemmer 1                                        8-Heather Caldwell/Hannah Clemmer/Erika
 Chris Renfroe     1                                     Rippy
                        Kirby & Debbie Hoyle      5
 Rachael Oaks      2
                        Keith & Sherry Champion 6
                                                         15-Emily Wallace
 Debbie Kelley 2                                         22-Bradley Champion/Samantha
                        David & Linda Rabb        7
 Haley Johnson 3
 Jimmy Turner      3
                        Deric & Elena Hoyle       16     29-Joy/Alexis Turner
                        Richard & Betty Watterson 16
 Caleb Wallace 3
                        Mike & Marsha Wood        25     Sunday PM
 Scott Canipe      5
 Mary Gronzo       6    Jim & Martha Cox          26     1-Becky Smith
 Pansy Craft       7                                     8-Alexis/Joy Turner
 Jean Helton       7                                     15-Thelma Vandyke
 Julie Fisher      8                                     22-Sandra Edwards
 John Jarrell      9                                     29-John Kiser
                         If you don’t see your special
 Lacey Spangler 11
                         date here, please call us at
 Seth Buff         12
                         704-482-8302 or Email           Wednesday PM
 Melanie Ezell     15
 Sandra Johnson 15
                         Cathy:                          4-Becky Smith
 Kelli Clark       16          11-Dolores Ridings
 Caitlin Price     17                                    18-Joy Turner
 Edna Yeomans 18                                         25-Becky Smith
 Elizabeth Collins 18
 Karen Best        19
 Stan Lowery       19
 Jeannie Dawson 21
 Ashley Jarrell    21                                    Christians
 Gene Spangler 21
 Kathryn Bardwil 21                                      Actively
 Steve Knapp       22
 Stetson Patton 22                                       Reaching
 Debbie Hendrick 23
 Jordan Turner     26                                    Everyone
 Jacob Baker       28
 Lauren Johnson 29
 Cindy Wallace 29                                        CARE News - Thanks for everyone involved in the
 Dolly Collum      30                                    CARE ministry. Look in the bulletin for a new way
                                                         to inform me and the church about the ways you
                                                         are caring. I know that CARE is happening
                                                         through several different avenues and at times
                                                         other than the organized CARE time. Please look
                                                         for the information form in the bulletin and fill it
                                                         out. This is difficult because many Christians do
                                                         not want to brag or boast about the ways they care
                                                         and I understand this; however, it can be encour-
                                                         aging to others to hear about how Christians and
               Calvary Classics                          Calvary members are ministering. The form can be
The Calvary Classics will meet Monday, March             filled out anonymously. Thank you for giving to the
30th at 10:00AM. The meal will include rotisse-          Lord.
rie chicken.                                             May God Bless,
Look forward to seeing you there! Phyliss                Joy Turner
                                                         CARE Director

                    High School Youth                                                                 TeamKID
           Join us on Sundays at 9:45 a.m.                                                    5:30-7:00 pm each Sunday
                                                                                We have a place for your child ages 3
                For a new Bible Study
                                                                                yrs through 5th grade. Registration
            “The Battlefield of the Mind”                                            forms are in the vestibule.
                   By Joyce Meyer
             Written especially for teens
                                                                                     March Youth After Church Schedule
                                                                                1        Sandra Baker / Karen Best
                                                                                8        Jarrell’s
                                                                                15       Senior Choir to Elizabeth Baptist Church
                                                                                22       Cantrell’s
          This bible study will begin on                                        29       No Evening Services
                                                                                If you are willing to host, please see Keith as he is preparing the YAC
               March 1st at 9:45 a.m.
           for students in grades 9 – 12                                        Calendar . Thanks in advance!
           (Held upstairs in Youth Room)

                          Come Join Us!                                                      SUMMER YOUTH CAMP
                                                                                 As you all know, our “Parade of Tables” and talent
                                                                                 show was a big success. It was truly food, fun and
                               HEADS UP!                                         fellowship as well as bringing us closer to our goal
CARE visitation is the first Wednesday night of the month. This month            of paying for our trip to Lifeway’s Centrifuge/M-
                          we plan to visit children at the hospital. We’ll be    Fuge on July 6th-11th. Many thanks to all who made
                          traveling on the church bus.                           this evening possible. However the fundraiser's
                          On March 20th, we will be having a lock-in at
                                                                                 aren’t over! We’re still planning a carwash with a
                          the church so dust off your sleeping bags. This
                          will be a great time for snacks, fun and fellow-       tentative date of May 16th. Stay tuned for info from
                          ship.                                                  Keith.
                          Monday, March 30th, we are planning for a
BOWLING trip. As always, check with brother Keith for details.

  Food for Thought—Satan's Garage Sale

  Once upon a time, Satan was having a garage sale. There, standing in little groups were all of his bright, shiny trinkets. Here
  were tools that make it easy to tear others down for use as stepping stones. And over there were some lenses for magnifying
  ones own importance, which, if you looked through them the other way, you could also use to belittle others, or even one's
  self. Against the wall was the usual assortment of gardening implements guaranteed to help your pride grow by leaps and
  bounds: the rake of scorn, the shovel of jealousy for digging a pit for your neighbor, the tools of gossip and backbiting, of
  selfishness and apathy. All of these were pleasing to the eye and came complete with fabulous promises and guarantees of
  prosperity. Prices, of course, were steep; but not to worry! Free credit was extended to one and all. "Take it home, use it, and
  you won't have to pay until later!" old Satan cried, as he hawked his wares.

  The visitor, as he browsed, noticed two well worn, non-descript tools standing in one corner. Not being nearly as tempting as
  the other items, he found it curious that these two tools had price tags higher than any other. When he asked why, Satan just
  laughed and said, "Well, that's because I use them so much. If they weren't so plain looking, people might see them for what
  they were." Satan pointed to the two tools, saying, "You see, that one's Doubt and that one's Discouragement -- and those
  will work when nothing else will."

           Attention All Ladies

   Are you interested in attending
           Women of Faith
               in 2009

        This year’s conference
   Will be held on November 6th & 7th
          Greensboro Coliseum
             Greensboro, NC

      Attend “A Grand New Day”
    2009 Women of Faith Conference

        Tickets for the 2-day Conference
           (Including Lunch both days)
    Premium Seats: $99 (Group of 10 or more)
            $109 (Less than 10 tickets)

        We will also secure a hotel room for
    one or two nights for those that are interested
           (Approximate cost: $30/night)

  If interested, please see Robin Kiser
 by February 22nd so we can make plans
  to attend --- This is a fun, spirit-filled,
much-needed weekend you will not forget.


      “FAMILY FUN DAY”                                 NO EVENING SERVICES on
         March 29th                                         MARCH 15th
                  We will have family                         WE WILL ATTEND
                   events, no Sunday                ELIZABETH BAPTIST CHURCH @6:00PM
                        School.                         TO SUPPORT OUR SENIOR CHOIR
                 Services will begin at
   10:30am, dinner on the grounds,
    Games & fun in the afternoon,
  ending with an ice cream fellowship

            Anything above tithes, will be
            dedicated to the building debt
        reduction. Be watching for your special
                                                               The Music of Calvary
                                                                CD’s AVAILABLE
                                                     Donations benefit Calvary’s transportation fund.
   OPPORTUNITY FOR                                      Listen to cuts from this CD by going to:
  Bailey Smith Evangelism Conference
 Has invited the Calvary Worship Choir to
     sing with other choirs March 11,                                                   This Is
   @ Indian Trail First Baptist Church                                                   YOUR
 Today is the last day to sign up for the bus &                                        Newslet-
 meal. There will be a Bible Study here (led by                                           ter!
Gary Strickland) for those not attending the con-
                                                                                     This news-
        ference. There will be no youth or
          children’s activities that night.                                          letter is pub-
Also Prime Timers be watching for more informa-                                      lished 12
  tion on trip to Helen GA on May 15th & 16th.                                       times per
                                                       year by Calvary Baptist Church, 320 Old
                                                       Boiling Springs Rd, Shelby, NC as an ex-
                                                       tension to the ministry of the church. If
     INVITES OUR CHURCH FAMILY                         there is information that is missing or
              TO JOIN THEM                             something that you would like to see,
      SUNDAY, MARCH 22 @6:00PM                         please contact us! Give your comments
         For an evening of worship                     directly to Cathy, call the church or email
               Special guest                           us: or
           Michael Boggs,                     Considerations for
    Guitarist and vocalist with the group FFH          the newsletter should be submitted by
  This would be an excellent time to encourage         the 25th of each month.
young people in your church family to be inspired
         by a very interesting faith story