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Ash Wednesday Service

Ash Wednesday Service
February 10 at 6:30pm
Ash Wednesday signifies the beginning of Lent, the 40-day period before Easter.  The season of Lent is intended to be our time of preparation for Easter.  Come worship with us in the Fellowship Hall at 6:30pm on February 10 as we symbolically begin our Lenten journey together and learn to use the season of Lent to prepare our lives for the celebration of Easter. You won’t want to miss this special time of worship .

Needed: Hygiene Items for Haiti

Hygiene Kits for Haiti
A mission team will be traveling to Haiti, March 11-20.  On this trip, we will be performing check ups on children in several schools.  We would like to bring small hygiene kits for the schools.  Listed below are some of the items needed.
Liquid Antibacterial Soap
Toothbrushes & Toothpaste
Wash Clothes
Band Aids
All donations should be dropped off at the Donation Station located in Education Building 2 or at the ROC desk.

By-Laws Revision Committee Notification

The By-laws Revision Committee intends to bring a motion before the church at the February 28th Business Meeting to repeal, in its entirety, the Calvary Baptist Church Constitution.  The provisions contained in the Constitution will then be incorporated into the revision to the By-Laws, which will also be voted on at the Business Meeting.  This notice is given in order to comply with the requirement of the Constitution.

Calvary Christmas Project

The 2015 Christmas Project dates are set!  Plan now how you can be a part of this special Calvary mission outreach for our community!
Now thru December 9th - Collection of gently used clothing, toys & household items
November 4th - November 29th - Children’s “Wish List” Distribution
November 29th -“Wish List” Gifts to be returned to church
Will begin December 2nd - Gift wrapping of children’s gifts
December 16th - Food Box pre-assembly
December 16th & 17th - Move clothing, toys & household items upstairs
December 18th - Food pick-up and unloading
December 18th - Fill Food Boxes with nonperishable items
December 18th - Move “Wish List” gifts to ROC
December 19th - Distribution and Pick-up Day
Christmas Project Special Offering Pew Envelopes will be available beginning in November.  Your contribution helps to purchase food items for the 160+ families that we will be providing for this Christmas.

Youth Minister Candidate - Justin Sizemore

Justin Sizemore 

God has blessed me with a calling to build relationships with students, speak the truth andlove of Jesus Christ to the world with them, and journey alongside them as they discover a calling for their lives, explore what that calling means now, and what that calling will mean in the future.

Ministry Experience:

Smoke Rise Baptist Church, Stone Mountain, GA; July 2013 - Present
Associate to Minister of Families with Youth; July 2013 - December 2013

• Built relationships with youth
• Assisted in teaching Wednesday and Sunday evening Bible studies and Sunday School
• Responsible for sending out the weekly electronic newsletter to youth and youth parents
• Led trips to PASSPORT Camps and CBF of Georgia Fall Youth Retreat
• Wrote curriculum for, planned, and led a Winter Retreat to Gatlinburg, TNInterim Minister to Families with Youth; January 2014 - August 2014
• Fulfilled role while also being a full-time seminary student• Sent out the weekly electronic newsletter to youth and parents
• Taught Sunday and Wednesday evening Bible studies and Sunday School
• Coordinated Sunday School teacher schedule and recruited volunteers to teach
• Maintained relationships with the youth and walked with them through a time of transition
• Maintained and operated the youth ministry budget
• Planned a full spring and summer ministry schedule
• Led trips to CBF of Georgia youth events and PASSPORT Camps
• Coordinated, planned and led an in-house Disciple Now event
• Implemented a Youth Leadership Team and led monthly meetings
• Worked closely with other ministerial staff
• Participated in worship on Sunday mornings
• Bridged the gap between the former minister and the incoming minister
• Worked closely with incoming minister to help him transition

Ministry Associate with Youth; August 2014 - Present

• Co-lead youth group with current Minister to Families with Youth
• Responsible for sending out the weekly electronic newsletter to youth and youth parents
• Continue to help plan and lead youth events
• Continue building relationships with current and incoming youth
• Coordinate Sunday School teacher schedule and recruit volunteers to teach
• Continue to participate in Worship on Sundays
• Work closely with the other ministers on staff

Calvary Baptist Church, Lexington, KY; August 2012 - May 2013
College Ministry Intern:

• Built relationships with college students
• Prepared, practiced, and led music for the college worship service
• Helped plan and lead in other areas of the college worship service
• Help lead Bible studies on Wednesday evenings at HighPoint
• Helped plan other special events within the college ministry
• Preached for the youth ministry’s Disciple Now

First Baptist Church, Frankfort, KY; January 2012 - July 2012
Interim Youth Minster:

• Built relationships with students
• Worked closely with student leaders as they planned and led a youth retreat
• Maintained and operated the youth budget
• Planned and taught Bible study on Wednesday evenings
• Taught Sunday School
• Coordinated Sunday School teacher schedule and recruited volunteers to teach
• Planned a full spring and summer ministry schedule
• Participated in Worship on Sunday mornings
• Preached one Sunday
• Participated in staff meetings
• Wrote curriculum for, planned, and led a youth mission trip to Owsley County, Ky
• Worked closely with incoming minister to help her transition

Georgetown Baptist Church, Georgetown, KY; May 2011 - August 2011
Summer Youth Intern:

• Built relationships with students
• Planned and led Wednesday afternoon youth activities
• Planned, prepared, and led a variety of Bible studies and social youth events
• Help lead in other summer activities in the church including Vacation Bible School
• Helped plan and lead a student mission outreach day with the Georgetown community
• Participated in staff meetings
• Led in Worship through reading scripture and playing the guitar
• Asked to preach on my final Sunday

East Somerset Baptist Church, Somerset, KY; August 2008 - July 2009
Middle School Youth Minister:

• Built relationships with students
• Planned and led a Wednesday evening worship service
• Led small group discussions
• Planned and led a middle school retreat to Gatlinburg, TN
• Helped plan and lead Vacation Bible School
• Put together a parent and volunteer support team


McAfee School of Theology, Atlanta, GA

Master of Divinity in Congregational Ministry, to be completed, spring 2016

Georgetown College, Georgetown, KY

Bachelor of Arts in Religion with a double minor in Philosophy and Psychology, 2013

McAfee School of Theology- August 2013 - Present

Experience and Josiah Penfield Full Tuition Scholarship: August 2013 - Present

Award and Honors:

Awards Student Advocacy and Leadership Team Chair: May 2015 - Present

Admissions Office Student Worker: May 2014 - Present

Student Advocacy and Leadership Team Historian: May 2014 - May 2015


Academy of Preachers

Glenn Armstrong Preaching Festival: September 2011

Festival of Young Preachers: January 2012

CBF General Assembly Festival of Young Preachers: June 2014


Georgetown College- August 2009 - May 2013

Full Tuition, Room, and Board Scholarship- August 2009 - May 2013

Presidents House Association Membership Chair- August 2010 - May 2011

Campus Ministry Leadership Team Member- January 2010 - May 2010

Freshman Family Group Leader- August 2010 - May 2011

Presidents House Association Social Chair- May 2011 - May 2012

Resident Life Resident Assistant- August 2011 - May 2012

Campus Ministry Leadership Team Freshman Ministries Co-Coordinator- May 2011- May



Crossings Camps - June 2010 - August 2010

Summer Camp Staff- Bible Study and Recreation Leader

Somerset Community College - September 2006 - July 2009

Information Technology Assistant

Support Mission Lexington with the Good Giving Challenge

Join us in supporting Mission Lexington in the GoodGiving Challenge.
The charity with the most votes (among 100 of the nonprofit organizations that are participating) between October 19 and November 12 will receive a Bluegrass Community Foundation $5,000 endowment.  Just visit the Pie Five Pizza at Fayette Mall to vote.  Just tell them at the cash register “I want to give Mission Lexington a high five”. 
That’s all there is to it. 

Bylaws Revision

The Bylaws Committee has been meeting on a regular basis to review and update our current Bylaws.  A draft of the proposed revisions for the Bylaws can be reviewed online at  You can access them under News and Events.  There is also a place where you can make comments about the proposed changes.  Suggestions and comments are welcome.  

Room In The Inn


Once again we are going to participate in this wonderful ministry to those in our downtown community.  If your Sunday School Class has not signed up to host a Sunday, please sign up by September 27th.

Room In The Inn
Overnight Host Meeting
Sunday, October 11
9:30 am in the Gym
We are going to have a short information/orientation for anyone who is interested in serving as an overnight host for Room In The Inn.  There will be a time also to sign up for the night that suits your schedule.  This is an excellent ministry and is a way for you to bring dignity and respect to the needy in our community.  Please make this meeting a priority.

Donations Needed for the Chrysalis House Closet

The Chrysalis House is a nonprofit organization who helps women with substance abuse problems get back on their feet AND they are right at Calvary’s back door.  Many of the women in the program come to the ROC for exercise and recreation as well as volunteering their services.  Calvary has a small closet where we are able to provide clothing and misc. items for these women and their children.  As you are cleaning out your closets, please consider donating the following items:
· Women’s fall/winter clothing
· Jewelry
· Perfume/Bath & Body Items
· Fall/Winter Shoes & Purses
· Winter clothing for children
  through 4T
· Small toys and books for children
  through 4T
Items can be dropped at the donation station IN Education Bldg 2.  Any questions: Contact Brian Varble or Maurine Mitchell.