At Calvary316 we place a high emphasis on our Sunday service as it provides the optimal time for the church to gather to worship, partake of communion, and spend time in God’s Word. And while we believe consistent attendance on Sunday will afford most ample opportunity to foster genuine community with other believers, we also recognize the reality that many need another outlet for the development of these important relational connections. This is why we encourage those who attend Calvary316 to “Move Beyond the Sunday Service.” Every other initiative we place our energies and resources into (whether it be our monthly Church Fellowship – Ladies, Men’s, Community, or Youth Events, weekly Prayer Community or Free Cereal Bar, or Home Groups) have been created with the specific desire to help our members create community with one another.

FREE COFFEE & CEREAL EVERY SUNDAY: Every Sunday morning before the service we run a full service cereal and coffee bar free for the whole family! In addition to the fact you can’t get cereal for breakfast at McDonalds, Starbucks, or even Dunkin, we offer cereal because this breakfast luxury is one of the few things our culture has still reserved for the home. While the coffee is available throughout the morning, we reserve the cereal for before the service. Come out early, grab a bowl of cereal, and fellowship with your brothers and sisters in Christ.

This year Halloween falls on a Thursday! As we’ve done in years past we’ll be setting up a carnival style outreach in the driveway of Pastor Zach’s home (190 Providence Club Drive, Monroe 30656) in order to minister to the community. Things will begin around 5:30pm and wrap up around 9pm. In addition to handing out candy and inviting people to church, we’ll also have a bounce house and a face-painting booth. If you’d like to come help, please reach out to Pastor Zach directly at [email protected].

If you can’t attend but would still like to be involved there are two additional ways you can participate. First, this year we’ve ordered custom Calvary316 bags you can use to hand out candy at your home. If you have a bunch of kids who trick-or-treat in your neighborhood, on Sunday the 27th feel free to pick up as many of the bags you believe you need.

Secondly, on Sunday the 20th and 27th the kids are going to be preparing the bags with the candy and invite cards for the outreach. To make this a success we’d ask that you donate as much candy as you can spare. You can bring the candy on Sunday and drop it off in the Information Center. Keep in mind the candy needs to be individually wrapped. It would also be wise to avoid nuts or chocolate. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Pastor Zach.

Community Event: November 3 | 12:00 pm

In Act 2:46-47 we’re told the church “continued daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they ate their food with gladness and simplicity of heart, praising God and having favor with all the people.” With this in mind following our Sunday Service we’re going to have a Potluck (Theme: Chili Cook Off). Aside from providing everyone an opportunity to bring a dish to share with the church, these times provide a wonderful opportunity for everyone to hang out, enjoy good food, and develop meaningful community with one another. Upcoming: December 1 (JB’s Gumbo).

Community Event: November 16 | 10:00 am

We’d like to invite you to join us for our semi-monthly “Eat, Pray, Shoot” event hosted at Larry Parkin’s home (390 N. Cross Lane, Monroe 30656). Not only will we have breakfast together, but we’ll also spend time in prayer followed by target practice. YES! You can bring guns to this event. NO CHILDCARE PROVIDED. If you have any questions contact Joe Entrekin ([email protected]).

Community Event: October 20 | 9:00 am

Pastor Zach would like to invite you to join he and a few of the other Elders Sunday, September 15th for our “Connecting Point” gathering. We’ll meet in the Kidzone at 9:00am and be done around 9:45am. In addition to a time of prayer, the fundamental purpose of this gathering is to provide a simple way members and non-members alike can develop a greater connection with the church leadership and in the process get to know their church better. Coffee and donuts will be provided.

Men’s Event: Thursday, TBD | 7:00 pm

Every other Thursday Pastor Zach hosts a Men’s Gathering we are affectionately calling “Man Group.” In addition to a conversation style Bible study through Proverbs, the laid back nature of this meeting intends to create a comfortable environment whereby men can be free to share what’s going on in their lives, receive council and advice, as well as pray. Most Thursdays the men will be meeting at the church, but we’d encourage you to reach out just in case we decided to meet at someone’s home — [email protected] or 678-438-9202.

The word “Sabbatical” finds its root in the Biblical term “Sabbath.” While it has a more broad application than our understanding of a weekly Sabbath, a Sabbatical is a period of time set aside for intentional rest and relaxation. More than a vacation, you might think of a Sabbatical as a break from the normal grind for the specific purposes of refreshment and renewal.

At Calvary316 there is no doubt our Sunday morning service is 100% dependent on our faithful volunteers. Every aspect to making Sunday morning a special experience requires the sacrifice of both time and energy from our members. Knowing that over the course of a 52-week year this can become a grind, we designate a few Sundays a year to be a church-wide Sabbatical.

On December 29, 2019 we will not be having our normal Sunday service. Furthermore, June 7 and July 5 of 2020 will be our summer dates. Whether you utilize this weekend as an opportunity to schedule your family vacation or simply choose to relax at home with your children, we hope you enjoy the break and come back the following Sunday renewed and refreshed.