Coronavirus Cancelations

In light of the rapidly unfolding events related to the Coronavirus and out of an abundance of concern for our members and attenders, we’ve decided to cancel all “in-person” church activities for the foreseeable future. This includes  the Home Group at the Parkin’s.

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.

On Wednesday nights Larry and Leslie Parkin host a Home Group that will run through the first week of May. Things begin at 7:00 pm and wrap up no later than 8:30 pm. In addition to fellowship and a time of prayer the night includes a conversational style Bible study through the Book of Hebrews. Childcare is be provide. The Parkin’s home address is (390 N. Cross Lane, Monroe 30656). If you’re coming from the Winder area we’d advise you not use the access to N. Cross Lane from 81 as it is one of the last remaining dirt roads in Walton County and is prone to flooding. As the map illustrates it is better to cut over to Bold Springs Road from 81 using Bentley Road.

Community Event: TBA | 9:00 am

Pastor Zach would like to invite you to join he and a few of the other Elders for our “Connecting Point” gathering before the service. 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.

Community Event: TBA | 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: Soups & Sandwiches). 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.

Community Event: TBA | 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]).

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.

July 5th of 2020 will be our summer date. 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.