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. While we believe consistent attendance on Sunday will afford the 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, the Free Cereal Bar, or Home Groups) has been created with the specific desire to help our members create community with one another.

Linguistically, 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 simply being 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 unique and 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 have decided to set aside Sunday, June 16th & Sunday, July 7th as a church-wide Sabbatical. Whether you utilize this weekend as an opportunity to schedule a family vacation or simply choose to relax at home, we hope you enjoy the break and come back the following Sunday renewed and refreshed.

On Sunday, April 7th, we’re going to be having our next Connecting Point. Once a month before the church service (9:15-10:00 AM) Mike Bower is going to be leading a small group in the Kidzone. Open to all, in addition to refreshments, this time is dedicated to building community as well as spending time in prayer. For more information, you can email Pastor Zach at [email protected].

On April 21st, directly following the Sunday service, we’ll be having our monthly Church Potluck. The theme for this month’s get-together is “Mexican” so we encourage everyone to bring their favorite dish to share. If you have any questions or would like to volunteer to bring additional items such as plates, drinks, ice, or utensils, simply email Pastor Zach at [email protected]. Other scheduled dates: May 26th.

Whether you’re an empty-nester or a new mom we’d like to invite all of the mothers of Calvary316 to join Jessica Adams at the church around 10 AM for a time of fellowship and conversation while the kids play. Coffee and donuts will be provided, but we’d ask that you plan to pack a lunch for your little one. If you are planning to attend, please RSVP each week by texting Jessica at 404-803-2723.

Calvary Youth Events:

June 1st: Poolin at the Parkins… Jump into Summer by diving into the pool at the Parkins (390 North Cross Lane Rd, Monroe). 1PM drop off with a 6PM pickup. In addition to swimming, we’ll have providing hot dogs, hamburgers, snacks and more.

July 11-13th: Deep South Youth Conference… Mark your calendars! More details will be coming this Spring!

Join Pastor Zach, Pope Creighton, Justin (AKA Spice Daddy), and a rotation of different guys from the church for an unscripted-Bible-study every Wednesday night at 8 PM. The show streams on our YouTube channel as well as Facebook page making it easy to interact in real time. On Thursday the audio is released on our podcast. You can learn more about the ministry of Outlaw Radio by visiting

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 before the service. Come out early, grab a bowl of cereal, and fellowship with your brothers and sisters in Christ.