Women of Mt. Calvary, To God be the glory….GREAT things He has done and is doing. Truly as we have seen and witnessed in our own lives and the lives of the sisters around us, the Simply Redeemed in our midst are the amazingly remarkable women of God of all ages from all walks of life and with all kinds of stories about the Lord has done in our lives. We have just finished a wonderful women’s conference that was a spiritual success and if we have learned no other lesson from that gathering it is that we need to keep on telling our story! Every sister has a story to tell; a story about what God has done in you…. and through you….. because of you and even in spite of you…so tell your story. Don’t let the devil make you ashamed of your story because e of the details of your destiny in the making. Remember it is not how you start, but how you end of that truly matters. This is why the Word of God in Psalm 107:2 admonishes and reminds us – Let the redeemed of the Lord say so! If you claim Jesus as Lord, then you have been redeemed, bought with a price, cleared with the payments of Jesus’ life; recovered from a life of sin and shame therefore you have the eternal right to SAY SO! Tell your story because your story may very well be the catalyst to another an sister’s redemption; it may be the lynchpin that helps another woman hold on until she can see her way through to victory. On this Women’s Day 2012, celebrate your sisters, celebrate yourselves and celebrate your God. You may not be where you want to o be, but thank God you are not where you used to be. You have grown even from where you were yesterday to how the Lord has blessed you to see today. Share a part of yourself with someone else and open your heart to receive what another sister may have to t share with you. It may just be the blessing that you have been looking for. We serve an amazingly powerful God who is not just a very present help in trouble, He is a very present Savior for our every need and desire. So, let the redeemed of the Lord say ay Amen, Alleluia, thank you Jesus, God be praised ~ and tell it like you feel it to honor and glory of Almighty God.
Worshipping Him with My Witness,
Rev. Dr. Lora F. Hargrove Assistant Pastor
O u r G u e s t P re a c h e r . . . Rev.
Debra Hickman is a lifelong Baltimore City resident and a recent
recipient of her Masters of Divinity Degree from The Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology on the campus of Virginia Union University. She is the proud daughter of Johnnie Hickman, Sr., who has been her rock since the early passing of her mother, Hattie Hickman.
Rev. Hickman graduated from The Baltimore School of The Bible in 1995 and received her call to preach in September, 1996. She delivered her initial sermon at the City Temple of Baltimore (Baptist) under the Pastorate of Rev. Dr. Grady A. Yeargin, Jr. January 17, 1997 where she presently serves as Assistant to the Pastor. She has been instrumental in City Temple's winter shelter program, AIDS Ministry, the Praise and Worship Team, Adult Sunday School and formerly served as Youth Minister, where she became affectionately known as Rev. Debbie and implemented the Dance Ministry. She is actively involved with the American Baptist Churches of the South and served as the President of the Area I Minister’s Council and VicePresident and President of the Regional Minister’s Council. Rev. Hickman is the co-founder of Sisters Together And Reaching, Inc. (STAR) - a faith-based, non-profit, community-based organization that provides spiritual support and direct services and prevention education to HIV/AIDS infected, affected and at-risk African-Americans. Since its inception, she has served STAR in the capacity of President/CEO and has led a fledgling oneemployee organization to a thriving 20-plus employee, nationally and internationally renowned organization.
Debbie is an ongoing consultant to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In 1999, she was selected to be among the first 40 CDC Leadership Scholars. Under the leadership of the former Mayor Martin O'Malley and past City Council President Sheila Dixon, Rev. Hickman was appointed to serve as a Commissioner for the Baltimore City HIV Commission and recently appointed by the White House Secretary of Health and Human Service Office to the Centers for Disease Control/Health Resource Services Administration Advisory Board. She is a lecturer in demand, both locally and internationally. She is the devoted and proud mother of Kelly Woolford, Randi Woods, and the Rev. Dr. Donté L. Hickman, Sr., a beautiful daughter in-law Danielle Hickman and the wonderfully blessed grandmother of Kiara and Kayla Woolford, Donté Jr. and Dawson Luke.
favorite scripture is Psalm 34, and she attempts to carry this scripture out
through a life that truly blesses the Lord by following his commands and sharing His love wherever she goes. Rev. Hickman is known as a visionary and her motto is, "Be Forward Focused and Not Past Possessed".
Sunday, May 6, 2012 Women’s Day 2012 Order of Divine Worship
CALL TO WORSHIP……………………………………………………………………………...Clergy INVOCATION……………………………………………………………………………………...Clergy OPENING SELECTION ................................................................................. ”Glorify the Lord” PRAISE AND WORSHIP…………………………………………………………………Praise Team *** HYMN OF PRAISE…………………..………”Redeemed”………………….…..…………..No. 384 SCRIPTURE…………………………………………………………………...…..Sister Mazel Pernell Psalm 107:1-5 *** PRAYER............................................................................................................Sister Stella Price CHORAL RESPONSE.................................................................................................. ” Always” *** WOMEN’S DAY LITANY ......................................................................................Sister Erin Gary MINISTRY OF MUSIC ................................................................................... Women’s Day Choir ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF VISITORS .................................................................................Clergy PASTORAL COMMENTS.......................................................... ......................Pastor Leon Grant *** CELEBRATION OF GIVING LITANY ...................................................................................Clergy OFFERING SELECTION................................................................................ Women’s Day Choir OFFERTORY RESPONSE.................................................................................................. No. 536 *** INTRODUCTION OF THE SPEAKER ............................................... Reverend Dr. Lora Hargrove SERMONIC SELECTION ............................................................................... Women’s Day Choir SERMON………………………………”Until I Drop”………...…….…… Reverend Debra Hickman City Temple of Baltimore, Baltimore, MD INVITATION TO DISCIPLESHIP CLOSING SELECTION ................................................................................... “I Am Redeemed” BENEDICTION……………………………………………………………………………………..Clergy MUSIC BY: Women’s Day Choir, Kalisa Wright, Minister of Music and Director Please take the spiritual posture of worship by turning off your cell phone. ***Ushers May Seat the People 7:30 a.m. Nursery Available (Room 210, up to age 5) 7:45 a.m. Worship Service/ Women’s Day (Sanctuary) 9:00 a.m. Nursery Available (Room 210, up to age 2) 9:30 a.m. Sunday School and New Members Training (All Rooms) 10:45 a.m. Nursery Available (Room 210, up to age 5) 11:00 a.m. Worship Service/Women’s Day (Sanctuary) rd 11:00 a.m. Youth Church (LGFLC &3 Floor) 2:00 p.m. Randolph Hills Nursing Home Worship
Listening to the Sermon Listen to the message from God's word. Use this sheet to make some personal notes. Go back over them during the coming week. Let God crystallize His truths in your life. Reverend Debra Hickman
Sunday, May 6, 2012
Sermon Title: “Until I Drop” Biblical Text: _______________________________________________________________ Main Ideas of the Sermon: 1. _________________________________________________________________________________________ 2. _________________________________________________________________________________________ 3. _________________________________________________________________________________________ 4. _________________________________________________________________________________________ 5. _________________________________________________________________________________________
Illustrations I Want to Remember: ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________
What Should I Do as a Result of Hearing this Sermon? ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________
Sunday, May 6, 2012 Women’s Day 2012 Order of Divine Worship
CALL TO WORSHIP INVOCATION PROCESSIONAL
Clergy Clergy “Glorify the Lord”
PRAISE AND WORSHIP HYMN OF PRAISE SCRIPTURE
Praise Team No. 356 Sister Robin Gray
“Redeemed” Psalm 107:1-5
PRAYER CHORAL RESPONSE *** MINISTRY OF MUSIC WOMEN’S DAY LITANY GLORIA PATRI *** WELCOME MINISTRY OF MUSIC ANNOUNCEMENTS PASTORAL COMMENTS CELEBRATION OF GIVING LITANY OFFERING SELECTION OFFERTORY RESPONSE INTRODUCTION OF THE SPEAKER SERMONIC SELECTION
Sister Cynthia Prather “Always” Women’s Day Choir Sister Cameron Wilson No. 12 Sister Doris George Women’s Day Choir Deaconess Barbara Boone Pastor Leon Grant Clergy Women’s Day Choir No. 536 Reverend Dr. Lora Hargrove Women’s Day Choir
“Can I Get Another Yes?” Reverend Debra Hickman City Temple of Baltimore, Baltimore, MD INVITATION TO DISCIPLESHIP Clergy PRESENTATIONS Sisters Lisa Leverett & Valencia McKenzie REMARKS Sister Shirley Coney-Johnson REMARKS Reverend Dr. Lora Hargrove CLOSING SELECTION “I Am Redeemed” Pastor Leon Grant BENEDICTION MUSIC BY: Women’s Day Choir, Kalisa Wright, Minister of Music and Director Please take the spiritual posture of worship by turning off your cell phone. * ** Ush e rs Ma y S ea t t he Pe o p le * * *
Listening to the Sermon Listen to the message from God's word. Use this sheet to make some personal notes. Go back over them during the coming week. Let God crystallize His truths in your life. Reverend Debra Hickman
Sunday, May 6, 2012
Sermon Title: Can I Get Another Yes? Biblical Text: _______________________________________________________________ Main Ideas of the Sermon: 1. ________________________________________________________________________ 2._________________________________________________________________________ 3. _________________________________________________________________________ 4. _________________________________________________________________________ 5. _________________________________________________________________________
Illustrations I Want to Remember: ____________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ What Should I Do as a Result of Hearing this Sermon? ____________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________
Women’s Day Litany Drawn from Psalm 107:1-9 - New Living Translation (NLT) Leader: Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His love never runs out! Lord you redeem us with your everlasting love and power. People: Lord, you take all the broken and missing pieces in our lives and put them together again. Lord, we are victorious in You! Leader: Let the redeemed of the Lord tell their story. We cried out to the Lord in our trouble, and He delivered us from our distress; He satisfied our thirst and filled our hungry with good things. Lord, we declare that we are redeemed and we open the door for you to move on our behalf. People: We shall forever be thankful and sing praises to You for your marvelous deeds, mercy and grace. Leader: Let the redeemed of the Lord tell their story. Oh how we thank you Lord, you have freed us to live for you and to show the world your love as we love each other. People: Lord, we affirm the truth of your Holy Word and speak your promises in our lives. We will tell of your faithfulness through all generations of your unconditional love and your amazing grace. Leader: Let the redeemed of the Lord tell their story. We thank you Lord for deliverance; the thankfulness of the Lord shall continually be on our lips. All: Dear Jesus, we thank you for keeping us in our valleys and redeeming our souls and our lives. We are the redeemed of the Lord, and we will tell our story to bless and encourage someone and we give You all the Glory and Praise. - AMEN! Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good! His faithful love endures forever. Has the LORD redeemed you? Then speak out! Tell others he has redeemed you from your enemies. For he has gathered the exiles from many lands, from east and west, from north and south. Some wandered in the wilderness, lost and homeless. Hungry and thirsty, they nearly died. “LORD, help!” they cried in their trouble, and he rescued them from their distress. He led them straight to safety, to a city where they could live. Let them praise the LORD for his great love and for the wonderful things he has done for them. For he satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things. Psalm 107:1-9 (NLT)
MEMBERS SICK AND SHUT-IN Home Brother Anthony Dorsey Sister Darlene Granderson Deaconess Eleanor Hardy Brother Frank Leonard Deacon Phillip Magwood Sister Woodie McLean Brother Littleton Wallace Sister Antoinette Wellington Asbury Methodist Village Mrs. Helen Hatton BETHESDA HEALTH & REHAB. Sister Paulette Stannard Hebrew Home (Montrose Road) Sister Mary Brown SHADY GROVE HOSPITAL Sister Mattie Carey PRAYER Sister Christina Dunham Sister Margaret Frazier Sister Joan Nightingale McKenzie Brother Ronnie Nichols Sister Susan Peevy Sister Anita Springs Sister Martha Taylor
FAMILY & FRIENDS** Constance Anderson David Anderson Raymond Black Mary Lorraine Bruce Marilyn Coursey The Davis Family Candice Evans Willie Franklin, III Kelly Green Delcene Hester Juan Jenkins Shirley Johnson Gertrude Jones Troy Jones Melissa Lee Rick Lisby Stephanie Mackey Jonathan Royall Doretha Smith Mattie Snow Stella Walker Emma Wansley Nelson Ware Ron Washington Brandy White Jesse Wilcox Leonard. Wilcox Marjorie Williams Vance Williams
Military Serving Abroad Cpl. Alonzo Chase PFC Tyler Murray Private Marcus Penate
OTHERS ABROAD **
Please call the church office on or before Tuesday to place or remove a name from the Member’s Prayer list. All names will be removed after the last Sunday of each month
Sister Beverly Corey Sister Anetra Moore Sister Brykyta Shelton Ms. Kyla Somerville
BEREAVEMENT Ms. Lisa Eley (Adams) & Family
Monday, May 07 7:30 p.m. Women’s Revival Service (Sanctuary Tuesday, May 08 7:00 p.m. Tuesday Night Basketball (LGFLC-MPR) 7:00 p.m. Tutoring (Library) 7:30 p.m. Women’s Revival Services (Sanctuary) Wednesday, May 09 6:00 p.m. Fellowship Dinner 7:00 p.m. Bible Study 8:00 p.m. Prayer Meeting (Sanctuary) Thursday, May 10 11:30 a.m. Mid-Day Bible Study (Room 106) 7:30 p.m. 12-STEPS Program (Rooms 103/106) Friday, May 11 7:00 p.m. Youth Choir Rehearsal Saturday, May 12 7:00 a.m. Men’s Bible Study (Rooms 103/106) 8:00 a.m. Share Bagging Warehouse (Volunteers) 8:30 a.m. Male Chorus Rehearsal (Sanctuary) 8:30 a.m. Miracle In Our Midst (LGFLC) 9:00 a.m. Missionary Ministry Meeting (Room 106) 11:00 a.m. Tutoring (2nd Floor, Library) 12:00 p.m. Family Financial Literacy (LGFLC) 2:00 p.m. Youth Car Wash (Parking Lot) Sunday, May 13 7:30 a.m. Nursery Available (Room 210, up to age 5) 7:45 a.m. Worship Service / Mother’s Day 9:30 a.m. Nursery Available (Room 210, up to age 2) 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 10:45 a.m. Nursery Available (Room 210, up to age 5) 11:00 a.m. Worship Service / Mother’s Day 11:00 a.m. Rainbow Children’s Church (Ages 5-12, 3rd Floor)
Ministry Focus Acceptance Ephesians 1:3 – 7 We are a church family of acceptance, welcoming all people to come and be a part of the family of God. We honor the Spirit of Christ, active in every believer, and accept all individuals as instruments of God’s love. Acceptance starts with Jesus Christ, and it is the road map for accepting our Christian
brothers and sisters. It is not based on the "Like Me" syndrome: we accept our Christian brothers and sisters as they are, and it is Christ who will transform us into how he wants us to be. To the praise of the glory of His grace, wherein He hath made us accepted in the Beloved. (Ephesians 1:6KJV) Acceptance. It’s a beautiful word, one that speaks deeply to our hearts. Acceptance is one of the greatest blessings that God gives to His children, and so it’s important for us to understand the nature of God’s acceptance and then to rejoice in it. What is it to be accepted by God? The Greek word used in the above Bible verse is charitoo, which roughly translates “to make graceful”. To really understand what that means, you first have to go to the definition of the root word charis, which means “that which affords joy, pleasure, delight, sweetness, charm, loveliness”. Next, you have to see that we are charitoo, made accepted, “in the beloved,” that is, in Christ. Putting it all together, the verse means that God looks at us and it gives Him joy, pleasure, & delight because He sees the charm and loveliness of His Beloved Son, of Jesus, in us. That is absolutely dazzling to me, realizing that God has joy when He looks at me (at me!), because of Christ. FROM THE CHURCH OF FICE ALL ORGANIZATIONS: **Please submit all announcements to the church office by Tuesday @noon. You may submit them electronically to [email protected] or by Fax (301) 424-9670. Announcements received after the deadline will appear in the following week’s bulletin. Organizations requesting Rooms for meetings must also notify the church office by Tuesday so that we may accommodate all groups requesting space, and to allow for the scheduled cleaning of the rooms. Please notify the church office if there is a change in your schedule.
WO M E N ’ S M I N I S T R Y “ L e t t h e R e d e e m e d o f t h e L o r d t e l l t h e i r s t o r y … ” Psalms 107:2 (NIV) The Women’s Ministry of Mount Calvary is open to all women and is intended to glorify God and teach the Word. It is the goal of the Women’s Ministry to help each woman build a close, intimate, personal relationship with Jesus Christ, grow to maturity in her faith and reproduce that relationship in the lives of others.
Women’s Bible Study – No Bible Study May 12th , w ill resume May 26th at 8:30 a.m. Instead please attend:
MIRACLE IN OUR MIDST
WOMEN OF MT. CALVARY: As a follow-up to our 2012 Women and Girl’s Conference, please plan on attending a very special, anoint-filled session to gain spiritual clarity and understanding of God’s miracle that occurred in our midst. God is moving in a mighty way, ladies. Please bless us with your presence on Saturday, May 12 from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. in the LGFLC. Please note, Women’s Bible Study will not be held on this date. A light, continental breakfast will be served. In His Service, Women’s Ministry Rev. Dr. Lora Hargrove, Assistant Pastor Sister Shirley Coney-Johnson, President Sister Tanya Jackson, Vice President
MT. CALVARY LADIES The next Women’s Ministry Book Club Meeting will be held at 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 15, at the home of Deacon Eleanor Crocker. The book for the month is”Money Can’t Buy Love” by Connie Briscoe. Please rsvp asap to Deacon Eleanor Crocker.
M E N ’ S M I N I S T RY - “Rise Up O Men of God” Nehemiah 2:18 MEN'S BIBLE STUDY MEETS ALL YEAR- 2nd, 4th, and 5th Saturday mornings at 7:00 a.m. The Men’s Ministry of Mount Calvary invites and encourages any man seeking a stronger walk with God to join them. MEN’S BASKETBALL –Men’s Basketball meeting place is Mt. Calvary’s LGFLC at 7:30 p.m. every Tuesday unless otherwise noted. Looking for Men Volunteers to help out with the Tuesday Night Basketball. Contact Brother Jay Johnson (301) 793-8142. VETERANS WITH SPIRITUAL GIFTS MINISTRY No Meeting May 12, 2012
MINISTRY OF CHRISTIAN EDUCATION “Building Lives, Developing Disciples” (Ephesians 4:11-16)
MID-DAY BIBLE STUDY—Bible Study Thursday, May 10, 2012 11:30 a.m. Rooms 103/106. Be prepared by reading and studying The Book of Genesis, Chapters 6-9 for discussion.
BIBLE CLASSES Youth Bible Study Wednesday 7:00 p.m. Magnificent Mondays in the Word 7:00 p.m. Wonderful Wednesdays in the Word, Wednesday 7:00 p.m. Real Life Issues - God's Way, Wednesday 7:00 p.m.
NEW MEMBERS MINISTRY Sunday mornings 9:30 a.m. during Sunday School Hour in the Church Library and runs for 8 weeks. The New Members class supports new members integration into the life of Mt Calvary Baptist Church and facilitates discovery of one’s calling into the body of Christ. Set4life Saving + empowering +transforming For additional information, you may contact Deacon Frances Brown at 240855-9334 or [email protected]
THE HEALTH & WELLNESS MINISTRY CORNER: EVENTS – MARK YOUR CALENDARS: Health Display Table and Bulletin - Please check throughout the month for important heart health information and literature. For additional information, please see Reverend Chastity Johnson, Deaconess Adranna Grant or Deaconess Hettie Fleming. th
DIABETES DINING CLUB: COME JOIN US MONDAY – May 14 If you are interested in learning more about diabetes prevention and control, come join a group in sharing an interest in: preventing diabetes or the complications of diabetes achieving a healthier lifestyle being the “agent of change” for your family and friends For additional information, please see the Diabetes flyer in our bulletin. TRIBAL MINISTRY EPHRAIM TRIBE MEMBERS The Tribe of Ephraim (Zip Codes 20906) is responsible for preparing and serving the Youth 6:00 p.m. Wednesday evening dinners and refreshments after the 11:00 a.m. worship service the 2nd Sunday during the month of May 2012.
FROM OUR CHURCH PHOTOGRAPHER All Ministries and Organizations requests for photography must be made by filling out a photography form located outside the church office. Fill out the request and leave with the church secretary in the church office.
YOUTH MINISTRY-- Empowered and Unashamed “I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes…”Romans 1:16a (NIV)
TUTORING HAS RESUMED EVERY TUESDAY & SATURDAY TUTORING IS HELD IN THE LIBRARY 7:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M. TUESDAY 11:00 A.M – 1:00 P.M. SATURDAY
HIGH SCHOOL AND MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS If you are in need of tutoring services for your upcoming semester examinations, please email [email protected] as soon as possible. The tutoring ministry will match you up with a tutor to help you excel on your semester examinations. We have tutors with expertise in mathematics, sciences, English, and history. Please email and bring your study packet, graphing paper and calculator (if needed) to the tutoring session. If you are in need of a tutor in an area not mentioned, please email and we will do our best to locate a tutor for you.
College Fair: Meeting, Monday, June 25, 2012 The meeting will begin promptly at 7:00 p.m. in the library. Progress reports will be made at this time, and a timeline will be developed. The College Fair will be held Saturday, November 3, 2012 at Mt. Calvary Baptist church. It will begin at 9:00 a.m. and end at 2:00 p.m.
The Mt. Calvary Instrumental Ensemble is looking for new members to join. If you play an instrument in your school orchestra or band, becoming a member would be a great opportunity to use your talents to serve and worship God through musical praise. If interested, contact Sister Camille France at [email protected]
SUMMER CAMP 2012—June 25-August 3 Registration will be held each Sunday following both services, or you may come to the youth ministry office to register. The fee for the full camp experience, if paid in advance, is $500.
If you don’t have any Teens, consider sponsoring a Teen for the retreat, see Sister Allison McKie Seifullah at the registration table.
The following Mt. Calvary members will be graduating from high school this year. Please pray for them as they finalize their decisions regarding their future. Trisha Barton
Clarksburg High School
Mercy High School, Baltimore, MD
Richard Montgomery High School
Wootton High School
If you are a graduating high school senior and your name is not on this list, please contact Sisters Candy Neal at [email protected] or Felecia Williams-Palmer at [email protected] as soon as possible. COLLEGE GRADUATES: All members graduating from college in May, June, July or August and you are receiving a Bachelor’s degree, Advanced Degree, Certificate of Advanced Studies or a PhD degree, please email Sisters Candy Neal [email protected] or Felecia WilliamsPalmer([email protected]om) as soon as possible. We would like for you and your family to participate in our Baccalaureate program June 10, 2012, at 5:00p.m. Save your cap and gown.
Teen Retreat—June 15-17, 2012 Please pray and prepare for the teen retreat for youth ages 12 and up. This year’s theme is “No Fakin”. Get the word out. Teach all these things. And don't let anyone put you down because you're young. Teach believers with your life: by word, by demeanor, by love, by faith, by integrity. Stay at your post, reading Scripture, giving counsel and teaching. That special gift of ministry you were given when the leaders of the church laid hands on you and prayed—keep that dusted off and in use. 1 Timothy 4:11-14 (The Message). The cost is $100 per person. Register today in the lower lobby following each service. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Rev. Moultrie or Sister Allison McKie Seifullah.
Mount Calvary Baptist Church Cancer Support Group Program A spiritual network is being created for both cancer survivors and their caregivers. This group will be instrumental in facilitating Spiritual Hope through the Journey of Cancer Diagnosis, Treatment and Recovery to our congregation and the community. The following is a list of possible activities that may be provided for survivors and caregivers: Support Group Meetings/Spiritual Sharing/Prayer Hope and Healing through Bible Study Educational Workshops and Guest Speakers Nutritional Workshops/Courses Guided Relaxation Responses Spiritual, Emotional, and Mental Enhancement Workshops/Courses Facilitated assistance in accessing cancer support resources Interested individuals should stay tuned for forthcoming information that will further define the Cancer Support Group Program, along with specific topics, locations, dates, and times. This program is being coordinated by the Counseling Ministry. The Cancer Support Group meets the first Tuesday of the month 7:00 p.m. in Room 200 of the Leon Grant Family Life Center.
FROM THE EVANGELISM MINISTRY Excerpts from “The Evidence Bible” by Bridge-Logos Publishers How to Witness to Family Members (by Ray Comfort): Here’s some advice that may save you a great deal of grief. As a new Christian, I did almost irreparable damage by acting like a wild bull in a crystal showroom. I bullied my mom, my dad, and many of my friends into making a “decision for Christ.” I was sincere, zealous, loving, kind, and stupid. I didn’t understand that salvation doesn’t come through making a “decision,” but through repentance, and repentance is Godgiven (2 Timothy 2:25). The Bible teaches that no one can come to the Son unless the Father “draws” him (John 6:44). If you are able to get a “decision”, but the person has no conviction of sin, you will almost certainly end up with a stillborn on your hands. In my “zeal without knowledge” I actually inoculated the very ones I was so desperately trying to reach. There is nothing more important to you than the salvation of your loved ones, and you don’t want to blow it. If you do, you may find that you don’t have a second chance. Fervently pray for them, thanking God for their salvation. Let them see your faith. Let them feel your kindness, your genuine love, and your gentleness. Buy gifts for no reason. Do chores when you are not asked to. Go the extra mile. Put yourself in their position. You know that you have found everlasting life—death has lost its sting! Your joy is unspeakable. But as far as they are concerned, you’ve been brainwashed and have become part of a weird sect. So your loving actions will speak more loudly than ten thousand eloquent sermons. For this reason, you should avoid verbal confrontation until you have knowledge that will guide your zeal. Pray for wisdom and sensitivity to God’s timing. You may have only one shot, so make it count. Keep your cool. If you don’t, you may end up with a lifetime of regret. Believe me, it is better to hear a loved one or a close friend say, “Tell me about your faith in Jesus Christ”, rather than you saying, ‘Sit down, I want to talk to you”. Continue to persevere in prayer for them, that God would open their eyes to the truth.
The Evangelism Ministry Team Meetings are open to all. Our next meeting will be May 24, 2012.
FROM THE EVANGELISM MINISTRY The Evangelism Ministry is providing Gospel tracts to the congregation. We ask that you read them for yourselves, give them to others, and also leave them in various places where others will see them. A list of ideal places to leave Gospel tracts is included as an insert to your bulletin. This is your opportunity to be a witness for Christ and share the Gospel. The tracts are available at the entrance to the sanctuary and in the lobby of the LGFLC. Some Ideas Where to Leave Tracts:
At pay phones In shopping carts In clothes pockets in stores In letters to loved ones With a generous tip On seats in restaurant lobbies With fast-food employees, cashiers, flight attendants, cab drivers, and gas station workers In restrooms At rest areas On ATM machines and bank counters In envelopes with bill payments In elevators On hotel dressers for the maid On ice machines On newspaper racks In waiting rooms of doctors' offices and hospitals On seats at airports, subways, and bus stations In plane seat pockets Inside magazines In cabs In Laundromats
Celebration of Giving Litany MINISTER: It is now time for us to share in giving. Why do we give? CONGREGATION: We give because all we have comes from God. According to Deuteronomy 8:18, it is God who gives us the power to get wealth. MINISTER: Why do we give? CONGREGATION: We give because God commands us. Malachi 3:10 states that we are to bring the full tithe into God’s storehouse. MINISTER: Why do we give? CONGREGATION: We give because God said in Luke 6:38, to give and He would give back to us a more abundant blessing. MINISTER: Why do we give? CONGREGATION: We give because 2 Corinthians 9:7 states that God loves a cheerful giver. ALL: Thank you Lord, for the privilege of giving. We are excited about paying the tithe and giving the offering. We know that you are faithful to your promises. Therefore, we trust you in faith to do what you have said. AMEN!
CALLING ALL HANDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!
COMMUNITY SERVICES DAY
Date: May 26 Come and be Prepared To Spruce Up The Church’s Rental Properties and The Helping Hands Shelter. WE WILL NEED AND ARE INVITING YOUR SUPPORT TO HELP WITH: LAWN WORK TIGHTENING UP AND CLEANING OUT GUTTERS PAINTING (INSIDE AND OUTSIDE) REPAIRS (plumbing, electric, and carpentry) Brother Charly Wells has stepped forward to chair these very special Community Services Day. We hope that you will step up and volunteer to serve. To volunteer, contact Brother Wells at: [email protected] or telephone, 301-602-6655. WE NEED YOU!
STUDENTS MAY EARN VOLUNTEER HOURS. You may SIGN UP in the lower lobby after each Worship Service.
COMMUNITY MINISTRIES OF ROCKVILLE'S 2012 Gala will be held at the beautiful Lakewood Country Club. The Fiesta- themed Gala will include a silent auction, fabulous dinner and a Latin Band providing dance music. CMR is asking each member congregation to donate item/s for the silent auction. If you have item/s to donate please contact Missionaries Kathia Miles or Mirtha Brown. If anyone would like to attend the Gala, ticket information is posted on their website at www.CMRocks.org or by calling their office at (301) 637-0739 or stop by their office at 1010 Grandin Ave., Ste. A1 Rockville, MD 20851. Gala Date: Saturday, May 19, 2012 Time: 6:00-10:00pm Location: Lakewood Country Club, 13901 Glen Mill Rd., Rockville, MD 20850
ONLINE GIVING -- Why Not Give It A Try! Mount Calvary is pleased to announce the availability of Online Giving. Members can access online giving by going to the Mount Calvary Website at http://www.mtcbc.org and clicking on Online Giving. You will be requested to set up an account using your email address and the password of your choosing. You can also enter your envelope number A brochure from the Online Giving Vendor, Easy Tithe is available for your review at http://www.easyttithe.com/brochure Please don’t hesitate to contact us at [email protected] with any questions or concerns. NAACP: TODAY If you still are in need of a ticket, we have 2 available tickets at the Mt. Calvary th table to the Montgomery County Branch 37 Annual Freedom Fund Dinner. Contact the church office should you wish to purchase one. Cost is $100.00. An Open Invitation to a Birthday Celebration for Signora Lockwood (mother of James Lockwood) CELEBRATING her 98th Birthday Saturday June 2, 2012 12-3 pm At Monumental Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, 50th and Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA Contact: Brother James Lockwood at 301-696-1893 or 240-285-0025 by May 10, if you would like to attend. 25
The Women's Ministry of Mount Calvary Baptist Church
Presents - "In This House" A Play Written and Directed by: Betty Buttram In Honor of Father's Day
Friday, June 15, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 16, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. Cost: $10.00 per person
Tickets may be purchased from the Church Office and in the Lobby of the LGFLC after each Service now to June 13, 2012. Mount Calvary Baptist Church 608 North Horners Lane Rockville, Maryland 20850 (301) 424-8717, Ext. 100
Pinewood Derby Race for Boys 7 to 18 Years At Mount Calvary Baptist Church May 19, 2012
Boys 7 to 18 Years of Age in the Lincoln Park Area are Invited to Team Up with The Men of Mount Calvary Baptist Church in Rockville to form Race Teams for a Pinewood Derby Race. Parents sign your sons up for this fun event. (The use of all work tools will be supervised by adults) Men of Mount Calvary, your help is needed, please participate! Please contact: Brother Thomas Hundley at 301-204-5582 or Brother Jay Johnson at 301-793-8142. The race will be from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm. 10:00 am (Promptly): Race Car teams will be assigned. The design, crafting, and painting of the cars will begin after the race teams are formed. 12:01 -12:30 pm: Lunch will be served while the paint on the cars is drying. 12:30 – 1:30 pm: Races will begin between car teams. Awards will be given within each age group for 1st Place, 2nd Place, 3rd Place, and most creative looking cars. 2012 Pinewood Derby Race for Boys and Men to be held at Mount Calvary Baptist Church, Rockville, Maryland
The goal of the races is to develop a network of communication between the young men of Mount Calvary Baptist Church and the surrounding community, and the adult men of Mount Calvary. Proposed date: Saturday May 19, 2012, From 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.
Outline of Pinewood Derby Rules: Participants and Race Teams: It is our wish that whenever possible an adult will work with one youth. 1) Youth (young men) will be in the age range of 7 to 18 years of age. 2) Priority will be given to pairing a youth with an adult to form a race team. 3) Teams will consist of one man and one boy (boys between the ages of 7 to 18 years of age). 4) Young men 14 years and older will be permitted to make a car as an individual racer (with limited use of power tools, and with adult supervision) or work on a team with an adult.
Racing Age Groups for Boys: 1) 2) 3) 4)
Boys ages 7 to 9 years Boys ages 10 to 14 years Boys ages 15 to 18 years Men ages 19 years and older;
Race Award Groups: st
1 Place, nd 2 Place, rd 3 Place, Most creative looking Car within a Racing Group; Design of Car: 1) Cars will be drawn on paper templates by the youth. 2) The wood blocks will be cut following the car designs outline on the templates. The patterns drawn on the templates will be followed as much as is possible as the machinery and operator can accomplish. Tools and Work Areas: ALL TOOLS MUST BE KEPT AND USED ONLY IN DESIGNATED “WORK AREAS”. 1) Work areas are set aside for the use all sharp and/or dangerous tools (electronic or hand operated). 2) Youth will not be allowed to use any machinery or sharp cutting tools. 3) Youth will not be permitted to enter any “WORK AREAS”. 4) Men 18 years and older may use tools and machinery under the supervision of an adult that is very familiar with the correct use of the machinery and the safety concerns posed by the machinery. 5) Only the adult working with a youth will be allowed to handle machinery and sharp tools. The adult member of a youth’s race team must work with the youth while sanding and painting of the model is being preformed. 6) When a youth is sanding a car he must be accompanied by an adult and the youth must wear work-gloves and safety goggles. Painting of Completed Cars: Youth painting cars must be accompanied by an adult. 1) An area in the Church parking lot will be designated for paint cars. 2) Cars may be painted after the completion of the cutting of the wood models. 3) All paints are to be kept OUTSIDE of the Leon Grant Family Life Center. 4) The painting of cars and cars with wet paint are to be kept OUTSIDE of the building.
List of Needs for Pinewood Derby Race:
a) b) c) d) e) f) g) 1)
Liaison for the use of the area with the Administration Office; Make flyers to pass out at Lincoln Park Community Center; Make flyers to pass out at Church; Need Certified Cooks for use of the kitchen area Determine space needed for activities; Determine the location where each activity will take place; Assign individuals to bring and operate specific tools; Wood Blocks and Precut Blocks for Cars 2) Jigsaws, need 3 – 5 3) Dremels, need 3 - 5 29
4) Wood chisels 5 - 7 5) Sanders, need 3 - 5 6) Paints for wood cars 7) Sand paper h) Make a list of men that will be at the race. i) Find individuals with wood working tools. ******************************************************************************************************************
NEEDED: HOME CARE ASSISTANT for Sister Woodie McLean SEEKING A KIND, PLEASANT, PATIENT, HONEST, NON-SMOKING, NONDRINKING WOMAN IN GOOD HEALTH TO PROVIDE RELIABLE ASSISTANCE FOR A 97 YEAR OLD, Mother, preferably to Live-In Our Home Monday thru Friday. We will provide a salary, private bedroom, bath and family meals. Saturday-Sundays (part of the day) assistance will be requested, on occasion, with compensatory time off during the week or additional compensation. Services will also be needed when son and daughter are away, 7 days/nights/week- services will be needed; additional compensation will be paid for those periods. You may call Mrs. Lillian Beard 301-655-9667 or stop in the church office to pick up the detailed services that will be required.
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April 12-14, 2013 Turf Valley Ellicott City, MD
Children under 11 must be accompanied by your parent or guardian. All others, between 12-17 must have permission slip! Bus will leave Mt. Calvary at 8:00 a.m. Sharp
2012 The Women’s Day Committee and Choir Sister Valencia McKenize, Co-Chair Sister Regina Hobson, Co-Chair Sister Lisa Eley
Sister Lisa Leverett Sister Shirley Coney-Johnson, President Sister Tanya Jackson, Vice President
WOMEN’S DAY CHOIR BAKER, Mary BATTLE, Virginia BOBB-SEMPLE, Faye BOONE, Barbara BROWN, Betty BRYANT, Mary BULLOCK, Lila CHAPMAN, Ann DAVIS, Barbara DAVIS, Earnestine DAVIS, Wanda GANITHIER, Marie HALE, Liz HARRIS, Deloris
HARRISON, Shelia HAWKINS, Joyce JAMISON, Brenda JETER, Janice McCLURE, Sheila MILLER, Ella MILTON, Christine OKANLAWON, Morenike PEEVY, Susan PRICE, Maureen SHELTON, Brenda THOMAS, Doris WASHINGTON, Johnnye
Musician: Kalisa Wright, Minister of Music Elsie Fleming, Organist Michael Silver, Drummer
Speci al Thanks. . .
Pastor Leon Grant Reverend Dr. Lora Hargrove, Assistant Pastor/Women’s Ministry Advisor Shirley Coney-Johnson, ABW President Tanya Jackson, Vice President Women’s Day Committee - 2012 Ushers Greeting Ministry Women’s Day Choir Kalisa Wright, Minister of Music Elsie Fleming, Organist Michael Silver, Drummer All Program Participants and Everyone who devoted time to the success of this day.