Calvary Baptist Church

July 2017
Vol. 22 No. 7

Movie Night - Sunday, July 9 6:00 PM
Is Genesis History?
What exactly happened, "In the beginning..." and in the time that followed? Throughout most of history, Genesis was considered an accurate and reliable record, but over the past 250 years, it has become one of the most controversial books of all time. Events highlighted-including the Creation of the universe in six days, the existence of the real Adam and Eve, and a global flood destroying the world-are now questioned by many...including some Christians. Where can reliable, well-researched answers be found?

"Is Genesis History?" is a comprehensive documentary shining new light on our origins, providing a positive argument for Biblical Creation and the Flood. Dr. Del Tackett, creator of "The Truth Project," serves as your guide, interacting with more than a dozen scientists and scholars looking at the world and explaining how it intersects with the history recorded in Genesis. From rock layers to fossils to lions to stars, this fascinating film will challenge and change the way you see the world.

Marc & Jody Van Eijden
Sunday, July 16 at 6:00pm
Jody grew up at Calvary, and went to France, where she met and married Marc. Their ministry is church planting. They have been our missionaries for many years. They are coming to present their ministry in the evening on July 16. You know by now that the Mission Team likes to have fellowship times when they are here in the evening, to encourage you to get acquainted with them, and to enjoy spending time with friends from Calvary. Yes, there is food! After all, we are talking about the Mission Team! This time we are calling it VISIT WITH THE VAN EIJDENS AND HAVE A PIECE OF PIE. You won't want to miss that.

We will gather at Marvin & Jeanne Grimm's home (3183 120th St, Amana, IA) at 6:00pm on Sunday, July 30 to enjoy some food and fun together as a church family. Hot dogs and hamburger (with the appropriate buns and condiments) and drinks will be provided for a suggested cash donation. Please bring side dishes to share.

After eating, there will be opportunity to engage in volleyball, badminton, fishing, and other fun activities together. Please help us with our planning and preparations by signing up at the Welcome Center or contacting the church office (396-3233 or, indicating your name, the number attending, and how many hamburgers or hot dogs we should plan to prepare for you. Don't miss out on this special time for fostering loving relationships as church family.

Tuesday, July 25
You won't want to miss a tour at the National Czech and Slovak Museum and Library of the Dale Chihuly: Venetians from the George R Stroemple Collection. The exhibit will feature more than 70 works by the master glass artist, Dale Chihuly, including 60 glass pieces (primarily vessels), 12 drawings and one 5-piece chandelier, the Laguna Murano Chandelier. Born in 1941 in Tacoma, Washington, Chihuly's heritage includes several ethnicities, including Slovak roots by way of his grandfather, John Chihuly, who was born in Slovakia, immigrating to the US in 1890. This exhibit will be retired at the end of September. Cost $8.00. Prior to our exhibit tour at 1:00pm, we will have lunch at the Sykora Bakery at 11:00am. Some menu selections: goulash with rye bread, roast pork loin with chips, chicken noodle soup. Each would be $6.00 plus tax, drink and dessert. Bus will leave church at 10:30am. For information please contact Nadene Roberts, Marilyn Seamans, Donna Voss.

Upcoming Activities

Attention, members! The Quarterly Ministry Update is scheduled for Sunday, July 23, at 6:00pm. Ministry leaders, please come prepared to share about what is happening in your area of ministry.

Ladies Night Out will not be meeting in July.

Our Calvary Boys will be sharing their music at the Kozek Bandshell in Czech Village, Saturday, July 29, from noon to 2:00pm. Let's encourage them with some familiar faces in the audience and support their outreach to the Cedar Rapids Community. Bring your lawn chairs.

Camp Dates for 2017
July 9-July 14 5/6th Grade Camp
July 16-July 21 7/8th Grade Camp
July 23 -July 28 9-12th Grade Camp
July 30- Aug 4 3/4th Grade Camp

Family Forum

Denys Charles, Mavis Charles, Robby Enfield, Ricardo Etienne, Clinton Jeffers, Genevieve Jeffers, Brad Tower, and Cara Tower were voted into the membership of Calvary Baptist Church on June 25.

We praise the Lord for those who participated on June 18 in the parent-child dedication ceremony.
Congratulations to Nathan & Hollyann Tjelmeland on the birth of their daughter, Bethany Elizabeth, who was born on May 31. She weighed 7lbs, 8oz. Congratulations also to grandparents, Kreg & Karla Tjelmeland.

We extend our sympathy to Richard & Robin Hart (Calvary missionaries) and family on the death of Robin's father, Clifford Haverkamp, who entered God's presence on June 13.

Vern & Shirley Jenkins
Ridgeview Assisted Living

Thank you for the prayers and new Bible! I am very excited to attend University of Northern Iowa (UNI) in the fall!
Heather Stultz

Thanks for being a blessing! We are excited about how God is working in our job trainees' lives. Please pray for Tyler and Deshawn, that they would come to faith in Christ.
Ron Ziegler, Hope Community Development Association

July Birthdays
1 Sisto Peter
5 Otto Sandersfeld
    Reiner Sandersfeld
7 Sondra Lewis
8 Shelby Gossett
    Nick Rowley
10 Travis Kasner
11 Lyndsey Lykkegaard
    Charles Seamans
12 Pat Henry
13 Jedidiah Chung
15 Allison Seamans
16 Jeremiah Kasner
    Heather Pettit
18 Gary Cronbaugh
    Malachi Hauptly
    Taylor Slippy
19 Lillian Kemmerer
    Liz Nelson
23 Kreg Tjelmeland
24 Ella Crittenden
25 David Frey
    Brian Gossett
    Matt Slippy
27 Shirley Boyles
    Jennifer Crittenden
    Mari Crittenden
    Burton Rodman
29 Glenn Prochaska
31 Sara Atour
    Kirk Bredenberg
    Norma Jacobs

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