Featured Events

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    Volunteer at VBS
    June 26–30
    Training options 5/31, 6/11 & 6/21

    Our volunteers make VBS great! We need many volunteers for our crafts, recreation, and substitute teams. We'll provide the training, so you'll be prepared and confident in your role!

    Note: Preschool VBS and Nursery programs will be provided for young children of our volunteers.

    All volunteers must attend ONE training session and have a current background check (ages 18+) on file. Students may volunteer if they are entering 8th grade in the fall.


    VBS Training dates:
    • May 31, 9:30–11:30 AM, Banquet Room
    • June 11, 12:30–2:30 PM, Crown Room
    • June 21, 6:30–8:30 PM, Crown Room

    VBS Work Days
    9:00 AM–Noon  |  Room 300

    • June 6, 8, 20 & 22
    We're so excited about "Anchored" VBS this year! We need volunteers to help prep materials and set up displays. Use your skills and enthusiasm to make props, paint sets, sort and assemble materials, etc. Join us, no matter what your artistic ability. There's always a way to help!

    For more information, please contact Jennifer Groseclose, 704.341.5349, jgroseclose@calvarychurch.com or Su Trull, strull@calvarychurch.com.


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    CHAMP Adult Coed Softball
    Summer Tuesday & Friday Evenings
    Register now!

    CHAMP Coed Adult Softball
    Tuesday & Friday games  |  5:45 or 7:00 PM
    June 6 – August 4

    It's time for CHAMP Adult Coed Softball — what a great way to spend a summer evening! Invite your friends, coworkers, or your ALG and come have fun with us. Our season starts on June 6 and concludes in August with a tournament. We play games on Tuesdays or Fridays on the CHAMP Rea Road field at 5:45 or 7:00 PM. Ages 16+ are welcome.
    Come on out and play this summer!

    Cost: $40 including a jersey


    Contact: Kelly Lamb, 704.887.3689, klamb@calvarychurch.com


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    Memorial Service for Dr. Ross Rhoads
    Saturday, June 3 at 3PM

    Memorial Service
    Saturday, June 3 at 3PM
    Calvary Church Sanctuary

    Dr. Ross Rhoads went to be with the Lord on the morning of May 24, 2017. He served as Senior Pastor at Calvary from 1973 to 1995. Reverend Billy Graham served as keynote speaker at his installation. During his tenure, Calvary experienced significant growth as our ministries, outreach efforts and missions expanded with a renewed focus on evangelism. Dr. Rhoads was instrumental in the development of our current campus and the move to our current location in 1989 as an opportunity to serve the entire community. We ask for your prayers for Carol Rhoads and the entire Rhoads family.

    Dr. Rhoads at the groundbreaking ceremony in 1986.

    Candidating in the huge Sanctuary of Calvary Church in December 2005 was a daunting experience for me! But I will never forget the warm welcome by Ross who served as Senior Pastor at Calvary from 1973-1995. He shook me warmly by the hand, and with his penetrating eyes looked directly into mine! He then thanked me for preaching the Word of God and the Gospel of Jesus Christ. A week later when I was voted to come as the new Senior Pastor, a note arrived from Ross welcoming me, saying he would be praying for me, and was looking forward to getting to know me. These simple gestures and actions flowed from a man who loved Christ, loved the Gospel, and was not afraid to show his love to others.

    I grew to treasure his friendship, encouragement, prayers, and many conversations which always focused on our Savior. I was to discover that his love and encouragement for me, was multiplied many times to all who knew him. To me he was a pastors’ pastor, and an inspiration to keep pointing people to Jesus. In difficult times of ministry, Dr. Rhoads was there to offer wise counsel, prayer, and a spiritual perspective. I and thousands of others owe him a tremendous debt.

    His impact on Calvary’s campus is immense: the vision of developing 100 acres, building a 5,000 seat worship center, having the Calvary Child Development Center, and laying the biblical foundation of a church focused on “the Word of God and the testimony of Jesus Christ.” Winning souls for Christ was his passion.

    It is said of King David that “after he had served the purpose of God and his own generation, he fell asleep” (Acts 13:36). Like David, Dr. Ross Rhoads was a man after God’s own heart, and served his generation with skill, with loving devotion, and with the Spirit of Christ. We mourn his passing, but praise God for this man of God whose legacy at Calvary, at BGEA, and far beyond inspires us to serve and love our Savior with all of our hearts until we join Ross and all of the redeemed in that great eternal day.


    Dr. John H. Munro


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    Membership Class
    Coming up June 10 & 17

    Interested in becoming a member of Calvary?

    At Calvary, we see membership as a significant spiritual decision. It’s an ongoing commitment to participate in the life and ministry of our church family.

    If you have trusted in the Lord Jesus Christ as your personal Savior and seek to be and make authentic followers of Christ, it will be our privilege to welcome you as a member!

    Calvary Membership Course
    Led by Senior Pastor John Munro, the Calvary Membership Course provides a common foundation for those considering membership at Calvary. We want everyone to understand who we are, what we believe, and our mission and vision in the service of our Lord Jesus Christ.

    Details & Dates
    Our membership course is offered in a six-session format on Wednesday evenings, OR in a two-session Saturday format. Childcare is not available on Saturdays. Register online for these upcoming sessions:

    Wednesdays: 6–Session Format
    September 6–October 11, 6:30–8:00 PM, Room 232


    Saturdays: 2–Session Format
    June 10 & 17, 9:00 AM–12:15 PM, Room 232


    Membership Interview
    After completing the Calvary Membership Course and a membership application, you will be contacted by a Calvary elder to arrange a personal meeting to get to know you and answer any questions you might have.

    Receive the Right Hand of Fellowship
    We make your membership official by welcoming you as a member at one of our Sunday worship services.

    Contact: Miriam Aneses, 704.887.3679, maneses@calvarychurch.com

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    Senior Adult Luncheon
    Thursday, June 22

    Senior Adult Luncheon
    Thursday, June 22 | 12:00–1:30 PM, Crown Room

    Come enjoy a delicious meal, great fellowship, and a special musical treat with Jenna Ferrazzo, a gifted and accomplished pianist and recent UNCC graduate. She is passionate about glorifying God through music, and it is sure to bring joy to the heart, mind, and soul.

    Note there is no organ concert this month and this will be our final luncheon for the season!

    Luncheon Tickets & Reservations
    Please register below! Or purchase your tickets in advance in the Galleria on June 4 or in the Word Room on Tuesdays. Cost: $7


    Future luncheon dates: Summer break until September

    • September 28
    • October 26
    • November 16

    Contact: Jennifer Sharpless, 704.341.5417, jsharpless@calvarychurch.com