Support

Sometimes we need the support, prayer, and love of our church friends and family.

Going through a difficult time or facing a challenge? Calvary offers many ministries that provide encouragement, prayer support, and practical guidance based on God's Word. Check out the list below or contact us.

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    Pastor/Elder/Deacons
    of the Week

    Each week we have a pastor, an elder, and two deacons on call to help with urgent needs and hospital care.

    For emergency needs, please contact the pastor/elder/deacons listed in Looking Up for this week or call 704.543.1200.

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    Calvary Hospital Care

    If you or a family member has an upcoming surgery or hospital stay, please let us know by calling the church office at 704.543.1200. We would like to have someone there to pray with you.

    If admitted, please let the hospital know that you attend Calvary Church. We want to visit (if you like), pray with you, and offer support to you and your family.

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    Biblical Counseling

    Followers of the Lord Jesus navigate their walk with Him through the trials and tribulations of life by following His Word and the godly counsel of others in the body of Christ. At Calvary Church, we offer individual, marriage, and family counseling to our members and attendees. Counseling is confidential and led by our pastoral staff.

    For more information, contact Pastor Jim Pile at jpile@calvarychurch.com.

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    Support Ministry Classes
    DivorceCare, GriefShare & Destiny now in session 

    Support Ministry Classes

    Mondays, 6:30–8:00 PM
    Fall sessions launch September 11

    Calvary’s Support Ministry classes are open to everyone. Each class explores the spiritual, intellectual, emotional, and physical aspects of life challenges from a Christian perspective. However, please note that our classes are not professional counseling sessions or therapy groups. Childcare options are available.


    Destiny — Women only
    September 11–October 30  |  Room 231 
    Searching for direction in a new season of life or unfamiliar circumstances? Join us for Destiny, a powerful, 8-week study by Tony Evans. Discover the unique calling God has for you and the joy of pursuing His best for your life. (Limited to 11 women). Cost: $15


    DivorceCare
    September 11–November 27  |  Room 242

    Separation and divorce are some of life’s most difficult experiences. Join us for biblical encouragement, discussion, and prayer. Open to men and women. Cost: $20


    GriefShare
    September 11–November 27  
    |  Room 232
    Living through the death of a spouse, child, relative, or other loved one can be a painful journey. Join GriefShare to experience Christ-centered compassion and perspective through a difficult loss. Open to men and women. Cost: $20


    Childcare 
    Mondays, 6:15–8:15 PM
    Childcare is available for children ages 2–7 of Support Ministry participants. Care is provided by the Calvary Child Development Center. Payment must be made at registration online or in person. Fees for the entire semester or any portion are $30/one child, $45/two, $60/three. Participants are asked to notify the childcare staff in advance of any absence.

    Register

    Scholarships: Partial need-based financial assistance is available and may be requested at registration. Please contact the Ministry Coordinator. Pending approval, you will receive notification via email. 


    Contact: Sandra Moore, Support Ministry Coordinator, 704.887.3681, support@calvarychurch.com
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    Widows Luncheon
    "Inspiring Hope"

    "Inspiring Hope" Widows Luncheon
    Selected Thursdays, September – June
    12:00–2:00 PM, Crown Room

    In October, our group will attend Calvary's Senior Adult Luncheon together on Thursday, October 26. If you would like to attend as part of the "Inspiring Hope" group, please contact Donna Bridges at 704.301.5991 for ticket info and details.

    We invite widows of all ages in our church and community to join us for lunch one Thursday each month. Come be part of this caring group for ongoing fellowship, prayer, support, and encouragement. Luncheon cost: $6

    Upcoming Dates:

    November 9  Register


    Contacts: Donna Bridges, 704.301.5991, donnajoearl@gmail.com & Jennifer Sharpless, 704.341.5417, jsharpless@calvarychurch.com

     

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    EQUIP Seminar
    Surviving the Holidays
    Thursday, November 16, 6:30 PM

    Become better equipped with information and perspective on current issues and challenges that affect daily life. There is no cost for seminar, but please register in advance so we can prepare for you!


    EQUIP – Surviving the Holidays
    Thursday, November 16 | 6:30–8 PM, Rooms 232 or 242
    Holidays can be especially difficult for those who have experienced a loss, whether through the death of a loved one or through a divorce. Join us as we take a practical, Christ-centered look at holiday challenges.

    Room 232 — GriefShare
    Room 242 — Divorce

    REGISTER for GriefShare

    REGISTER for DivorceCare


    Childcare is provided ages 2–7 with advance notice; contact support@calvarychurch.com


    For more information, please contact Sandra Moore, 704.887.3681, support@calvarychurch.com
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    Career Ministry

    At a crossroads in your career? Dissatisfied with your job? Unemployed or underemployed? Calvary Career Ministry equips people to find jobs, careers, and God's calling.

    ONLINE RESOURCES

    Register for Crossroads Career Network:
    • Go to www.crossroadscareer.org and choose the "Find Jobs" icon.
    • On the Explorer Registration page, select ‘Calvary Church’ in the ‘Affiliated Ministry’ dropdown. That's it!

    Stay tuned for other upcoming Career Ministries activities!

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

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    Hearts & Hammers

    Do you need assistance with lawn care or basic home maintenance? Our Hearts & Hammers teams tackle to-do lists monthly for Calvary senior adults and families who need assistance. To apply to be a care receiver, contact Jennifer Sharpless, at 704.341.5417 or jsharpless@calvarychurch.com.

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    Military Ministry

    We seek to share the love of Christ with active duty military, Reserve and National Guard members, veterans, and their family members at Calvary Church and throughout the greater Charlotte community.
     
    Recognizing the special sacrifices made by those serving in the armed forces, we want to help meet those unique spiritual, emotional, and physical needs. We're here to offer prayer, encouragement, fellowship, discipleship opportunities, support services, and share the life-changing Gospel of Jesus Christ. 
     

    If you're in military service, a veteran, or have a loved one serving stateside or abroad, please join our prayer and contact list.


    Veterans Day Breakfast
    Saturday, November 11  |  8:30–10:00 AM, Crown Room
    Get details and register here.


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