Missions Sunday is March 7
Celebrate, Pray, Engage, Give
8:30 & 11:00 AM
Check out these opportunities to worship, connect, study God's Word together, and serve others. Be sure to register for upcoming events and classes. Come be a part of life at Calvary!
Missions Sunday is March 7
Open Doors: Celebrate. Pray. Engage. Give.
We invite you to join us on Missions Sunday, March 7, for a special time to celebrate "all that God has done" and how He continues to "open a door of faith" through the ministry and outreach of Calvary Church — in our community and around the world!
Worship with us in the Sanctuary at 8:30 or 11:00 AM — masked and socially-distanced, please! See our Gathering Checklist so you'll know what to expect on campus at Calvary. Or join us via Livestream or on Facebook.
How can you be part of Missions Sunday 2021? Check it out HERE!
“And when they arrived and gathered the church together, they declared all that God had done with them, and how he had opened a door of faith to the Gentiles.” — Acts 14:27
Blood Drive at Calvary
Friday, March 5 at 9 AM – 3 PM
Make your appointment now!
Calvary is hosting a Blood Drive on Friday, March 5. This is a great opportunity for the Calvary family to meet a crucial need in our community!
We'll have two "Big Red Buses" parked outside the Calvary Galleria from 9:00 AM–3:00 PM for donations. If you are healthy, age 16+, without a fever, and able to donate blood safely, please schedule an appointment.
Donors must bring a valid photo ID.
Note: All donors must make a reservation in advance in order to maintain social distancing.
COVID FAQs — If you have a fever the day of your appointment, you must reschedule. Wait at least 14 days before donating if you have been exposed to someone who has or may have COVID–19, have recently been tested, and are pending test results for COVID–19, or if you have a confirmed active case of the virus.
What if you've received the COVID–19 vaccine? Get details HERE.
Contact: Pastor Jim Cashwell, firstname.lastname@example.org
Missions Day of Prayer
Wednesday, March 3
Pray with our missionaries via Zoom
Wednesday, March 3
Prayer groups meet 8:00 AM–5:30 PM via Zoom
You're invited to join our missionaries on Wednesday, March 3, for a special Day of Prayer for Calvary Missions. We'll pray with our supported missionaries, divided into groups of five or six families, organized by time zones.
In each group, we'll pray together — lifting up our missionary families, their needs and opportunities, as they share the Gospel around the world! Zoom meeting details will be emailed to registered participants. Please select your group(s) and register below:
- Group 1: 7:00–8:30 AM — Papua New Guinea, Japan, Indonesia, Philippines
- Group 2: 8:00–9:30 AM — Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Turkey, Germany, India, Kenya, Philippines, Indonesia
- Group 3: 10:00–11:30 AM — Russia, Greece, USA, Kenya, South Africa, Uganda, Senegal, Burkina Faso
- Group 4: 12:00–1:30 PM — Poland, Guinea, USA, Burundi, Niger, Slovenia, Senegal, Moldova, Sweden, Germany, Mozambique
- Group 5: 2:00–3:30 PM — USA, Bolivia, Spain, Brazil, Gabon, Mali
- Group 6: 4:00–5:30 PM — USA, Bolivia, Peru, Brazil, Equatorial Guinea, Liberia
If you're not yet part of our Missionary Prayer Team, you may contact Vince Eaton to join and receive the monthly prayer email.
To conclude our Day of Prayer, Calvary pastors will gather with our missionaries at 6:30 PM via Zoom for prayer.
Servants With a Heart
Food Packing Project
Saturday, March 6
Saturday, March 6
Calvary Life Center Gym
Let's serve together to package food for hungry families with Servants With A Heart! All ages may participate in this project — it's a great opportunity for individuals, families, and small groups.Servants With A Heart is a local nonprofit organization that provides highly nutritious dehydrated meals to malnourished children worldwide. Food scientists have formulated these meals to offer rich sources of easily digestible protein, carbohydrates, and vitamins. The food accommodates a broad range of cultural preferences.How It Works: Teams line up at tables to measure, weigh, assemble, and package meals. Volunteers will be preassigned jobs based on their group size (for social distancing). Three groups make up the packing process:
- Scooping groups of 4–6 people
- Weighing and sealing groups of 2–3 people
- Boxing groups with one person
COVID Safety Protocols: We will serve together socially distanced and wearing masks at all times. Volunteers will have their temperature taken when entering and will wear gloves throughout their shift. Packing stations will be positioned at least six feet apart. Shifts will be separated by 30 minutes to sanitize and switch equipment before the next group. Thank you for your cooperation!
Volunteers needed to help with set up or clean up:
Contact: Pastor Sibu Rajappan, 704.907.7497, email@example.com
Choose from four shifts to package food:
- Saturday, 8:00–10:00 AM
- Saturday, 10:30 AM–12:30 PM
- Saturday, 1:00–3:00 PM
- Saturday, 3:30–5:30 PM
Sign-up Instructions: Have one member of your party sign-up for your group. Your group should be your family, people residing in your household, or people with whom you have been socially distancing. Your sign-up is a requested time. Your shift is confirmed only after an email back from Servants With a Heart. Be sure to select the correct sign-up link with the correct party size. For parties more than 4–6, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact: Vince Eaton, 704.341.5322, email@example.com or Kristin Reynolds, 704.562.7266 firstname.lastname@example.org
Be a Light
New training sessions in March!
Do you desire to reach out to your neighbors with the Gospel? Do you sometimes struggle to be intentional? Do you want to be better equipped and more effective?
"Be a Light" is a ministry that will encourage and equip you to be a light in your neighborhood. This ministry uses a free tool at BlessEveryHome.com and utilizes the PRAY, CARE, SHARE, and DISCIPLE strategy to help you reach your neighbors with the Gospel of Jesus Christ intentionally.
We provide training via Zoom to learn these strategies for relationship building, sharing the Gospel conversationally, and making disciples in your neighborhood. This 4-hour training will cover four key areas:
- Being the Light
- Articulating the Gospel
- Turning everyday conversations into spiritual ones
- Putting it into practice
Join "Be a Light" — Sign up for our next training sessions:
- Saturdays, March 13 & 20 — for new participants only
9:00–11:00 AM via Zoom
Two 2-hour sessions
- Saturday, March 27 — open to all "Be a Light" participants!
9:00–10:00 AM via Zoom
One hour session including Easter outreach plans
"Be a Light" will also provide you:
- Encouraging devotionals, tips, resources, and testimonies
- On-demand training to help you navigate through objections or obstacles
- Training and curriculum to lead a seeker to Christ through discovery Bible study
for Parents of 1st Graders
Sunday, March 7, 10:00 AM
in CLC 1400
Family Transitions is a free, ongoing learning series at Calvary. Join us for biblical resources, encouragement, and support through all the ages and stages of family life.
Family Transitions for Parents of 1st Graders
Sunday, March 7 at 10:00–10:45 AM
in CLC 1400 with masks & social distancing
Our upcoming Family Transitions session is especially for parents of 1st graders. We would love to come alongside your family to equip and encourage you during this stage of family life.
Pastor Nathaniel Pearce and Children's Director Su Trull will discuss what your child needs most from you right now and how to help your student grow in their understanding of the Bible. Join us and get equipped with biblical principles and tips for ways you can make disciples at home during these early elementary years.
We would love to see you in person, but please contact Sandy for Zoom meeting information if you prefer.
No registration necessary
2021 Family Transitions Classes
- January 24 – High School Seniors & parents
- February 21 – 8th graders & parents
- March 7 – Parents of 1st graders
- April 13 – Parents of 5th graders
- May 11 – Parents of 3rd graders
- June 6 – Parents of 2nd graders
- October 10 – Parents of 2-year-olds
- November 14 – Parents of 4th graders
Tying the Knot
Thinking about getting married?
Tuesdays, March 2 – April 6
Tuesdays, March 2 – April 6
6:30–8:00 PM, via Zoom
Engaged? Thinking about getting married? Newlyweds?
You're invited to spend six Tuesday evenings with Pastors Nathaniel Pearce and Jim Pile addressing foundational issues and biblical principles that will help you establish and maintain a healthy marriage.
In each session, we'll work through issues like conflict, expectations, communication, finances, and intimacy. You'll get to know your prospective spouse on a deeper level by assessing personality, birth order, and more.
Don't be surprised by a little homework, too! We'll use Rob Green's book, Tying the Knot: A Premarital Guide to a Strong & Lasting Marriage, as a realistic, hopeful, and actionable guide toward a Christ-centered marriage.
There is no cost — please register to receive Zoom login credentials from the instructors.
English as a Second Language
Monday & Thursday mornings
Calvary ESL (English as a Second Language) classes help newcomers to the United States learn to speak and understand the English language and American cultural expressions. We offer multiple proficiency levels plus pronunciation and discussion groups to improve vocabulary and conversational skills. Classes meet in Fall, Winter & Spring Terms.
- Introductory and Level 1 & 2 classes will meet in Room 300.
- Level 3+ classes will meet via Zoom video conferencing.
IN-PERSON CLASSES: All students will have a temperature check upon entry at the Galleria for health and safety. Students must wear a mask and maintain 6' social distancing at all times. Students should use the escalator to get to the 3rd-floor classrooms.
Register for ESL: March 1–9
Placement Testing: March 15, 9:00 AM–Noon
Spring Classes Meet: March 18 – May 20
Mondays & Thursdays, 9:00 AM–12:00 PM
No classes during Spring Break: April 5–9
New ESL students take a placement test to determine their class level. Placement tests will be given at Calvary in the Banquet Room (on 3rd Floor) between 9:00 AM–Noon on Monday, March 15.
We encourage students to participate each week in the pronunciation and discussion classes listed below. These are included with our program! We will have a special Year-End Celebration on Thursday, May 20.
The cost is $30 per term, including books. Childcare is not provided.
Each term, our ESL program also includes:
- English Pronunciation Class
Mondays, 11:15–12:00 PM
Intro, Levels 1 & 2 | Room 300
Levels 3+ via Zoom
- Life Discussion & Windows to the World
Thursdays, 11:15–12:00 PM
Room 300 & via Zoom
Contact: Vince Eaton, 704.341.5322, email@example.com
Calvary Membership Course
Interested in becoming a member?
Register for the March 20 & 27 course
Interested in becoming a member of Calvary Church?
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!
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 the mission and vision of Calvary Church.
Our membership classes are typically offered in six-sessions on selected Wednesday evenings at 6:30–8:00 PM and in a two-session format on selected Saturdays from 9:00 AM–12:15 PM. Please preregister, and be sure to bring your Bible!
Calvary Membership Course
Pastor Munro will lead our next class on Saturdays, March 20 & 27. Plan to attend both sessions at 9:00 AM–12:15 PM via Zoom. Have your Bible handy!
Upon completion of our Calvary Membership Course and after submitting a membership application, you will be contacted by a Calvary elder to arrange a personal meeting and answer any questions you might have.
Receive the Right Hand of Fellowship
We make your membership official by welcoming you as a new member at one of our Sunday worship services.
Contact: Miriam Aneses, 704.887.3679, firstname.lastname@example.org
Bible Study Electives
Wednesdays, 6:30–8:00 PM
Register now for Module 2
Our Bible study electives provide the opportunity to grow spiritually by studying God's Word. Whether you're a new believer, a long-time follower of Christ, or just curious to learn more, check out the new courses below and join us!
TWO MODULES — This winter, most courses will be offered twice — in two "modules" for 6-weeks — to offer everyone more opportunities to participate. Two classes will be offered once for 9-weeks. All classes will be held through Zoom online. Course teachers/leaders will email Zoom login information to participants.
Module 1 | January 13 – February 17 (6 weeks)
Module 2 | March 10 – April 21 (6 weeks)
Note: No meetings on February 24, March 3, or April 7
Register below to participate in a Module 2 course. If your class requires materials, you may purchase these in advance from the link provided in the course descriptions. Materials will be sent directly to you. If you wish to attend a Module 1 class and have not previously registered, please contact Debbie to receive details.
Job: From Where Does My Help Come?
with Doug Goforth & Bob Lanning
The Book of Job fits into the wisdom or poetry books of the Old Testament, but what is its primary message? How does it point us to Christ? Job faced great suffering and learned much about his great God! Join us for an overview of the book discover the lessons we can learn about the help only God can give.
God's Plan for Peace in Our Homes
with Pastor Jim Pile
All of us desire homes that are sanctuaries from a world riddled with conflict. But the reality for too many families—even Christian families—is different. Learning to be a peacemaker will guard our home from hurtful conflicts, deepen our love for our spouse, and provide a biblical foundation for children. Join us as we seek to be better peacemakers in our family relationships. Purchase the required text before the first class. Order HERE.
A Study in Colossians
with Pastor Jim Cashwell
Can you imagine being a Christian in the first century Colossae? Many left Judaism to follow Christ. Paul wrote to clarify how the Colossians should live, and how to avoid beliefs and practices that distorted the Gospel. Christians today face distractions from false doctrines, unbiblical worldviews, political schisms, and challenges foisted by the pandemic. Join us and learn about the persons and work of Christ, and how the supremacy and all-sufficiency of Christ can combat heresies.
How to Study the Bible
with Pastor Nathaniel Pearce
The Bible is the only book that came directly from God to mankind. It is God’s roadmap for our world and lives. Knowing and applying it brings peace, blessings, joy, and prosperity to our lives. How can we understand it in all its complexities? What are some proven study methods that will help us harvest and apply its truths to our lives? Come learn skills that will transform your study of Scripture and your life.
Persecution and the Church: Lessons to Live By
with Pastor Rob Reece
It has been said that the “blood of the martyrs is the seed of the church.” Yet the church has not only survived persecution, but it has thrived! Today we live in comfort, but growing animosity against authentic Christianity suggests that difficult times are ahead. Are you prepared to suffer for Christ? Would you choose to suffer for righteousness? In this class, we will look to Scripture and to church history for wisdom, encouragement, and lessons to live by during times of trials and persecution.
Delighting in the Trinity
with Pastor Sibu Rajappan
Is the doctrine of Trinity confusing, dull, too philosophical, seemingly irrelevant to your Christian life, or does it invoke a sense of awe and delight? The doctrine of the Trinity is foundational to adequately understand the God of the Bible, His love, purposes, holiness, and glory. Dive deep into Scripture with us as we study the doctrine of the Trinity, and deepen your understanding of our Great Triune God.
Wednesdays, January 13 – March 24 (9 weeks)
Spanish Bible Study — Biblical Foundations of the Apostles' Creed
with Bill Ogden
The Bible is the only inspired and infallible word from God that guides our faith and lives. Creeds, on the other hand, are statements of belief traditionally used by many churches and impact their doctrine. What was the purpose of the Apostles’ Creed? What is its biblical foundation? How has this creed guided the Church in the affirmation of its faith? Have you ever examined the tenets of this creed? Come study with us and deepen your understanding of God’s word, and develop a greater appreciation for the Apostles’ Creed.
Fundamento Bíblico del Credo de los apóstoles
La Biblia es la única palabra inspirada e infalible de Dios que guía nuestra fe y nuestra vida. Los credos, por otro lado, son declaraciones de creencias utilizadas tradicionalmente por muchas iglesias e impactan su doctrina. ¿Cuál fue el propósito del Credo de los Apóstoles? ¿Cuál es su fundamento bíblico? ¿Cómo ha guiado este credo a la Iglesia en la afirmación de su fe? ¿Ha examinado alguna vez los principios de este credo? Ven a estudiar con nosotros, profundiza tu comprensión de la palabra de Dios y desarrolla un mayor aprecio por el Credo de los Apóstoles.
Financial Peace University
With Rhondale & Deborah Haywood
This 9-week class uses Dave Ramsey's biblically based video curriculum and small group discussion to explore what God has to say about money and our stewardship of the same. Participants must purchase a kit containing a workbook, audio library, a book, lifetime membership, etc. Cost is $129 per kit for a couple or an individual. Order kit HERE. Registration closes for this course on 1/27/21.
Wednesday Night Prayer — Ongoing
with Paul Hundrieser
Please join us each Wednesday evening. During this time we will pray for each other, Calvary Church, our community, our nation, and our world. We meet continually throughout the year.
What is baptism? Why be baptized?
Register for March 14 or April 4
Thinking about baptism? Being baptized is a public profession of faith and an act of obedience after coming to saving faith in Jesus Christ, symbolizing your new life as a follower of Jesus Christ.
At Calvary, it's our joy to baptize believers as they seek to obey God's Word and follow the example of Jesus Christ. Candidates for baptism are asked to register below and complete an application process to ensure an understanding of the biblical significance and meaning of baptism.
March 14 Register
April 4 Register
Contact: Miriam Aneses, 704.887.3679, email@example.com
with Pastor Munro & Gudny
New trip planned for 2022
With Pastor John & Gudny Munro
- NEW! October 23 – November 2, 2022
- October 17–27, 2021 (Trip is FULL)
Join Pastor John and Gudny Munro on a life-transforming journey to Israel. Imagine yourself in the sights, culture, and breathtaking landscapes of the land of the Bible. Once you walk in the steps of Jesus in this way, your prayers and understanding of the Scriptures will come to life and forever be changed.
- Western "Wailing" Wall
- Sea of Galilee
- Garden of Gethsemane
- Mount of Olives
- And much more!
For 2021 trip details, including the itinerary and cost, please visit MorningStarTours.com/CAL1153 (Note: The 2021 trip is full.)
If you're interested in the 2022 trip, please contact Pastor Munro’s Executive Assistant, Michele Davies, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 704.341.5331.