Featured Events

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    Celebrating God's Faithfulness
    Calvary's 80th Anniversary
    Sunday, May 19
    Replay the AM service or PM concert

    Celebrating God's Faithfulness: Calvary's 80th Anniversary
    Sunday, May 19
    9:45 AM Worship Celebration
    6:00 PM Celebration Concert

    It was a marvelous day of worship and celebration on Sunday, May 19, and we hope you were able to join us!  Many thanks to all who participated and supported these special services for a powerful day of worship!

    Watch or share! Replay or share the morning service and the evening worship concert at live.calvarychurch.com or Calvary Facebook!

    Download a PDF of our anniversary program

    Watch our anniversary video (or see at media.calvarychurch.com)

    Calvary Church was founded on May 21, 1939, and we mark our 80th year in ministry in 2019. We celebrate this ministry milestone as a gift of God’s grace and a reflection of His faithfulness.

    Our rich heritage and history is a gift, but may our lasting legacy be our commitment to the Word of God and the proclamation of the Gospel — to be and make authentic followers of Jesus Christ.

    “For the Word of God and testimony of Jesus Christ” — Revelation 1:9

    Clockwise beginning top left: Original Fourth Street building; Pastor Ross Rhoads at tent groundbreaking service, 1989; Worship at Sardis & Randolph, early 1970s; Worship at Calvary with Adult & Student Choirs, 2019; Calvary Life Center, 2018; Adults class, 1960s; Current campus construction; Senior Pastor John Munro.

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    Summer GO Trips
    May 19–July 31
    Uganda, Germany, Kenya & Mission Charlotte

    Summer provides a great opportunity to share the Gospel and make a personal impact in the lives of others around the world through GO Trips (short-term missions trips).

    Start praying for these teams now. Pray for the impact of their work and ministries and the team members' health and safety!

    GO Uganda | May 19–June 1
    Mission Charlotte | June 17–21 (Student Ministry–click here for info)
    GO Germany | June 13–24 (Worship Ministry)
    GO Kenya | July 17–31

    Not scheduled for a GO Trip this summer? We have the opportunity to demonstrate the love of Christ and reach out to those around us every day! There are also many opportunities to volunteer and serve within Calvary ministries (see a list of opportunities) and our local ministry partners

    Contact: Vince Eaton, veaton@calvarychurch.com

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    The Transformation of the Gospel
    Sunday mornings, 9:45 AM
    5/26: "Strategy for Missions"

    Romans: The Defense of the Gospel
    Join us on Sundays at 9:45 AM
    for this powerful message series by Pastor John Munro or watch via livestream at live.calvarychurch or Calvary Facebook.

    NEW! Browse or download the study guide for Part 4: The Transformation of the Gospel (Chapters 12–16) (sermons start January 6) or click on any of the images to review previous guides.
    Click here to replay or catch up on messages online (choose Sermons/Romans)

    Many people have a distorted view of "the Gospel.” What is the Gospel? How is it relevant? What difference (if any) does it make in our lives?

    The overwhelming theme of the book of Romans is the Gospel of Jesus Christ. To study Romans is to learn the central doctrines of authentic Christianity and how to apply it to our lives in a practical way. Do you know the power of the Gospel?

    "For I am not ashamed of the Gospel for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes" (Romans 1:16).

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    Youth Orchestras of Charlotte
    Community Memorial Day Concert
    Sunday, May 26 at 7:00 PM

    Youth Orchestras of Charlotte
    Community Memorial Day Concert
    Sunday, May 26 at 7:00 PM in the Sanctuary

    On Sunday, May 26, the Youth Orchestras of Charlotte will be presenting Salute to the Services, a Memorial Day Concert, also featuring musicians of the Charlotte Symphony Brass.

    The concert will celebrate and honor our brave men and women of the armed services through musical, visual and spoken tributes to veterans, featuring patriotic and American selections. Ensemble groups will also perform in the Galleria prior to the concert.

    This community event is free and tickets are not required. Concertgoers will have the opportunity to support local veterans by making a donation to Veterans Bridge Home, a Charlotte-based nonprofit supporting the veteran community.

    Find out more about the event at the Youth Orchestras' Facebook event page.

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    High School Senior Sunday
    Sunday, June 2
    Seniors, sign up for lunch

    Congratulations Class of 2019! Calvary high school seniors will be honored during our morning worship service on Sunday, June 2. Come worship with us and celebrate what the Lord is doing in the lives of our next generation!

    Senior Class Photo
    Seniors, please plan to arrive by 9:30 AM and meet us at the front of the Sanctuary. Wear your graduation cap and gown for our group photo. We will be seated together for the 9:45 AM worship service.

    Graduation Family Lunch
    12:30–2:00 PM, CLC 1400 & Gym
    Graduates and their families are invited to a barbecue lunch! We'll also celebrate this important milestone together with a warm welcome from Pastor Khalil Ayoub, College & Young Adults Ministry. Plus we're having a corn hole and spike ball tournament, so wear/bring comfortable attire. Please register by May 28.


    Contact: Pastor Eric Hill, 704.887.3678, ehill@calvarychurch.com or Jennifer Porras, 704.341.5320, jporras@calvarychurch.com


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    We Believe
    Catechism for Calvary Kids & Families
    Parent Meeting: June 2, 12:30–1:00 PM

    Calvary is providing a NEW RESOURCE to help parents teach their kids sound doctrine through catechism.

    We Believe: Catechism for Calvary Kids & Families is based on our 16 Articles of Faith and provides questions and answers to learn the key biblical truths we believe. This summer project is for families with children currently completing grades 3–5.

    Catechism is a summary of key doctrines learned through questions and answers!

    So, how do you do catechism?
    Catechism simply provides an interactive activity that helps us learn and remember the major truths of Scripture in our hearts and minds. Begin with the first section of the Student Handbook. Read over the questions and answers with your child and then quiz them. Do this consistently for a number of days until they can recite all the right answers. After they have learned one section, proceed to the next. Review what they have already learned each week. Kids typically love the interaction and the challenge! Make it fun with Family Night activities (see the Parent Handbook for those how-tos)!

    Celebrating your accomplishment
    After your child has completed all 16 catechism sections at home, make an appointment by August 31 with a Calvary pastor, Children's Ministry leader, or your child's Zone 345 teacher to approve the work your child has accomplished. Once your child has successfully recited the answers, you will receive an invitation to the celebration family lunch in September. Your child will also receive a special gift to mark his/her accomplishment!

    Family Catechism Info Meeting
    Sunday, June 2 | 12:30–1:00 PM, Crown Room

    Parents of children currently in grades 3–5 are invited to join us for this important overview. Pastor Navey will explain the project and answer any questions. Families will receive a Student Handbook and a Parent Handbook, plus a schedule/contacts card to post as a reminder on your fridge! No cost or registration necessary.

    Summer Schedule:

    • June – Catechism books available! Begin learning the Q&A
    • August – Present your catechism work to a pastor or ministry leader by August 31
    • September – Enjoy a special celebration lunch on Sunday, September 8 for kids and families who have completed the catechism

    Questions? Please contact Erika Morton, 704.341.5331, emorton@calvarychurch.com or Pastor Rodney Navey, 704.341.5448, rnavey@calvarychurch.com

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    Men's Bible Studies
    Summer studies launch June 3
    Register now for AM & PM groups

    Groups meet weekly for Bible study — come enrich your faith and grow in fellowship. Bring your Bible. Newcomers are welcome anytime! 

    Check out the new summer options below! 

    Morning Studies: Matthew & Isaiah

    Summer: Mondays, 6:30–7:30 AM
    June 3 – August 26

    Room 242  |  Dave Wentink
    Our study continues in the Gospel of Matthew. Throughout this book, Matthew takes us back to the Old Testament repeatedly to remind us of God's promises. Since the fall of humanity, man has been on a quest to find his way back to God. Through Christ Jesus, the Father fulfilled His promises and shows us the way into relationship with Himself. Bring your Bible and join us for this fascinating study of Jesus' life and ministry!


    The Book of Isaiah
    Conf Room A | Tom Miller
    The Old Testament book of Isaiah is best known for its many prophesies foretelling the coming of the Messiah, our Lord Jesus Christ. John writes of this work, "Isaiah said these things because he saw his glory and spoke of him." Join us for this verse-by-verse study and see how God's promises continue to be fulfilled, just as they were told some seven centuries earlier. Newcomers welcome!


    Evening Study: The Book of Job

    Summer: 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 7:00–8:30 PM
    June 11 – August 27

    Room 401  |  Wayne Hackbarth
    When the pressures of life pile up on us, Scripture provides encouragement. Job is a man we often think of in times of adversity and testing. As we examine the book of Job, we will learn more about ourselves, our God, and the kind of trusting relationship He desires for each of us. Cost: $12 for the study guide. Newcomers are welcome! Contact: Wayne Hackbarth, 704.641.3472, lovinminthill@gmail.com


    Contacts: Pastor Nathaniel Pearce, 704.341.5424, npearce@calvarychurch.com
    Helen Stewart, 704.887.3681, hstewart@calvarychurch.com

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    Calvary Cricket Tournament
    Saturdays, June 8 – August 10
    Watch, play or volunteer

    Calvary Cricket Tournament
    Saturdays, June 8 – August 10

    8:30 AM–5:30 PM, Rea Road Field

    Join us for a community Cricket Tournament on Saturdays this summer! The game of cricket is played in over 100 countries throughout the world. In addition to hosting 10+ community teams, at least two Calvary teams will be participating!

    Come watch! All enthusiastic spectators are welcome, and bring friends!
    Want to volunteer? We need volunteers to help with field prep before games, man the water tables, and provide hospitality at the tournaments.
    Want to play? We are still able to accommodate those interested in playing. New to the sport? Don't worry, we'll teach you what you need to know.

    There is no cost to attend or participate. Calvary participants (players or volunteers) are required to attend one orientation meeting (options below).

    Player practices will be held May 25–June 1. Tournament games will be played on Saturdays, June 8–August 10, at 8:30 AM–5:30 PM. All games will be played on the Rea Road field. We will have an end-of-season celebration on Saturday, August 17 at 6:00 PM.

    Interested in volunteering? We have a variety of opportunities to serve as we welcome everyone. Click here for full details and to register!

    Upcoming Orientation Meetings
    Wednesday, June 5 | 6:30–7:30 PM, Room 232
    Wednesday, June 19 | 6:30–7:30 PM, Room 232
    All Calvary participants must attend one orientation meeting. 

    Have questions? Contact our tournament organizers: Manoj Kothuri, 704.918.2846, mkothuri@yahoo.com & Pastor Sibu Rajappan, srajappan@calvarychurch.com

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    Senior Adult Luncheon
    Thursday, June 13
    12:00–1:30 PM

    Senior Adult Luncheon
    Thursday, June 13 | 12:00–1:30 PM
    Last luncheon before summer break!

    Come enjoy sweet fellowship, a delicious lunch, and a special program!

    Lunch Tickets & Reservations
    Register to attend by May 16. Or purchase tickets in the Word Room on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Sundays. We also sell tickets one Sunday each month in the Galleria. Cost: $7

    Please note that there will be no organ concert preceding our June luncheon. Our monthly organ concerts will resume after the summer break!

    Between now and then, join us for worship on Sunday mornings and check out one of our Adult Life Groups for senior adults

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


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    Family Vacation Bible School
    June 24–28  |  6:30–8:30 PM
    Register or volunteer

    Camp Frenzy: It's VBS Family-Style!
    June 24–28  |  6:30–8:30 PM
    Register or volunteer now!

    Ever wish you could attend Vacation Bible School with your kids?  This summer, enjoy a fun-filled week of VBS for the whole family! 

    Incorporating all the high-energy games, worship music, Bible lessons, snacks, and fun that kids look forward to every summer at Calvary, our evening family VBS format offers more opportunities for everyone to come!

    Lessons and activities will be geared toward grade school and middle school kids, but the whole family is invited to enjoy the fun! 

    In the frenzy of our busy lives, it's important to discover the joy and peace that can be found when families spend time together talking, playing, and learning about our Lord and His Word.

    For full details and to register or volunteer, click here or visit calvarychurch.com/familyvbs.