Featured Events

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    Weekly RSVP for Worship
    Choose Sunday at 8:30 or 11:30 AM
    Let us know you plan to attend!

    We're excited to begin regathering at Calvary for worship on Sunday, July 5!

    To help us prepare for you — please let us know which worship service you plan to attend.

    To RSVP, click the button below. You'll see the number of seats available at each worship service this Sunday. Just choose the 8:30 AM or the 11:30 AM service, and tell us how many people will be in your group.

    This will be a weekly sign-up process, as we continue to social distance and monitor our Sanctuary capacity. We're taking extra precautions for the health and safety of our congregation and community. Thank you for your help and patience!

    REGISTER TO ATTEND

    Be prepared for worship on campus — here's a checklist of what to expect when we regather. We look forward to seeing you soon!


    Feedback or questions? Email us at RSVP@calvarychurch.com. We'd love to hear from you!

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    CALVARY UPDATE
    Regathering for Worship begins JULY 5
    Sundays at 8:30 & 11:30 AM
    Updated on 6/28

    Updated 6/28/2020

    We have great news to share! Here's a short message from Senior Pastor John Munro as Calvary Church looks forward to the incremental re-opening of our campus, with worship services in the Sanctuary beginning Sunday, July 5.


    In accordance with the current orders in effect in North Carolina, as well as federal guidelines, Calvary Church continues to support the ongoing efforts to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus. The health and safety of the Calvary family and our broader community are priorities. We seek to make wise decisions and be loving neighbors and exemplary citizens.


    REGATHERING UPDATES


    We praise God for the vibrant ministry of Calvary Church during this unprecedented time —

    • REGATHERING for Worship in the SanctuaryBeginning Sunday, July 5, we will worship at 8:30 and 11:30 AM in the Sanctuary with social distancing and safety measures in place. Our Host Team volunteers and staff will wear face masks, and we ask that attendees wear masks as well. Get full details about what to expect with our Regathering Checklist.
    • RSVP for Worship Services — Each week, please RSVP for the service you plan to attend. It's quick and easy — check it out HERE.
    • Children's Ministry (including Nursery) will NOT be provided during the worship services. Please plan to have your children sit with you in the service.
    • LIVESTREAM WORSHIP continues — Calvary will continue to livestream our Sunday worship services, and we understand if you are not yet ready to join us in person! Please feel free to worship with us at live.calvarychurch.com or on Calvary Facebook. Get the details for our livestream services each Sunday HERE.
    • ZOOM GROUPS & VIRTUAL PROGRAMS — Beginning July 5, Adult Life Groups will meet via Zoom on Sundays at 6:00 PM. We will continue to use Zoom, Livestream, Facebook Live, and YouTube events for most ministry programs at this time. We tentatively plan to resume on-campus programs incrementally in the fall for our Children's Ministry, Student Ministry, ALGs, and other ministries.
    • CAMPUS & OFFICES — Our church offices are open to staff only from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday–Friday. Staff will work in the office and/or at home on staggered schedules to promote social distancing and safe office capacity. 
    • GIVING — Thank you for continuing to give generously online or by mail: Calvary Church, 5801 Pineville-Matthews Road, Charlotte, NC 28226. Offering baskets will be available as you enter and exit Sanctuary services.
    • COMMUNICATIONLooking Up, our weekly newsletter, goes out via email every Friday. And we have more videos and special ministry content than ever on our social media channels — so join us and stay connected! 

    Please continue to be in prayer for this developing situation through Phase 2 and 3 in our city and state and for all who are impacted by the coronavirus. We are thankful for the Lord's continuing protection and provision! 


    “My peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.” — John 14:27

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    Sunday Checklist for Regathering
    What to expect beginning July 5
    Everything you need to know!

    We're so excited to worship together in our Sanctuary beginning Sunday, July 5 at 8:30 and 11:30 AM. It's been quite a while since we've seen each other face-to-face!

    While the truly important aspects of worshiping our great God remain as before at Calvary, some parts of our fellowship experience need to adjust at this time — for the health and safety of us all. Thank you for reviewing the checklist below so that you're prepared to regather for worship at Calvary! 


    PREPARE before you leave home 

    • RSVP for the service you plan to attend. Get details HERE.
    • Be certain you are feeling well. Stay home if you have a fever or any symptoms of illness of any kind.
    • Bring your face mask and wear it as you enter, attend the service, and exit the building. If you do not have a mask, we will provide one at the entrances. Children 10 and under are not required to wear masks.
    • Bring pocket-sized hand sanitizer. There will also be hand sanitizer stations throughout the building for your use.
    • Bring the items you'll need for the service, including your Bible, notepaper, pen/pencil, and offering envelope. For the kids, be sure to print and bring your own Calvary Kids Worship Folder.

    SOCIAL DISTANCE when you arrive

    • Please social distance (remain 6 feet apart) in the parking lot and Galleria.
    • Please do not shake hands or hug one another. We know that's tough! Greet each other with a wave instead!
    • All entrances will be open except the CLC and the gym.
    • Be sure to wear your mask! If you do not have a mask, please take one at the entrance.

    HOST TEAMS will greet and seat you

    • We'll hold the door for you, so you need not touch the door handles.
    • Ushers will guide you toward the main floor of the Sanctuary; please be aware of social distancing and avoid stopping in groups.
    • As you enter the Sanctuary, ushers will guide you to a pew.
    • We'll keep two empty pews in front and behind each row used for seating.
    • Please maintain 6 feet of space between families in each row.
    • The balconies will NOT be open.
    • The pew racks will NOT have Bibles, hymnals, pencils, or welcome cards.
    • The Looking Up newsletter will continue via email at this time.
    • The Calvary Café and Word Room bookstore will NOT be open.
    • Thank you to our Building Services staff for thoroughly cleaning and preparing the facility.

    DURING the worship service

    • Please leave your masks on. Pastor Munro will let you know if you are able to take them off at any point.
    • There will be no offering baskets passed during the service. The offering baskets will be available as you enter and exit the service. Or feel free to give online.

    AFTER the service 

    • When Pastor Munro ends the service, please remain seated.
    • Ushers will direct each row when to stand and leave, starting at the back of the Sanctuary and moving toward the front. 
    • Ushers will direct you to the exits; please be aware of social distancing in the Galleria and concourses, and avoid stopping in groups.
    • Wave goodbye to your Calvary friends! 

    Thank you for doing your part to keep our Calvary family and community safe before, during, and after our worship services. We look forward to seeing you soon!

    Ready to RSVP? Please register below to let us know which service you will be attending!

    REGISTER TO ATTEND


    The video below will walk you through our regathering information —


    “My peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.” — John 14:27

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    Calvary Pastor Testimonies
    Forever changed by Jesus
    Watch their stories again!
     

    At Calvary Church, our pastors come from many different backgrounds, but one thing is the same — they have a firm belief in our Lord Jesus Christ. They want to be a witness of how Jesus has forever changed their lives.

    Several of our pastors have shared their testimonies — their personal stories of faith — during our Sunday evening services. You can watch them below.


    Pastor Rob Reece
    Pastor of Community Life — 


    Pastor Matt Thompson
    Pastor of Middle School Ministry —


    Pastor Sibu Rajappan
    Pastor of Outreach —


    Pastor Nathaniel Pearce
    Pastor of Discipleship —

     


    “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.” — 2 Corinthians 5:17

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    Food Pantry Donations
    Drop-off on MWF, 9:00 AM–Noon
    Thank you for your support!

    The Calvary Food Pantry provides for families in need at Calvary and throughout our community.

    Currently, we are supporting about 147 families, including over 190 children, in local elementary schools where we host Good News Bible Clubs during the school year. These families rely on the meals provided for their children at school, which are unavailable when schools are closed and during the summer months.

    We need your help to support these families through the Calvary Food Pantry. 

    NEEDED ITEMS LIST

    You may drop off donations at the Calvary Galleria on the carts outside under the awnings on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays between 9:00 AM and noon.

    Thank you for your continued generosity and support!


    Contacts: Crystal Crawford, sccrawfords@yahoo.com & Pastor Sibu Rajappan, 704.907.7497, srajappan@calvarychurch.com

     

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    Women's Summer Bible Study
    Tuesdays at 10 AM & 7 PM via Zoom
    Join us this week!

    Women's Summer Bible Study
    Tuesdays, June 2 – August 25
    AM & PM options via Zoom

    Join our NEW online summer study on the book of Ephesians! Grow in your relationship with Christ as you dig into God's Word, connect with women at Calvary, and meet new friends. We will meet via Zoom video conference. 

    Participants should purchase the study guide in advance. Order HERE.

    Sign up below by email with our study hostesses to receive the Zoom meeting credentials. Everyone is welcome to join us this summer!


    Tuesday Mornings
    10:00 AM – Noon via Zoom

    The Book of Ephesians
    Teacher: Mary Beth Hohman
    Sign up via email with Ruth Marklewitz at rwmwitz@aol.com


    Tuesday Evenings
    7:00–9:00 PM via Zoom

    The Book of Ephesians
    Teacher: Mary Beth Hohman
    Sign up via email with Donna Bridges at donnajoearl@gmail.com


    Contact: Pastor Jim Pile, 704.341.5359, jpile@calvarychurch.com or Jennifer Sharpless, 704.341.5417, jsharpless@calvarychurch.com

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    Men's Summer Bible Studies
    Monday AM & Tuesday PM Groups
    Meeting via Zoom

    Join our new online summer Bible studies! Groups will meet weekly via Zoom video conferences. Come enrich your faith and grow in fellowship with other men. Newcomers are welcome anytime! 

    Register for a class below to receive the Zoom meeting information from the instructor by email.


    Tuesday Evening Study

    Tuesdays, 7:00–8:30 PM
    May 19 – September 8
     
    The Relevance of End Times

    Zoom (or Room 401)  |  Wayne Hackbarth
    Our study of the end times continues this summer. We are using The Book of Signs, by Dr. David Jeremiah, as a guide to biblical prophecy. This study is a must-have resource for Christians seeking to navigate the uncertainties of the present and to embrace God’s promises for the future. The combination of vital Scripture and a study guide for each chapter will make this an active learning experience. Each student must purchase his own copy of the study guide. Newcomers are welcome! Contact: Wayne Hackbarth, 704.641.3472, lovinminthill@gmail.com  

    Register


    Monday Morning Studies

    Mondays, 6:30–7:30 AM
    June 8 – August 24

    The Book of John
    Zoom (or Room 242) | Dave Wentink
    Our study continues in the book of John where we will seek a deeper understanding of Jesus, the Son of God. Each week our group (ages 30–85) is facilitated by a different member. We enjoy lively, interactive discussion. Grab your Bible and join us!

    Register


    Jeremiah & Lamentations
    Zoom (or Conf Room A) | Tom Miller
    Join us for this verse-by-verse study of the Old Testament books of Jeremiah and Lamentations. They are beautifully crafted, poetic books authored by the prophet Jeremiah. We will examine the timeless themes of personal responsibility, a call to repentance, reconciliation, and restoration. Newcomers welcome! 

    Register


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

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    Discover "The Verdict"
    Our daily radio ministry
    Now in WA, OR, Northern CA & more!

    We're excited to welcome many new listeners to The Verdict, Calvary's radio ministry featuring the preaching of Pastor John Munro focused on daily Bible study.

    The Verdict is now available in Washington state, Oregon, Northern California, Minnesota and other select cities through partnerships with the American Christian Network, KVIP Radio, and Faith Radio Network.

    For full details and station listings, visit calvarychurch.com/theverdict. Invite a friend to listen today!


    Feedback or questions? Email us at TheVerdict@calvarychurch.com. We'd love to hear from you!