Featured Events

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    Operation Christmas Child
    It's time to pack a shoebox!
    Drop off at Calvary on November 12–19

    Operation Christmas Child
    Share the joy of Christmas and the good news of the Gospel — pack a shoebox gift this year! 

    It's fun and easy! Here's what to do:

    • Pick up an official shoebox in the Galleria or just use a plastic or sturdy cardboard shoebox.
    • Fill the box with gifts for a boy or girl ages 2–4, 5–9, or 10–14.
    • Select a quality “wow” toy such as a doll, soccer ball with pump, or stuffed animal. Then add other fun toys, hygiene items, clothing, and school supplies. Add a photo of yourself and a note to the child who will receive the box! Include the $9 shipping donation for Samaritan's Purse to help send your box on its way.

    Get updated gift recommendations, packing instructions, and details at samaritanspurse.org/occ.
    Remember...candy and toothpaste are not allowed. 

    Community Shoebox Drop-off Center
    November 12–19

    Drop-off your shoeboxes at Calvary during OCC National Collection Week! Bring your filled and labels shoeboxes to the Galleria or drop them off at the portico near Rea Road (Entrance 3). Our volunteers will gladly receive boxes from neighbors, schools, groups, and businesses in the area and deliver them to the OCC Distribution Center! 

    Want to volunteer to receive boxes? Click here for more information

    Portico Drop-off Hours:
    Mon–Fri:  11:00 AM–6:00 PM
    Sat & Sun:  1:00–5:00 PM 

    Calvary Night at the OCC Distribution Center
    Tuesday, December 4, 5:45–10:00PM

    "Calvary Night" at the OCC Distribution Center is an annual serving opportunity for adults and teens age 13+. In the warehouse, we'll sort, inspect, and tape shoeboxes for their journey around the world! Only 150 spots, so please register early!


    For more information or to register, click here!

    Did you know that Samaritan's Purse partnered with Calvary to fill and deliver the very first shoeboxes to children in Bosnia 25 years ago? What a privilege to see how the Lord has grown the ministry and used it to share the Gospel with millions of children!  Read the full article on the Samaritan’s Purse website

    Contact: Sharyn Thackston, 704.577.6487, sthackston@carolina.rr.com

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    Orphan Sunday
    Sunday, November 18
    Supporting adoption, foster care and ministry to orphans

    Orphan Sunday
    November 18

    One day. One voice. One purpose. Join us in praying for orphans worldwide as Calvary and our HOME Ministry observes Orphan Sunday on November 18. We will recognize the day along with more than 130 organizations that encourage Christian families to display the love of God by considering adoption, foster care, and ministry to orphans locally and around the world.

    It's a day to remember that God’s Word calls for followers of Christ to care for the orphaned and vulnerable children and share the love of Christ.

    How you can make a difference? Calvary will host a Heart Gallery with photos and information about children in foster care who are available for adoption. Representatives from our HOME Ministry will be there to share information and ways you can get involved — or consider volunteering with our HOME ministry team! 

    "Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction and to keep oneself unstained from the world." James 1:27

    Contact: Kody Krady, 704.941.4974, kodykrady@gmail.com or Pastor Rodney Navey, 704.341.5448, rnavey@calvarychurch.com


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    Thanksgiving Service
    Tuesday, November 20 at 7 PM

    You're invited to an evening of Thanksgiving worship on Tuesday, November 20 at 7:00 PM in the Sanctuary.

    Join us for a joyful celebration of God’s blessings! Senior Pastor John Munro will deliver a special message, the Calvary family shares short testimonies of praise, and we celebrate the Lord's Supper together.

    Childcare is provided through age 3.

    After the service, everyone is invited to the Galleria to enjoy a time of fellowship with coffee, warm spiced cider, and pumpkin and pecan pie! 

    It is good to give thanks to the Lord, to sing praises to your name, O Most High; to declare your steadfast love in the morning, and your faithfulness by night" — Psalm 92:1

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    Holiday Organ Concert
    Elizabeth Hildebrand & Friends
    Sunday, November 25 at 6 PM

    Organist Elizabeth Hildebrand & Friends
    Sunday, November 25 at 6:00 PM

    Join us to celebrate the beginning of the Christmas season with our annual holiday organ concert!

    Don't miss this fantastic evening of music as organist Elizabeth Hildebrand and friends from the Calvary Orchestra present a powerful program of instrumental hymns and carols.

    The concert is FREE and open to everyone. Finish your Thanksgiving leftovers and come enjoy this special night of worship and praise!

    Childcare available to age 3. Children ages 4 and older will be dismissed to children's choirs.

    "Praise Him with trumpet sound, praise Him with strings and pipe! Let everything that has breath praise the Lord!" — Psalm 150:3–5,6

    Contact: Christy Driscoll, 704.887.3687, cdriscoll@calvarychurch.com

    Elizabeth Hildebrand has served as our organist at Calvary since 2009. She holds a master's of music in organ performance from Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University.

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    Women's Christmas Tea
    Saturday, December 1

    Saturday, December 1
    1:00–3:00 PM, Crown Room
    Calvary's annual Christmas Tea is one of the annual highlights of our Women's Ministry. Festively decorated tables adorned with china and crystal fill the Crown Room. Women of all ages invite a sister, mother, friend, or neighbor. Enjoy a cup of tea and a luncheon of delectable treats along with wonderful music and even better company. It's a lovely afternoon of Christmas celebration and outreach.

    Special guest, Charity Helms, will share "A Thrill of Hope" as she ministers the Gospel to us through her gift of music. Your heart will be refreshed as you focus on God's love, healing, forgiveness, and freedom. Invite a friend, family member, or neighbor to this festive gathering!
    The tea begins at 1:00 PM. Plan to arrive a few minutes early to enjoy the beautiful table decorations!

    TICKETS: We appreciate the support and participation! We are currently on a wait list. If you'd like to be added to our wait list or inquire, please contact Reena Chow at 704.340.0621 or davcreec@gmail.com.

    Cost is $15. For this popular event, tickets are limited to two per person. Table locations and ticketed seats are distributed randomly on a first-come, first-served basis. No reserved or group seating is provided.

    Please contact Reena Chow at 704.340.0621 or davcreec@gmail.com.

    Men, sign up now to be a server! Click here for more details.

    Contact: Reena Chow, 704.340.0621 or davcreec@gmail.comJennifer Sharpless, 704.341.5417, jsharpless@calvarychurch.com

    Charity Helms serves as the Worship Director at Renaissance Bible Church, and both she and her husband have led worship for Joni & Friends Family Retreat in NC for the past 16 years.

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    Advent Service & Tree Lighting
    Sunday, December 2, 6:00 PM

    Advent Service & Tree Lighting
    Sunday, December 2, 6:00 PM

    Begin the season with our special Advent service. Afterward, we’ll light the Christmas tree in the Galleria and enjoy fellowship and refreshments!

    Childcare available to age 3. Children ages 4 and older participating in children's choirs will be dismissed during the service.

    Contact: Christy Driscoll, 704.887.3687, cdriscoll@calvarychurch.com

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    Luke 14 Banquets:
    Celebrating with Special Needs friends
    December 8 & 11

    "And the master said to the servant, 'Go out to the highways and hedges and compel people to come in, that my house may be filled.'" — Luke 14:23
    Each year Calvary invites friends in our community with Special Needs, plus their families and caregivers, to Luke 14 Banquets during the Christmas season. It's one of the highlights of our Christmas season! These special events include:
    • A festive meal, with a member of Calvary hosting each table
    • An interactive Christmas program with songs and brief special presentations
    • A gift for each guest including family members & caregivers 

    Calvary hosts TWO Luke 14 events to best serve the needs of our guests: 

    Luke 14 Family Banquet
    Saturday, December 8 | 5:30–8:00 PM, Crown Room
    This dinner is for families with Special Needs members. 

    Luke 14 Luncheon
    Tuesday, December 11 | 11:30 AM–1:30 PM, Crown Room

    This luncheon is for Special Needs friends in group homes in our community.


    It's an incredible blessing to serve at our annual Luke 14 events and to provide gifts for our guests. For more information about volunteering at Luke 14 or donating gifts, click here or visit calvarychurch.com/serveluke14.

    Interested in coming or inviting someone to Luke 14? We ask that guests be registered and confirmed to attend to ensure available seats. Guests who have attended before or those who have been pre-registered will receive a mailed invitation. To register or invite a new guest or family, please contact Vince Eaton at 704.341.5322 or veaton@calvarychurch.com.


    Did you know that Calvary has an active Special Needs ministry for all ages? We'd love for your child or student be a part! Learn more at calvarychurch.com/specialneeds or contact our Special Needs Coordinator, Rebekah Sanders at 704-341-5413 or rsanders@calvarychurch.com.

    Questions about our Luke 14 banquets? Contact Vince Eaton at 704.341.5322 or veaton@calvarychurch.com

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    Christmas Concert
    "He Is Worthy"
    Sunday, December 9, 9:45 AM & 6:00 PM

    Sunday, December 9
    "He Is Worthy"
    9:45 AM & 6:00 PM, Sanctuary

    At Christmas, we celebrate the birth of our promised Savior. He brings joy and peace and eternal hope to a world in desperate need. Of all blessing and honor and glory, He is worthy!

    Join us for a powerful Christmas worship celebration for all ages as the Calvary adult, student and children's worship choirs, ensembles, band, and orchestra lead us in a concert of praise to our matchless King, featuring a message by Senior Pastor John H. Munro.

    The concert is FREE — so invite your friends and family, share with friends online, and bring a guest for this special Christmas event! Everyone is invited!

    Nursery provided to age 3.

    ASL (American Sign Language) interpretation will be provided at our 9:45 AM service. 

    Immediately following the evening concert, our international families and guests are invited to attend our annual International Reception, a special community tradition at Calvary. Come enjoy a wonderful evening of worship, fellowship, and new friends! If you do plan to attend the reception, please RSVP to srajappan@calvarychurch.com by December 5.

    Contact: Christy Driscoll, 704.887.3687, cdriscoll@calvarychurch.com

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    Candlelight Christmas Eve
    "The Coming of the Savior"
    Monday, December 24
    4:00, 6:00 & 8:00 PM

    Candlelight Christmas Eve
    "The Coming of the Savior"
    Monday, December 24  |  4:00, 6:00 & 8:00 PM

    At Christmas, we are celebrating "The Coming of the Savior." In a world full of pain and darkness, Jesus comes not to judge but to forgive, to transform, and to save.

    This Christmas Eve, come worship with us and give thanks for this gracious gift of God that offers hope and peace to all.

    All services will include traditional carols, contemporary songs, our choirs, orchestra, and band.

    We invite families to worship together in the Sanctuary. Childcare is provided up to age 3 as needed just come to our first-floor Nursery across from the elevators — at the 4:00 and 6:00 PM services.

    Our 6:00 PM service will be interpreted in American Sign Language (ASL).

    "She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins” — Matthew 1:21

    Contact: Christy Driscoll, 704.887.3687, cdriscoll@calvarychurch.com