Featured Events

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! 

In compliance with the new order from Mecklenburg County, MASKS ARE REQUIRED FOR EVERYONE ages 5+, regardless of vaccination status, while indoors at Calvary Church. We appreciate your cooperation!

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    Eternal Security
    New booklet by Pastor Munro
    Available now or download here

    "Our society is riddled with turmoil, uncertainty, chaos, and insecurity at all levels. But it is at this point that the brilliance of the Christian Gospel shines."

    Pastor Munro has written a new booklet titled Eternal Security: Finding Certainty in a Chaotic World. 

    Be encouraged by his personal testimony and exploration of Scripture as he discusses why followers of Jesus Christ can be assured of their salvation and better understand the implications of salvation by grace.

    • Can I lose my salvation?
    • What happens if I commit some serious sin or embrace some doctrinal error?
    • Isn't salvation just the forgiveness of sins? 
    • What more is there to understand?

    The new Eternal Security booklet is available for pickup in the Galleria beginning Sunday, October 24, while supplies last.

    Print or download the full book
    PDF: Click here or the cover image to download
    Want an ebook or high-resolution file? Click here

     

     


    "I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand."
    — John 10:28

     

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    The Potter's Hands
    A Restoration, Reconciliation,
    & Recovery Ministry
    Begins Monday, October 25

    A Restoration, Reconciliation, & Recovery Ministry
     

    • Meetings are held every Monday at 6:30 PM in Room 238 — beginning October 25.

    Statistics show that over 53 million Americans currently use illegal drugs or misuse prescription drugs. If alcohol and tobacco are included, 165 million or 60% of the American population currently abuse drugs. In the last 20 years, there have been over 700,000 drug overdose deaths in the US alone. In addition, various international studies reveal that 50–90+ percent of men and 30–80+ percent of women view pornography. In the US, 40 million adults visit internet pornography sites regularly.

    Drugs, alcohol, pornography — these are but a few of the “modern plagues” that ruin lives, ruin marriages, lead to anxiety and depression, and even death. Such sins not only rob a person of life but steal the soul. And professing followers of Christ are not immune from the destruction that such things present.

    Yet, in Christ there is hope! In Christ, there is freedom from the bondage of sin. 

    Whether you have walked with Christ for years or are unsure about the Christian faith, you are welcome to attend The Potter’s Hands. In this ministry, you will meet with others who have found hope and freedom through the grace of Jesus Christ.

    Come and find support, fellowship, encouragement, and accountability as we walk alongside one another on the straight and narrow way. We want to extend hope and support to help you heal and grow. Christ said, “I came that they may have life and have it abundantly” (John 10:10). You can start experiencing this life today! 

    To help us prepare for you, please preregister:

    Register


    Contacts: Pastor Rob Reece, rreece@calvarychurch.com & Helen Stewart, 704.887.3681, hstewart@calvarychurch.com

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    Organ Concert
    October 28 at 10:00 AM
    Sanctuary & Livestream

     

    We invite you to join us for concerts at the Calvary Grand Organ. Enjoy the magnificent music with Calvary organist Elizabeth Hildebrand. These events are free, and everyone is welcome. 

    Join us in the Sanctuary or watch via Livestream HERE or Facebook Live.

    Upcoming concerts:

    • Thursday, October 28, 10:00 AM
    • Sunday, December 5, 6:00 PM — Advent Organ Concert & Tree Lighting

    Fall Organ Concert — Watch again!


    Organ Concerts On-Demand


    Check out our YouTube playlist for videos of recent organ concerts.

    CALVARY ORGAN CONCERTS


    Contact: Christy Driscoll, 704.887.3687, cdriscoll@calvarychurch.com & Jennifer Sharpless, 704.341.5417, jsharpless@calvarychurch.com

     

     

     

     

     


     



     


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

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    Calvary Membership Course
    Ready to become a member?
    Register for the November class!

    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 Calvary membership. We want everyone to understand who we are, what we believe, and the mission and vision of Calvary Church.


    Calvary Membership Course 


    Our next two-session membership class is offered on Saturdays, November 13 & 20, from 9:00 AM–12:15 PM in Room 232.

    Please preregister, and be sure to bring your Bible!

    Register


    Membership Interview
    After you complete the Calvary Membership Course and submit a membership application, a Calvary elder will contact you 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, maneses@calvarychurch.com

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    Estate Design Seminars
    November 4 via Zoom 
    Preparing your family plans 

    When preparing financial plans, it is important to consider both the current and eternal perspectives. Calvary Estate Design Seminars are focused on future planning and key components of estate design in light of God's Word. In addition to addressing typical concerns, you will be invited to ask yourself — what would the Lord have me do? Objectives include:

    • Strengthening — not straining — family relationships
    • Taking an all-encompassing approach
    • Care and guardianship of minor children
    • Avoiding negative impacts on beneficiaries
    • Tax considerations
    • Achieving the greatest Kingdom impact

    Join us on Thursday, November 4 at 2:00 or 6:00 PM. You will receive the Zoom credentials from the instructor after registering.

    Register


    There is NO cost for the seminar, and the process is confidential. You’ll benefit no matter your stage of life — whether you’re starting a family or reviewing plans as an empty nester. Either update your current will and estate plans or get started now!

    Our Estate Design Seminars are typically offered twice each year with afternoon and evening sessions. Please check back for the next seminar or contact Carl Austin for more information.


    "So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal." — 2 Corinthians 4:18

    Calvary Stewardship Ministry is focused on helping individuals and families approach day-to-day finance and milestone life events with a smart and biblical foundation through classes, seminars, and confidential individual/family counseling.

    Contact: Carl Austin, Director of Finance, 704.341.5346, caustin@calvarychurch.com

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    Blood Drive at Calvary
    Friday, November 5
    9:00 AM – 3:00 PM, by appointment

    Calvary is hosting a Blood Drive on Friday, November 5. This is a great opportunity for the Calvary family to meet a crucial need in our community! 

    We'll have the "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 can donate blood safely, please schedule an appointment.  

    Make your appointment at least 12 hours in advance. Bring a valid photo ID to your appointment. Donors who are 16 yrs old must have parental permission.

    RESERVE A TIME slot

    All donors will receive a a OneBlood blanket and a $10 eGift Card. Plus, you will get a wellness checkup, including blood pressure, temperature, iron count, pulse, and cholesterol screening! 

    Be sure to check out the new My OneBlood Journey program designed to personalize the donation experience for donors. It will bring you a step closer to knowing which hospital your donation is being sent to save a life!


    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, jcashwell@calvarychurch.com

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    Veterans Day Remembrance
    Saturday, November 6
    Magnolia Memorial Gardens

    Saturday, November 6, 10:00 AM
    Magnolia Memorial Gardens

    In observance of Veterans Day, Calvary places an American flag at the gravesites of the 119 veterans laid to rest in Magnolia Memorial Gardens.

    The congregation is invited to participate in honoring our veterans at a brief ceremony on Saturday, November 6 at 10:00 AM. The Calvary Military Ministry team will distribute flags to participants to place on the gravesites following the ceremony. Come help us remember these men and women who served in the armed forces.

    "I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also" — John 14:3


    The Veterans Day Remembrance is part of the Calvary Military Ministry which seeks to connect and serve active duty military, Reserve and National Guard members, veterans, and all military family members in our congregation and the greater Charlotte community. 

    Contact: Chuck Robinson, 704.999.3104, ArmyCSMRRobinson@gmail.com or Jennifer Sharpless, 704.341.5417, jsharpless@calvarychurch.com

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    Operation Christmas Child
    Community Drop-off Nov 15–22
    Pack a shoebox for a child!

    Good News. Great Joy! A small shoebox can teach a child about the love of God, lead them to faith in Christ, inspire pastors, and plant new churches. What goes into the box is fun, but what comes out is eternal. You can shine the light of the Gospel around the world through the power of a simple gift!

    Operation Christmas Child delivers gifts to children across the globe — reaching those suffering from a natural disaster, disease, war, terrorism, poverty, and famine. Each box contains gifts, toys, and hygiene items, plus a Gospel storybook in the child’s own language.

    Shoeboxes are now available at tables in the Galleria. 

    • How to Pack a Shoebox 
      Get updated tips on what to pack (and what NOT to pack) in your shoebox. Then, drop off filled and labeled boxes on the racks in the Galleria.
      TRADITIONAL BOX INSTRUCTIONS
    • Pack a Shoebox ONLINE
      For $25, you can pack and send a shoebox customized for a boy or girl with toys and gifts you select. Check it out!

      BUILD A SHOEBOX ONLINE

    • Pack a Shoebox as a Family
      Get ideas and resources to have a fun and meaningful shoebox packing activity with your family!
      DOWNLOAD RESOURCES 


    Calvary is a Community Drop-off Center


    During National Collection Week, November 15–22, Calvary will serve as a shoebox drop-off location for our community. Drop off boxes under the portico at the main entrance.

    Drop-Off Hours
    Mon–Fri: 12:00–4:00 PM
    Sat & Sun: 1:00–5:00 PM


    Calvary Night at OCC


    Tuesday, November 30, 5:45–10:00 PM

    “Calvary Night” at the OCC Distribution Center is an annual serving opportunity for adults and teens age 13+LEARN MORE


    Did you know that Samaritan’s Purse partnered with Calvary to fill and deliver the very first shoeboxes to children in Bosnia in 1993? 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 & Vince Eaton, 704.341.5322, veaton@calvarychurch.com 

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    Fall Bible Study Electives
    Wednesdays, 6:30–8:00 PM

    All of us would agree that the world around us is seemingly chaotic. Many would affirm that evil in the world is increasing. The world, the flesh, and the devil are powerful enemies. Nevertheless, a follower of Christ is not to panic, not to despair, not to be angry or afraid, but rather to have faith, endure, press on, and grow in grace and knowledge. 

    This fall, we invite you to be challenged and equipped in God's Word at Calvary! Each of our elective classes looks to Scripture to address the theme, “How Shall We Live?” 

    Module 2: October 20 – November 17 
    Wednesdays, 6:30–8:00 PM
    Choose to attend in person or via Zoom. Please register for a course below.

    The schedule coordinates with Awana and Nursery for kids (please register), IGNITE for students, and worship rehearsal. Note: We will NOT have Fellowship Dinner this fall.

    • In compliance with the new order from Mecklenburg County, MASKS ARE REQUIRED FOR EVERYONE ages 5+, regardless of vaccination status, while indoors at Calvary Church.

    Elective Courses 


    1 & 2 Corinthians: How Shall We Live Within the Church
    Pastor Jim Cashwell  |  Room 238

    Preserving the unity of the Spirit is a key in every church. The church in Corinth, like many churches today, found it difficult to walk in unity as they faced the “voices” of this world. Paul addresses this issue and others in his letters to the Corinthian church. Paul begins by addressing our unifying purpose — to proclaim Christ crucified. Then the apostle walks us through issues that can negatively impact our unity. He teaches the Corinthian church to walk in a spirit of unity and love. You will find your spiritual life strengthened we study 1 & 2 Corinthians together.

    REGISTER for Module 2


    Faith and Culture
    Pastor Sibu Rajappan  |  Room 226
    As our culture becomes increasingly anti-Christian, how should authentic believers live to display and proclaim Christ? How should we think about the issues that we face today? In this class, we will look at the major cultural challenges for believers, learn how Scripture speaks to these issues, and learn how to live counter-culturally.

    REGISTER FOR MODULE 2


    Kingdom Parables in 3-D
    Dr. John S. Trent  |  Banquet Room

    This study will declare succinctly, demonstrate scientifically, and decrypt scripturally Jesus’ parabolic teachings concerning the mysteries of the kingdom for those who are walking as "children of light." We are admonished by the apostle Paul to “Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time because the days are evil. Therefore, do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is” (Ephesians 5:15–17).

    REGISTER for module 2


    Life in the Spirit
    Pastor Rob Reece  |  Room 232
    Of the three Persons of the Trinity, the Holy Spirit is the most mysterious. Yet, Scripture tells us that we are to “live by the Spirit.” We are called to “set our minds to the things of the Spirit, pray at all times in the Spirit, take up the sword of the Spirit, and be renewed in the Spirit.” But, what does life in the Spirit look like?  How can we experience union with Christ in our daily lives without drifting into spiritualism or mysticism?  This class will help us live a life that is Spirit-led and “filled with all the fullness of God."

    REGISTER FOR MODULE 2


    Teaching & Leading Others (Men only)
    Bill Bailey   |  Room 222  [No Zoom option]
    This hands-on class will equip men to lead a small-group Bible study, pray with others, give a compelling personal testimony, and prepare and deliver short devotionals and longer Bible lessons. Participants will have opportunities to practice what they learn and receive constructive feedback, thereby gaining experience and confidence in obeying God’s command to “go and make disciples.” Such training is critical in order for the church to help believers answer the question, “How shall we live?”

    REGISTER FOR MODULE 2


    Trusting God Through Your Illness — CancerCare
    Pastor Jim Pile  |  Room 242
    One 11-week session: September 8 – November 17
    Being diagnosed with cancer or going through treatment can be an overwhelming experience. But you are not alone in your journey! How do we live when we hear such life-changing news? Join us with your family. You are also invited if you are dealing with other serious illnesses and/or traumas. You will find great encouragement, strength, and hope through the Word of God, prayer, and group discussion. Please purchase your course materials in advance HERE

    Register


    Un Evangelio Transformador – Spanish Bible Study  
    Bill Ogden   |  Room 227
    One 11-week session: September 8 – November 17
    Aunque restringido como prisionero en Roma, el deseo del apóstol Pablo de que los creyentes de las iglesias jóvenes vivieran un Evangelio transformador no falló. Sus cartas a Éfeso y Colosas primero establecen el fundamento cristiano para la vida y luego proceden a la aplicación práctica. Haremos un estudio comparativo utilizando cada carta para ayudarnos a comprender mejor una y aplicar la otra.

    A Transforming Gospel 
    Although a prisoner in Rome, the apostle Paul’s desire for the believers in these young churches to live out the Gospel did not fail. His letters to Ephesus and Colossae established the Christian foundations for life and offered a practical application for its readers. This class will do a comparative study of Ephesians and Colossians to help us better understand these texts and apply their principles to our lives.

    Register


    Wednesday Night Prayer Ongoing
    Paul Hundrieser   |  Room 401 & Via Zoom
    You're invited to join us each Wednesday evening for prayer throughout the year. We pray for each other, Calvary Church, our community, our nation, and our world during this time. We meet continually throughout the year. We will meet in Room 401 and via Zoom. Sign up below to receive the Zoom credentials for our virtual meeting each week! We will continue to monitor the status of the pandemic and update you with any changes.

    Register


    Questions about Bible study electives?
    Contacts: Pastor Rob Reece, 704.887.3696, rreece@calvarychurch.com
    Debbie Bordwine, 704.341.5328, dbordwine@calvarychurch.com