Annual Congregational Meeting
Sunday, August 1
at 11:15 AM following the service
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!
Annual Congregational Meeting
The Calvary Church annual congregational meeting will be held on Sunday, August 1, at 11:15 AM after the worship service in the Sanctuary.
There will be ministry and financial reports as we thank the Lord for His blessings and provision throughout this year. In addition, the nomination process for the annual election of elders and deacons will open at that time. We encourage all Calvary Church members and regular attendees to stay for this important meeting.
ALGs and SLGs will not meet at 11:15 AM. Children's Ministry will be provided as regularly scheduled.
The meeting will not be live-streamed.
Contact: Miriam Aneses, 704.887.3679, firstname.lastname@example.org
Elder & Deacon Nominations
Open August 1 – September 10
Following the pattern in Acts 6:1–7, the Calvary congregation identifies potential candidates for elder and deacon through the nomination process. The serving elders then review the candidates according to biblical qualifications and present qualifying candidates to the congregation for election. Scripture is clear that it is the Holy Spirit who guides us in choosing elders and deacons for service (Acts 20:28).
Calvary Church's annual election of elders and deacons will be held on Sunday, January 23, 2022, at 11:15 AM after the worship service in the Sanctuary.
The nomination process for elders and deacons is open from August 1 – September 10, 2021. Please download the nomination form below and complete and sign it electronically. Here's how it works:
- THE NOMINATOR must download and complete Part 1 of this PDF form. Then email the form to your nominee.
- THE NOMINEE must complete Part 2 and sign this form. Then email it to Elder Bob Boogaard at email@example.com. Typing your name in the signature field is sufficient. Forms that are not completed and signed by the nominee will not be considered.
Completed nominations must be submitted via email to Elder Bob Boogaard by Friday, September 10. (Alternately, paper forms are available in the Galleria.) Thank you for your prayerful consideration and participation in the election process.
Wednesday, August 4
In need? Contact us!
If you and/or your family need assistance from the Calvary Food Pantry, please contact us to arrange a drive-through grocery pick-up.
Grocery distribution on Wednesday, August 4 from 9:00–11:00 AM will be under the portico at the Galleria (Rea Road side of the church).
Please sign up in advance by contacting Valerie Ahearn, 704.787.4784 or Pastor Sibu Rajappan at 704.907.7497 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, August 11
6:00–8:00 PM, CLC 1400
Wednesday, August 11 | 6:00–8:00 PM, CLC 1400
Hey students, let's REGROUP on Wednesday night! We'll reconnect with friends, get into God's Word, and grow in faith together! Come early at 6:00 PM to hang out with friends in the gym and game room.
The worship time begins at 6:30 PM with the band! We'll hear a lesson from God's Word, then we'll break out for discussion and prayer. We'll wind up the evening with more fun activities.
Be sure to bring your Bible, paper, and a pen!
Parents, please drop off students at the main CLC entrance and pick them up at 8:00 PM outside the CLC.
Fall Bible Study Electives
Wednesdays, 6:30–8:00 PM
In-person & Zoom —Register now!
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?”
We'll meet on Wednesdays from 6:30–8:00 PM; choose to attend in person or via Zoom. Most courses will be offered twice — in "modules" — to provide more opportunities to participate.
Module 1: September 8 – October 13
Module 2: October 20 – November 17
The schedule coordinates with Fellowship Dinner (5:00–6:15 PM), Awana and Nursery for kids, IGNITE for students, and worship rehearsal — so it's easy to make it a family night!
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.
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.
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).
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."
Teaching & Leading Others (Men only)
Bill Bailey | Room 222
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?”
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.
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.
Wednesday Night Prayer — Ongoing
Paul Hundrieser | 3rd Floor Prayer Room
You're invited to join us each Wednesday evening for prayer. We pray for each other, Calvary Church, our community, our nation, and our world during this time. We meet continually throughout the year.
Children's Bible Clubs
Awana & Gopher Buddies
Register your child now!
Awana & Gopher Buddies
Wednesdays, 6:30–8:00 PM | Clubs begin September 8
Please register your child for the age-appropriate club below, and join us for Parent Night to get an overview of club plans for this school year!
Awana Parent Night
Wednesday, September 1 in the Crown Room
- 6:15–6:30 PM, Cookies & Conversation
- 6:30–7:00 PM, Bible Club Ministry Overview for Parents
- 7:00–8:00 PM, C-Track Meeting, in the Banquet Room
Children's Bible Clubs — Awana & Gopher Buddies — are fun-filled programs for children age 3 through 5th grade. We also offer C–Track for students in grades 6–12 and adults. In these programs, kids develop life-long Bible knowledge, memorize Scripture verses, and learn to apply God's truth to their lives.
Club meetings are on Wednesday evenings during the school year (September 8 – May 11). Bible clubs are not drop-off events. Parents must remain on campus during clubs. Please check out one of our Bible Study Electives or consider volunteering with a club. Thank you!
The cost for Awana and Gopher Buddies is $65 per child per year, covering uniforms, workbooks, and awards. The cost for C–Track is $35. Financial assistance is available; please see the details below.
Gopher Buddies | Ages 3, 4 & TK
Young children enjoy games and activities while beginning to learn and memorize Scripture. We encourage preschoolers to have daily devotions at home with their families. Children must be 3-years-old by August 31 and be fully potty-trained. Clubs meet at 6:30–8:00 PM.
Awana Sparks | K–2nd Grade
Awana T&T | 3rd–5th Grade
Awana is an international Bible club ministry that focuses on teaching children the Word of God. Weekly Scripture memory, Bible-centered lessons, games, and awards for "a job well done" are key to Awana's goal of making Christians "Approved Workmen that Are Not Ashamed" (2 Timothy 2:15). Clubs meet at 6:30–8:00 PM.
Awana C–Track | 6th–12th Grades & Adults
C–Track students recite their verses to various mentors on Wednesday evenings as they pursue their Citation Award and the Awana college scholarship program. The meeting time is 5:45–6:25 PM. This program is also available for adults who wish to pursue the challenge!
Families that need assistance should register each child using the Financial Assistance registration to be considered for approval.
We need adults age 18+ to serve in a variety of roles! When you register as a volunteer, you'll choose a club and select a training session in the 3rd floor Crown Room to attend. Join our team!
Support Ministry Classes
CancerCare, DivorceCare, & GriefShare
Register now for fall classes!
Calvary’s Support Ministry classes are open to everyone. Each class explores the spiritual, emotional, and physical aspects of life challenges from a Christian perspective. However, please note that our classes are not professional counseling sessions or therapy groups.
Please register online below! (Or for Monday classes, you may register in person on September 13 & 20 at 6:00 PM at the 2nd-floor elevator landing.)
September 8 – November 17, 6:30–8:00 PM
CancerCare — Trusting God Through Your Illness
Room 242 | Pastor Jim Pile
Whether you have been recently diagnosed with cancer or are going through treatment, it can be an overwhelming experience. But, you are not alone in your journey! Join us for this new study and bring your family. If you are dealing with other serious illnesses and/or traumas, you are also invited. You'll find great encouragement, strength, and hope through the Word of God, prayer, and our group discussion. Please purchase your course materials in advance HERE. Registration for this class is only online.
September 13 – December 13, 6:30–8:00 PM
Separation and divorce are some of life’s most difficult experiences. Each of our meetings will encourage perspective and discussion for participants to restore a state of balance in their lives. The DVD-based curriculum addresses many aspects of divorce — from loneliness and depression to finances and anger — with grace and truth. Join us for biblical encouragement, practical tips for overcoming challenges, and prayer. Open to men and women. Cost: $25, including workbook version 4.0, which will be distributed at the first class.
Living through the death of a spouse, child, relative, or other loved one can be excruciatingly painful. Our facilitators understand the personal journey through grief and offer discerning compassion and encouragement during this difficult time. Class includes a biblically-based curriculum with DVDs on aspects of grief followed by discussion. Cost: $20 including workbook version 3.0 to be distributed at the first class.
Childcare and partial need-based financial assistance are available for Monday classes and may be requested at registration. Please contact the Ministry Coordinator. Pending approval, you will receive a notification via email.