Featured Events

Check out these opportunities to worship, connect, study God's Word, and grow together. Be sure to register for upcoming events and classes. Come be a part of life at Calvary!

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    Family & Friends Day 
    RESCHEDULED to Sunday, October 9
    Worship, Lunch & Fellowship
    FREE — Fun for all ages!

    RESCHEDULED! Join us on Sunday, October 9


    We've moved Family & Friends Day out to October 9 to avoid the wet weather forecast and rain-soaked sports fields.

    Same plans, just a new date!  

    You're invited to a special day of worship, fellowship, and fun at Calvary! Worship with us at 9:45 AM in the Sanctuary. Then stay for lunch outside and an afternoon of fun for all ages! 

    From 11:30 AM–3:30 PM, we'll gather at the CHAMP fields for lunch and lots of activities, plus inflatables for the kids. Feel free to dress casually or bring a change of clothes. Be sure to bring a lawn chair or picnic blanket. Restrooms and water are available in the pavilion.

    We hope everyone in our church family will join us, including our Calvary Christian Academy, Calvary Child Development Center, and CHAMP Sports families. Feel free to invite friends and neighbors!


    Lunch & Activities


    Lunch is FREE! It will be served in the tent at the front of the CHAMP fields. You'll receive a hand stamp in the lunch line.

    MENU:
    Burgers & Hotdogs
    Baked Beans, Coleslaw, Potato Salad, Chips
    Cookies & Brownies
    Iced Tea & Lemonade

    • Lunch — Served 11:30 AM–12:50 PM
    • Welcome 1:00 PM — Opening prayer, announcements, and music from the platform on the field.
    • Inflatables & Activities — 11:30 AM–3:30 PM
      Extreme Air, Meltdown, Surf Simulator, 24' Dual Super Slide, Toxic Obstacle Course, Hungry Hippo, Human Foosball, Hoop It Up Basketball, Castle Moon Bounce, Carousel Moon Bounce, Gaga Ball, and more!
    • Free Sno Cones will be available while supply lasts.
    • Organized Activities for Kids & Adults:

    1:15 PM — Eating Competitions (bread, crackers, Cheerios)
    1:30 PM — Lime & Spoon Race
    1:45 PM — Swords in Hand Bible Relay
    2:00 PM — Three-legged Race
    2:15 PM — Throw, Whack, & Stack Game
    2:30 PM — Pass the Ball


    Volunteer Opportunities


    We need many helping hands! Assist with set-up, tear-down, clean-up, food service, greeting, or game supervision in 1-hour shifts. Please register below.  

    REGISTER to VOLUNTEER


    Contact: Pastor Nathaniel Pearce, 704.626.8625, npearce@calvarychurch.com & Sandy O'Donovan, 704.341.5323, sodonovan@calvarychurch.com

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    Organ Concert
    Thursday, September 29
    WATCH AGAIN!

    Thank you for your interest in our Calvary Grand Organ concerts. Our free monthly concerts take place at 11:00 AM in the Sanctuary, often coordinating with our Senior Adult Luncheons. We hope to see you there!


    September, 29 Organ Concert


    Upcoming dates:

    • Thursday, October 27

    Organ Concerts On-Demand


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

    CALVARY ORGAN CONCERTS

    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.


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

     

     

     

     

     

     


     



     

     

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    Senior Adult Luncheon
    Thursday, September 29

    Online pre-registration for this event is now closed.

    Calvary hosts a monthly luncheon for senior adults in our church and community on selected Thursdays. You'll enjoy a time of uplifting fellowship, a delicious lunch, and an inspiring program. 

    Join us for our fall kick-off luncheon on Thursday, September 29, from 12:00–1:30 PM in the Crown Room. 

    Our special guests, the Carolina Sonrise band, will perform traditional gospel music in a bluegrass style. They are sure to make you smile! The cost is $8. Please register by September 26.


    Upcoming luncheon dates:

    • October 27
    • November 17

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

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

    Wednesdays, 6:30–8:00 PM


    This fall, we invite you to be challenged and equipped in God's Word in one of our Elective Bible Studies. Expect to grow in your knowledge, understanding, and application of Scripture. Join us to connect, ask questions, strengthen your faith, and enjoy the great fellowship!

    • Module 1: September 7 – October 12 (six sessions)
    • Module 2: October 19 – November 16 (five sessions)

    All classes meet on campus at Calvary, and many are also available on Zoom. Most courses are offered in both modules. Please register below to help us prepare for you.


    Elective Courses 


    A Brief Exhortation for the Church
    Pastor Sibu Rajappan | Banquet Room & Zoom


    The book of Hebrews is called a "brief exhortation." It is a fascinating book containing lofty Christological passages yet interwoven with very strong warnings given to the church. These five warning passages have led many to deny assurance of salvation. What is the intent of these warning passages? How do we understand these passages within the context of the book and the larger context of the Bible?

    REGISTER module 2


    How We Got the Bible
    Pastor Jim Cashwell | Room 226 & Zoom

    This elective will look at how we got the English Bible, how the Old Testament and New Testament canons came about, and the supremacy of Scripture. 

    REGISTER MODULE 2


    Living Out Your Faith
    Pastor Jim Pile | Room 402 & Zoom


    How are you doing in your walk with the Lord? How does God really change us? How do we practically apply God’s Word daily in our Christian journey? These and other questions will be explored in this class as we deal with the daily trials, dangers, and experiences of being a follower of Christ in this troubled world. Join us as we seek to “grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (2 Peter 3:18).

    REGISTER MODULE 2   Meets at 3:30 PM


    Men as Shepherds of the Marriage and Family (Men only)
    Pastor Nathaniel Pearce | Room 233 & Zoom

    Discussions about male headship in the home excite many men. Some maintain a laser-like focus on and even frequently remind their household about their headship position with its associated rights and privileges. However, it seems many men do not truly understand or function well in their calling as shepherds in the family. Men, join us for a heart-to-heart study and discussion that will help us truly become biblical shepherds within our marriage and family.

    REGISTER MODULE 2   


    Understanding Church Polity (Elders & Deacons only)
    Pastor Rob Reece | Room 232 — Module 1 only

    This class will take a look at three types of church polity: Presbyterianism, Episcopalianism, and Congregationalism. We will seek a biblical understanding of church polity and church office functions. This class will also consider how the elders and pastor operate practically and in unity. Not available on Zoom.

    Alive in Christ
    Pastor Rob Reece | Room 232 & Zoom — Module 2 only

    Scripture describes those who trust in God as being full of life, without fear, and without anxiety. In fact, even when tribulation comes, a follower of Christ does not cease to “bear fruit.” Indeed, a Christian is to be a “tree planted by the water” whose leaves remain green, even when the heat and drought come. Considering the chaotic world in which we live, does this description reflect your life in Christ? Come and learn how to train yourself for godliness and grow in grace and knowledge.

    REGISTER Module 2


    A Fresh Look at Holy Week
    Bob Boogaard  |  Room 231 & Zoom

    We will look at God’s instructions regarding the Passover, the Feast of Unleavened Bread, and follow a path of key events in Holy Week as revealed in Scripture. Come learn more about Holy Week events as they took place in the setting of Jewish days and the Jewish week.

    REGISTER module 2


    Strong Tower: A Study on the Names of God (Women only)
    Jacqueline Shaw | Room 401 & Zoom

    Join us for a powerful look at one of the many ways the Lord has revealed Himself to us: His names. When we study the various names of God set out in Scripture, we gain a deeper understanding of who God is, which results in hope, confidence, and a more vibrant walk with Him.

    REGISTER for module 2


    More Wednesday Groups


    September 7 – November 16 (11 sessions, no modules)

    College Wednesday Night Workshop
    Chad Asvestas & Pete Mayo
     | Room 240

    College students (18–25), join us for a time in God's Word as we address some of the contemporary issues facing this generation. We'll enjoy lively discussions, share challenges, ask questions, and offer fellowship and encouragement. This informal group is open to all. Invite your friends!

    No registration required.


    Viviendo el Evangelio en Tiempos Turbulentos — Spanish Bible Study  
    Bill Ogden | Room 227 & via Zoom

    Enseñada en español, esta clase estudiará I y II Pedro y se centrará en "Vivir el Evangelio en tiempos turbulentos."

    Register


    Wednesday Night Prayer Ongoing
    Paul Hundrieser | Room 228 & via Zoom

    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. We meet continually throughout the year.

    Register


    Contacts: Pastor Rob Reece, 704.887.3696, rreece@calvarychurch.com
    Debbie Bordwine, 704.341.5328, dbordwine@calvarychurch.com

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    Support Ministry Fall Classes
    DivorceCare, GriefShare & Journey of Hope
    Mondays, 6:30 PM

    Support Ministry Classes — Fall 2022

    Mondays, 6:30–8:00 PM
    Fall session: September 12 – December 12


    Calvary’s Support Ministry classes are open to everyone. Each class explores the spiritual, intellectual, emotional, and physical aspects of life challenges from a biblical perspective. However, our classes are not professional counseling sessions or therapy groups. 

    Our fall classes will meet in person at Calvary, except for Journey of Hope, which will be offered in person and via Zoom. Childcare and partial scholarship options are available.

    Please register online below.


    Journey of Hope formerly CancerCare
    September 12 – November 21
    Room 228 & Via Zoom

    Are you or someone dear to you dealing with sickness, disease, or failing health? Join us for support and encouragement as we are reminded of the hope that Christ Jesus provides. We will compassionately discuss the joys and challenges of life while providing biblical principles together! Cost: $10. Textbooks will be distributed at walk-in registration. The coordinator will contact Zoom participants.

    Register


    DivorceCare
    September 12 – December 12
    Room 242

    Separation and divorce are some of life’s most difficult experiences. Each meeting encourages 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. Workbooks (version 4.0) will be distributed at walk-in registration.

    Register


    GriefShare
    September 12 – December 12
    Rooms 232 & 234

    Living through the death of a spouse, child, relative, or other loved one can be a painful journey through the valley of the shadow. 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: $25. Workbooks (version 3) will be distributed at walk-in registration.

    Register


    Partial need-based financial assistance is available and may be requested at registration. Please contact the Ministry Coordinator. Pending approval, you will receive a notification via email. 

    Contacts: Pastor Jim Pile, 704.341.5359, jpile@calvarychurch.com & Helen Stewart, 704.887.3681, hstewart@calvarychurch.com
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    Women's Fall Bible Studies
    Tuesdays, AM & PM

    Ladies, we invite you to be part of our Women’s Bible Studies at Calvary. There are many courses available; please check out the descriptions below. You're sure to find a place to grow spiritually and connect with friends. Newcomers are always welcome — sign up at the first class you attend!

    We meet on Tuesdays at 9:30 AM or 7:00 PM. 

    • All classes meet in person on campus.
    • Most classes will also be offered via Zoom. Instructors will email you login information. Zoom participants should order their own study guides.

    Tuesday Morning Classes


    September 6 – November 15
    9:30 AM–Noon


    True Woman 101: Divine Design
    Teacher: Betty Farynyk  | Room 240

    The MOMS class is designed to strengthen, encourage, and equip mothers in their ministry of motherhood and to help them draw closer to Christ. This semester we will study biblical womanhood. God created women for a specific purpose, and He wants us to discover, embrace, and delight in the beauty of His design. Each session will include a video, discussion, fellowship, fun, and prayer. We'll have small groups with a Mentor Mom, according to the Titus 2 model of godly older women teaching younger women. Cost: $12 


    Revelation – Interpreting Revelation in the Light of Biblical Prophecy
    Teacher: Jackie Schaffer | Room 242 & Zoom

    This exciting two-semester topical study of Revelation focuses on broadening our understanding of the end-times and “things which must shortly take place.” Whether the Rapture, the Antichrist, Babylon, the Second Coming, or the Great White Throne judgments, this will be an enlightening study! No prior study is necessary, so join us and learn how we are to live in light of the Lord’s last message to us. In-person cost for two semesters: $31.50 (unless you already own the book).
    Study Guide: Revelation, Part 4: Interpreting Revelation in the Light of Biblical Prophecy, by Precept.org


    Jeremiah
    Teacher: Jan Adams | Room 234 & Zoom

    Jeremiah writes of the spiritual depths into which his beloved nation had fallen. Much like America today, Israel claimed to belong to God yet lived in opposition to Him. God called this prophet to warn Judah of His coming judgment on their sin but also to proclaim His promise to forgive all who repented of their sin. Through Jeremiah, we’ll see the blessing of surrender, trust, obedience, and the danger of refusing God. This book is rich in application. It speaks to our hearts and exposes hidden sin while revealing the holiness, mercy, and sovereignty of God. Join us for a rich, discussion-based study. In-person cost: $10
    Study Guide: Knowing the Bible—Jeremiah, by Matthew Harmon


    A Life Beyond Amazing
    Teacher: Rometa Arrington | Room 237 & Zoom

    This study uncovers God’s strategy for change and challenges us to make nine important decisions that will transform our hearts and lives and our world. We'll study the fruit of the Spirit and seek to understand what it means to become the people God wants us to be. We'll seek wisdom for living Spirit-filled lives as we learn how to accomplish God’s purposes. In-person cost: $10
    Study Guide: A Life Beyond Amazing, by David Jeremiah 


    God of Deliverance
    Teacher: Judy Trexler |  Room 226 & Zoom

    Exodus is the birth narrative of a nation unmistakably guided by the Great Deliverer. We will see that Israel’s story is our story: the same God who delivered Israel also delivers all those He loves from slavery to sin and from service to the “pharaohs” of this world. He lifts our eyes to the Promised Land, where we dwell with I AM and worship Him as the one true God. Join us and allow the exodus of the Israelites to shape your understanding of the entire Bible. In-person cost: $16
    Study Guide: God of Deliverance: A Study of Exodus 1–18, by Jen Wilkins


    Revealing Revelation
    Teacher: Mary Beth Hohman | Room 232 & Zoom

    Come tour the final book of the Bible! The Spirit of God gave us the book of Revelation so we would know, among other things, what the future holds. We will examine the timeline of events before, during, and after the tribulation. We'll study God's specific plan for the people of Israel in the end times. And we'll discover the encouragement, challenges, and warnings Jesus gave to prepare us for His return! In-person cost: $15
    Study Guide: Revealing Revelation: How God’s Plans for the Future Can Change Your Life Now, by Amir Tsarfati and Dr. Rick Y


    Tuesday Evening Classes


    September 6 – November 15
    7:00–9:00 PM


    The Life of Daniel: Strong and Faithful
    Teacher: Cheri Strahm | Room 228 & Zoom

    Daniel lived in a time of turbulent change in a pagan society where the worship of God was not only mocked but dangerous. How could he hold onto his faith? What did he do when his trust in God was put to the test? This Bible study will focus on the life and character of Daniel, an amazing example of courage in a faith-challenging world. Using the first six chapters of the book of Daniel, we'll do an in-depth study of this man who stood strong and faithful. In-person cost: $5
    Study Guide: The Life of Daniel, Chapters 1–6, by Cheri Strahm (will be provided)


    Revealing Revelation
    Teacher: Mary Beth Hohman  | Room 232 & Zoom

    Come tour the final book of the Bible! The Spirit of God gave us the book of Revelation so we would know, among other things, what the future holds. We will examine the timeline of events before, during, and after the tribulation. We'll study God's specific plan for the people of Israel in the end times. And we'll discover the encouragement, challenges, and warnings Jesus gave to prepare us for His return! In-person cost: $15
    Study Guide: Revealing Revelation: How God’s Plans for the Future Can Change Your Life Now, by Amir Tsarfati and Dr. Rick Y


    Childcare — AM Only


    AM CHILDCARE
    Childcare is provided for infants to age five ONLY during Tuesday AM classes for pre-registered participants. Our program includes Bible story time, crafts, coloring, outdoor play (weather permitting), and a snack each week. Childcare is free for mothers who attend our Bible studies. (There is a $4 charge per child for any Bible study participant who is not the child’s mother or legal guardian.) Childcare is not provided for evening classes. Space is limited; please pre-register to guarantee childcare. 


    AM HOMESCHOOL CLASS
    We offer a class for homeschooled students in kindergarten to 5th grade. Moms who attend a morning Bible study may place their children in this class for educational instruction. Each week we provide a biblical theme and message, plus we incorporate lessons on science, literature, history, or art. Space is limited. There is a $10 fee per child/semester to cover supplies. 


    Women's Ministry Contacts:
    Pastor Nathaniel Pearce, 704.341.5424, npearce@calvarychurch.com
    Jennifer Sharpless, 704.341.5417, jsharpless@calvarychurch.com
    Jenna Mascia, 704.517.6606, jmascia@live.com

     

     

     

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    Men's Fall Bible Studies
    Monday & Tuesday AM & PM 
    Register now!

    Join the men of Calvary for these weekly Bible studies — choose an early morning or evening group! Enrich your faith, grow in your knowledge of God's Word, become accountable in discipleship, and enjoy great fellowship. Newcomers are always welcome!

    Most classes are meeting on campus and via Zoom. Zoom participants will receive login details from the instructor by email. Please help us prepare for you by registering online. Materials will be distributed in class.


    Monday Morning Studies


    Mondays, 6:30–7:30 AM  |  July 11 – October 3

    Philippians and Colossians
    Tom Miller
    Conf Room A & Zoom

    Join us for two wonderful, practical letters from Paul to the believers in the new church. Paul shares his heart while in prison about the meanings of faith and hope in our Lord, Jesus Christ. These are timeless letters of encouragement and guidance to the faithful to stay focused on the truth of God's Word. Bring your Bible!

    Register


    Mondays, 7:00–8:00 AM  |  September 12 – November 14

    The Book of Isaiah
    David Dafoe & Ralph Weitz
    Room 242 & via Zoom

    We will continue our study in the book of Isaiah. We will examine selected chapters and learn of God’s love for Israel, key prophesies of the coming Messiah and His plan for the future. Our group is facilitated each week by a different approved teacher who will engage us in a lively and edifying discussion. Study Guide $10; pay online as you register for the class. 

    Register

      
    Mondays, 6:30–7:30 AM  |  October 10 – January 2

    Ezra, Nehemiah & Esther
    Tom Miller
    Conference Room A (4th floor) & Zoom

    After 70 years in exile, Cyrus, king of Persia, told God's people to return to Jerusalem! And they did, with Ezra in charge. Some years later, Nehemiah returned to rebuild the walls of the city. Esther, a humble Jewish girl, becomes queen of Persia and later puts her life on the line to save her people. This study will teach us many lessons about God's faithfulness and biblical leadership. Bring your Bible and join us!   

    Register


    Tuesday Morning Studies


    Tuesdays, 6:30–7:30 AM  |  September 13 – November 15

    Back from Exile: Study of Ezra & Nehemiah

    Dr. Terrill Nelson & Phil Comstock
    Room 242 & Zoom

    The drama continues. The Israelites had been under the discipline of the Lord in Babylon for 70 years. Nebuchadnezzar’s army was responsible for sacking Jerusalem and the destruction of the temple, the cornerstone of Jewish life and worship. Hopeless? Not at all! Come see how the Jews returned to Jerusalem and rebuild the temple and the once destroyed city walls. Study Guide $10; pay online as you register for the class.  

    Register


    Tuesdays, 6:30–7:30 AM  |  September 13 – November 15

    Colossians & Philemon: Completion & Reconciliation in Christ
    Jeff Arrington & Sy Pugh
    Chick-Fil-A at Stonecrest

    The early church dealt with similar threats from false teachers, just as Christians face today. This study will take us through Colossians and the short letter of Philemon. Join us and better understand Paul's arguments and how they apply today. Study Guide $5; pay online as you register for the class. This class only meets in person.

    Register


    Tuesday Evening Study


    Tuesdays, 7:00–9:00 PM  |  September 13 – December 13

    The Letters of John
    Wayne Hackbarth & team
    Room 401 & Zoom

    This fall, we will begin a study of the three letters written by the apostle John. In them, John boldly clarifies who Jesus is as so-called believers question His divinity and humanity. Because John’s letters are about the basics of faith in Christ, they help us to reflect honestly on our own faith. We are called on to answer the question, “Are we authentic believers?” Study Guide: $13 – pay online as you register for the class. Contact: Wayne Hackbarth, 704.641.3472, lovingminthill@gmail.com.

    Register


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