<p>Local Outreach<br />
Reaching our community &amp;<br />
partnering with local ministries</p>
Local Outreach
Reaching our community &
partnering with local ministries

Local Outreach

At Calvary, our mission is to be and make authentic followers of Jesus Christ.

Sharing our faith begins with our families and friends in the local community and greater Charlotte area! We encourage everyone to pray, care, share, and disciple others right where you are — at home, school, work, in your neighborhood, and beyond! 

In addition to the many serving and sharing opportunities within Calvary, it’s our privilege to partner with select local ministry organizations as well. Find out more below, and discover how you can get involved!

Contact: Pastor Sibu Rajappan, 704.341.5336, srajappan@calvarychurch.com

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    Food Pantry
    Wednesday, August 4
    9:00–11:00 AM
    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 srajappan@calvarychurch.com.

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    Conversational Evangelism
    Register for August 21

    GO2Proclaim — Conversational Evangelism
    3rd Saturdays at 1:00 PM
    The next meeting is on August 21

    Learn how to engage people in Gospel conversations with grace and love. Join our GO2Proclaim team on the third Saturday of each month.

    We meet for training in the Calvary Café from 1:00–1:30 PM. Then we'll head out to nearby walking trails and parks for conversational evangelism. Thank you for registering below!


    Questions? Contact: Pastor Sibu Rajappan, 704.341.5336, srajappan@calvarychurch.com


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    Cricket Outreach
    Saturdays, June 19 – August 28
    Register now!

    Saturdays, June 19 – August 28
    6:30–9:00 AM, Rea Road Field

    Interested in reaching out to internationals through the game of cricket? Join us on Saturday mornings this summer at Calvary! We'll form new cricket teams and hold practice games to participate in local tournaments around Charlotte.

    New to cricket? Training is provided — there's no cost to join!


    Enthusiastic spectators, family, and friends are welcome! 

    Questions? Contact Cricket Outreach organizers: Manoj Kothuri, 704.918.2846, mkothuri@yahoo.com or Pastor Sibu Rajappan, srajappan@calvarychurch.com

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    Be a Light
    Neighborhood Outreach 
    Register now for September training!

    Do you desire to reach out to your neighbors with the Gospel? Do you sometimes struggle to be intentional? Do you want to be better equipped and more effective?

    "Be a Light" is a ministry that will encourage and equip you to be a light in your neighborhood. This ministry uses a free tool at BlessEveryHome.com and utilizes the PRAY, CARE, SHARE, and DISCIPLE strategy to help you reach your neighbors with the Gospel of Jesus Christ intentionally.

    We provide a two-session training to help you learn these strategies for relationship building, sharing the Gospel conversationally, and making disciples in your neighborhood. This training covers four key areas:

    • Being the Light
    • Articulating the Gospel
    • Turning everyday conversations into spiritual ones
    • Putting it into practice

    Next Training:

    Saturdays, September 18 & 25
    9:00–11:00 AM
    via Zoom


    "Be a Light" will also provide you:

    • Encouraging devotionals, tips, resources, and testimonies
    • On-demand training to help you navigate through objections or obstacles
    • Training and curriculum to lead a seeker to Christ through discovery Bible study

    Questions? Contact: Pastor Sibu Rajappan, 704.341.5336, srajappan@calvarychurch.com or Ray Caggiano, 704.806.5801, rcaggiano33@gmail.com.

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    Street Ministry
    Serving breakfast Uptown
    on Saturday mornings

    Calvary Street Ministry volunteers serve breakfast to hundreds of homeless neighbors every Saturday at Hal Marshall Annex, 618 N. College Street.

    Participate in food preparation at Calvary, or help deliver and serve the meal Uptown. New volunteers are always welcome! 

    Contact: Pastor Sibu Rajappan, 704.341.5336, srajappan@calvarychurch.com 


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    Prison Ministry
    Outreach to area prison inmates

    Calvary Prison Ministry provides opportunities for men to share the Gospel and pray with inmates at the Kirkland Correctional Institution in Columbia, SC.

    At this time, no volunteers are permitted to enter prisons. We continue outreach through the chaplains at these facilities.

    We plan to resume our quarterly worship services for inmates as soon as possible. All volunteers must attend an orientation and have a background check at least four weeks in advance in order to serve in the prison.

    Contact: Pastor Sibu Rajappan, 704.341.5336, srajappan@calvarychurch.com

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    Caleb Ministries

    Caleb Ministries

    Caleb Ministries provides support and biblical encouragement for women and their families as they deal with the trauma of infertility, miscarriage, stillbirth, early infant death, and post-abortive syndrome. 

    We welcome experienced seamstresses, knitters, and those who crochet to our monthly sewing group! We make infant gowns, blankets, and bonnets for Caleb Ministry P.A.T. (Providing A Treasure) keepsake memory boxes. Contact: Margaret Dunbar, 704.560.9086, mdunbar1989@hotmail.com

    Next dates TBA

    Caleb Ministries Contact: Sandy Day, 704.841.1320, info@calebministries.org


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    Changed Choices

    Changed Choices

    Changed Choices provides mental, emotional, physical and spiritual assistance to motivated women during their incarceration and as they transition back into society.

    You can help by becoming prayer team members, writing notes of encouragement as pen pals, serving with projects at the Changed Choices house, hosting parties for children, and serving as mentors.

    Changed Choices Contact: Marilyn Chambers, 704.341.6082, m4chambers@bellsouth.net or Gail Clark, gail@changedchoices.org

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    Charlotte Rescue Mission

    Charlotte Rescue Mission

    Charlotte Rescue Mission is a two-campus, long-term residential recovery program for folks struggling with drug or alcohol addiction. The Rebound Men’s campus can accommodate up to 150 men, and the Dove’s Nest Women’s campus can accommodate up to 90 women and 30 children. The program is free of cost to its residents, and CRM doesn’t rely on government or United Way funding. 

    Charlotte Rescue Mission offers a wide range of volunteer opportunities for individuals as well as groups. They also accept donations, from toiletry items to clothing to classroom supplies, to meet the daily needs of their residents. For details on either of these opportunities to show the love of Christ to their residents, please visit their website.

    Calvary contact: Pastor Sibu Rajappan,  704.341.5336, srajappan@calvarychurch.com.


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    Child Evangelism Fellowship
    Good News Clubs

    Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF) is dedicated to reaching children with the Gospel by offering Good News Clubs in area elementary schools.

    Calvary currently partners with CEF to lead 10 afterschool clubs in five public schools. If you would like to be part of an existing club or have a desire to start a new one, let us know!

    We always need dedicated volunteers to teach and administrate clubs. Find out how you can serve HERE.

    Contact: Pastor Sibu Rajappan, Pastor of Outreach, 704.341.5336, srajappan@calvarychurch.com

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    Human Coalition
    formerly Pregnancy Resource Center of Charlotte

    Human Coalition
    1505 E 4th Street
    Charlotte, NC  28204


    Human Coalition (formerly Pregnancy Resource Center of Charlotte) is part of an innovative network of life-affirming women's care clinics. We employ the best practices and technology to provide superior medical services to women in crisis who are facing unplanned pregnancies. We also provide tangible support for women and their families before (preventative), during (urgent), and after the crisis (continuum of care). The women's clinics are one component of Human Coalition — the largest national pro-life organization rescuing children from abortion and serving families.

    There are many opportunities to give, pray, and serve with Human Coalition. Find out more HERE

    Get more information at or contact Allison Hopkins, 704.731.8663, ahopkins@huco.org

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    Joni and Friends

    Joni and Friends

    Joni and Friends was founded in Charlotte in 1995. They share the Gospel and equip Christ-honoring churches worldwide to evangelize and disciple persons affected by disabilities. Local volunteers provide administrative support in the local Charlotte office and assist at special events and camps.

    Joni and Friends Contact:  Leila Smallwood,  Area Director, 704.841.1177, lsmallwood@joniandfriends.org