<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 Drive Thru
    Thursday, February 24
    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-thru grocery pick-up.

    Our next grocery distribution will be held on Thursday, February 24 from 9:00–11:00 AM under the portico at the Galleria (Rea Road side of the church).

    Please sign up in advance by contacting Valerie Ahearn at 704.787.4784 or Pastor Sibu Rajappan at 704.907.7497 — or send an email to srajappan@calvarychurch.com.

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    Be a Light
    Neighborhood Outreach 

    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

    "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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    Conversational Evangelism

    GO2Proclaim — Conversational Evangelism
    3rd Saturdays at 1:00 PM

    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.

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


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    Queen City Pregnancy Resource Center
    Volunteers needed!

    The new Queen City Pregnancy Resource Center is seeking volunteers as it opens to serve our community.

    Calvary Church desires to be on the front line when it comes to standing for the life of unborn children — and evangelizing and discipling families affected by pregnancy. 

    Volunteers will serve at the Queen City Pregnancy Resource Center and lead their Adult Life Groups to provide care and support for those who come to the center. Our goal is to share the love of Christ with these moms, dads, and families. Please let Pastor Cashwell know if you're interested in more information about this ministry.

    Calvary Contact: Pastor Jim Cashwell, jcashwell@calvarychurch.com

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    Child Evangelism Fellowship
    Good News Clubs

    Child Evangelism Fellowship

    Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF) is dedicated to reaching children with the Gospel by offering Good News Clubs in area elementary schools. Calvary partners with CEF to lead afterschool clubs in local public schools. If you would like to be part of an existing club or desire to help start a new one, let us know!

    CURRENT NEED: Dedicated volunteers to run a new after-school Bible club at South Pine Academy. Find out how you can serve HERE.

    Calvary 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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    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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    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 Contacts: 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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    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