<p>Missions Conference 2020<br />
&quot;Embracing the Whole World&quot;<br />
February 22&nbsp;&ndash; March 1<br />
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Missions Conference 2020
"Embracing the Whole World"
February 22 – March 1
See conference activities & opportunities

Missions Conference 2020

"Embracing the Whole World"
February 22 – March 1

Our missions theme in 2020 is "Embracing the Whole World," as inspired by the early Church. "But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth" (Acts 1:8).



Each year during this annual event, many of our missionaries and their families return to share and celebrate how God is working through their ministries around the world.

Help us prepare!  There are many opportunities to get involved as we prepare to welcome our missionaries. Volunteer to serve at our shoe distribution outreach on 2/22 or with Servants With a Heart on 2/29. Full details below or click here.

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    Conference Worship Services
    Missions Conference Week
    Opening & Closing Services: 2/23 & 3/1

    Opening Services: Sunday, February 23 at 9:45 AM & 6 PM 
    Closing Service: Sunday, March 1 at 9:45 AM

    We'll mark the opening of our Missions Conference on Sunday, February 23 with a special morning service that includes a magnificent flag processional by our returning missionaries, highlights from some of our missionaries, and a message from Jim Cashwell, our Pastor of Missions and Outreach. Join us via livestream at live.calvarychurch.com

    We'll continue to hear these amazing firsthand accounts in our evening worship service and during our closing service on Sunday, March 1 as we mark the end of a powerful week!

    After the morning worship services on 2/23 and 3/1, meet our missionaries in the Galleria alongside their table displays!

    Our missionaries will also be speaking in Adult Life Groups and our Children's Ministries on Sundays during the 11:15 AM hour.  Never been to a life group before?  It's a great opportunity to check out one!

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    Short-Term Missions for 55+
    Missions Conference Week
    Dessert Social after 6 PM service on 2/23

    Exploring Short-Term Missions for 55+
    Dessert Social & Info Meeting | Crown Room

    Sunday, February 23 — after the PM service

    Retired or nearing retirement? Or perhaps you have time available in your schedule and are making new plans!

    At 55+ you have a unique opportunity to make an eternal impact in worldwide missions. Calvary missionaries, as well as our local and international mission partners, are looking for people with life and work experience who might be open to short-term opportunities (6 months to 2 years) to assist in their ministries. Needs include project managers, accountants, guest house directors, medical staff, teachers, and the list goes on and on.

    On Sunday, February 23, following the Missions Conference Evening Service, we will host a dessert social and information meeting in the Crown Room for adults 55+ who would like to explore short-term missions service or simply learn more.

    Come join us and explore where God might be leading you!


    Contact: Vince Eaton, 704.341.5322, veaton@calvarychurch.com
     
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    Prison Crusade
    Missions Conference Week
    Tuesday, February 25

    Prison Crusade
    Tuesday, February 25
    11:30 AM–9:30 PM


    Please be in prayer for our Prison Ministry team and Missions Conference missionaries for this special day of evangelism and prayer with inmates at Kirkland Correctional Institution in Columbia, South Carolina. We'll have the opportunity to share the Gospel, pray, distribute Christian materials, visit with the inmates over snacks, and minister to them as we share the love and hope of Christ.

    Note: Deadline to register is prior to January 31 including a 3-week advance approval and required background check. Orientation and training are provided. Contact Pastor Sibu directly to be considered.


    Contact: Pastor Sibu Rajappan, 704.341.5336, srajappan@calvarychurch.com
    Missions Contact: Vince Eaton, 704.341.5322, veaton@calvarychurch.com
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    Ladies' Missions Luncheon
    Missions Conference Week
    Tuesday, February 25

    Tuesday, February 25
    11:00 AM–1:00 PM, Crown Room

    Women of all ages are invited to lunch and a special missionary panel discussion, "Embracing the Whole World," with Marilyn Chambers moderating. 
     
    Our featured panelists this year include Penny Chappell (Papua New Guinea), Anna Gorski (Poland), Nadia Hattingh (South Africa), Erica McCallister (Germany), and Rachel Searcy (Indonesia). Come enjoy a lovely luncheon and hear firsthand insights on daily life and current issues from the mission field!

    Cost: $10
      
    Walk-ins welcome! 
     

    It's going to be a powerful week! Click here to browse all our conference activities!


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

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    Presentations & Panels
    After Fellowship Dinner
    Missions Conference Week
    Wednesday, February 26

    Fellowship Dinner & Missionary Presentations & Panels
    Wednesday, February 26
    Dinner | Crown Room, 5:00–6:10 PM
    Reports | Break-out rooms, 6:30–8:00 PM
     
    Enjoy Fellowship Dinner with our missionaries! As usual, reservations are not needed — adults $7, children $4, family max $20.
     
    After dinner, missionaries will split into groups to share reports and participate in rich panel discussions about life in full-time missions. Missionaries will also meet with the kids at Awana Bible Clubs and our students at IGNITE. Don't miss this special evening!

    Regular Bible study electives will not meet.
     

    Contact: Vince Eaton, 704.341.5322, veaton@calvarychurch.com
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    Men's Missions Breakfast
    Missions Conference Week
    Saturday, February 29

    Men's Missions Breakfast
    Saturday, February 29
    8:00–9:30 AM, Crown Room

    Men, you're invited to a hearty breakfast buffet with great company! Come hear an encouraging message and get to know our featured missionary speakers, Brian Broaddus (Japan), Jeff Owens (Moldova), and Ronald Yearwood (Guinea)! Cost: $7
     

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    It's going to be a powerful week! Click here to learn more and browse all our conference activities.


    Contact: Vince Eaton, 704.341.5322, veaton@calvarychurch.com

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    Servants With a Heart
    Missions Conference Week
    Food Packing Project, February 29

    Servants With a Heart
    Food Packing Project
    Saturday, February 29
    2 shifts: 10:30 AM–3:15 PM | CLC Gym

    Come serve side-by-side with conference missionaries as we prepare food for children in Central America! All ages may participate in our food packing project — it's a great opportunity for individuals, families, and small groups. 

    Servants With A Heart is a nonprofit organization that provides highly nutritious dehydrated meals to malnourished children around the world. These meals have been formulated by food scientists to offer rich sources of easily digestible protein, carbohydrates, and vitamins. The food accommodates a broad range of cultural preferences.
     
    How it works: Teams line up at tables to measure, assemble, pack, and weigh meals. During each food packaging session, a volunteer can easily process two boxes of food — 432 meals. That's enough to feed a child for more than a year!

    Choose a shift to serve or help with set-up:

    • 8:30–10:15 AM set-up
    • 10:30 AM–12:45 PM  
    • 1:00–3:15 PM

    Thank you for your interest.  All volunteer spots are now filled!


    Contact: Vince Eaton, 704.341.5322, veaton@calvarychurch.com or Kristin Reynolds, 704.562.7266 kristin@servantswithaheart.org