<p>Missions Sunday is March 7<br />
<em>Celebrate, Pray, Engage, Give</em><br />
8:30 &amp; 11:00 AM</p>
Missions Sunday is March 7
Celebrate, Pray, Engage, Give
8:30 & 11:00 AM

Missions Sunday 2021

Open Doors: Celebrate. Pray. Engage. Give.

We invite you to join us on Missions Sunday, March 7, for a special time to celebrate "all that God has done" and how He continues to "open a door of faith" through the ministry and outreach of Calvary Church — in our community and around the world!

Worship with us in the Sanctuary at 8:30 or 11:00 AM — masked and socially-distanced, please! See our Gathering Checklist so you'll know what to expect on campus at Calvary. Or join us via Livestream or on Facebook.

Check out ways below that you can be part of Missions Sunday 2021 — praying, serving, giving, and engaging locally and worldwide!

“And when they arrived and gathered the church together, they declared all that God had done with them, and how he had opened a door of faith to the Gentiles.” — Acts 14:27 

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    Missions Day of Prayer
    Wednesday, March 3
    Pray with our missionaries via Zoom

    Wednesday, March 3
    Prayer groups meet 8:00 AM–5:30 PM
    via Zoom

    You're invited to join our missionaries on Wednesday, March 3, for a special Day of Prayer for Calvary Missions. We'll pray with our supported missionaries, divided into groups of five or six families, organized by time zones. 

    In each group, we'll pray together — lifting up our missionary families, their needs and opportunities, as they share the Gospel around the world! Zoom meeting details will be emailed to registered participants. Please select your group(s) and register below:

    • Group 1: 7:00–8:30 AM — Papua New Guinea, Japan, Indonesia, Philippines
    • Group 2: 8:00–9:30 AM — Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Turkey, Germany, India, Kenya, Philippines, Indonesia
    • Group 3: 10:00–11:30 AM — Russia, Greece, USA, Kenya, South Africa, Uganda, Senegal, Burkina Faso
    • Group 4: 12:00–1:30 PM — Poland, Guinea, USA, Burundi, Niger, Slovenia, Senegal, Moldova, Sweden, Germany, Mozambique
    • Group 5: 2:00–3:30 PM — USA, Bolivia, Spain, Brazil, Gabon, Mali
    • Group 6: 4:00–5:30 PM — USA, Bolivia, Peru, Brazil, Equatorial Guinea, Liberia 


    If you're not yet part of our Missionary Prayer Team, you may contact Vince Eaton to join and receive the monthly prayer email. 

    To conclude our Day of Prayer, Calvary pastors will gather with our missionaries at 6:30 PM via Zoom for prayer.

    Contacts: Pastor Jim Cashwell, 704.341.5393, jcashwell@calvarychurch.com & Vince Eaton, Director of Missions, 704.341.5322, veaton@calvarychurch.com

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    First Responders Outreach
    for Medical & Law Enforcement Heroes
    Donate by March 2

    Let's support our local medical and law enforcement heroes!

    Calvary Outreach Ministry is reaching out with the Gospel to local first responders serving in the medical and law enforcement fields. We'll provide gift bags filled with Calvary information, a Gospel tract, hand-written notes of encouragement, snacks & goodies, and gift cards.

    How you can help:

    • Provide $10 gift cards. Purchase cards at your local grocery store; many have a kiosk for these cards. 
    • Write a card with a note of appreciation and encouragement.
    • Donate small unopened bags of candies, peanuts, dry snacks, or crackers.
    • Volunteer to help sort and pack gift bags on Wednesday, March 3, in the Rea Room.

    Drop off at Calvary through March 2:

    • Place snacks and cards on the racks in the Galleria (next to the Security Desk)
    • Please hand gift cards to the security officer on duty

    Contact: Desiree Skipper, desiree.skipper@yahoo.com or Pastor Sibu Rajappan, 704.907.7497, srajappan@calvarychurch.com

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    Blood Drive at Calvary
    Friday, March 5 at 9 AM – 3 PM
    Make your appointment now!

    Calvary is hosting a Blood Drive on Friday, March 5. This is a great opportunity for the Calvary family to meet a crucial need in our community! 

    We'll have two "Big Red Buses" parked outside the Calvary Galleria from 9:00 AM–3:00 PM for donations. If you are healthy, age 16+, without a fever, and able to donate blood safely, please schedule an appointment.  

    Donors must bring a valid photo ID.

    Note: All donors must make a reservation in advance in order to maintain social distancing.


    COVID FAQs — If you have a fever the day of your appointment, you must reschedule. Wait at least 14 days before donating if you have been exposed to someone who has or may have COVID–19, have recently been tested, and are pending test results for COVID–19, or if you have a confirmed active case of the virus.

    What if you've received the COVID–19 vaccine? Get details HERE.

    Contact: Pastor Jim Cashwell, jcashwell@calvarychurch.com

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    Servants With a Heart
    Food Packing Project
    Saturday, March 6

    Saturday, March 6
    Calvary Life Center Gym

    Let's serve together to package food for hungry families with Servants With A Heart! All ages may participate in this project — it's a great opportunity for individuals, families, and small groups. 

    Servants With A Heart is a local nonprofit organization that provides highly nutritious dehydrated meals to malnourished children worldwide. Food scientists have formulated these meals 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, weigh, assemble, and package meals. Volunteers will be preassigned jobs based on their group size (for social distancing). Three groups make up the packing process:
    • Scooping groups of 4–6 people
    • Weighing and sealing groups of 2–3 people
    • Boxing groups with one person

    COVID Safety Protocols: We will serve together socially distanced and wearing masks at all times. Volunteers will have their temperature taken when entering and will wear gloves throughout their shift. Packing stations will be positioned at least six feet apart. Shifts will be separated by 30 minutes to sanitize and switch equipment before the next group. Thank you for your cooperation!

    Volunteers needed to help with set up or clean up:

    • Friday, 5:30–8:00 PM set up


    • Saturday, 5:30–7:00 PM clean up


    Contact: Pastor Sibu Rajappan, 704.907.7497, srajappan@calvarychurch.com

    Choose from four shifts to package food:
    • Saturday, 8:00–10:00 AM
    • Saturday, 10:30 AM–12:30 PM  
    • Saturday, 1:00–3:00 PM
    • Saturday, 3:30–5:30 PM

    Sign-up Instructions: Have one member of your party sign-up for your group. Your group should be your family, people residing in your household, or people with whom you have been socially distancing. Your sign-up is a requested time. Your shift is confirmed only after an email back from Servants With a Heart. Be sure to select the correct sign-up link with the correct party size. For parties more than 4–6, please email signups@servantswithaheart.org.


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


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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 training via Zoom to learn these strategies for relationship building, sharing the Gospel conversationally, and making disciples in your neighborhood. This 4-hour training will cover 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