<p>Serve at Calvary<br />
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Serve at Calvary
It's easy to make a difference
Click here to learn more

Serve at Calvary

As authentic followers of Christ, we want to be active in our faith and serve Christ by serving others.

It’s easy to get involved! Below is a list of current and ongoing ministry needs and outreach opportunities. You can also check out our Local Ministry Partners for additional opportunities to serve.

Thank you for serving during the 2019 holiday season! As we celebrate and look forward to the new year, we rejoice in what the Lord will do!

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    Winter Clothing & Gear Drive
    Distribution Saturday, January 25
    8:30 AM–Noon

    Winter Clothing & Gear Drive for the Charlotte Homeless Community
    Collection Month: through January 22
    Distribution: January 25, 8:30 AM–Noon

    Will you help demonstrate God’s love to our homeless neighbors in Uptown Charlotte? The winter months are just ahead!

    On Saturday, January 25, our Street Ministry will distribute warm clothing, footwear, sleeping bags, backpacks, and toiletries, along with a hot breakfast at the Hal Marshall Annex, 618 N. College Street in Charlotte.. 

    How you can help:
    Update: Thank you for the many donations so generously supplied this month! We are ready to share God's love and distribute these items on Saturday. Volunteers are welcome to join us!

    NEW (or almost new and freshly cleaned) items should be placed in the drop boxes designated on the Galleria concourses between January 5–22. Please note: About 85% of the homeless we serve are men. For clothing items, size Adult XL is most needed.

    • Hats & gloves
    • Thermal socks
    • Shoes & boots
    • Rain ponchos
    • Backpacks
    • Tents & sleeping bags
    • Winter coats & jackets
    • Hooded sweatshirts
    • Blankets
    • New travel-size hygiene and personal items (Deodorant, reading glasses, shampoo, bodywash, wet wipes, razors, shaving cream, nail clippers, toothbrushes, moisturizer, lotion, and toothpaste. Multiple items may be packaged together in a ziplock bag.)

    Contacts: Pastor Sibu Rajappan, 704.341.5336, srajappan@calvarychurch.com and
    Pete Mayo, 704.778.1346, pete.mayo@yahoo.com

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    Special Needs Ministry
    Opportunities for Volunteers

    Calvary has been blessed to receive several new families and students into our ministry. Will you help our Special Needs Ministry by serving as a Teacher, Assistant Teacher, Friends/Buddy, or Parent Partner on Sunday mornings?

    • Our current need is for four new volunteers to serve in our Preschool–1st grade class: two on the 1st & 3rd Sundays and two on the 2nd & 4th Sundays. A background check is required. 

    We also have opportunities for volunteers to serve at our events throughout the year. Thank you!

    Contact: Rebekah Sanders, 704.341.5413, rsanders@calvarychurch.com

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    Children's Ministry Volunteers
    Sunday AM & PM and Wednesday PM
    KidZone, Preschool, Nursery, Awana, & Special Needs openings

    Volunteering with Children's Ministry: How can you serve?

    Hundreds of parents, grandparents, young adults, and individuals with varied gifts and talents serve with our Children's Ministry teams. Do you have a passion for sharing Christ's love and the life-changing message of the Gospel with children? If so, please consider serving with us!

    Immediate need: Volunteers to serve one hour in KidZone Sunday mornings, twice a month. Contact: Elise Swepston, eswepston@calvarychurch.com, 704.887.3693

    Volunteers are also needed in the Nursery, Preschool, and Special Needs. Serve on Sunday mornings or evenings or Wednesday evenings with Awana and Bible clubs! Click here to learn more about these specific opportunities and plan to attend one of our training sessions.

    Ready to volunteer? Please register below. Have questions? Contact: Jane Jewell, 704-341-5399, jjewell@calvarychurch.comSu Trull, Director of Children’s Ministries, 704.341.5458, strull@calvarychurch.com or Susan Grigg, 704.341.5356, sgrigg@calvarychurch.com

    Awana & Bible Clubs Volunteers — Wednesday Nights 

    We need at least 100 adults age 18+ to serve in a variety of roles this fall! Our clubs start up again on January 8. Come join our Bible Club team!


    Contact: Jennifer Groseclose, 704.341.5349, jgroseclose@calvarychurch.com


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    Sunday morning ushers needed

    Support the Calvary family by welcoming guests and attendees with a warm smile!
    We have an immediate need to expand our team on Sunday mornings. Our ushers help guide people to available seating and assist with the offering. Typically, ushers are asked to arrive by 9:15 AM before the service begins, and remain a few minutes after the service to help clean up the pew area where they serve.
    Interested? Calvary members should reach out to the contacts below with any questions or for more information.

    Ushers Contact: Malcolm Weeks, 704.607.5765, malcolm.weeks58@gmail.com

    Pastor contact: Pastor Rob Reece, 704.887.3696, rreece@calvarychurch.com
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    Jail Ministry
    Male Bible teachers needed

    Did you know we have the opportunity to lead Bible study with inmates at Mecklenburg Jail Central at least once a month for men and weekly for women? We have a current need for men to teach and ongoing opportunities for women.

    Do you have a heart to share the Gospel? Interested in learning more? Contact: Judy McElhaney, judyb.mcelhaney@gmail.com

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

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    Hearts & Hammers
    Next Training & Serving
    Saturday, February 15 at 8:45 AM

    The men on Hearts & Hammers teams serve one Saturday morning each month tackling general household repairs and home maintenance for Calvary members who need a helping hand on an ongoing basis. 

    Ready to join us? The next training session is scheduled at 8:45–9:30 AM on February 15 in Room 226. To allow for preparation and any real-time updates, online registration is required at least two days prior to the training date.

    Upcoming Serving Saturdays:
    February 15
    March 21
    April 18
    May 9


    Questions about Hearts and Hammers? Contact: Bob Gowdy, 704.607.9377, rgowdy49@gmail.com

    Contact: Pastor Nathaniel Pearce, 704.341.5424, npearce@calvarychurch.com or Debbie Bordwine, 704.341.5328, dbordwine@calvarychurch.com

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    Good News Clubs
    Bible teachers needed at area schools

    Calvary currently partners with Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF) to lead 10 Good News Clubs in five public elementary schools.

    We currently need several more volunteers to help teach the Bible. If you can commit to approximately three hours per week for two months.

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

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    Coach with CHAMP Sports
    Coaches Meeting
    Tuesday, February 18 | 6 PM

    Interested in being a CHAMP coach? We offer leagues for soccer (ages 3–18), flag football (6–17), T-ball (5-6), baseball (7–8), and basketball (ages 5–18). Just three hours a week can make a huge impact on the lives of our CHAMP kids and families! No prior coaching experience is necessary and training is provided!

    Coaches Meeting
    Tuesday, February 18
    6:00 PM | Crown Room

    Visit the CHAMP website at www.champsportsinfo.com for full details. 

    Contact: Kelly Lamb, 704.887.3689, klamb@calvarychurch.com

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    ESL Volunteers
    Teachers & assistants needed

    Interested in teaching or assisting our international ESL students? Our ESL classes meet on Mondays and Thursdays, 9:00 AM–Noon.

    We have an ongoing need for additional volunteers to help provide a welcoming and high-quality program to international students of all backgrounds who are interested in building their English skills. We invite you to join our ESL team! Volunteers should be Calvary members and commit to serving through the May 2020 semester.

    For more information about Calvary's ESL classesclick here

    Questions? Interested in signing up to volunteer? Contact: Vince Eaton, 704.341.5322, veaton@calvarychurch.com

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    3rd Saturdays at 1 PM

    GO2Proclaim Conversational Evangelism
    3rd Saturdays at 1:00 PM

    Interested in fulfilling the Great Commission? Learn how to engage people in Gospel conversations with grace and love. Join our GO2Proclaim team on the third Saturday of each month for training at the Calvary Café at 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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    Martha Ministry

    Our Martha Ministry team supports the Calvary family by providing a meal at the church before or after the funeral of immediate family members. Volunteers are assigned to rotating teams and might serve 3-4x per year by preparing a covered dish and delivering it ready to serve.

    Contact: Dalene Ingle at 704.573.0491 or digiolde@carolina.rr.com

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    Senior Adults Telecare

    Be an encouragement to our senior adults by making regular phone calls through our Senior Telecare ministry. Callers share Scripture and pray with people over the phone. A great opportunity for those with a flexible schedule!

    Contact: Pastor Jim Pile, 704.341.5359, jpile@calvarychurch.com

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    Street Ministry
    New volunteers are always welcome!

    Street Ministry volunteers serve breakfast to hundreds of homeless neighbors every Saturday in uptown Charlotte at Hal Marshall Annex, 618 N. College Street. Participate in food preparation at Calvary, or help deliver and serve the meal. New volunteers are always welcome! Contact Pastor Sibu to sign up as an individual or group for specific dates. 

    Current/ongoing need:
    Volunteers with SUVs or pick-up trucks with towing capacity

    We need multiple drivers with appropriate vehicles to tow Calvary's food trailer to Uptown Charlotte and back on Saturday mornings on a rotating schedule, at least once a month.

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

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    Stuffing Team

    Our Stuffing Team faithfully assembles our Looking Up newsletter for Sunday morning worship from 8:00-9:45 AM on Saturday mornings. Serve as needed or volunteer as backup for the busy holiday seasons.

    Contact: Wanda Moen, wsmoen@gmail.com


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    Worship Ministries
    Choir, Orchestra, Band & Tech

    Our Calvary Choir, Orchestra, Band and Tech Team are made up of Calvary members of all ages who serve on Sundays in our worship service. We prepare each week during "Wednesday Worship" where we not only rehearse, but also grow together through prayer and rich community.

    We invite everyone who might be interested in any capacity to attend rehearsal and explore serving in worship. Extensive musical experience is not required and training is provided for all tech team roles. The most important qualification is having a heart for Christ-centered, God-glorifying worship!

    Click here to learn more about Worship Ministries or email Christy Driscoll at cdriscoll@calvarychurch.com to sign up for a rehearsal. (Rehearsals typically run 6:30–8 PM on Wednesdays.)

    Contact: Christy Driscoll, 704.887.3687, cdriscoll@calvarychurch.com