<p>Serve at Calvary<br />
It&#39;s easy to make a difference!<br />
<em>Lots of fall opportunities</em></p>
Serve at Calvary
It's easy to make a difference!
Lots of fall opportunities

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 some current and ongoing ministry needs, or check out our Local Ministry Partners for opportunities to serve in our community.

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    Volunteer at Family Day
    Sunday, October 7
    Have an hour to help?

    Sunday, October 7
    After the 9:45 AM worship service

    From 11:30 AM–3:00 PM, we'll gather at the CHAMP fields for lunch, fellowship, organized games, sports competitions, inflatable play areas for kids, and more. We'll need many volunteers to serve at this fun event!

    Sign up for a 1-hour commitment to help with set-up and tear-down, supervision of games, food service, or ticket sales.

    Contact: Jerry Schmitt, 704.589.1139, jerryschmitt@carolina.rr.com

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    Life Chain
    Sunday, October 7
    2:00–4:00 PM

    Life Chain
    Sunday, October 7, 2:00–4:00 PM

    As a public reminder of the precious value of human life, Calvary will participate in the annual nationwide Life Chain on the front lawn along Pineville-Matthews Road. Families are welcome — bring lawn chairs, umbrellas, strollers, and water bottles.

    Rain or shine, you're free to participate in any part of the Life Chain. Meet us at 2:00 PM at the Chapel and then return to Family & Friends Day—or join us at/after 3:00 PM once our Friends & Family Day activities conclude.

    Contact: Debbie Ware, 704.650.6095, deborahhware@yahoo.com

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    Volunteer in Children's Ministry
    Current needs in Awana, Sunday AM teachers, PM nursery


    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. Are you gifted in teaching, story-telling, crafts, music, tech, or behind the scenes work? 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!

    Serve on Sunday mornings or evenings or Wednesday evenings with Awana and Bible clubs! See more details below:

    Volunteer on Sunday Mornings or Evenings

    Help children feel welcome and loved each Sunday at Calvary as we teach the Word of God. Serve on Sunday mornings as teachers, assistants, leaders, volunteer helper or welcome partners. Click here to learn more about these specific opportunities.

    Update: Our immediate needs include:

    • 1st grade teachers
    • Teachers for 2s and 3s
    • Sunday evening nursery volunteers

    Note: Volunteers must have attended Calvary for at least six months, and all teachers must be Calvary members. Background checks are required. 

    Ready to volunteer? Have questions?
    Contact: Su Trull, Director of Children’s Ministries, 704.341.5458, strull@calvarychurch.com or Susan Grigg, 704.341.5356, sgrigg@calvarychurch.com

    Volunteer on Wednesday Nights for Awana & Bible Clubs

    We need at least 100 adults age 18+ to serve in a variety of roles! When you register as a volunteer, you'll choose a club and select a training session to attend. Come join our team!


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

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    Choir, Orchestra, Band & Tech
    Learn more about joining our Worship Team in September

    Do you love to sing in praise to the Lord? Do you play an instrument? Are you interested in worship production? This September, you're invited to learn more about joining our Worship Ministries!

    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 an upcoming rehearsal. (Rehearsals typically run 6:30–8 PM on Wednesdays.)

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


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    Hearts & Hammers Training
    Join a team!
    New date: Saturday, September 22

    Men, we need you! Hearts & Hammers teams tackle household repairs, maintenance, and yard work for Calvary members who need a helping hand on an ongoing basis.

    We are currently recruiting additional team members! Due to the hurricane last weekend, come find out more at our big summer H&H Training session on Saturday, September 22 at 8:45 AM in Room 226.


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

    Contact: Pastor Rob Reece, 704.887.3696, rreece@calvarychurch.com or Jennifer Sharpless, 704.341.5417, jsharpless@calvarychurch.com

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    Career Ministry Coaches
    Volunteers needed!

    Recent Gallup and Barna Group polls indicate that many people in the workforce are either looking for work or feel their career isn't their true calling.

    Calvary's Career Ministry assists in helping our community discover their calling by providing Scripture–based programs, support groups, and instruction.

    We are seeking Calvary members to serve as Career Coaches. Experience in hiring or managing is preferred, but not required. If you have a heart for helping others and a listening ear, please prayerfully consider this ministry!

    Contact: Jennifer Sharpless, 704.341.5417, jsharpless@calvarychurch or Pastor Rob Reece, 704.887.3696, rreece@calvarychurch.com

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    Community Impact

    Our Community Impact ministry coordinates important local, regional, and national issues and events, including voter registration, Life Chain in October, and Sanctity of Life Sunday in January.

    Contact: Debbie Ware, 704.650.6095, deborahhware@yahoo.com

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    Food Service & Hospitality

    Have a heart for hospitality? Considering serving with Calvary's Foodservice Ministry! Serve in a variety of areas including table setting, food preparation, serving, and clean-up throughout the year. Day and evening opportunities are available and we will work around your schedule and availability. Come join our team as we support Calvary events through the ministry of hospitality. A special thanks to all our amazing holiday volunteers!

    Contact: Food Services, 704.887.3663, foodservice@calvarychurch.com



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    3rd Saturdays at 1:00 PM
    Conversational Evangelism

    GO2Proclaim Conversational Evangelism
    3rd Saturdays at 1:00 PM

    Next date: October 20

    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: Sibu Rajappan, 704.341.5336, srajappan@calvarychurch.com


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    Coaching with CHAMP Sports
    No experience req, training provided

    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 two to three hours a week can make a huge impact in the lives of kids! No prior coaching experience is necessary and training is provided!

    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, coordinators & assistants

    Interested in teaching or assisting with our international ESL students? Our program meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:00 AM–Noon. Our fall semester is fully staffed with volunteers, but contact us if you are interested in serving in the spring!

    We are always looking for additional volunteers to serve as coordinators, teachers, assistants, and more. We invite you to join our ESL team!

    For more information about Calvary's ESL classesclick here

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

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    Jail Ministry

    Our local Jail Ministry presents opportunities to witness, counsel, and pray with inmates at the Charlotte-Mecklenburg jail. Small group Bible studies for men and women take place on Thursdays from 8:00–9:30 PM. A two-hour orientation is required for all volunteers.

    For more information, contact Judy McElhaney, judyb.mcelhaney@gmail.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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    Prison Ministry

    Calvary Prison Ministry has an ongoing need for men who can teach and provide biblical application and encouragement to inmates in our local area prisons. Volunteers are also needed to participate in quarterly worship services as musicians, singers, and speakers. All volunteers must participate in ministry orientation and new volunteers must consent to a background check.

    Interested or have questions? Contact: Sibu Rajappan, 704.341.5336, srajappan@calvarychurch.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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    Special Needs Opportunities

    Will you help our Special Needs Ministry by serving as a Teacher, Assistant Teacher, Friends/Buddy, or Parent Partner on Sunday mornings? 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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    Street Ministry

    Street Ministry volunteers serve breakfast to hundreds of homeless neighbors every Saturday in uptown Charlotte. Participate in food preparation, or help deliver and serve the meal. New volunteers are always welcome — sign up as individuals or groups for specific dates.

    Contact: Sibu Rajappan, 704.341.5336, srajappan@calvarychurch.com or Pete Delahunt, 312.375.4806, pdelahunt@starpoint.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