<p>Pray. Invite. Serve.<br />
<em>Opportunities to make a difference during the holiday season!</em></p>
Pray. Invite. Serve.
Opportunities to make a difference during the holiday season!

Serve at Calvary

Through November and December, we have unique opportunities to be a light and reach out with love to others!

Calvary worship services, Christmas concerts, and holiday ministries and outreaches are special ways to share the Gospel with family, friends, coworkers, and neighbors throughout our community. Who will you invite?

We're praying for God to use us for His kingdom this holiday season! Consider the serving opportunities below, and make a commitment to pray, invite, and serve — trusting the Lord to do more than we can ask or imagine!

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    Invite Friends & Neighbors
    to Christmas at Calvary

    Jim Cashwell, Calvary Pastor of Missions & Outreach, shares simple ideas and friendly ways to reach out to neighbors and share God’s Christmas gift to all — Jesus!


    Contact: Pastor Jim Cashwell, 704.341.5393, jcashwell@calvarychurch.com

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    Food Pantry Donations
    Drop-off on MWF, 9:00 AM–Noon
    Thank you for your support!

    The Calvary Food Pantry provides for families in need at Calvary and throughout our community.

    Currently, we are supporting over 150 families with children in local elementary schools where we host Good News Bible Clubs during the school year. These families rely on the meals provided for their children at school, which are unavailable when schools are closed.

    We need your help to support those in need through the Calvary Food Pantry.

    NEEDED ITEMS LIST

    You may drop off donations at the Calvary Galleria on the carts outside under the awnings on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays between 9:00 AM and noon. Or drop off at the pantry cupboard in the Galleria on Sunday mornings.

    Thank you for your continued generosity and support!


    Contacts: Crystal Crawford, sccrawfords@yahoo.com & Pastor Sibu Rajappan, 704.907.7497, srajappan@calvarychurch.com

     

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    Prison Ministry Outreach
    Friday, December 11
    Prepare & plate a holiday meal

    On Friday, December 11, Calvary Prison Ministry will share the love of Christ by providing inmates at Kershaw Correctional Institution with a delicious holiday dinner.

    Since volunteers cannot enter the prison at this time, we'll prepare the food at Calvary in the morning and take it to Kershaw. In the facility parking lot, volunteers will pack to-go boxes for the inmates. Each box will include a Gospel tract and Calvary's address so that prisoners can write to us for more information. Then volunteers will clean up, pray for the outreach, and return to Charlotte.

    To be part of this special holiday outreach, please contact Valerie or Pastor Sibu!


    Contact: Valerie Ahearn, 704.787.4784, valahearn@hotmail.com or Pastor Sibu Rajappan, 704.341.5336, srajappan@calvarychurch.com

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    Ushers & Greeters
    Help welcome our guests!
     

    Help welcome our guests with a warm smile this holiday season!

    We need additional ushers and greeters to assist with seating, help with candles, receive the offering, and provide information about Calvary. 

    Let us know if you are willing to serve at any of these concerts and services:

    Advent Organ Concert
    Sunday, November 29  |  6:00 PM

    Christmas Concert
    Sunday, December 13  |  9:45 AM & 6:00 PM

    Candlelight Christmas Eve 

    Thursday, December 24  |  3:00, 5:00 & 700 PM

    Please plan to arrive 45 minutes prior to the service time.


    To serve as an Usher, contact Malcolm Weeks at 704.607.5765 or malcolm.weeks58@gmail.com.

    To serve as a Greeter or Parking Attendant, contact Pastor Rob Reece at 704.887.3696 or rreece@calvarychurch.com.

     

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    Holiday Nursery Volunteers
    Register now to serve 
     

    Will you encourage our guests and young Calvary families by caring for children (infants to age 3) during any of our holiday worship services?

    One-time and first-time volunteers are welcome! A background check is required for ages 18+.

    All volunteers must wear a mask while serving in the Nursery. The Nursery Coordinator will contact you with training information and protocol details after you register.

    Please plan to arrive 30 minutes prior to the service time.


    Volunteer at the Advent Organ Concert  
    Sunday, November 29  |  6:00 PM

    Register


    Volunteer at a Christmas Concert  
    Sunday, December 13  |  9:45 AM or 6:00 PM

    Register


    Volunteer at a Candlelight Christmas Eve Service  
    Thursday, December 24  |  3:00 or 5:00 PM

    Register


    Questions? Contact: Jane Jewell, Nursery Coordinator, 704.341.5399, jjewell@calvarychurch.com

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    Children's Ministry Volunteers
    Preschool, Nursery, The Zone,
    Welcome Desk, & Special Needs

    We are SO EXCITED to offer limited ministry activities for children on campus! We would love to have you partner with us to share God’s love with the next generation. 

    There are volunteer opportunities to serve in Nursery, Preschool, The Zone (kids 1st–5th grades), Special Needs, and at the Family Welcome Desk. To join our team, a current background check is required.


    Contact: Su Trull, Director of Children’s Ministries, 704.341.5458, strull@calvarychurch.com

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    Coach with CHAMP Sports
    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 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!


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


    Contact: Kelly Lamb, 704.887.3689, klamb@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.

    If you can commit three hours per week for eight weeks during the school year, we need your help as a Bible teacher, assistant, or administrative helper. Training is provided.

    We hope to start five new after-school clubs, so we'll need 25 additional volunteers. Join us to share the Gospel with kids in our community!


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

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    Hearts & Hammers
    Serve one Saturday a month
    Postponed until further notice

    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. 

    Important: Please read our update regarding current services and activities.

    Ready to join us? Training sessions are scheduled at 8:45–9:30 AM in Room 226 on select Saturdays. 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:
    Thank you for your interest! Future dates will be listed when available.

    Questions about Hearts and Hammers? Contact: Gary Keller, 803.487.0062, garyin0830@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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    Jail Ministry
    Postponed until further notice

    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? 

    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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    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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    Special Needs Serving
    Sunday mornings

    Special Needs Ministry
    Sundays mornings

    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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    Street Ministry
    Serving breakfast Uptown
    on Saturday mornings


    Calvary 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 Rajappan, 704.341.5336, srajappan@calvarychurch.com or Pete Mayo, 704.778.1346, pete.mayo@yahoo.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