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Serve at Calvary
It's easy to make a difference
Click here for current opportunities

Serve at Calvary

Important: Please read our current update regarding services and activities. This impacts all listed activities and opportunities.

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.

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    Cancer Care Info Meeting
    Support for women battling cancer
    Postponed until further notice

    Calvary Support Ministry is launching Cancer Care for women in our congregation. This ministry will offer practical support, prayer, encouragement, and hope in Christ to those facing a cancer diagnosis, going through treatment, or dealing with symptoms.

    If you are a cancer survivor or have walked alongside a family member or friend in their battle with cancer, we invite you to learn more about how you may become part of our ministry team! 


    Cancer Care Information & Training Meeting
    Postponed until further notice


    Contacts: Pastor Nathaniel Pearce, 704.341.5424, npearce@calvarychurch.com & Helen Stewart, 704.887.3681, hstewart@calvarychurch.com
     
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    Hearts & Hammers
    Serve one Saturday a month

    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? The next training session is scheduled at 8:45–9:30 AM on March 21 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:
    May 9

    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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    Serving Special Needs
    Sunday needs & Short-term missions

    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


    Special Needs Family Retreats
    July 19–23 or August 3–7 & 10–14


    Interested in a short-term missions opportunity this summer? Serve as a loving volunteer at one of the Joni and Friends Family Retreats at Fort Bluff Conference Center in TN July 19–23 or at Bonclarken Conference Center in Flat Rock, NC on August 3–7 and 10–14. Volunteers will offer assistance to special needs families so they can relax, get refreshed, and participate in activities care-free.

    Find out more details how you can encourage and help care for these families with disabilities. Training is provided.

    Contact: Pastor Jim Cashwell, jcashwell@calvarychurch.com

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    VBS Volunteer Team
    June 28 – July 1
    Be part of Family VBS!

    "Hope for the World"
    Sunday – Wednesday, June 28 – July 1
    6:30–8:30 PM, Sports Fields

    Our Calvary volunteers are the KEY to a powerful and successful week of VBS! We need many enthusiastic and dedicated volunteers (adults and teens 8th grade and up) to serve in the areas below for our Family VBS format. Specific roles include:

    • "Family Cabin” Counselors & “Family Cabin” Co-Counselors — Welcome a group of 15–20 people (multiple families) into your “Family Cabin." Facilitate the intro and/or wrap-up activities and questions for our Bible lessons each night. These will be provided and explained at our VBS training sessions.
    • Snack Team — Help prepare and distribute snacks.
    • Rec Team — Help set-up and lead fun activities each night.
    • Worship Team — Help lead our worship and music. (Requires multiple practices prior to VBS)
    • Tech Team — Help with sound, lights, video, and production.
    • Welcome & Check-in Team — Greet and check-in our VBS families.
    • Leadership Team — By invitation:  If you're interested in helping with organizational leadership or teaching, please contact Su Trull directly before registering.

    Background checks are required for all volunteers ages 18+.

    Please register below to be part of our VBS team!

    Register


    VBS Volunteer Meeting — mandatory
    Sunday, June 28  |  12:30 PM, Crown Room

    VBS Volunteer Training — mandatory
    Choose one:

    • Wednesday, May 27, 6:30 PM
    • Sunday, June 14, 12:30 PM
    • Wednesday, June 24, 6:30 PM

    VBS Worship Team — required rehearsals

    • Sunday, May 31, 1–4 PM, team training & first practice
    • Sunday, June 7, 1–4 PM
    • Thursday, June 11, 1–4 PM
    • Sunday, June 14, 1–3 PM
    • Thursday, June 18, 1–4 PM
    • Tuesday, June 23, 1–4 PM
    • Thursday, June 25, 1–4 PM
    • Saturday, June 27, 1–4 PM, stage rehearsal on field

    Contacts: Su Trull, 704.341.5458, strull@calvarychurch.com & Jennifer Groseclose, 704.341.5349, jgroseclose@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, we need your help as a Bible teacher, assistant, or administrative helper. Training is provided.

    We plan to start five new after-school clubs in 2020, 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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    Calvary Cricket Tournament
    Saturdays, June 13 – August 15
    Volunteer Info Meeting | Postponed until further notice

    Calvary Cricket Tournament
    Saturdays, June 13 – August 8

    8:30 AM–5:30 PM, Rea Road Field

    Do you have a desire to engage internationals in our community and share your faith in Christ? Join us this summer for the second annual Calvary Cricket Tournament. Cricket is played in over 100 countries and is a great way to reach internationals and their families. We'll play five games each Saturday for our tournament.

    Here's how you can help:

    • Hospitality Volunteers — greet players as they arrive, welcome and engage families and spectators, and serve water to the players
    • Game Coordinators — help organize games on Saturdays
    • Pitch Maintenance — volunteer to maintain the pitch 
    • Field Crew — assist during games


    Info & Orientation Meeting Postponed until further notice
    Come learn more about this outreach and have your questions answered!

      Time slots Pitch Maintenance (need) Game Coordinators (need) Hospitality (need) Field Crew (need)

    June 13

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    June 20

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    June 27

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    July 11

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    July 18

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    July 25

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    August 1

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    August 8

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    Contacts: Pastor Sibu Rajappan at 704.341.5336, srajappan@calvarychurch.com & Manoj Kothuri, 704.918.2846, mkothuri@yahoo.com

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    Coach with CHAMP Sports
    Volunteers wanted!


    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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    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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    GO2Proclaim
    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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    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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    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
    Serving breakfast uptown on Saturdays AM (see current needs)


    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! 


    Current needs:

    • Collect bread donated by Panera after 9:00 PM on Fridays. Drop off the bread at Calvary that evening or by 5:30 AM on Saturdays each week.
    • We need 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 or Pete Mayo, 704.778.1346, pete.mayo@yahoo.com 

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    Stuffing Team

    Our Stuffing Team faithfully inserts flyers and handouts into our Looking Up newsletter for distribution every Sunday. They meet on Saturday mornings from 8:00–9:45 AM.

    Serve as needed or volunteer as a 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