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Serve at Calvary
It's easy to make a difference!
Click 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 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 in Children's Ministry
    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 in the Nursery, Preschool, KidZone, 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 launch on September 11. Come join our Bible Club team!


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


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    ESL Volunteers
    Additional Teachers & Assistants needed!

    Interested in teaching or assisting our international ESL students? Our ESL classes meet on Mondays and Thursdays, 9:00 AM–Noon and run September 9–November 14 this fall. 

    We have an urgent need for additional volunteers to serve: four teachers and three assistants are immediately needed, and more 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!

    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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    Volunteer at Family Day
    Sunday, October 6
    Have an hour to help?

    Sunday, October 6
    After the 9:45 AM worship service

    From 11:30 AM–3:00 PM, we'll gather at the CHAMP fields for lunch, fellowship, 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 and other general tasks.

    Contact: Jennifer Sharpless, 704.341.5417, jsharpless@calvarychurch.com

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    Life Chain
    Sunday, October 6
    2:00–4:00 PM

    Life Chain
    Sunday, October 6, 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 entrance 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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    Christmas Tea Decorators
    Interested? Information Meeting
    September 19, 7:00 PM | Banquet Room

    This year, the Calvary Women's Ministry annual Christmas Tea will be held on Saturday, December 7 at 1:00–3:00 PM in the Crown Room.
    Our volunteer decorators make this a very special celebration! Table decorators provide 8 plates, 8 teacups with saucers (or mugs), 2 teapots, 2 creamers, 2 sugar bowls, and a festive centerpiece. Decorating a table also means you have the first option to purchase up to 8 tickets for the Tea!

    Table Decorator Info Meeting
    Thursday, September 19  |  
    7:00 PM, Banquet Room

    Ladies, do you enjoy hosting and seasonal decorating? If so, you’re invited to come find out what is involved in decorating and hosting a table for the Christmas Tea! We’ll enjoy light refreshments, and our Women’s Ministry Event Team will have several tables decorated as examples, including budget-friendly ideas. Come ask questions and enjoy the fellowship. There’s no commitment to decorate required!

    Please RSVP by September 16 to Emily Hahn, emily.hahn818@gmail.com.

    Questions? Contact: Jennifer Sharpless, 704.341.5417, jsharpless@calvarychurch.com

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    Getty Concert Childcare 
    Sunday PM, October 27 
    One-time & first-time volunteers welcome!

    Will you help welcome our guests and encourage our young Calvary families by caring for children (infants to age 3) during SING! the Gettys in Concert?

    One-time and first-time volunteers are welcome! A background check is required. Please plan to arrive 45 minutes prior to the event.

    SING! Charlotte — Keith & Kristyn Getty & Friends
    Sunday, October 27 | 6:00–8:30 PM

    Stop by the Galleria table on Sundays through October 13 to sign up, or contact Jane Jewell, 704.341.5399, jjewell@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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    Career Ministry
    Be a Career Ministry Coach!

    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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    3rd Saturdays at 1:00 PM
    Conversational Evangelism

    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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    Good News Clubs

    Calvary currently partners with Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF) to lead 10 Good News Clubs in five public elementary schools. If you would like to be part of an existing club or have a desire to start a new one, let us know!

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

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    Hearts & Hammers
    Saturday, September 21

    Men, we need you! Hearts & Hammers teams serve one Saturday each month tackling general household repairs and maintenance for Calvary members who need a helping hand on an ongoing basis.

    We are currently recruiting additional team members! Get started at our next training meeting on Saturday, September 21 at 8:45–9:30 AM in Room 226


    Upcoming Serving Saturdays:
    September 21
    October 19
    November 16
    December 14

    Questions about Hearts and 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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    Jail Ministry
    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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    Prison Ministry
    Outreach to area prison inmates

    Calvary Prison Ministry provides opportunities for men to share the Gospel and pray with inmates at the Kirkland Correctional Institution in Columbia, SC. We hold quarterly worship services for inmates on Mondays. All volunteers must attend an orientation and have a background check at least four weeks in advance in order to serve in the prison.

    Contact: Pastor 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
    Drivers with SUV/Pickup Trucks with towing capacity needed

    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! Contact Pastor Sibu to sign up as an individual or group for specific dates. 

    Current 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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    Ushers, Greeters & Ambassadors
    Greet our guests and extend a warm welcome

    Support the Calvary family by welcoming guests and attendees with a warm smile!
    Greeters welcome everyone as they enter and provide helpful information about Calvary. Ushers guide people to available seating and help with the offering as needed. Typically, ushers and greeters are asked to come 45 minutes before the service begins. Ambassadors serve at Calvary during the week by welcoming visitors and providing tours.
    Interested? Reach out to our contacts below with any questions or for more information.

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

    Greeters & Ambassadors Contact: Pastor Rob Reece, 704.887.3696, rreece@calvarychurch.com
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    Worship Ministries
    Choir, Orchestra, Band & Tech
    Welcoming new members now!

    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