<p>Support<br />
Ministries providing support &amp; meeting needs</p>
Ministries providing support & meeting needs


Sometimes we need the support, prayer, and love of our church friends and family.

Going through a difficult time or facing a challenge? Calvary offers many ministries that provide encouragement, prayer support, and practical guidance based on God's Word. Check out the list below or contact us.

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    Support Ministry Classes
    Boundaries, DivorceCare, &

    Support Ministry Classes — Winter 2021

    Mondays, 6:30–8:00 PM
    In the Calvary Life Center
    Winter session: January 18 – April 19

    Calvary’s Support Ministry classes are open to everyone. Each class explores the spiritual, intellectual, emotional, and physical aspects of life challenges from a Christian perspective. However, please note that our classes are not professional counseling sessions or therapy groups. 

    Our winter session includes one class that meets in-person in the CLC and two classes that meet via Zoom. In-person participants will practice social distancing, use hand sanitizer regularly, and wear face masks at all times. Registrants for classes meeting via Zoom will receive credentials from the coordinator.

    Register online below, and be sure to order any required books in advance. Sorry, no walk-ins.

    January 18 – March 22 
    via Zoom

    Do you find yourself saying "yes" when you should be saying "no"? Boundaries are essential to leading a balanced life. Discover what a boundary looks like, identify common myths that can influence our thinking, and examine the basis for biblically legitimate boundaries to improve and enrich relationships. Open to men and women. Cost: $12 purchase included in registration. The coordinator will contact you to pick up materials at the church. Class is now FULL.

    January 18 – April 19
    CLC 1300 

    Separation and divorce are some of life’s most difficult experiences. Each meeting encourages perspective and discussion for participants to restore a state of balance in their lives. The DVD-based curriculum addresses many aspects of divorce—from loneliness and depression to finances and anger—with grace and truth. Join us for biblical encouragement, practical tips for overcoming challenges, and prayer. Open to men and women. Cost: $15. The coordinator will send you an invite to order your workbook (version 3) through the DivorceCare website after you register. Class is now FULL.

    January 18 – April 12
    via Zoom

    Living through the death of a spouse, child, relative, or other loved one can be a painful journey through the valley of the shadow. Our facilitators understand the personal journey through grief and offer discerning compassion and encouragement during this difficult time. Class includes a biblically-based curriculum with DVDs on aspects of grief followed by discussion. Cost: $15. The coordinator will send you an invite to order your workbook (version 3) through the GriefShare website after you register. Class is now FULL>

    Partial need-based financial assistance is available and may be requested at registration. Please contact the Ministry Coordinator. Pending approval, you will receive a notification via email. 

    Contacts: Pastor Jim Pile, 704.341.5359, jpile@calvarychurch.com
    Helen Stewart, 704.887.3681, hstewart@calvarychurch.com
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    of the Week

    Each week we have a pastor, an elder, and several deacons on call to help with urgent needs and hospital care.

    For emergency needs, hospitalization, a death in the family, or a birth announcement to share, please contact the church office at 704.543.1200 or the pastor/elder/deacons listed in Looking Up for this week.

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    Hospital Care

    If you or a family member has an upcoming surgery or hospital stay, please let us know by calling the church office at 704.543.1200. We would like to have someone there to pray with you.

    If admitted, please let the hospital know that you attend Calvary Church. We want to visit (if you like), pray with you, and offer support to you and your family.

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    Biblical Counseling

    Followers of the Lord Jesus navigate their walk with Him through the trials and tribulations of life by following His Word and the godly counsel of others in the body of Christ. At Calvary Church, we offer individual, marriage, and family counseling to our members and attendees. Counseling is confidential and led by our pastoral staff.

    For more information, contact Pastor Jim Pile at jpile@calvarychurch.com.

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    Military Ministry
    Supporting those who serve
    Stateside, Overseas, & Veterans

    We seek to share the love of Christ with active duty military, Reserve and National Guard members, veterans, and their family members at Calvary Church and throughout the greater Charlotte community.
    Recognizing the special sacrifices made by those serving in the armed forces, we want to help meet those unique spiritual, emotional, and physical needs. We're here to offer prayer, encouragement, fellowship, discipleship opportunities, support services, and share the life-changing Gospel of Jesus Christ. 

    If you're in military service, a veteran, or have a loved one serving stateside or abroad, please join our prayer and contact list.

    Contact: Jennifer Sharpless, 704.341.5417, jsharpless@calvarychurch.com or Pastor Jim Pile, 704.341.5359, jpile@calvarychurch.com

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    Hearts & Hammers
    Apply to be a care receiver

    UPDATE: This ministry is currently paused until further notice. We continue to monitor the COVID–19 situation and look forward to resuming our normal schedule as soon as possible. Please check back for details!

    Do you need assistance with basic home maintenance and repairs?

    Our Hearts & Hammers teams tackle to-do lists monthly for Calvary senior adults and families who need assistance.

    To apply to be a care receiver, contact Debbie Bordwine, at 704.341.5328 or dbordwine@calvarychurch.com.

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    Widows Ministry
    "Inspiring Hope"
    Monthly First Fridays via Zoom

    "Inspiring Hope" Widows Ministry
    First Fridays each month
    6:00 – 7:00 PM via Zoom

    If you are recently widowed or have been on the journey for some time, we invite widows of all ages in our church and community to join us the first Friday of each month.

    Our next meeting will be on Friday, May 7 at 6:00 PM via Zoom. Come be part of this caring group for ongoing prayer, fellowship, study and encouragement.

    We are using the devotional, Then Sings My Soul, by Robert Morgan.

    Contact Donna Bridges, 704.301.5991, for more information, to secure a copy of the devotional study, and for Zoom credentials.

    Our monthly Senior Adult Luncheons are currently on pause. Once they resume, we plan to meet afterward in the Crown Room.

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


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    Cancer Care Ministry
    Support for women battling cancer

    UPDATE: This ministry is currently paused until further notice. We continue to monitor the COVID–19 situation and look forward to resuming our normal schedule as soon as possible. Please check back for details!

    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! 

    Contacts: Pastor Jim Pile, 704.341.5359, jpile@calvarychurch.com & Helen Stewart, 704.887.3681, hstewart@calvarychurch.com