<p>Support Ministries<br />
Providing support, help &amp; hope<br />
through life&#39;s challenges</p>
Support Ministries
Providing support, help & hope
through life's challenges

Support

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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    Memorial Breakfast
    Saturday, May 21

    Saturday, May 21  |  8:30–10:00 AM, Crown Room

    In observance of Memorial Day, you're invited to join us for a hearty breakfast as Calvary honors our community's Gold Star and Blue Star Families and all those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the service of our country. The event will also be a tribute to our active-duty military, Reserve, and National Guard members, veterans, and their families. Our guest speaker will be George Lutz, founder and president of Honor and Remember Inc
     

    Guests will enjoy a delicious meal, great fellowship, and a meaningful tribute to the men and women who protect our freedom. Don't miss this patriotic morning!

    Cost for regular admission: $7
    Online registration is now closed for this event.

    Gold and Blue Star families are our honored guests. There is no charge, but please pre-register to help us prepare for you.

    • Learn more about military service flags HERE. 
    Contact: Chuck Robinson, armycsmrobinson@gmail.com or Jennifer Sharpless, 704.341.5417, jsharpless@calvarychurch.com

    The Memorial Breakfast is an outreach of the Calvary Military Ministry, which seeks to connect and serve active duty military, Reserve and National Guard members, veterans, and all military family members in our congregation and the greater Charlotte community. 

     

     

     

     

    Memorial Wall, May 8–29

    Each year, Calvary places a Memorial Wall at the east end of the Galleria in observance of Memorial Day. Feel free to stop by the tables and write a short note of appreciation and remembrance in tribute to family members or friends who have given their lives in the armed forces for America. We'll post the cards on the wall.


    Flags in Magnolia Memorial Gardens

    Calvary Military Ministry will mark the graves of 120+ veterans with American flags on Wednesday, May 25, 4:30–5:30 PM.  There will be a short program, and then volunteers will help place the flags. Join us to honor our veterans!

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    Memorial Wall
    May 8–29, in the Galleria
    Honoring those who served

    May 8–29, in the Galleria

    In observance of Memorial Day, the Calvary congregation will have an opportunity to honor those who have given their lives serving in the US Armed Forces.
     
    The Memorial Wall will be located at the east end of the Galleria. Feel free to stop by the tables and write a short note of appreciation and remembrance in tribute to family members or friends who have given their lives for America. We'll post the cards on the wall.
     
    Contact: Chuck Robinson, 704.999.3104, armycsmrobinson@gmail.com or Jennifer Sharpless, 704.341.5417, jsharpless@calvarychurch.com

    "I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also" — John 14:3

    The Memorial Wall is part of the Calvary Military Ministry which seeks to connect and serve active duty military, Reserve and National Guard members, veterans, and all military family members in our congregation and the greater Charlotte community. 

    Flags in Magnolia Memorial Gardens

    Calvary Military Ministry will mark the graves of 120+ veterans with American flags on Wednesday, May 25, 4:30–5:30 PM.  There will be a short program, and then volunteers will help place the flags. Join us to honor our veterans!

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    The Potter's Hands
    A Restoration, Reconciliation,
    & Recovery Ministry
    Mondays, 6:30 PM

    A Restoration, Reconciliation, & Recovery Ministry
     

    • Meetings are held every Monday at 6:30 PM in Room 238 throughout the year.

    Statistics show that over 53 million Americans currently use illegal drugs or misuse prescription drugs. If alcohol and tobacco are included, 165 million or 60% of the American population currently abuse drugs. In the last 20 years, there have been over 700,000 drug overdose deaths in the US alone. In addition, various international studies reveal that 50–90+ percent of men and 30–80+ percent of women view pornography. In the US, 40 million adults visit internet pornography sites regularly.

    Drugs, alcohol, pornography — these are but a few of the “modern plagues” that ruin lives, ruin marriages, lead to anxiety and depression, and even death. Such sins not only rob a person of life but steal the soul. And professing followers of Christ are not immune from the destruction that such things present.

    Yet, in Christ there is hope! In Christ, there is freedom from the bondage of sin. 

    Whether you have walked with Christ for years or are unsure about the Christian faith, you are welcome to attend The Potter’s Hands. In this ministry, you will meet with others who have found hope and freedom through the grace of Jesus Christ.

    Come and find support, fellowship, encouragement, and accountability as we walk alongside one another on the straight and narrow way. We want to extend hope and support to help you heal and grow. Christ said, “I came that they may have life and have it abundantly” (John 10:10). You can start experiencing this life today! 

    To help us prepare for you, please preregister:

    Register


    Contacts: Pastor Rob Reece, rreece@calvarychurch.com & Helen Stewart, 704.887.3681, hstewart@calvarychurch.com

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    Widows Ministry
    "Inspiring Hope"
    First Fridays monthly via Zoom

    First Fridays each month
    6:00–7:30 PM via Zoom

    Whether you are recently widowed or have been on the journey for some time, we invite you to join this caring group on the first Friday of each month for a time of fellowship, prayer, Bible study, and support.

    Our next meeting will be on Friday, June 3 at 6:00 PM via Zoom. We are using the devotional, Then Sings My Soul, by Robert Morgan.

    Contact Donna Bridges at 704.301.5991 to get your copy of the devotional study and the Zoom meeting credentials.


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

     

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    Support Ministry Classes
    DivorceCare, GriefShare, & Cancer Care
    Currently on break

    Our Support Ministry classes have concluded for the spring. We'll launch new evening sessions beginning September 12 from 6:30–8:00 PM on Mondays. 

    Each class explores the spiritual, intellectual, emotional, and physical aspects of life challenges from a biblical perspective. Join us or invite a friend — everyone is welcome! Childcare options are available.

    Upcoming Fall 2022 Classes:

    • CancerCare
    • DivorceCare
    • GriefShare

     
    Please check back for complete details and registration!


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

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    Pastor/Elder/Deacons
    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.