<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.

Important: Please read our current update regarding Calvary services and activities > HERE

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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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    Support Ministry Classes
    Boundaries, DivorceCare & Trading Your Grief
    Mondays, 6:30–8 PM (Suspended until further notice)

    Support Ministry Classes

    Mondays, 6:30–8:00 PM
    Winter session runs January 13–April 6

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

    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. Childcare options are available for ages 2–7. 

    January 13–March 9 | Room 234
    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. Open to men and women. Cost: $12

    January 13–April 6 | Room 242

    Separation and divorce are some of life’s most difficult experiences. 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: $20 

    Trading Your Grief for His Hope
    January 13–April 6 
    | Room 231
    Everyone has or will experience the death of a loved one. Such loss, regardless of the time and circumstances, catapults survivors into a period of grief. While the emotion of grief is expected after the loss of a loved one, how can we prevent ourselves from grieving like those who have no hope in Christ? Join us for a discussion of biblical death and grieving that ultimately will help us to trade our grief for hope and solace in Christ. Cost: $10

    Mondays, 6:15–8:15 PM

    Children ages 2–7 of Support Ministry participants receive loving care provided by the Calvary Child Development Center. Payment must be made at registration online or in person. Fees for the entire semester or any portion are $30/one child, $45/two, $60/three. Participants are asked to notify the childcare staff in advance of any absence.

    Scholarships: 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 Nathaniel Pearce, 704.341.5424, npearce@calvarychurch.com
    Helen Stewart, 704.887.3681, hstewart@calvarychurch.com
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    Widows Ministry
    "Inspiring Hope"
    Paused until further notice

    "Inspiring Hope" Widows Ministry
    Thursday, April 23
    10:45 AM–Noon, Banquet Room

    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 for fellowship one Thursday each month, September through June. Be part of this caring group for ongoing prayer, support, devotional study, and encouragement.

    Join us for the monthly Senior Adult Luncheon afterward in the Crown Room at noon.

    Upcoming Meetings:
    April 23
    May 21
    June 18

    Contacts: Jennifer Sharpless, 704.341.5417, jsharpless@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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    Hearts & Hammers
    Apply to be a care receiver

    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 Jennifer Sharpless, at 704.341.5417 or jsharpless@calvarychurch.com.

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    Military Ministry

    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