<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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    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.

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

    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. We want to extend hope and help you heal and grow. Jesus 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

    Note: We are NOT a crisis center or hotline, a substitute for attending church, a professional therapy group, or a substitute for professional help or assistance.


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

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    Support Ministry 2023 Classes
    DivorceCare, GriefShare
    & Journey of Hope

    Winter/Spring Session


    January 23 – May 10, 2023
    Mondays or Wednesdays, 6:30–8:00 PM


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

    We look forward to meeting you! Registration for winter classes opens on December 2.


    DivorceCare
    Mondays, January 23 – April 24
    Room 242

    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: $25. Workbooks (version 4.0) will be distributed in class.

    Register


    GriefShare
    Mondays, January 23 – April 24
    Rooms 226 & 232

    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: $25. Workbook (version 3) will be distributed in class.

    Register
     


    Journey of Hope formerly CancerCare
    Wednesdays, February 15 – May 10
    Room 234 & via Zoom

    Are you or someone dear to you dealing with sickness, disease, or failing health? Join us for support and encouragement as we are reminded of the hope that Christ Jesus provides. We will compassionately discuss the joys and challenges of life while providing biblical principles together! Cost: $10. The coordinator will contact Zoom participants.

    Register


    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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    Support Ministry Fall Classes
    DivorceCare, GriefShare
    & Journey of Hope

    Fall 2022

    Mondays, 6:30–8:00 PM
    Fall session: September 12 – December 12


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


    Journey of Hope formerly CancerCare
    September 12 – November 21
    UPDATE: Via Zoom Only

    Are you or someone dear to you dealing with sickness, disease, or failing health? Join us for support and encouragement as we are reminded of the hope that Christ Jesus provides. We will compassionately discuss the joys and challenges of life while providing biblical principles together! Cost: $10. The coordinator will contact Zoom participants.

    Registration for the current session has closed.


    DivorceCare
    September 12 – December 12
    Room 242

    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: $25. Workbooks (version 4.0) will be distributed at walk-in registration.

    Registration for the current session has closed.


    GriefShare
    September 12 – December 12
    Rooms 232 & 234

    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: $25. Workbooks (version 3) will be distributed at walk-in registration.

    Register


    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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    Widows Ministry
    "Inspiring Hope"
    Fellowship, Bible Study & Outreach

    INSPIRING HOPE is a ministry group for widows at Calvary and the community. We hold monthly meetings on zoom, in-person fellowship, and outreach projects throughout the year. 

    Whether you are recently widowed or have journeyed for some time as a widow, please join for encouraging Bible devotionals, prayer, and a community of women who care!

    Here's our monthly meeting schedule:

    • First Fridays via Zoom @ 6:00–7:30 PM
    • Second Saturdays for fellowship @ 10:30 AM
    • Selected Thursdays for Calvary's Senior Adult Luncheons & Organ Concerts
    • Worthwhile Wednesdaysmonthly outreach projects

    We are currently using the book Great Is Thy Faithfulness by Robert Morgan. 

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


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

     

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    Tying the Knot
    Tuesdays, March 7 – April 11
    Realistic, hopeful, Christ-centered marriage

    Tuesdays, March 7 – April 11, 2023
    6:30–8:00 PM, Room 402


    Thinking about getting married? Engaged? Newlyweds?

    You're invited to spend six Tuesday evenings with Pastor Nathaniel Pearce and other leaders addressing foundational issues and biblical principles that will help you establish and maintain a healthy marriage.

    In each session, we'll work through issues like conflict, expectations, communication, finances, and intimacy. You'll get to know your prospective spouse on a deeper level by assessing personality, birth order, and more.

    We'll use Rob Green's book, Tying the Knot: A Premarital Guide to a Strong & Lasting Marriage, as a realistic, hopeful, and actionable guide toward a Christ-centered marriage.

    Registration opens January 1!

    Register


    Contact: Pastor Nathaniel Pearce, 704.341.5424, npearce@calvarychurch.com or Sandy O'Donovan, 704.341.5323, sodonovan@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.