Since 1995, Calvary Church has invited those in our community with Special Needs, plus their families and caregivers, to Luke 14 Banquets during the Christmas season. These special events include:
- A festive meal, with a member of Calvary hosting each table
- A Christmas program with singing, testimonies, and a Gospel message
- A gift for each guest including family members & caregivers
Every year, over 300 Calvary volunteers are trained to interact with our guests, who have a wide variety of special needs. Last year over 850 attended Luke 14 events!
Calvary offers TWO Luke 14 events to better serve the needs of our guests:
Luke 14 Family Banquet
Saturday, December 12 | 5:30–8:00 PM, Crown Room
This dinner is for families with Special Needs members.
Luke 14 Luncheon
Tuesday, December 15| 11:30 AM–1:30 PM, Crown Room
This luncheon is for Special Needs friends in group homes in our community.
Luke 14 is truly a highlight of the Christmas season for Calvary volunteers and hopefully for every guest. We always hope to gain a heightened understanding of the needs of those with disabilities and their families and caregivers so we can minister more effectively.
Guests who are friends, family, or members of Calvary are notified via a mailed invitation. Please visit the Galleria table in November to request an invitation or share the name and mailing address of a new special needs family to invite. Contact Vince Eaton in the Missions Office, 704.341.5322, by November 13.
VOLUNTEERS & GIFTS
We need hundreds of gifts and volunteers to serve as greeters, table hosts, gift processors, meal servers, or prayer team members. Table hosts and greeters must be Calvary members or regular attenders (18+ yrs old; youth must serve with their parents), and attend the training meeting before the event. Sign-up in the Galleria on Sundays in November. All food servers must register with Food Service, 704.887.3663. Bring gifts in gift bags to the Galleria through December 15; gift processing volunteers will work December 7–15, 11 AM–3 PM in Rooms 300–305.
Pre-Event Volunteer Training:
Saturday, December 12 | 4:00 PM, Crown Room
Tuesday, December 15| 10:00 AM, Crown Room
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