Support

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

Going through a difficult time? Looking for encouragement or support? Calvary offers many ministries to help meet spiritual and emotional needs through the teaching of God's Word, prayer, and the encouragement of others. Check out the list below or contact us.

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    Pastor/Elder/Deacons
    of the Week

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

    For emergency needs, please contact the pastor/elder/deacons listed in Looking Up for this week or call 704.543.1200.

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    Calvary 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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    Support Ministry Classes

    Support Ministry Classes

    Mondays, 6:30–8:00 PM
    Winter session: January 16–April 3

    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.


    GriefShare | Room 232
    Living through the death of a spouse, child, relative, or other loved one can be a painful journey. Join GriefShare to experience Christ-centered compassion and perspective through this difficult loss. Open to men and women. Cost: $20

    Boundaries | Room 234
    Do you find yourself saying "yes" to requests when you need to say "no"? Boundaries are biblically legitimate and essential to a balanced life. Open to men and women (limited to 15). Cost: $20

    DivorceCare | Room 242

    Separation and divorce are some of life’s most difficult experiences. Join us for biblical encouragement, discussion, and prayer. Open to men and women. Cost: $20


    Childcare 
    Mondays, 6:15–8:15 PM
    Childcare is available for children ages 2–7 of Support Ministry participants. Care is 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 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 notification via email. 

    Contact: Sandra Tucker, Support Ministry Coordinator, 704.887.3681, stucker@calvarychurch.com
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    Career Ministry

    At a crossroads in your career? Dissatisfied with your job? Unemployed or underemployed? Calvary Career Ministry equips people to find jobs, careers, and God's calling.

    ONLINE RESOURCES

    Register for Crossroads Career Network:
    • Go to www.crossroadscareer.org and choose the "Find Jobs" icon.
    • On the Explorer Registration page, select ‘Calvary Church’ in the ‘Affiliated Ministry’ dropdown. That's it!

    WORKSHOP: SO, YOU WANT TO START YOUR OWN BUSINESS?

    Monday, April 3
    7:00-8:30 PM  |  Crown Room
     
    If you've been thinking about starting or expanding your own business, come to this free workshop! Calvary's own Ron Elmore will present all the important considerations for this big decision. No registration necessary.

    Contact: Bob Adams, 704.562.7469, radams24@carolina.rr.com or Jennifer Sharpless, 704.341.5417, jsharpless@calvarychurch.com

    ONE-ON-ONE CAREER COACHING

    Want to improve focus in your job search? Uncertain of your job direction? Simply want to spend some time in prayer? Make plans to meet with one of our career coaches at one of three time slots on May 22 or June 5.

    7:00 PM – 7:30 PM
    7:30 PM – 8:00 PM
    8:00 PM – 8:30 PM

    Online registration coming soon!


    Contact: Bob Adams, 704.562.7469, radams24@carolina.rr.com or Jennifer Sharpless, 704.341.5417, jsharpless@calvarychurch.com.

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    Hearts & Hammers

    Do you need assistance with lawn care or basic home maintenance? 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
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    Widows Luncheon

    Selected Thursdays, September–May
    12:00–1:30 PM, Crown Room

    Upcoming Dates:
    April 13

    We invite widows of all ages in our church and community to join us for lunch on the second Thursday of each month. Join us for ongoing fellowship, prayer, support, encouragement, and caring. Cost: $6

    Contact: Donna Bridges, 704.301.5991, donnajoearl@gmail.com


    For more information, contact Jennifer Sharpless, 704.341.5417, jsharpless@calvarychurch.com