Featured Events

Check out these opportunities to worship, connect, study God's Word, and grow together. Be sure to register for upcoming events and classes. Come be a part of life at Calvary!

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    Newcomers Reception
    Sunday, December 4
    11:15 AM, Calvary Café

    Are you new to Calvary? We invite you to stop by the Calvary Café any Sunday morning after the worship service. Our Welcome Team would love to meet you and answer any questions you may have about our church.

    Monthly Newcomers Receptions

    About once a month, Pastor John Munro and his wife, Gudny, host a Newcomers Reception. This is your opportunity to meet our Senior Pastor and hear more about the mission and ministry of Calvary.

    Please stop by — this informal time is a great way to meet other newcomers! Coffee and light refreshments are served, and we have a small gift bag for you. Welcome!
    Upcoming Receptions: 
    • Sunday, December 4

    Contact: Pastor Jim Pile, 704.341.5359, jpile@calvarychurch.com
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    Advent Service & Organ Concert
    Sunday, December 4
    6:00 PM

    Sunday, December 4 at 6:00 PM
    In the Sanctuary & via Livestream / Facebook Live

    Celebrate the beginning of the holiday season with our Advent Organ Concert featuring Elizabeth Hildebrand at the Calvary Grand Organ.

    It’s a special evening of Christmas music and worship for the whole family. After the concert, we’ll light our beautiful Christmas tree in the Galleria and enjoy dessert and fellowship!

    Nursery is provided through age 3; drop-off begins at 5:45 PM.

    Elizabeth Hildebrand has served as our organist at Calvary since 2009. She holds a Master of Music in Organ Performance degree from Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University.

    Contact: Christy Driscoll, 704.887.3687, cdriscoll@calvarychurch.com

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    Christmas Concert
    "At the Manger"
    Sunday, December 11
    9:45 AM & 6:00 PM

    Sunday, December 11
    Two Concerts: 9:45 AM & 6:00 PM

    In the Sanctuary & via Livestream / Facebook Live

    Join us "at the manger" for a powerful Christmas worship celebration featuring Calvary choirs of all ages, vocal teams, band, and orchestra — with a special message from Pastor John Munro.

    • No tickets required; the concert is free. Invite friends and neighbors!

    Schedule Notes — At 9:45 AM, regular Children’s Ministry programs for Nursery, Preschool (through Kindergarten), and Special Needs will meet. Please sign in children at the kiosks as usual. Adult Life Groups, Student Life Groups, KidZone, and Zone 345 will not meet on December 11.

    PM Childcare — Nursery for infants through age 3 will be offered during the evening concert with preregistration. Drop off at 5:40 PM and pick up promptly after the concert. Registration will be open from November 24–December 7.


    Contact: Jane Jewell, 704.341.5399, jjewell@calvarychurch.com

    TranslationTranslation will be provided in Spanish, Russian, and Chinese at both 9:45 AM & 6:00 PM concerts. Interpretation in ASL will be provided at 9:45 AM.

    Calvary Church is located at the corner of Highway 51 and Rea Road in South Charlotte. The main entrance is on Rea Road, directly across from the South County Regional Library.



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    International Reception
    Sunday, December 11
    Dessert after the PM concert

    Sunday, December 11
    7:30–9:30 PM, in the Crown Room (3rd Floor)

    Join us for "At the Manger," a FREE Christmas concert featuring our Calvary choirs, orchestra, and band on Sunday, December 11, at 6:00 PM.

    After the concert, we invite our international families and guests to attend the annual International Dessert Reception to celebrate the joy of Christmas together. Come enjoy a wonderful evening of worship and community!

    Please register below by December 5, so we may prepare for you.


    Are you interested in serving as a Calvary host?

    Volunteers are needed to help welcome guests and learn more about our church. Get details HERE.

    Contact: Pastor Sibu Rajappan, srajappan@calvarychurch.com & Jennifer Porras, 704.341.5320, jporras@calvarychurch.com

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    Luke 14 Banquet
    December 10 & 13
    Celebrating Christmas
    with Special Needs friends

    Each year Calvary invites friends in our church and community with Special Needs, plus their families and caregivers, to the Luke 14 Banquet. It's one of the highlights of our Christmas season, featuring:
    • A festive meal 
    • An interactive Christmas program with singing and special presentations
    • A gift for each guest, including family members & caregivers

    Luke 14 Dinner

    • Saturday, December 10 | 5:30–7:30 PM, Crown Room
      This dinner is for families with Special Needs members.

    Luke 14 Luncheon

    • Tuesday, December 13 | 11:30 AM–1:30 PM, Crown Room
      This luncheon is for Special Needs friends in group homes in our community.


    All guests must be registered and confirmed to ensure seating — space is limited. Guests who have attended before and those who are preregistered will receive a mailed invitation.
    • To be added to the Luke 14 guest list, please contact Cheryl Bailey at ckkpb@yahoo.com by November 13.

    GIFTS for LUKE 14

    We'll need 700+ gifts to ensure every guest, family member, and caregiver receives one. Please bring gifts in decorative gift bags to the Galleria by December 4. Attach a gift tag identifying the appropriate gender and age group. Gift cards ($20) to restaurants, Target, or Walmart are always appreciated. Gifts should be placed on the racks near the Security Desk in the Galleria. MORE GIFT SUGGESTIONS


    We need Greeters and Table Hosts to welcome and assist our Luke 14 guests. Greeters (middle school age and up) and Table Hosts (age 18+) must be Calvary members. In addition, we need food service volunteers to plate and serve the meal and beverages. 


    Luke 14 Contact: Vince Eaton, 704.341.5322, veaton@calvarychurch.com


    Did you know that Calvary has an active Special Needs ministry? We'd love for your child or student to join us! Learn more at calvarychurch.com/specialneeds or contact Dawn Clark at 704.341.5413, dclark@calvarychurch.com.

    "And the master said to the servant, 'Go out to the highways and hedges and compel people to come in, that my house may be filled.'" — Luke 14:23

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    Candlelight Christmas Eve
    "The Magnificent Christ"
    Saturday, December 24
    3:00, 5:00 & 7:00 PM

    Saturday, December 24
    Three services: 3:00, 5:00 & 7:00 PM

    In the Sanctuary & via Livestream 

    At Christmas, we celebrate the arrival of the Son of God at the lowly manger in Bethlehem. He comes from heaven to earth to be the magnificent Savior of the world! 

    Our Candlelight Christmas Eve services will be filled with joyful worship, carols and candlelight, and Pastor John Munro’s special message. All are welcome — Merry Christmas!

    Childcare — Nursery for infants through age three will be provided at 3:00 & 5:00 PM with preregistration. Parents may drop off children 20 minutes before the service and pick them up immediately after the service. Registration will be open December 1–21 or until we reach capacity.



    Contact: Jane Jewell, 704.341.5399, jjewell@calvarychurch.com

    Special NeedsDuring the 3:00 PM service, Special Needs classes will be available for children (Room 101) and adults (Room 100).

    TranslationAt the 5:00 PM servicetranslation will be provided in Spanish, Russian, and Chinese, as well as interpretation in ASL.

    Calvary Church is located at the corner of Highway 51 and Rea Road in South Charlotte. The main entrance is on Rea Road, directly across from the South County Regional Library.