<p>Local Outreach<br />
Reaching our community &amp;<br />
partnering with local ministries</p>
Local Outreach
Reaching our community &
partnering with local ministries

Local Outreach

At Calvary, our mission is to be and make authentic followers of Jesus Christ.

Sharing our faith begins with our families and friends in the local community and greater Charlotte area! We encourage everyone to pray, care, share, and disciple others right where you are — at home, school, work, in your neighborhood, and beyond! 

In addition to the many serving and sharing opportunities within Calvary, it’s our privilege to partner with select local ministry organizations as well. Find out more below, and discover how you can get involved!


Contact: Pastor Sibu Rajappan, 704.341.5336, srajappan@calvarychurch.com

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    Freedom Cup Cricket
    Awards Banquet
    Saturday, August 20

    Calvary hosted the Freedom Cup 2022 cricket tournament as a community outreach this summer. Cricket is played in over 100 countries and is a great way to welcome internationals and their families. Calvary 's team competed with seven area teams in matches that were played on Saturdays, July 9 – August 13.


    Tournament Awards Banquet

    • Saturday, August 20  |  6:00 PM, Crown Room
      Teams, please join us for this festive evening!

    Contact Cricket Outreach organizers: Johnson Jeyaraj, johnson_erp@yahoo.com, or Pastor Sibu Rajappan, srajappan@calvarychurch.com

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    GO2Proclaim
    Conversational Evangelism
    Training, August 24, 6:30 PM 

    GO2Proclaim — Conversational Evangelism
    3rd Saturdays at 1:00 PM
     

    Learn how to engage people in Gospel conversations with grace and love. Join our GO2Proclaim team on the third Saturday of each month.

    We meet for training in the Calvary Café from 1:00–1:30 PM. Then we'll head out to nearby walking trails and parks for conversational evangelism.


    Upcoming Opportunity

    Join us as we attend the 26th annual Festival of India on Saturday, August 27!  We look forward to opportunities to engage in conversations, share the Gospel, pray with people, and invite them to Calvary.

    Please plan to attend this mandatory training session on Wednesday, August 24 from 6:30–7:30 PM in room 242.

    Register


    Questions? Contact: Pastor Sibu Rajappan, 704.341.5336, srajappan@calvarychurch.com

     

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    Food Pantry Drive Thru
    Thursday, September 15
    9:00–11:00 AM
    In need? Contact us!

    If you and/or your family need assistance from the Calvary Food Pantry, please contact us to arrange grocery pick-up.

    • Our next drive-thru grocery distribution will be held on Thursday, September 15 from 9:00–11:00 AM under the portico at the Galleria (Rea Road side of the church).

    Please sign up in advance by contacting Valerie Ahearn at 704.787.4784 or Pastor Sibu Rajappan at 704.907.7497 — or send an email to srajappan@calvarychurch.com.

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    Be a Light
    Neighborhood Outreach Training
     

    Do you desire to reach out to your neighbors with the Gospel? Do you sometimes struggle to be intentional? Do you want to be better equipped and more effective?

    "Be a Light" is a ministry that will encourage and equip you to be a light in your neighborhood. This ministry uses a free tool at BlessEveryHome.com and utilizes the PRAY, CARE, SHARE, and DISCIPLE strategy to help you reach your neighbors with the Gospel of Jesus Christ intentionally.


    We provide training to help you learn these strategies for relationship building, sharing the Gospel conversationally, and making disciples in your neighborhood. This training covers four key areas:

    • Being the Light
    • Articulating the Gospel
    • Turning everyday conversations into spiritual ones
    • Putting it into practice

    "Be a Light" will also provide you:

    • Encouraging devotionals, tips, resources, and testimonies
    • On-demand training to help you navigate through objections or obstacles
    • Training and curriculum to lead a seeker to Christ through discovery Bible study

    Questions? Contact: Pastor Sibu Rajappan, 704.341.5336, srajappan@calvarychurch.com or Ray Caggiano, 704.806.5801, rcaggiano33@gmail.com.

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    Street Ministry
    Saturday breakfast Uptown

    Calvary Street Ministry volunteers serve a full breakfast every Saturday morning to our homeless neighbors in Uptown Charlotte.

    Our team needs many new volunteers to participate in food preparation in the Calvary kitchen. Plus, we need a crew to deliver and serve the meal at the Homeless Resource Center (Hal Marshall Annex), located at 618 N. College Street.

    To volunteer, contact Pastor Sibu.


    Contact: Pastor Sibu Rajappan, 704.341.5336, srajappan@calvarychurch.com 

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    Prison Ministry
    Outreach to area prison inmates

    Calvary Prison Ministry provides opportunities for men to share the Gospel and pray with inmates at the Kirkland Correctional Institution in Columbia, SC.

    At this time, no volunteers are permitted to enter prisons. We continue outreach through the chaplains at these facilities.

    We plan to resume our quarterly worship services for inmates as soon as possible. All volunteers must attend an orientation and have a background check at least four weeks in advance in order to serve in the prison.


    Contact: Pastor Sibu Rajappan, 704.341.5336, srajappan@calvarychurch.com

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    Queen City Pregnancy Resource Center
    Local Ministry Partner
    Volunteers needed!

    Queen City Pregnancy Resource Center
    myqcprc.com


    The Queen City Pregnancy Resource Center is a Calvary-supported local ministry partner. We desire to be on the front line when it comes to standing for the life of unborn children and evangelizing and discipling families affected by pregnancy.

    • Queen City Pregnancy Resource Center
      1508 E. 4th Street
      Charlotte, NC 28204
      980.999.5191

    Volunteers are needed to help serve our community at the QCPRC. They will also help lead Adult Life Groups to provide care and support for those who come to the center. Our goal is to share the love of Christ with these moms, dads, and families.

    Please contact Pastor Cashwell for more information about this ministry.


    Calvary Contact: Pastor Jim Cashwell, jcashwell@calvarychurch.com

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    Caleb Ministries
    Local Ministry Partner

    Caleb Ministries
    calebministries.org


     

    Caleb Ministries provides support and biblical encouragement for women and their families as they deal with the trauma of infertility, miscarriage, stillbirth, early infant death, and post-abortive syndrome. 

    We welcome experienced seamstresses, knitters, and those who crochet to sew with us! We make infant gowns, blankets, and bonnets for Caleb Ministry P.A.T. (Providing A Treasure) keepsake memory boxes. Contact: Margaret Dunbar, 704.560.9086, mdunbar1989@hotmail.com


    Caleb Ministries Contact: Sandy Day, 704.841.1320, info@calebministries.org

     

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    Changed Choices
    Local Ministry Partner

    Changed Choices
    changedchoices.org


    Changed Choices provides mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual assistance to motivated women during their incarceration and as they transition back into society.

    You can help by becoming prayer team members, writing notes of encouragement as pen-pals, serving with projects at the Changed Choices house, hosting parties for children, and serving as mentors.


    Changed Choices Contacts: Marilyn Chambers, 704.341.6082, m4chambers@bellsouth.net or Gail Clark, gail@changedchoices.org

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    Charlotte Rescue Mission
    Local Ministry Partner
     

    Charlotte Rescue Mission
    charlotterescuemission.org


    Charlotte Rescue Mission is a two-campus, long-term residential recovery program for folks struggling with drug or alcohol addiction. The Rebound Men’s campus can accommodate up to 150 men, and the Dove’s Nest Women’s campus can accommodate up to 90 women and 30 children. The program is free of cost to its residents, and CRM doesn’t rely on government or United Way funding. 

    Charlotte Rescue Mission offers a wide range of volunteer opportunities for individuals as well as groups. They also accept donations, from toiletry items to clothing to classroom supplies, to meet the daily needs of their residents. For details on either of these opportunities to show the love of Christ to their residents, please visit their website.


    Calvary contact: Pastor Sibu Rajappan, 704.341.5336, srajappan@calvarychurch.com

     

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    Child Evangelism Fellowship
    Local Ministry Partner
    Good News Clubs

    Child Evangelism Fellowship
    cefonline.com


    Calvary currently partners with Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF) to lead 10+ after-school Good News Clubs in local public elementary schools. We are always looking for additional volunteers to serve in a variety of roles.

    • If you can commit at least 1.5 hours per week for six weeks during the school year, we need your help as a Bible teacher, assistant, or administrative helper.

    Thank you for making an eternal difference in the lives of children in our community through the good news of the Gospel!


    Contact: Judy Myers, 704/953.7867, judithbmyers@aol.com or Calvary Pastor Sibu Rajappan, 704.341.5336, srajappan@calvarychurch.com

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    Joni and Friends
    Local Ministry Partner

    Joni and Friends
    joniandfriends.org


    Joni and Friends was founded in Charlotte in 1995. They share the Gospel and equip Christ-honoring churches worldwide to evangelize and disciple persons affected by disabilities. Local volunteers provide administrative support in the local Charlotte office and assist at special events and camps.


    Joni and Friends Contact:  Leila Smallwood,  Area Director, 704.841.1177, lsmallwood@joniandfriends.org