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Serve at Calvary
It's easy to make a difference!
Click to learn more

Serve at Calvary

As authentic followers of Christ, we want to be active in our faith and serve Christ by serving others.

It’s easy to get involved! Below is a list of some current and ongoing ministry needs, or check out our Local Ministry Partners for opportunities to serve in our community.

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    National Police Week | May 12–18
    Thank you for participating!

    Support and encourage our local officers!
    5/15 Update: Thank you for your generous support and encouragement as we were able to reach all officers on CMPD Metro, Steele Creek and Calvary Security! Please drop off any remaining cards ASAP in the collection boxes or contact Desiree as needed.
    May 12–18 is National Police Week, and we want to show our support and demonstrate the love of Christ to our local law enforcement during this week of recognition.
    We have the opportunity to encourage the officers in our Charlotte Metro and Steele Creek divisions, in addition to all officers serving at Calvary
    Our "Adopt-a-Cop" program invites you to prepare a personalized note and a small gift card for a specific officer. Here's how it works:
    • Sign up to receive your officer's name by contacting Desiree via email or sign up at the Galleria table on Sunday.
    • Prepare a personalized note for your assigned officer with a small gift card enclosed, letting the officer know that you are praying for him/her!
    • Drop off the card at Calvary by Wednesday, May 15.
    • Cards will be distributed to the officers during National Police Week.
    • Continue praying for our officers throughout the year!
    Return prepared cards anytime during the week using the labeled dropboxes at the Welcome Desk. 

    Questions? Contact Desiree Skipper at desiree.skipper@yahoo.com.

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    Calvary Cricket Tournament
    Saturdays, June 8 – August 10
    Orientations on May 22 or June 5

    Calvary Cricket Tournament
    Saturdays, June 8 – August 10

    8:30 AM–5:30 PM, Rea Road Field

    Join us for a community Cricket Tournament on Saturdays this summer! The game of cricket is played in over 100 countries throughout the world. In addition to hosting 10+ community teams, at least two Calvary teams will be participating!

    Come watch! All enthusiastic spectators are welcome, and bring friends!
    Want to volunteer? We need volunteers to help with field prep before games, man the water tables, and provide hospitality at the tournaments.
    Want to play? We are still able to accommodate those interested in playing. New to the sport? Don't worry, we'll teach you what you need to know.

    There is no cost to attend or participate. Calvary participants (players or volunteers) are required to attend one orientation meeting (options below).

    Player practices will be held May 25–June 1. Tournament games will be played on Saturdays, June 8–August 10, at 8:30 AM–5:30 PM. All games will be played on the Rea Road field. We will have an end-of-season celebration on Saturday, August 17 at 6:00 PM.

    Orientation Meetings
    Wednesday, May 22  |  6:30–7:30 PM, Room 232 or
    Wednesday, June 5 | 6:30–7:30 PM, Room 232

    All Calvary participants must attend one orientation meeting. 

    Ready to sign up? Have questions?

    Contact our tournament organizers: Manoj Kothuri, 704.918.2846, mkothuri@yahoo.com & Pastor Sibu Rajappan, srajappan@calvarychurch.com

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    Hearts & Hammers
    Saturday, June 15

    Men, we need you! Hearts & Hammers teams serve one Saturday each month tackling household repairs, maintenance, and yard work for Calvary members who need a helping hand on an ongoing basis.

    We are currently recruiting additional team members! Get started at our next training meeting on Saturday, May 11 at 8:45–9:30 AM in Room 226


    Serving Saturdays:
    June 15

    Questions about Hearts and Hammers? Contact: Bob Gowdy, 704.607.9377, rgowdy49@gmail.com

    Contact: Pastor Rob Reece, 704.887.3696, rreece@calvarychurch.com or Jennifer Sharpless, 704.341.5417, jsharpless@calvarychurch.com

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    VBS Volunteers
    June 24–28 | 6:30–8:30 PM
    Includes details & training dates

    Camp Frenzy: It's VBS, Family-Style!
    Volunteer to serve

    June 24–28 | 6:30–8:30 PM

    This year, it’s VBS family-style! We’re inviting families to enjoy a fun-filled week of Vacation Bible School together as we slow down from the frenzied pace of life to spend time with each other in the Word of God.

    Our volunteers help make VBS an overwhelming success every year. This year, volunteers will serve in recreation, music, snacks and tech teams within our new family VBS format. Specific roles include:

    • "Family Cabin” Counselors and “Family Cabin” Co-Counselors – Welcome a group of 15-20 people (multiple families) into your “Family Cabin." Facilitate the intro and/or wrap-up activities or questions that will be given to you and explained at training for our Bible Lessons each night.
    • Snack Team – Help make and hand out snacks
    • Rec Team – Help set-up and lead the family activities each night
    • Worship Team – Help lead our worship and music. (Requires multiple practices before the week of VBS)
    • Tech Team – Help with sound, lights, filming, and production
    • Set-Up and Breakdown Team – Help get everything ready before families arrive and at the conclusion each night
    • Leadership TeamBy invitation: If interested in helping with organizational leadership or teaching, please contact Su Trull directly before registering.

    Training dates: Choose one date to attend!

    • Wednesday, May 22 |  6:30–8:30 PM, Crown Room
    • Wednesday, May 29  |  9:30–11:30 AM, Banquet Room
    • Sunday, June 9  |  12:30–2:30 PM, with pizza lunch
    • Wednesday, June 19  |  6:30–8:30 PM, Crown Room


    For more information, please contact Jennifer Groseclose, 704.341.5349, jgroseclose@calvarychurch.com or Su Trull, strull@calvarychurch.com.

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    Street Ministry
    Drivers with SUV/Pickup Trucks with towing capacity needed

    Street Ministry volunteers serve breakfast to hundreds of homeless neighbors every Saturday in uptown Charlotte. Participate in food preparation, or help deliver and serve the meal. New volunteers are always welcome — sign up as individuals or groups for specific dates. 

    Current need:
    Volunteers with SUVs or pick-up trucks with towing capacity

    We need multiple drivers with appropriate vehicles to tow Calvary's food trailer to Uptown Charlotte and back on Saturday mornings on a rotating schedule, at least once a month. Contact: Pete Delahunt, 312.375.4806

    Contact: Pastor Sibu Rajappan, 704.341.5336, srajappan@calvarychurch.com or Pete Delahunt, 312.375.4806, pdelahunt25@gmail.com

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    Office Administration
    Looking for weekly volunteers

    Office Administration
    Do you have 3-4 hours on Monday mornings to assist with administrative ministry support beginning June 3? We'd love your help. Candidates are asked to be Calvary members. Some computer experience preferred, but training provided!

    Contact: Debbie Bordwine, 704.341.5328, dbordwine@calvarychurch.com, or Erika Morton, 704.341.5331, emorton@calvarychurch.com

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    Career Ministry
    Be a Career Ministry Coach!

    Recent Gallup and Barna Group polls indicate that many people in the workforce are either looking for work or feel their career isn't their true calling.

    Calvary's Career Ministry assists in helping our community discover their calling by providing Scripture–based programs, support groups, and instruction.

    We are seeking Calvary members to serve as Career Coaches. Experience in hiring or managing is preferred, but not required. If you have a heart for helping others and a listening ear, please prayerfully consider this ministry!

    Contact: Jennifer Sharpless, 704.341.5417, jsharpless@calvarychurch or Pastor Rob Reece, 704.887.3696, rreece@calvarychurch.com

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    Community Impact

    Our Community Impact ministry coordinates important local, regional, and national issues and events, including voter registration, Life Chain in October,  Sanctity of Life Sunday in January, and March for Life in Washington D.C. on January 24, 2020. 

    Contact: Debbie Ware, 704.650.6095, deborahhware@yahoo.com

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    3rd Saturdays at 1:00 PM
    Conversational Evangelism

    GO2Proclaim Conversational Evangelism
    3rd Saturdays at 1:00 PM

    Interested in fulfilling the Great Commission? Learn how to engage people in Gospel conversations with grace and love. Join our GO2Proclaim team on the third Saturday of each month for training at the Calvary Café at 1:00–1:30 PM. Then we'll head out to nearby walking trails and parks for conversational evangelism. 

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


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    Coaching with CHAMP Sports
    No experience req, training provided

    Interested in being a CHAMP coach? We offer leagues for soccer (ages 3–18), flag football (6–17), T-ball (5-6), baseball (7–8), and basketball (ages 5–18). Just two to three hours a week can make a huge impact in the lives of kids! No prior coaching experience is necessary and training is provided!

    Visit the CHAMP website at www.champsportsinfo.com for full details. 

    Contact: Kelly Lamb, 704.887.3689, klamb@calvarychurch.com

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    ESL Volunteers
    Teachers, coordinators & assistants

    Interested in teaching or assisting with our international ESL students? Our program meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:00 AM–Noon. Our fall semester is fully staffed with volunteers, but contact us if you are interested in serving in the spring!

    We are always looking for additional volunteers to serve as coordinators, teachers, assistants, and more. We invite you to join our ESL team!

    For more information about Calvary's ESL classesclick here

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

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    Martha Ministry

    Our Martha Ministry team supports the Calvary family by providing a meal at the church before or after the funeral of immediate family members. Volunteers are assigned to rotating teams and might serve 3-4x per year by preparing a covered dish and delivering it ready to serve.

    Contact: Dalene Ingle at 704.573.0491 or digiolde@carolina.rr.com

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    Prison Ministry
    Reaching out to area prison inmates

    Our Prison Ministry presents opportunities to witness, counsel, and pray with inmates at the local Kirkland SC correctional facility.

    An orientation and a background check are required to serve. The typical time commitment is about six hours, including travel time and 2-3 hours of ministry.

    Interested in learning more? Contact Pastor Sibu Rajappan for more information about regular visitation opportunities and upcoming scheduled events.

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

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    Senior Adults Telecare

    Be an encouragement to our senior adults by making regular phone calls through our Senior Telecare ministry. Callers share Scripture and pray with people over the phone. A great opportunity for those with a flexible schedule!

    Contact: Pastor Jim Pile, 704.341.5359, jpile@calvarychurch.com

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    Special Needs Opportunities

    Will you help our Special Needs Ministry by serving as a Teacher, Assistant Teacher, Friends/Buddy, or Parent Partner on Sunday mornings? We also have opportunities for volunteers to serve at our events throughout the year. Thank you!

    Contact: Rebekah Sanders, 704.341.5413, rsanders@calvarychurch.com

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    Stuffing Team

    Our Stuffing Team faithfully assembles our Looking Up newsletter for Sunday morning worship from 8:00-9:45 AM on Saturday mornings. Serve as needed or volunteer as backup for the busy holiday seasons.

    Contact: Wanda Moen, wsmoen@gmail.com


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    Choir, Orchestra, Band & Tech

    Our Calvary Choir, Orchestra, Band and Tech Team are made up of Calvary members of all ages who serve on Sundays in our worship service. We prepare each week during "Wednesday Worship" where we not only rehearse, but also grow together through prayer and rich community.

    We invite everyone who might be interested in any capacity to attend rehearsal and explore serving in worship. Extensive musical experience is not required and training is provided for all tech team roles. The most important qualification is having a heart for Christ-centered, God-glorifying worship!

    Click here to learn more about Worship Ministries or email Christy Driscoll at cdriscoll@calvarychurch.com to sign up for a rehearsal. (Rehearsals typically run 6:30–8 PM on Wednesdays.)

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


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    Volunteer in Children's Ministry
    Current needs in Preschool Sunday AM, Awana, PM Nursery

    Volunteering with Children's Ministry: How can you serve?

    Hundreds of parents, grandparents, young adults, and individuals with varied gifts and talents serve with our Children's Ministry teams. Are you gifted in teaching, story-telling, crafts, music, tech, or behind the scenes work? Do you have a passion for sharing Christ's love and the life-changing message of the Gospel with children? If so, please consider serving with us!

    Serve on Sunday mornings or evenings or Wednesday evenings with Awana and Bible clubs! See more details below:

    Volunteer on Sunday Mornings or Evenings

    Help children feel welcome and loved each Sunday at Calvary as we teach the Word of God. Serve on Sunday mornings as teachers, assistants, leaders, volunteer helper or welcome partners. Click here to learn more about these specific opportunities.

    Update: Our immediate needs include:

    • Preschool teachers & assistants during 9:45 & 11:15 AM hours
    • Sunday evening nursery volunteers

    Note: Volunteers must have attended Calvary for at least six months, and all teachers must be Calvary members. Background checks are required. 

    Ready to volunteer? Have questions?
    Contact: Su Trull, Director of Children’s Ministries, 704.341.5458, strull@calvarychurch.com or Susan Grigg, 704.341.5356, sgrigg@calvarychurch.com

    Volunteer on Wednesday Nights for Awana & Bible Clubs

    We need at least 100 adults age 18+ to serve in a variety of roles! When you register as a volunteer, you'll choose a club and select a training session to attend. Come join our team!

    Registration coming soon!

    Contact: Jennifer Groseclose, 704.341.5349, jgroseclose@calvarychurch.com.