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Serve at Calvary
You can make a difference
See current opportunities

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 current and ongoing ministry needs and outreach opportunities. You can also check out our Local Ministry Partners for additional opportunities to serve.

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    Operation Christmas Child
    Pick up a shoebox in the Galleria
    Or build a box online!

    Good News. Great Joy! A small shoebox can teach a child about the love of God, lead him or her to faith in Christ, inspire pastors, and plant new churches. What goes into the box is fun, but what comes out is eternal. You can shine the light of the Gospel around the world through the power of a simple gift!

    Operation Christmas Child delivers gifts to children across the globe — reaching those suffering from natural disaster, disease, war, terrorism, poverty, and famine. Each box contains gifts, toys, and hygiene items, plus a Gospel storybook in the child's own language.

    Shoeboxes will be available at tables in the Galleria beginning Sunday, October 18. Please be careful to use social distancing. Do not take more boxes than you will use, and do not return unused boxes. Thank you!

    • How to Pack a Shoebox 
      Get updated tips on what to pack (and what NOT to pack) in your shoebox. Drop off filled and labeled boxes on the racks in the Galleria.
      TRADITIONAL BOX INSTRUCTIONS
    • NEW! Pack a Shoebox ONLINE
      For $25 you can pack and send a shoebox customized for a boy or girl with toys and gifts you select. Check it out!

      BUILD A SHOEBOX ONLINE


    Calvary is a Community Drop-off Center

    During National Collection Week (Nov 16–23), Calvary will serve as a shoebox drop-off location for our community!

    Drop-Off Hours
    Mon–Fri:  11:00 AM–3:00 PM
    Sat & Sun:  2:00–4:00 PM

    What to Expect — When you arrive at Calvary, follow the signs for curbside drop off at the Rea Road portico. A volunteer wearing a mask will greet you and direct you to an outside area where they will retrieve your shoeboxes. Volunteers will also present you with a touchless way to leave your contact information and the number of shoeboxes that you are dropping off.


    Calvary Night at the OCC Distribution Center
    Tuesday, December 1, 5:45–10:00 PM

    "Calvary Night" at the OCC Distribution Center is an annual serving opportunity for adults and teens age 13+. Find out more about the modifications Samaritan's Purse is making this year to keep volunteers safe. Volunteer registration will open soon. LEARN MORE


    Did you know that Samaritan's Purse partnered with Calvary to fill and deliver the very first shoeboxes to children in Bosnia in 1993? What a privilege to see how the Lord has grown the ministry and used it to share the Gospel with millions of children!  Read the full article on the Samaritan’s Purse website


    Contact: Sharyn Thackston, 704.577.6487, sthackston@carolina.rr.com & Vince Eaton, 704.341.5322, veaton@calvarychurch.com 

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    Food Pantry Donations
    Drop-off on MWF, 9:00 AM–Noon
    Thank you for your support!

    The Calvary Food Pantry provides for families in need at Calvary and throughout our community.

    Currently, we are supporting over 150 families with children in local elementary schools where we host Good News Bible Clubs during the school year. These families rely on the meals provided for their children at school, which are unavailable when schools are closed and during the summer months.

    We need your help to support these families through the Calvary Food Pantry.

    NEEDED ITEMS LIST

    You may drop off donations at the Calvary Galleria on the carts outside under the awnings on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays between 9:00 AM and noon. Or drop off at the pantry cupboard in the Galleria on Sunday mornings.

    Thank you for your continued generosity and support!


    Contacts: Crystal Crawford, sccrawfords@yahoo.com & Pastor Sibu Rajappan, 704.907.7497, srajappan@calvarychurch.com

     

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    Children's Ministry Volunteers
    Preschool, Nursery, The Zone,
    Welcome Desk, & Special Needs

    We are SO EXCITED to offer limited ministry activities for children on campus! We would love to have you partner with us to share God’s love with the next generation. 

    There are volunteer opportunities to serve in Nursery, Preschool, The Zone (kids 1st–5th grades), Special Needs, and at the Family Welcome Desk. To join our team, a current background check is required.


    Contact: Su Trull, Director of Children’s Ministries, 704.341.5458, strull@calvarychurch.com

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    Charlotte Rescue Mission
    Be a small group Bible study leader!

    Charlotte Rescue Mission
    charlotterescuemission.org

    Do you have a desire to lead a small group Bible study for those seeking deliverance from substance abuse? Calvary is offering Bible studies at Charlotte Rescue Mission. We need leaders to help facilitate once a month. Social distancing and masks are mandatory to serve in this ministry. 

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


    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 or contact Pastor Sibu Rajappan.


     

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    Coach with CHAMP Sports
    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 three hours a week can make a huge impact on the lives of our CHAMP kids and families! 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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    Good News Clubs
    Bible teachers needed at area schools

    Calvary currently partners with Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF) to lead 10 Good News Clubs in five public elementary schools.

    If you can commit three hours per week for eight weeks during the school year, we need your help as a Bible teacher, assistant, or administrative helper. Training is provided.

    We hope to start five new after-school clubs, so we'll need 25 additional volunteers. Join us to share the Gospel with kids in our community!


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

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    Hearts & Hammers
    Serve one Saturday a month
    Postponed until further notice

    The men on Hearts & Hammers teams serve one Saturday morning each month tackling general household repairs and home maintenance for Calvary members who need a helping hand on an ongoing basis. 

    Important: Please read our update regarding current services and activities.

    Ready to join us? Training sessions are scheduled at 8:45–9:30 AM in Room 226 on select Saturdays. To allow for preparation and any real-time updates, online registration is required at least two days prior to the training date.


    Upcoming Serving Saturdays:
    Thank you for your interest! Future dates will be listed when available.

    Questions about Hearts and Hammers? Contact: Gary Keller, 803.487.0062, garyin0830@gmail.com


    Contact: Pastor Nathaniel Pearce, 704.341.5424, npearce@calvarychurch.com or Debbie Bordwine, 704.341.5328, dbordwine@calvarychurch.com

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    Jail Ministry
    Postponed until further notice

    Did you know we have the opportunity to lead Bible study with inmates at Mecklenburg Jail Central at least once a month for men and weekly for women? 

    Do you have a heart to share the Gospel? Interested in learning more? Contact: Judy McElhaney, judyb.mcelhaney@gmail.com


    Contact: Pastor Sibu Rajappan, 704.341.5336, srajappan@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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    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 Serving
    Sunday mornings

    Special Needs Ministry
    Sundays mornings

    Calvary has been blessed to receive several new families and students into our ministry. Will you help our Special Needs Ministry by serving as a Teacher, Assistant Teacher, Friends/Buddy, or Parent Partner on Sunday mornings?

    • Our current need is for four new volunteers to serve in our Preschool–1st grade class: two on the 1st & 3rd Sundays and two on the 2nd & 4th Sundays. A background check is required. 

    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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    Street Ministry
    Serving breakfast uptown on Saturdays AM 


    Calvary Street Ministry volunteers serve breakfast to hundreds of homeless neighbors every Saturday in uptown Charlotte at Hal Marshall Annex, 618 N. College Street. Participate in food preparation at Calvary, or help deliver and serve the meal. New volunteers are always welcome! 


    Contact: Pastor Sibu Rajappan, 704.341.5336, srajappan@calvarychurch.com or Pete Mayo, 704.778.1346, pete.mayo@yahoo.com 

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    Worship Ministries
    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