<p>Serve at Calvary<br />
It&#39;s easy to make a difference<br />
<em>Click here for current opportunities</em></p>
Serve at Calvary
It's easy to make a difference
Click here for 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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    Samaritan's Feet Outreach
    Missions Conference Week
    Saturday, February 22
    Volunteers needed

    Providing Shoes for Charlotte's Homeless Community
    Saturday, February 22 | 9:00 AM–Noon

    Will you help demonstrate God’s love to our homeless neighbors in Uptown Charlotte?

    As we kick off our Missions Conference Week, Calvary Street Ministry will partner with Samaritan's Feet to distribute new shoes and share the Gospel with the homeless, immediately after serving the regular weekly breakfast on February 22. 

    We need 60 volunteers to help wash their feet, outfit them with new socks and shoes, and share the Gospel. You may also sign up to participate in food preparation (at Calvary). Children under 16 years must be accompanied by an adult.

    Mandatory Training
    Saturday, February 22
    9:00–9:30 AM | Galleria

    Volunteers will carpool from Calvary immediately after the training session to Uptown Charlotte.

    Hal Marshall's Annex
    618 N. College Street
    Charlotte, NC


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

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    Say It in Sign
    Sunday, February 16
    8 week ASL class | 3:00–5:00 PM

    Say It in Sign
    Sunday, February 16 – April 5
    8 weeks, 3:00–5:00 PM | Room 233

    Interested in learning the basics of American Sign Language?

    Join us for this FREE 8–week course on the basics of American Sign Language (ASL)! No experience is necessary, just a willingness to learn and a heart to share the love of Christ with the deaf. The course will help you develop general skills in ASL, provide knowledge of the deaf community, and present opportunities to serve in Calvary's Deaf Ministry. Classes will be taught by a certified ASL interpreter and Calvary member. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Limited space! A Wait List will be offered once we reach capacity.

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


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    Serving Special Needs
    Sunday needs & Short-term missions

    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

    Special Needs Family Retreats
    July 19–23 or August 3–7 & 10–14

    Interested in a short-term missions opportunity this summer? Serve as a loving volunteer at one of the Joni and Friends Family Retreats at Fort Bluff Conference Center in TN July 19–23 or at Bonclarken Conference Center in Flat Rock, NC on August 3–7 and 10–14. Volunteers will offer assistance to special needs families so they can relax, get refreshed, and participate in activities care-free.

    Find out more details how you can encourage and help care for these families with disabilities. Training is provided.

    Contact: Pastor Jim Cashwell, jcashwell@calvarychurch.com

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    Children's Ministry Volunteers
    Sunday AM & PM and Wednesday PM
    KidZone, Preschool, Nursery, Awana, & Special Needs openings

    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. 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!

    Immediate need: Volunteers to serve one hour in KidZone Sunday mornings, twice a month. Contact: Elise Swepston, eswepston@calvarychurch.com, 704.887.3693

    Volunteers are also needed in the Nursery, Preschool, and Special Needs. Serve on Sunday mornings or evenings or Wednesday evenings with Awana and Bible clubs! Click here to learn more about these specific opportunities and plan to attend one of our training sessions.

    Ready to volunteer? Please register below. Have questions? Contact: Jane Jewell, 704-341-5399, jjewell@calvarychurch.comSu Trull, Director of Children’s Ministries, 704.341.5458, strull@calvarychurch.com or Susan Grigg, 704.341.5356, sgrigg@calvarychurch.com

    Awana & Bible Clubs Volunteers — Wednesday Nights 

    We need at least 100 adults age 18+ to serve in a variety of roles this fall! Our clubs start up again on January 8. Come join our Bible Club team!


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


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    Hearts & Hammers
    Next Training & Serving
    Saturday, March 21 at 8:45 AM

    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. 

    Ready to join us? The next training session is scheduled at 8:45–9:30 AM on March 21 in Room 226. 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:
    March 21
    April 18
    May 9


    Questions about Hearts and Hammers? Contact: Bob Gowdy, 704.607.9377, rgowdy49@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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    Coach with CHAMP Sports
    Coaches Meeting
    Tuesday, February 18 | 6 PM

    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!

    Coaches Meeting
    Tuesday, February 18
    6:00 PM | Crown Room

    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 & assistants needed

    Interested in teaching or assisting our international ESL students? Our ESL classes meet on Mondays and Thursdays, 9:00 AM–Noon.

    We have an ongoing need for additional volunteers to help provide a welcoming and high-quality program to international students of all backgrounds who are interested in building their English skills. We invite you to join our ESL team! Volunteers should be Calvary members and commit to serving through the May 2020 semester.

    For more information about Calvary's ESL classesclick here

    Questions? Interested in signing up to volunteer? Contact: Vince Eaton, 704.341.5322, veaton@calvarychurch.com

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    3rd Saturdays at 1 PM

    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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    Jail Ministry
    Male Bible teachers needed

    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? We have a current need for men to teach and ongoing opportunities 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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    Street Ministry
    Serving breakfast uptown on Saturdays AM (see current needs)

    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! 

    Current needs:

    • Collect bread donated by Panera after 9:00 PM on Fridays. Drop off the bread at Calvary that evening or by 5:30 AM on Saturdays each week.
    • We need 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: Pastor Sibu Rajappan, 704.341.5336, srajappan@calvarychurch.com or Pete Mayo, 704.778.1346, pete.mayo@yahoo.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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    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