National Police Week | May 12–18
Thank you for participating!
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.
Adopt-a-CopSupport 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:
Return prepared cards anytime during the week using the labeled dropboxes at the Welcome Desk.
- 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!
Questions? Contact Desiree Skipper at email@example.com.
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.
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?
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
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 Team – By 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
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.
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
Looking for weekly volunteers
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!
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!
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
3rd Saturdays at 1:00 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, email@example.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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 classes, click here.
Contact: Vince Eaton, 704.341.5322, email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com to sign up for a rehearsal. (Rehearsals typically run 6:30–8 PM on Wednesdays.)
Contact: Christy Driscoll, 704.887.3687, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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, email@example.com.