Opportunities for Service

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February Outreach

  • Serve those in transition through preparing a meal for My Father’s House on February 5. 
  • Join St. James Lutheran in Concord in rising to end hunger on February 2nd  
  • Serve our neighbors everywhere by putting aside $2 a day for world hunger during the month. Bring your money as an offering on Ash Wednesday, March 6th. Remember the 2.5 billion people that live on less than $2 a day. Learn more about the ministry of ELCA World Hunger. 

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Adult Mission Trip

  

The dates for the spring mission trips have been established.  We will be going back to Fayetteville to work on the homes flooded by Matthew and Florence, on March 17 through March 21. 

Please put these dates on your calendar if there is a possibility that you can volunteer. The Lutheran Builders (the name our group goes by) also are going to Lutheridge on April 7 through 9, but they only need a few volunteers, which the Hickory and Lincolnton group will provide.

If you have any questions about the work and the requirements and provisions, you can contact Tom Miller at 704-301-0093, or tc3729m@aol.com 

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Winecoff Faculty and Staff Service Project

Calvary will be participating in a Thank You Service Project for the faculty and staff of Winecoff Elementary School. Our Spring project will be treat bags. We need approximately 450 cookies in order for the staff to have 3 or 4 cookies each.  We also need 5 bags of chocolate (Hershey’s kisses or small candy bars.  The cookies and the chocolate need to be at church by March 13th.   We need a group willing to work on a thank you cards to attach to the bags and folks to sign up to pack the bags on 13th.  A sign-up sheet is on the main bulletin board. 

Social Ministry at Calvary

Habitat for Humanity

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Calvary participates in Habitat building projects and also support Building on Faith an initiative that is supported by local churches.  Check out Habitat Cabarrus for upcoming building projects.

CROP Walk

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Hunger is one of the greatest injustices facing our world today, but it doesn’t have to be… you can feed our neighbors here and around the world!  Join Calvary Lutheran each October for the Cabarrus County CROP Hunger Walk. It is a very fun, family friendly walk to raise funds and awareness. 

Operation Christmas Child

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Operation Christmas Child was another success and a true sign of the loving and giving hearts at Calvary. 65 overflowing boxes were delivered. This picture was placed in each box. The message “We Love You and so does God” Calvary Lutheran Church, Concord NC USA was adhered to the back of each picture.   Through OCC, God is given the opportunity to touch the lives of millions of boys and girls in over 150 countries.

Angel Tree

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Calvary partners with CCM to provide Christmas gifts to families in need in our community.   Angels are adopted, gifts bought and then the families pick up their gifts and a plated meal the week before Christmas.  Thank you for your support of this wonderful Christmas ministry.  See Keith Sutton for more information.

School Partnership

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Calvary's social ministry committee is always looking for ways to help our Calvary family put God's love into action in our community in tangible ways.  During 2019, we will be growing our partnership with Winecoff Elementary School through a project to support the staff, assisting with the most urgent needs for students, and helping to provide lunch buddies and mentors for students.  

If you have an interest in helping to build this partnership, we are beginning to make plans for the year.  We can use volunteers to help in many ways.  Please reach out to Ken Glace tarheelkwg@hotmail.com or Pastor Debbie dfrye@clconcord.org if you have an interest.  Thanks to everyone who delivers backpacks to Winecoff throughout the year, and everyone who brought in school supplies last July for the school.  The school has expressed their gratitude for our efforts.  

CVAN

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CVAN (Cabarrus Victims Assistance Network) provides safety, shelter and support for battered women and their children in Cabarrus County, NC. Since 1982 - building a world where every home is a safe home.  Calvary collects needed items to support the CVAN home.


CVAN runs a CVAN's Cool Used Stuff store at  

543 Concord Parkway N.  (in front of old K-Mart)  Concord, NC 28027

My Father's House

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My Father’s House is a faith-based transitional housing program that provides an interim solution for families who find themselves facing homelessness in Cabarrus and southern Rowan counties. Families can reside in our program for up to six months.  Calvary provides meals for a week four times a year. 

Adult Mission Trips

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 Calvary sends teams of adult volunteers to help in areas devastated by natural disasters and has also worked on housing at Lutheridge, our camp in the NC mountains.  Teams have worked in New Orleans, Louisiana, Eastern and Western North Carolina.  Work includes helping rebuilding homes so they can once again be occupied and upgrading camp cabins.  Contact Tom Miller for more information.

Blood Drives

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Calvary hosts two blood drives a year in partnership with Community Blood Center of the Carolinas.  Give the gift of life!  


Next Blood Drive at Calvary is May 5, 2019


2019 Social Ministry Calendar of Emphases

Each month at Calvary we highlight a certain ministry for emphases.  

Click below to see what is planned for each month of 2019.

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