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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 email@example.com or Pastor Debbie firstname.lastname@example.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 (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 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.
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.
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
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