As part of Calvary Lutheran’s community outreach, the Social Ministry Committee is exploring the possibility of providing volunteer mentors for Winecoff Elementary School students. This is a need which the school administration and faculty have identified as significant.
The school staff has indicated that they can be flexible in terms of the amount of time availability of mentors, with options to mentor weekly, every other week, or monthly. Also, school staff will provide training prior to beginning the mentoring program.
Should you feel that you have the availability, interest, and desire to participate in this important service, please contact Mickey Norris, either by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at 704-778-8273 (mobile.) Depending on interest/response, the program could possibly begin within the next few weeks, with a goal of growing participation with the start of the next school year. Please know as well that Winecoff staff are excited at the prospect of Calvary church members providing this service for the benefit of their students.
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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