Our team will travel to Fayetteville on Sunday, October 7, and stay in the Methodist youth center. We will work Monday through Thursday, through the Methodist Disaster recovery, repairing homes that were damaged by Hurricane Matthew in 2016. The youth center facilities are very comfortable with mattresses on bunk beds, several showers, and a kitchen. We jointly buy food for our breakfast and lunch, and we eat dinner out. We will coordinate rides as needed. Please sign the sign up sheet posted on the bulletin board if there is a possibility you can go. If you can't work all 4 days, we can work that out. Contact Tom Miller 704-301-0093, or email@example.com if you have questions or concerns.
During August, Calvary is highlighting the ministries of our Lutheran camps and retreat centers as an additional giving opportunity. If you haven't before, take a look at the work of Lutheridge / Lutherock and Camp Agape/ Kure Beach by connecting here. Each year, these camps and retreat centers are providing invaluable opportunities for faith growth to children, youth, and adults. In addition, experiences at camp and retreats draws people of faith together in Christ and sends people out refreshed and inspired for daily discipleship. Many pastors and church leaders decide to seek an occupation in the church because of experiences at camp or serving as camp counselors. Please consider partnering with our camps today. They need our ongoing support. You can give through Calvary and note on the memo line that it is for Lutheran camps.
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, but it doesn’t have to be this way. Ending hunger is possible, and it is possible in our lifetime. You can help make it happen. CROP Hunger Walks are community-wide events sponsored by Church World Service and organized by local congregations or groups to raise funds to end hunger at home and around the world. Calvary participates each year through sponsorships and walkers.
The CROP Walk will be on October 14 this year. More information will be coming.
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.
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 CBC Blood Drive at Calvary is September 30