Servant Sunday

Join Us for Servant Sunday

Here at Calvary, we know that God has blessed His church so that we can bless others. And that’s why we’re inviting you not just to come to church but to BE the church on “Servant Sunday,” which is scheduled for Sunday, October 8. That day, we’ll be cancelling our regular “worship services” so that we can “worship through serving”!

Members of our Sunday School classes will meet briefly at 9 o’clock that morning to pray and cover any class business. Then everyone will meet in the sanctuary at 9:30 for a time of commissioning. But the real worship begins as we fan out across our community to serve others. We’ll spend the day meeting needs, providing encouragement, and making a difference – and we’ll even share lunch along the way! Finally, we’ll gather in the sanctuary at 6 o’clock that night to share testimonies, to see photos, and to thank God for the chance to be involved in the work of His kingdom.

Of course, we’d like everyone to participate! And so, we’re planning a wide variety of projects so that everyone can find something that fits—regardless of their skills, interests, or physical abilities. Check out the list below to see our project teams, along with a brief description of what they’ll be doing.

  • Prayer Team: Support our efforts by praying for our projects, our church, and our world.
  • Handyman/Wood Splitting Team: Provide repairs or firewood for local families in need.
  • Card Ministry Team: Bless members of our church and community by creating cards and writing notes of encouragement.
  • “Senior Sunshine” Team: Prepare wreaths and small baskets of treats and deliver them to residents of local nursing homes.
  • Servant Sewing Team: Create “fidget blankets” or lap quilts for nursing home residents.
  • Blessing Box Team: Meet needs by restocking local blessing boxes with food, clothing, and other supplies.
  • Baker’s Blessing Team: Prepare cupcakes, cookies, and/or other treats and deliver them to residents and staff at Northern Hospital.
  • Rock Outreach Team: Distribute “message rocks” that have been created by Calvary’s kids.
  • Homebound Blessing Team: Share visits with Calvary’s homebound members while delivering lunch.
  • Colonial Care Team: Lead a devotional service at the Colonial Care nursing home and share lunch with residents.
  • “Singing for the Saints” Team: Children (and others who like to “make a joyful noise”) will share songs and visits with residents of a local nursing home.
  • Senior Servant Team: Provide basic home repair and improvement for a local senior in need.
  • The Lunch Bunch: Prepare and deliver the lunch that will be served to all of our Servant Sunday participants.
  • School Serve Team (Surry): Put your gardening and yard work skills to good use by doing a beautification project at North Surry High School.
  • School Serve Team (Mount Airy): Put your painting skills to good use by doing a beautification project at Tharrington Elementary School.
  • “New Life” Knitting Team: Knit caps and blankets for newborns and infants who are being served by The Legacy Center.
  • “Road Redemption” Team: Serve our neighbors and beautify our immediate community by collecting trash along South Franklin Road.
  • “Snacks for Servants” Team: Create snack baskets and deliver them to nurses, first responders, and other community helpers.
  • Yokefellow Painting Team: Support our local food bank by painting a meeting space for Yokefellow Ministries.
  • “Holy Hygiene” Team: Assemble bags of personal care items for distribution through the Salvation Army, Yokefellow, Surry County Jail, and other providers.
  • Photography Team: Help record our Servant Sunday experiences by visiting different project sites and taking photos.

Easter Morning Schedule

Easter Morning at Calvary

Come celebrate the Risen Lord at Calvary on Easter Sunday. Our schedule for the day includes a Sunrise
service at 7:45, Uplift Worship at 8:30, Easter Breakfast from 9:15 to 10:00, Sunday School at 10, and Traditional Worship at 10:55.

Maundy Thursday Worship

Maundy Thursday Worship

Maundy Thursday celebrates the command that Jesus gave his disciples on the night of his death “to love
one another.” (maundatum means command in Latin). We will celebrate this command with a brief Lord’s Supper service in the Chapel at 6:30 pm on Maundy Thursday (April 6).

Church Directory Update

Church Directory Update

We’re in the process of assembling a new church directory—but with modern technology. We’re moving our directory online, where you’ll have the ability to update your information—including your photo—at any time you wish. You’ll be able to view the directory online or using an app on your phone. But if you’re not comfortable with a “high tech” approach…never fear! We’ll be updating information, taking pictures, and printing directories for those who prefer a more traditional approach. More information coming.

“One Calvary” Sunday

“One Calvary” Sunday:

Our pastor and deacons have agreed that one important goal for our church in 2023 is to foster a deeper sense of connection among our members, regardless of which worship gathering they attend. As part of this effort, we’re scheduling four “One Calvary” Sundays this year—days that we’ll eat, study, and worship together as a way of celebrating that we have “one Lord, one faith” and “one Calvary” (see Eph. 4:1-6). Our first “One Calvary” Sunday will take place on February 19. We’ll have a church family breakfast from 8:45 to 9:25, Sunday School from 9:30 to 10:25, and one shared time of worship from 10:30 to 11:30. Please plan to celebrate with us!

January Sock Drive

Help us “save soles” this winter by contributing to our January sock drive! Your donation of new socks will help us serve clients at Surry Medical Ministries, Yokefellow, and other ministry partners. Our drive ends January 29. The biggest need is for men’s and women’s socks as well as socks for older boys and girls.

Christmas Worship

Christmas Celebrations

Calvary’s kids will present “The Power of the King,” 6 o’clock. Please come out and support them, and plan to join us afterward for a reception sponsored by the BYW

Join us in the sanctuary at 5 pm for scripture, carols, candlelight, and a brief message as we celebrate the birth of our Savior on Christmas Eve.

Christmas Day worship on December 25 will be at 10:00 am. No Sunday School that day.

Christmas Cantata

Christmas Cantata

Calvary’s Choir joins with singers from 4 other local churches to present “Come and Behold
Him,” a collection of new songs and traditional favorites that celebrate
God’s plan to draw us to Himself. The music begins at 6:30 in the
evening. Arrive early to get a good seat.

Easter Schedule

Easter Worship

Mark your calendar so that you won’t miss any of this year’s Easter Celebration at Calvary. A Maundy Thursday service will be held on this Thursday, April 14, at 7 pm in the sanctuary. Easter Sunday will feature a Sunrise service at 7 am in the parking lot behind the church office (weather permitting), followed by Uplift at 8:30, a full Easter Breakfast at 9:15, Bible Study at 10, and the Traditional service at 10:55.

Christmas Celebrations

Christmas Celebrations

  • Sunday, December 12th

    • Calvary’s Uplift Praise Band shares the hope, joy, love, and peace of the season with “The Wonder of Advent” during our contemporary worship gathering at 8:30 am.
  • Sunday, December 19th

    • The Sanctuary Choir presents, “One Small Child,” a musical for Christmas during our traditional service at 10:55 am.
    • Calvary’s kids present this year’s Children’s Christmas Pageant, “Good News Ahead,” in the sanctuary at 6:00 pm.
  • Friday, December 24th

    •  Join us in the sanctuary at 5 pm for scripture, carols, candlelight, and a brief message about “Boundless Spirit” as we celebrate the birth of our Savior on Christmas Eve.