God's hands and feet...that's us. That's you!
Here are a few ways Calvary Church is making an Irreplaceable Impact, showing God's love to hurting people in our own backyard.
Want to learn more about making a difference in the community?
Free Car Oil Changes
Calvary provides free oil changes to single moms and low-income families in the spring and fall. Volunteers serve by changing oil, chatting with or praying with moms and kids.
Scheduled for Spring and Fall 2019.
Warming Center Volunteers
Calvary's St. Charles Campus serves as a local Homeless Warming Center. Calvary's participation is activated during specific time periods when overnight temperatures are predicted to be 20 degrees or lower. A variety of serving opportunities include a check-in team, overnight watch team, breakfast team, laundry team, cleanup team and more. Training is provided.
Community Care Team
Through a variety of ministries and programs, Calvary Church is making a difference in the lives of the people in our own community. For example, Neighbor Helping Neighbor Coalition provides comprehensive care. It's not helpful to put band-aids on people with broken arms. Supplying funds to pay an electric bill is not the same as helping the family learn why they can't pay their electric bill.
If you'd like to make a difference, help change the trajectory of a family living from crisis to crisis, consider becoming a Community Ministry Care Coordinator.
All three of Calvary's campuses work with at least one school. Volunteers support the faculty, staff, and students in a variety of ways. For example, a volunteer team might serve dinner to teachers on Parent/Teacher Conference day, another group helps copy, fold, staple, cut materials for teachers. It's so fun seeing the looks on the faces of the teachers! Join the team!
Open your arms and home to a child going through troubled times. Learn how you can reach out with God's love and compassion to embrace those who need temporary help from our community.
Weekend Hunger Project
Students in local schools who receive free lunches often go hungry on the weekends. Each Friday afternoon during the school year, students go home with a backpack filled with nutritious food for the weekend. An easy way to get involved is to stop by The Big Desk at your campus and ask what needs Weekend Hunger has each week. Purchase those food items and bring them back the next week! A regular rotation of people providing food items means no hungry kids on the weekend!
HammerHeads is a home repair ministry to low-income single moms and widows who are unable to do their own repairs or do not have the financial resources to pay for home repairs. Sharing your skills brings the love of Christ to these in-need families. Got skills? Help us out!
Open Arms Ministry
Open Arms provides support, education, and encouragement to couples considering adoption or foster care. This ministry has helped dozens and dozens of families from Calvary and our community learn, be encouraged and supported throughout the process.
Habitat for Humanity
Calvary Church is making a difference in the lives of the people in our own community, providing low-income families with affordable housing. Volunteers will be helping a family sponsored by Habitat to build their new home. Watch for information about serving opportunities.
Calvary's Moving Ministry team serves in our community helping the homeless.
The Mid Rivers Campus collects food and essentials throughout the week. The Food Pantry is open on Wednesdays for members of the community to pick up items during times of crisis and need.
The Christmas Store
Help kids in our community have a joy-filled Christmas by participating in this ministry that focuses on giving parents the dignity to purchase gifts for their children at greatly reduced prices.
Help people in our community to understand where there money is going and ways to manage it better. People are referred to this team from our Community Care Ministry after they have worked with them for some time.