Whoever loves a brother or sister lives in the light
1 John 2:9
Feel free to explore some of these opportunities to serve.
WELCOME, West End Luncheon at Calvary On Monday for Everyone, provides a nutritious hot meal to 70-90 homeless or housed-poor individuals each Monday, 52 weeks a year. Volunteers prepare and serve the meal, typically providing more than 3500 meals a year.
The program is subsidized through CADCOM, an agency in Montgomery County that provides free food to soup kitchens, and funds from various sources including donations from Calvary members. Monetary donations enable us to purchase fresh produce, paper products, and condiments.
A typical schedule on Monday is 9 to 11:30 AM, setting up and preparing lunch, 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM, serving lunch, and 12:30 PM to approximately 2 PM, cleaning up. Monday is a busy, sometimes hectic, time in the kitchen and Fellowship Hall of Calvary.
WELCOME volunteers enjoy the fellowship and friendships that have developed through working together.
Calvary Baptist Children’s Learning Center cares for and teaches infants through kindergartners from Monday through Friday. The large number of children who come from homes where Spanish is the primary language is reflected in our multicultural staff.
An annual Yard Sale co-sponsored with the CBCLC in the fall brings together the community and the church family for fun, and benefits the CBCLC.
Our English as a Second Language Classes each Tuesday evening from 7:00 to 8:30 PM help individuals in our neighborhood who are not native English speakers learn the basics of the English language. The class represents folks from Spanish-speaking countries, as well as other countries.
ABWM of Calvary
American Baptist Women’s Ministries lends support to projects through monetary gifts and other items such as clothing and personal hygiene products as needed. ABW also sends checks to missionaries for their birthdays and at Christmas. The group meets regularly for fellowship and to work on projects.
Under the direction of the Discipleship Team, cards are sent weekly to the shut-in listed in the weekly bulletin. Members and friends of Calvary are also remembered with cards for their birthdays and when someone is ill or has had a relative or close friend pass away.
A group of knitters and crocheters enjoy gathering to work on specific projects using their needlework talents. Past projects include producing hats for the 72 children in our Learning Center and knitting 60 sweaters for World Vision’s Knit for Kids project, which sends sweaters all over the USA and the world to help keep children warm. The group also knits pairs of slipper socks for distribution to Veterans Hospitals around the country.