Calvary is committed to serving regional urban centers.
We have formed valuable partnerships with many different churches and organizations in the North Philadelphia area and are excited about the relationships we've built.
One of the exciting things about this priority is that it extends way beyond what we normally think of as “mission” work. Our goal for reaching the communities in North Philly is to build lasting relationships with the people in local churches, neighborhoods, and businesses. We don’t want to give the impression that we’re simply coming in to “fix” things and then leave. While that approach is not bad in and of itself, our desire is to see lasting relationships built.
Oxford Circle Cares, Clean-up, and Cookout
Saturday, September 9, 9:00am-1:00pm
Oxford Circle Mennonite Church is partnering with Carnell Elementary School to help get the school ready for over 1,000 kids in the city. Projects include: Painting, fence weaving, mural touch-up, landscaping, and general clean-up. Volunteers will oversee and complete projects. The work day will end with a cookout. Sign up to volunteer at oxfordcirclecares.eventbrite.com.
Oxford Circle Playground Collection
In addition to clean-up day, we will be partnering with Oxford Circle to help supply playground equipment as well as school supplies for the teachers’ classrooms. If you would like to contribute, drop cash or check in the offering with urban indicated or take your contributions to the Info HUB Sunday morning. You can also donate online by designating your gift as urban at calvary- church.com/give.
Christmas Toy Store
Coming in November 2017
Worthwhile Wear, a nonprofit working to end modern-day slavery, started with one person, Dan Emr, responding to a message he heard at Calvary Church. Initial work in 2012 focused on helping women and girls in India make a living wage to prevent exploitation. Worthwhile Wear now operates two upscale thrift stores in Pipersville and Fountainville that provide volunteer opportunities and income to fund the programs of The Well, a safe house and restorative services for women impacted by human trafficking. Inside the Pipersville Worthwhile Thrift store is the Freedom Boutique, where products made by survivors of human trafficking are available for purchase.
The Well is Worthwhile Wear's local initiative to provide safe housing, individual and group counseling, life skills, and vocational training for women recovered from sex trafficking. The Well receives referrals from areas near Bucks and Montgomery counties, as well as across the United States. Currently, the barn on the property is being renovated as an education and counseling center, freeing up rooms inside The Well to care for more women.
Worthwhile Wear's Run for Freedom 5K
- Saturday, September 30
- Certified and chipped 5K run/walk.
- Course begins and ends at Calvary Church.
- Families and pets welcomed!
- Register now!
Interested in being a sponsor? Email Kelley.
Interested in volunteering? Email LuAnn.
Save the Date
A Worthwhile Evening Annual Fundraiser
Saturday, November 11
Keenan Mercedes in Doylestown
Interested in being a sponsor? Contact Kelley.
Interested in volunteering? Contact LuAnn.
Event Volunteers: This is a great way to try out volunteering! Consider helping out at the Saturday, September 30 5K Run for Freedom: set up/tear down team, registration, course marshals, water stations.
Saturday, November 11 annual fundraiser, "A Worthwhile Evening" being held at Keenan Honda in Doylestown. This year's teams of volunteers will include: day of set up, tear down, decorations, wait staff, etc.
Thrift Store Volunteers: Whether you like a regular schedule or being on call, consider helping out at the store with customers, restocking items, volunteering at special events, etc.
Our thrift stores help to provide sustainability for the programs offered by Worthwhile Wear. In addition, the Freedom Boutique which is located inside Pipersville Thrift offers products made by those impacted by human trafficking.
Work Teams: Got a group looking for a project? We can help! Let us know how many are in your group and when you'd like to volunteer.
For more information about any volunteer opportunities, please email LuAnn.