CALVARY MISSIONS EXISTS TO STRATEGICALLY DEPLOY PEOPLE AND RESOURCES REGIONALLY TO CONTINUE WHAT JESUS STARTED AND HELP THEM GROW TO BE LIKE HIM.
Calvary is committed to serving urban centers in our region by forming valuable partnerships with many churches and organizations in the North Philadelphia area. We are excited about the relationships we've built because it extends beyond what we normally think of as “mission” work. Rather than being a group that comes in to fix things and leave, our goal is to build lasting relationships with the people in local churches, neighborhoods, and businesses. It’s the ongoing relationships that bring us the most joy!
Timoteo is a sports ministry in the North Philadelphia area that seeks to model Jesus in every neighborhood they are connected to by creating a culture of non-violence brother and sisterhood, teaching Scripture, modeling prayer, seeking justice through empowerment, creating jobs and opportunities for academic excellence, and encouraging others to serve in their communities. Flag football and basketball allow Timoteo to engage young people in sport while also encouraging leadership development, responsibility, teamwork, communication, healthy living, and community nurturing.
Worthwhile Wear, a nonprofit working to end modern-day slavery, started when Dan Emr responded 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 Plumsteadville that provide volunteer opportunities and income to fund the programs of The Well, a safe house and restorative services program for women impacted by human trafficking.
GET INVOLVED WITH REGIONAL PARTNERSHIPS!
The Timoteo basketball league starts up in the fall. Check out their website for more info on supporting this program as well.
A WORTHWHILE EVENING
On Thursday, November 14, join us for “A Worthwhile Evening.” Enjoy dinner, a silent auction, and hear the powerful story of a trafficking survivor and learn what’s new at Worthwhile Wear! For tickets and sponsorship information, click the button below. Ticket sales close on October 24.
THRIFT STORE DRIVE - SEPTEMBER 21
9-11am, Door 2 under the carport at our Souderton Campus
The kids are back in school and now's a great time to go through your closets and basement to see what items are ready to move into a new season of usefulness for someone else! This September, we're partnering with Oxford Circle Christian Community Development Association in Northern Philadelphia to do a housewares and clothing drive to help stock the thrift store that they operate which supports jobs and education for immigrants in their community.
A list of items that are not accepted:
A list of items that can be accepted:
*Linens/bed sheets/towels, etc.
*School supplies/books, CDs, DVDs, & other media items
*Women’s, men’s, & kids’ clothing *especially winter items
*Shoes, bags/purses, & other accessories (jewelries, watches, etc.)
Bring your items to Door 2 under the carport and they will be loaded onto the OCCCD truck. Thanks for taking time to help us continue what Jesus started with our urban partners in Philadelphia! For more info on this and other regional mission events, contact Karen Peazzoni.