Continuing What Jesus Started

 REGIONAL MISSIONS

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 CALVARY MISSIONS EXISTS TO STRATEGICALLY DEPLOY PEOPLE AND RESOURCES REGIONALLY TO CONTINUE WHAT JESUS STARTED AND HELP OTHERS GROW TO BE LIKE HIM.

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URBAN PRIORITY

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!

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TIMOTEO PARTNERSHIP

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.

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WORTHWHILE WEAR

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!

  • To volunteer at the Urban Toy Store 2019, visit urban toy store.

  • To learn more about the Worthwhile Wear programs or ways you can get involved, visit their website or send an email.

  • To learn more about the Timoteo program or ways you can get involved, visit timoteosports.org or send an email.

  • The Timoteo basketball league is also a great place to volunteer. Check out their website for more info on supporting this program as well.

 
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UPCOMING EVENTS

 

TOY COLLECTION: November 10 - December 15

We are once again partnering with Oxford Circle CCDA and other local churches and organizations in north Philly to set up the Oxford Circle Toy Store! Parents from the partnering communities who are struggling and in need of extra help this holiday season will have the opportunity to sign up to shop for Christmas toys at a minimal cost for their children. 

Drop off your donations Sundays at Calvary through December 15.

  • large boy toys (bikes, large lego sets, hover boards, etc)

  • large girl toys (large dolls, bikes, electronics, etc)

  • small boy toys (balls, cars, legos, etc)

  • small girl toys (barbies, dress-up, kitchen stuff, etc)

  • games, arts & crafts, stocking stuffers, teen gifts, gift cards, sports equipment, etc.

  • please no toys that are war or weapon-themed

We also accept thick wrapping paper (please don’t donate thin wrapping paper), tape, gift bags, batteries (AAA, AA, C, 9 volt), gift tags, and tissue paper. You can also make monetary donations to offset the shopping we have to do during the week.

Sunday, December 15

We'll meet on the stage at Calvary Church Souderton immediately following second service to load up and head down to Oxford Circle to set up the store. You can also meet us at Oxford Circle around 1:00pm to help unload and set up. We should be finished by late afternoon.

Store Hours / Location 

Monday, December 16- Saturday, December 21, 10:00am-7:00pm 

Oxford Circle CCDA- 900 East Howell Street #103  Philadelphia, PA 19149

To volunteer at the Urban Toy Store 2019, visit urban toy store.

For volunteer shifts during the week

Plan on being down at Oxford Circle at the start of your shift. You will connect with Katie, Maggie, or one of the other volunteers running the store. Your responsibilities will be to help parents shop, wrap gifts, or hang out with the children while their parents shop.