Calvary is committed to serving urban centers in our region.
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 rather than being viewed as a group that comes in to fix things and leave. It’s the ongoing relationships that bring us the most joy!
PArtnering with Timoteo
What is Timoteo? At Timoteo we seek to model Jesus in every neighborhood we are connected to. Practically, we live this out by creating a culture of non-violence and brotherhood and sisterhood, teaching young people the Scripture, imitating a posture of prayer, seeking justice through empowerment, creating jobs, providing opportunities for academic excellence, and encouraging others to serve in their communities. Flag Football and Basketball are dynamic team sports that engage young people, not only physically, but also mentally and spiritually. Timoteo is a holistic ministry. Leadership development, responsibility, teamwork, communication, healthy living, and nurturing community are all important character building blocks for a successful future.
Ways you can get involved:
Check the game schedule (www.timoteofootball.com) and support the team as part of the cheering section
Provide after-game snacks for the team
Sponsor a team financially
Volunteer at Scanlon Rec Center to prep ahead of the game or clean up after
Donate $50 gifts cards for the coaches to use for transportation or food costs associated with the team
Get involved in the mentoring side of Timoteo to mentor boys and girls (basketball)
And www.timoteobasketball.com is the website for our basketball league but it doesn't kick off until around October.
PArtnering with Worthwhile wear
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 Plumsteadville 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.
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.
Our thrift stores help to provide sustainability for the programs offered by Worthwhile Wear. In addition, the Freedom Boutique, located inside Pipersville Thrift offers products made by those impacted by human trafficking.
Sporting clays fundraiser
Friday, June 7 starting at 8:30am
Join enthusiasts of all skill levels for a day of sporting clays at the Lehigh Valley Sports Clay just north of Allentown. The day begins with registration & refreshments and ends with a hot lunch & awards after the shoot. Join us for a great fundraiser with prizes, raffles, lucky targets, and much more! Click here for ticket and sponsorship info or contact Worthwhile Wear for more info.
All funds raised through corporate sponsors and individuals attending this event provide the funds needed to offer restorative programs and housing to local survivors of human trafficking through Worthwhile Wear.
Ways you can get involved:
Groups are welcome to help with outdoor landscaping and maintainence projects at The Well.
Volunteers can help out at the thrift stores at checkout and by restocking shelves.
Volunteers can sign up to help at special events and fundraisers.