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 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.
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.
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.