Pain happens. Illness and loss, injuries, failure, and loneliness are common wounds in our world.
LAY EUCHARISTIC MINISTRIES
Everybody can fall on hard times and the Episcopal church has long dedicated funds to help assist people in the congregation and the surrounding communities who need assistance with gas money, food, train fare, and other occasional needs. These funds come primarily from the open plate offerings on the first Sunday of each month. Additional money may be donated or raised by the congregation specifically for this use. The rector and/or almoner is in charge of distributing and managing these funds.
Love is one thing we definitely aren't in short supply of at Calvary! The Love Fund is to be used for one-time grants to meet emergency and extraordinary needs of the members of the congregation and their households. The Love Fund was set up under Father Castle’s direction, and receives ongoing funding from donations specifically designated for the fund.
AA, AL-ANON, NA
Dealing with addiction or the addictions of family members is terribly trying for everyone involved. Calvary is proud to provide space for those in recovery to meet and benefit from each other's counsel at Calvary.
Need rides to Church?
This ministry provides rides to those who are unable to drive themselves to our weekly worship services, or on occasion, special Calvary events. If you are in need, know someone who is, or want to become a part of this ministry, please contact Hester Bury at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Would a visit help?
Do you know someone who is homebound or hospitalized and might enjoy a visit from someone at Calvary? Are you interested in becoming a visitor for those in need? If you would like to help, or know someone who would like a visit, please contact Ada Carrasco at email@example.com.
Receiving cards in the mail is better than bills!
This ministry sends out loving cards to those who are ill, hospitalized or dealing with difficult life transitions. Stamps and cards can be provided by Calvary if needed. If you know someone who may appreciate a card or you would like to send cards out to others, please contact Lisa Pardue at firstname.lastname@example.org or Carla Castle at email@example.com.
Communion brought to you
Are you, or someone you know, homebound or hospitalized and wish to receive communion? Are you interested in helping serve in this way? Please contact Hester Bury at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wrap someone in prayer
Our prayer blankets comfort those who are ill or hurting. If you know someone in need, or would like to help out with this ministry, please contact Jan Bruesch at email@example.com.
Could a phone call cheer someone up?
Do you know someone who could benefit from a friendly phone call? This ministry is for people who like to check in via phone with those who are ill, hospitalized, homebound or otherwise in need. If you are interested in serving in this way, or know someone who could benefit from a friendly phone call, please contact Carla Castle at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Need prayers or enjoy praying for others?
This ministry is made up of people who feel led by God to pray continuously with or for those in need. If you would like to serve the community through prayer, or know someone who could benefit from Calvary’s prayers, please contact Marilyn Stein at email@example.com.
Food made with love!
This ministry is for people who enjoy making and delivering a meal for those in our community who are in need due to illness or injury. If you know a family or someone who could benefit from this ministry, or would like to serve on this ministry, please contact our office at firstname.lastname@example.org.