Posts by Ayiana Porter

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Teen Challenge Transforms Lives with the ‘Jesus Factor’

by Ayiana Porter

WYNCOTE, PA—This year, Teen Challenge will be celebrating its 50th anniversary. The Christian faith-based program focuses on rehabilitating those who struggle with alcohol and drug addiction by pointing them to the One who can break the chains of addiction. Calvary Church’s very own Rick Dodridge has been serving as Teen Challenge director for the Philadelphia […]

Life Lessons From A Winter-Worn Magnolia Tree

by Ayiana Porter

Magnolia trees are my absolute favorite! There’s something ethereal about them at their peak that leaves me completely breathless. Maybe it’s the pretty, pink colors of the blossoms or, perhaps, it’s the fact that they are one of the first trees to come to life after winter’s harsh season. When I see the buds of […]

Calvary’s Children Spend ‘A Night In Bethlehem’

by Ayiana Porter

Click here for the photo gallery from this event >> Parents, children, extended family and friends gathered last weekend for two nights of performances of “A Night In Bethlehem,” Calvary’s 2013 Children’s Christmas Production featuring puppetry, a skit and music, held December 13 and 15 at the church. Approximately 60 children and toddlers participated in […]

Young Adults Serve The Homeless In The Big Apple

by Ayiana Porter

Calvary’s Youth Pastor Devin Blankenbiller and Cristian Simanca led 13 young adults, comprised of members from Calvary Church and Abundant Life Assembly of God in Birdsboro, Pa., on a life-changing weekend mission assignment to serve and minister to the homeless of New York City, November 22-24. Upon arrival at the New York School of Urban […]

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun: MPact’s Annual Sleepover

by Ayiana Porter

I walked into the Church Hall and was greeted with the sound of giggles, the sight of sleeping bags covering the carpeted floor and the scent of nail polish. Calvary’s annual MPact sleepover took place this past Friday, November 1. Approximately 35 girls and eight chaperones gathered to fellowship and enjoy each other’s company outside […]

Giving Ourselves Away In Namibia

by Ayiana Porter

God has moved during this trip in ways that are hard to capture and express in words. Still, I believe it’s important to try. Our team from Calvary Church came to Africa with definite and well laid plans to bless our brothers and sisters in Christ as well as the people in Namibia. While we […]

God Moments in Namibia

by Ayiana Porter

After 28 hours of travel from Wyncote, PA to Otjiwarango, Namibia we finally arrived at Ombili Assemblies of God on Friday, October 4th for our first night of ministry. There we met 4 special women; Rosewitha, Sipporah, Hettie, and Ouma who have been at Ombili faithfully for 3 years despite the lack of attendance from […]

Rangers & MPact Begin Again

by Ayiana Porter

Parents and children made their way to the banquet table set outside of Calvary Church of Wyncote this past Wednesday to greet Children’s Pastor – Joshua Torres and register their children for a new year of Wednesday night classes. While parents signed forms, paid registration fees, and chose the size of their children’s T-shirts, children […]