Posts tagged with ‘community service’

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Calvary’s Annual Egg Hunt Draws Thousands

by Cynthia Graham

WYNCOTE, PA—Calvary Church hosted its 12th Annual Egg Hunt that drew a massive crowd estimated at 2,800—the largest the gathering has seen—for a day of family-friendly, pre-Easter fun held last Saturday at Curtis Park. Calvary’s Children’s Pastor, Josh Torres, described the event as an ‘ambassadorship’. “It’s called being good neighbors,” he said. Since its inception […]

Launching Calvary Community Development

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In 2013 we began the journey of what will be called Calvary Community Development (CCD).  Community serving has been a part of our church values for over twelve years.  Now we believe that God is enabling us to take a big step forward in reaching out to our community with God’s love and the good […]

Cookie Jar Chronicles: Calvary’s Nursing Home Ministry Spreads Year ‘Round Cheer

by Cynthia Graham

While the weather outside was frightful this past Sunday, about 40 residents at Northeast Philadelphia’s sprawling Lafayette-Redeemer nursing home gathered inside the facility’s well-appointed activities room for an afternoon of praise, worship and fellowship—a spiritual treat residents have been enjoying for close to a decade, thanks to the dedication of Calvary’s Nursing Home Ministry. In […]

Shedding New Light On Halloween

by Cynthia Graham

One of the nation’s darkest nights got a double dose of light this year when some members of Calvary Church teamed up to “Light the Night” in two local neighborhoods last Thursday. Halloween trick-or-treaters in Casey and Joe Fantuzzo’s Glenside neighborhood as well as in Joy and Rob Schaible’s Jenkintown neighborhood certainly experienced a different […]

When The Steeple Reaches The People

by Cynthia Graham

The vision of which Calvary’s Pastor John Holt speaks is simple—the importance of building relationships with the local community, outside the walls of the church, for the glory of God. Since 2001, Calvary has forged a purposeful effort to remain true to its mission of being outwardly focused and engaged in the local community. In […]

Hope4Philly – A Time Of Harvest!

by Pastor John

During these last three years God used us to break the ground, sow the seed of the Gospel of Jesus, and water it with love and prayers.  We did all this in anticipation of the harvest.  This is the year that we are seeing the beginnings of the harvest in the West Oak Lane community. […]

Calvary Reading Program Kicks Off Fall Session

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This fall, the arms of Calvary Church will once again open to local children and families when the Calvary Program Reading (CPR) gets underway on Saturday, October 12. Spearheaded by Calvary’s Patsy Byrd, the program is committed to empowering young lives to fulfill their greatest potential through literacy and creativity. For six weeks—both in the […]

Popcorn, Cotton Candy & God’s Love

by Jacqueline Brown

Smells of buttery popcorn and sweet cotton candy, along with the cheerful sounds of laughter filled the air as God’s love was spread throughout the community of Glenolden, Pa., last weekend. Calvary Church and Holy Hands Ministry partnered with Pastor Barry Brown of Evangel Assembly of God to assist with a block party-style outreach event […]