Posts tagged with ‘outreach’

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Chosen 300 September Outreach

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Calvary’s compassion ministry was at it again on Wednesday, September 12th, with a group of volunteers sharing the love and good news about Jesus to the homeless in Center City. Our team of 19 was joined by several students from Temple University and a few others from out of town. The choir sang two songs […]

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 […]

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 […]

Calvary’s Young Adult Ministry On The Move

by Cynthia Graham

Calvary’s Young Adult Ministry is alive and well. Having experienced a renewal of vision in late January, the ministry now hosts two small groups: one geared toward 18-24 year olds, facilitated by Jess and Pastor Devin Blankenbiller on Sunday nights, and another group for those in the 25-28 age range, headed by Casey and Joe […]

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 […]

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 […]

Namibia Day 6 – School Assembly, Hospital Visit and Construction!

by Pastor Alex

Monday, October 7th was our first day doing ministry at a school. We went to Dunadas Primary school and were greeted by a group of uniformed children. The team set up equipment and props on the stage and it wasn’t long before we began our ministry. Anakai took a few moments before beginning her dance […]