JOY-Justice and Opportunity for Youth-meets AT CALVARY on Monday nights.
JOY connects with young women and girls in middle school and high school, encouraging healthy relationships and good decision-making skills. JOY strives to build them into leaders in their schools and communities.
Project Legacy-Provides hope, connections and support to youth of color ages 17-24 who are refugees, homeless, formerly gang-involved or recently incarcerated allowing them to transform their lives and become contributing members of our community.
HUNGER AT HOME: GOD WORKING IN OUR NEIGHBORHOOD
As Episcopalians, we are called to "Missio Dei" -- the "sending of God" to help those in need -- as well as to working for peace and justice, and sharing God's love in the world.
"The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field. Go!" (Luke 10:1-3)
Indeed, the harvest is plentiful; and we are ready to work. "Hunger at Home" is Calvary's theme for reshaping our outreach work. The goal is to connect our beloved parish community with local agencies and organization, and partner with those who have been engaged with hunger-related programs to support our neighbors in need.
How do we reach beyond our walls?
Just as Jesus sent the disciples two by two, we also want to go out into our neighborhood two by two, or family by family, and engage with the work that awaits us. Hunger comes in many forms: physical, emotional, spiritual.
To support our neighborhood and those who live in it, we are following two paths.
VOLUNTEER IN HUNGER MINISTRIES
Members of the parish are encouraged to join fellow parishioners in our established hunger ministries with Community Food Response, the Dorothy Day House, JOY and Project Legacy. See more information on the needs in our community, including a list of volunteer opportunities and contacts.
If you'd like to be involved in this work, please contact Rev. Beth or Penny Duffy, the senior warden.
HELP US DISCERN
Calvary is working deliberately and purposefully to discern our long-term connection to serving God's people in our neighborhood. We will explore our gifts, talents, resources and assets, and how we can best utilize them to serve our neighborhood. As we do, we will be talking with those who already engage in this work and those whom we will serve to identify needs and how we might work to meet those needs. We hope to develop a sustainable project that will be the capstone of Calvary's outreach and mission.
Please contact Ellen Sassenberg to express your interest in accepting this call.