From the Rector
Loving as God Loves Us
In this holy season, we are reminded of the greatest gift of all, born in vulnerable human form, Jesus, full of grace and truth. As we have been gifted with the abundance of God's love and forgiveness, so we reflect on ways we give back in Jesus' name.
I wanted to share with you some good news of ways Calvary has determined to give and make a difference in the past year.
Here are ways we administered our nearly $30,000 Outreach Budget his year
, as discerned by the Outreach Team Ministry Leaders:
Interfaith Hospitality Network
- In addition to Calvary providing meals and support in person, our financial gift to IHN helped to supply necessities to families working toward stability including transportation to work, training, and education.
St. Andrew's Food Pantry
- The food pantry coordinator wrote to us that she "did a happy dance" when she received our financial support. They bought a much-needed new freezer, shelving units, and plan to use the remainder to supply urgent food needs as they arise.
In addition to our monthly meal support, Calvary's monetary gift helped to supply welcome and housekeeping kits to residents of the more than 200 men and women receiving supportive housing this past year.
Habitat for Humanity
- We are one in a coalition of Episcopal Churches who pooled $5000 each to fund the rehabilitation of an historic home in Lower Price Hill.
-We once again sponsored an entire year's education for a student in Honduras, and will send a team to Honduras on a service learning trip in Summer 2020 with the designated outreach funds and accumulated 2019 fundraising dollars.